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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    .... and produce the Holy Grail Softness! Unfortunately for us humans, our eyes and brain could not perceive such beauty...
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Thank you Emil. This is a very nice picture indeed. The softness is very light but wonderful!
    By the way, did you hand painted the red pattern on the print?
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    It is an intriguing lens indeed. This auction was for an Opale/Saphir lens. You are right about the Opale being a modified tessar. This lens can be set as a tessar (Saphir) or as an anachomatized...
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Boyer Opale 260mm f4.5 + Gitzo shutter US$880 (BIN 223619657158)
    Rodenstock 250mm Imagon for $180 on the local classified (nice linhof box set with color filters)
    I have now to explain to my wife...
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    little favor for OF233 owner

    Hello

    I have an OF233 (~russian aero ektar) without the aperture scale (it is a motorized version). Could a generous OF233 owner send me a scan of the aperture scale?

    The best way to do it is...
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    Thank you Alex! it is indeed the colour of their beak (yellow - black - yellow)
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    Thank you Pali.

    It was a hell of job to make this picture!
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    Thank you Peter! It is indeed.
    Every two years, I have the opportunity to do some fieldwork with seabirds biologists and last time I went with the LF camera....
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8788/28291339463_365eb472f3_b.jpg[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/stormpetrel_geek_mode/]Dominique Filippi, on Flickr
    Buller Albatross , Solander Island,...
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    Re: Hello from Reunion Island

    Bienvenue sur le forum Stéphane


    Signé un français de Nouvelle Zélande
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    Re: Hello from France

    SWIFT is an international bank code, not specifically European. If you have an IBAN, it should do the job.


    Sorry , I should have said "invoice" instead of "tax invoice" ("tax invoice" here in...
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    Re: Hello from France

    I don't see any problem to do an international bank transfer. Send them your bank account number (must be an IBAN + your bank physical address + your bank SWIFT code). The publisher will have to pay...
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    Re: Hello from France

    Bienvenue au club!

    Dominique, un francais du bout du monde.
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    Re: Another new member :)

    Hi Norm

    Good luck with your studies! It is a bit a pity to do an advanced Black&White course with only a 35mm camera. Medium format are very cheap nowadays (if you exclude the super stars:...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    The countdown bag was the first thing I spotted on your picture! I understand your problem. I could neither find a satisfactory solution to carry all my LF gears (linhof 5x7) but this will change as...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Nice camera!
  17. Re: Wellington NZ Silver Foundry - 1rst meeting!

    2nd Wellington Silver Foundry Meeting - Thursday 30th April 19h30
    Meeting point: 19H20 11 Cable St, Level 1, Wellington, New Zealand

    If you are interested, please send me a PM.

    Dom
  18. Re: Question about replacing a Compur shutter with a Copal

    Thank you Corran for your inputs

    Compur 1 + 150mm lens: Apparent diameter ~25.1mm as seen through the front lens cell @ f5.6
    Copal 1 + 150mm: Apparent diameter ~24.9mm as seen through the front...
  19. Question about replacing a Compur shutter with a Copal

    I bought a nice Sironar W 150mm/f5.6 (Sinaron branded) on the devil bay last year. The lens came on a Compur 1 shutter which worked fine since my last hiking in the New Zealand mountain. All the iris...
  20. 2nd Wellington Silver Foundry Meeting - Thursday 30th April 19h30

    Venue to be confirmed

    If you are interested, please send me a PM.

    Dom
  21. Re: Wellington NZ Silver Foundry - 1rst meeting!

    Venue & time:

    The Southern Cross
    39 Abel Smith Street,
    Te Aro,
    Wellington

    Time: Thursday 26/03 8pm-10pm
  22. Re: Wellington NZ Silver Foundry - 1rst meeting!

    Hi David

    Could you please send me a PM with your email address. I will add it to the Silver Foundry event mailing list

    Cheers, Dominique
  23. Re: Wellington NZ Silver Foundry - 1rst meeting!

    Hi welly
    I'm quite sure I met you at one of the first Wellington photography meetup 5 years ago.
    Surprisingly there are least 10 LF photographers in the Wellington region which is a lot...
  24. Re: Wellington NZ Silver Foundry - 1rst meeting!

    As a few of you are not in Wellington during the weekend, the date of the first meeting has been advanced to the Thursday 26th evening
  25. Re: Wellington NZ Silver Foundry - 1rst meeting!

    100 members! Wow, very inspiring indeed!
    Once the Silver Foundry properly settled, we should organise a Trans-Tasman prints exchange!
    I'm certain you will receive a mail from me one day.

    Cheers,...
  26. Re: Wellington NZ Silver Foundry - 1rst meeting!

    Thank you Gary!
    The members might come with a better name.

    Cheers, Dominique
  27. Wellington NZ Silver Foundry - 1rst meeting!

    Film photographers of Wellington, it is time to gather for the first Silver Foundry meeting!

    Uhhh? What is Silver Foundry? Though it does not exist yet and its name is still open to change, it is...
  28. Re: Securing Fresh Supplies of 25 ASA LF Black and White Film

    Is this great idea still alive?

    10x boxes of 5 x 7 = 205.00 €
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    Re: How expensive is 8x10?

    I would go with a 5x7 camera. It is a significant increase in size compared to 4x5. Many good and cheap lenses will cover this format. Film is half price compared to 8x10.
    You can contact print or...
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    Re: This is going to be hard ...

    Got my durst 139 (5x7 enlarger) here in New Zealand for less than NZ$1k. Total cost of my darkroom ~NZ$3k (including stereo, computer, glassware, ph-meter, magnetic stirrer, furniture, chemicals for...
  31. Re: DIY recessed lens board, looking for a solution to connect the shutter release ca

    B&H and Badgergraphic charge $50 for the shipping to New Zealand. Wow!
    I better have to find a fair retailer...
  32. Re: DIY recessed lens board, looking for a solution to connect the shutter release ca

    Thank you all for your quick replies!

    The Kaiser "L" seems too long but I will have a try with the Gepe.
    I have tried some very flexible cable release since my first post and they hardly fit, I...
  33. DIY recessed lens board, looking for a solution to connect the shutter release cable

    Hi all

    I recently made a recessed board for my 5x7 Linhof technika.
    Here is a picture of the lens board with a Super Symmar 110XL.

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7436/12599172314_6629abfc18.jpg...
  34. Thread: 5x7 linhof

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    Re: 5x7 linhof

    Just for info, a 5X7 Technika III was sold for $875 on APUG few days ago (210mm Xenar and linhof tripod included).
  35. Thread: 5x7 linhof

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    Re: 5x7 linhof

    I got my Technika III 5x7 with a nice boyer sapphir lens for $500 2 years ago....
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    Re: Edgar Martins and the ESA

    Thank you for sharing! The pictures are quite amazing!
  37. Re: A proportional LED colour head for Durst 138/139

    Thank you all for your kind comments!

    I will post here all the important information relevant to this DIY head in this thread too.

    Cheers, Dominique
  38. Re: A proportional LED colour head for Durst 138/139

    Unfortunately, I can not find a way to change the thread title.

    Note for the new readers: this is a RGB LED head for B&W printing only.
  39. Re: A proportional LED colour head for Durst 138/139

    You are perfectly right Drew, but this head will be used for B&W printing only. As mentioned in the text, the red channel is only used as a safe light for B&W printing.
    It is technically speaking a...
  40. A proportional LED colour head for Durst 138/139

    Please note, this is a copy of a post I wrote yesterday on the APUG "The smoking solder iron - DIY" group.
    As it might be of some interest for LF DIYers, I would like to share this project on the...
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