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  1. Thread: Muir Woods

    by Kirk Fry
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    Re: Muir Woods

    Go to Big Basin instead. Secret redwood forest North of Santa Cruz. (Muir had something to do with this one too).
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    Re: New to Black and White developing...........

    The killer is getting even development. Take a few pictures of blank sky and see if your developing procedure is producing even development. It took me two years to discover why Ansel used open...
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    Re: What about Benro tripods?

    Stop messing around and just get a used Majestic tripod with their head. A hurricane will not knock it over.
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    Re: Looking for Vintage Wide Angle 5x7

    Zeiss Protar V, 111 mm will cover. F18.
  5. Re: Cc401 needs long tripod head screw - what tripods are recomended

    My CC401 had the same problem. A previous owner had the camera base milled flat with the tripod hole. A good machinist aught to be able to do this in about 2 minutes.
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    Re: 8x20 Questions

    Make your own trays from plastic purchased at Tap Plastic. They will tell which plastic and glue to use and cut the plastic to your instructions. And no I have no connections with the outfit other...
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    Poll: Re: Wanderlust 4x5 P&S

    Mine just rolled in the door out here on the left coast. Now the fun begins. K
  8. Re: Which lens should I get to cover an area of 76 in 80 in (193 cm 203 cm) from

    Seems to me even lighting and square alignment are going to be killers...
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    Poll: Re: Wanderlust 4x5 P&S

    The "4X5 holders for 9X12 film" will work fine with 9 cm X 12 cm cut film which I thought was pretty standard in Europe. US 4 inch by 5 inch film is 10.2 cm X 12.7 cm which is the reason it did not...
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    Re: 300mm lenaes on a super speedgraphic

    A 270m G-Claron or a 240nn one would be a better choice in non-telephoto design.
  11. Re: One lens - artistic zen or a limiting frustration

    Actually millions of folks are carrying around one camera and one single focal length lens and using it. It is called an iPhone. Someone said it is equivalent to about a 129mm on a 4X5. Depth of...
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    Re: Muir Woods policy change

    Muir Woods is vastly overrated. Try Big Basin, the first trees the Sierra Club saved and it is probably easier to get to.
  13. Re: A little help for the new newbie who wants to get started in 8x10

    Check out Majestic Tripods and Heads. You can often get them used for very little money as the backpacking crowd does not like them much... (mine weighs 19 lb)
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    Re: Modern substitute for Commercial Ektar

    That really nice bokeh may be a function of the nice round diaphragm in that OLD ilex shutter. No 3 Copals have really ugly, lumpy diaphragms....
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    Re: First trip to Yellwostone

    Don't miss Mammoth Hot Springs from the top in the Morning with the sun coming up.
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    Re: The pine board camera build

    Hint: The image on the ground glass should be upside down. You probably will need to use one of those dark cloth things to see it. Look at the ground glass and not the lens.
  17. Re: Carleton Watkins and Thomas Struth at the Metropolitan Museum

    What amazed me about the show at Stanford was how carefully Watkins studied Ansel's shots and reproduced a similar views.
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    Re: New To LF - using an old Calumet 4x5

    Get 6X or so loupe and look in the middle of the ground glass and focus the lens on something far away. Do you see anything that is sharp using the loupe? If not you probably can't compress the...
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    Re: G-Claron lens question?

    You can still buy Copal No 3 shutters new from BHvideo. $1252.95

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=copal+co+%23+3-567&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ps
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    Re: Bellows Material - replacement on a Toyo 45A

    In the bad old days the old masters used to wrap their dark cloths around the bellows before stuffing in the film. They even wrapped up their film holders carefully before putting them in the...
  21. Re: Hello from N. California - any other banquet cameras out there?

    Could you dip the film in some sort of panchromatic dyes and make it sensitive to red and blue???
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    Re: Request clarification of large format.

    Seems to me if we talk about any camera with movements with a capture area larger than say 6 square inches, or any camera with a capture area larger than 20 square inches we are safe (just think...
  23. Re: Using Fujinon SW 90mm f8 with Wista 45N to recess or not recess?

    In my experience, life was miserable with wide angle lens until I bought a bag bellow for my ARCA. Hint. You can use the bag bellow on longer lenses.
  24. Re: 4in square lens boards, what do they go to?????

    The recessed board is evil. Even if you can get your fingers in to run the lens controls you won't have any movements due to bellows compression. You would be better off to buy a CC402 which is...
  25. On an iPAD Air what 4X5 lens does the camera app correspond to

    So you can use the iPAD as preView camera so to speak. I am guessing it would correspond to about a 135mm lens, but that is just a guess based on my 210 mm. Anyone have an more accurate...
  26. Re: Suggestions for one week in central California

    Big Basin is often overlooked. First Big Trees saved from the wood cutters the Sierra Club. Just North of Santa Cruz.
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    Re: Fujinon S 300mm f/5,6 copal 3

    I found several for sale on the internet. They look kind of like tessar design lenses, a forerunner to fujinon-L lenses. As such they will cover about 350mm, so a little wiggle room on an 8X10...
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    Re: Best tripod head for 4x5 camera?

    Leitz Tiltall, mine has lasted 40 years for all 4X5. Majestic for 8X10 along with a mule.
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    Re: G-Claron casket set

    So what happens if you just use half a G-Claron? Anyone try that? Then you get a whole bunch of interesting focal lengths. (710 mm etc.)
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    Re: bogen 3047 vs. tiltall

    Either one will work fine. I have both, it is a toss. I have the used the Leitz tiltall on a CC401, ARCA, and crown, speed, and super graphics for 45 years. Neither works for 8X10, here one moves...
  31. Re: Question about using Nikkor M 300m f9 on an Ebony 45S

    Just buy a Calumet CC401 for $100 and be done with it.
  32. Re: What good is a 17" f/4 Wollensak Planatic Series III (5x7)?

    U.S 4 = f8 US 8 = f11 US 16 = f16 etc. U. S. stands for "Universal System"
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    Re: Rodenstock stops production of several lenses

    Have a look at this outfit. I have one of their 303.53mm lenses. Clearly if you want a small run of lenses made they can do it. All you need is $$$$$. www.jmloptical.com
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    Re: Nikkor 300m /9

    It is a killer 4x5 lens. I have had mine for over 30 years and is my number 2 lens. Not much movement on 8x10 but is does cover. Depending on how far you have to carry it, a 300 mm Symmar S is a...
  35. Thread: Sturdy 4x5?

    by Kirk Fry
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    Re: Sturdy 4x5?

    Sinar P of some sort. Built like a bank vault and about as heavy. More on the serious side a Calumet CC401 would be strong enough but not very sexy. You could try one out for less than $100
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    Re: Paint? for Ansco 8x10

    I have an old grey 8X10 one with the tilting front lens board. Seems to me if they came from the factory in grey, that is the way they aught to stay. You can have them in any color as long as it is...
  37. Thread: RHS Camera?

    by Kirk Fry
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    Re: RHS Camera?

    You can make your own lens boards. Tap Plastics sells flat, black, 1/8 in or 1/16 polycarbonate and will cut it for you to the correct size. You can use a hole drill attachment to cut the hole. ...
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    Re: 11x14 on the cheap side

    I have read that 14 in Commercial Ektars cover 11X14, maybe not cheap enough....
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    Re: Large Format Macro experiment

    So take multiple shots at slightly different focal planes and glue the sharp images together in Photoshop. Slice your way though the fruit. KF
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    Re: Nearby trips for upcoming vacation

    "Craters of the Moon in Idaho is a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. We invite you to explore this "weird and scenic landscape" where yesterday's volcanic...
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