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    Re: Are all plasmats convertible?

    I "convert" my Fujinon-W 300mm f5.6 lens by removing the front group. New focal length is about 600mm. Several precautions:

    Add three stops of exposure compensation to allow for the extra bellows...
  2. Re: Long Process Lenses for Landscape? 24" RDA? APO-Nikkor 610/9?

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    Snow Gum Dance, Charlotte Pass
    Gelatin -silver photograph on Ultrafine Silver Eagle VC FB photographic paper, image size 24.6cm X...
  3. Re: First and hopefully only lens for landscape?

    Fujinon-W 300mm f5.6 for me too. It's a sharp modern plasmat with a big image circle.

    Against the rules and unofficially this lens can be used as a convertible. With the front half removed leaving...
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    Re: Weekend Mystery Quiz

    The Tachihara scale runs from zero at the front of the camera bed to 16.6cm at the back . But it would not matter if it was the other way around because the scale is used to estimate the difference...
  5. Re: Which would be easier to build - 8x10 SLR or TLR?

    Why build? Just buy a Gowlandflex 8x10 twin lens reflex camera. I think 8 were built and surely one would be for sale at the right money.
  6. Re: Focal Lengths with movements for Tachihara 4x5

    I've used a Tachihara 45GF for more than thirty years and the lens set for it has come down to 90mm, 135mm, and 210mm. In the landscape and portrait work that I do I've never run out of camera...
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    Re: Tired of my ground glass

    Ground glass screens are a compromise. Optical law has not been repealed.

    The finer the grind the better small details can be focussed. But too fine and the screen tends toward transparency and a...
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    Re: Expired Film images...lets see yours

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    Past Imperfect #7

    Gelatin-silver photograph on Ultrafine Silver Eagle VC FB photographic paper, image size 16.4cm X 21.3cm, from a...
  9. Thread: Grass

    by Maris Rusis
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    Re: Grass

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    Storm-blown Sedge Field

    Gelatin-silver photograph on Agfa Classic VC FB photographic paper, image size 16.3cm X 21.5cm,
    from a...
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    Re: Mounting without a press?

    Listen to Drew, absolutely true! I have dry mounted photographs from nearly 50 years ago when I was young, broke, and desperate to get stuff into frames and onto a wall. The cheap mount board I used...
  11. Re: snubby screwdriver made for tripod plate screws?

    I stick to the coin method. If I had a special screwdriver that could turn the tripod plate screw really really tight I'd need that same screwdriver to undo that tripod plate screw. A conveniently...
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    Ever the contrarian I see a justifiable case for doing the opposite. Starting with four "full to the top" 1 litre bottles there will be less total airspace than a 4 litre bottle as the developer gets...
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    Re: Nikkor 480mm f9 image circle at f128?

    Easy to measure.
    Stop the lens down to f128 and place a ruler or tape measure 480mm behind the lens aperture and at right angles to the optical axis. Now walk left and watch when the exit pupil of...
  14. Re: Post your critters & plants under the macro lens

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    Sedge and Oxygen Bubbles, Alexandria Bay
    Gelatin-silver photograph on Ultrafine Silver Eagle VC FB photographic paper, image size...
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    Re: Trees & limbs fallen from the skies

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    Storm Cleft Tree
    Gelatin-silver photograph on Agfa Classic MCC111 VC FB, image area 24.6cm x 19.6cm, from a TriX Pan Professional...
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    Re: How many film holders?

    About 30 in 8x10 and 4x5 formats plus 6 Grafmatics in 4x5. The idea long ago when I got the holders was to be able to load out a complete 50 sheet box of film in one go and not have to re-freeze some...
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    Re: Post Your Smaller Format Trees!

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    Snow Gum Before Mount Duncan
    Gelatin-silver photograph on Freestyle Private Reserve VC FB photographic paper, image size 21.4cm X...
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    Re: Minimalism, post yours

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    Full Moon, Sunshine Beach
    Gelatin-silver photograph on Agfa VC FB photographic paper, image size 21.5cm X 15.0cm, from a 4x5 Tri-X...
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    Re: Dodging & Burning 8x10 Contact Prints

    I use an enlarger as a controlled light source for contact printing.
    As a guide to the eye I put a wet pilot print in a dry tray on the enlarger baseboard next to the contact frame so I have a...
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    Re: how large (or small) are your prints?

    Everything goes onto 8x10 photographic paper.

    8x10 contact prints have an image area of19.3cm X 24.7cm.
    Rectangular pictures from 4x5, 67, and 68 formats have an image area of 16.3cm X 21.5cm....
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    Re: Rocks and stones

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    Angular Pool, Monument Bay
    Gelatin-silver photograph on Agfa Classic MCC 111 FB VC photographic paper, image size 16.3cm X 21.5cm, ...
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    Re: Why is aperture backwards??

    The first time focal ratios were explained to me they were called F.Stops. The bigger the number the more light stopping power the aperture setting had.
  23. Re: B/W film & B/W chems - What's in your darkroom?

    film: Fomapan 100, 200, 400
    paper: Ilford Classic VC FB
    developers: Xtol replenished, Dektol
    stop bath: Fotospeed SB50 Odorless - costs more but no exhaust fan required...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    It is myself. By coincidence I shot a roll of ACROS at Lake Cootharaba on Friday, developed it yesterday, and sleeved it up this morning: Ultralong exposures, neg densities all over the place,...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    GRAYnomad you inspire me. Here's another one from the Kosciuszko National Park:


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    Snowy River, Summer Clouds
    Gelatin-silver...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Good one, GRAYnomad.
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    Re: Bender 8x10 Camera

    I drove past this scene of a ploughed field and bottle trees and continued about 20 kilometres down the road but the picture possibility kept nagging at me and I had to turn back. Then the cloud was...
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    Re: Bender 8x10 Camera

    I built and used a Bender 8x10 after my Nagaoka 8x10 was stolen and I was too poor to buy a finished camera. Here's an example:


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  29. Re: Is it a linear progression between 90mm and 150mm?

    I used to carry a lot of lenses for the 4x5 format until I realised a well made 4x5 negative is very generous in maintaining image quality when cropped. I can crop a 90mm view out of what my 75mm...
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    Re: getting glass CLEAN, how do you do it?

    Years ago I did liquid surface tension measurements using a glass microscope slide suspended from a laboratory balance. The change in force when the edge of the slide touched the liquid could be...
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    Re: Tray developing problem - 8x10

    Is that a positive with black blotches? Then the negative has clear patches caused something that prevented light or developer getting to those patches. But what?
  32. Re: Does anyone use GND filters on B&W film?

    No GND but I sometimes use a Grad Red to lower the blue sky tone and pop the clouds a bit. The advantage is that ground level shadows are not darkened like a solid red filter tends to do.
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    Re: Cannot Over Expose?

    Sure enough I've exposed Tmax 400 8x10 film with the shutter speed set for f64 and then completely forgot to stop the lens down. That's seven stops over and the negative looked very dark indeed....
  34. Re: Thoughts About Nikkor SW 75mm F4.5 on Linhof Master Technika?

    When I had a Master Technika I would solve the "lens on the gap" problem by pulling the camera back rearwards a short distance on the four support rods and then locking them off equally. Now the lens...
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    Re: Fixing bellows corners

    The best bellows repair tape is 3M type 850 black polyester tape: very thin, strong no-bleed adhesive, opaque, infinitely flexible, does not weather or perish, EXPENSIVE.
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    Re: Help with Carl Zeiss lens please!

    Really nice lens! This type of Compur shutter can be easily broken by trying to use the cocking lever when the little function dial is in the Z (=Time) or D (=Bulb) positions. And it breaks the other...
  37. Re: Can anyone recommend a sturdy tall carbon fiber tripod and ball head/pan-tilt hea

    Good tripod but there is a theory that the smallest leg section should always be extended. For us pessimists this means that the joint between the first and second leg sections is high up and out of...
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    Re: Developer trays

    Instead of a photographic style developer tray I changed to a red polythene Kleenmaid dish washing tray from the camping supplies store. It's deeper than a tray for better splash control. Over the...
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    Re: mounting gelatine filters between glass

    I've used Wratten gelatin filters in scientific applications, not photography, and I found those filters are so thin that they have a negligible effect on image quality even if they are not dead...
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    Re: Film changing bag or changing tent?

    In a pinch I've used a big changing bag but to stop it flopping down on the film loading area I first put in the largest cardboard carton that will fit. This creates a "cave" for the hands to work in.
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