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    Re: Goerz Dagor and Trigor lenses

    Try this site at Pacific Rim Camera.
    https://www.pacificrimcamera.com/rl/rlGoerzNYmisc.htm
  2. Re: Is there such as thing as a modern, fast, compact 360 for 8x10?

    I would suggest the CM W Fujinon 360mm f 6.5 which I’m hunting for right now.
    Yes, it’s bulky but a few hundred gram less weight (1175g) than the other modern plasmats.
    The front filter thread size...
  3. Re: Nagaoka cameras are still made in Japan. The story of a wooden LF craftsman.

    Joe and everyone, I was waiting for a reply from Nagaoka-san and his son.
    I have a very sad news. Nagaoka-san passed away.

    I found a used 5x7 Nagaoka camera in Yahoo Japan auction if you are...
  4. Re: The story of Yamasaki Optics photographic lens lab

    Dan, yes you’re right.
    Please do not confuse two companies similar in the names.
    Congo lenses were made by Yamasaki Optics Lens Lab, which closed business in 2013.
    Taiyo lenses were made by...
  5. Re: The story of Yamasaki Optics photographic lens lab

    I asked Yamasaki-san about ordering from abroad in case anybody is interested in polishing and coating old lenses.
    He said it’s ony through shops in Japan.
    I will ask him again about which shops...
  6. Re: The story of Yamasaki Optics photographic lens lab

    Yes, you are right. You must be an optical engineer.
  7. Re: The story of Yamasaki Optics photographic lens lab

    I went to the workshop today and met Yamasaki-san for the first time.
    He inspected my tessar and biotessar.
    “No need to polish the biotessar. It’s in a pristine condition.”
    “I will keep the tessar...
  8. Re: Should I get a center filter for my 65mm Nikon-SW f/4 & 90mm Sinaron-W f/6.8?

    Check this site.
    https://galerie-photo.com/center_filters_for_large_format_lenses.pdf

    According to the site, +1.5 stop center filter could be used for your all three lenses.

    BTW, I use the...
  9. The stories of Ebony, Toyo, Tachihara, Sekonic and Copal

    Here are some other stories to share you all related to Japanese manufactures.
    As always, use google chrome and translator to read in your language.

    Ebony (closed business in 2016)...
  10. Re: 300mm f5.6 TeleCongo Lens ... Which doesn't exist?

    I just found a nice story of the owner of Yamasaki Optical lab.
    Use google chrome and translator to read in your language.
    https://chiiden.net/山崎光学/
  11. Re: 300mm f5.6 TeleCongo Lens ... Which doesn't exist?

    Dan, I couldn’t find a catalogue on the net about your lens, but f5.6 version seems to be the older version of f8 version.
    The ended auction link below shows the same model as yours but in copal 1...
  12. Re: NEWB Questions! Speed Graphic/Aero Ektar? Interesting portrait lenses in shutters

    Max, check out some of the similar questions about aero-ektar alternatives below.

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/search.php?searchid=9739978

    There are some suggestions of the...
  13. Re: Nagaoka cameras are still made in Japan. The story of a wooden LF craftsman.

    Joseph, I managed to get his son’s phone number and succeeded to contact.
    He is sick right now so I was told to wait until his recovery.

    Shinbashi-ichi camera sells a nice conditioned Nagaoka...
  14. Re: Nagaoka cameras are still made in Japan. The story of a wooden LF craftsman.

    I called the phone number and left the mesaage in a voice mail a few days ago, but no response yet.
    My last attempt would be via a merchant like Gin-ichi and Shinbashi-ichi-camera.
    I will let you...
  15. The story of Yamasaki Optics photographic lens lab

    I want to share you all about the story of Yamasaki Optics photographic lens lab.
    The page below is in Japanese, but you can use google chrome and translator.

    https://camerafan.jp/cc.php?i=152
    ...
  16. Re: Nagaoka cameras are still made in Japan. The story of a wooden LF craftsman.

    Joe, I will attempt to contact him whatís the best way to order from abroad.
    I found another blog of a Nagaoka user. The page can be translated by google chrome and translator.
    It shows nice pics...
  17. Re: Nagaoka cameras are still made in Japan. The story of a wooden LF craftsman.

    Oren, yes his workshop is still in Ueno, Tokyo.

    (有)長岡製作所 2 Chome-11-4 Kitaueno, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0014 03-3841-3678 https://goo.gl/maps/FxnuAxcNvVSvW22U7

    I happen to live in 4km or 10...
  18. Nagaoka cameras are still made in Japan. The story of a wooden LF craftsman.

    I want to share you that there is a column about Nagaoka cameras.
    Nagaoka-san still makes wooden LF cameras, who is 82 years old now
    and is the last wooden LF craftsman in Japan.

    Here is a link...
  19. Image coverages of Dallmeyer 2A, 3A, 3B when mounted on the sinar copal shutter

    Hi all. Does anyone mount the Dallmeyer 2a, 3a or 3b on the sinar copal shutter?
    I’m curious about whether 8x10 is covered by shooting portraits at a close distance somehere 150cm-200cm by one of...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Dave, that’s a different look indeed.
    I only take pics by color transparencies so I really can’t tell in the case of negs, but
    I probably use a reverse nd grad 0.9 after sunrise and at the sunrise...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Nice work, Dave!
    Good saturation and minimum loss of dynamic range of rock textures.
    Is this scene before sunrise?
    Swung focused on the plane parallel to the rocks?
    It looks like no wind at the...
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    Re: 4x5 lenses: telephoto and portraiture

    Kiwi7475 and Bob, thanks for your correction.
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    Re: 4x5 lenses: telephoto and portraiture

    Alan, I think it depends on how close you intend to use the lens to an object.
    Do you intend to shoot nearly focused at infinity?

    Lightweight with close distance options:
    apo ronar 240mm...
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    Re: 4x5 lenses: telephoto and portraiture

    Alan, I would consider somewhere 240mm focal length esp. for portrait considering the maximum extension of 350mm.

    As of the math of the bellows extension, check the site below. Nice explanation...
  25. Re: Sharing mounting the sinar copal shutter on arca swiss cameras

    Thanks Jean for your post.
    I could see the OOF transition by the vertical columns.
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    Jean, thatís right. Of course faster speed than 1/60 could be compensated by an ND stopper if the shutter speed is less important in high EV situation.

    I found the sinar copal shutter is fairly...
  27. Re: Sharing mounting the sinar copal shutter on arca swiss cameras

    Jean, thanks for sharing your example. Nice DIY solution!
    I read the page by chrome. The Graphlex shutter is an advantage over Sinar copal shutter in terms of the shutter speed range and the maximum...
  28. Re: Sharing mounting the sinar copal shutter on arca swiss cameras

    Scott, mine is TTH series IIe cooke f4.5 325mm.
    I made sure the focal length/f number is less than 75mm and the actual diameter of the rear lens before the purchase.
    325mm/4.5=72.2mm<75mm for the...
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    Re: Sinar Auto-Aperture Shutter

    Scott, my thread would help with a similar issue.
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?158187-Sharing-mounting-the-sinar-copal-shutter-on-arca-swiss-cameras

    My solution is...
  30. Re: Sharing mounting the sinar copal shutter on arca swiss cameras

    Yes, I thought too the limitation of the sinar shutter diameter 75mm that larger lenses of focal length/f number exceeds 75mm. My next step would be that Dallmeyer 3B 290mm/F3=97mm>75mm can’t be used...
  31. Re: Sharing mounting the sinar copal shutter on arca swiss cameras

    Cowanw, thanks for sharing. That’s another solution too, especially for stability and lens extrusion inwards towards to the film plane. Many brass lenses seem to extrude from lensboard with the...
  32. Re: Sharing mounting the sinar copal shutter on arca swiss cameras

    I have made a custom mounting ring on a sinar board and
    mounted on the arca metric with orbix.
    The lensboard lock can tolerate 4kg weight including lens, lensboard, adapters and sinar copal...
  33. Re: Any picture examples of color film with old lenses?

    Thanks Steve and Mark for advices.
    I’ll ckeck any color bias of the old lenses.
    Pastel and pale tones may help smooth skin and OOF transitions.
    I’ll see what happens by the TTH cooke with a lens...
  34. Re: Any picture examples of color film with old lenses?

    Ironage, thanks for sharing the picture.
    The borders where colors change like between sky and roof do not seem to show color aberrations at a look.
    Was the scene cloudy and the sun was hidden by...
  35. Re: Any picture examples of color film with old lenses?

    Steven, thanks for your insight.
    I understood the meaning of separating factors due to lens against the others like film, developing and photographic paper.
    The nature of digital is consistent so...
  36. Re: Any picture examples of color film with old lenses?

    Thanks Dan for your advice. I haven’t looked into film developing phase.
    I would challenge darkroom E6 film processing in future.
    Right now I just submit transparency films to Fujifilm Ginza pro...
  37. Re: Any picture examples of color film with old lenses?

    Steven, I left the lens to Toyo camera service in Tokyo to be mounted on a sinar board,
    so I can’t tell you the serial number to you right now, but the lens seems uncoated knuckler version.

    I’m...
  38. Any picture examples of color film with old lenses?

    Hello everyone.
    I am considering old lenses for portraits.
    My format is now 4x5 but plan to move on to 8x10
    so the image circle should cover it.

    I have several multi coated lenses less than and...
  39. Re: Ilex No. 3 Universal shutter retaining ring size..

    maybe the following sites will help you.
    http://skgrimes.com/products/mounting-flanges/u-s-a-stock-flanges
    http://skgrimes.com/library/faq/how-to-measure-threads...
  40. Re: Looking for Older Rodenstock Brochure PDF

    Oh, Dan, I knew your list but didnít notice your one drive link to the rodenstock lenses.
    Good work!
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