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    What subjects do we NOT shoot (and why)?

    I've shot Civil War Reenactments in 35mm and 8x10. 35mm first so I could get an idea of where the best location was for the calvary, plus shots taken at 5 frames/second to capture some of the...
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    Which is the Best Lense for 1:1 Photos

    I think another option is to use an enlarging lens, turned around of course. Some lenses (Schneider Componon-s 100mm possibly) fit on a Copal shutter. Other lenses may not, but if you can attach...
  3. Neg storage after exposere but before developing?

    Somehow I don't think it's a problem for most types of film, and not just because I shoot a lot of el-cheapo outdated film. I wouldn't think twice about shooting a lot of color film and getting it ...
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    Spiral Film Loaders

    On another thread I posed the question of how to load stainless steel reels such that the film went on correctly and no pictures were lost. There were many grea t and helpful suggestions.

    Of...
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    Kodak 100VS vs Velvia, Report

    A friend gave me a Kodak 100VS roll of 35mm film which I put in the G1 last summ er and took pictures with. I misplaced the film and just got it developed, about 9months later.

    I don't have a...
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    Heliopan Center Filters vs Schneider

    Here are the lenses I'm looking to put center filters on:

    58mmXL 72mmXL 110mmXL 150mmXL

    If anyone has used Heliopan filters instead of Schneider, I'm curious as to why. Also, do I need a spacer...
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    MF same as LF? Really?

    This sort of thread comes up periodically. I remember the first time I read a post from someone with rave reviews about a Minox picture that was sharper than LF, complete with all the math number ...
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    Shooting at the Ocean Shore

    Years ago I used to shoot a lot at the beach with a Canon FtQl 35mm camera and a Yashica 6x6. Spray in the air notwithstanding, I never got any rust on either camera and didn't do anything special...
  9. Looks like a useful(cheap) lens shade device for all LF cameras.

    I plan on experimenting with a cardboard tube, cut to size and spray painted black. Either I will hold it with one hand or try to figure out some way to attach it so I can use it for more than one...
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    Condensers for Durst 138 S enlarger

    I think there are some listed on Ebay. At least I saw them there yesterday when I was looking for a condensor for my Durst 184.
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    telephoto lens for macro work

    Try fitting an enlarging lens, reversed, on your viewcamera. I have done this with Rodagon-G lenses. Works great!
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    Reversing Lense?

    With a lens mounted on a lensboard, simply turning it around and attaching it is all that needs to be done to reverse it. Then, you unhook the bellows just behind the lensboard, set your f/stop,...
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    Film is Dead!

    Film is far from dead. In Digital (Photo?) magazine, latest issue, they said that film sales were higher in 2001 than in 2000. Trying to ride on the coat tails of film, the writer theorized that...
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    Why I like Cream Puffs So Much.

    I discovered that I can buy an 8" sautee pan from WalMart for $3.88 that I can fashion into a Durst Vapla lens board simply by unscrewing the handle and drilling the right size hole in the center....
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    Vacuum Easels? Manufacturers

    If you have the tools (saw, drill, etc.) making your own vacuum easel shouldn't be too difficult. In fact, I'm planning on making my own for murals. Will have it mounted on the wall with...
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    Helicoidal ramp on Hobo camera ?

    Guillaume,

    You might ask the folks at http://www.granview.com
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    Agfa Repromaster lenses

    Can't speak about the 150 or 210, but I do have the 240 Repromaster. Sharp sharp sharp. I suspect the 150 and the 210 are also very sharp.
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    Enlarger Lens For 8x10

    Just noticed this other thread on the Repromaster that you might find interesting. It's a very sharp lens. If Schneider and Rodenstock all get Olympic scores of '10.0' then the Repromaster is about...
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    Enlarger Lens For 8x10

    Howard,

    My ceiling is 9 feet and is still not high enough to do vertical projection using a Durst 184 onto the baseboard using a Schneider Componon-s 360mm lens. A 300mm lens is just barely ...
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    Used Durst 138S or a New Zone VI

    Contact DURST USA at http://www.durst-pro-usa.com/

    They have EVERYTHING.
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    Update on Fatali Incident

    The reaction to what he did makes me wince.

    Fatali's work is absolutely georgeous and non of my own work even compares.

    My guess is that the stain was in fact rather trivial and probably ...
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    Why are so many labs incompetent?

    Years ago I worked at a pro lab. Now I'm just an occassional customer. As a customer, I've have varying luck with pro labs. I think it depends on who's working there and what the working ...
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    Cold storage of polaroid film

    I bought some outdated Polaroid film and mistakenly put it in the refigerator in the unheated garage. Big mistake. When winter arrived and the garage temperature went below the recommended film...
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    Wildlife and underwater with LF

    If you want to consider MF underwater, the 903SWC Hasselblad with an underwater housing (approx $5,000 new) would be a nice setup. Also, there are underwater housings for Pentax 67. I know, I know,...
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    Polaroid vs. Calumet 8x10 Pola processor

    Have you seen 8x10 polaroids up close and personnal before? Suggest you try to do that before buying into this equipment. All the polaroids I have seen are pretty crappy compared to anything made ...
  26. sharpness about macro lenses for 8x10 inches camera

    Schneider makes 3 macro lenses, an 80mm, a 120mm and the 180mm. See http://www.schneideroptics.com/photography/large_format_lenses/macro- symmar/ for more info. I have the 180mm but haven't done...
  27. What's your best/worst/most embarrassing LF experience?

    Oh yah, almost forgot:

    14) Getting my exposed film holders mixed up with my unexposed film holders. Has a tendency to put a lot of question marks and explanation marks in the air all around my...
  28. What's your best/worst/most embarrassing LF experience?

    I haven't had any embarassing moments. I have had a bakers dozen of what might be termed 'learning experiences'! <Yah, right!>

    1) Using my new Jobo CPP-2, developed 5 8x10 B&W negs in Ilford...
  29. What Are Your Favourite Web Sites Showing CONTEMPORARY CREATIVE Large Format Photography?

    Woops, didn't tunnel down deep enough on the link. Here's the section on Large F ormat photographers:

    http://wwar.com/categories/Online_Exhibitions/Medium/Photography/Format/Large_Fo rmat/
  30. What Are Your Favourite Web Sites Showing CONTEMPORARY CREATIVE Large Format Photography?

    I did an online search for 'CONTEMPORARY CREATIVE large format photography' and got mostly hits concerning college courses. If you're looking for ideas, then th is link will probably provide plenty...
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    Dilute developer in Jobo drums

    Lately, I've been using Zonal-Pro Gamma for 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10 B&W, and have been quite pleased. Films: TMax 100 and 400, and Arista 400 (same as Ilford HP5+). D ilutions ranged from 1:1, to 1:7 to...
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    Schnieder Componon-S 360mm enlarging lens

    $450 ? That's a steal of a deal. I bought one a couple of years ago that ran me close to $1,000. Then, I bought an enlarger and got another one tossed in with t he deal for no extra charge.
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    Lens cap solution

    Ooooooo! I like it! I'm drooling!

    That gets me thinking....

    Maybe I'll take a Pringles plastic cap, paint it black and line it with some nice velvet (blue, purple, red or green)
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    Enlarger Lens For 8x10

    Comparing Rodagon 240mm to Repromaster 240mm to Schneider Componon-S 300mm to Nikkor 305mm (process lens) to Schneider Componon-S 360mm I doubt most people could differentiate which print was made...
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    Weston exhibit at Art Institute of Chicago

    I went and visited the Weston exhibit today, Tuesday (free admission day). It's too bad Weston didn't have access to an enlarger, as squinting at 8x10 contact prints to see all the detail gets old...
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    HORSE PACKING LARGE FORMAT

    "Whoaaa, Wilbur!" - Mr. Ed.
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    What is a good enlarger for 4x5 B&W

    In my opinion:

    If your pockets are impressively deep ($25k) get a ZeBe. They have a web site.

    If your formerly deep pockets are a bit more shallow after exhuberant Holiday shopping: Durst...
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    5x7 chrome film, good sources for

    Over here in the US, I rarely see 5x7 slide film available but would like to pur chase some at a reasonable price. Supposedly, Fuji Velvia is sold only in Europe . Does anyone on the list buy this...
  39. New web address or email for Badger Graphics?

    My web link for Badger Graphics in Kaukuna, Wisconsin, is gone. Does anyone know their new web address or email for Jeff?
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    Cost of Super-Symmar 110/5.6 XL

    I used my Schneider 110 XL on 8x10, stopped down to f/45 and it covers it comple tely. However, for 8x10, you will definitely be better off with a center filter, unless you like darker corners. I...
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