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    Re: Coverage of 19 inch Red Dot Artar?

    Yes and verified. Many years ago, Morely Baer's lenses were on consignment sale at Calumet San Francisco. None of Morely's lenses were beauty puffs, they were ALL nicely used with the passage of...
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    Re: Sinar F2 Vs Sinar Norma (4x5)

    Arca Swiss and Sinar were related in the beginnings of Sinar. Think the story goes, Koch needed to get the initial design built, It was the Oswald family that took on the Sinar design, produced it...
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    Re: Sinar F2 Vs Sinar Norma (4x5)

    Except the F, F+, F1, F2 4x5 rear standard has a bump together issues with the Horseman rotary roll film back. See post# 15.


    Bernice
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    Re: Sinar F2 Vs Sinar Norma (4x5)

    Horseman rotary roll film back works in the Landscape position on the Sinar F2, F, F1, F+ and ...
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    Does NOT work in the Portrait position due to interference with the lower area of the F...
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    Re: Sinar F2 Vs Sinar Norma (4x5)

    Horseman roll film rotary back does work on the 4x5 Sinar P rear in both Landscape and Portrait position. The HRFB must be oriented in this direction.

    Ground glass in Landscape viewing position....
  6. Re: New here, new to LF, strongly considering a Wista

    Like this, previously mentioned.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8kJvBtCE5g&t=360s

    and:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvzawzszo7A&t=236s


    If yes, why consider a light weight field folder...
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    Re: Sinar F2 Vs Sinar Norma (4x5)

    This is a Horseman rotating roll film back on a Sinar Norma. These Horseman rotating roll film backs fits the standard 2x3 Graphic Lock style backs that are made by Horseman and many others. These...
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    Re: Sinar F2 Vs Sinar Norma (4x5)

    If you're planning to use a 6x7 or similar roll film back on a view camera, know the lens focal length is not the same as 4x5 or 6x9 or similar for a given visual perspective. Example, 90mm "normal...
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    Re: Sinar F2 Vs Sinar Norma (4x5)

    There is ZERO "classic" with or about a Sinar Norma, F, F+, F1, F2, P, P2, X and all their variants, they are modular designs that simply work with ease of modularity to adapt the Sinar to virtually...
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    Re: They say to start with 4x5, but...

    More than just film flatness, camera alignment, camera stability or movement of any kind become non-linear difficult as the sheet film size goes up.

    Stopping the lens down as the film format size...
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    Re: Coverage of 19 inch Red Dot Artar?

    19" Goerz APO artar is a classic and excellent "tele" for 8x10. Easily covers 8x10 at infinity with more than adequate camera movements. The classic partner is a 12" f6.8 Dagor and 14" Kodak...
  12. Poll: Re: Seeking 4x5 Lens Advice - Which Lens To Keep - Fujinon Or Nikkor 150mm 5.6

    Surface appearance of beauty is not a good or rational reason to get married to any lens (or camera) as functionality and image results of any lens is more than surface deep.

    Dealing with lenses...
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    Re: They say to start with 4x5, but...

    Yes on 8x10 contact prints. 8x10 B&W contact prints are far more special when made from 8x10 negatives created by Soft Focus lenses.

    In many ways 8x10 film for projected prints works against image...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Thanks Alan :)

    Bernice
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    Re: Reasons for using reversal film?

    The photochemical color print process is complex and in many ways a world of it's own. This was one of the reasons why back in the color film centric days specialist labs that did BIG color prints...
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    Re: Negative Supply LM1 incident meter

    That meter they are working would have a nice niche market place if they produced a version specific to the needs of wet/dry plate photographers. It would make their life easier and they would sell a...
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    Re: Negative Supply LM1 incident meter

    How difficult would it be to take some silicon sensor based light meter, remove it's spectral compensation filter, replace it with a spectral filter that better fits the needs of wet / dry plate ?
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    Re: They say to start with 4x5, but...

    Matter of time before some _?_ introduces a three color_three solid state imager camera. It has been done before in the video world. Why this has not happened yet in the current digital camera world...
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    Re: They say to start with 4x5, but...

    Gonna take a LOT more than 300MP to equal film done proper. Then there is the digital color question. Mandated by the current crop of single imager cameras with a Bayer array to produce color. From...
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    Re: They say to start with 4x5, but...

    Microscope used yes, but not a good one and a lash up at that. That outfit does not have the optical performance required to reveal what is on film.
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    Wild/ Leica M420 specifically...
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    Re: They say to start with 4x5, but...

    YES, or why the experience of view camera image making is a LOT more than just all those irrelevant things like "sharpness" and such that is often so admired by Fotographers. Been bitten by all that,...
  22. Poll: Re: Seeking 4x5 Lens Advice - Which Lens To Keep - Fujinon Or Nikkor 150mm 5.6

    Essentially yes, they are mostly sharpness-resolution equalized at f22 if their design and production was consistent and good.

    Knowing this manufactures ended up with differences in contrast and...
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    Re: They say to start with 4x5, but...

    Why view camera sheet film, Why 8x10?
    How can or might this sheet film format improve your image goals and intent?

    What needs to be appreciated and fully understood, Sharper, Snappier and all...
  24. Poll: Re: Seeking 4x5 Lens Advice - Which Lens To Keep - Fujinon Or Nikkor 150mm 5.6

    Modern Nikkor view camera lenses often produce higher perceived contrast than the others. This might results in the perception of a "sharper" image, in reality the actual "sharpness" is no different...
  25. Poll: Re: Seeking 4x5 Lens Advice - Which Lens To Keep - Fujinon Or Nikkor 150mm 5.6

    At f22, diffraction begins to bite out of any possible optical performance advantage due to diffraction and ability to correct optical issues by design. Essentially, Nature imposes it's way with no...
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    Re: Reasons for using reversal film?

    Gotta agree with Drew on this. Specially, "to really understand how a given film and paper respond to your vision, or else how to bend your own expectations to the native characteristics of the media...
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    Re: Negative Supply LM1 incident meter

    No flash metering of light or color temperature as advertised ?

    Recently got a Kenko KFM-2200, does incident and 1 degree spot, ambient (dome or flat diffuser, this lesser appreciated feature IS...
  28. Poll: Re: Seeking 4x5 Lens Advice - Which Lens To Keep - Fujinon Or Nikkor 150mm 5.6

    Which version Fujinon 150mm f5.6, as there were two and variants as this basic design was made for decades.
    The inside lettering version advertised a larger image circle (Fuji page previous posted...
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    Re: Pet Pictures, Any Format.

    Krissy nap.

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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Kodak Tri-X expired 1998, processed in HC110 with narry a care, scanned with narry a care.
    Canon F1-AE, 20mm @ f2.8

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    Bernice
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Kodak Tri-X expired 1998, processed in HC110 with narry a care, scanned with narry a care.
    Canon F1-AE, 80-200 f4L zoom.

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    Bernice
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Kodak Tri-X expired 1998, processed in HC110 with narry a care, scanned with narry a care.
    Canon F1-AE, 80-200 f4L zoom.

    217719


    Bernice
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Kodak Tri-X expired 1998, processed in HC110 with narry a care, scanned with narry a care.
    Canon F1-AE, 80-200 f4L zoom.

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    Bernice
  34. Poll: Re: Seeking 4x5 Lens Advice - Which Lens To Keep - Fujinon Or Nikkor 150mm 5.6

    They would be nearly identical_same. Shutters accuracy, functional aspects, wear from being used are FAR more important than brand.

    Pick your preferred brand tribal loyalty then move on. None of...
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    Re: Used Norman 200b

    Fixing up a Norman 200c.

    This is the later version of the time proven reliable Norman 200b. This 200c was part of a group of Norman strobe system bits. Inside the 200c battery compartment was a...
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    Re: Reasons for using reversal film?

    Much to do with the color lithographic printing process. Back in those days color printing began with color separated half tone negatives. These were easier to make from color transparency film...
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    Re: Used Norman 200b

    "Super Batteries" much about marketing from decades ago when the high capacity (then) sub C size ni-cad batteries appeared on the market. These were made by Sanyo (Japan) and were the first high...
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    Re: A large-format laugh from Matt Marrash

    Much the same applies to the entire group of hand held 4x5 press camera including the often coveted Linhof Technika.


    Bernice
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    Re: Reasons for using reversal film?

    Better question, what are your image goals and what are the images intended to be small-large-whopper size, photochemical process or digital file printed, web based viewing only or book printing or...
  40. Re: Stumped on cause of evident light "leak"

    Fully extend the bellows to it's slightly beyond max before doing the flash light test in a darkened room. Light leaky bellows are most common at the corners and frame joints.

    Bernice
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