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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    Kind of you to say.
    Thanks
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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    Edmund Rice (c. 1594 – 3 May 1663) landed in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in summer or fall of 1638 leaving Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. I am one of 2.7 million descendants. Amazingly, of all the...
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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    ?as in not actual?
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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    I second the motion for Professional Portrait Lightings by Charles Abel. I have two copies for my retirement fund although they have dropped a bit in cost, damn.
    I am taking the liberty of...
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    Re: Arca Swiss Mounting Plate and Ritter 8x10

    Also something like this
    https://www.jobu-design.com/Surefoot-NXM--Multi-Position-55_p_29.html

    will prevent rotation with its shelf on one end.
  6. Re: My Method of Making Bellows Compensation Tables, including a math utility

    Nine inch lensboards are making a comeback!
  7. Thread: 8x10 Progress

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    Re: 8x10 Progress

    Kent, I too liked the long lens and I found the 2D was just not up to heavier glass up front. I used blocks of wood under the lens to supplement the brass toothed rise mechanism and also maybe...
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    Re: 508mm f/7 ILEX lenses

    Pretty sure that is a misprint and the copy editors just got into the rhythm of 6.3 and forgot the 500mm was the exception at f7.
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    Re: DOF on 8x10 vs. 4x5?

    I don't think you have muddied the water, but I would add, in your scenario of same lens and position, is that the prints must also be the same ratio size as 4x5 is to 8x10 so that the end result...
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    Re: 508mm f/7 ILEX lenses

    Page 22
    https://www.cameraeccentric.com/static/img/pdfs/calumet_2.pdf
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    Re: 508mm f/7 ILEX lenses

    Credit where credit is due.
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    Re: 508mm f/7 ILEX lenses

    That was my conclusion too; the small third reflection was so small I did not see it the first two times I looked.
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    Re: 508mm f/7 ILEX lenses

    I have two of these 508mm Ilex-Calumet Caltars. one with serial number in the one hundreds and one in the four thousands. While there are superficial differences in the Universal Synchro shutter's...
  14. Re: New Book: Eleventyone Portraits 1841 to 1950

    A very early August Sander on page 154 and page 155
    200523
  15. Re: Check Your Ground Glass ~ Film Holders for Registration! Simple, Important and F

    The good news for portraits is that something is going to be in focus.
  16. Re: Kodak Eastman View 2D: Extension Rail fitting?

    Makes you wonder whether this is a 2D extension at all, which makes me wonder if you are sure the tracks are correct even after you get it mated. You can wind the back right off your camera; there...
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    Re: Post y'ur Pinkham & Smith Pics!

    I meant the subjects of the portraits were those ages.
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    Re: What am I doing wrong?! Mounting Copal 3

    You are getting a lot of contradictory advice. If that ring that you show in the second image is threaded and fits the threads of the lens, then that is a retaining ring that holds the lens. The...
  19. Re: Mystery Carl Zeiss Lens - Anyone know what this is?

    Focal length is the Fstop times the measured diameter of the aperture (from the front) at that Fstop. I think so anyway. Assuming the shutter is labelled correctly.
  20. Re: soft focus adjustment on a Velostigmat Series II f/4.5

    Depends on what you are looking for. a lot of the effect is actually just a change in focus and mostly if you refocus after changing the soft focus you are back to the original image. BUT there is a...
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    Re: Post y'ur Pinkham & Smith Pics!

    I have always thought of the Verito as a lens for a 65+ year old and the Pinkham as a lens for a 20-65 year old.
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    Re: Black Masking Tape

    Definitely book binders tape although it does not have to be black as the tape does not accomplish the blackout.
  23. Re: Archival Rating of The New Gen 5 Ilford RC Multigrade Deluxe Papers?

    Don Quixote has gone to great lengths to add the x to his name and to have his previous name forgotten. I think it is unkind to frustrate that.
  24. Thread: Focusing loupe

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    Re: Focusing loupe

    I have gone through many including a low power set of lenses that I put together is ABS pipe and the hard to find EMO. I have ended up using a Toyo long like this...
  25. Thread: Focusing loupe

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    Re: Focusing loupe

    Regarding the eyeglasses, you will set up the focus of the adjustable loupe for one spot of your glasses, likely infinity, which for practical purposes is the top half. If you use the bottom half of...
  26. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    My "The Pod" Bean Bags always get flagged.
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    Re: Contact print frame glass

    Sand paper or maybe more safely a sanding block. A belt sander works the trick.
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    Re: George Hurrell, Documentary

    I will have to get my books out. I am wondering what he did between 1950 and 1990.
  29. Re: Clarence Sinclair Bull, the lesser known Hollywood Photographer.

    The Man Who Shot Garbo: The Hollywood Photographs of Clarence Sinclair Bull Hardcover – November 1, 1989
    by Terence Pepper (Author), John Kobal (Author)
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    Re: Need help reassembling an Optimo shutter

    Buy another and use it for a model.
  31. Re: how to avoid the lens shade / compendium in the image

    Not sure if your Technika supports a 500mm lens. The Master Technika's spec say 430 mm is maximum length at infinity. At f 64 I would not have expected vignetting to a degree that "perfectly cropped...
  32. Re: New Book: Eleventyone Portraits 1841 to 1950

    Postage to the United states is in the $25 Cdn.
    Here is another example page.
    198259
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    Re: Omega D2 Questions

    I have a bunch of lens cones if needed.
  34. Re: Some tests rank-ordering a variety of classic and modern LF lenses

    I rank them by age and sometimes sex of the sitter.
    Verito at the far end, Kodak commercial for newborns , Heliars for twenty year olds, Kodak portrait or Imagon for thirty year olds, and the...
  35. Re: Some tests rank-ordering a variety of classic and modern LF lenses

    You have obviously put a great deal of effort into this and I applaud that. For portraiture I have done something similar with my lenses, this for babies, this for 20 somethings, this for 40...
  36. Re: Some tests rank-ordering a variety of classic and modern LF lenses

    Well I wondered the same thing. You mentioned in passing Resolution, Sharpness and Contrast and rank them by Performance (and goodness); so I also wondered if and how you measured your grades of...
  37. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    If true that is new information. Can you quote a source for that?
  38. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    Any personal reports of bad effects yet?
  39. Re: Seek Late Victorian USA Photographers & Reenactors info

    See here
    https://www.antiquecameras.net/photographers18601900.html
  40. Re: Rodenstock Imagon 22cm/4 Kunstler Portratobjektiv

    Dr. Heinrich Kühn invented the concept of the Imagon. Dr. Franz Staeble was the lens designer. "Kunstler Portratobjektiv" would mean Art Portrait Lens.
    While this lens clearly was made by...
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