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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    I havenít been contributing or even just come to this forum for many many years, in fact, after more than 25 years of being a professional photographer ( and a teacher of large format photography,...
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    seagull 6x12 back

    and they were still waiting..............but no reply has come, yet
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    Anybody using a Shen-Hao HZX810IIAT ?

    I seem to remember, but I may mistake, that Geoffrey Chen had bought one along with his 4x5. Do look for old threads now still available on photo.net and et in touch with him if so. Good Luck
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    8x10 fatif camera

    Well, the Fatif is just about the most popular view-camera in Italy and probably the only large format camera that ever was designed by a famous designer of the 60ties and 70ties like Joe Colombo!...
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    Cambo Wide Viewfinder

    the Cambo wide comes in two models, Cambo wide and Cambo wide DS. The first one was equiped either with a cambo viewfinder or with a Linhof viewfinder. I have owned a Cambo wide 58XL with a Cambo...
  6. Too soft of focus during outdoor portraits

    I have had extensive experiences with portraits in the exact same conditions which you describe (I think that given the situation and common speed of most the used films most of us did the same) and...
  7. 4x5 LF appropriate for on-location group portraits? Can cheap LF cameras produce great prints?

    Hallo Andrew, well I read a lot o sensible advice, I'll add my opinion to it, if you can manage learning to use Large Format so that you are confident enough to work quickly and efficiently in front...
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    Horseman 2x teleconverter

    if you buy this thinking that the flange distance will be dramatically affected you'll be wrong, I can't remember the exact figures but there was a minimum gain compared to a 300 mm, of course if you...
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    Horseman 2x teleconverter

    I did own one of this converters which I believe it was the only one ever sold in Italy, years later I showed it to the Duch importer who had never seen one, it is currently living in a window...
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    WELCOME TO THE LARGE FORMAT FORUM

    Is great to be back on this community, the one where I really felt at home. All the best wishes and than you very much!
  11. Opinions about the Rodenstock 127 Ysaron?

    It is a decent lens, originally meant for use on a repro-camera, the Polaroid MP3, later od Polaroid produced the MP4 and the lenses became Tominons. I've used and own these last ones , long ago I...
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    Wide Angle Shen-Hao

    I'seen only pictures of it and wait to feel the camera "hands on" at the next FOTOKINA, it looks tremendously similar to Ebony and it is a nice little and cheap(er) piece of photogear. If the...
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    Ballhead or Geared head ??

    A ball head will always be quicker than anything else, having said that, the geared head will offer precision which the ball head cannot achieve. good luck
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    Bosscreen or Fresnel?

    Bosscreen, actually Stabilix, the Dutch company which produces Bosscreen will provide any size required on demand, with or without cut corners (by the way, the corners are cut precisely to check...
  15. 58mm SA XL, CF, B+W slim filter--mechanical vignetting?

    why don't you use the other filter at the Back(ok there is a possibility of focus shift......) there you have no vignetting, by the way this will happen mor or less if you tilt/shift the lens...
  16. Stolen camera... Ebony Model for Landscapes?

    I think that Shen Hao is also producing a non folding wideangle model , this cameras are also very simple and look a very interesting alternative, Ebony is the rolls royce of the cameras though!
  17. From Russia with Love, or a $67.00 LF camera

    Russian camera not unlike other mainstram german cameras,pricewise you can find better western cameras for round and about that price
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    Wide angle lens question

    By the way! I omitted saying that I did use the Wista with a 75mm on a Linhof recessed panel, this allows for a 1,5 cm rise (the bellows don't really like it!)
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    Wide angle lens question

    I doubt you can mount anything shorter than the 65mm, but, Wista has a specific recessed lens panel(very different from other camera builders approach, similar, to my knowledge, only to the Walker...
  20. Synchro-Comput shutter on 47mm/5.6 Super Angulon

    The two lenses have a different constuction which is tpical of the newer XL lenses , they cover a larger area regards
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    8x10 rail kits

    Hi Jeff! What do you exactly mean by "Kit", would yo by any chance want to build your own 8x10? In that case , once upon a time there was the "BENDER" camera, try that! http://www.benderphoto.com/...
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    Shen-Hao 6x12 back

    another addendum, sorry, the price you quoted can never be for the Top models, they cost around $550 in China (before taxes, import, handling and so forth....) and end up costing around $1200...
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    Shen-Hao 6x12 back

    By the way the "Black" metal parts aren't Titanium coated (the Titanium coating is "golden") black coating is simply painted brass, the cheapest finish Shen Hao provides, There is the option for ...
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    Shen-Hao 6x12 back

    I am surprised , i can agree the Titanium coating isn't the best looking I've ever seen (to my knowledge it isn't currently produced anymore.....), but on my camera, although showing slight...
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    Shen-Hao 6x12 back

    I cannot comment on this item since I've never used it. I'd like to ask the previous writer which Shen Hao model he is talking about, you may say a lot of things about Shen Haos (at least the top...
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    Bosscreen on Wista 45

    Pardon my typing, it is a problem I have to address!
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    Bosscreen on Wista 45

    As Roberto said, it can be done but Wista uses different sizes for different cameras make sure you measure exactly the "mat" part you need(wista has on some cameras two glasses one is the plastic...
  28. Polaroid type 55: how to have more smears on the negative, etc.?

    overexpose and develop to completion for 10 sec in light or flash on the film while develop good luck
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    Gabrielle Basilico exhibition

    the show contained about 30 pictures but than again it was in a modern art museum and not a gallery, so it makes a difference!
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    Gabrielle Basilico exhibition

    Hi! I did see a show sometime ago at the "Stedelijk Museum" in Amsterdam, I knew his work before , I am Italian and familiar with it. The work was printed on huge format, a kind of A0 format. The...
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    Used Durst 138S or a New Zone VI

    obviously my last commet refers specifically to the 138s
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    Used Durst 138S or a New Zone VI

    I doubt that Durst USA would have bulbs which are out of production in Europe! Unless american Durst models used different bulbs. Durst Italy (home of Durst) doesn't have any bulbs anymore and...
  33. Looking for wide aperture 8 x 10 portrait lens non soft focus, any suggestion?

    The answer is keep checking on e-bay, a difficult task though if aperture has to be so large, may I ask why do you need such aperture? regards
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    Used Durst 138S or a New Zone VI

    Some drawbacks of the Durst include impossibility of buying any new parts(plenty of secondhand though), and if you do not own a colour head (hot! hot! hot!) you would need to find the almost ...
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    Print Drying

    Robert, cutting the edges really helps, so try printing a size larger than the one you would intend to and cut off the eccessive paper, this releases fiber tention, print dryers for fiber based...
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    Static & Staticmaster Brushes.

    I prefer Simco, a combination of brush and ionizator which has worked for many decades. Second hand they are ever so cheap.
  37. Does large format inhibit your creativity?

    Keith regardless of what my personal experience is(I find it a very creative medium) I would advise you to look up the Polaroid site and in particular look at the winners of their international ...
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    Berger Films

    According to most users I know (I am not one of them....), the film emulsion is richer in silver than more modern film, this makes it the Ideal film to produce contacts since this way the greys...
  39. An Unusual question fro all of you - part II??

    Stephen, your entry and the many contributions clearly show once again that there are all sorts of people in photography, I am afraid that I belong to a different tribe than yours. You concentrate...
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    Polaroid LF- Good Deal OR Garbage?

    out of date B&W works fine, sometimes pods dry out and sides might be unevenly developed, other than that it is good even many years after they have expired. good shooting!
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