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  1. Thread: My mistake

    by Alan Gales
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    Re: My mistake

    Welcome to the forum, Ree! If you aren't making mistakes then you aren't doing anything! ;)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hySZSpBHgsY
  2. Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    You made a great choice. The F2 is straight forward and easy to learn on plus you can do anything you want with it. It's also light weight for a monorail so easier to take out into the field. The "F"...
  3. Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Congratulations on your bargain. After you have if for a while, I think a lot of people here would appreciate a review. It may be a great answer for the newbies asking which camera to buy.
  4. Re: New Intrepid "Black" Edition 4x5 Camera - No Plywood! Also...

    Shhhhhh! :)
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    Re: Delurking from Virginia.

    Wow! I learned a new word today. Delurking. ;)

    You'll learn a lot on this forum! Welcome to the club!
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    Re: Budget wide angle lens for 8x10

    I get your point. I ended up settling on 250mm as my widest lens for 8x10. If I want wider or I want to shoot color film, I've got a 4x5 reduction back for my camera. Even then, 90mm is as wide as I...
  7. Re: 8x10 Tripod that Won't Break the Bank, But May Break my Back

    You know that saying, buy your last tripod first? Get a Ries. If you are patient they come up used on eBay. I got good deals on both of mine.

    I've seen old Majestics go cheap. I've never used one...
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    Re: Budget wide angle lens for 8x10

    If you want a true 8x10 lenses with plenty of coverage then you will have to pony up. If you don't mind little to no room for movements and maybe darkened corners then there are lenses out there. I...
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    Re: Dark Cloth 4x5

    I used a BTZS on the 4x5 Tachihara I used to own. It worked great. When I bought my 8x10 I purchased a Black Jacket because of what I read about them. The Black Jacket is really dark and a joy to use...
  10. Re: Is it worth it to use the Speed Graphic handheld from time to time?

    I agree. Sports photographers used Speed Graphics hand held back in the day. :cool:

    Personally, I can get better results handheld with a smaller and lighter medium format camera. Of course I have...
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    Re: Lens for color

    Bob, you better explain to Drew that you stretch the pantyhose over the lens. We don't want him wearing them. That would be an image that you can't get out of your head! ;)
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    Re: Lens for color

    Brian, I can send you some nose oil too. I've got way more than I need and I still keep making more of the stuff!
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    Re: Lens for color

    Drew, I already told you that I'd send you some nose oil if you need it. ;)

    For the OP, a little nose oil or petroleum jelly on a filter or soft filters can soften that portrait when you need it.
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    Re: Lens for color

    Why not a 210 if mainly for portraits? Later multicoated 210 lenses in modern shutters are dirt cheap. You could add a 135 for environmental portraits if you wish or just step back with the 210 if...
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    Re: Hello and a newbie question

    Hello Tim. There is nothing wrong with medium format. I presently own a Mamiya C220f and have shot 645, 6x6 and 6x7 in the past. Personally, I find large format more fun. My original 4x5 morphed into...
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    Re: Excited to join this forum

    Here is a song for you, Antony!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iwBM_YB1sE

    Welcome to the forum. We are excited to have you as a member! :)
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    Re: Camera lens compatibility

    Some of the Technika style boards which work fine on Shen Hao, Chamonix, Tachihara, and others will not work on Linhof Technika cameras because they were not made to Linhof tolerances. It may not fit...
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    Re: Lens questions from a new 4x5 shooter

    To me a 90mm on 4x5 feels like my old 25mm Zeiss lens felt on my 35mm Contax camera. I own a 121mm and like Alan9940 says, feels like a 35mm lens. A 150-180 will feel close to a nifty fifty.

    Long...
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    Re: Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya!

    Years ago, when I was young, I was a member of the St. Louis Camera Cub. It was a huge club and there was a fellow member who shot African Wildlife for National Geographic. He used a Hasselblad and...
  20. Re: Camera confusion: Beginner Puzzles over Chamonix et al

    Monorails are a great way to start out because they are so straight forward and easy to learn on. They also have all the movements.

    Field cameras are nice because they can be lighter in weight...
  21. Re: Which lenses fold up into your field camera? Linhof Tecnika, Horseman, etc. quest

    I had a Crown Graphic and a Caltar version of the Rodenstock Geronar 210mm f/6.8 lens. The lens would just fold up into the camera. I had a short Gepe cloth cable release that could stay attached...
  22. Re: Recommendations for shipping flash equipment

    I've heard that too! ;)
  23. Re: Recommendations for shipping flash equipment

    That's just crazy. Some people have a lot more faith in UPS, FedX and USPS than I do. Nothing against the three but things happen.
  24. Re: Recommendations for shipping flash equipment

    Just make sure you box it all. I had a fellow ship me a set of Novatrons in the carrying case, UPS, with no box or anything. I guess he figured the case was rough from use anyway. :rolleyes: ...
  25. Thread: Tripods

    by Alan Gales
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    Re: Tripods

    "I stink, therefore I am".

    I've got to remember that one! ;)
  26. Thread: Tripods

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    Re: Tripods

    Well, I guess I'll let you slide in that instance. I prefer my BlackJacket myself. :)
  27. Thread: Tripods

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    Re: Tripods

    Jacque, are you saying that Drew may be a figment of our collective imaginations?

    Perhaps we have been sniffing developer for too long?
  28. Thread: Tripods

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    Re: Tripods

    You are a lucky guy then! I'm younger than you and turn 58 next month. I still have hair on my head but it is pretty thin on top. Thin and grey. One of my friends always said that God created few...
  29. Thread: Tripods

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    Re: Tripods

    A head is that thing you own that used to have hair on it. As for it being redundant surplus weight, I'll just have to take your word on it, Drew. ;)
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    Re: A Question on Lens Boards & Shutters

    Chamonix takes Linhof style lens boards. Chamonix makes their own boards out of carbon fiber. They are pricey. Genuine Linhof boards will also fit. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative then...
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    Re: Problems with sun flare

    [QUOTE=Bernice Loui;1517013]Cast a shadow on the lens using the dark slide. Assure the dark slide is not in the lens angle of view. This can be effective at reducing or stopping lens flare due to...
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    With an 8x10 you basically have 3 choices in the wide angle department.

    1. Buy expensive and heavy glass that will easily cover 8x10.

    2. Buy inexpensive glass that will barely or almost cover...
  33. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    That makes sense to me. If you like wide or long lenses for 8x10 then it can get pretty expensive.

    Most of us started film with 35mm because that was what we could afford at the time. With...
  34. 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...
  35. 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....
  40. 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.
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