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    Re: Nighttime is the right time!

    From Halloween this year, did about 70 pounds of candy in about 4 hours.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    :)

    Thanks Peter, horse statue was found during a neighborhood walk. Trying out a new Canon eos RP digital camera with a Canon 85mm f1.2 manual focus lens.

    Bernice
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    Re: Cameras with geared swing movement

    Rear swing difficult/problem with the Chamonix F2 can be fixed by using a strip of sheet sheet metal to tie the two rear frame support towers together forcing them to move in unison . Then put a...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

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    Re: Pet Pictures, Any Format.

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  8. Re: The Problem with Modern Lenses.. transfered to those new to view camera image mak

    Yes, the "baiting" continues on to this day and will into the future..

    Example, years ago Canon introduced the M3 mirrorless digital. Market reviewers greatly dis-liked the M3 due to it's poor...
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    Re: Cameras with geared swing movement

    Ponder why SO many photographers used Sinar back in the day when 4x5 color transparency sheet film images were the primary means to printed color media?

    Sinar is not just a view camera, it is a...
  10. Re: The Problem with Modern Lenses.. transfered to those new to view camera image mak

    Ari gets the ~Gold~ Star for this comment.

    This is what ~Pixel Peeping~ was like circa 1990's with sheet film. Not done with software and 'puter, it was done using a microscope....
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    Re: Tele-Xenar 5.5/500 on a Linhof 5x7

    Given how many decades the Schneider 360mm Tele Xenar was produced and all of it's variations, no wise to form an impression of ALL 360mm Tele Xenars based on a single or limited lens sample. At one...
  12. Re: The Problem with Modern Lenses.. transfered to those new to view camera image mak

    Digital imager optics has gone FAR beyond correcting optical "issues" in a given lens, software and related corrections are well into altering the image recorded then presented to the viewer... as...
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    Re: Cameras with geared swing movement

    Both Toyo VX and Arca Swiss look good until one tries to find required add-ons and discover their cost -vs- capability is not good.

    Look deep into this before considering either Toyo or Arca...
  14. Re: The Problem with Modern Lenses.. transfered to those new to view camera image mak

    Canon introduced their K35 cinema lens set in the mid 1970's (based on Canon FD-L series 35mm camera lenses) , granted an Academy Award in 1977 for their optical design. More than a few famous films...
  15. The Problem with Modern Lenses.. transfered to those new to view camera image making

    Due to recent events, been using the digital and 35mm film camera lots while out on re-hab walks. Light weight portability is an important factor for these image goals. This brewed interest in the...
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    Re: Cameras with geared swing movement

    Would never tolerate any view camera with movement controls like this. Too much frustration, too much futzing around with the camera to achieve what is needed and more. Does this camera achieve rear...
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    Re: Cameras with geared swing movement

    On the Chamonix F2, looks like the two lock down knobs are loosened allowing swing of camera's rear frame ?
    https://www.chamonixviewcamera.com/cameras/45f2

    How might controlling the swing...
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    Re: Pet Pictures, Any Format.

    Oscar with Joe..
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  19. Re: 8x10" at which length, is an auxiliary bellows support necessary?

    The original 5x7 Sinar Norma tapered bellows had internal elastic strips that would support the bellows and worked good to prevent bellows sag as the tapered bellows was extended. Good and very...
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    Re: Using filters on LF lenses

    Another filter option for those using APO process lenses in barrel. Take advantage of the filter slot built into the majority of these APO process lenses. It does mean using a filter holder with cut...
  21. Re: 8x10" at which length, is an auxiliary bellows support necessary?

    Nothing fancy needed. Historically for view cameras that required lots of camera an bellows draw without the intermediate standard for supporting the bellows, use a empty card board box of size that...
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    Re: Using filters on LF lenses

    Think Tiffen also did this with similar results.
    Gel filters simply do not last, they are essentially disposable filters. IMO, if one wants to have durable, reliable-predictable filters, get high...
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    Re: Using filters on LF lenses

    Gel filters do not like getting wet... They are very fragile and easy to damage. Good high quality dye in mass glass filters hold up good for all the correct reasons.


    Bernice
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    Re: Oh my . . .

    Curious, who has the largest number of post, who has the least number of post, what is the median number of post per forum member?


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    Re: Using filters on LF lenses

    Sinar shutter has a 103mm glass or gel filter holder built in. Some LF lenses have a threaded rear element specifically designed for a threaded on filter. Some small imager/roll film lenses like the...
  26. Re: Are there any fast Dialyte ~10" lenses

    Cooke Aviar.

    UV transmission of lenses varies lots. Some lenses have been designed to suppress UV transmission, others less so.
    Quartz is often used in optics specific to UV.....
  27. Re: Film Developing Rant and CineStill DF96 Monobath - Am I Lazy?

    Any Photographer that has done 8x10 for a significant duration of time and image making would have lost any hint of "Spray & Pray".. The two mind-sets are not agreeable at all.


    Bernice
  28. Re: Film Developing Rant and CineStill DF96 Monobath - Am I Lazy?

    Processing film is much the same as loading sheet film, all part of the image making process. Mono bath B&W processing has zero appeal due to the limited film developer choices and their results. For...
  29. Re: Vintage Portrait lens for 4x5 view camera

    Heliar is not a magical lens that produces portrait excellence all on it's own, same could be said for any lens. Heliar as a lens today has gained legendary mythical status as being magical. It is...
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    Re: Field Tripod for Horseman 8x10

    No center column if possible, no need for a center column as they are a point of instability and problems. Do NOT simply set up the tripod to the height/position that is default easy-comfy height....
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    Dutch Hill P900 Photographic tripod, might still be avaialble.
    http://www.stakemill.com/tripods/dutch-hill-tripod/dutch-hill-p900-tall-photographers-tripod-p-900tall

    Note the all legs out...
  32. Re: Modified Surveying Tripod, Dutch Hill_Bolex.

    Not all surveying tripods are the same, some are excellent, others Meh... Generally speaking surveying tripods tend to have a higher performance to cost ratio than Foto tripods.

    Outdoors, the good...
  33. Modified Surveying Tripod, Dutch Hill_Bolex.

    Reply to this discussion which touched on Surveying Tripods.
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?166165-Field-Tripod-for-Horseman-8x10


    Some years ago this Dutch Hill...
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    Re: Provia 100F and Velvia 50

    Indeed Drew, those Type "R" kodak Ektacolor prints were not the most color stable with the passage of time. Kodak did improve the color stability problem, not to the degree Fuji did.

    That Fuji CA...
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    Re: Provia 100F and Velvia 50

    Color "R" - prints, consider color print fading with the passage of time. Often applies to many color prints with few exceptions, and the color layers do not fade at the same rate.


    Bernice
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    Re: Provia 100F and Velvia 50

    Excellent points made by Drew on color films to prints to this film centric color image production

    Notes on Fuji color transparency films are near identical to real world experience with these...
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    Re: Provia 100F and Velvia 50

    If you're taking a aeroplane ride, lots that one does not need to know. If you're flying the aeroplane, lots the pilot must know.
    ~This is the difference here.

    Once you're done the work and know...
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    Re: Provia 100F and Velvia 50

    Then comes the entire topic of color blindness or Ishihara color plate test.
    https://colormax.org/color-blind-test/

    Know men tend to have a higher rate of color blindness than women.
    "1 out of...
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    Re: Provia 100F and Velvia 50

    Sergey,

    Ever done work with color transparency film as previously discussed in highly controlled studio strobe lighting situations then apply much the same to outdoor situations?

    Color accuracy...
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    Re: Intrepid 4x5 - new model due.

    Not vacuous, vacuumed _ .


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