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    Re: Beautiful Contemporary Daguerreotypes

    Daguerreotypes are laterally reversed images. But look at the caps worn in a couple of the portraits that show lettering not laterally reversed. Not daguerreotypes.
  2. Re: Nikkor-W 210mm old type 77mm filter ring has 37mm rise on 8x10"

    I just checked my Nikkor-W 210mm f5.6 lens with the 77mm front on the 8x10 Tachihara this time with the back in landscape orientation.
    Focussed on infinity and keeping everything square and parallel...
  3. Re: Nikkor-W 210mm old type 77mm filter ring has 37mm rise on 8x10"

    I use a Nikkor-W 210mm lens with the 77mm front on my Tachihara 810HD 8x10 field camera as a mild wide-angle for landscape work. The combo is already set up here so I checked the coverage a couple of...
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    Re: Drying Clips

    I use mosquito size surgical forceps. They won't let go when the surgeon clamps a tiny artery and they will always hold a slippery bit of wet film by the tiniest corner.
  5. Thread: Sculpture

    by Maris Rusis
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    Re: Sculpture

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50095484273_62990326f8_b.jpg
    Lovers in White Marble, Noosa Gardens, Soft Focus
    Gelatin-silver photograph on Ilford Classic VC FB photographic paper, image size...
  6. Re: New here, new to LF, strongly considering a Wista

    The 4x5 negative is very generous and it enables tight framing without necessitating hard-to-use long focal length lenses that stress the basic design of folding cameras. The secret is framing by...
  7. Re: It's been a 4 or 5 years since I posted last - film notch code question

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    Past Imperfect #8

    Gelatin-silver photograph on Ultrafine Silver Eagle VC FB photographic paper, image size 16.4cm X 21.3cm, from a...
  8. Re: Stumped on cause of evident light "leak"

    I use a Tachihara 45GF camera and have seen the occasional light leak.
    The first step in field testing the problem is to use photographic paper in the holders - saves money.
    Then I put on a 300mm...
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    Re: Rare lens maybe only exists in catalog

    The shutter is a Zettor with a maximum opening of about 87mm. A far as I know they haven't been made for a long time. The shutter has three modes: open for focussing, closed with a "B" mode actuated...
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    Re: Rare lens maybe only exists in catalog

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    I have a 42cm Imagon in a shutter. I've never seen another or even a catalogue listing for one. It could be unique?
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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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  19. Thread: Grass

    by Maris Rusis
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    Re: Grass

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50077457666_2cd36ef30f_b.jpg
    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...
  21. 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...
  24. 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.
  33. 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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  39. 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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