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    Re: What Happened to Dry Mounting Prints?

    What most do not consider before dry mounting is to dry both print AND board before mounting. The stuff holds moisture. Once dry mounted, that moisture could be a problem. Common for folks doing dry...
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    Re: What Happened to Dry Mounting Prints?

    Thanks Drew for the reply. Getting to the roll core of what remains of Seal Colormount and need more. Wanted some feed back and real world experience of what current dry mount tissue is ok and proven...
  3. Re: portrait lens that will fold inside crown graphic

    TLR has a distinct advantage over a view camera without an assistant for head/shoulder portraits, this is the ability to visually see the image to be made in camera without having the image blank or...
  4. Re: Nikkor M 300mm 1:9 shutterspeed ring problems

    Shutter speed ring should not need adjustment if all is well. It is possible there is mechanical damage or wear causing the excessive friction with the shutter speed ring.

    ~Check this~

    Together...
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    Re: Nikkor M300 f9.0 not sharp

    Check the distance between film holder -vs- ground glass on the camera. Possible the two are not identical. Is the image on the ground glass sharply defined-focused using a loupe with the lens...
  6. Re: portrait lens that will fold inside crown graphic

    This would imply a focal length about 200mm or so. Given the limited bellows on a CG, achieving head/shoulder could be challenging to no-go. Using an extension lens board would work, but that will...
  7. Re: portrait lens that will fold inside crown graphic

    Define "portrait lens" beyond focal length.

    Bernice
  8. Re: Some tests rank-ordering a variety of classic and modern LF lenses

    See LFF post:
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?155445-Easy-Testing-Used-LF-Lenses&p=1527758#post1527758

    Image results from any lens test and acceptance-ranking of lens...
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    Re: Easy Testing Used LF Lenses?

    Some examples of how film_color balance_color correction filter_color densitometry and ... was done back in the day circa 1996.
    Took some digging to find these OLD color transparencies, then scan...
  10. Re: Large Format Product & Food Photography Tips/Advice?

    Well Steve...

    Those were the really great days of view camera film photography in so many ways. Those who had that experience is likely going to remember them for a long time. It was LOTS of fun....
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    What Happened to Dry Mounting Prints?

    With the move to a new house semi-settled, decided to get out the Seal 210M dry mount press and all related to try dry mounting some fiber paper prints made years ago. Shopping for dry mounting...
  12. Re: Thoughts About Schneider 240mm f/5.5 Tele Arton in Compur 0 Shutter?

    Suggest avoiding telephoto design view camera lenses unless absolutely needed due to limited bellows or similar limitations. If a smaller 240mm lens is needed for 4x5 fold up a process lens like...
  13. Re: transporting a Sinar Standard/Norma 4x5 in the field

    Don't drink beer either :)
    But farm fresh gown produce is great. Great outdoors not for me.. of which means about zero for others.

    Bernice
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    Re: 24 inch lens on Chamonix 8x10

    Been there done this, standard 8x10 Dorf can accommodate a 24" lens, problem is as a set up the overall stability is questionable. IMO, better to put the limit at 19", at 24" the camera and overall...
  15. Re: transporting a Sinar Standard/Norma 4x5 in the field

    Kinda depends on the definition of "Field" :rolleyes:

    Transport case says much about the kind of images made... One of those who are not fond of muddy shoes if this is any clue :)



    Bernice
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    Re: 8x10 film processing

    Been using PMK in a Jobo expert drum and Jobo processor since PMK was introduced in Gordon Hutchings "Book of Pyro" with very few to about zero problems.. That was in the 1990's.

    Just cannot...
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    Re: 8x10 film processing

    Jobo had a variation of these, tricky to load, works sort of OK..

    IMO, trying to economize on sheet film processing is, "penny wise, pound foolish.".

    FAR better off spending the required $ on a...
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    Re: 8x10 film processing

    During the mid 1990's got a Jobo processing system and expert drums. After that all sheet film was processed this way. The results were consistent, uniform and predictable using modest volumes of...
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    Re: Process lens image circle nature

    Maybe a single element achromat lens instead of a highly corrected process lens would do good. Many of these long focal length process lenses have been taken up by ULF folks paying !$! for them....
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    Re: Which lens next?

    Consider a 240mm APO ronar or 9-1/2" APO artar in shutter (1st choice) or 300mm APO ronar or 12" APO artar in shutter depending on bellows capability of your field camera.

    The APO ronar or artar...
  21. Re: transporting a Sinar Standard/Norma 4x5 in the field

    5x7 Sinar Norma & ground glass protector with:

    ~two 6" rails & end caps.
    ~ten 5x7 or 13x18cm film holders.
    ~standard bellows & bag bellows.
    ~Minolta Spot F meter.
    ~dark cloth.
    ~Horseman GG...
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    Re: Lens questions from a new 4x5 shooter

    +1

    Get a 150mm f5.6 from any of the big four, Fujinon, Nikon, Rodenstock Schneider in a known good shutter and burn film. Need to start some where and the sooner the better.

    ~At some point,...
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    Re: Lens questions from a new 4x5 shooter

    Look at the digital images of your history to get a good idea of the kind of images you're making along with where and how these images were made. This will aid in knowing the lens focal length and...
  24. Re: Alternative to the Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 for 4x5?

    210mm f3.5 Heilar.
    197583

    There were a good number of 6" f2.8 lenses (Leitz Elcan, Pacific Optical, Perkin Elmer and others) made for the US military beyond the Aero Ektar.
    Beyond eBay, look at...
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    Re: Rethinking my 4x5 Field Camera choice

    Ed, regardless of what camera is decided on it will always be a set of trade-off. There is no ideal camera that will meet every image making needs. Size-weight-bulk is a given aspect of the sheet...
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    Re: DOF on 8x10 vs. 4x5?

    Drew is absolutely correct on this.

    Perception of what is focused what is not focused and the personality of what is out of focus-vs-in focus is extremely complex. This is where I'll take absolute...
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    That was the remains of Ampex after most of the buildings were broken down some time in the mid-later 1990's. No idea what is in that plot of land now.


    Bernice
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    The remains of Ampex, some time in the mid-later 1990's.
    ...
  29. Re: Large Format Product & Food Photography Tips/Advice?

    Wow Steve, that was a trip dow memory lane.

    Typical CC filters used were 025 to 10 to maybe 20, at CC-20 or more of any correction color filter, the worry began to set in knowing something is...
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    Re: Rethinking my 4x5 Field Camera choice

    As mentioned previously, work backwards. What kind of print, image making environment, lenses required to produce the prints in mind, choose a camera based on lens and finished print requirements.
    ...
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    Re: DOF on 8x10 vs. 4x5?

    No amount of Depth of Field _ Depth of Focus calculations can equal direct viewing of the ground glass image with the camera set up, lighting set up and the lens stopped down to the taking aperture....
  32. Re: Large Format Product & Food Photography Tips/Advice?

    IMO, there is no substitute for a really GOOD food stylist. These folks know all the tricks to make food so appetizing and appealing on film or screen.


    Bernice
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    Re: DOF on 8x10 vs. 4x5?

    More than just Depth of Field _ Depth of Focus, larger the film format on table top or similar non-infinity images, the larger the problems will be.. To believe larger film format always yields...
  34. Re: Large Format Product & Food Photography Tips/Advice?

    Foba stand with the gear drive Majestic head worked GOOD with a Sinar P. Stable, easy to adjust and mobile. BIG studio space required, been there done this.

    The Foto social status three were...
  35. Re: Will a Sinar DB lens Work With a Sinar Copal Shutter?

    Sinar shutter appeared in several variations. Original Sinar Norma shutter was Swiss made (Sinar green), does not work with DB lenses, does fit all Sinar front standard frames or 4x5 rear frames.
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  36. Re: Large Format Product & Food Photography Tips/Advice?

    This is the very basic beginnings of the Food Foto Fantasy-Illusion.
    https://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/article/food-styling

    Food imaging in still-video-film is a specialty illusion...
  37. Re: Large Format Product & Food Photography Tips/Advice?

    Food or product Foto with view camera and color sheet film?

    How far does one want to go? All out image excellence or hobby tinker images?

    All out image excellence with color transparency film...
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    Re: Best enlarging lenses

    Glass carrier alone means much of zero as the actual performance of the specific glass film carrier can vary from horrid to excellent with many factors involved.

    Consider the Hasselblad Lunar...
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    Re: Best enlarging lenses

    If making prints on B&W paper, absolute highest performance enlarger lens is not that important as the print paper simply cannot present in the finished print all the information projected on to it....
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    Re: Best enlarging lenses

    Curious that a sheet of film would "pop" in a glass carrier. Never in all the years of printing on a Durst 138 condenser enlarger with glass carriers has this happened. Problems with dust_absolutely,...
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