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  1. Re: Epson Expression 12000XL Photo Scanner experiences?

    When I was teaching had access to an Epson Expression 12000XL (could have been an 11000XL don't remember exactly) Photo Scanner. Scanned many 11x14 B&W negatives with it. Scans with it were...
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    Re: 8x10 Macro Photography lens Question

    Over the years specialized in Photomacrography and Photomicrography as a very lucrative side business. Principle camera (system) was a Nikon MULTIPHOT. My lens set comprised a 19mm, 35mm, 65mm, and a...
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    Re: My 4x5 set up for Hiking

    Backpack is a ThinkTank Airport Antidote V2.0. Inside the backpack: folded up 4x5 Chamonix rests on a wide angle bellows in a padded pouch. Lenses most likely carried: 65mm Nikkor-SW, 125mm...
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    Re: Cutting a hole in a lens board?

    You are right, it is a small portable bench device. Craftsman (new & still in sealed box) that I picked up at a garage sale for maybe all of $20. Actually wear a pair of CU glasses with a pair of...
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    Re: Cutting a hole in a lens board?

    1. First I mark the hole size on the back of the lens board or on the front which has been covered with white masking tape.
    2. Drill a small hole just inside of the marked circle
    3. Using a small...
  6. Re: Lightest & Most Compact Tripod for Wista 45SP that is Also Reasonably Priced?

    Adapt a hook to the the bottom of the center column and hang your camera bag or a plastic shopping bag full of rocks... You'd be surprised how much more sturdy and solid it makes the Tiltall. Have...
  7. Re: Catastrophically broken Wista 45SP, any hope for repair?

    Not having access to a welder, I have in the past made similar repairs to a dropped Sinar Norma using the original J-B WELD. Now I see they many products for making metal repairs.
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    Re: Backpack for Hiking with an 11x14 View Camera

    Thanks for all the feedback. Gave up looking for a rigid packframe (for another purpose) at garage and tag sales a while back. Several people told me they just threw them away cause "no one wanted...
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    Backpack for Hiking with an 11x14 View Camera

    Am interesting is hiking short distances with my 11x14 Chamonix. The system is currently housed inside a large Sinar Norma case. The case is no problem to haul around using a wheeled luggage carrier,...
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    Re: Unsharp Masks - When Not Worth the Effort

    Totally agree. While back was able to acquire a number of boxes of 11x14" film at a state surplus store. Getting repeatable consistent results was hard enough, but then just when I thought I had...
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    Re: Projector lenses on 4x5 ?

    Have and use an 8.5" f/3.4 Buhl and a 9.0" f/2.5 Buhl projector lenses on my whole plate. They are fun optics to use. Problem is that they project too much light and require the use of shutter speeds...
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    Re: Redwood grid for Darkroom sink.

    Made my "grid" with strips of Marine plywood (an overkill, Outdoor plywood costs less and would also work) and then applied 3 coats of BEHR Low Luster Enamel PORCH & PADIO Floor paint (a very, very...
  13. Re: Cambo TWR 54 - 4x5 Twin Lens Reflex (like Gowlandflex) Question...

    Had the pleasure of once using a Cambo, Gowlandflex, and a home made version in a studio setting. Found the Cambo to be the best of the lot. You acquired one fine camera... enjoy.
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    Re: Horseman lens boards for Sinar Norma

    Many years ago, while building up my lens collection, acquired some generic "Horseman/Sinar" boards for my Sinar Normas. They were quasi-useable... definitely thicker than original Norma boards. So...
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    Re: 11x14 Deardorff Studio Camera

    Ilford HP5 Plus 11x14" 25 Sheets Black & White Negative (Print) Film (ISO-400) B&H #ILHP5P1125 • MFR #1743225 Ilford
    $249.95
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    Glendale Falls, Middlefield, Massachusetts. 8x10 with 12" lens. Digital negative printed on Platinum/Palladium.
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    With my 120mm Nikkor never focus at infinity, really stop down, and final mat opening is 9.5"x7.5" which also helps out a bit.
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    120mm WA Nikkor, has to be perfectly aligned on center with the film back, lot of light fall-off but I don't mind

    159mm f/12.5 WOLLENSAK EXTREME WA, have owned 3, image quality varied between them...
  19. Re: Digital Negative For Silver Printing Question

    Highly recommend "The New Inkjet Negative Companion, Digital Negs Made Easy" by Dan Burkholder. Have tried several methods of making digital negatives for Platinum/Palladium, Salt, Silver FB, and a...
  20. Re: Allowing Lens Availability to Dictate Format Choice

    Interesting post to follow...

    For me the choice of formats had and has more to do with my final presentation prints. Started out with 8x10 because I wanted to make contact silver FB prints. When I...
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    Re: Looking for good Ball head w/o quick release

    Thanks for the suggestion, am looking into it. Via their website, Emailed Kirk Enterprises as to the availability of a screw head for their BH-1 ball head and am eagerly awaiting their response. The...
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    Looking for good Ball head w/o quick release

    Looking for a Ball tripod head but without a quick release. Just want a plain old interchangeable 1/4" or 3/8" screw top. Able to hold steady a 4x5 field camera. To me, seems like everything out...
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    Re: Where to send Lens for CLA?

    Zack's Camerea Repair
    http://www.zackscamerarepair.biz/
    Have used him several times. Repairs are made on a timely basis, and Michael keeps you informed.
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    Re: Dust Cleaning for Negatives

    In my darkroom I run 2 HEPA filter units on low speed 24/7. One close to floor level and the other high near the ceiling. The placement and direction of their air outputs produces a very slow...
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    Re: Dust Cleaning for Negatives

    Have been using Ilford's Antistaticum Anti-Static Cloths - 13 x 13" since the late 1970s. $12 from B&H. I now purchase 10 at a time and on January 1st replace the one I've used for the previous 12...
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    Re: ? use of Oscilloscope lenses in LF?

    After a little of research discovered that small mirrorless digital camera users have been adapting these optics into focusing mounts to be used as ultra high speed tele lenses on their cameras.
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    Re: Picked this camera in Japan. Any info?

    While back purchased a camera very similar to the OP. Was described as a whole plate camera. No holders included. When it arrived, the back measured 6x8" so obviously smaller that the standard whole...
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    Re: Which Petzval Lens for 8x10 wet plate?

    First off invest in a copy of The Vade Mecum
    http://www.antiquecameras.net/lensvademecum.html
    It will be worth way more to you than the $14.99 you spent for it
    Then look on eBAY for (old) brass...
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    ? use of Oscilloscope lenses in LF?

    Over the years have accumulated three "Oscilloscope; optics:
    75mm f/1.9 Wollensak-Dumont OSCILLO- ANASTIGMAT in a Alphax... bought it for the Alphax shutter
    65mm f/1.0 & 65mm f/0.75 DE QUDE DELFT...
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    Re: info on 4x5 Sinar copy camera?

    Thanks for all the responses. A view camera having no movements being way up there in $$$ boggles my mind since its construction is so simple & basic. But anyways, am in the process of following a...
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    Re: info on 4x5 Sinar copy camera?

    The camera would have been permanently mounted on a copy stand in our town's Museum. Hauling my 4x5 Norma back and forth every time I want to use it there and having to re-aligning it on the Linhof...
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    info on 4x5 Sinar copy camera?

    Anyone have any info on the 4x5 Sinar Copy Camera? My search for info on it turned up to be a dead end. I believe it was made for Museums for copying paintings and artworks. I don't believe it had...
  33. Re: What lens to get for most shallow depth of field on 4x5?

    Very interested in the complex Bokeh of your image. To me looks to be purposeful PS artifacts... that being said, I personally have absolutely no objection for someone going into this creative...
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    Re: 150mm WA lens for 8x10 recommendations

    Thanks for all the comments. Plan on selling some photo items that I really don't use any more and getting a 150mm SW Nikkor. Love my 120mm Nikkor SW lens on my whole plate camera, so I'm sure that I...
  35. Re: What lens to get for most shallow depth of field on 4x5?

    About 10 years ago was contracted to produce a series of images that were turned into 24" x 36" and 48" x 48" color prints to decorate the walls of a business. Shot chromes with a MF camera, high end...
  36. Re: What lens to get for most shallow depth of field on 4x5?

    Large fast lenses take large shutters. Betax No 5 and Ilex No 5 shutters are too large for your C45F-2. Holding a Copal 3 shutter next to a Chamonix lensboard from my 4x5 Chamonix and it should fit....
  37. Re: What lens to get for most shallow depth of field on 4x5?

    Consider some lesser known brands that are out there and come up for auction every now and then. How they look physically is not all that important, as long as the glass is clean. Saw one go for...
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    Re: 150mm WA lens for 8x10 recommendations

    Thanks, very interesting. I can make out the words "Wide Angle" and the last word "Optical" Can you make out or do you know the brand or any other labeling?
    Thanks
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    I taught at RIT that depth of field exists with 2/3 of its range located behind the POF and 1/3 of its range in front of the POF especially for wide angle lenses, but then goes to around 50:50 for...
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    150mm WA lens for 8x10 recommendations

    Up to now I have been using a 120mm Nikkor SW lens for my go to really wide angel lens for my whole plate and 8x10 cameras. Upcoming project would require a wide angle lens for my 8x10 that would...
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