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  1. Re: Long exposure experience with portraits?

    ~Victorian Posing Stand.


    Bernice
  2. Re: 75mm Super Angulon 5.6 - Lindhof Master Technica - SOFT EDGES

    Curious, why the need for f4.5 or f5.6 90mm on this folder when the image making advantages are not really significant?
    Typical taking aperture is f11 and smaller. Granted the f4.5 or f5.6 might be...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    Kitty..
    Canon M6 mirrorless, Canon FD 500mm f4.5L
    202329


    Bernice
  4. Re: 75mm Super Angulon 5.6 - Lindhof Master Technica - SOFT EDGES

    Neither, there is already a struggle with the 75mm f5.6. The 90mm f5.6 or larger aperture lenses are BIGGER. Yes, the back focus distance is longer with a 90mm which might aid in this problem, but...
  5. Re: 75mm Super Angulon 5.6 - Lindhof Master Technica - SOFT EDGES

    Given this is a folder...
    90mm f8 SW Nikkor. or similar f8 modern wide angle design.
    f8 lenses are usually not a problem to focus as folders are typically used outdoors in bright enough light.
    ...
  6. Re: 75mm Super Angulon 5.6 - Lindhof Master Technica - SOFT EDGES

    Hello,

    This reply is never intended to be mean, destructive or insulting..

    Know one of the very real limitations of a camera like Linhof TKM is wide angle lenses.

    To use a wide angle lens...
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    Re: Light leak - driving me mad for weeks

    Penny wise, pound foolish.

    No possible way anyone could talk or sell me on any of this darkroom stuff unless the stuff has a LONG proven history and record of doing what it must do.. and the...
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    Re: Hole Saw For Commercial Ektar Lens

    Precisely.. Choice of tool used is lesser than being resourceful and applying the tools with proper care and consideration for the consequences of what is possible.


    Bernice
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    Re: Hole Saw For Commercial Ektar Lens

    Don't do flimsy sheet metal lens boards. The cast aluminum Sinar ones with raised Sinar lettering has never been any issue being held in a vise or four jaw chuck if done carefully. Setting up sheet...
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    Re: Hole Saw For Commercial Ektar Lens

    This is the kind of stuff good machinist do all the time. It is why lens board holes in a lathe is the best way to make a lens board hole for any specific lens. It is not difficult to achieve a...
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    Re: Hole Saw For Commercial Ektar Lens

    This bridgeport is a bit odd, the table is 32" x 9" which is the smallest Bridgeport they made. These were made up to the mid-1960's. This specific BP was made in 1959. Previously owned and used by a...
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    Re: Hole Saw For Commercial Ektar Lens

    If you're going to hole saw a lens board, setting it up in a Bridgeport milling machine using a Kurt milling vise and related set up tooling is likely the best-most stable way other than using a four...
  13. Re: How to remove heavy casing from 24" Aero Tessar

    These BIG aero lenses can be used to make telescopes. Number of these have been used as the basis for a refractor telescope by hobby astronomy folks. Have a few of these sitting around, none were...
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    Re: Hole Saw For Commercial Ektar Lens

    If the lens board is not absolutely stable with zero ability to shift or move as the hole saw is cutting, there will be a disaster if what is used to stabilize the lens board lets go.. That lens...
  15. Re: How to remove heavy casing from 24" Aero Tessar

    Does this lens have a Fairchild K38 shutter? Many aero lenses from that era did.
    Regardless, these are enormous lenses that simply do not do well on common sheet film cameras for a long list of...
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    Re: Where to find tiny wood screws?

    Suggest using a type A thread stainless steel sheet metal screw. These work very good in wood.

    https://www.mcmaster.com/sheet-metal-screws/screw-size~no--2/tip-type~pointed/


    Bernice
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    Re: Kodak 12" Ektar f4.5 questions

    If...

    Bernice
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    Re: Kodak 12" Ektar f4.5 questions

    Curious, why is image circle or coverage always a deciding factor for lens choice?

    IMO, that should NOT be the single deciding factor, for more than a few image circle, coverage, "sharp" and tiny...
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    Re: Kodak 12" Ektar f4.5 questions

    As often and widely believed, newer-modern is always better than old..

    IMO, often not true depending on print image needs. That said, and having used-owned a good number of Fujinon lenses in the...
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    Re: Hole Saw For Commercial Ektar Lens

    Best way to make a lens board hole for any lens is on a lathe with four jaw chuck. Once the proper size hole is done, drilling the holes for the flange is not as easy as it appears.


    Bernice
  21. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    That came from a Foto friend from decades ago with my first "exposure" to Soft Focus lenses on 8x10. They were quite magical, totally undesirable back then with a market value of nil.

    Countless...
  22. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    When it comes to getting the best out of a long focal lens used at full aperture (480mm f4.5) in barrel, this can be a serious challenge for any wood folder camera due to:

    Lack of precise and...
  23. Re: Chamonix and Ebony's are gorgeous & Old Kodak 2D's are UGLY but they have their p

    View camera is essentially a light tight box that is flexi in the middle with a method of holding a image recording device (film, digital imager or _) at one end, lens support holder at the other end...
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    Re: Choice for new 210 lens for 4x5

    What are your print image goals?
    There have been many, many, many 210mm _ 8-1/2" focal length view camera lenses designed-produced for many decades.
    It is the print image goals that should...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    Yesterdays view from a window.
    202018

    From earlier this year when the light is "just so".
    202019


    Bernice
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    Re: Still life - DOF problem

    Composition not gonna work for trying to hold focus front to back. Stopping down to f45 or using camera movements will not get front & back "in focus". In this case your best option is to move back,...
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    Re: Kenny Rogers RIP

    In Kenny's book, Your Friends and Mine his experience with John Sexton and moving to 8x10 was discussed in detail as part of the book's intro.

    Having used both Super Technika IV and Master...
  28. Re: Another digital versus analog showdown

    Shameless plug here..

    5x7_13x18cm is often the ideal trade-off sheet film format. Too many only consider 4x5 or 8x10 for many Foto-mythical reasons.
    As for why 5x7_13x18cm, it's been...
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    Re: Kenny Rogers RIP

    Kenny Rodgers began doing LF some time in the 1970s' -80's seriously. Initially with a 4x5 camera, published a book titled:
    'Kenny Rodger's America'...
  30. Re: Another digital versus analog showdown

    "Test" proves much of ZERO...

    Another single factor focused "test" that ignores the far greater whole of print making.
    BTW, this has ZERO to do with "Winning"...


    Bernice
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    Re: Better lens for my Crown Graphic?

    Depth of Field_Depth of Focus produces area in the image that appears to be in focus. A lens can focus the image to what is essentially a single point, unless the lens is focused at true infinity.
    ...
  32. Re: 75mm or 90mm based on the following....

    With 4x5, pick a 90mm lens that has enough image circle to meet the image making needs.

    ~Then go burn film.


    Analysis-Paralysis prevents the burning of film, production print images and...
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    Re: A tale of two meters

    Observations:

    *What was the "carefully set up test target"?

    *What was the light source used?


    Spot meters are calibrated and designed to read light reflected from a certified calibrated 18%...
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    Re: Relevance of zone system when scanning

    In both examples, the original information recorded in film_print has been lost. What is visually perceived is interpreted by an individuals mind. If what has been perceived then interpreted by the...
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    Re: Relevance of zone system when scanning

    The image recording media is ..... Film.

    Film has a light response curve that is not escapable regardless if the print is made via wet darkroom or scanned. Image to be recorded is much the same....
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    Re: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

    From the point of view of one who spent decades burning LOTS of color transparency film between the early 1980's to late 1990's...

    Higher contrast, Sharpest lens is NOT always desirable. It...
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    Re: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

    What were the "test" methods used to determine the SW Nikkor 90mm f8 was the "sharpest" of the lot?

    *Camera used, film used, how was the film processed, subject & lighting conditions used,...
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    Re: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

    Modest magnification loupe (4x to 7x) tilted at an angle towards the center of the lens while viewing the edge of the ground glass image. Fresnel lens will not help you here, it can make assessing...
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    Re: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

    The possible rational for the SW Nikkor 90mm f8 being tops.... small size with a LARGE image circle.. that is about it.

    Tops completely depends on the image making needs. IMO, majority of modern...
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    This happens on Coastside trails more often than most realize.. Notice the expression on this Lion. They typically don't want human contact in any way.
    Know when on these trails, YOU'RE in their...
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