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    Re: Exposure latitude with 4x5

    Reciprocity adjustment is film specific, and the most reliable information is from the reciprocity charts from the manufacturer. Assume any app or second hand information is incorrect until you've...
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    Re: Newbie looking for 1st 4x5 in Tokyo

    Here are a couple of shops where you can find used large format gear in Tokyo:
    Sanpou Camera near Gakugai Daigaku, my favorite shop for high quality bargains. Always has a couple of 4x5 cameras,...
  3. Thread: Feisol Review

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    Re: Feisol Review

    I use a Feisol 3441T and love it.

    Keep in mind though that Feisol builds their tripods differently from Gitzo. Feisol is using legs of bigger diameter but with thinner walls. This results in more...
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    Re: Large Format vs Medium Format Digital

    Thank you, and those assisting, for another interesting comparison. Well executed as always!

    I'm not very surprised about the digital vs film part (although seeing how well resolution holds up on...
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    Re: Mac Mini Server QuadCore - Use as a Desktop?

    I'd want an SSD in there for sure. The move from HDD to SSD alone feels like a much bigger speed boost than CPU/GPU/memory upgrades.

    I don't think I could go back to a system where Photostop CS5...
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    Re: Scanning via DSLR--any updates?

    I think there is going to be more interest in this type of scanning as drum scanners and high end flatbeds break down or wear out.

    My Epson is nice for 4x5 but isn't giving me everything from my...
  7. Re: Attention Chamonix Owners -- Front Standard Placement

    You only have to figure it out once, then remember (or make a note on the lens board :) ).

    As for figuring it out, it is up to you. It will depend on what lenses you use, and how close you need to...
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    Re: any one know a good free image re-sizer for mac?

    One thing to keep in mind is that there is lots of software that does not resize images correctly. The problem is that they are not gamma-aware so they alter the brightness of the image by...
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    Looking towards Shinjuku, Tokyo.

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6041/6293015734_02ef43f62f_b.jpg

    Chamonix 045N-2
    Fujinon A-240/9
    Kodak Ektar 100

    Bigger version available at:...
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    Re: 150 and 210 lens angle of view

    You can easily see the difference by cropping a shot you have taken with your 150mm lens. Crop an area with a the same aspect ratio and a 4.6" (sqrt(4^2 + 5^2)/(210/150)) diagonal from a shot with a...
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    Re: Metal non-folding cameras?

    While I have not been shooting for long, I'm not just starting out. I've been shooting LF for about 1.5 years and have had two cameras before my Chamonix 4x5, a Crown Graphic and a MPP Mk7. I was not...
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    Re: Metal non-folding cameras?

    I think this is a conscious choice from the camera builders. How could they keep selling me "almosts" if they'd build my ideal camera?

    Concerning monorails (Sinar F, Graphic View etc), yes I'm...
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    Re: Metal non-folding cameras?

    Thanks for all the replies!

    Many great cameras suggested, but it does not seem like a the camera I had hoped for exists (it would essentially be the linked Frica plus rear rise, or rear tilt so...
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    Metal non-folding cameras?

    Non-folders have caught my interest, as cameras more suited to urban photography than my Chamonix. Being rather small and setting up nearly instantly are requirements, and not a lot of bellows...
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    Re: Is my Linhof Master worth fixing?

    Personally I'd probably try to sell it in its current condition (unless you can get a refund from the eBay seller of course). I had a bad experience where I bought a TLR for a "bargain" price, spent...
  16. Re: Need a lens for the Sinar Alpina (landscapes and portraits)

    A 135mm lens would be shorter than what most people use for portraits, more common choices would be something around 180-240mm. Lenses for landscape are anything from 47mm to 600mm, but I'd say the...
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    Re: Another chinese 8x10 camera

    Seems like a rather interesting lineup, can't see why they'd be called copies any more than a lot of American/European/Japanese cameras. The metal non-folding 4x5 for wides looks nice, I've been...
  18. Thread: Lens Convergence?

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    Re: Lens Convergence?

    Not only the best solution, it is also the only solution for getting a negative without vertical convergence. The 90mm Angulon does give a fair bit of rise at F32 with corner sharpness suffering,...
  19. Thread: Lens Convergence?

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    Re: Lens Convergence?

    To me it looks like you did not have the camera level when taking the shots.

    Correcting for convergence is easy. Use a level to make sure your camera back standard is level (left to right) and...
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    Re: Newbie, jumping in with Arca Swiss

    Welcome!

    Regarding what lenses you can use with the AS lens boards, the number in the shutter name stands for the size, and these are pretty much standardized. You will most likely be looking at...
  21. Re: What do you call lenses that can focus like this?

    That Komura 90/6.3 is a retrofocus design, one of very few such lenses for large format. Non-retrofocus wides, which is the norm for large format lenses, suffer much less from field curvature.
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    Re: Limitations of Scanner + Taking Lens

    It is not just a question of detail being resolved or not, it is also a matter of contrast. The Epson flatbeds will only resolve 36lp/mm at high contrast. The lens that resolves 60lp/mm (as say, a...
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    Re: What the...lens takes two dives in one day!

    I have the same camera and tried to see if I could make the lens board pop out of the camera, but there is absolutely no way to get the lens board out of the camera with the locking tabs in the...
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    Re: Best Non-Digital LF Lens with Digital Backs

    The HR Digaron-S 23/5.6 has a 70mm image circle, in other words, a focal length of about 33% of its image circle. It covers 112 degrees, while the SA 47/5.6 covers 105 degrees.

    Edit: and none of...
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    Re: Best Non-Digital LF Lens with Digital Backs

    For people buying 40k$ digital backs and 10k$ lenses, I think it is pretty safe to assume that resolution and massive print size potential is the goal. There is no "need" of a sharper lens in the...
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    Re: Best Non-Digital LF Lens with Digital Backs

    There is a very real problem when using digital sensors together with non-retrofocus wide lenses, and that is color shift. Instead of going though one color filter then hitting a sensel, the light...
  27. Thread: Linhof

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    Re: Linhof

    Rich detail in the negative will come from proper technique and a sharp lens. I'd recommend getting a camera that allows exercising good technique easily, such as a geared monorail, and a great lens....
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    Re: Post your vacation photos!

    I think you will forget how heavy that was long before you stop enjoying those photos! I like the first one in particular.

    I have not yet tried taking vacation photos with my 4x5. I'm going to the...
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    Re: What was your first lens?

    The first LF lens I had was included with my Crown Graphic, a 135/4.7 Optar. The first lens I chose to buy was a Fujinon NW-125/5.6.
  30. Re: Differences Between the "Look" of Film & Digital Capture?

    In the shots with light trails, yes I do believe that effect is part of the look. Other film properties also play in, like the non-linear response in the highlights which leads to compression and...
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    Thanks!

    Yes, for that one shot I did use Photoshop perspective adjustments. I usually do not need to do that, but the image circle of the SWD-75/5.6 was not large enough to fit the entire building...
  32. Re: Differences Between the "Look" of Film & Digital Capture?

    I agree with most of your post, but regarding the "empty space" of digital sensors, that is not a major concern any more. Modern sensors have fill factors of 90%, which means 90% of the area is...
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    Took this in Tokyo earlier this summer. The Shiodome City Center building in Tokyo:

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6198/6030747646_d2abc4382f_b.jpg

    Chamonix 045N-2
    Fujinon SWD-75/5.6
    Kodak...
  34. Thread: 65mm vs 75mm lens

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    Re: 65mm vs 75mm lens

    Go with a Nikkor SW 65/4. You can always crop slightly for the field of view you'd get with a 75mm. At F4 it is faster than any 75mm lens so the ground glass is nice and bright, and precise focusing...
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    Thanks!

    Indeed, I've run out of Optima 100. I'm finding Ektar 100 to produce excellent results, but for me it requires more post processing than other films to get the look I want. With most films...
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    I took a bunch of urban night shots in Tokyo this summer. I'll be uploading them all to my Flickr account in the "Big Tokyo" set, 4 are uploaded so far.

    Here is one:...
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    Re: Developing problem, bad film, or something else?

    Thanks again to all who have contributed ideas!

    I took one sheet of film out from the box and inspected it with a loupe. I can not see any defects. The problem on the developed negatives is easily...
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    Re: Proper setup? Sinaron 80mm digital lens

    The lens can be focused at any distance, provided the camera is capable of holding the lens at the required distance.

    The 37-141cm application range only indicates the distances for which the lens...
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    Re: Developing problem, bad film, or something else?

    Sorry, I was not clear about this. I do not develop color film myself.
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    Re: How to photograph in dark?

    Focusing is not too bad, using flashlights, laser pointers, and light sources in the scene.

    Composing is the difficult part, especially when using wide lenses. I sometimes only try to identify...
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