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    Re: Preferred Format, and why?

    What an excellent observation to make. I sure agree.
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    Re: Preferred Format, and why?

    Tuan Luong has mentioned that he likes the 5x7 format. When I saw his book, Treasured Lands, I could see why. 5x7 gives that little extra dimension to his really beautiful photographs.

    Perhaps I...
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    Re: Preferred Format, and why?

    I've often thought of using 5x7, but cropping the negative to a 4x5 aspect ratio. (So, 5x6.25.) Effective area of 27.5 sq-in, versus about 17.25 printable area for 4x5. That's an increase in area...
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    Preferred Format, and why?

    What is your preferred format in which to photograph, and why?

    Thinking about it, I would have to say that mine is 4x5.

    I have others: medium format, 5x7, and 8x10. But, there's something...
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    Re: Favorite for color and b+w?

    I let our Lab in Portland run 4x5 sheet film just as they process all their films.

    Perhaps the the interaction of which you're thinking occurs when you need to optimize individual sheets?

    For...
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    Very nice image.
  7. Re: Would you be interested in a large scale QR platform

    The above is OK for 8x10. Even then, the 4"x4" Manfrotto plates are hard to find.

    More related to the original query, I think there's a need for a larger quick release system for ULF cameras. ...
  8. Re: Would you be interested in a large scale QR platform

    How about the Linhof quick release system? It doesn't slide in the Arca System, but it grips in a similar fashion. One could maybe attach a larger plate to the quick release portion.

    I used...
  9. Re: High Magnification Loupe for Ground Glass?

    Thanks for the input.

    10x is good; it's almost 50% greater magnification than what I have.

    But if someone knows of a higher magnification that would work for a g.g. application, I'd...
  10. High Magnification Loupe for Ground Glass?

    I'd appreciate recommendations for a high magnification loupe for a finely ground, ground glass that I've been using. (Actually, it's not glass, it's plastic.) I've been using a Nikon 7x loupe on...
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    Re: Nikkor M 450 F9 - Question

    I'm with Drew on this. It may be good marketing to make 8x10 cameras lighter and lighter. But, I think some of those cameras have inherent limitations.

    A 450 M worked just fine with the 8x10...
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    Re: Nikkor M 450 F9 - Question

    The best response would be from someone who owns the same camera. I can only speak to the lens.

    Another consideration that's additional to weight is focal length. At a point in time, I owned...
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    Re: Nikkor M 450 F9 - Question

    I've owned a Nikon 450mm M, and it's a terrific lens. Very sharp, it's multi-coated, and it has a large image circle.

    Compared to similar focal lengths, it is not a heavy lens. If I thought that...
  14. Re: Performance Between Apo Symmar and Apo Symmar-L?

    Thanks everyone for the responses.

    Peres' post not withstanding, the person to whom I referred may have been thinking of a Symmar-S lens.

    In a 150mm focal length, if the -L lens has greater...
  15. Re: What size paper do you print the most? What's the biggest print you've made?

    8x10
  16. Performance Between Apo Symmar and Apo Symmar-L?

    Is there really that much of a performance difference between Apo-Symmar and an Apo-Symmar-L lenses?

    I heard that the former used some sort of radioactive component that was eliminated in the...
  17. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    I think that it's not just what any client will pay. It's what the client who's willing to pay the most will pay.
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    Re: 210mm f/5.6 - Rodenstock or Nikkor?

    I took both of the John Sexton Expressive Black and White Print workshops. Both were great.

    During one of them, John mentioned that Ansel Adams had requested a test be conducted that compared...
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    Re: Anyone Recognize this camera?

    How about a Kodak. I forget the model number; but, I had a Kodak that looked similar.
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    Re: Recessed Lens Board - Needed or Not?

    It depends on the 4x5. What do you have? (Make and model.)

    If a flatbed, probably. If a rail camera, maybe not.
  21. Re: When did decent wide angles show up? [lens history question]

    I liked Will's scale for affordable. Perhaps there's something like that in the scientific literature for levels of decency.
  22. Re: When did decent wide angles show up? [lens history question]

    So, when did the wide-angle Dagor come about? That was considered a "decent" lens then, and I think now. I could find no mention of it in Kingslake.
  23. Re: When did decent wide angles show up? [lens history question]

    I think that an operative word in this discussion is "decent." Not being any kind of an expert, I've been reading A History of the Photographic Lens [R.Kingslake].

    There were some designs...
  24. Re: When did decent wide angles show up? [lens history question]

    I don't think that there's really a problem with an OP setting a boundary condition on new thread. It helps to avoid responders going into detail on topics in which the OP has no interest.
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    I'll be it's nice for making portraits.
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    Re: Some B&W Interiors...

    I'm inspired. These are very nice, interior photographs.
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    Re: Bellows size for Wista SP

    The bellows occasionally come up on EBay; even the bag bellows. (Though, it takes a while.)
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    Re: Hello from NW Oregon

    I'm game.

    Do you get to the Portland area very often?

    Or Corvallis? (I'm an Oregon State alumni.)
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    Re: Hello from NW Oregon

    Nice to have you on board.
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    Re: info on 4x5 Sinar copy camera?

    Getting a little off track, I use the original 4x5 F clamp for my Norma cameras. This clamp does not permit any kind of tilt. If I want to tilt a camera, I can use the tripod head.
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    Re: Apo-Componon HM optimisation range

    Do you have some particular focal length in mind?
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    Re: info on 4x5 Sinar copy camera?

    No copy camera is going to be perfect. But, I think the idea was, they're going to be reliably close enough. The fact that the Linhof in the photo was designed and marketed suggests that there was...
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    Re: info on 4x5 Sinar copy camera?

    Somewhere in my domain I have a Sinar system book that probably has a photo of their copy camera. When I find it, I will post a photo.

    In the meantime, I have a Sinar 4x5 rear standard that has...
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    Re: Schneider Optics Data Sheets?

    Thanks. That does have many of the tech reports.
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    Schneider Optics Data Sheets?

    I see where the Schneider Optics site has disappeared. (The site automatically reverts to the German site. Does anyone know of an alternate source for the lens datasheets that were on that site?
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    This is a really neat image.

    Had I been presented with this scene, I might have determined that it had too much contrast, or was too dark and moved on. But by controlling the highlights, and in...
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    Very nice image.
  38. Re: Should the price in For Sale threads be undeletable after the sale is completed?

    I think there's much to be gained by keeping it simple. The FS/FT forum is a listing service, period. By it's nature, such a listing is public, and I think it's reasonable to have a framework...
  39. Re: What portable lighting equipment do you use when your shoot portraits outside stu

    A long time ago, I took a workshop from Norman McGrath, Photographing Buildings Inside and Out. I was interested in lighting, and I asked him what he would use, if he were beginning again.

    He...
  40. Re: CBS Sunday News Macro Coin Photography Large Format

    I think that this adds value . . .

    It explores the art on currency in a way that we might not otherwise be aware. Personally, I've always taken the art on currency for granted. Not anymore.
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