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  1. Ikeda Anba or Nagaoka 4x5 wood field cameras

    Hi Ross,

    Ikeda camera has been closed. So you won't able to new Ikeda Anba anymore. The Nagaoka is still working. Their field view cameras are really similar to Ikedas', lightweight and less...
  2. Anyone purchased anything from Photo-Graphic Systems in New Mexico?

    I bought a 8.25" Dagor lens w/a lensboard and a Ries tripod. I think their servive is fine. Prompt reply and shipping.
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    Nikkor 120 SW f8

    Hi, Tony

    I've used the lens for my 8x10 and light fall off was really noticeable patrticulary when sky was included in the composition.
  4. Questions About Eastman View Camera No. 33

    You will find some info about A33 and the others made by Eastman at The George Eastman Companies web site. http://www.fiberq.com/cam/EKC.htm Good luck.
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    155mm wide angle for 8X10

    As Tito says, I didn't have to use a center filter with my Nikkor SW 150mm f/8. It was really sharp lens, however, this focal length was too wide for me (8x10), so I sold it. Instead I bought 210mm...
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    Ethol LPD developer

    I've just bought several canned of Ethol LPD paper developer in powedered form. The front label says "Makes 1 gallon", however, its directions in the back label indicates "to make 25 gallons of stock...
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    14" Gold Dot Dagor

    I'm considering to buy Sch. 14" Gold Dot Dagor f/8. Does it cover 11x14 ? What's the image circle ? My 14" Commercial Ektar doesn't have sufficent coverage for my 11x14. Thanks for your help.
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    Japan!!!

    Not exactly like Shutterbug, but two magazines called Asahi Camera and Nihon Camera have used lists of many shops. Unlike many of ads in the Shutterbug, their rating of condition is vague. If you...
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    Buying Lenses abroad

    Hi, Robert,

    I don't think any shops at the Tokyo Airport have LF lens. They don't even have sheet film.
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    TWB Zeiss/Dagor 30cm

    Dear Sean, Many thanks for your info. The glass has polish marks but the Compund shutter works fine. The price is so cheap that I have decided to buy the lens for my 8x10.
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    TWB Zeiss/Dagor 30cm

    I happened to find a Zeiss Jena/Goerz Dagor 30cm f/6.8 mounted in a Compund and am considering to buy. Is there any difference between this and a plain Goerz Dagor 12" f/6.8 ? Does this cover 8x10 ? ...
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    8X10 ENLARGER

    Why don't you visit PHOTO-GRAPHIC SYTEMS web site at www.pgsys.com/pgsys. They make 8x10 conversion kit for Beseler45 and Durst for $ 1,600 and sometimes offered 10x10 enl. for $2,000. Good luck.
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    Red dot Apo-Artar coverage

    I'm looking for a longer than 24" lens for my 11x14. I think 24"Red dot Apo-Artar can cover the format, but have no info about 30" RD Artar. Any suggestions will be appriciated.
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    Purple tone across negative

    To remove anti-hlation dye, pre-soaking for 5 minutes. T-MAX films will require 6 minutes fixing(rapid type). Hypo clearing agent for 5 minutes before washing might help.
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    Fuji 240mm lens, experiences, value?

    Hi, Ellis,

    The Fuji's 240mm you mentioned should be 240 f/9 Apo lens. This apochromat lens has 336 mm image circle which will cover 8x10. I agree with your friend. It's really sharp. Fuji has...
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    PMK in Jobo 2800 drum

    Does anyone know how to slove my problem ? I developed several sheets of 11x14 film (HP 5+) with PMK pyro in the Jobo 2834 paper drum which holds one sheet of 11x14 and found that clear vertical...
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    Lens coatings

    This is just my personal opinion. Slight cleaning marks will not affect the overall image. They say the coating has nothing to do with shrapness but just preventing flare. Lens fog will affects...
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    Zone System

    As far as I'm concerned T-MAX 100 film developed with T-MAX RS can handle from N+3 to N-3. In my case N+2 and +3 makes rather dense negatives. But contrast expansion is easily obtained.

    When...
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    Wooden film holder

    After having a trouble of new Fidelity film holders, I'm going to try non-mass p roduction, wooden film holders. AWB and Lotus offeres rather expsensive holders. According to their claim those wooden...
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    "Archival" wash aids

    I have not tried Perma-Wash just because it cannot be obtained here in Japan. Instead, I have been using Kodak Hypo-Clear followed by 40 minutes final wash in my archival washer. Why don't you test...
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    Fidelity holder

    Does anyone own Fidelity 11x14 film holders ? I've just bought 4 holders from ADORAMA and found the fact that the flap area do esn't set properly. The cloth-bonding part seems fatter than it should...
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    Field 8x10 work

    Your question is exactly what I'm always annoyed about. My main camera is 8x10 and I usually take 10 holders with me when I make a long tirp. Sometimes I have to reload films in the feild. I use a ...
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    JOBO 3010

    The JOBO 3000 series called "Expert Drum" is so heavy and huge. So I don't think it's possible to use with your Beseler. The Expert Drum requires larger JOBO processor like CPA-2 or CPP-2. You...
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    JOBO Processing Question

    With 3010 drum for 4x5 T-MAX 100 and with 3005 drum for 8x10 T-MAX 400 both developed with T-MAX RS, I have never had problem without inserting films into empty slots. I use maximum amount of...
  25. "Newton's Rings" from Contact Printing?

    Dear John and contributers,

    I have same problem as you have even with FB papers but not with AZO like Sean. I think it has got to do with humidity and glass thickness. And uneven pressure...
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    polaroid 55

    Hi, Andrea, I have used Polaroid Type 55 film several times and hope my experience will help you. I have never processed films on location because of the difficulty of drying films. As you say the...
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    Dark focusing screen -- solutions?

    Hi Howard, When I started LF photography I had same complaints as you have. A good focusing cloth will help you. I think using a jacket is not good idea particularly when you are in bright...
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    Reliable shops

    I'm thinking buying a 11x14 feild camera after I've been working a 8x10 and 4x5 for 6 years. Clayton Classic Camera offers a Deardorff and I sent inquires howev er there has been no responce. Does...
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    first 4x5 camera

    I have been using a Tachihara for 3 years mainly in the feild. Sometimes I took it into tough condition such as snowing mountains. There's been no trouble at all if you use it carefully. The ...
  30. Best book to teach vc printing with a zone vi head

    How about reading The Elements of Black-and-White Printing by Carson Graves(Focal Press) ? In the chapter 6, you will find some hints of Split Filter Exposure on VC paper.
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    Sch. Symmar S 210

    I'm looking for a lens shorter than 240mm for my 8x10. Sch. Symmar-S 210mm f/5.6 covers 8x10 ? I have a 150mm and a 240mm and want to have lens in between focal length. I don't want to spend much...
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