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    Re: A Tripod Setup for Tight Spaces

    So what I am seeing in these posts is that this support gear is primarily designed for high end videography rather than large format film cameras.
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    Re: A Tripod Setup for Tight Spaces

    Thanks for the cautionary heads up. The gear does indeed look to be "hayll-fer-stout" as I have heard it said here in Houston. As I said, I'll give it a gentle try out at home and hope to never...
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    Re: A Tripod Setup for Tight Spaces

    Well if it works for you then of course go for it.

    And what a nice kit you have there.

    I may try it out carefully with my little Wista DX 4x5 kit at home, and keep the concept in my back...
  4. Re: Interesting Alternative to a Tripod, Especially for Rough Ground

    I may not be looking at the right video. I saw the one that setsd up on an apartment balcony. Looks like there are two substantial tripods to hold up all the other stuff. Not sure just how useful...
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    Re: New and need help

    This board and its forums are a resource that is deep and wide in experience nd knowledge.

    My landscape kit is based on a 1980s vintage Wista-made Zone VI that is light weight and folds up into...
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    Re: A Tripod Setup for Tight Spaces

    Maybe that will work for a DSLR . . .but it looks really shaskey for any LF set up.
  7. Thread: Ebike?

    by Drew Bedo
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    Re: Ebike?

    What about one of those aippy-looking trailers I see in the expensive-bike bike stores?
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    Re: Zone VI Camera Question

    There was a good article on the history of Zone VI cameras in the Jan/Feb 2003 issue of View Camera Magazine. The next issue. March/April 2003, carried a supplemental or rebottle article from a...
  9. Re: Will a Fujinon 150mm f/5.6 fold into a Crown Graphic?

    I regularly use a Fujinon 150 W on my4x5, but on occassion I have put it onto my 8x10 Kodak 2D for landscapes at infinity. If I am careful and get the image circle well centered it just covers the...
  10. Re: IRS filing and extension payment relief for Harvey & Irma

    My apologies to all for violating community standards.

    Actually I do not now recall what it was that I wrote.
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    I am glad to see this old camera being brought back to life.

    When you are done with the restorstion, I hope that you can find an extyension rail to fit it.
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    Re: Backpack for 8x10

    FRom e-Bay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/133652399995?hash=item1f1e4dc77b:g:9-0AAOSwL4tguMBv

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/132007033765?hash=item1ebc3b7ba5:g:xN0AAOSw4i9guL9F
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    Re: Backpack for 8x10

    Found this on Amazon. Looks workable for short hikes, urban or wild; or just getting through an airport.

    Can't get the links to work.

    Go to Amazon and enter "Ruc Pac".

    Two models come up. ...
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    Re: They say to start with 4x5, but...

    My experience in LF is that as the size of the format increases, everything else increases exponentially; weight, ease of transport, expense of consumable (film, chemicals), and so on.
  15. Re: Which would be easier to build - 8x10 SLR or TLR?

    I would think that for an SLR, that the shear mass of the mirror would be a major engineering problem. Moving the mirror and its supporting gear around with any speed would require some stiff...
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    Re: Zone VI Camera Question

    For what it is wort:

    I have a 4x5 Wista that was sold by the Zone VI outfit (badged as Zone VI) in the late 1980s before they made their own cameras . Still light tight and working .

    I also...
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    Re: Berlebach . . .what is it?

    Well thanks for that info. I like my Original Berlbach and it seems to work for me.

    The leveling center post has enough movement that I cvan dispense with a heavy ball head for my 8x10 2D for...
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    Berlebach . . .what is it?

    I have picked up a nice looking wooden tripod, but I am not quite sure what it is.

    The legs are labled "Original Berlbach". It has a leveling center post.

    I have not found a similar tripod ...
  19. Re: extended red sensitivity panchromatic b/w

    I thought that T-Max had extended red sensitivity . . . .not enough?

    What about infrared film?

    Another option might be to expose with color film, then scan into the digital world and...
  20. Re: DIY converting my afghan box camera to a 4x5 slide projector

    Have you thought to ramp-the-amps till it could function as an enlarger?
  21. Re: What lens board for Wista 45DX and Schneider 90mm f/8

    I have a little Zone VI made by Wista. This is a re-badged or re-branded Wista 454DX.

    I have a 90mm Nikkor f/8 mounted on a flat board. Works well for me.
  22. Re: Attaching a filter to Caltar II-N 210mm lens

    I have a mid-1980s set of lenses:

    Nikkor 90mm f/8
    Fuji 50mm f/5.6
    Caltar II N 210mm f/5.6

    Each has a UV filter mounted directly to the lens' front ing. Over that, all have step-up rings to...
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    Re: View camera as extinction light meter

    ^^^+++

    What he said. I use one of those.

    Plus there is a port to connect one of the focal plane probes.
  24. Re: Metering for the shadows with an incident light meter

    The meter mentioned in the OP is pretty flexible; does incident and reflected (with spot attachment) as well as flash metering with and without cord. There is even a port to connect one of the focal...
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    Re: Tripod refurbish procedures

    Thanks Phillip, but no.

    I basically got what amounts to an open-box ("New-Other"?) current model tripod for $36 along with an apologetic note of explanation.
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    Re: View camera as extinction light meter

    UMmm . . .Why not take advantge of the technological advances of the past 70 years and use a digital lightmeter?
  27. Re: Metering for the shadows with an incident light meter

    I have that meter too. I got a 5 degree spot attachment for it. Works or me.
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    Re: Tripod refurbish procedures

    My old Velbon CF tripod dropped all the bits out of the compression fitting on one section of led. Managed to find most of them in the grass and got it mostly back together and working for that...
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    I have not read every page of this thread, just the first few posts, the ones dealing with privacy and so on. . . .so this may now be off-topic:

    But one way to research this question from the OP...
  30. Re: How refurbish old Gitzo Rational PL-5 head so forward/back tilt locks solidly?

    It may be that the needs of the OP would be be better met by a different piece of gear. Perhaps one of the geared heads (Majetic comes to mind) would work for his application.

    Why blame the...
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    Re: Modern Changing Tent?

    Harrison tent: I try to air mine out a couple of times a yeart.

    Sure, a more stable treatment would be great, but what and at what price. . .I surely don't know.

    The main change I'd like to...
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    Re: OCR From Google Photos

    Anybody. . . ?
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    Re: OCR From Google Photos

    So how does this work? A page of text is scanned and the OCR feature turns it into a Word document? Can you change the font or edit the text? Do you have to buy something or is it already...
  34. Thread: 4x loupe

    by Drew Bedo
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    Re: 4x loupe

    I like my 4X Rodenstock.

    In the past I have used an "Optivisor" head set like jeweers and watchmakers use.

    I have also used a pair of perscription "reading" glasses with high magnification...
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    Re: Lens board adapters thread

    I don't have pictures . . .sorry.

    I have a commercially made lens board for my 8x10 Kodask 2D that is an adapter to take the Toyo/Linhoff/Wista type lens boards that fit my Wista-made Zone VI 4x5....
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    Re: Best dual axis bubble spirit?

    I had heard that using a smart phone was not a reliable light meter.

    What model phone and which app?
  37. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    And sometimes dumb luck (or Karma?) comes into play.

    Last shot in the twilight at the pond of a local park. Nice stuff going on but not that special thing. Without warning, the breeze shifts and...
  38. Re: LF hikers, do you remove plastic tree ribbons?

    Plastic ribbons?

    Isn't that what PHOTOSHOP is for?
  39. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    Getting the correct temperature reading is accuracy.

    Getting it right every time is precision.

    The cartoon with the targrts is spot on for illustrating these points.
  40. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    A lot of responses about how we approch work . . .all good stuff.


    So what actually is acceptable performances for a shutter?

    What should we expect from "modern" gear? What can we expect...
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