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  1. Re: Diffraction. When does it really matter with LF?

    Well it's nice that someone else suffered through the same things I'm suffering through now. At least I don't feel like a dope. :)

    Maybe I'll remove the fresnel from my Chamonix 45H-1 if I can...
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    Re: Quick releases clamps and plates

    After spending $35 on screws, bolts, washers, knobs, and springs to repair my old Gitzo quick release, and giving up, I finally bought the Kessler Kwik Release. They have an updated model called the...
  3. Re: Diffraction. When does it really matter with LF?

    As you know I recently started shooting LF. Mainly I've been shooting medium format 6x7 landscape. My general practice with MF was to calculate the DOF range using the DOF scale on the lens or a...
  4. Re: Pens for marking or numbering film negatives - HABS & HAER guidance 2020.

    I write on the plastic archival pages I keep my negatives protected in. Which writing pens are best to write on the page??

    I also have a writing pen from Delkin Devices that I've used on my...
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    Re: How Much Have We Accomplished?

    I took up 4x5 photography in January right before covid started. I've made some headway (pictures in Flickr), but not a lot. I send film out for development so no issues with darkroom. I'm still...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I like the BW. Howtek is definitely better than the V850. The V850 is granier and grittier. The tones look better on the Howtek.
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    Re: Quick releases clamps and plates

    Sorry, I posted the wrong link for the two RB67 plates. Here are the right ones? So the question is will either work with the Kessler clamp? Or would I be better off with a knob tightened rather...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Great shot Steve. The scan looks pretty good. One thing. There's a vertical dark band on the right side just to the left of a lighter band along the edge. I also see vignetting too on both sides....
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    Re: Quick releases clamps and plates

    Thanks for the pictures. Those are great. The Rb67 screw plate stands slightly higher than the rest of the bottom of the RB67 where the length runs. Does that cause a little see-saw wobble front...
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    Re: Quick releases clamps and plates

    WHich plates do you use?
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    Quick releases clamps and plates

    Mine broke. I need another. I have an old Gitzo 3-way head and a Chamonix 45H-1 4x5 large format camera. I also will be shooting with a Mamiya RB67 medium format camera with the same tripod. The...
  12. Re: Techniques/Procedure for front tilt and focusing

    I'm trying to understand why in theory, front asymmetrical tilts will or won't work. Here's the link to my camera. You can see both the front and rear standards' axises are about a third up. So...
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    I believe the problem is it can move when you locked it tightly after making the final adjustment. You want to hold the right focus knob too to prevent drift. So you have to drop the loupe so you...
  14. Re: Techniques/Procedure for front tilt and focusing

    Doremus: My Chamonix 45H-1 has asymmetrical axis about 1/4 to 1/3 up on the read standard. So I can do asymmetrical focus adjustments using the back standard.

    1. How would you adjust your...
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    Re: New to this world, looking for advice.

    Hello P1505. Nice nickname. :) I was like you earlier this year and jumped into 4x5 after shooting medium format mainly when shooting film. It's rewarding and frustrating at the same time. I won't...
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    The problem is after you make the locking knob tight with your left but not tight enough yet so you can move the focus knob with the right hand, you then hold the loupe with your left hand. Then...
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    Here's Chamonix instructions copied here. The underlined portion assumes you have a third hand to hold the loupe.

    https://www.chamonixviewcamera.com/cameras/45h1

    A few pointers regarding the...
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    Greg, The problem with the H-1 is you need both hands. The left has a locking knob and the right you focus with. SO when you get close, you want to lock it pretty tight so it doesn't;t drift with...
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    I have the Chamonix 45H-1. Since I don't hike, the folding F2 seemed like it would be a nuisance. Hugo from Chamonix recommended the H-1 over the F2. There's no setup. I keep the lens on the...
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    Epson Scanner V850 4x5 holder

    I notice that the 4x5 film is slightly larger than the scanner holder for it so it squeezes the film when claiming down the lid on the holder. Is this right? Should I cut the film rebate a little...
  21. Re: Advice Needed - Should I ship my LF lenses to get them CLA'ed before selling them

    Here's a bunch I shot recently with the N6006 with Tmax 400. Everything on the camera worked great after all these years. The zoom lens is not so sharp. What do you think?...
  22. Re: Advice Needed - Should I ship my LF lenses to get them CLA'ed before selling them

    Sure it makes sense. The test proves to the buyer you're selling a "defective" shutter. :) I tested all my lenses with built in shutters. Four large formats and four Mamiya RB67 lenses. I also...
  23. Re: Advice Needed - Should I ship my LF lenses to get them CLA'ed before selling them

    That's what Japanese sellers of lenses do on eBay. I've asked them before buying to provide shutter test reports. None would do so because they know that shutters are not that accurate. The Copal...
  24. Re: Advice Needed - Should I ship my LF lenses to get them CLA'ed before selling them

    These shutters are off a little on at least some settings. All the test will show is they're off and you've proved it. SO the buyer might think it's worth less than it is. I think if you've been...
  25. Re: Advice Needed - Should I ship my LF lenses to get them CLA'ed before selling them

    If you didn't think they were worth it to CLA when you used them, why do you think others will put any more value on CLAing them and be willing to pay extra for them? I'd just wipe them clean and...
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    Re: Director's viewfinder APP

    Well, I've been using the 4:3 crop in my Olympus E-PL1 micro 4/3 camera to represent my 4x5 LF. I use it in BW if I'm shooting that. And then as a light meter. I'll snap the shot so i have a...
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    Re: Intrepid/Rodenstock question

    I'd did the same thing two days ago. With Velvia. Nice Shot.
  28. Re: Howtek scan of one of my first 4x5 images

    I understand your point. But it's hard to see details in the photo you choose to make a comparison. The trees are too far away and the dirt and little rocks have no distinguishing features. Probably...
  29. Re: Howtek scan of one of my first 4x5 images

    I'm glad it's coming along. Looks like a involved learning process. The V850 obviously had more contrast, too much, but that's probably processing as you said. It's hard to tell much beyond that. I...
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    Re: Intrepid/Rodenstock question

    Show us some results of your photos. :)
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I used a screen copy to work with the photo. So the small number of pixels may have caused the effects mentioned.
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    Re: Director's viewfinder APP

    It doesn't seem you can use Focal in Android.
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    Director's viewfinder APP

    Can anyone recommend an Android app for my cell phone where you can see the various views of 4x5 lenses? This way I can check which lens to use before mounting it on the camera.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    also increases the saturation especially the duck weed green to eliminate that burn out look.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I put a gradient on it to reduce the highlight at the top. Not that good but I tried.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    I think the problem is you have too many stops between the duckweed and the trees. It's like when you shoot a landscape where the sky is burning out vs. a darker ground. Of course, you can add a...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Shadow detail is overrated.
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    Re: Anyone use a hat?

    I am pretty new to this LF stuff. I just noticed that three of my film holders have the 6 dark slides in reversed. I had to count the pictures I took in my log book just to convince myself that...
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    Re: Anyone use a hat?

    How do you avoid getting the shade in the picture when you're rushing to get off a shot?
  40. Re: Harrison Jumbo Film Changing Tent - Sticky

    How do you all keep the inside of the tent free from dust and other crap that could get into the slide holders when changing film?
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