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  1. Re: Recommendations: Small 135mm with good coverage for 4x5 portraits?

    Curious which lens with the 20 blade iris with horrible bokeh?

    Which lens with 6 iris blades with lovely bokeh?

    Yes it is FAR more complex than just iris shape for bokeh, there is also how...
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    Re: Sinar Norma: Loose Focus Adjustment

    Do this adjustment wrong and you'll destroy the Norma focus mechanism and more. Do NOT apply a wrench to the flats of the focus mechanism. If this is not done properly, serious damage is assured.
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  3. Re: Recommendations: Small 135mm with good coverage for 4x5 portraits?

    One of the prime reasons why the preference for lenses in barrel to be used with Sinar shutter.

    Lenses from Kodak, Goerz, Schneider, Zeiss Jena, Boyer and many others have lens barrels with nice...
  4. Re: Recommendations: Small 135mm with good coverage for 4x5 portraits?

    Reality of this happening is about .... zero.

    Market demand for new view camera lenses is about nil due the vast number of good "used" view camera lenses on the market today. The non-round lens...
  5. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    What memories were created by a strong emotional response, then what has triggered the recall of that emotionally created memory?

    Part of what makes Fotography and all related forms of 2D images...
  6. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    1 = -1

    ;)
    Bernice
  7. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    Both words are relative to ?


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  8. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    Define Weird?

    Bernice
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    Re: Commercial Ektar 12" coverage?

    Second question for OP would be, this 8x10 view camera the first view camera?


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    Re: Commercial Ektar 12" coverage?

    The 12" f6.3 Kodak Commercial Ektar was specifically designed for 8x10 film. This is based on published Kodak literature, my own experience (have several 12" Commercial Ektars in shutter and in...
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    Re: Commercial Ektar 12" coverage?

    12" f6.3 Commercial Ektar was designed for 8x10, 53 degrees at f6.3 and 64 degrees at f16. It is not just a Tessar, it is a very, very carefully designed and made Tessar with low dispersion Lanthium...
  12. Re: Negative vs. Transparency - Pros and Cons | What's Your Favorite Type?

    Inspired to find this on the web:
    https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/new-lab-san-francisco-is-closing.49163/

    This post is an example of the volume of 4x5 E6 color transparency film was...
  13. Re: Negative vs. Transparency - Pros and Cons | What's Your Favorite Type?

    Posted this before..

    "Pro".... Back in the days when color transparency films were the daily film for working commercial and similar photographers was exposed within 1/3 f-stop or better. This was...
  14. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    Priesthood... and it's cult-tribe-group followers.


    Bernice
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    Re: Do you use 100% of a LF negative?

    Did not do much of the self indulgent youth thing. Most of my youth was spent trying to care for me in good ways. This has worked out OK so far. Others from my past have done much of the most self...
  16. Thread: Why Crop?

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    Re: Why Crop?

    Moment an image is made using some form of 2D image recorder of any image ratio cropping is involved.


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    Re: Proof to Print: the contrast difference

    All the folks whom worked with AA spoken to told that AA never did contrast masking. There are no examples of contrast masked prints made by AA that I'm aware of. In the case of this particular...
  18. Thread: LF Purity

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    Re: LF Purity

    Myopic Orthodoxy
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    Good video, little wrong with the quality. Not so sure about the Interpred 8x10.


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    Re: Proof to Print: the contrast difference

    Most GOOD silver gelatin black & white papers are grade 3 or grade 2. Once past these paper grades, good print making difficulties will occur.

    There is some ability to do contrast control during...
  21. Thread: Why Crop?

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    Why Crop?

    Inspired by the, "Do you use 100% of a LF negative."
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?152987-Do-you-use-100-of-a-LF-negative

    Reason(s) for cropping any image during...
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    Re: Do you use 100% of a LF negative?

    Not far behind Jac...

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    Re: Proof to Print: the contrast difference

    Which more often than not produces a flat-dead lifeless print.

    All that theory and etc does much of nothing once the viewer demands a worthy image with life and expression of the artist's emotions...
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    Re: Do you use 100% of a LF negative?

    Consistent and unbending comes from the passage of a few decades at doing this sheet film stuff. Fortunate to have the opportunity to experiment with film during the peak of the film era circa late...
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    Re: Do you use 100% of a LF negative?

    Consider the time, effort and resources involved by your wife put into these paintings and how much of her is in these works of art.
    Photographers should do much the same in terms of investments...
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    Re: NOOB Question About Starter LF Cameras

    There are few limits to "minimum" focus for a monorail camera like Sinar. This becomes add as much rail and bellows with support as needed. Lens focal length and film format size becomes what...
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    Re: Do you use 100% of a LF negative?

    Precisely Vaughn.
    Again, "Photographers" have a LOT they can learn from Painters and their long history of Artistic excellence.

    Photographers can build upon the foundations of Painters or fall...
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    Re: Do you use 100% of a LF negative?

    Painters work within the limits of their canvas, paper or what ever size flat format media they have chosen.

    -Do painters "crop" their work after they have painted it?


    Bernice
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    Re: Do you use 100% of a LF negative?

    For film, the entire film sheet out to the borders of the film holder is always used for any film image. Do not believe in cropping post processing except to clip off the film holder frame.

    What...
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    Re: Loupes Again, What Works for You

    There are other brands of close up diopters like Tiffen that have removable lens retainer rings allowing the diopter lens to be flipped and mixed as needed.
    192861


    Bernice
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    Re: Loupes Again, What Works for You

    Does not need to be two +10 diopter close up lenses. Suggest getting one of these Vivitar Series 1 diopter close up kits (has four close diopters in a kit, +1, +2, +4, +10) in the filter size of...
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    Re: Loupes Again, What Works for You

    During the beginning of this view camera stuff in the early 1980's, tried all sorts of "viewing aids" from every ground glass fresnel lens available at that time, Sinar binocular viewers, bellows...
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    Re: Loupes Again, What Works for You

    192848


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    Re: Loupes Again, What Works for You

    Fresnel "brightness-focus" aids are modestly OK when used with normal to longer focal length lenses. Once a significantly wide angle lens like a 150mm on 8x10 is used that fresnel lens becomes a very...
  35. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    Indeed, learning demands change. Difficulty is balancing critique with development of personal image making style. Looking back it took me about a decade of burning LOTS of film in formats from 35mm...
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    Re: Choice for the Circle of Confusion?

    Challenge becomes translating the target circle of confusion into meaningful image elements for any given image to be made?


    Bernice
  37. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    Use any critique with extreme caution as it can stunt or alter (not in good ways) development of your individual creative image-making style.

    Many decades ago one of my classical guitar teachers...
  38. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    Richard Feynman: The Beauty of the Flower
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbFM3rn4ldo


    Bernice
  39. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    Precisely Ken, this ability stir human emotions using what is essentially a flat 2D image that is most removed from our normal visual perception is remarkable in so many ways. In ways similar to...
  40. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    No... yet there is often a "competitive" aspect to our post discussions that does not need to be.


    the discussion about composition came out of the cropping of images posted here. That became an...
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