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  1. Thread: 4x loupe

    by BrianShaw
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    Re: 4x loupe

    There is a 6x loupe (new) at various eBay sellers and at CatLabs. I have no knowledge of quality, though. I’m tempted….
  2. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    Easy quiz... it doesn't (or shouldn't).
  3. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    LOL, Bernice we've been LF photographers for about the same amount of time yet have totally different experiences. To be exact, February of 1980 for me and with 35mm photography experience before...
  4. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    Yes, it works when the scene fits into the normal characteristics, “dynamic range, if you will allow that phrase, of the film. We absolutely agree. When the scene exceeds that or there is a desire...
  5. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    Hmmmm… with black&white I’ve had success with incident metering and box speed. What am I doing wrong, or right? It’s not the perfect option in all situations but certainly good enough in many and...
  6. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    “ But focusing on the GG with a Gaoursi 8x loupe and then having some negatives sharp and other like those above (flou artistique is an understatement) is not something due to exposure or development...
  7. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    “ There is something to be said for a single film. BUT, how do you select a film?”

    Pick a “normal” film that will work for the majority of your photography. I live in a sunny land so standardized...
  8. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    My solution to that situation... use the same lab, one that has provided both good and error-free service in the past. The labs tend to have good process control and be quite consistent (processing,...
  9. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    I love shooting LF but can attest to the veracity of this statement.
  10. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    No, you’re not being aggressive... I understand you completely! Sorry for both your frustration and my snarky response. I cannot explain why your results are so variable. You should have more...
  11. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    If that’s what you think and have experienced, perhaps water color painting would be a better option. :)
  12. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    I’m not convinced that there is enough inaccuracies or inconsistencies in well-maintained older shutters to make that an appealing option. But interesting thought.
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    Re: Best 1/4" to 3/8" adapter?

    Wiser words have rarely been written:

    “ Fact is, these thread adapters are not that highly stressed making common yellow brass more than good enough for the stress they are will be subjected to in...
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    Re: shutter choice for a newbie

    Have no fear. Don’t fear that.

    BTW, some of the best performing shutters can be the older ones. Age, alone, is not a very good criteria.
  15. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    I’m sorry to hear that photography is frustrating you, Havic, but photography can’t be blamed for that. Photography works quite well for many people... and chance isn’t why. LF photography is very...
  16. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    LOL... you already answered those questions... it depends. :)

    And a lot of what it depends upon is whether we are actually photographing or pontificating about photography on the internet!
  17. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    Yes, Drew... that’s absolutely right. Needs vary. And I’d concur that most of us are in that middle ground.

    For me, I’m okay with the 1/3 stop error that most mechanical shutter manufacturers...
  18. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    “ Kodak scientific approach”

    Even that acknowledges variability in many aspects of photography. What it does is standardize those aspects that their products can affect. It significantly increases...
  19. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    Since the inception of photography, “approximately “ has been good enough. It’s time to re-validate that, even when lots of “approximates” in the same direction cumulate. Of course there are limits...
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    Re: shutter choice for a newbie

    “ Maybe a simple rule such as "If the shutter is not too old and very clean, use it until service is needed. If the shutter is old or not too clean, have it cleaned & lubricated before anything" is...
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    Re: From Riverside, CA

    Hey Martin... welcome to the forum and welcome to the retirement life. Enjoy both!
  22. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    You’re lucky, Bryan. That happened to me selling a camera on this forum. I got no compensation at all.
  23. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    Income reporting to tax authorities... makes sense.
  24. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    Is that why, as a buyer using PayPal, some payments are identified with the seller email/handle yet others are identified as “eBay”?
  25. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    Great minds think alike... Bryan/Brian... LOL
  26. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    Did you read the expanded sender email address first?
  27. Re: How much dimmer on the ground glass is an f/9 lens vs a f/5.6? Or f/5.6 vs f/4.5?

    Or do the same with a 35mm or MF camera with lens stopped down.
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    Re: A camera-themed HABS image

    ... and, ironically, in another trendy part of town is (was... a victim of the pandemic) a bar named “The Darkroom” because they occupy space that was once a camera store.
    ...
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    Re: A camera-themed HABS image

    Would you settle for “Spare Tire”? At least the camera is still there!

    Today:

    https://yelp.to/T6HxLFZvsgb
  30. Re: Does changing aperture move the focus point

    It’s not likely for that lens to be used on a large format camera!

    Even in its intended application... is “unique”.
  31. Re: Does changing aperture move the focus point

    It might be worth exploring the question using a depth of field calculator and the parameters of the shot you are planning. With the exception of Imagon, I would think that under “normal conditions”...
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    Re: CatLabs 80 ASA Film

    Me too. I only shot a few sheets so far and was reasonably impressed. I processed in DD-X 1+4... 8 minutes.

    Shot with Anniversary Graphic and Kodak Anastigmat 5-1/2 inch lens.

    Sorry, no scans...
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    Re: Best dual axis bubble spirit?

    Double-check affordable bubbles. I recently replaced the bubble level on my tripod. Although I bought it from an “authorized parts vendor” it appears to be a cheaply-made Chinese product. Looks...
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    Re: measuring for filter thread

    Here’s another example. This is an old Gundlach Radar that isn’t set up for screw-in filters. I couldn’t get exact fit so went about 2 mm larger and bent the tabs for a perfect fit. Kodak recommended...
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    Re: measuring for filter thread

    The filters are unthreaded. They seat in the adapter and are locked in place with either a retaining ring or a shade.
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    Re: measuring for filter thread

    The series adapters are aluminum and grip the lens with “fingers”. I’d recommend a series 6 or 7 size. The adapter can be a mm or so oversized and the fingers can be bent to fit the lens.

    Best...
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    Re: measuring for filter thread

    There’s a different approach that is often both easier and more correct: slip-on series filter adapter. Have you considered that? Measurement would be the OD of the front lens element
  38. Re: First and hopefully only lens for landscape?

    Nobody else on the face of the Earth will be as lucky as that!
  39. Re: First and hopefully only lens for landscape?

    Twelve inch Kodak commercial ektar
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    Re: Yellow, Orange, Red Filter Factors?

    Ironically, I did the same thing a couple of days ago with a set of Kodak Wratten series V filters... and got the same numbers. Daylight with a diffused white surface in background. Sekonic L-558...
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