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    Re: Small Cable For Linhof Recessed Lens Board?

    Thanks Bob for posting that B&H URL. Jim posted the term "impractically pricey", and I certainly agree with his opinion. $627.50 for a "Linhof Recessed Lensboard for Copal #0 Shutters" is certainly...
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    Re: Small Cable For Linhof Recessed Lens Board?

    Could you post an image of what you are talking about. Some of us, me for one, have acquired lenses on Linhof recessed lens boards, but remounted the lenses onto Chamonix or Sinar (both in my case)...
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    Re: Suddenly in Manhattan?!

    Especially around the holidays, expect to be stopped multiple times. Carried a f/64 backpack with my 8x10 outfit there one time and was stopped a number of times. Just be polite, use the word "Sir"...
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    Re: Biggest Sinar board opening you have seen

    Attached is an image of the Sinar 5x7 standard 433.67 (4x5 for comparison on the right) which was used with the 453.58 (or 453.18) special bellows. Never remember seeing a 5x7 lensboard offered from...
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    Re: Anyone Use Shanghai GP3 Film in 4x5 and 8x10

    Over the years (since the early 1970s) have experienced defects three times with Kodak and Ilford films. Called each of them up and film was always replaced with fresh boxes of film. Once with...
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    Re: Biggest Sinar board opening you have seen

    Have also seen listed in some old Sinar Norma literature? reference to a larger front standard. I believe it was not a modified 5x7 rear standard but a square (7x7 inch?) standard. Will try to find...
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    Re: What Happened to Dry Mounting Prints?

    fiber-base silver gelatin prints: dry mont on 1 ply board

    Platinum/Palladium & Salt: flatten the prints and hang them with archival hinges on 4 ply board

    B&W fiber base and RC prints that I...
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    Replacements for Edwal FG-7 & Neofin Blue

    Two of my most favorite developers that I once used pre 2000, I believe have been discontinued years ago: Edwal FG-7 and Neofin Blue.

    Neofin Blue is listed on Freestyle Photo's website but with...
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    Re: Easy Testing Used LF Lenses?

    Had done the same recently with my Nikon Z6 on my Sinar 4x5. Problem I encountered was that I couldn't shift the lens to one side and the back to the other side enough to determine the maximum...
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    Re: Biggest Sinar board opening you have seen

    Little bit under 130mm for a large barrel lens (from an overhead projector) that I once had. Lens was mounted (S K Grimes?, don't remember) firmly onto the Sinar board, but the lens had to be...
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    Re: Easy Testing Used LF Lenses?

    For every lens I have acquired I do an initial simple lens test of the same scene. Location 1 with the factory buildings if the weather is nice, location 2 of the center of our town when the weather...
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    Re: Equivalence: The Perennial Trend

    Adding another one from another series, but this series photographed in color
    4x5 Chrome from around 2003
  13. Re: Scanning one's collection of negatives and slides.

    Have been following threads on this topic. "Rabbit Hole", yes I agree. An evenly illuminated light source threw me for a while. Having the camera back, lens, and film on perfectly parallel planes...
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    Re: Equivalence: The Perennial Trend

    from my reflections series...
    6x9 image on 120 film
  15. Re: Tips/Ideas For Hand Making Lens Caps For Vintage LF Lenses?

    Instead of leather, I have found that several coats of a spray ripple/textured paint also work.
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    Re: Tripod Suitable for Linhof 5x7

    Years ago a friend of mine used a Linhof Twin-Shank Profile tripod with his 5x7 and loved it. I borrowed it once and also loved it. A lot lighter that a Linhof Heavy Duty tripod. Think it had a...
  17. Re: Any darkrooms in New England with 8x10 Enlargers?

    There was a New England Large Format Collective around a few years ago. Haven't heard anything about them recently though. If they're still around, they would be a good place to start with.
  18. Scanning one's collection of negatives and slides.

    Up to now have relied on various setups to produce digital files from B&W negatives and color transparencies. Finally decided that I should digitize all of most treasured film images. Decided on...
  19. Re: transporting a Sinar Standard/Norma 4x5 in the field

    And then there was the Rail Clamp that W. Eugene Smith used when he photographed Pittsburgh for an article in LIFE. Was custom made for him by the photo department at LIFE.
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    Re: 8x10 tray processing

    One thing to consider it the type of trays to use. I use 2 types: Kodak Duraflex which have totally flat bottoms and Paterson trays which have shallow troughs running along the bottom of the tray....
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    Re: Finally got a "Texas Leica"!

    Resisted for years on acquiring a GSW690III, but then finally came across one in near mint condition with under a 100 roll count and took the plunge. have been using the camera for over a year now....
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    Re: 24 inch lens on Chamonix 8x10

    Addendum to my previous post... The last time that I used my 600mm f/9 Apo Ronar on an 8x10 camera was with my 8x10 Sinar Norma. Was way more stable than on the Chamonix, and was easy to use front...
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    Re: 24 inch lens on Chamonix 8x10

    On my 8x10 Chamonix, I extend the back standard as far back as it will go. Front standard is mounted not on the foremost front female screw but on the second one from the front. This gives me...
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    Re: Alert about a possible problem batch of Xtol

    Thanks, Then I guess 20+ years old :-)
    Greg
  25. Thread: Which lens next?

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    Re: Which lens next?

    On this end, the 2nd lens I purchased was always one half or double the focal length of my first lens.... except for 11x14. My first lens was a 508mm f/7 Caltar. Second lens was a 355mm f/9 G-Claron.
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    Re: Alert about a possible problem batch of Xtol

    While back I purchased a load of Xtol envelopes from a State Surplus store. All 30+ years old. The ones that were still in powder form, like as new, have been working out fine so far. The ones that...
  27. transporting a Sinar Standard/Norma 4x5 in the field

    So Fred Picker and Minor White both used (initially in Fred's case) 4x5 Sinar Normas. Also Wynn Bullock?, not sure. Both photographers obviously photographed images far from where they parked their...
  28. Thread: Manuscan 810

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    Re: Manuscan 810

    As far as lenses go, I say test samples of as many lenses that you can afford, rent, or borrow. Over the years have used many macro lenses. Once had a 60mm f/2.8 Leitz Wetzlar Macro Elmarit lens that...
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    Re: Lighting unit for photomacrography

    Took me about 10 years to build mine part by part. Fortunately I acquired the lenses first, when they were affordable. Still the Half Mirror and the Lieberkuehn Mirrors have always eluded me. Have...
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    Re: Scanning Kallitypes, Van Dyke Prints, Etc.

    For scanning similar alternative process prints, I use cross polarization. 2 LED lights at a good distance from the print. Old Polaroid 12"x12" Polarization filters over the lights. Nikon D850 with a...
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    RE: Topaz Labs Sharpen AI app

    Anyone out there also using this app? Recently got it and have been experimenting using it with very mixed results. Seems to give me just amazing results sometimes, but most of the time results are...
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    Re: Rethinking my 4x5 Field Camera choice

    For years backpacked a 4x5 SInar Norma with a couple of lenses in an early 1970s Dana backpack. Camera was folded flat and went inside a custom padded case. Lenses, meter, WA bellows, and holders in...
  33. Re: Alternative to the Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 for 4x5?

    I have use my 12 inch f/4.5 Wollensak Velostigmat for 4x5 portraits with great results. Only catch is that it covers 8x10 so there's a lot of light bouncing off the inside of the bellows. When I...
  34. Re: Alternative to the Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 for 4x5?

    The 152/2.8 Komura is gem to be had if you can acquire one at a reasonable price. I've used both and actually prefer it over the Schneider Xenotar... but honesty found both optics to be just a...
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    Re: Rethinking my 4x5 Field Camera choice

    After using many field cameras over the years, finally settled on a 4x5 Chamonix and never looked back. For shooting in the studio or out of the back of my car, a Sinar X is my first choice by far....
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    Re: Cleaning A Lens of Fog

    I second Bob's post... I once followed DIY instructions published in a nationally distributed magazine on how to re-polish a lens. In the end I had ruined the lens.
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    Re: Cleaning A Lens of Fog

    This is a very "last resort", but using a kit that clears "fog" on headlight covers does in fact work. Again this is a really "last resort" fix to be tried in my opinion. Used it on a junk lens, and...
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    Re: Photographs Shot Using Your 11x14 Camera

    First 11x14 negative that I ever shot, probably around 1980. 11x14 Burke & James Commercial view camera. 508mm f/7 Caltar shot at f/64. Film notches indicate Kodak Super-XX so must have been...
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    Lighting unit for photomacrography

    Started to photograph a collection of small Indian artifacts for our local museum. For the larger objects like bowls, a small standard studio lighting setup worked out fine. But for photographing...
  40. Thread: LED Light Table?

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    Re: LED Light Table?

    Personally prefer to use a graphiclite D5000 STANDARD VIEWER. Think I acquired it around 1990, and it has served me exceptionally well since then. The evenness of its illumination is amazing. Have...
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