Search:

Type: Posts; User: Andy Eads; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    63
    Views
    8,046

    Re: August Portraits

    Beautifully seen and executed. Thank you for sharing this intimate moment.
  2. Replies
    33
    Views
    1,433

    Re: Leaf Shutter High Speed

    The efficiency of the shutter plays into all this. The 1960 edition of the Focal Encyclopedia of Photography defines it as the ratio of the light (the shutter) transmits during the exposure to the...
  3. Replies
    2
    Views
    276

    Re: Lens board with 39mm hole

    39mm is the standard Leica screw mount thread size. Many enlarger lenses use that thread. Perhaps that board held a lens for close up work.
  4. Replies
    9
    Views
    725

    Re: Tuning a Bender 8x10

    ic-racer, That's a great approach to precise alignment. I once had access to the Hasselblad concentric mirror set to do much the same thing.
  5. Replies
    9
    Views
    725

    Re: Tuning a Bender 8x10

    I thought Wehman cameras were goofy looking till I tried a friend's. Thanks for sharing your experiences.
  6. Replies
    9
    Views
    725

    Tuning a Bender 8x10

    I am the owner of a used Bender 8x10 format camera bought about 15 years ago. It was built by the original owner from a kit sold by Jay Bender. Its key features were light weight (less than 7 pounds)...
  7. Replies
    6
    Views
    517

    Re: Swapping the pinhole with a lens

    Laci, you have a good idea there. Many people have done this before you. So, a little research will reveal numerous designs. Many designs can be used hand held, essentially point and shoot. Using the...
  8. Thread: Water marks

    by Andy Eads
    Replies
    16
    Views
    1,356

    Re: Water marks

    Dave, Are you using a wetting agent as the last bath? It looks like the concentration might be too high. - Andy
  9. Replies
    36
    Views
    3,010

    Re: Focusing loupe

    Alan, I was desperate one day doing a studio set and so I grabbed a focusing magnifier made for the Nikon F. I think the designation was DW-6. It is 6x and has a huge field of view making it...
  10. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,133

    Re: Cable Release 4x5

    Alan, PVC has a tendency to get brittle and stiff with age and in cold. The woven sheaths do not. - Andy
  11. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,303

    Re: My first 4x5 photo

    Bertie, Nice work. Looking forward to seeing your work. Looks like you have everything well in hand. - Andy
  12. Re: Can anyone here help me understand how to use the Sekonic L-778 Dual Spot Meter?

    Dear Manfrominternet,

    Allow me to suggest that you first need a working philosophy regarding exposure. None of this will make sense till you have a solid idea of which approach to exposure control...
  13. Re: Which shutter-speed is park-position when not in use?

    I bought a new copal #1 and it arrived set at T. I believe the theory is you do not want to leave any spring under tension for extended periods lest they become weak. Perhaps modern materials are not...
  14. Re: Single Story Project at AIA Center for Architecture in NYC from 11/21/2019

    Congratulations! What a perfect application of LF to a historical document!
  15. Replies
    6
    Views
    785

    Re: Multicoating on a lens

    Small marks on a lens are usually a very small percentage of the lens area. The closer to the center of the lens the more harm they will do to the image. Most coating marks I've encountered are not...
  16. Replies
    26
    Views
    2,338

    Re: HC110 B with HP5+ @ 100

    You might want to consider using a developer with inherently lower film speed if you want a printable contrast range. HC110 may work highly diluted but it is a formula noted for delivering rated film...
  17. Replies
    5
    Views
    546

    Re: Hi from Coimbra (Portugal)

    Welcome to the group. Your background is very interesting and your ability to adapt to your circumstances makes you a perfect fit for this forum. Looking forward to seeing more of your work! - Andy
  18. Re: Unexplicable exposure problem with paper negatives

    Dead or contaminated developer?
  19. Replies
    47
    Views
    3,639

    Re: Photographs with Location Sound

    My brother and I were traveling through the Columbia Gorge near Pony Tail Falls. He did not have a camera along but I was happily shooting stills with a Nikon D750. He asked if I would make a video...
  20. Replies
    10
    Views
    2,099

    Re: The little red box

    Neat!
  21. Replies
    6,631
    Views
    1,526,902

    Re: post your trees!

    This was a first effort with a new-to-me 8x10 Agfa, 300 mm f/9 Nikkor M, TMax 100. The image is of an old orchard in Kennewick, WA, since removed for a strip mall. I used the VIDEC exposure system...
  22. Re: SunLike LED inside the home, studio, streetlights...

    Drew, I ran a small printing business catering to graphic artists and their clients. I installed the highest CRI lights as close to daylight color temp as I could get. In a very short time, they paid...
  23. Replies
    66
    Views
    7,806

    Re: Which 210mm F5.6 for portraits?

    I'm with the folks who are recommending longer focal lengths than 210 mm. When taking a head and shoulders photo or a tight head shot the longer focal length means a longer lens to subject distance....
  24. Replies
    48
    Views
    10,087

    Re: February portraits...

    Pepe, every "pro" on this forum has a box full of goofs. If any of us have a decent photo to show it is because we learned from our mistakes and from diligent study of our art and craft. Looks to me...
  25. Re: tons of Sinar spare parts ? repair gears knobs screws

    I think some of the parts around the blades are for the older Norma shutter.
  26. Replies
    61
    Views
    5,722

    Re: Speed Graphic Shutter Checking?

    Leitz devised a simple shutter speed checker for focal plane shutters. http://www.skgrimes.com/library/old-news/the-leica-drum-shutter-tester
  27. Replies
    29
    Views
    4,250

    Re: Looking for my first 8x10, suggestions?

    On careful examination, I agree that it is likely a Linhof. The Horseman used one of two front standards. One was a cylinder that supported the 4x5 front standard. The other was a large L shaped...
  28. Replies
    29
    Views
    4,250

    Re: Looking for my first 8x10, suggestions?

    The camera in your photo is a Horseman. There were two flavors of 8x10 that I know of but they shared the same basic idea: solid monorail and axis tilt & swing. I have the 4x5 version that I used to...
  29. Replies
    4
    Views
    868

    Re: Calumet Cc 401

    Marcello, I used one of these in college. I agree with the recommendation for 90mm wide angle. I used a Caltar/Ilex 90mm f/8. You really need a recessed lens board to be able to focus. Even at that,...
  30. Replies
    18
    Views
    2,651

    Re: Darkroom Temperature

    I made a makeshift water bath that worked well. It consisted of a somewhat larger tray filled with water, a submersible aquarium heater and a submersible aquarium pump. The pump circulated the water...
  31. Replies
    31
    Views
    6,433

    Re: Incident meter technique

    My late lamented alma mater, Brooks Institute, taught an interesting technique in the early 70s. As described so well by so many previously, you simply point the integrating hemisphere at the camera...
  32. Re: Putting 4x5 film holders in checked in luggage

    You might enhance the value of the test by taping a coin to both sides of the checked film holder. If the x-rays are strong enough to fog, you will see the image of the coin on the processed film....
  33. Re: Colour Temperture Meters - are they worth having for landscape photography?

    If you use a color meter for landscape photography, you will likely correct away the very thing that makes the landscape beautiful. When I worked at a large government facility, a color meter was...
  34. Replies
    21
    Views
    4,482

    Re: Schneideritis

    I've pulled a few bargain Schneider lenses apart to clean them up. What I found was the black paint isn't paint but a stretchy coating. I suspect the coating eventually develops small holes where it...
  35. Thread: DIY Loupe

    by Andy Eads
    Replies
    25
    Views
    6,066

    Re: DIY Loupe

    An old 2" movie projector lens works well and has it's own barrel. Or, use a viewfinder magnifier from an SLR such as a Nikon F series or the equivalent Canon. I'm using a DW6 magnifier. It has the...
  36. Replies
    17
    Views
    3,629

    Re: 355mm G Claron f11 variant.

    This is supposition on my part about this specific example but...there was a class of reproduction cameras used in print shops that were vertical and compact. They used lenses of short focal lengths...
  37. Replies
    44
    Views
    8,664

    Re: Delta 100 vs TMX technical differences

    I made an inadvertent test on the latent image characteristics of both films. I shot two sheets of each then misplaced the holders for about 3 years. I processed the film according to the original...
  38. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,952

    Re: Hello from Seattle!

    Welcome Hayden! The dry side of Washington is represented on this forum as well. Come on over when you get the chance.
  39. Replies
    130
    Views
    30,515

    Re: Testing film? Using a densitometer?

    I'm late to this party but a good spot meter makes a passable densitometer. See page 77 here: http://www.largeformatphotography.info/articles/VIDEC.pdf
  40. Replies
    14
    Views
    6,339

    Re: .pdf creator for high quality images

    Check this page out. There are numerous settings that can affect the quality seen on another computer.
    https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/pdf-conversion-settings.html
Results 1 to 40 of 255
Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4