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  1. Thread: Copal sizes

    by Alan Gales
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    Re: Copal sizes

    You make a good point, Drew. There are lenses that are in smaller shutters that do have quite a bit of coverage. I guess like Bernice said, it all depends upon what the designer's image goal needs...
  2. Thread: Copal sizes

    by Alan Gales
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    Re: Copal sizes

    Just to add to Bernice and Len...

    Besides largest maximum aperture, the amount of coverage the lens produces affects it's design too. A 300mm lens that produces a large enough image circle to...
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    I use a Ries J100 with double tilt head for my Wehman 8x10. It's more like a platform than a head and is very sturdy. I wouldn't consider a ball head myself but to each their own.

    Ries is...
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    Re: Good Morning

    Welcome to the forum, Karl!

    Since you are a Nikon fan, there are some great sharp and contrasty Nikkor large format lenses available to use on your Toyo!

    Alan
  5. Re: Best 75mm / 90mm lens?......totally kidding, but not really...read on pls

    Home made chocolate chip cookies are the best. They beat store bought hands down!

    As for lenses, I'd be more concerned with max aperture or focal length over brand name.

    Faster lenses are...
  6. Thread: Hello!

    by Alan Gales
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    Re: Hello!

    Just keep your toes out of the developer. It does funny things to your toenails. ;)


    I own a Mamiya 220f, and I used to shoot Nikon DSLR's for Fastpitch softball back when my daughter pitched. I...
  7. Re: Hello All - Perfect Sized 10x12 Trays (Freestyle) & Calumet 8x10

    Yeah, most of us are pretty decent. You just have to watch out for that Tin Can fella. ;)

    Just joking. Tin Can is cool!

    Welcome to the forum, Barrister. We're glad you decided to join. You will...
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    Re: 4x5 Portrait lens & Chamonix F2

    Boy, John, you really know how to open a can of worms. ;) Best portrait lens is so subjective. Read this from our home page to see what I mean.
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  9. Re: Information about tripod for Sinar P or P2

    I used to own a Sinar P and used it on a Ries head. I had to crank it down really tight to keep the camera from spinning on the head. Drew is right about the Sinar heads. They have a pin on them to...
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    Re: Hello from Western Canada (Calgary)

    Ask all the questions you want, Steve. This is the place for it. There are a lot of knowledgeable photographers here to help. I know I've sure learned a lot since I joined. :)

    We are glad to have...
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    Re: LF Portraits of Fast Food Workers

    I'm lovin' it! ;)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca5S85mhFbE

    Great idea!
  12. Re: Advice Needed - Should I ship my LF lenses to get them CLA'ed before selling them

    They look great to me!
  13. Re: Advice Needed - Should I ship my LF lenses to get them CLA'ed before selling them

    After I bought my first shutter speed tester I started listing the actual speeds of my lens shutters on my eBay auctions. My lenses started selling for less money even when the shutters were accurate...
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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    And it's Kerry, not Terry. :)
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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10

    http://www.thalmann.com/largeformat/lightwei.htm
  16. Re: Advice Needed - Should I ship my LF lenses to get them CLA'ed before selling them

    Put in the add that cosmetically the lenses look excellent with great clarity and no fog, coating marks or scratches. I have no way of professionally testing the lens shutters but they sound...
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    Re: Hello from Amsterdam

    Welcome to the forum. You will learn a lot here. I know I did! :)
  18. Re: Advice Needed - Should I ship my LF lenses to get them CLA'ed before selling them

    Do not have your lens shutters CLA'd before you sell them. You will never recoup the costs.

    Recently CLA'd lenses do bring a little more money and then only if you include the paper work from the...
  19. Thread: Avedon

    by Alan Gales
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    Re: Avedon

    I'm an Avedon fan but to each their own.

    Like Ricky Nelson said, "Ya can't please everyone so you got to please yourself"! :cool:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th_LYyRhRlE
  20. Re: Advice needed for stuck lens retaining ring, please

    PB Blaster is the go to for stuck nuts and bolts on an automobile. It works better than anything else. PB Blaster is mostly naphtha and petroleum oil.
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    Re: Hello from Spain

    Hello, Rafa.

    My wife's ex-husband met a really nice lady over the internet. They ended up getting married, so he move to Spain to live with her in Madrid. He loves it there with all the history...
  22. Re: It happened to me! What Disasters or Near-misses have you had while Shooting?

    My very first large format camera was a used Cambo SC 4x5 monorail that I found on eBay. All excited, I set the camera up in my living room to play around with and learn how it worked. I decided to...
  23. Re: Advice: Lens mounted, close camera (metal field)

    It's ok if it's sitting on a shelf. If you throw it into a backpack and go hiking I wouldn't want the lens rubbing against the focusing rails. Also accidents happen. What if you dropped your camera...
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    Re: Hello from Sam

    Welcome to the forum, Samantha! You have the same first name as my daughter. Most call her "Sam" but she has been called "Samirs" too.

    There are "Pro's" here on the forum as well as many...
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    Re: Just saying "Hello"

    Welcome to the forum! It's such a "treat" to have you as a member. ;)

    Joking aside, like Dugan says there is a wealth of information here and a lot of knowledgable members willing to help you. We...
  26. Re: Seeking guidance on pairing a Nikon 150mm W lens with a Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5

    Used Graflex lens boards were at one time, easily available on eBay. I haven't watched lately. You may have to be a little patient. I think there are people out there who are waiting for Covid 19 to...
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    Re: Hello from St. Louis

    Hello Neighbor Fred!

    I also live in the St. Louis area. I live in Brentwood and am just south of the St. Louis Galleria.

    I don't do any table top work except for eBay with a digital camera and...
  28. Re: Which of my 5 LF lenses are worth keeping or worth upgrading?

    Thanks, Bob!
  29. Re: Which of my 5 LF lenses are worth keeping or worth upgrading?

    I wouldn't mind having an Imagon for my Fujifilm Xt3!

    I doubt they made a lens close to the focal length of my Fujifilm 56mm APD. Of course if it had a Nikon or Canon mount, I could use a speed...
  30. Re: Which of my 5 LF lenses are worth keeping or worth upgrading?

    Thanks, Bernice!
  31. Re: Which of my 5 LF lenses are worth keeping or worth upgrading?

    Thanks. I learned something new.
  32. Re: Which of my 5 LF lenses are worth keeping or worth upgrading?

    I'm talking about character. Look at Cooke, Dagors, Commercial Ektars, Heliars, Aero Ektars, Imagon's, Verito's, Kodak Portrait, Pinkham and Smith's, Petzval's and on and on.

    Most 35mm camera...
  33. Re: Which of my 5 LF lenses are worth keeping or worth upgrading?

    Even the digital crowd is discovering sharpness is overrated and are looking for lenses with character. They now make adapters to adapt old 35mm lenses to mirrorless cameras. Some of the most popular...
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    Re: Hello from Santa Cruz!

    Welcome to the forum, Sean. My stepson, his wife and kids live in San Jose. They go to the beach at Santa Cruz often. San Francisco of course is close too. You have a lot of interesting scenes to...
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    After High School I attended a local community college for art. I took figure drawing 1, 2, and 3 where we drew nudes. One day in figure drawing 3, the instructor brought in a self portrait he had...
  36. Thread: Giday!

    by Alan Gales
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    Re: Giday!

    Giday? I thought it was g'day. No worries, giday or g'day to you too! :)

    You are in the right place. There are a lot of knowledgeable, friendly people here. Welcome to the forum, Mate!
  37. Re: Can anyone recommend any backpacks/suitcases to transport my LF camera/lenses/gea

    I have back issues and can't get along with a backpack so I use this for my 8x10. When I want to carry more I have a cheap vinyl cooler I stack on top of it. I had a cheap bag with small wheels...
  38. Re: How To Test The Shutter On a Lens Intended for Use on a Graflex

    Use a shutter speed tester and then write the actual speeds on a piece of paper and tape it to the lens board. If the speeds are too far off then get it CLA'd.
  39. Re: How to keep stand mount and head from spinning

    I hope the sink stopper works out for you. Either way, have a beer for Frank!
  40. Re: How to keep stand mount and head from spinning

    No worries. They are only $3.00 a piece. Might have to get some myself! :cool:
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