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  1. Re: Disinfecting Film, Cameras and other Photographic Equipment from Viruses

    This might be of interest.
    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200327-can-you-kill-coronavirus-with-uv-light
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    Re: Tripod head for Cambo SC

    Cambo did make a double length clamp for the SC.
  3. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    Jeff, I don't want this to be passed by; An excellent portrait. Just one quibble. If you are going for a central composition crop the left a bit.
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    Re: Why are all of my photos soft?

    But it will be great for soft focus portraits now.
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    Re: Why are all of my photos soft?

    Or print a sharp picture from your Nikon and then scan it.
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    Re: Hollywood Lighting

    Mark A. Vieira
    https://www.markavieira.com/bio
    and yes this is a must purchase, Hollywood Portraits: Classic Shots and how to Take Them : Photographs from the Kobal Collection written by Roger...
  7. Re: The Wisner convertible classic 8X10 camera (review)

    The camera may (or may not) have the camera on the tracks backwards. Mine came set for the smaller hinged base section to fold out from the front. The measuring of extension then numbers from the...
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    Re: My hyper-confused self and the f-stop

    I don't quite understand you. Do you mind rephrasing? Sorry :

    If the wall is a constant and the lens f stop is a constant, then the variable of what your light meter says is different in your two...
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    Re: My hyper-confused self and the f-stop

    Your fifth paragraph is where things fall down, because your assumption of a averaging and variable metering system which cannot be a correct value for consistancy in exposure in both your examples...
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    Re: Lock 'n Load (practical)

    I let the curled film run between my pinkie (towards me) and ring (away from me) fingers just below the reel.
    And yes, clip the leading corners to round them off, a 45 degree clip of about 1/8 inch...
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    Re: Describe a style for me

    This advise is all bang on. I think my failures are twofold. Firstly I think the subject matter has to be large enough to have substantial areas of tone. My attempts at doing this with a large wall...
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    Describe a style for me

    There is presently a thread on PHotrio ( https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/pulling-film-for-more-grey-tones-instead-of-filters-used-in-printing.173653/#post-2258985) that has moved me to finally...
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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    To see the family similarities, this is one of the 10th generation of North Americans descending from Deacon Edmund Rice who arrived from England in 1638. I say North Americans because for some...
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    Re: Using a recessed lensboard backwards

    Deardorff made a box exactly for this, so yes, although lips and insets would need to match.
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    Re: Stainless Steel Sink & Oxidation / Rust?

    Rust Check Rust Converter (phosphoric acid) on rust has the effect of blueing gun metal and stops rust from further formation. I use this on my poor kitchen sink stainless steel when i leave...
  16. Re: My Method of Making Bellows Compensation Tables, including a math utility

    Yes, I suppose so, but I wondered if there was something else to it.
  17. Re: The greatest fashion photographer you’ve never heard of

    A few notes from a book of portraits that I have collected and published that are on topic (at least a bit).
    Thirty-four percent of Viennese photographers were Jewish and, three quarters of the...
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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    When i had my cataracts done I had infinity focus as a replacement (like most) despite having spent my lifetime in your situation. I had and still have a rotten time close up and still use the...
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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    Interesting to hear from someone who opted for close up cataract replacement. I presume you need glasses for far away. Has this been a good choice for you?
    One thing you might consider is a +4 power...
  20. Re: My Method of Making Bellows Compensation Tables, including a math utility

    How so, for bellows compensation?
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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    Kind of you to say.
    Thanks
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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    Edmund Rice (c. 1594 – 3 May 1663) landed in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in summer or fall of 1638 leaving Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. I am one of 2.7 million descendants. Amazingly, of all the...
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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    ?as in not actual?
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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    I second the motion for Professional Portrait Lightings by Charles Abel. I have two copies for my retirement fund although they have dropped a bit in cost, damn.
    I am taking the liberty of...
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    Re: Arca Swiss Mounting Plate and Ritter 8x10

    Also something like this
    https://www.jobu-design.com/Surefoot-NXM--Multi-Position-55_p_29.html

    will prevent rotation with its shelf on one end.
  26. Re: My Method of Making Bellows Compensation Tables, including a math utility

    Nine inch lensboards are making a comeback!
  27. Thread: 8x10 Progress

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    Re: 8x10 Progress

    Kent, I too liked the long lens and I found the 2D was just not up to heavier glass up front. I used blocks of wood under the lens to supplement the brass toothed rise mechanism and also maybe...
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    Re: 508mm f/7 ILEX lenses

    Pretty sure that is a misprint and the copy editors just got into the rhythm of 6.3 and forgot the 500mm was the exception at f7.
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    Re: DOF on 8x10 vs. 4x5?

    I don't think you have muddied the water, but I would add, in your scenario of same lens and position, is that the prints must also be the same ratio size as 4x5 is to 8x10 so that the end result...
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    Re: 508mm f/7 ILEX lenses

    Page 22
    https://www.cameraeccentric.com/static/img/pdfs/calumet_2.pdf
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    Re: 508mm f/7 ILEX lenses

    Credit where credit is due.
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    Re: 508mm f/7 ILEX lenses

    That was my conclusion too; the small third reflection was so small I did not see it the first two times I looked.
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    Re: 508mm f/7 ILEX lenses

    I have two of these 508mm Ilex-Calumet Caltars. one with serial number in the one hundreds and one in the four thousands. While there are superficial differences in the Universal Synchro shutter's...
  34. Re: New Book: Eleventyone Portraits 1841 to 1950

    A very early August Sander on page 154 and page 155
    200523
  35. Re: Check Your Ground Glass ~ Film Holders for Registration! Simple, Important and F

    The good news for portraits is that something is going to be in focus.
  36. Re: Kodak Eastman View 2D: Extension Rail fitting?

    Makes you wonder whether this is a 2D extension at all, which makes me wonder if you are sure the tracks are correct even after you get it mated. You can wind the back right off your camera; there...
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    Re: Post y'ur Pinkham & Smith Pics!

    I meant the subjects of the portraits were those ages.
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    Re: What am I doing wrong?! Mounting Copal 3

    You are getting a lot of contradictory advice. If that ring that you show in the second image is threaded and fits the threads of the lens, then that is a retaining ring that holds the lens. The...
  39. Re: Mystery Carl Zeiss Lens - Anyone know what this is?

    Focal length is the Fstop times the measured diameter of the aperture (from the front) at that Fstop. I think so anyway. Assuming the shutter is labelled correctly.
  40. Re: soft focus adjustment on a Velostigmat Series II f/4.5

    Depends on what you are looking for. a lot of the effect is actually just a change in focus and mostly if you refocus after changing the soft focus you are back to the original image. BUT there is a...
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