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

    ....Why the North Pole of course, Alan!
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Season's Greetings. Wishing all a stellar New Year 2021 & may your favourite films & fibre-based papers stay in production!
    Rolleiflex, Tessar, FP4, Foma FB. (Mt Assiniboine, Rockies, Canada)...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Yes Willie, it's an older print. I had this one and some others more usually on Azo. I loved that Forte VC and the Fortezo graded even more. I haven't found anything even remotely close. These days i...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Thanks h20man. Jay is a friend of mine. & I had this camera made after seeing his images for "Open Country." Mine turned out prettier than Jay's since it was built by a cabinet maker friend of mine...
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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Glaciologists cabin, Peyto Glacier, Canada. 4x10 box camera, 90 super angulon xl in helicoid focusing mount, Bergger 200, print on Forte WT FB...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

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    Fuji GSWiii, Ilford HP5+, print on Forte FB
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Beautiful tonalities Paul! Kudos! Any general comments on the developer? My standard has been PMK and Pyrocat. Love the tonal scale in that one.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Just lovely.... brings out nostalgia for time spent in the city of light
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    Cor, it's just a matter of re-checking the focus once you stop down. I've never found it to be a big issue and i've got a few of them in different focal lengths. I have heard it said that it varies...
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    John, the Goerz would work on pretty much any 4x5. It's not particularly big, and it's a versatile lens with lovely character.
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    Essentially your thread got hijacked Adam. Don't worry about it.... just get the camera you're after and start photographing. You learn more as you go along....and as necessary.
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    I see your predicament now Alan. I've never used a camera with a low friction focus track, so I don't have a solution for you, other than to suggest dropping Hugo Z a message since he's also a...
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

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    Alan, I use the loupe to check focus, once i've gotten as close as I can with both eyes and no loupe. I don't think view cameras are really meant to be focused with one hand, as you've always...
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    Bryan, just a couple of points. As far as a 'bloated' camera line, Shen Hao offers 3 - 8x10 models and 6 - 4x5 cameras....more than Chamonix. The early Shen-Hao 4x5s weren't really up to the...
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    Re: Chominix vs. Xxxxx?

    Adam... Chamonix. I've had 2 a 5x7 and a 4x5. I used an old Deardorff for many years. I am very impressed with the build quality and operation of the Chamonix cameras....especially at their...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Beautiful image Yuriy! Kudos!
  17. Re: Seeking a newer 4x5 camera for mostly landscape

    Michael, having viewed some of your work, I'd suggest the Linhof Technikardan ....which straddles the line between a field camera and a monorail. From your architectural photos i can see why you...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Thank you CB, I've done a lot of handheld work w the Fuji. I love 6x8, but i've gone to the Plaubel Makina 670 for its more manageable packed size, & yes it's prairie oysters up here....
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Alan....it's an iphone photo of the print...there's no banding in the original
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50559711393_2387fd7dba_c.jpgFlickr

    16"x20"print on Foma Variant in Ansco 130
    Tri-X, Fuji GW680iii
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    Re: Chamonix Whole Plate Camera!

    Alan, Although I don't have one.... they are eminently practical. I have a darkroom colleague who only shoots 35mm (mostly Leica)....and all he prints is essentially 6.5 x 8.5" on 8x10 paper. He...
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    Re: 6x17 Images

    Beautiful image Tuco!
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    Re: Avedon

    I absolutely agree with you Bob, & yes Laura Wilson's "Avedon at Work: In The American West" is a worthwhile read.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Thank you David. 1945 D-18
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50502344592_6926e5ece8_c.jpgFlickr

    Plaubel Makina 670, FP4+, 20"x24" print on Oriental Seagull FB
  26. Re: why are there no "modern" super fast LF lenses?

    Great metaphor Vaughn. Almost spewed coffee through my nostrils.
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    Re: Going Wide on 5x7

    My standard wide lens on 5x7 has been the Dagor 4 3/8"......tiny lens and a fine performer...& like Kevin said the also tiny & inexpensive 150 G Claron.
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    Re: Post your churches (medium format)

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    St Johannskapelle, Villnoss, South Tirol. Fuji GW680 iii, Ilford FP4+, 16"x20" print on Ilford Warmtone FB
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Beautifully done Peter
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thank you Martin. It is one of the most beautiful small valleys in the Alps......& a Unesco Heritage site (Puez Odle Unesco Heritage Site)
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Ries.....now there's a tripod (& head) we can agree on !
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Why does a camera made in Italy need "American hardwood" ?
  33. Re: Has anyone made a purchase through the Chamonix View Camera Instagram account

    What Dan said...... two happy cameras later
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    I always thought i had taken a photo of the little chapel in the sunlit meadow in the centre of this photo....but couldnt' find the negative...
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    Re: Use 4x5 Beseler for smaller film?

    Alan, My MXT came with a socket head glued onto the knob, so i just insert a ratchet handle and it makes for easy focusing without the big expense.
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    Re: Use 4x5 Beseler for smaller film?

    Miket, the 45MXT is a reliable workhorse. I use one with a Zone VI VC head for formats up to 4x5. I've got 50, 80, 105, 150 lenses. For large prints from MF as well as 4x5 & 5x7 I use my Durst 138...
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    Re: Last Sheet of Forte

    Thank you MF Shooter.
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    Re: Last Sheet of Forte

    Here's the print (11"x14") on my last sheet of Forte Polygrade WT. It was my favourite paper.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50148142388_eda62be1b4_b.jpgFlickr
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    I've used both the Chamonix 5x7 horizontal and the 4x5 for mountain trips.If I worked in 8x10 i'd get the Alpinist If it were me..... i'd sell the Intrepid....but then, i've dragged a Deardorff 8x10...
  40. Re: Has anyone made a purchase through the Chamonix View Camera Instagram account

    John, I've bought 2 Chamonix cameras as well as accessories by directly contacting Hugo Zhang. He's your best connection. hugoz_2000@yahoo.com
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