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    Care and Feeding of an Ebony?

    First thing to do is to announce on the Internet that you own one. Why don't you mention how much you paid for it, too?
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    Ease of converting a 1/2 plate to modern 5x7?

    The 5x7 cut film holders will fit directly on a half-plate camera without any adaption. However, there will be a little cutoff on the long end of the negative so its more like 5x6.5".
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    3.75" x 3.75" lensboards?

    Nagaoka 4x5 (except for very early ones) use Technika lens boards.
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    Can't get motivated --

    Unless you're making Clyde Butcher size prints, the purpose of Large Format cameras isn't to get sharper negatives, it's to enjoy the LF experience. Setting up the tripod, having a large enough...
  5. Thread: Stand or sit

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    Stand or sit

    Yes there are studies (of similar situations, I don't know of any on the enlarger). Until fatigue sets in, standing is more efficient, thus presumably you also get better prints. A good...
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    Elwood 5X7 Enlarger diffuser - Help Please

    There's a 5x7 piece of Kodak Opal glass on eBay this morning. Bill
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    Lost Art - Hand Held LF

    O. Winton Link? Died last year.
  8. Thread: 4 filters

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    4 filters

    K2, G, A, and X1. (Does my age show?)
  9. How to keep #00 Synchro Compur shutter open for viewing/focusing?

    I bought the same set-up from eBay from a Linhof Technika. Luckily the seller took it back, as Linhof furnished a little gizmo attached to the lensboard to hold it open, which had been "removed".
  10. Use Of Mirror Device w/Large Format As Evans&Levitt

    Right angle finders for the Leica were the early WINKO (image reversed right to left) and later WINTU (unreversed image). These were standard Leitz catalog items. The camera was pointed at the ...
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    experience and performance of some lenses

    I stand corrected, and apologize to anyone I offended with the post. Perhaps my original impression of "one good troll deserves another" did not apply. At any rate, I shall try to avoid posting...
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    experience and performance of some lenses

    None of these lenses is actually very good. They were high priced and probably okay when new, but have all been superceeded by later models, most with multi-coating. I am sorry you are stuck with...
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    Condensation on film?

    Unfortunately, it sounds likely. Bill (Sarasota, FL)
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    Agfa Portria Rapid paper

    While Agfa Multicontrast doesn't look like Portriga, It seems to have the same characteristics that make P.R. such a pleasure to use. In the absence of P.R. I believe that if you try Multicontrast...
  15. Thread: Angulon 120 f/6,8

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    Angulon 120 f/6,8

    Yes, it will be worth it. Stopped down, Angulons can be quite sharp across the entire field. A 90mm barely covers 4x5, but the 120 should give you plenty of room. Enjoy.
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    4x5 Anba vs Tachihara/WistaDX/Woodman/Ebony

    It's a LOT less expensive, too. No Fresnel. It's plenty sturdy.
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    What became of Galerie?

    I don't think so.
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    Coverage Question Of A 65mm Lens

    Not even close.
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    Bypassing conventional, going directly to digital.

    Forget the darkroom, you're not missing anything worth knowing, and it takes serious time away from shooting.
  20. Stephen Johnson's 'The Parks Project' - Is this a glimpse of the future for LF?

    If you mean the combination of impressive technology with pedestrian image making, you're probably right. Same as always.
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    How much front rise do you use?

    Don't forget if you need a little more "straightening" you can do it in the enlarger by tilting the easel a little. Also, if you over- correct, which is more common than you would think, you can...
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    What attracts you to B&W?

    Cost of colour.
  23. Amateur landscape photographer wanting to try large format

    RENT FIRST! Large format ain't for everyone.
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    enlarged negatives via inkjet

    I bought Burkholder's book, and found it completely confusing, and the proceedure much too complicated.
  25. Thread: Wright Morris

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    Wright Morris

    I just did a Google search and answered my own question. All I can say is WOW!!!!
  26. Thread: Wright Morris

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    Wright Morris

    Any of his work on the web?
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    150mm APO Symmar vs 135/235 Symmar

    Do it.
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    Does large format inhibit your creativity?

    It ain't the format, it's the G.D. tripod!
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    The truth about LF digital?

    I guess that I failed to make my point. Despite the almost immediate replacement of Daugerrotype photography, it took almost another 50 years before the negative/positive process actually began to...
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    The truth about LF digital?

    Imagine yourself in the 1850s. You are a successful Degarreotype photographer, and all the magazines are full of articles about Fox- Talbot's negative/positive process. You could make more than...
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    what IS it about nature photography?

    Not everyone can be a master. It would be a sad world if only Rubensteion and Horowitz and other legends could play Mozart and Beethovan. Most people who play the piano do it for their own ...
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    Long Focal Length Landscape Lens

    The 10" and 15" Tele-Raptar (tele-Optar) are excellent lenses, quite inexpensive, and don't require excessive bellows extension.
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    Wildflowers in Texas

    What are the chances of combining a trip to Fotofest and seeing the wildflowers? (And not finding myself in the middle of a tornado, or flash floods, etc. I wanted to go last year, but the weather...
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    Film holders fwhen using handheld 4X5

    Unfortunately, the Polaroid backs for both sizes of pack film are slightly too thick to be used in a Busch model D spring back. The ones for single sheets do work fine, of course.
  35. Looking for Landscape Sceens in D.C ,VA, PA and MD

    At this time of year, in that part of the country, it's best to do darkroom work.
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    Film holders fwhen using handheld 4X5

    Bob, have you actually tried using a Grafmatic? I just made a trip through the Midwest and took only my Busch model D and three Grafmatics, and everything worked perfectly. Also, FYI I used only...
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    Various Film Holders

    Stick with the double CFH (since you say that you're happy with them). They are the least expensive, the most trouble-free, and by far the easiest. I'm personally partial to the old Graflex...
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    weston exhibit los angeles

    Most of his early, non-studio work including the wonderful Mexican portraits and the nudes were shot with a 3 1/4x4 1/4 Graflex. I never thought his later work with the 4x5 Graflex was nearly as ...
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    Cold winter shooting and frosting the ground glass

    I don't understand. Why is this a problem?
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    How Long for a 'Fine Print'?

    What a delightful education this thread has provided. I wonder how much of the technical differences expressed here is due to one group (Weston/Smith) making prints by contact, and the other...
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