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  1. Re: Advice for Handheld 4x5 and Flash Please..

    The SB-800 is pretty good for a digital-age shoe mount flash. It’s a little less, maybe a half stop, than a Vivitar 285. The Metz 45CT-5 is maybe a half stop to one stop more powerful than a Vivitar...
  2. Re: Advice for Handheld 4x5 and Flash Please..

    I had the handle from a graflite and bolted a cold shoe onto an aluminum cap. This gives me a removeable shoe to mount any electronic flash or a fanfold bulb flash. For extra power I attach a Metz...
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    @wrenched, thanks. Those are quail eggs.
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    Graphic View II. Rodenstock Sironar 240mm f5.6. FP4.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50327051617_546e2f6079_b.jpgUntitled by Howard Sandler, on Flickr
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    Re: The Uncanny Tale of Shimmel Zohar

    Fascinating read and good photos, thanks Ari.
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    Re: Still Life 2020

    Yeah, it’s camera porn. Taken with a Graphic View II, Schneider Symmar-S 180mm f5.6. FP4.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50252412531_fe5a47ed7d_b.jpgA Graphic photographed by a Graphic by...
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50206592811_d5e39a023d_b.jpgPeppers no. 1 by Howard Sandler, on Flickr

    Graflex Graphic View II. Schneider Symmar 180mm f5.6. FP4.
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    Re: Still Life 2020

    Shakedown of a Graphic View II, with a fair bit of front and rear tilt. Xenar 135mm f4.7. Kodak Ektar.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50190739937_69ee37175d_b.jpgUntitled by Howard Sandler,...
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    Chambers building in Ottawa. An example of Chicago style. Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5. Optar 90mm f6.8. Kodak Ektar. There is an enormous LED screen on the side of the National Arts centre behind the...
  10. Re: Howtek 8000 Drum vs. Epson V850 flatbed scanners

    Thanks Alan for providing the comparison. As a flatbed user, I always wonder what a drum scan would do for me. In my case, I usually print my 4x5 stuff as 16x20 on inkjet, and scan resolution of...
  11. Thread: Just Leaves

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    Re: Just Leaves

    Jurassic park in my backyard. Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5. Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 135mm f4.7. Ilford FP4 at box speed. XTOL 1:2 12 min at 20C.
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    Canadian Museum of Nature at Night. Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5. Optar WA 90mm f6.8 at f22. Ilford FP4.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49816057127_6cfef2aeaa_b.jpgCanadian Museum of Nature by...
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    Re: Still Life 2020

    Crown Graphic 45. Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 135mm f4.7 at f32. Front tilt. Ilford FP4. XTOL 1:2 11min 21C.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49684532102_f8c7fa8902_c.jpgUntitled by Howard...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Kodak no. 1 autographic special. Kodak anastigmat 110mm f6.3 Delta400.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49661951023_2330db0c62_b.jpgNature morte by Howard Sandler, on Flickr
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    Re: Still Life 2020

    Nature morte. Thornton Pickard Special Ruby Reflex 3x4. Cooke anastigmat 5 3/4" f4.5 at f16. Ilford FP4+

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49604130268_4ccd17f080_b.jpgNature morte by Howard...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Oh yes; the flash is the most fun. The burnt lacquer smell and slight sizzle sound when the bulbs fire is rather addictive.
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    Re: Show Me Your Night Shots!

    Wellington Building, in Ottawa. Crown Graphic 45. Optar WA 90mm f6.8 at f22. HP5 film.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49412388511_33184a8dbb_h.jpgWellington Building, Ottawa by Howard...
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    Re: Show Me Your Night Shots!

    Crown Graphic 45. Schneider Xenar 135mm f4.7 lens at f22. Kodak Ektar film. About 30s exposure.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49336547911_7687082f9e_h.jpgCenotaph in Ottawa by Howard...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    My Crown Graphic and accoutrements.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49266905243_1cf62fd889_c.jpgOld school by Howard Sandler, on Flickr
  20. Re: Scanning 4x5: Buying an Epson Flatbed VS my current DSLR (5DII) VS Lab Scans

    A lower cost scanning option is a used medium format flatbed such as the Epson V500 (under $100 these days). You can do two passes with the large format negative moved so each half is scanned. The...
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    A selfie with an old Plymouth. Crown Graphic 4x5. Xenar 135mm. HP5.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48613076796_d02a2cfe39_b.jpgPlymouth selfie by Howard Sandler, on Flickr
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    Buick. Crown Graphic 45. Xenar 135mm f4.7. Fill flash with an M3 bulb in a 6 inch reflector. Ilford FP4 Plus. XTOL 1:2 14min at 20C.
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    Re: March Portraits 2019

    Well done Jose!
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Phalaenopsis Orchids from below. Crown Graphic 45. Xenar 135mm f4.7. FP4

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7892/32471953177_070eb09f46_c.jpgOrchid Branch from Below by Howard Sandler, on Flickr
  25. Re: Grain on large format (scanned negative): hp5 plus vs tmax 100

    I've scanned a fair bit of 4x5 on an Epson V750 at optimal height at 2400ppi, but I don't have any examples posted online at full resolution to show you. I like HP5 at box speed or FP4 at box speed...
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    Re: March Portraits 2019

    Model Blessing. Crown Graphic. Schneider Xenar 135mm f4.7. FP4.

    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7867/32430748977_bc3fcb6cf2_b.jpg
    Blessing, back profile by Howard Sandler, on Flickr
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    Re: Using electronic flash with LF cameras

    Tony there's yet another factor that I think may have been lost in the discussion. In your post #69 the photo of the table and chairs established the GN of your flash is indeed fairly consistent with...
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    Re: Using electronic flash with LF cameras

    Tony, I think Phil probably meant he used three 500Ws flash heads, not 500W, as he was writing about flash, not continuous lights. So take the 1/60s shutter speed out of the calculation. That gives a...
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    Re: February portraits 2019

    Crown Graphic 45 with Rodenstock Sironar 240mm f5.6 at f22. HP5 Plus at box speed in XTOL 1:2

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4823/46922654832_117998ab80_o.jpgNadine by Howard Sandler, on Flickr
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    Thanks. No, I had the camera on its side, using the side tripod socket. In that position, and with the lens board back within the box, there is only room for about 4mm of shift, equivalent to rise in...
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    Merit Building, Ottawa. Crown Graphic 45. Wollensak Optar WA 90mm f6.8. FP4.

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4844/45362048065_051ed900e3_o.jpgMerit Building by Howard Sandler, on Flickr
  32. Post your Photos of Plants, Shrubs and Leaves

    I see threads for flowers and for trees, but nothing for in between. So...

    Here's one to start it off. Graflex Crown Graphic 45. Rodenstock Sironar 240mm f5.6 at f32. Ilford FP4 Plus at box speed....
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Callas. Crown Graphic 45. Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 135mm f4.7. Ilford HP4

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4850/45139193824_64a1c256f3_b.jpgCallas by Howard Sandler, on Flickr
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    Re: Medium Format Infrared Images

    Tropical Greenhouse. Bronica SQ-A. 50mm lens. Rollei IR400. R72 filter.

    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1858/43507964135_50ddc1cff9_b.jpgTropical Greenhouse, infrared by Howard Sandler, on Flickr
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    Re: August portrait thread

    Crown Graphic 45. Xenar 135mm. HP5. 25b flashbulb bounced.

    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1899/29248924487_425ca63056_c.jpgMy parents at 97 and 93 by Howard Sandler, on Flickr
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    Profile of a vintage car as a negative. Somehow it looks cooler than the positive. Crown Graphic 45. Xenar 135mm f4.7 lens. Ilford HP5+.
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    Re: Article on hybrid workflow for 4x5

    Thanks for the interest in the article and your information about scanning contact prints.

    When you were experimenting with height by stacking coins, were you scanning the coins themselves...
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    Article on hybrid workflow for 4x5

    Here's an article I've written for Graflex Journal on black and white portraiture with a Crown Graphic with details on scanning with a flatbed. Perhaps it's of some use to readers of this forum.
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    Re: Photographs of Historic Buildings

    St. Augustine, the oldest catholic church on Prince Edward Island. Crown Graphic 45. Wollensak WA Optar 90mm f6.8 with some front rise. f22 I think. Ilford FP4+. yellow filter. XTOL 1:2 11.5min at...
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    Re: Old Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

    Pink Cadillac. Speed Graphic. Optar 135mm. Portra 400.
    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8367/27859599534_207e873cf8_c.jpgPink Cadillac by Howard Sandler, on Flickr
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