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  1. Re: 4x5 Screen comparison (Intrepid, Chamonix, Maxwell)

    Thanks for all these posts. Interesting that Chamonix made the modified clamps. Direct contact with Hugo for these?
  2. Re: 4x5 Screen comparison (Intrepid, Chamonix, Maxwell)

    THanks for posting this. These are different screens on the back of your Chamonix? Which is easiest and most accurate to work with? I've used Maxwell screens on 2 MF cameras with good success. I'm...
  3. Simple Q for LF newby: Lens shade (trad 35mm type) vs. Compendium Lens Hood

    There's a world of difference in cost. Coming from 35mm and MF, I've been largely an on-lens round screw-in filter thread mounted lens shade type of guy. These are cheap. The Compendium Lens...
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    Re: Which Chamonix 4x5?

    Similar interest in these cameras, but more concerned with wide angle capability. My widest lens is 75mm Rodenstock Grandagon-N. I've used it with recessed boards on an Arca Swiss Model B. Curious...
  5. Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    Bertie: "i say ol' egg... why don't you ring up our favorite newt fancier, and ask Gussie Finknottle what he'd buy. He's into that sort of sport, what? Me? I'm having one of Jeeves's."
  6. Re: Camera confusion: Beginner Puzzles over Chamonix et al

    This is all helpful. Thanks for continuing. Sounds like I did all right to have picked a monorail as a first camera. I've got to see what I can do to get it where it needs to go without breaking the...
  7. Re: Camera confusion: Beginner Puzzles over Chamonix et al

    Thanks! I think I've got it. Yes, I have several books... and Simmons's book is one of them. I think one of the books (I'm at work and can't check) even has a series of exercises to complete as a...
  8. Re: Camera confusion: Beginner Puzzles over Chamonix et al

    Peter: Thanks. Yes... that's what i read and have dry run played with prior to our move and putting all this stuff in storage for several months. What I'm wondering is whether in field cameras they...
  9. Re: Camera confusion: Beginner Puzzles over Chamonix et al

    Thanks for reading and responding, but I must have garbled my question. I am firmly NOT after another camera, and actually thought I made that definitively clear.

    What I thought I was asking was a...
  10. Camera confusion: Beginner Puzzles over Chamonix et al

    So like a recent thread, I've been shooting and developing for sometime... 35mm but mostly MF of late. Lured into 4X5 LF, I picked up an Arca Swiss Model B and a couple of lenses a while back....
  11. Re: What's going on with B&H & Foma?

    Agree that Freestyle shipping is expensive, yet in some cases, availability tops other considerations. B&H shipping drops to free over certain value... rather than builds... at least here on the east...
  12. Re: XTOL Replenished Facts vs Fables

    FWIW, I tried replenishing XTOL (referred to as XTOL-R by some) when using a JOBO and figured I just wasn't good at working with replenishment. Found I wasn't alone, and a number of other folks had...
  13. Re: Northern Virginia/Washington, DC

    Milton (and Philip): I would like to get together very much. We move out in a week. And then as a newby to LF 4X5 (5X4... which is it?) I'm still waiting on my first batch of film from Freestyle...
  14. Re: Northern Virginia/Washington, DC

    Milton: Thank you for the offer. I'm in the midst of a home sale and move which is proving a tad more disrupting than figured. Have another week or two before life starts to settle down a bit. If I...
  15. Re: Developing with Jobo 2509n tanks on CPE2+ vs. SP-445 tanks

    So here's the review youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=63&v=oYAxajtRQhc

    Looks to me like the best option is to go ahead with the 2509n reels, wings and loader (acquired a while...
  16. Re: Developing with Jobo 2509n tanks on CPE2+ vs. SP-445 tanks

    Yes, everyone who swings with the Expert Drums - loves them. There's a review of the HP Combi Plan out there on the net that is downright ...well ...either the system is bad or the user... and no...
  17. Developing with Jobo 2509n tanks on CPE2+ vs. SP-445 tanks

    I'm heading into this end of things. Wondering whether to pick up a few 2509n reels for my 2500 Jobo tanks, or focus more manually on SP-445 tank. Jobo... I know Jobo. Done tons of roll film with it....
  18. Re: Northern Virginia/Washington, DC

    Folks: Surprised to see as much life on this thread as there is. I'm just beginning to go down the LF rabbit hole, and am curious whether there are any LF shooters in Annapolis / Baltimore area? Let...
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    Re: LF beginner Film

    Okay... thanks for the guidance, and yes, you've shamed me into it. Looks like the thing to do is to pick up some Foma/Arista 100 and 400 film and just give it a go. At least the inevitable...
  20. LF beginner and a Wista 6x7 rollfilm back for 4X5

    Not as obvious as this sounds, I've been thinking that learning some of the basic exposure and (limited) movement issues might be learned with a roll film back - since acquired. Film is cheaper and I...
  21. Re: Tips on loading 4x5 film into the holders - Help needed

    Duolab123: Just for the record, I am old, too. If 62 is old, then come June I'm joining you right there. And yet here I am a beginner. All my life, I've always been a beginner - even at things I know...
  22. Re: Tips on loading 4x5 film into the holders - Help needed

    Follow-on question from someone so new I haven't even ordered my 1st batch of 4X5 film: What sort of protection does the film have from the light while in the box? In other words, does the box of...
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    Re: LF beginner Film

    FWIW ISO 400 seems to have a more limited range of films: HP5, TMY and Bergger Pancro. The read I get on Foma is low quality control - including scratches and light leaks. I've tended to stay away in...
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    LF beginner Film

    I've been shooting and developing 35mm and 120 C-41 and B&W with a Jobo for a while. Had kind of settled on Delta 400 as my main B&W and Portra 400 in C41. Works fine and I feel like after cranking a...
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