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  1. Thread: CF lens cap

    by John Dorio
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    CF lens cap

    I am very curious to know what lens cap one can use with the 67/ 86mm CF. Does a ny manufacturer make such a huge cap to cover a lens/ filter combination such as this? i.e. 86mm Where can one obtain...
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    Grafmatics won't advance

    Having taken 5 Grafmatics with me on a trip, I shot a first run with Tri X on sc enic landscapes with some difficulty. Pulling out the ringed holder with the tab pressed in is the usual procedure...
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    Tri X film and HC110

    I am about to shoot 4x5 Tri X film for my trip. My developer is HC110 dilution B and use rotary processing. I believe this is the combination that Ansel Adams s ometimes used. What is the optimum...
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    Bellows care

    I use NIQWAX liquid wax on all of my bellows. It uses a patented ultra durable polymer to waterproof the leather and prevent oxyidation. It is by far the best product for treating bellows. It will...
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    Which focusing loupes are best?

    Many opinions differ on this subject. I prefer a 6 to 7X loupe but others say th at a 3 to 4X loupe is best. I feel that a higher power will make a sharper pictu re if everything else is done right....
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    Focal length and lens aberations

    It seems logical and evident that the amount of aberations present in a lens is proportional to the focal length. Has anybody measured any performance differenc es among lenses of different focal...
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    Are Nikkor-W lenses apochromatic?

    From the looks of their design, which is quite similiar to the APO Symmar lenses one would think that the Nikkor-W lenses are also apochromatic. Are they? How s imiliar are the MTF curves for these...
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    Seiko shutters

    Horseman lenses have Seiko shutters. How are these shutters rated? If they need repair, are they unrepairable since they are no longer made? Is there a direct r eplacement available in the Copal...
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    Sticky shutters

    Does it seem evident and logical to assume that the reason for sticky shutters i s the use of old technology lubricants? Maybe it would be much better to use the new and modern high tech lubes like...
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    checking for vignetting with frount rise

    I have a 4x5 camera with 135mm f/4.5 Tessar type lens. The image circle should b e very limited for movements yet when I give about 1 inch of frount rise, I don' t see any vignetting on the ground...
  11. Ground glass focusing with fresnal screens

    When focusing with a fresnal screen on a view camera, if I use frount lens tilt, I find it very hard to see detail at the edge of the glass. ( like the blades o f grass on the ground) This critical...
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    Panormic filters

    Does a 58mm SuperAngulon XL need a center spot ND filter for 4x5 work with no mo vements?

    Is there really such a thing as a panoramic sized filter that is different from a regular filter? ie...
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    Panoramic hoods

    Does anyone know where I can get a panoramic lens hood for a 58mm Super Angulon XL lens. The Tiffen Wide Angle hood gives vignetting on the edges of the 4x5 fra me. The ring size is 67mm.
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    Shutter service intervals

    What can be considered the average number of exposures will it take for the foll owing shutters to require service:

    Copal (modern) Synchro Compur

    Will the servicing just require CLA and what...
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    Lens contrast

    I have read that in many cases a Tessar lens has greater contrast due to having less air to glass surfaces than a symmetrical lens. However when perusing throug h the Schneider website, I have...
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    long lens for landscape

    Which lens is better for landscapes: Nikkor M 300 f/9 or the Nikkor tele - ED 36 0mm ? What are also the performance differences in these two lenses?
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    Mountaintop photography

    I frequently like to take my View camera to high places. When focusing my camera on the distant mountains, I find the foreground rocks are slightly out of focus but I am afraid to use lens tilt...
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    Agfa 4x5 films

    The APX100 available today is a re formulated and improved emulsion from AGFA. The tonal ranges have been expanded and the grain improved. This film is very well suited for LF landscape work and I...
  19. Does a 75 mm Rodenstock f/6.8 lens need a center filter

    Does a 75 mm Rodenstock f/6.8 lens need a center spot filter when used on a 4x5 camera? (center spot neutral density)
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    MTF charts for lenses

    It seems that there are two different ways of depicting MTF charts for lenses ev en though this shouldn't be. Ernst Wildi explains in his book on the Hassablad c amera that the horizontal axis is...
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    Lens tilt offset and View Camera bellows

    Does anybody know what the lens tilt offset is for a 150mm lens that is on a vie w camera focused at infinity and sits 5.5 ft off of the ground? (I'm referring t o the offset in the image circle)...
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    Xenar vs Symmar lenses

    I have looked on the Schneider website at the lens specs for these two lenses an d found that the Xenars have a lower value of distortion across a 4x5 frame. Doe s this make them better lenses than...
  23. Thread: JOBO 3010

    by John Dorio
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    JOBO 3010

    Hi starman,

    I had a similiar problem with my JOBO 3006 drum (expert) I couldn't resist getting one of these for myself (used) After my first blunder two weekends ago, I switched the way in which...
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    Dallmeyer lens

    Does anybody know old a lens can be if it is coated ? And does anybody know just how good a Dallon Dallmeyer tele anastigmat lens is ? It is 12" f/7.7 and is in an old Compur shutter. Can it be much...
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    Correct F stops ?

    I have a 150 Symmar- S lens f/5.6. I know its a good lens but there seems to be a problem with the f/stops. I measured the diaphram hole after removing the rear element and checked the aperture at...
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    Newton New-Vue VC2

    I ran into one of these cameras in a used camera shop this weekend for $254 in e xcellent condition. Is this a good camera and what is its track record ? It was made in 1947 from a Los Angelos...
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    Large Format lens

    I have a large format Schneider Componon - S lens 150mm f/5.6. I wish to know if its a macro lens or one for general purpose use. Also I would like to know if i ts convertible without the frount...
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    Schneider Componon-S lens

    Does anyone know if the Componon-S f/5.6 150mm lens is symmetrical and wide angl e or is it an asymmetrical Tessar design ? Is it a good lens and if so why did t hey stop making it ? Are the newer...
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    Horseman VH-R

    What is the maximum lens size that will fit on a VHR lensboard for 4x5 work ? T o use with 4x5 film and movements, will the bellows need to be replaced for the wider variety ? What are the 4x5...
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