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  1. Re: Ideas for new shutters 40 years from now when ours are all dead

    Just teasing you a bit, Jim. You better start shooting that film or someone in the future will waste it on selfies, pictures of their dinner, vacation shots of their toes in the sand or...
  2. Re: Ideas for new shutters 40 years from now when ours are all dead

    It should be still around in 40 years. Perhaps Jim has never heard of it? ;)
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    Re: Seeking Advice for 4x5 Handheld Camera

    I agree.

    I can get sharper results handheld with a medium format camera than a 4x5. I do admit that I have a bad back which plays into it some. I made this comment several years ago and Frank...
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    Re: Seeking Advice for 4x5 Handheld Camera

    That's not ugly, Jac. It's a beautiful example of function over form! :cool:
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    Re: Patience with the landscape

    When I first got into photography a few friends of mine also bought 35mm cameras. We would all go out shooting together at various places at different times depending upon when we could get together....
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    Re: Basic Landscape Composition Formulas..

    I completely agree with you, Bernice.

    After High School I attended the local Community College for Commercial Art. The classes I took there helped me immensely when I later picked up a camera....
  7. Re: Affordable 8x10: Any Other Game than Intrepid?

    I remember Stone buying all those lightweight Fuji lenses for his Chamonix. Great lenses but on the pricey side for someone looking for an affordable 8x10 outfit.
  8. Re: Affordable 8x10: Any Other Game than Intrepid?

    There is the metal Calumet C1 if you don't mind weight. It is rear focus only which works great for portraits but the bed gets in the way when shooting wide lenses. There are compromises with any...
  9. Re: How Large Can I Print a 4x5 Drum-Scanned Negative Before The Resolution Degrades?

    We've come a long way since the cave man days haven't we?
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    Re: 360mm Lenses for 8x10

    Same lens, different name. Both in 3s shutter. Designed to copy the 14" Commercial Ektar from what I heard.
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    Re: 4x5 field camera with geared movements

    I used to have relatives in and just above the Missouri bootheel. Heard of the Mason Dixon line? It was a great place to shoot old barns and small towns but I haven't been down there in a long time....
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    Re: 4x5 field camera with geared movements

    I'd agree with that. I've bought and sold many Cambo and Calumet monorails that used friction movements. The friction movements worked fine. I owned a Sinar P with geared movements. Using those...
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Nice portraits! Your lens is dreamy! :cool:

    I also like how the tree frames the woman in the first shot.
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    Re: 4x5 field camera with geared movements

    Sinar F. "F" is for field right? ;)

    I think Ken Lee has your answer in post #3. Get a monorail camera for when you want geared movements and take your field camera along when you do a lot of...
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    Re: Here are some beauties...

    I imagine they were talking about groupies.

    I loved it when Pete Townsend wrote "Sister Disco". At the time I was glad that the disco era was over. Unfortunately, some of the new wave stuff in...
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    Re: Here are some beauties...

    ;)

    I can't remember which rock band it was but when asked what changed between the 60's and the 70's they replied that the girls got better looking!
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    Re: Just saying hi

    Welcome to the forum, John! We are glad to have you. There is a wealth of information here.

    Alan
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    Re: NOOB Question About Starter LF Cameras

    I used to own a Sinar P and they are really nice. All geared and a joy to use. They are heavy so you won't be doing any backpacking with it. A lot of people prefer the earlier Norma's. Beautiful...
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    Re: Greetings from Las Vegas!

    Been to Vegas one time. Do yourself a favor and go out into the desert. Lots of things to shoot there! :)

    Welcome to the forum, Dave!
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    Re: Reliability of bag bellows

    That was my answer but Mark beat me to it.
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    Re: Old(er) lens cleaning best practices?

    +1

    For many years I shot a Contax 35mm camera with 5 Zeiss lenses. I kept UV filters on my lenses all the time. Whenever I came home from a shoot I'd blow the dust off the filters with a blower...
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    Re: What is a"vision"?

    I'll go with what Jim said! :cool:
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    Re: School me on press cameras.

    If you want a longer lens, the Rodenstock Geronar 210mm f/6.8 lens or the Caltar badged version will just fit inside the camera folded up. You will have to use the ground glass for focussing.
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    Re: Greetings from Phoenix

    Welcome to the forum, Cindy. You have the same name as my wife! :)

    This is from our large format home page. https://www.largeformatphotography.info/portrait-lenses/

    You can also look at our...
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    Re: Greetings from Houston

    I hope you like to sweat. I hear that Houston's humidity in the summer is even worse than here in St. Louis. It's especially bad under a dark cloth! ;)

    Like Peter says, it's great to have young...
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    What do you know? It works for portraits too! ;)

    Nice portrait!
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    Re: Schneideritis

    Great for buyers and bad for sellers is the only concern that I see.
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    Re: Why Large Format?

    Plus our 14" Commercial Ektars won't fit on a Leica. ;)
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    Re: Shutter aperture mechanisms

    Yeah, you are just like most of us. ;)
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    Re: Shutter aperture mechanisms

    Go out like a rock star, huh?


    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/dec/12/arts.artsnews
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    Re: Berlebach legs will spread out

    I bought a Berlebach tripod with head off eBay and the head was missing the tripod screw. It sold really cheap so I'm assuming the missing screw was the reason. Anyway, I contacted Berlebach and...
  32. Thread: New to LF

    by Alan Gales
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    Re: New to LF

    There is a lot to shoot in Australia and if you get tired of that then just vacation in New Zealand for a different environment. I've never been but a very good friend of mine spent a month in...
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    Re: Tachihara 4x5

    You are right, Bob. He could get a used Wista for less than $800. Also a used Shen Hao. I've seen used Chamonix cameras for $800 too.
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    Looks great! I'd like to see some portraits made with it.
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    Re: My first 4x5

    Truer words were never spoken! ;)
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    Re: 8x10 Camera mainly for portraits

    I don't know how prices are in Europe but here in the U.S. you can find old wooden tailboard cameras and metal Calumet C1's like Karsh used pretty reasonable. Put your money into a nice 12" or 14"...
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    Re: Tachihara 4x5

    I bought a Cambo monorail as a first camera. I had it about two months before the seller wanted it back and offered me $100 more than I originally paid. I then took my extra $100 and purchased a...
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    Re: My first 4x5

    "The 4x5 would primarily be used for landscape photography while hiking."



    You want a field camera. They are lighter and more portable for backpacking and have all the movements you should need...
  39. Thread: Greetings!

    by Alan Gales
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    Re: Greetings!

    We are large format photographers but many of us shoot smaller film formats and many of us also shoot digital. I own an 8x10, a 6x6 medium format, a 35mm Stereo Realist and a Fujifilm x100s digital...
  40. Re: I'm curious about using same lenses with different camera makes... I'll explain

    ;)


    As you well know, Dan, that's another nice thing about large format. You can own several different lenses in the same focal length and they can all give a different "look".
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