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  1. I've Nailed the Shot, Now What Do I Do?

    Thank you for all of the advice. Since a digital image can be done in town and a cibachrome will be at least as far away as Moncton, New Brunswick, I will have the digital done first and then if...
  2. I've Nailed the Shot, Now What Do I Do?

    I have been out three time now and I finally got a shot that I want to print. I t was taken on transparency film and I want to make an 11X14. I know that is no t much of a challenge but I want it...
  3. Yet another"which LF should I buy" post -- but w/ redeemable qualities

    Hi Brian,

    I use a monorail in the field. A cc400. It is a real tank. The reason I bought it was price. Camera and lens were under $200. I have heard that I could get a Speed graphic for...
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    Don't want lens to fall off

    I would choose duct tape over electrical. It is alot stronger. As for intelligent answers I am at a loss.
  5. Crown Graphics 4 x 5 better with which Shchneider super angulon 90 mm or Super symmar 110 XL for landscaping?

    Fred,

    For what it's worth, if I had enough money for a 110mm XL Super Symmar I would replace the Graflex with a used Wista DX or new Shen Ho and get a 90mm f/6.8 Grandagon. The lens is nice and...
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    2 or 3 lens combo for landscapes

    Hi Jorge,

    The lenses that require a step up to 49mm are the Rodenstock Ysaron 127mm and the Schnieder Angulon 90mm. I only mentioned the Calter as an affordable alternative to the Nikon. I...
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    I finally bought a camera

    I did it. I got back my 4 transparencies and in 3 out of 4 there were no camera errors. In one thre was a band of what looked like flare or fogging along one side. About a 3mm band. The rest of...
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    2 or 3 lens combo for landscapes

    Jorge,

    How does the Nikon SW 65 compare in size to the Rodenstock Grandagon 75mm f6.8. The calter version is half the price ($1299 vs $659)of the nikon lens. This lens seems large and heavy...
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    2 or 3 lens combo for landscapes

    Nicholas,

    I had forgotton about the Fuji 240. The 240s that I have seen are enormous in Copal 3 shutters; completely inappropriate for field use. I have never used the Fuji but it is well...
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    I finally bought a camera

    I went out again this weekend and this time I got it right. I proofed a couple of shots with polaroids to see the difference that movements make. I took 4 shots with transparency film as well. ...
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    2 or 3 lens combo for landscapes

    If I were to pick a three lens combo to cover your likes (according to 35mm preferences)I would suggest 90, 150 and 210. The 90 is about the same perspective of a 28, the 150 corresponds to about...
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    I finally bought a camera

    I figured out what went wrong and boy do I feel stupid. I put the holder in the wrong direction so the ridge was not seated in to the groove. This created a small gap that was letting light in...
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    I finally bought a camera

    I did close the shutter before putting in the film holder. I took out the dark slide and then triggered the shutter (1/4s at f/32 in shade). I then put the dark slide back in. I had to struggle...
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    I finally bought a camera

    Well, that sucked. I am not sure what I did wrong but the transparencies came back clear. No hint of image at all. Well, try try again.
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    I finally bought a camera

    Yes, if I moved any slow mos would be groing on me. I picked up a lens to go with my camera. It is a Rodenstock Ysaron 127mm. I went out yesterday morning and shot a couple of chromes (agfa...
  16. Suggestions and Preferences for 4x5 Lenses

    Hi Paul,

    I am also new to large Format. I wish I had friends like yours. As a few people have said, I too think that one of the 120-121 lenses should go. I would keep one of them because I...
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    Lost Art Threads

    Richard,

    I have a story for you. Every day on the way from work to the bus stop I walk by a whale bone (I think it is from the skull) and think boy would I like to get a picture of that. All...
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    Lensboard for a CC400

    The shop at work was able to size the hole properly and the lens is mounted. A local forum member, Eric Boutilier-Brown is going to show me the ropes. When I have created something worth showing...
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    Caltar II-E vs Caltar II-N (210mm)

    From Calumet web site:

    210 f/6.8 Caltar II-E

    Type of Shutter: Copal 1 Aperture Range: 6.8-64 Lens Configuration: 3 elements and 3 groups lange Focal Distance: 195mm Filter Size: 49mm Image...
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    Which film for landscapes/portraits?

    Stupid question alert!!!

    When some one is shooting velvia at iso 40 are they simply over exposing the film or are they also adjusting the developing as well?
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    Lensboard for a CC400

    I finally have most of the parts to start taking pictures. My new (to me) lens came in the mail yesterday and I discovered that the Copal 1 lensboard that came with my camera is actually a Copal 0...
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    How to choose the right LF

    Derrick,

    I have tinkered aroung with 35mm and medium format and have recently purchased a 4X5 monorail. I am a roadside photographer therefore I can get away with my very heavy outfit. If I...
  23. Rodenstock 127mm Ysaron Lens: What is it?

    I have just purchased a 127 mm Ysaron in a Polaroid Prontor shutter from ebay and I have a question. What size lensboard hole does it fit? I have a Copal 1 board and I was hoping that the les...
  24. Schneider-Kreuznach Angulon 1:6.8/90mm on CC400

    To use a Schneider-Kreuznach Angulon 1:6.8/90mm on a CC400 do I need to use a re cessed board?
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    Dallmeyer 10" 254mm f8

    I am putting together my first large format outfit and am looking for an inexpen sive lens to use on my CC400. I came across a Dallmeyer 10" 254mm f8 for sale o n ebay. The lens looks in decent...
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    Road Trip

    Tops on my list are Yoho National Park and the Pacific Northwest (Olympic Mountain range and Vancouver Island). The mountains in Yoho are by far the most spectacular I have ever seen. The only...
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    B&W in Quickloads

    I am a dust magnet and I want to shoot B&W. Fuji quickloads are a godsend for c olour work but they don't offer much in the way of B&W. Kodak seems to offer a resonable selection of B&W in...
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    75mm Ysaron in Prontor shutter

    Being poor, I am looking for a very inexpensive lens to use while figuring out my CC400. I saw a 127 mm Ysaron in a Prontor shutter for $65 on ebay today. For the first 6 months to a year I will...
  29. Large Format Focal Length 35 mm Equivalent

    John,

    Thank you for the information. Now let's see if any of it sunk in. In 35mm format I like using a 35mm lens. If, in 35mm, I am cropping to a 4X5 aspect ratio then I want to be using a...
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    I finally bought a camera

    Well, it finally happened. I won an auction on ebay and I am the proud owner of CC400 4X5 monorail camera. I had been the victim of last second bids on two pr evious auctions. Thank you all for...
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    Light Field and the Bogen 3001 Tripod

    I am about to purchase a Manfrotto 055 (3021 equivalent). This will be used in the field. The problem is that the current models only come with the 'indoor' feet. Can the 'outdoor' feet with the...
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    Rembrant 5X7 View Camera

    Well I think I found a decent camera to learn large format with. I've put a bid on a Rembrant 5X7 View Camera on EBAY. I should know tomorrow if it is mine. I would appreciate a little backgound...
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    What is your ultimate 4X5 portrait ?

    I am not sure what format was used for this particular shot, but, Ansel Adams did a wonderful photograph of an old woman behind a screen door. To me, it seemed to capture the feel of poverty in...
  34. Still trying to figure out what to buy

    Dave,

    In 35mm I used 35mm and 50mm lenses about evenly split (never my 28mm) until I bought a Yashica Mat (80mm lens in 6X6). Now the only thing I use my 35mm for is wildlife with a 300mm which...
  35. Still trying to figure out what to buy

    I still haven't figured out what camera/lens I am going to buy but my reading ha s brought up a few questions. What differences would I notice between the follo wing two lenses:

    1) Caltar II-E...
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    Why take landscape photographs?

    I take landscape photos because I like being outside. If I can't be outside, it is nice to look at the wall and see a little slice of the outside. I could easily buy images of other photographers...
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    Does anyone use colour print film?

    Looking through the postings here it seems that everyone uses B&W film or Velvia . I have had moderate success using fuji print films (NPS, NPH) in the smaller formats and like the fact that they...
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    Super Graphic Lens Compatability

    Sorry about that I posted prematurely.

    Thankyou everyone,

    Kevin, I appreciated the info on the Ektar 127mm but am a little confused about why you recommended a Crown after saying the the Super...
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    Super Graphic Lens Compatability

    Thankyou everyone,

    Kevin, I appreciated the info on the Ektar 127mm but am a little confused about why you recommended a Crown after saying the the Super didn't have enough movements. If the...
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    ansel adams

    Gene, I was in Washington about 8 or 9 years ago and there was a formal Ansel Adams gallery just off the Mall (2 blocks from the Washinton Monument). As I recall there were at least twenty prints....
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