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  1. Re: Problem: Long Rail, Long Bellows... Is There a Solution to Use One Tripod

    You use more than one rail clamp attached to a long uniting bar below. I happen to use Sinar monorails, and have their own dedicated accessory bar to do this. But I make my own out of 1x3 maple...
  2. Re: Does a new luxury 8x10 camera make sense in 2021?

    Bah humbug. Where I grew up we did grow and raise darn near everything we needed. It's was a hour's drive to the nearest sizable market, and that certainly wasn't a supermarket in any current sense. ...
  3. Re: Does a new luxury 8x10 camera make sense in 2021?

    Why spend 20K on an unreliable camera when for the same amount you can buy an unreliable car?
  4. Re: Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 and Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 discontinued

    I don't know if that's the case, especially when people can shoot almost anything and these days saturated it to hell after the fact in PS or some equivalent program, more loudly than ever it seems....
  5. Re: Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 and Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 discontinued

    The print itself is the easy part, financially. The cost of mounting and framing supplies worthy of a big full gloss print are the real bear you gotta fight with. But I managed to fetch up to $2500...
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    Re: 210mm 4x5" ... Which one?

    Here around the same era Bob, you probably know of Adoph Gasser and might even have known their pro desk salesmen, who swore by Fuji over either Schneider or Rodenstock, but had relatively high...
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    Re: Inexpensive 4x5 field cameras

    Yes, mine is black/deep green too. What a sweetie! But I routinely keep it equipped with an 18 inch rail, generally favoring long lenses. Plus I keep a compendium mounted on it ready to go. It's a...
  8. Re: Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 and Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 discontinued

    Provia probably sells a lot better anyway, looking at it from their standpoint, not necessarily ours. But that's certainly no guarantee that Provia will survive long either. That would leave all the...
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    Re: Why Not Movie Film Filters?

    I personally appreciate a more nuanced approach. Lately I've been so absorbed into how some of the BBC whodunnit crime dramas are shot, with even costumes picked for color compatibiity or accent with...
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    Re: Sunset begat Twilight has 3 Stages

    Are you beginning to miss your usual full moon transition into something else? Maybe there's a Werewolf filter somewhere in that selection. If not, just concoct some Jekyll & Hyde formula in the...
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    Re: 210mm 4x5" ... Which one?

    Gosh. Probably few of us print large enough or crisply enough to bring out any real distinction between various 210's. When I need sheer enlarging muscle, I shoot 8x10 instead; and when I need sheer...
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    Re: Fuji 90mm f8 SW or Nikon 90mm f8 SW

    Right. The correct center filter (which you have) used reasonably stopped down (about f/16 down in your case, using the Nikkor 90/4.5), will be even across the entire usable or specified circle of...
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    Re: Inexpensive 4x5 field cameras

    Well, again Sinar made it really easy to turn a spare or even worn out standard bellows into an excellent compendium shade using a rod and couple of clips. All kind of Sinar accessories might have...
  14. Re: Is it Legally Permissible to Photograph Modern Headstones in a Cemetery?

    Nothing worth looting will be in my tomb, though I did have a couple ancestors dug by someone up for sake of Halloween bones and skulls. Headstone theft occurred too in the family pioneer cemetery. ...
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    Re: Inexpensive 4x5 field cameras

    Gosh, Bob, some bellows are a helluva lot easier to acquire or afford than others at this point in history. The sheer ubiquity of Sinar as the dominant studio brand for several decades makes them...
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    Re: Why Not Movie Film Filters?

    That link must be so obscene that my computer security won't even allow me to me bring it up. Doesn't surprise me. I can put up with all the traditional Harrison and Harrison filter tweaks to...
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    Re: Fuji 90mm f8 SW or Nikon 90mm f8 SW

    Alan - just getting back to you. But Dan already gave the answer. Wide angle lens falloff is inherent, and doesn't care what kind of film you are using. But a higher contrast film like Velvia, or...
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    Re: 210mm 4x5" ... Which one?

    I real-world usage, there's very little difference between any of them. The first decade of my own large format usage, all I owned was a 210 lens. But I currently now fill that particular niche a 200...
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    Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    I doubt he was budgeted for that, Bob. His Super was a V. He picked up a pilot's license and did a certain amount of personal aerial shooting. The Kenro gyro was rentable, and he used that mainly for...
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    Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    My brother used gyro stabilizers in conjunction with a Super Technika 4x5 for aerial photography, even from badly vibrating helicopters. Needing to use a stack of regular sheet film holders is...
  21. Re: Is it Legally Permissible to Photograph Modern Headstones in a Cemetery?

    Well, dogs are willing to drink toilet bowl water; and the Mars mission will have no choice, and can't call a plumber if their filtration system clogs. But as far as I'm concerned, all water is NOT...
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    Re: Fuji 90mm f8 SW or Nikon 90mm f8 SW

    Certain basics: illumination falloff comes with the territory of wide angle lens design. And the Achilles heel to just deciding to ignore falloff and not invest in a center filter is that once any...
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    Re: Fuji 90mm f8 SW or Nikon 90mm f8 SW

    Dan - The angle of view of a "normal" 90mm for 6X7 is entirely different from a wide-angle angle design 90mm suitable for 4x5 coverage plus ample movements. Drop down to an actual wide-angle design...
  24. Re: Is it Legally Permissible to Photograph Modern Headstones in a Cemetery?

    There's no shortage of grave markers. One more generation away, and there will be a few billion more added to the planet.
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    Re: Digital Prints - Horrors

    "Metallic" is an odd Kodak advertising window look, and not the same thing as glossy. As Oren suggested, you should fish around and try a limited range of smaller more affordable prints from more...
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    Re: Fuji 90mm f8 SW or Nikon 90mm f8 SW

    It's not a simple question. The fact you don't even realize that is just one more reason you should listen to the why of it. But learn the hard way if you must, and consider yourself ignored...
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    Re: Digital Prints - Horrors

    Any serious practitioner in either inkjet or laser printing should be able to handle that kind of subject fairly easily. Bob Carnie of this Forum is across the border in Canada just like some of my...
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    Re: Fuji 90mm f8 SW or Nikon 90mm f8 SW

    Fine with me. It is you who was, and still are, reacting in an insulting manner. This is a web forum for heaven's sake, and one where different opinions over gear and technique are supposedly...
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    Re: Fuji 90mm f8 SW or Nikon 90mm f8 SW

    Falloff is there. Fact. And it's likely to be a full stop and a half, not chump change. Whether it bothers you or not is a different aspect of the question. But just because a category of film...
  30. Re: Is it Legally Permissible to Photograph Modern Headstones in a Cemetery?

    Depends on the specific cemetery. If they're fenced in, there's often a sign on the gate giving the rules, whether the place is accessible to the public or not.
    And if on private property, of...
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    Re: Fuji 90mm f8 SW or Nikon 90mm f8 SW

    Fuji did far less advertising in this country than the others; that's all.
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    Re: Digital Prints - Horrors

    I recall a conversation with Dennis Brokaw long ago : "If you want a transparency on a wall, go dye transfer; but there's just gotta be a better Xerox", stating that with a frustrated tone of voice...
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    Re: Digital Prints - Horrors

    Any color photographic medium can be made beautiful in the right hands, depending on the specific image itself as well as the skill level and equipment of the printmaker.

    But in this case, the OP...
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    Re: Fuji 90mm f8 SW or Nikon 90mm f8 SW

    Well, I bought a 90 back when I was sometimes doing a architectural interiors, so opted for the Nikkor SW 90/4.5 - distinctly bulkier and heavier, especially with an attached center filter, but...
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    Re: canyon de chelly

    As I recall, the White House Ruin is visible from the parking lot railing above, and might be wheelchair accessible. But that was a long time ago, and things might have changed, perhaps in a positive...
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    Re: Digital Prints - Horrors

    Laser prints, whether Chromira or Lightjet or Lambda etc use laser light to expose standard chromogenic papers, just like optical enlargers do, but via a different workflow (scanning), and then are...
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    Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    Don't try to intimidate me with ANYONE'S alleged reputation. I not green under the ears. And I'm not lashing out at all; what on earth makes you think that? Though not with respect photographic gear...
  38. Re: A question about farmers reducer staining

    Not all papers bleach evenly in Farmers, ending-hue wise.
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    Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    I look at the results, not the name. Burtynsky is at liberty to toot his own horn, of course, but the whole topic goes way beyond pixels; and I know craftsmen way above his skill level and pay grade...
  40. Re: Focus Stacking with 8x10 Large Format Film...Ben Horne

    "Old curmudgeon" is what sounds like a stereotypical slur to me, not to mention a preemptive prejudice that just because things were done efficiently before, those same methods are somehow lesser...
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