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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    Yeah- they're a bit dodgy when focusing unless you're in bright daylight, but they're TINY and very lightweight, and extremely wide-angle. In the wide-angle end of things, also look at a 190mm Kodak...
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    Re: Hi from Spain

    Bienvendios al foro. Espero ver tus fotos.
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    Re: Show Me Your Night Shots!

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    Testing out my Cooke Series II 10.5" f/4.5 in the rain. 2.5" exposure at f5.6, Ilford FP4+, Pyrocat HD.
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    Re: Northern Virginia/Washington, DC

    Allcon:

    I will have an updated invite sent in PM/email by this weekend.
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    Re: Northern Virginia/Washington, DC

    If folks are interested, I'm now hosting a monthly online get-together to talk photo and cameras for folks in the DC/MD/NoVa area. If there's an interest, let me know and I can send you the invite to...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Here’s some with the Voigtlander in action.
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    That's just the cameras... lenswise, well... just for 8x10, there's the 159mm Wolly f12.5, a 190 Wide-Field Ektar, 210 f6.8 Wolly Raptar, 240 Docter Optic Germinar-W, 12" Commercial Ektar, 14"...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

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    One of several, the one I’m using the most lately- Canham 8x10 Wood Field. The lens mounted is a 14” Commercial Ektar. Also in the arsenal are Canham 5x7, 5x12, and 14x17 cameras, a Sinar...
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    Re: The Uncanny Tale of Shimmel Zohar

    Given the depths of invention exhibited by Berkman, the journals may well (probably? are) be as fake as the rest of the story, and aside from the name on the trunk and on the sign in the photograph...
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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    A Vivitar 283 with a fresh set of batteries would probably be sufficient to light paint your subject, should you be able to get close enough to it, and it's not too big. Remember to keep yourself...
  11. Dallmeyer 14" f4.5 Serrac vs Voigtlander Heliar 360

    Is there anyone here who has used both lenses and has a sense of what their various qualities are? The Dallmeyer seems to be going a reasonable chunk of change cheaper than the Heliar, so it's...
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    Re: The Jump To 14x17: Worthwhile?

    I'm a proud owner of a Canham 14x17. For its size, it's very manageable because it's "light-weight" (a relative term). It's probably also unique in that I personally know everyone who has owned the...
  13. Re: Ilford Japan Platinum printing supplies

    I'd also love to see the Jobo UV exposure unit available here!
  14. Re: Vogtlander Petzval rear optical element dimensions

    Thanks for that! I'll pass it along.
  15. Re: Vogtlander Petzval rear optical element dimensions

    My understanding is that he wants to use the lens, not re-sell it. He's in Colombia- the optician (I think that's who's making the element for him) is in Brazil. I think the optician already has a...
  16. Re: Vogtlander Petzval rear optical element dimensions

    Well, thanks for trying!
  17. Vogtlander Petzval rear optical element dimensions

    https://dcphotoartist.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/video-1598313525.mp4?_=0

    I have a friend in Colombia who just recently bought a Voigtlander nearly identical to the one I bought. His is missing...
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    Re: Shot abandonment

    I've walked away from shots that I set up because there are times when discretion is the better part of valor, or having stuff to do is the better part of patience. Sometimes you set up a shot,...
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    Re: Still Life 2020

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    8x10 palladium print on Hahnemuhle Platinum Rag. Film is Foma 200, pyrocat HD 1:1:100. Camera is a Canham Wood Field, 14" Commercial Ektar. Lighting was a single Godox AD360 in 36" gridded...
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    Re: Servicing a lens

    Well... I took a run at it myself. This one was actually relatively easy to do. I got it disassembled, all the old gunky grease removed, gave the outer aperture control ring a tiny shot of lubricant,...
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    Servicing a lens

    Ok- so I got the little Cooke 10.5" f4.5 Series II in my hands today. The glass has a bunch of marks, but nothing that would stop it from making good images.The aperture on the other hand, is super...
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    Re: Help identifying a lens

    ok- I have the little bugger in my hot little hands. Sweet lens, and the glass is in better shape than I thought it would be from the auction photos. The aperture is stiff as grandma's knees, so I'll...
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    Re: Help identifying a lens

    I'm guessing that given the overall condition of mine, it WAS painted but it all wore off.
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    Re: Help identifying a lens

    At first glance at the photos (I haven't received it yet - won it in an online auction along with a ca. 1865 Voigtlander petzval, which was why I bid in the first place), I didn't think there was a...
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    Re: Help identifying a lens

    I took a look - the most likely candidate is the Series II f4.5 10.5" version - serial number puts it around 1915, but it doesn't look like the examples I can find of that lens, and according to some...
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    Help identifying a lens

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    Any help identifying this lens would be much appreciated. What I do know about it is that it is a Taylor, Taylor and Hobson lens, focal length not yet determined, F4.5 maximum aperture,...
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    Re: Sinar Auto-Aperture Shutter

    The problem is that I no longer have a drill press nor do I have easy access to one (I don't think the woodworking club in my area is open at this time). I'm looking into 3D printing as an option....
  28. Re: Sharing mounting the sinar copal shutter on arca swiss cameras

    Which Cooke portrait lens is that in what focal length? I might soon be acquiring one, and that could be the ticket, if the lens would work with a Sinar shutter.
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    Re: Sinar Auto-Aperture Shutter

    Thanks! It gives me a starting ballpark. I know that will work for at least one of the lenses I'm looking at. But I might have to rig some kind of spacer as their rear element sticks out behind the...
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    Sinar Auto-Aperture Shutter

    What's the diameter of the shutter opening in a Sinar Shutter? I have a lens I'd like to use with one so I can sync a flash with it, but I don't know if it would vignette the lens.
  31. Re: repair or replace Calumet Elite 2400 pack

    Thanks. I'll try calling them tomorrow - their email request system on their website doesn't seem to work.
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    I did - they don't handle high-power strobe repairs any more. They used to send them out to Pro Camera in Charlottesville, but they don't do them any more either. Both suggested I send the pack to...
  33. Re: repair or replace Calumet Elite 2400 pack

    Bowens declared bankruptcy a couple years ago. They're completely caput. I'd like to keep on the east coast if possible, as shipping round-trip on something like that could easily end up at 50% of...
  34. repair or replace Calumet Elite 2400 pack

    I have a Calumet Elite 2400 power pack. I hadn't used it for a while, so I decided it was time to re-form the capacitors. I had plugged it in to let it charge, planning to every so often trigger it...
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    Re: Monolights: Profoto or Einstein?

    Another thing to consider is that should you need an accessory for them you don't own, either at home or on the road, most rental houses carry Profotos. Einsteins, not so much.
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    Re: New 8x10 for under $500? Interest levels?

    The #1 source of failure for the Travelwide was the creators, who failed to properly plan, and then compounded their problems by failing to properly communicate. I have one of the Travelwides, and...
  37. Re: Forum moderation; I am disturbed by the recent events...

    Knowing some of the strong, opinionated personalities that visit this site, there would have been someone sooner or later who would have started a new thread about the offensiveness and kicked up the...
  38. Re: Issues mounting Nikkor-w 300/5.6 in Toyo field lensboard

    You might also want to look into a "Top Hat" lensboard that would give you a couple extra inches of overall bellows draw in effect. They should be available to fit the Toyo and handle a Copal 3...
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    Re: 5 Tripods for 4x5

    While they're BIG, look into Majestic tripods. No student, no matter how destructive, is going to be able to wreck one, and because they're heavy, they tend to go cheap even with Majestic geared...
  40. Re: Swapping Function Carriers on Sinar Normas.

    A Norma is a piece of precision-engineered equipment. If you aren't sure they are compatible, I wouldn't attempt it.
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