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  1. Re: Traveling by Air In July: How should I handle LF Film?

    the big issues at the moments seems to be that old school xray machines are being replaced by CT scanners at certain locations. The old carry-on xray machines weren't a problem, I even flew ISO 1600...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    My guess is the grey pieces are special use pieces for some other industrial/scientific use. The pieces came from someone formerly employeed at Sandia National Labratories (the place where they...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    interesting. Most of my pieces are tan (well..I'm very colorblind, so they might be green...) But these two pieces are battleship grey, and smooth, not with the crinkly texture of the other pieces.
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    I’ve always wondered about that. I have some Norma standards with the focus locks and some without. I like having them there and was wondering if they could be retrofitted to standards without the...
  5. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    the zone system is usually overkill
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    Re: Cheap 4X5 Cameras are Everywhere

    I'm pretty sure most 4x5 cameras aren't going to be very good for vlogging.
  7. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    tha main reason to shoot LF is so the people with you get frustrated at the time it takes and leave you behind, so you can spend as much time on your shots as you want without feeling rushed.
  8. Re: Linhof Kardan leveling tripod head 003668/90 questions

    I assume you mean this head:

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/31380-REG/Linhof_003668_90mm_Leveling_Pan_Tilt_Head.html

    I have one--I came with an unrelated camera that someonehad adapted...
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    Re: Cheap 4X5 Cameras are Everywhere

    the thing I never thought about though---a LF camera that is fully geard like the P2, could make a decent macro rail for a digital camera. The cost of a used P2 isn't that far from what really nice...
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    Re: Cheap 4X5 Cameras are Everywhere

    A few months ago UsedPhotoPro listed about 5 4x5 P2s for about $500 each. I think they got a bunch of sinars from some university photo department. Anyway all those P2s were sold in a couple days. ...
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    Re: Linhof Bellows Replacement

    no, I just glued the bellows material to the surface, which was how the previous bellows were attached. I didn't seen any foam material on the bellows I took off (I assume they were original given...
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    Re: Linhof Bellows Replacement

    I don't remember changing ny foam. Where is it on the camera?
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    Re: Which diameter filter

    There is the early P67 55/3.5 which takes a very rare 100mm front filter (not sure it that one has a clip for rear filters.). The later 55’s are much more reasonable.
  14. Re: What is your digital camera “scanning” setup?

    ah, so you're photographing prints, not negatives? I misunderstood. Unfortunately, that won't really work for me, since the point of this (for me) is that my dark room is currently out of...
  15. Re: What is your digital camera “scanning” setup?

    Wow, that is a nice (and rigid looking) setup. At 18x24, do you feel the digital capture isn't evident in your end result? I don't think my setup would manage that yet (maybe when I get the kinks...
  16. What is your digital camera “scanning” setup?

    I didn’t see a general thread like this (if there is one, please merge!), but while I was trying to get away from computers, my darkroom has been unusable for a few months, so I haven’t been able to...
  17. Thread: sinar parts

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    Re: sinar parts

    well, the doodad I need isn't easy to find on a used machine. I recently picked up a P2 5x7, because I wanted to try some of the newer design features like the asymetric tilts. But the camera has...
  18. Thread: sinar parts

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    sinar parts

    is there a source for Sinar replacement parts in the US? (i.e. for recent cameras like the P2) Or is factory support gone?
  19. Thread: Lens Repair

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    Re: Lens Repair

    the answers here are mostly about repairing the shutter (understandable since that is the part that goes wrong the most) but the OP didn't specify, is it a lens issue (fungue, separation, etc.) or a...
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    Re: Issue with film holder

    I'm curious how common doing this is for others? I've never done this, I find the dark cloth in the way to insert the holder, so after framing and focusing, I remove the dark cloth, fold it and put...
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    Re: Plaubel Peco Profia

    I don't know, but I can say that I have several Peco Profia boards that mount on my Universal II just fine. I don't know if the reverse is true.
  22. Re: which Spot lightmeter for field use (dead Spotmeter V) ?

    Thats my last name! I'm an American, but my great grandfather on my father's side was an immigrant from Campobasso back in about 1905. My understanding is that back then Campobasso was in Abruzzo...
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    Re: Linhof Bellows Repalecement

    yeah, I started with those videos, and they do help a lot.
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    Re: Linhof Bellows Repalecement

    I did mine, and its not horrible, but it is a bit of a pain, especially poking holes through the holes in the front metal plates, through the bellows material, and lining it up with the threaded...
  25. Re: which Spot lightmeter for field use (dead Spotmeter V) ?

    I like having the fallback of incident metering as well, so I mostly use a Sekonic L-508. When I got it ~4 years ago they could be had for $150-$200, but they seem to have risen in price. I did...
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    Re: Folding a Norma for transport

    Maybe I got lucky, but the tapered set I bought used on eBay (japanese seller) compress enough to get the front standard a little closer than parallel. I suspect that this is primarily an "old...
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    Re: 5-liter Graduates for Mixing Chemistry

    I just have a row of wine boxes on a shelf in the darkroom--Xtol, D76, Dektol. Just draw what you need, and the bag doesn't fill with air to replace what you draw, so it stays "sealed." I've had...
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    Re: Shooting in the rain

    heavy rain, I wouldn't even try--LF takes time to setup, and I'd hate to do that in the rain unless you have a foolproof way to keep it dry. A very light rain, I might be willing to set everything...
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    Re: Folding a Norma for transport

    Yeah, I get the benefit of leaving everything upright. To fold mine the way Sinar details above I have to remove the lens and disconnect the bellows from the rear standard, otherwise setup is very...
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    Re: Folding a Norma for transport

    I’m assuming that’s a customized base rail? The only base rails I’ve seen are the 12in older single sided base, the later double sided 12in, and in the catalogs, there is a very long base rail not...
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    Re: Folding a Norma for transport

    just a follow up--the tapered bellows I ordered came in and this one works much better then the 4 square bellows I have. Just like in the picture, the front standard with the bellows still attached...
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    Re: Film Holder Price Drop?

    there is another recent thread around here somewhere that suggest the quality man not be all that. Nonetheless, the fact that new ones are being made may be a good thing. (I have no personal...
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    fortunately I'm in a old school pension, and they always grandfather people in when they make changes, so I'm not too worried about the rug getting pulled out from under me. Given my overall lack of...
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    I'm counting the days 'till my retirement (even though it's currently 2088 days away)!
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    Re: Folding a Norma for transport

    interesting, thanks! My square bellows don't compress that much (and I have three sets!)--maybe they're old and stiff. I ordered a tapered set off eBay from a Japanese seller, so I'll soon see if...
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    Re: Close focussing distance

    As an aside, in addition to all the great information above, also don't forget that when you have the bellows so far extended for maximum magnification, that you'll need to increase your exposure,...
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    I shoot 4 LF formats (hey the title just said how many, not which... ;) )
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    Re: 203mm Ektar Shutter Help Needed

    I found a cheap Geronar 210 for ~$120, and swapped the shutter for my 203 lens elements. Fortunately 210 is close enough 203 that I can use the aperture scale as is. I may send the old compur in...
  39. Re: ‘Pure’ Landscape Photography Versus Including the Human Element

    Well, except maybe the cannonballs on the road:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_of_the_Shadow_of_Death_(Roger_Fenton)
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    Re: Red & Black darkslides

    I’ve stumbled across the black and red film holders a lot when looking at Rittreck cameras. As Dan suggests, these are all half plate, not 5x7. I don’t know if they were made by Rittreck, or just...
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