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  1. rec.photo.equip.large format forum, comments on

    For instance, last week I posted a Leica equipment question and the thread devolved into a debate about a poster's comments being racist.



    Ah, Godwin's Law.
  2. ADMIN: I think we are going to Photo.net ....

    Hmmm, looks fine on Mozilla 1.0/win32...
  3. ADMIN: I think we are going to Photo.net ....

    Seeing as I am unemployed for the moment, I will start working now to implement categories and admin features. It shouldn't be too hard.

    As before, the biggest problem is importing the...
  4. ADMIN: I think we are going to Photo.net ....

    Well, it's still there and working. I haven't done much to it in recent months (been busy looking for work), but from a user perspective it works just fine. You can see here what remains to be...
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    THE FUTURE OF THIS FORUM - PLEASE READ

    I've been a lurker here, and a semi-active participant in the People Photography forum. I was a bit distressed about the prospect of the greenspun servers going away, so I started writing a...
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    8x10 Polaroid

    I'm with Ellis: a question this broad deserves an equally broad answer:

    http://www.google.com/search? hl=en&q=8x10+polaroid" turns up a few good links...

    ...as does http://www.goog...
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    How fast a 90mm should I start with?

    Update: I snagged a 90/4.5 Grandagon (non-N) on eBay for under $500. I think I got the best of all possible worlds, eh?

    Thanks for all your help! Man, I love this place.
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    How fast a 90mm should I start with?

    I'm getting set up to do some architectural work (exteriors and interiors about equally) and I'm looking around at 90mm lenses. Most of what's on the used marke t are Super Angulon f/8 's and f/5.6...
  9. Architectural photography - tips & techniques please?

    Photographing Buildings Inside and Out By Norman McGrath. (AFAIK one of the bibles in this field)
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    Fitting a Packard Shutter?

    See this message for what I ended up doing:

    http://hv.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl? msg_id=0033e5
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    Perfect 8X10 case

    Since I can't find the information in the archives, which model exactly do you have? I'm looking for a case for my C-1... how much room is there to spare with the camera plus film holders? Enough...
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    Lensboard drilling in NYC?

    for the record: SK Grimes, $15 plus return shipping.

    I *did* make trips to a few machine shops here at Columbia (I almost forgot we had a mechanical engineering department) but I had a hell of...
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    Drums and Rotators

    For the archives:

    <a target="_blank" href="http://hv.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a- fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003xuw">http://hv.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a- fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=003xuw</a>

    <a...
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    Lensboard drilling in NYC?

    Sean-- I mistyped. It's a Betax #5. (Gundlach 300/4.5)

    James-- was it a metal one? This thing feels like cast iron! It's also completely blank, the Betax requires 4 screws as well as the hole,...
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    Lensboard drilling in NYC?

    Hmmm.. that's very interesting. The B&H reps I've talked to tell me B&H won't/can't do it. The used department did it for you?
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    Lensboard drilling in NYC?

    Well, it's because: <ul> <li>I don't have a drill press. <li>Even if I did, it's a heavy metal lensboard... <li>...with a VERY large hole to be drilled (betax #2). </ul>
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    Lensboard drilling in NYC?

    Does anyone know of a good (read: cheap) place to get a lensboard drilled in New York City? My search only yielded one place that would do it, and they wante d $50 for the privilege (Professsional...
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    Calumet Series C camears

    For comparison's sake, a Green Monster (quite like the one I am awaiting delivery of):

    http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll? ViewItem&item=512784035

    The picture on the bottom has the...
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    Old plate cameras?

    In my search for an affordable 8x10 kit I've come across a number of older plate -type cameras from the turn of the century. Can they be adapted to use standard cut-film holders? Anything I should...
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    Front-Mounting A Packard - Easy!

    I discovered the coolest little trick today. I have a large (almost 4" diameter) 30cm tele lens in barrel. This means I can't mount my Packard behind the lens ( protrusion behind lens board). I had...
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    Portraiture Without a Shutter!?!

    I'll be getting a Packard in about two weeks, but even then I'll have to manufacture a device to mount it in front of the front standard: it's a tele lens, and the rear diameter is 3 1/4", far too...
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    Portraiture Without a Shutter!?!

    I've been doing a few portraits with my LF camera, using a 300mm barrel lens wit h polaroid (52) as well as film. I'm discovering now how much I miss the luxury of short shutter speeds I got with...
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    Fitting a Packard Shutter?

    I was wondering what's involved in mounting a packard shutter to my camera. I ha ve a Calumet CC400, and I'm using a Schneider Xenar 300/4.5. I looked at hubphot o's packard page, and it looks like...
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    Grain on my Type 52 Polaroids?

    No, the prints were all processed indoors at 70-75 degrees.
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    Grain on my Type 52 Polaroids?

    I've noticed what appears to be a rather prominent grain pattern on my type 52 p rints. The pattern is similar to what you'd see on an enlarged 35mm print. I was n't expecting to see grain on a 4x5...
  26. Anyone purchased anything from Photo-Graphic Systems in New Mexico?

    I am currently in the process of buying a lens from them... Stephan has been prompt (if curt) in his replies to my emails. I'm still waiting, however, for the lens to arrive, so I'll withhold...
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    Calumet CC400 Tripod Socket

    This one doesn't have obvious slots for a screwdriver like others I've seen (for instance the quick release adapter the guy at the camera shop sold me to solve the problem... too bad it doesn't sit...
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    Calumet CC400 Tripod Socket

    I went and bought one of those nice berlebach tripods from calumet, oly to disco ver the tripod had a 3/8" thread and the camera has a 1/4" thread! Local camera shop says no such adapters exist (in...
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    A case for my monorail (not lightware)?

    For the archives: I ended up using a cheap rolling suitcase lined with eggcrate foam. It was just the right size to hold the camera snungly, though I wouldn't really throw the case around or check...
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    A case for my monorail (not lightware)?

    I'd like to take my new Calumet cc400 on location with me, but I can't seem to f ind a suitable case. I simply don't have the money to shell out for a Lightware or a Pelican. My camera has the...
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    how to coat polaroid prints?

    After a few more tries, it seems that by doing a large number of passes (10-20), the final passes being extremely slow, I can eliminate 95% of the crud. Not perfect, but better.
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    how to coat polaroid prints?

    This is admittedly my first foray into polaroid and LF, but a search of the arch ives has not illuminated me yet. When I coat my type 52 prints, the coater seems to deposit a fair amount of grit and...
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    rise/fall lockdown on cc400

    Nevermind, I figured it out this morning.

    Moderators, feel free to delete this thread.
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    rise/fall lockdown on cc400

    My CC400 (CC400 black + 90mm optar in recessed board + 545 = $382) rig arrived t oday, and I've already produced my first polaroids!

    Small question: is the rise/fall lockdown on the front standard...
  35. Which lens?/Lens bargains? Beginner's questions...

    Funny how those bargains always appear when you're not looking... I finally foun d (on eBay, no less!) that cheap LF camera I was looking for in an earlier threa d. I got me a late-model...
  36. fed up with eBay: where to buy a complete rig cheap?

    Bill... I was the #2 bidder on that auction. I didn't want to find out what the real winning bid was (I pushed it up as high as I could really afford). But that's the kind of thing I'm talking...
  37. fed up with eBay: where to buy a complete rig cheap?

    Wow, I seem to have struck a nerve here. I thank everyone for their comments.

    After doing a lot of thinking (and even more surfing), I think I'm going to be doing a lot more waiting now and not...
  38. fed up with eBay: where to buy a complete rig cheap?

    For the record, I was sniped. I looked at the bidding history, and the winning bid came in about 30 seconds before mine. The trick to doing this (as I subsequently figured out) is to bid about one ...
  39. fed up with eBay: where to buy a complete rig cheap?

    I used a program called Ebay Assistant, which will wait until the last 10 seconds of an auction and automatically place your bid, so there is no time to be outbid. (It's still a bit buggy,...
  40. fed up with eBay: where to buy a complete rig cheap?

    Well, it's me again... after losing 3 consecutive eBay auctions to smarter snipe rs than I (even using sniping software!), I'm starting to get a tad frustrated w ith the process.

    Can anyone...
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