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  1. Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    When I was a student at RIT enrolled in the BioMedical Photography program of studies, I did all my Photomicrography assignments with my 8x10. I remember standing on the lab countertop looking down...
  2. Re: Which would be easier to build - 8x10 SLR or TLR?

    Toyo-View 8x10 Binocular Reflex Hood was available a few years ago from B&H, but the item is now listed as "No Longer Made". There was an article in VIEWCAMERA about someone having a reflex housing...
  3. Re: COMPARISON: Fujinon W 250mm f6.7 & Fujinon A 240 f9

    Piping in again about Repro-Clarons. Back in, I think, the mid 1990s I was shooting 4x5 Chromes with my Sinar F. I owned several 210mm lenses. Repro-Claron, Red Dot Artar, G-Claron, and a Nikkor-W....
  4. Re: COMPARISON: Fujinon W 250mm f6.7 & Fujinon A 240 f9

    Schneider Repro-Clarons are much over looked because people gravitate towards the G-Clarons which probably have more coverage than you'll ever need to use. Intern Repro-Clarons in shutters can be had...
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    Large geared head recommendations needed

    I will be starting a multi year project of photographing historical buildings. Camera of choice will be for the main part an 8x10 Sinar Norma with an 120mm Nikkor, 5.9" Gray Periscope, and a 200mm...
  6. Re: A foolish idea? Creating a positive transparency from a negative

    Many years ago did this when getting my MFA (one of several projects that I pursued). At the time used Kodak 2566 Reproduction film (Kodalith?, my memory fails me here) and developed it in a diluted...
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    Re: Locking the Arca Swiss z1-sp Plate

    My Sinar Pan/tilt head has a "locking" pin which mates with a hole in the bottom of the rail clamp on the camera. Have done the same with other view cameras. Aligning the pin with the hole takes a...
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    Re: DARKROOM - Electric Questions

    Present darkroom is my 4th. Measures 8' x 17' which was determined by a pre-existing wall.
    Two 20 amp circuits both on GFIs: Was an overcall in retrospect. Two 15 amp circuits would have been more...
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    Re: Best 1/4" to 3/8" adapter?

    Found two Arca-Swiss 8mm 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 adapters that I had bought years ago, never used (still in original packaging), but stored and forgot about. They look to be a lot, I mean a lot better...
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    Best 1/4" to 3/8" adapter?

    One of my high quality ball heads does not offer an OEM 3/8" tripod screw option. The only way to go is to get a 1/4" to 3/8" adapter. I have a few older ones but not that high of quality and the...
  11. Re: Large and rather interesting Schneider Optik lens in large shroud or barrel???

    Have seen a similar Schneider lens (as I remember approximately the same focal length) that was initially a cine lens but was adapted to a SLR camera. The one I saw had only one marked aperture...
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    Re: 300mm lens 4x5" landscape

    For my 4x5 Chamonix I use a 300mm f/6.3 Komura in a COPAL 1. Tele lens so relatively little bellows extension needed. Yes larger than a G-Claron but not all by that much. Excellent OEM lenshood...
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    Re: UV LED Exposure Boxes

    Strips look to be not close enough for my tastes. Since they are made for "electronic plates", my guess is that these plates are more like Kodalith film - 2 "Zones", D-max and clear. Just an educated...
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    Re: Carrying the 12x20

    Have used the same Remin cart since probably around the late 1980s and can recommend it 100%. It has never failed nor let me down. Excellent cart for going up or down a stairway.
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    Re: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 cameras?

    Seems to me that a lot of people perceive little difference between the 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 format and the 8x10 format. For me there is a great difference between the formats...
    With my Whole Plate 95% of...
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    Re: Jobodrum for prints

    With a JOBO 3062 (2 sheets FB 11x14) I had mixed results. Using JOBO clips produced uneven development every now and then. Without the clips I have had one sheet unseat itself a number of times....
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    Re: What went wrong? cloudy negatives

    Reminds me in the late 1970s when twice in a row I ended up fogged negatives. Turns out that when I turned off the main lights in the darkroom, I closed my eyes and proceeded to load the film on the...
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    Re: Linhof marked any better?

    On a related note, I was always impressed by manufacturers who included film that was taken with their equipment. A transparency came with my NOBLEX PRO 6/150UX with the camera's serial number marked...
  19. Re: Suggest a 12" (300mm) lens for portrait work on 8x10?

    Find one that the front element screws out. I think there were 6 marked (degrees of softness) settings. "Soft focus" effect I found to be quite pleasing for portraits when I was shooting with the...
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    Re: Finding #3 shutter for G-Claron 355mm f/9

    A few years ago I sat down and called some medium to smaller camera stores in NYC. Most are pretty much 100% digital so expect to have to describe to them just what a leaf shutter is. Ended up in...
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    Re: Blowing up a Kodak 2D to 12x20

    At one time I had and used an 8x10 Burke &. James Commercial view. I was interested in converting it into an 11x14. After planning everything out and adding up all the expenses, I found an 11x14...
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    Shooting expired B&W film

    Passing my following experience on: Around the year 2000 I bought a lot of 120 Agfa APX 100 and Ilford SFX 200. All the rolls were always kept frozen from the time I had purchased the film. Moving...
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    Re: snubby screwdriver made for tripod plate screws?

    I carry a keychain screwdriver similar to this one.
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    Re: Best 4x5 camera to accommodate a 65mm lens?

    I use a 65mm Nikkor on my 45N-2 Chamonix with its normal bellows without any problems. Seriously thought about acquiring a 45H-1 or 45HS-1 Chamonix for using exclusively with my 65mm and 90mm optics,...
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    Re: a fake Topcor 90mm f5.6 (Horseman)?

    Over the years have bought two view camera lenses off ebay which had the correct front set of elements and the correct shutter, but the rear set of elements was from another lens that just happened...
  26. Thread: DIY Sinar bubbles

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    Re: DIY Sinar bubbles

    A while back also found some similar levels on ebay, and bought bought several of them. Placed them on a granite surface plate next to each other and one was no good, two not quite acceptable (used...
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    Re: 8x10 Photography Compared to 4x5 Photography?

    For me shooting whole plate, 8x10, and 11x14 is a completely different experience in comparison with shooting 4x5 or any of the 120 formats. In the former three I am looking at the size of the final...
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    Re: Arca Swiss A Or B 8x10

    I once acquired a SInar Norma that looked pretty similar to yours. I didn't take the camera completely apart but separated it into its major units/sections. Then with a lot of patience slowly tackled...
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    Re: Quick release tripod mount

    images with and without plate attached
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    Re: Mounting without a press?

    Tried this a few times but always resulted in that warp when dried. Having the white glue dry with the print and board under a flat board with a weight on it solved the warping problem, but it took...
  31. Thread: Flange Troubles

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    Re: Flange Troubles

    Once found and acquired a large Petzval barrel lens in an antiques shop for little money (so wish that I had kept it) in the 1990s. Went to a local machinist shop to have a flange made for the lens....
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    Re: Nikkor-T ED 1200mm f18 on 8x10

    Many years ago I was contacted to shoot an early morning shot of a building from atop a windy cliff. Was shooting 4x5 Chromes with a 1200mm Nikkor-T ED. First time with a Sinar P atop a medium weight...
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    Re: SEI Exposure Photometer

    My belief is that the selenium cell's output was so little that it needed the power of the battery going through the rheostat to budge the needle. FYI: Someone, unfortunately long gone, offered to...
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    Re: SEI Exposure Photometer

    The S.E.I. Photometer as you stated was made for around 20 years. The shape of the point of the needle is the best way to determine the age of the meter. Last ones made had a simple needle with no...
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    Re: Is it possible to practice the art of "seeing"?

    Also use one in my travels. I have labeled it to approximately equal the focal lengths used with the four formats that I shoot. Using the finder I am able to come back to the location(s) with a...
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    Re: Sinar 8x10 reflex viewing hood

    Am in the process of starting to fabricate a reflex viewing hood for my whole plate camera. Anyone have any suggestions on sources of front surfaced mirrors, especially sources who will custom cut...
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    Re: Scanner Options & Comparisons. Which to choose?

    Would be helpful to know just how large you want to print your images. Lately I have been printing no larger than 9"x12", so single exposures with a Nikon D850 with either a 65mm Macro Nikkor f/4.5...
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    Re: Which Densitometer to Purchase?

    Since the late 1970s, I have been using a MACBETH TD-504 densitometer. It has never failed me. If I needed another densitometer for whatever reason, I would without doubt find another TD-504.
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    I have yet to have any alignment problems, but then I tend to drive very slow when the going gets rough. Some of the TV ads that have their SUVs blowing down dirt roads give a false impression of off...
  40. Thread: Flange Troubles

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    Re: Flange Troubles

    I have used STANLEY DUALMELT Dual Temperature Glue Sticks for years now without a single failure. Prep for use on glass is to clean the glass first with lens cleaner. Prep for use on other surfaces...
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