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  1. Re: Elmar 135mm: Will it cover 4x5? LSM to Copal adapter?

    A great thread. All good stuff here.

    I really do not want to use a 135 Elmar on a LF format. I just made the OP to settle for myself a "bar bet" sort of assertion made some time ago by a guy in...
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    Re: Why is aperture backwards??

    Strange inverse natural laws indeed . . .

    Youth is wasted on the young!
    No good deed goes unpunished.
    Virtue is its own revenge.
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    Re: Hyper-Sensitizing Slow Emulsions

    Nooda and Mike:

    Thanks for your input. Could be something I do in the future, but not immediately. The linked discussion focuses mainly on 35mm film. Experimenting or testing in LF could be...
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    Hyper-Sensitizing Slow Emulsions

    In the hay day of 35mm film, the Astronomy magazines used to have ads for gear and materials that hyper-sensitized films for astrophotography. Years ago, I ran across a reference to this technique...
  5. Re: Storage of Exposed/developed glass plates?

    Mike: Thanks for that. Sometimes its too easy to make a smart-@$$ remark that does not translate into good natured give and take using the printed word.

    But back to the my question in the OP: ...
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    Re: Shutter repair

    All my shutters are serviced by Professional Camera Repair here in Houston.

    www.professionalcamerarepair.com
  7. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    I have packed my 4x5 kit in a roll-around Pelican 1520 hard case and put it into the airline overhead . . .but might not comply with current limits any more. So it traveled well protected. The...
  8. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    Dual Post
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    Re: Why is aperture backwards??

    I apologize for the condescending response to a valid question form a new commer.

    CarterFrost: Check your PMs please.
  10. Re: Storage of Exposed/developed glass plates?

    Got back my 4x5 Lane plates. All were exposed at ISO 2 per the label. All plates were severely under-exposed with some plates totally clear and a few with a trace of image if squinting in strong...
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    Re: Why is aperture backwards??

    Now: Will someone describe how to determine the exact dat of mardi Grass for any year by making specific reference to the phases of the moon and the Vernal Equinox?
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    Re: Why is aperture backwards??

    Think of it like fractions: 1/3 of a Pizza is a LARGER portion than 1/8 of a Pizza.

    If that does not help you understand the inverse relationship, some one else here will probably explain the...
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    Re: 4x5 Reducing Back

    I could be wrong but . . . .

    I understood that the Ansco bacvks were the same dimensions as the Kodak 2D in 8x10 format.

    That could widen your options for functional parts.
  14. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    I like and admire the duct tape and cardboard solution. There is way more than one way to approach these types of things.

    When I broke into LF in the late 1980s it was on a short, frayed shoe...
  15. Re: Lens storage and carry - stupid but practical question

    I keep my 4x5 lenses mounted on their Toyo-Linhoff-Wista compatible boards. These are stored in a with the rest of my 4x5 out fit as a ready to shoot grab and go bag. The lenses themselves are kept...
  16. Elmar 135mm: Will it cover 4x5? LSM to Copal adapter?

    This is in the crazy idea, or "a solution looking for a problem" category:

    I have heard that the 135mm Elmar lenses can actually cover the 4x5 format.

    If that is so (and I don't know that it...
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    Re: Bellow extension expsosure help!

    Shure, spreadsheets and apps are nice to use in a studio setting i guess.

    I have tried to streamline or simplify my workflow in this so that it can be done without much...
  18. Re: Longest focal length telephoto lens with bellows draw under 300 mm

    Look at the old Wollensak 15' (380mm) f/5.6 Tele-Optar. Some are in barrel and some are in an Alphax shutter.

    Back focus at infinity is around 809 inches. These were originally used on press...
  19. Re: Do you standardize your screw-on filters by thread size?

    My 4x5 lens kit consists of a 90mm, a 150mm and a 210mm. All are from different manufacturers. Filters are all 72m. Each lens has whatever combination of step-up rings necessary to get up to that...
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    Re: Burke & James 5x7

    One last thing from me on this:

    when I had my B&J and took it out of the house and into the field, I REVERSED the camera body on the bed so that the track folded up over the front standard. I...
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    Re: Burke & James 5x7

    I had a B&J 5x7 back in the 1990s. It was a good camera and I wish I still had it. They are a bit clunky and painted grey. But they are ruggedly built. I stripped and refinished mine. It looked...
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    Re: Strange accessories.

    Maybe for storing rolled up prints?

    Theymay not actually be part of the photo gear.
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    Re: Are you shooting more than one format

    I sometimes scout out a location using an iPhone-7, but never print them out.

    My film cameras now are limited to a Zone VI in 4x5 and a Kodak 2D in 8x10.

    I have been thinking about a ULF...
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    Re: Film changing tent

    My experience with blacking out windows and doors is less than satisfactory. I had difficulty in effectively creating a suitable dark space in a closet at our home. It can be done of course . . .it...
  25. Re: Lane Dry Plates: What is a practical ISO rating?

    Thanks for that everyone. I will adjust.
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    Re: Film changing tent

    I have used a Harris tent for years for both 4x5 and 8x10. Seems to work well for me. I have also used a no-ame changing bag. This is more difficult to use in some ways, but it has worked well...
  27. Lane Dry Plates: What is a practical ISO rating?

    I bought a box of 4x5 dry plates by Lane. I rated and exposed them per the label at ISO 2. Sent them off to Blue Moon for processing. They are significantly under exposed, some showing no...
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    Re: Your Web site or Free Sites

    My professional website is:

    www.quietlightphoto.com

    It displays some of my images and offers them for sale. This site is hosted by GoDaddy.

    I also have a presence on www.artsyhome.com
    ...
  29. Re: Light Meter Question: Spot attachment for Minolta Auto Meter IV f

    OK...there are both 5 and 10 degree attachments. Are they marked externally or can th difference be seen by looking through the finder?
  30. Light Meter Question: Spot attachment for Minolta Auto Meter IV f

    I have had a Minolta Autometer IV f for years and like it.

    What spot attachments were made for it? I understood that no 1 deg attachments were made. Were there 5 deg and/or 10 deg accessories...
  31. Re: Shooting overhead (90 degree angle) with Sinar F1?

    Several years ago I wanted to do some table top set ps with a vertical or overhead view.

    It was awkward to arrange with my gear and in our dining room.

    I went on th-bay and got a Spiratone...
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    Re: Flat Field Focus on LF Lenses?

    You are probably right: Other lenses may very well be more suitable for general photography.

    I may be overly defensive, but I'd point out that when I broke into LF photography, it was on a...
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    Re: Flat Field Focus on LF Lenses?

    Just spit-balling on this but:

    Pick a sunny day. Go somewhere where there is a flat lawn.. .a golf course, soccar field or similar. Set up you camera and lens and focus at various distances...
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    Re: Waterhouse templates

    I used heavy card stock to make a template.
  35. Re: how do I use the same lenses for different cameras?

    davidar: There are many workable options. Whatever seems to work out for you . . .please let us know what you do in this.
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    Re: CLA for old shutter

    I have my LF shutters maintained by professional Camera Repair here in Houston.

    www.professionalcamerarepair.com
  37. Re: Best way to ensure appropriate DoF in interior shots?

    All I am saying is to use as many tools and techniques you have to get the shot you want. In the end, we do what we can with what we have at the time Some compositions can only exist in our mind's...
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    Re: 8x10 point and shoot

    Yes . . .the cone: Is that a kitchen mixing bowl?
  39. Re: Best way to ensure appropriate DoF in interior shots?

    Theory and charts ...perhaps a smart phone app; there is plenty of stuff out there to be sure.

    Yet, "The Ground Glass Is Truth" has always been a valid guide. I am visually impaired and so work...
  40. Re: how do I use the same lenses for different cameras?

    In my case I startged out with a pre annaversary Speed Graphic (4x5 ) and made my own lens boards from plywood.

    Then I got an 8x10 Kodak 2D and put my one lens that would cover on a shop made...
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