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    Re: Exact Full Plate Image Dimensions?

    Thank you Gary - this is what I needed! And I do realize that image dimensions/holder dimensions may vary slightly for holders of different vintages and/or different manufacturers.

    Again...it...
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    Re: Exact Full Plate Image Dimensions?

    no...but its typical that the actual image dimensions for LF are appx. 1/4 inch less than full film dimensions, and I'm wondering if this is also true for full plate.
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    Exact Full Plate Image Dimensions?

    I've been getting just a bit intrigued with full plate (6.5x8.5) lately...and am thinking that it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to adapt my Zone VI series II enlarger to this format.

    My...
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    Re: Goerz Dagor SV?

    ...my thought exactly! I did own a Swiss made Goerz lens a few years back...a Blue-Dot Trigor that (at least my version) was beyond phenomenal!
  5. Re: 4x5 Screen comparison (Intrepid, Chamonix, Maxwell)

    Yup...would have been good to have thrown a Wista screen into the above mix. I own a Wista screen and think its great...but at the end of the day I do prefer my Maxwell's!
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    Re: Goerz Dagor SV?

    And now (wait for it...) - any knowledge of the 150 SV's performance characteristics?
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    Goerz Dagor SV?

    There is currently a Goerz Dagor SV (150mm 5.6) lens in the FS section...that I really have no intention of purchasing, but am very interested to know more about. Apparently Swiss-made, and...
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    Re: Alignment workflow (architechture)

    Don't start by looking at the building. Instead, first completely level the tripod head/camera base. Then bring the standards into parallel with each other, and ascertain that the lens is on axis...
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    Re: Post Photos of YOURSELF with your camera

    Cropped Iphone pic - taken by my wife last Sept., which she's titled "Star Island Cliff Dweller"
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Funny thing I encountered while photographing saguaros...on a clear, bright, absolutely still day - was that every few seconds some of them would "resonate" for a few seconds at a time, the...
  11. Re: Has anyone here done three-color photography on B/W with a Speed Graphic or simil

    Bryan those are amazing!

    Another good resource (understatement of the year, he is a walking encyclopedia)...for both tri-color and dye transfer - is James Browning in Lebanon, NH. I've known...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Made this image years ago...jumped over the border fence for this! 200534
    Saguaro, Mexico. Early DIY 5x7 woody, 210 Sironar-N, Orange filter, FP4 (early version) ABC pyro

    Love that Unicorn, by...
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    Re: Marble caverns

    How deep is the water? If you can stay calm, it may be possible to simply sink the tripod legs to the solid bottom of the lake...with the camera (and focus screen or viewfinder) set at a convenient...
  14. Re: Paul Caponigro in Carmel, CA for lecture on February 8, 2020, 3-5 pm

    I studied with Paul in the early '80's...and participated in a group show (with panel discussion) with he and other photographers four years ago. Was so nice to see how well Paul had aged - he...
  15. Re: For macro lenses on 4x5in cameras, what focal length is most useful?

    ...but for your goals and purposes - and considering your model of camera (bellows length-related) I'd recommend something in the range of 120 as a minimum, 180 as a maximum. Delving a bit more into...
  16. Re: For macro lenses on 4x5in cameras, what focal length is most useful?

    55mm Micro Nikkor lens...reversed, on a Crown Graphic. Watch movement (following the "watch" theme) floating on water surface-tension after water sprinkled with aluminum powder:

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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Bryan your black and white waterfall is stunning. The fact that the fall's are centered in the image and yet it works so perfectly. Such delicately defined tonalities - would love to see this print...
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    Re: A D-76 observation---any guesses?

    Between this news and the recent Pyrocat "issue," I'm seriously thinking that I may start mixing absolutely everything from scratch.
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    Re: A D-76 observation---any guesses?

    Its been a long time since I've used D-76...and I'm thinking I might try it again soon.

    Back in the day, the only time I'd gotten black flecks is when, for a brief period of time, I'd been...
  20. Re: The Jazz Loft according to W. Eugene Smith

    Such an amazing era...another reminder that I was born twenty years too late!
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    Re: LPL 4550XL + Heiland LED Explainer?

    Going on three years with my Heiland LED VC unit (Zone 6 series 2 enlarger), and must say that this has been one of the best darkroom investment I've ever made. Consistent, efficient, absolutely...
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    Re: Question for sinar norma owners

    I am not a Norma owner...but am very familiar with the inherent cross-interference problems with coaxial focus locks. Sounds to me like there may either be an abundance of age-thickened grease which...
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    Re: Dark Cloth 4x5

    I have a very old, now (very unfortunately) mouse-eaten dark cloth which was extremely lightweight and compactable. Best feature was that its texture and tones (light gray one side, silky black...
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    Re: William Garnett Aerial Photographs

    Garnett is one of my early heroes. He could pilot a plane as he photographed with a 4x5 over his shoulder - having figured out the precise angle and point of vantage, the precise time of day to be...
  25. Re: Bergger new lower pricing for 2020 and Introducing Bergger PrintFilm

    Thank you for introducing the Print Film! Now I need to re-dissolve that old, crystallized bottle of PT/PD solution I've had kicking around for years - and build a proper UV lightbox!
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    Re: Dark Cloth 4x5

    Alan...I have a 4x diopter set (had to order these from my eyeglass place - cost 12 dollars) - giving me a good view of the entire screen on my 5x7 while generally allowing enough detail for fine...
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    Re: Dark Cloth 4x5

    More and more these days...I've been using a black t-shirt - with the large end being placed over the camera back. Wearing closeup glasses (I like the two-eyed viewing!) and placing the head-hole...
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    Re: Lens for color

    Bryan that is wonderful! As for color values...looks to me to have just a tad too much magenta - but then again this could be my screen, and/or this might be your choice. Would be interesting to...
  29. Re: Schneider SA 58mm Xl vs Schneider SA 65mm f5.6

    With the FL's and coverage being so close - my guess is that the 58mm would be better by default...otherwise, why go through the bother and expense of creating this lens?
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    Re: My Latest And Probably Last Darkroom

    ...just make sure to isolate those JBL's away from your enlarger bench - seriously!
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    Re: Cable Release 4x5

    Gone through lots of these over the years...and have finally discovered that Pentax 20 inch cloth releases (with circular locking collar) are the cats pajamas! The thing about cloth releases is that...
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    Re: DIY darkroom sink

    West System is a very high grade of marine epoxy. I looked at West and decided to go with Rakka epoxy (over birch plywood) - pretty much the same thing and perfect for my needs...at a lower price.
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    Re: DIY darkroom sink

    You might consider having the "drain end" of the sink placed just a bit lower than the other end - so that liquids (water, rinse water, etc.) can slowly move towards the drain. Does not need to be...
  34. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    Gotta reiterate...time to dust off the old Rand McNally!
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    Re: 8x10 tray processing

    Hey...if you want the best of both worlds (advantages of both individual development plus shuffling multiple films) try this: place your developer trays into a much larger tray (say...four 8x10's...
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    Question: how long did you need to wait (drying time) before you could reliably fold up the bellows?
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    Next batch of LF FP-4 in Pyrocat? I'm not gonna presoak! First time ever!
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    Re: Rodagon-G 360 for enlarging 5x7 12 times

    Heiland LED VC with Zone 6 type 2 - for prints up to 30x40 from 5x7, using a 150mm G-Claron at its ideal aperture of f/22. For 40x60's...I've cobbled together a horizontal enlarger which utilizes...
  39. Re: Scanner, enlarger, or contact printer? Which one and why???

    We all have our biases. My bias says to start with analog - enlarging then adding contact printing. (why in this order? So that you can learn to create a truly sharp negative). Live and breathe...
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    Re: Rodagon-G 360 for enlarging 5x7 12 times

    I've done 60" wide prints from 5x7 using a 180mm f/5.6 Companon-S, stopped down to f/11 - and get sharp grain to the edges. Light source is a Heiland VC LED, powered down enough to give me 20 to 40...
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