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    65mm or 75mm lens

    It's not distortion folks! Curved lines are distortion. That's just the way a wide angle lens "sees". Either you want the wide angle view or not. If you want it, live with the look.
  2. Circle Of Coverage At Small Apertures?

    It depends on the physical obstructions to the light path caused by the lens barrel.
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    Placement of shutter

    I believe that Gil is thinking about the aperture - that placement is critical.
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    Large Format on a budget

    "A $400.00 Crown Graphic that needs shutter work and other maintenance can easilly become a $800.00 Crown Graphic. It's still a 40 year old camera, with limited movements and older optics. "
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    An 8x10 Revelation

    "why do I keep my eyes tightly closed when I'm loading film holders in the darkroom? "

    Cuz when you try do it with your eyes open, you get a hand-"eye" dissconnect - since your eyes are open,...
  6. Schneider 90mm f8 Super-Angulon in Copal #0 opinions!

    "I missed getting it but..."

    Don't forget keh (www.keh.com). They usually have one or two (or more) 90mm SAs for around $400. I recently bought a black barreled non-MC one in great condition...
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    Lenses for 12x20

    Don't mistake angle of coverage for angle of view.

    If I'm not mistaken, the image circle is directly proportional to the angle of coverage --> if the image cirle covers the format, the angle of ...
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    Shanghai Shenhao LF Cameras at PMA

    Any word on US dealers?
  9. Konica GRII 300mm F9 lens, good for general photography?

    I've heard that the 30omm version of this lens will screw into a Copal#3
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    My first 8x10 lens

    http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1208439467
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    My first 8x10 lens

    "I think most folks find 8x10 contact prints made with extreme (and not-so-extreme) WA lenses less than satisfying because there is so much information on the relatively small 8x10 contact print....
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    My first 8x10 lens

    Eric and David are correct.

    Anything in the 200mm range with big coverage is gonna cost big bucks! I don?t know what your budget is, but about the best that I?ve seen, with a LOT of coverage is...
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    Film Holder Hinge Tape

    I had the same problem with some old 5x7 holders a while back. The original tape looks like what a bookbinder would use on the spines of old books. Not being able to find any (I didn?t look too...
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    Calumet C1"field" camera

    http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~qtluong/photography/lf/calumet/calumetc8x1 0.html
  15. Schneider G-Claron WA 210/10 for 8x10?

    Is there a f-10 G-Claron? I though this lens was a f-9.
  16. Buying a 90/5.6 Fujinon SWD which was dropped and realigned?

    I'd just look for another lens.....for my piece of mind. Unless the price were LOW.
  17. Where Can I Find a 90mm Rangefinder Cam for Super Speed Graphic?

    Where can I find a 90mm rangefinger cam for a Super Speed Graphic?
  18. Which wide angle lens for 6x7 format on 4x5 camera?

    Can you print 6x9? If so, go w/a 6x9 back and a 65mm Super Angulon - this is the same as a 28mm field of view in the 35mm format. You can find the 65mm SA used from $350.00 and up.
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    Convertible lens's?

    ...sorry for the double negative...
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    Convertible lens's?

    Yep, but doesn't not mean that it will cover.
  21. Direct fit in an Ilex/Acme #3 shutter?

    Does anyone know of any 10?-14? barrel/process lenses that are a direct fit (i.e . just screw in - no machining necessary) in an Ilex/Acme #3 shutter? I?ve seen 12? Artars mounted in these shutter,...
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    lens board aperture

    "What's B & T by the way?"

    Bulb & Time settings.
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    East Bay LF users Group

    I'm interested also....live in Fremont, work in The City - 4x5, 5x7, 8x10.
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    Repairing a Kodak lens

    The slow speed gears are probably dirty/gummed up. Try cleaning it. This was the case with all of the older shutters that I've run across that were firing at the same speed. I have no issues...
  25. Where can I replace bellows in Los Angeles?

    While not LA proper, try Wester Bellows. Great work, takes a little while: Western Bellows Company 9340 7th Street Suite G Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 (909) 980 0606
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    LF users...getting acquainted

    Sean and I met when I was working in Chicago. Great guy, but ditto on "no dates"! :-)
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    How many pixels in an 8x10 neg?

    "rendering images equal to any film-based effort. "

    Yeah, but I'm sure they weren't considering LF...as most people don't.
  28. Chinese Seagull Large Format Cameras-available in USA ?

    Theses look good. Don't know how much they will cost, but a $500 8x10 field would be nice! Maybe Freestyle in Hollywood will carry them. Let us know if you find more info.
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    Inexpensive (relatively) 8x10 Lenses

    For the longer, try a 12-19-24 Turner Reich triple convertible. They can be had for less than $300 in shutter - sometimes much less, Ive purchase two very nice ones for around $150. Or you...
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    quality of Osaka LF lenses

    "4x simply isn't a test." It's a test if it satisfies his needs.
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    Loupes..is that really necessary ?

    I actually considered using a pair or medical magnifier glasses that a dentist friend of mine uses... that is until I fount out that they were many hundreds of dollars per pair. I guess it will...
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    Barrel Lenses - What For?

    For the most part, these are high quality process lenses that were used in graphic arts reproduction cameras in the printing industry. Why use in barrel? #1. Mostly because its expensive to get...
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    Weddings with LF

    As fun/hobby or as the main photographer?? To each his own, but no way would I try LF at a wedding as the main photog. You could get great images, but who's gonna want to wait around and pose...
  34. Effect of using filter on rear element?

    How bout just being careful?!? Three filters??? C'mom.
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    Ektar Commercial lenses

    "Unless somebody know of a secret lever, sure, set it on T for focussing"

    There is no "secret lever" - just a lever in very plain view, if it is mounted in an Ilex #5 like mine is. If you don't...
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    What is a Helical Mount?

    Nope. It means that the lens is mounted in a mount that focuses like a traditional 35mm SLR or rangefinder lens. Specifically, you turn a ring on the mount and the lens moves in and out to focus....
  37. Focusing a JML 210mm f8 at Wider than f8!

    Hello all.

    First, kudos to Mr. Grimes for doing a great job of mounting my JML 210mm f8 len s into an Ilex #4 shutter for me. See - ...
  38. Graflex Pacemaker Crown - Lens advice sought

    I had this camera for a little while. I used it with a 65 Angulon. It covered - just, and was slightly softer at the edges. If it was me, I'd get a 65mm f8 Super Angulon and not worry about the...
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    Lens cells into a used shutter

    I've seen these cells in a Copal #3S. Make sure before you buy a #3.
  40. Repairing shutters..is it worth the trouble

    Depends on the shutter.

    Ive personally clean up:

    A Rapax for a 135mm on my Crown Graphic (not closing all the way on the slow speeds  cleaning of the slow speed gears)

    An Ilex #3 (firing...
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