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  1. Re: Suggest a 12" (300mm) lens for portrait work on 8x10?

    I also have the 300mm f4.5 barrel Commercial Ektar and a barrel 300mm f4.5 Xenar. Good on 5x7 but a bit short for my taste for closer 8x10 portraiture. Back when I was doing some of this I...
  2. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    Havoc,

    That's a fair point. For me something I will get used to?

    I want to run with this crazy idea because like the tripod mounted Gowlandflex, this offers through the lens viewing even...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51109640613_658ff8b52b_z.jpgFranklin Conservatory Palm Room 4x5 Sinar Norma by Nokton48, on Flickr

    1989 testing 1977 Tri-X 4x5 Film Pack D76 1:1 4x5 Sinar Norma...
  4. Re: Expired Film images...lets see yours

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51109640613_658ff8b52b_z.jpgFranklin Conservatory Palm Room 4x5 Sinar Norma by Nokton48, on Flickr

    1989 testing 1977 Tri-X 4x5 Film Pack D76 1:1 4x5 Sinar Norma...
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51106792850_8a41defe22_z.jpgTwin Lens Norma 300mm Componon Bottom Lens by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Test Shot #3 (nothing artistic!) my new Sinar Fastest Twin Lens...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51107455061_ed303ac6dc_z.jpgPatio Blinds Pecoflex Swing Movement Test by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Plaubel Makiflex with Pecoflex Adapter 240mm f4.5 chrome barrel...
  7. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Switching out to 300mm chrome Componon pair. Like it much! :) F16 1 pop HRU XRAY 9x12cm Sinar Norma Holder

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51091004783_954b20f6f5_z.jpgFully Functioning...
  8. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51106792850_8a41defe22_z.jpgTwin Lens Norma 300mm Componon Bottom Lens by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Switching out to 300mm chrome Componon pair. Like it much! :) ...
  9. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    LOL

    BTW styling courtesy of Rubbermaid and IKEA :)
  10. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51106792850_8a41defe22_z.jpgTwin Lens Norma 300mm Componon Bottom Lens by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Switching out to 300mm chrome Componon pair. Like it much! :) ...
  11. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51104264930_575db4055a_z.jpgTLR Norma 150 Comp Bottom Lens 2 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Testing my new Sinar Norma Twin Lens Camera. This is 150mm f5.6 Schneider...
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51104264930_575db4055a_z.jpgTLR Norma 150 Comp Bottom Lens 2 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Testing my new Sinar Norma Twin Lens Camera. This is 150mm f5.6 Schneider...
  13. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51104264930_575db4055a_z.jpgTLR Norma 150 Comp Bottom Lens 2 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    This is the view that you see through the camera with the BOTTOM LENS. One...
  14. Re: How are Camera Bellows UK bellows holding up over time???

    Well the bellows I'm looking for are nearly sixty years old. In this thread lots of people have needed replacement bellows. That's not unusual? I do buy tatty bellows for little (for the frames)...
  15. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    Perhaps later today I will print the test photographs I made yesterday with the 150mm and 300mm lens pairs, the objective being to compare the slightly different viewpoints between the taking and...
  16. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51101936468_a02572337c_z.jpgFastest Speed Sinar Norma Pair 150mm Componons 1 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Here's the fastest speed Sinar Norma set up with twin 150mm...
  17. Re: How are Camera Bellows UK bellows holding up over time???

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51001096964_48851c127d_z.jpgFastest Speed of All Sinar Norma Pair 240 Symmars 1 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Keith at Camera Bellows recently made these two Sinar...
  18. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    Thanks Tin Can. Here I am in my covid bubble, happily tinkering with my old technical cameras, trying to get them to operate as intended. And having a blast doing it! :)
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks Vaughn! I'd like to visit there again at some point.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks Gary! Rock Bridge is in southern Ohio, about an hour or so south of Columbus, in the Hocking Hills state park area. BTW I had to hike with 4x5 Norma for several miles in thick hot nasty...
  21. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    Tin Can/All,

    I've used TLR Mamiyas for weddings and portraits many years ago, I once had every model in the line at one time, and all the lenses and attachments. My fave was the venerable...
  22. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51091004783_954b20f6f5_z.jpgFully Functioning Fastest Sinar Norma 1 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Today a matching pair of these 300mm Componons came in, I mounted...
  23. Re: Cambo TWR 54 - 4x5 Twin Lens Reflex (like Gowlandflex) Question...

    Yep I'll start with that and see how it goes. It's going on my Plaubel Camera Stand double braced, so super easy up and down.
  24. Re: Cambo TWR 54 - 4x5 Twin Lens Reflex (like Gowlandflex) Question...

    I'm a long time Sinar Norma User/Collector and have been hankering for this version of the TLR Norma from the original catalog. They say it works with any focal length, so we will see. As far as...
  25. Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50609662741_57992e7d77_z.jpg25th Anniversary 500CM 100 F3.5 Planar Neopan 400 ADOX Broax MQ by Nokton48, on Flickr

    25th Anniversary Hasselblad 500C/M 100mm F3.5...
  26. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51001096964_48851c127d_z.jpgFastest Speed of All Sinar Norma Pair 240 Symmars 1 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Matching 240mm Sinar Symmars in matching forward mounted...
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    Re: Good 210 for 4x5??

    I bought a chrome barrel 210mm Schneider Componon yesterday for $90. Comparable to my 210mm chrome Symmars in about every single way. If you don't need a shutter barrel lenses are great deals. BTW...
  28. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    Right, THANK YOU I wonder if anybody who used this in the 60s vintage studios back then is familiar how to operate with it. But thanks for all suggestions and interest :)

    Richard Avedon used the...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48566797021_690b4a2bef_z.jpgReprint DII Rock Bridge 3 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    This is the 58mm Rodenstock Graflex XL Grandagon, mounted in a very deeply recessed...
  30. Re: Best 4x5 camera to accommodate a 65mm lens?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50322638263_532d02d514_z.jpgSinar Norma Handy Lowboy 1 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Last year I finished building in my workshop this custom made "Handy" Sinar Norma...
  31. Re: Best 4x5 camera to accommodate a 65mm lens?

    Thanks Paul :)
  32. Re: Best 4x5 camera to accommodate a 65mm lens?

    Thanks Tin Can! I had to hike many miles in thick brush to get to this site. When I got there I was glad Norma was along :)

    I have a barrel mounted Sinar Norma 65mm F8 Super Angulon, with...
  33. Re: Best 4x5 camera to accommodate a 65mm lens?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48566797021_690b4a2bef_z.jpgReprint DII Rock Bridge 3 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Rock Bridge, Hocking Hills, Southern Ohio

    This is the 58mm Rodenstock Graflex XL...
  34. Re: How are Camera Bellows UK bellows holding up over time???

    They made the original bellows during the Sinar Norma era and they still have the original patterns. I've had them make two 4x5 tapered original Norma bellows, and a custom special bellows from 8x10...
  35. Re: 8x10 Photography Compared to 4x5 Photography?

    I have always experienced that the bigger the camera, the greater the possibility that something will be soft for any number of reasons. However, nothing gives me the visual buzz like looking at the...
  36. Re: Getting ready to purchase enlarger lens/s

    The lens is use all the time is the black 180 f5.6 Rodagon (not Apo) for 8x10 to 16x20 prints with my Omega DII's. I laser align every time I move anything. A couple of years ago I got a really...
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    Re: Washing Lane Plates

    For Jason's 6.5x9cm and 9x12cm plates I use an old 8x10 Paterson tray on top of a clear plastic box, and the old art deco Kodak Tray Siphon, and the wash is very circulatory, yet not violent is any...
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    Re: Second Fastest Sinar Norma

    See (and please read) above ^^^ :)

    BTW I shoot 8x10 and 5x7 with these same cameras (construction unit philosophy) and they are very nearly as speedy in the bigger formats.
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    Re: Second Fastest Sinar Norma

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51006311276_d08801700d_z.jpgNorma Instant Operation by Nokton48, on Flickr
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    Re: Second Fastest Sinar Norma

    Yes fast in setting up the rig, and fast in composing through the lens, and firing the shutter. With practice this is almost as fast to use as a reflex camera, and of course, it has interchangeable...
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