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

    Interesting that all of your Tessars are in the bottom group, I would have expected modern coated Tessars to rank equally with coated Dagors, at f22-28.
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    Re: Drum scans in Montreal?

    I have a couple of HPs with similar specs to the Epsons, unfortunately they are also from the early '00s and I can't get the drivers to work with a 64-bit OS. That limits the size of my overall scan...
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    Re: I'd like to see them make . . . .

    A light-weight rolling camera case large enough for a bulky 8x10, holders, lenses and assorted crap, with big wheels for hauling over rocks and branches, rigid enough to sit on when closed.
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    Re: Drum scans in Montreal?

    Your side-by-side comparison has almost convinced me to buy Epson flatbed. Anyway, good to know you're out there, I've always wanted to try a drum scan of one of my negs.
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    Re: IR 760 filter - rating film speed

    I have shot Konica imagesetter film with filters up to 820nm, I used an old Pentax V spotmeter for exposure calculations. I simply held the filter up to the spotmeter and shot through it, then...
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    Re: Focus Shift For Infra-Red

    I have also never compensated, using the opaque IR filters and Konica imagesetter film. Never been an issue with normal landscapes, I imagine critical focusing on a portrait with a wide-open f3.6...
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    Re: Strategies in Cold - During and After Shoot

    Hip flask. Never really bothered doing anything for the gear.
  8. Re: Rodenstock Imagon 22cm/4 Kunstler Portratobjektiv

    I believe Rodenstock made an older (brass) version that was the inverse, the single element was in the rear. It was called 'hemi-anastigmat', I guess for 'half of an anastigmat'.
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    Re: Bellows Material

    An inexpensive changing bag (the kind that looks like a T-shirt with a zipper at the bottom) could easily be fashioned into a bag bellows. Something like the fiberglass supports from a small soft...
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    Re: Strange old camera

    From the fasteners used, I would hazard a guess that it was made sometime in the 1950s-60s.
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    Re: DOF on 8x10 vs. 4x5?

    It's pretty easy to understand that if you take an image with a 240mm lens at f22 on your 4x5, then mount the lens on your 8x10 and re-take the image still at f22, the resulting images will have the...
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    Re: Need Packard shutter solenoid mod

    That's a buzzer. I was thinking more of this:

    Newhouse Hardware CHM1 Door Bell Chime, White

    There are in fact 2 solenoids inside, in a shared plastic housing. A hacksaw would quickly tun that...
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    Re: Need Packard shutter solenoid mod

    It's occurred to me recently that old-style doorbells have an appropriate-size solenoid with spring return that would be strong enough for smaller Packards. They're made to run on 24VAC or DC, but...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: most used ULF formats

    I loved 11x14, and as a bonus it's not that hard finding lenses for that format. Unfortunately I can't carry it anymore, so I had to divest.
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    Re: Schneider-Kreuznach misprint

    Depends. Were you a millionaire before finding this lens?
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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

    I'm not 100% sure of the exact circumstances of this mistake. I have a home-made recessed lens board for my 65/5.6 SA and 75/5.6 Fujinon W to use on my B&J 4x5. Instead of just switching lens...
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    Re: Anyone use 5x7 x-ray film

    I have cut down 8x10 Fuji X-ray to both 4x5 and 5x7. PITA.
  18. Thread: Single Travel

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    Re: Single Travel

    I have camped alone in polar bear country in the Canadian far north (pre large format). I have also photographed in a number of cities at night. I felt safer in bear country. Obviously one needs...
  19. Re: Box of paper dated 1952, what to do with it?

    Ask Ginette if she's still working on her project with expired paper?
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    Re: Preferred Format, and why?

    I've been thinking about this since the thread was launched. I don't have a preferred format, I have preferred lenses which dictate format. And circumstances such as location, travel, or how far...
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    Re: Cutting a hole in a lens board?

    I bought a pack of 10 1/8" shank bits for drilling and routing circuit boards (I think) off fleabay that cut aluminum like butter. I think I paid about $12 for the pack. There's a lot of CNC...
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    Re: Walmart studio lighting

    There was an issue with Pringles in Canada, IIRC, because they don't contain enough potato to be called a potato chip.
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    Re: Nikkor 900mm f9 question

    Yes, always.
  24. Re: How different are Tessars from different companies?

    Yes.
  25. Re: "The big two" - Please tell me about your japanese lenses!

    Sony Handycam, if your name starts with "Lars".

    Again, I enjoy a good story told in images. I also enjoy images made with Diana F or Kodak box cameras, if the photographer has something to say.
  26. Re: "The big two" - Please tell me about your japanese lenses!

    I watch a lot of independent movies, because I don't much care for the movies about the guy with the superpowers chasing after a bad guy with superpowers because he stole some shiny thing with...
  27. Re: "The big two" - Please tell me about your japanese lenses!

    If you're a cinematographer shooting a big-budget motion picture on film, you need to worry about the color cast of your lenses. Since the same scene will be shot with several different lenses from...
  28. Re: "The big two" - Please tell me about your japanese lenses!

    There are very few bad large format lenses. I've tried out, if not used regularly, well over 100 lenses dating from the 1860s to my most recent which is probably late 80s. I've only had 2 where I...
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    Re: Cutting a hole in a lens board?

    I've done aluminum boards with a sharp bit, have to be careful not to load the bit with chips though.
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    Re: Cutting a hole in a lens board?

    Dremel rotary tool with appropriate bit, and the Dremel circle cutting attachment. With some practice, I now regularly cut holes in wood accurate enough to screw lenses into the wood directly if I...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Love this.
  32. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    I don't care how good it is, there's no way I'm chancing having my wife find a jar of KY in my camera bag.
  33. Re: Pentax spotmeter - replacement battery cover or alternative?

    My analog Pentax spot came to me without the battery cover. I took one from an M-series Pentax camera, it was a perfect fit.
  34. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice? I suppose to some degree, since I can't afford a modern ultra-wide for 8x10 but I was able to buy a Super-Angulon 65/5.6 for under $100. But...
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    Re: Anybody like circular images?

    I do like circular images, and used to print them in the darkroom many years ago. But any time I've tried it in LF with a lens that vignettes on the format, I have been disappointed. No lens I've...
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    Re: 8" Dallmeyer Pentac f/2.9 - Any Users?

    I have a 1920s Dallmeyer Pentac 8"/2.9 sunken-mount from a Marion variable-slit 4x5 reflex camera. No yellowing elements. I understand that during wartime, the UK made loads of these with different...
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    Re: spot meter review: bewi zoom spot

    I've used one, they're a good cheap all-purpose meter if you don't mind fiddling with the batteries.
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    Re: Should Nude Sections Remain Unenforced

    I would wager there is not a single reader of this forum who is too young, by anyone's judgement, to view the artistic, non-explicit nudes that are allowed on this forum. I understand many people...
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    Re: EBay works Perfectly NOT! I prefer LFPF FS/WTB

    I've been selling on fleabay since the '90s. Every so often I get scammed again because they change their rules again and someone finds a way. Then I get mad and quit selling for a year or so, don't...
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    Re: EBay works Perfectly NOT! I prefer LFPF FS/WTB

    Ebay asks me the weight and dimensions of the parcel, and which postal services I wish to use for each region, be it Canada, USA, or overseas. Ebay then gives shoppers from each of these locations a...
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