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    Re: How to shoot sand dunes

    The advice from Stephane are all very good. If there is wind, I would recommend that you take a cloth or bag to protect your equipment from the flying sand. For instance, fine sand particles can...
  2. Ebony cameras in below freezing temperature

    I have also used several times my Ebony SW45 below freezing temperatures, without any problem. I found that the major concern with wooden cameras is when you use them in very hot and humid weather...
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    Travel with a 4x5 Camera

    Hi Simon,

    I would also advise you to take everything with you, including sheet film, except maybe if you want to expose 1000 sheets, in this case you can locate a dealer in the coutry you visit...
  4. LF for Inca Trail? General advice for Peru and Bolivia

    You will find very beautiful landscapes there... But be careful with your camera, and if possible, insure it. There are many very poor people in Bolivia and Peru. A too nice camera can cause envy, as...
  5. Stolen camera... Ebony Model for Landscapes?

    At the end of last week, a very bad experience happened to me: my Tachihara came ra was stolen, together with my 3 Rodenstock lenses and other accessories (inclu ding a Sekonic L508 light meter). The...
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    Sripes in my scans

    Hi John,

    Maybe you should try to change the scanning resolution for an exact multiple of the nominal resolution of your scanner. If the scanner is sold for 1200 dpi, my advice would be to use...
  7. Polaroid going bankrupt: materials for LF ?

    Does anyone have informations about the future of the Polaroid materials for LF photography after the company bankruptcy ?

    More financial infos on: http://biz.yahoo.com/n/p/prd.html
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    Canon scanner D2400UF sample images

    I have finally purchased this scanner and I did a number of tests on the resolution and true Dmax of this device. The results are amazing! You can find them at the adress:
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  9. Pushing film to capture the Leonids Meteor Shower

    There is (to my knowledge) only one color negative 400 ISO available in 4x5", the Kodak Portra 400NC. I have used it for star trails photos and it works pretty well (really a lot of stars...). You...
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    Scanners for 4x5" comparison

    The film holders of the D2400UF are in my opinion very well designed. The film is not touching at all the scanner window, and I have never seen Newton rings even on 4x5". I suppose this is one of...
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    Fuji quick load film

    I have tried the Fuji Quickloads for a while, but I found it inconvenient for the type of photography I am doing, i.e. travel and landscape photography. Three reasons for that:

    - the QL boxes...
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    Which 4x5 Camera to Start with

    If you intend to photograph landscapes, I am very pleased by my Tachihara 4x5" camera. Previously, I have used a monorail camera (an old Calumet), and in my opinion, this type of camera is...
  13. Anyone know the D-max for the Canon 2400UF flatbed scanner?

    I have compiled a number of test results including the Dmax and true resolution of the Canoscan D2400UF. See the following thread for details:
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    Scanners for 4x5" comparison

    I have completed my series of tests with the measurement of the modulation transfer function (MTF) of the Canoscan D240UF. Its resolution is really 2400 dpi for a modulation of 50%, and it is ...
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    Scanners for 4x5" comparison

    The direct adress to the new page is:

    http://elb ereth.obspm.fr/~kervella/Scanners/dmax.htm
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    Scanners for 4x5" comparison

    I have added a section on the Dynamical range, Dmax and Dmin of my two current scanners, the D2400UF and the FS2710, both from Canon. You are kindly invited to visit this web page :-).

    The...
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    Scanners for 4x5" comparison

    I was told when using the Polaroid scanner that it was truly a 4000 dpi model which, considering its price, was possible. I did not check by myself on the web, but I should have.

    Nethertheless,...
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    Scanners for 4x5" comparison

    I have added a number of new tests including color and processed images. The adress is the same as before:

    http://elbereth.obspm.fr/~kervella/Scanners/index.htm
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    Scanners for 4x5" comparison

    For information, I have made a short comparison between two inexpensive flatbed scanners for 4x5", the 'old' Epson Perfection 1200 Photo and the new Canoscan D2400UF, and one film scanner, the...
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    Flat Bed v. Film Scanner

    I have also a pair of scanners: one film scanner for 35mm only (Canoscan 2710F, $500), and a flatbed for the medium and large format scans (Canoscan D2400UF, $500). They are providing very good...
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    Canon scanner D2400UF sample images

    Ooops... after having switched from the poor display of Internet Explorer with a cheap screen to the one of Photoshop on a high-res display, I think I unfairly overestimated the "unsharpness" of...
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    Canon scanner D2400UF sample images

    Hi,

    I have found today after a number of unsuccessful searches some sample scans of the new Canoscan D2400UF, announced at 2400 dpi optical resolution and $500. Here is the adress:...
  23. Any one looked at the Canon D2400UF Scanner?

    The point whether a scanner resolves or not a pair of line is not like pure black or pure white. The scanner will gradually resolve less and less of the details of the target. Therefore, there is...
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    Help needed: Tachihara broken part

    After about 200 pictures with my Tachihara 4x5" camera (I purchased it new a whi le ago), I got today a problem with the lever that supports the back standard.

    Pictures of the broken parts (with...
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    Scala 4x5 Users Experience?

    I really like Scala. Most of the time, I take only two or three types of film for my 4x5" travel photography: Velvia and Scala, and either a color negative or a less saturated color slide film....
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    Looking Sekonic L-608 information

    I could speak shortly with a representative of Sekonic about this light meter at the Photokina (it was not possible to actually see the meter there). It is very similar to the L-508 (which I am...
  27. Who knows the B.I.G. 45 GJM 4x5" field camera ?

    Addendum:

    A picture of this camera can be found at the following adress:

    http://elbereth.obspm.fr/~kervella/BIG_45_GJM.jpg
  28. Who knows the B.I.G. 45 GJM 4x5" field camera ?

    Hi,

    I just found in a german catalogue a 4x5" camera named B.I.G. 45 GJM. It is a wo oden field camera, made of teck wood (a kind of wood used for boats I think, I w ould be interested in comments...
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    Focusing in the dark with a laser

    Thank you for your comments, I will try this system (at least to see if it really works). Here is the way I think I will make the tests (as soon as I have some time available :-)) :

    1-Find a way...
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    Focusing in the dark with a laser

    I am thinking of buying one of these small and cheap ($20~) laser pointers to use it as a focusing aid in the dark. They produce a fairly small and very bright red dot that can be aimed at the...
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