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  1. Re: Looking for link to Epson 4990 scanned film to one shot with Nikon D100

    Kirk:

    Steve Hoffmann has done some 1DsMkII comparisons with prosumer flatbed scans at:

    http://www.sphoto.com/techinfo/dslrvsfilm.htm#links

    As usual, any given image and scan can vary, but I...
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    Timing of Fall Colors in Colorado

    Anyone in Colorado have information on the timing of fall color this year?

    I am debating coming Sept 22-26 or waiting till Sept 29-Oct 3. I will be in both the Aspen area and also down near...
  3. Architecture: Recommend Three Focal Lengths

    Andre:

    I am curious about your experience with Nikon LF lenses. I have used the 300M and been very please (in fact tested it against Apo-Ronar and found the Nikkor at least as sharp with nicer...
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    Arca swiss 4X5 "141 standard"weight.

    On a previous thread, Greg Miller posted these pictures of a field with 140mm back and 110 mm (6x9) front:

    www.gregmillerphotography.com/arcaswissfield.htm

    He also gave dimensions of this setup...
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    photo editing programs

    The Photoshop interface may have originally been designed by humans... but the aliens have been arriving since about version 2.0. Attaching a layer mask to a layer is an example of strange use of...
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    photo editing programs

    Larry:

    I have used all three, both in my scientific professional work and my personal photography work. It all depends on what you mean by "editing". They can all crop, adjust levels, change...
  7. Epson 2200 to 4800 - practicle for hobbiest?

    Well, I jumped all the way to a 7800. A friend reminded me that "life isn't a rehearsal... eat dessert first!" So I did. The printer is very economical on ink usage, except for initial startup...
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    Another useful trick for Toho users

    Arcas don't really have detents, but there is a bi-directional zero stop that stops the movement at zero tilt when coming from either direction. This is a very nice system as there is no tendency of...
  9. Mating Linhof Leveling head to Gitzo Leveling base

    I had a 3663 for a decade mounted on the 3/8 thread of a Gitzo 1325... so the bushing should be removable.
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    if film is dead...

    It is pretty clear from the data sheet on Fujifilm.com that this film is going to be 35mm and 120 only.
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    if film is dead...

    Jack:

    I would love a 400 speed 4x5 film... for windy days!
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    if film is dead...

    It is a new color transparency film.
  13. First experiences with new Arca Swiss F-Line Field

    While the small pointy thing can hold a screen protector, its primary purpose is to hold the frame fo the binocular reflex viewer or the frame for the focusing bellows.

    Glenn
  14. First experiences with new Arca Swiss F-Line Field

    I think most of us have lives, and quite a few have pretty interesting lives... its just that most of us don't have the life we want... that of the independently wealthy full time amateur art...
  15. First experiences with new Arca Swiss F-Line Field

    Having had an Arca with a stiff back tilt... I can tell you that it won't loosen up much on its own over several years of use... they are well built! So still best to talk with Robert White and/or...
  16. First experiences with new Arca Swiss F-Line Field

    Gathering your dislikes... they seem to be 3:

    1. The rear zero detent needs adjustment. This can be adjusted and aligned. I had this done in the US by the authorized repair facility.

    2....
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    Help with new Arca Swiss F-Line Field

    Julian:

    Is it up an running now?

    Glenn
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    Help with new Arca Swiss F-Line Field

    Julian:

    Don't loosen the locking knob so much it binds against the end of its travel. With the locking knob fairly loose, you should be able to wiggle the focusing knob, and the pinion gear...
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    Help with new Arca Swiss F-Line Field

    Julian:

    The gears are spring suspended. Before sliding the carriers onto the rail, make sure the locking knobs, the outer knobs surrounding the focusing knobs, are loose.

    Glenn
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    Help with new Arca Swiss F-Line Field

    Julian:

    They put all of their efforts into their web site! :-)

    Glenn
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    Help with new Arca Swiss F-Line Field

    Julian:

    I did not plagiarize Rory, he just types faster!

    Frank: no more magnets with the new style rails.

    Glenn
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    Help with new Arca Swiss F-Line Field

    Julian:

    At one end of the folded rail is a round knurled knob. Pull outward on that knob, it is spring loaded, and it will release the catch that holds the rail in the folded position. Now you...
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    Arca-Swiss rail extensions

    I am considering using a 300mm lens with an Arca-Swiss compact F-line camera so I will need a longer rail. I would love feedback on the available rail extensions, the 25cm version or the new 15cm...
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    photography

    First you need to learn to spell know.
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    Apo-Grandagon 4.5/55mm at f 22

    Ditto John and Steve... I use it principally at f/16
  26. Epson sues aftermarket ink amufacturers!!

    That's where the profit margin is... but it looks like they are interested in going after bulk suppliers of cheap ink for volume printers, not after inventive folks making inks and systems for fine...
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    Toyo 45CF & 65mm lenses...do they fit?

    Robert:

    I have used a 75mm on the 45AII with the 12mm recessed board. With that combo there is still some amount of movement available but the bellows on the CF are different. I would highly...
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    New Luminouse Landscape Article

    This isn't a perfect scientific test. It doesn't matter where the slim edge lies. The comparisons of subtle nuance will quickly become academic. The fact is that these new MF digital backs are close...
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    Huge Prints From 4X5 Film

    I routinely do 24x30" prints on LightJets from drum scanned transparencies with exceptional sharpness and no apparent grain... I don't mind viewing these from 18" so I suspect you can make 30x40's...
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    Film vs. Digital

    jj:

    No, the point of the elephant fable is that everyone is right and no one has a corner on truth... which is exactly the point of my post.

    As for AF charts, I said they are instructive in...
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    Film vs. Digital

    WG:

    I don't have the data yet to compare 39MP to 4x5 Velvia... but based on looking at the 39MP files, I suspect they are neck and neck... as for that, 22MP backs are close. Lenses for the...
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    Film vs. Digital

    Like the blind men examining the elephant, everyone here is right to a certain extent.

    As a seismologist, digital sampling theory is my field, but as a photographer, images are my passion.

    An...
  33. Is Midwest Photo Exchange Still in Business?

    Web site works in both IE and Firefox for me. Granted, I liked the old web site better, but they are making progress on the new one. Equipment is updated in real time, sold lenses disappear and new...
  34. Is Midwest Photo Exchange Still in Business?

    Got email from Jim yesterday, and bought two lenses from him last week, so I guess they are in business!
  35. Flat Panel LCD Displays for Photoshop Work

    I think QT's first sentence is backward? LCDs are sharper and brighter, but not so good with color?
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    LF on Caribbean islands?

    I am about to take a Caribbean cruise (not my idea of fun!) and wonder about taking my 6x9 view camera along. In addition to some sailing and snorkeling, I will have some time on St. Thomas, St....
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    toyo omega 4x5 cameras

    Probably not... but you can try:

    www.toyoview.com

    which is the MAC site for Toyo products. There are some user forums there that are monitored by MAC staff... but probably asking specific...
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    arca swiss f line field camera

    Tom:

    The new bellows would easily handle a 300mm M Nikkor, but you would need a rail extension. I would estimate that the new bellows can extend to about 360mm or more.

    Yes, there is a new...
  39. Rodenstock Apo Sironar-S 5,6/180 on Horseman VH

    Yes, it will work fine, so long as you don't need super close focusing... should focus to within a few meters. You can improve both the handling and close focusing by getting the slightly raised...
  40. What's With 141mm Standards on Arca Swiss F-Lines?

    While the lack of a web presence if frustrating, I can't agree it arises from a disrespect for customers. I have always found Arca very supportive. They just haven't entered the "web" age. They...
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