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  1. Re: Question on how to assess condition of Sinar X

    Or why Sinar for so many decades...

    Modularity = Capability limited by creativity.


    Bernice
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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    Broncolor moonlights, studio power packs, strobe/flash heads, light modifiers and such are designed, built with some of the best parts available with the goal of a product that endures decades with...
  3. Re: Question on how to assess condition of Sinar X

    Sinar, far more than a camera..

    Been there, done similar...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU8ozo1ubfc


    Bernice
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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    Heh.. On camera flash = "Deer in the Head lights" yes indeediee, it remains The most common method of added artificial lighting.

    One more biggie for people photography, Expression.

    These...
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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    Off camera flash is a BIG plus in many ways. Lighting is often not appreciated enough by image makers. IMO, using off camera flash offers a featured lighting that can never be achieved using...
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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    Multi flash/pops used to gain light exposure on film can have a different set of problems depending on how many flash/pops are required to achieve the desired film exposure.

    ~Reciprocity failure...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Right to return the "prize" applies..

    :eek:
    Bernice
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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    Enough light, depends on needs.

    Quantium, Norman 200B/C, 400B, Lumedyne, Sunpak, Profoto B1, Elinchrom one and .. happened from a need back in the days when wedding/event/sports photographers...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Bit surprised with the comments on image# 2. This image almost did not happen, mixed emotions with this scene during that moment.

    Image happened while towing the TK23s kit up this road then...
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    Re: Focusing loup

    Previously on LFF:
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?163363-Tired-of-my-ground-glass/page2

    Ground glass does make a difference. Current three are Sinar OEM, Linhof and...
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    Re: Focusing loup

    Tilting loupe or free hand loupe/magnifier has the Great Advantage when used with wide angle lenses as the loupe/magnifier can be tilted or pointed towards the center of the GG image to enhance and...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Once Upon a Time...
    Two image makers went view camera shopping one day...

    Image maker number two..
    Been using a Large variety of view cameras for decades creating images from Portraits (indoor,...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

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    Linhof TK23s, 58mm Super Angulon@ f16, baggie bellows + lotta rise, Ilford, Rodinal...


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    Linhof TK23s, 5" Kodak Ektar@ f8, tiny swing applied, Ilford, Rodinal...


    Bernice
  14. Re: Which first Rear Movement and Asymmetrical Tilt Chamonix 45F2

    Sinar P/P2/X has asymmetric tilt and swing on front and rear standards. This can greatly ease setting up tilt or swing camera. movements front or rear, front and rear.. If combined tilt and swing is...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Goes back to many previous post regarding points and metrics of reference..

    Unless the print maker and viewer/audience has or gains the awareness of what the definition of a "good (ala "fine)"...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    KR25 projected, short life.. _!_ colors and more..

    Remember when..
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    From a different place in time, The New Lab once offered next day processing for Kodachrome.
    Bernice
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Previously on LFF..
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?170496-Schneider-Super-Angulon-75mm-and-Vignetting-on-4x5


    Bernice
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Based on making a pile-O-prints over a lotta years, each B&W wet silver gelatin print is different in it's own way. Not just variations in print material from nano to maxi, chemistry changes, futzing...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Yes indeediee, print viewing distance absolutely figures into this and it is fixed due to the way humanoid vision functions.

    Other considerations are space and place where print(s) are displayed...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Jumbo Leica = Texas Leica = Fuji GW690 or GSW690..

    Applying "Texas" to this slang moniker has specific language and meaning implications thus, "Jumbo"..


    Bernice
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Completely depends on your goals and definitions of "stunning"..

    There have been countless millions of Large bill board ADs made using 4x5 film in decades past. They are more than good enough for...
  22. Re: Which first Rear Movement and Asymmetrical Tilt Chamonix 45F2

    Concept of asymmetrical tilt or swing is nicely illustrated in the Sinar info# 8..

    Multi exposure sequence of the asymmetric rear tilt on a Sinar P, Sinar P has this same feature on the front...
  23. Re: Which first Rear Movement and Asymmetrical Tilt Chamonix 45F2

    As previously mentioned, depends on how much camera movement is involved. Rear tilt does alter image geometry. This is the baked in trade off, for outdoor land scape images, the typical amount of...
  24. Re: Which first Rear Movement and Asymmetrical Tilt Chamonix 45F2

    Thanks for this clarification Bob, could not visualize how the TK could have asymmetrical movements (read this claim some where, no longer remember where) based on how the TK is built and operates.
    ...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

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    Jumbo "Leica", Arista EDU 200 (@ISO 100), Rodinal, ....
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    IMO, 20" x 30" projection enlargement from 4x5 film IMO is excessive.. Acceptance will depend on viewing distance and expectations.
    For B&W, better quality FB paper stops at 20"x24".. Color would be...
  27. Re: Which first Rear Movement and Asymmetrical Tilt Chamonix 45F2

    Yes, or why Asymmetrical tilt on the camera rear standard is no as often used as front tilt regardless if the tilt is asymmetric or not..

    IMO, the asymmetrical tilt feature on the rear standard of...
  28. Re: Which first Rear Movement and Asymmetrical Tilt Chamonix 45F2

    Easier on the Sinar P/P2, essentially turn the knobs on the geared camera movement controls:
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    Link to Sinar P manual:...
  29. Re: Which first Rear Movement and Asymmetrical Tilt Chamonix 45F2

    Asymmetrical Tilt on a field folder is questionable value and usefulness due to the way a field camera is often used (typically landscapes which is not camera movement demanding) and the lack of...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Curious, how large of an enlargement? Color or B&W or ?

    Bernice
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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    Not just Broncolor, Similar vintage Elinchrom packs can be had for similar bargains.. Both Broncolor and Elinchrom studio power strobe systems are absolutely excellent in every way. Their flash heads...
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    Re: Focusing loup

    Previously on LFF:
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?155979-Focusing-loupe


    Bernice
  33. Re: Which first Rear Movement and Asymmetrical Tilt Chamonix 45F2

    Asymmetrical Tilt or Swing.. idea/concept is to place the first point of focus as essentially fixed, this allows the second point/area to be adjusted without the first point of focus shifting too...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Judgement of print quality is based on.... Personal Points of Reference.. Yes or No_?_

    Given the Personal Points of Reference (applies to a whole lot more than just prints) is often extremely...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Early version of Rodenstock APO sironar N, no color ring on the front lens cell, same as Sinaron S which is the lens in picture. 72 degree image circle per spec.

    What screw broke off?

    Bernice
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    The GOOD black & white fiber papers died about later 1980's, it's essentially down hill since..

    Bernice
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    A pretty lens alone can never produce a prettier image...

    If you're not ok with this lens, return it to Igor..

    Sinaron S series are Sinar branded ala "checked" by the folks at Sinar Rodenstock...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Pacific Grove, Monterey.. "Tourist Pix".. Jumbo Leica..

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    Re: Best choice portrait BW film

    B&W film grain.. what degree of enlargement/magnification?

    Not going to be much if any visible grain from a 4x5 contact print. Significant visible grain close up for a Six foot X Four foot...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    The other variety shutter lock ring spanner:
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=rodenstock+lens+spanner&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_odkw=lens+spanner&_osacat=0
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