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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    I've used the 6X eTone loupe and it's equivalent in quality to the Horseman and other traditionally high quality loupes that I have used. It's good enough that I ultimately bought 3. There are, I...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    I tried the Carson loupes and ditched all of them. They turned out to be not very sharp. Buying an admittedly more expensive used loupe intended for view camera use resulted in a much better...
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    Re: Help me choose 4x5 camera to buy in 2022

    Perhaps I've missed the point with all of the to-and-fro, but it seems that the OP as a new LF user initially has two decisions:

    1. Studio use only, or frequent field use away from home or a...
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    Re: 5x7/13x18 daylight processing

    I never tried lift and twist as I do semi-stand with XTOL 1:2 and a few inversions and twists every three minutes with the cap on weeks very well with Delta 100. This helps control highlight...
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    Re: 5x7/13x18 daylight processing

    +1 on the 5x7 BW King stainless steel daylight tanks and reels. They hold six sheets and work great, basically like oversized 35mm/120 SS tanks. The only current source seems to be the link...
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    Re: K.B. Canham Users - 4x5/5x7 Wood Camera

    I concur with the positive comments about Keith Canham's excellent customer service and direct interactions. I bought a 5x7 metal MQC camera plus 4x5 reducing back and have had a very good...
  7. Re: Moderate wide + shallow DOF lens recommendations?

    The Fujinon 105/8 SW (old style with inside writing ) and Fujinon 105/8 NSW (outside writing, multicoated) will both cover 5x7 with reasonable movements (250mm good image circle). They can be found...
  8. Re: Do you get sentimental about your lenses?

    While I have the usual collection of modern MC Plasmats and Super-Angulon style lenses, I seem to have a particular attachment to my uncoated 145mm and 165mm Zeiss-made Protar Series VIIa lenses in...
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    Re: Seiko shutter question

    I have several earlier Fujinon LF lenses in Seiko shutters and I have tested all of them with a Calument shutter speed tester. I have been impressed by how closely the actual and marked speeds...
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    Re: Apertures for Zeiss Triple Convertible

    I very much agree regarding the high quality work and good service by Custom Bellows, UK.
  11. Re: Which lenses fold up into your field camera? Linhof Tecnika, Horseman, etc. quest

    FWIW, I have a Meridian B, which is basically a post-WWII copy of 1940s Linhof. An early-style 135mm/5.6 single-coated Fujinon W ( front trim ring writing ) fits the closed camera without any...
  12. Re: How to mount a Goerz Artar 10 3/4 inch in a shutter?

    My Goerz America 10 3/4" RD Artar came mounted in a Compur 1 MX shutter. I don't know whether this was a factory mount, but it fits neatly and compactly, FWIW.
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    Re: 12" Goerz Apo Artar Red Dot filter size?

    Here's a simple and effective way to use standard glass filters on Artars, Dagors, and Ektars, etc.
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  14. Re: Portrait & General purpose lens for 4x5? (Goerz vs Kodak)

    Well, Karsh, one of the greatest portraitist, typically used a Kodak Commercial Ektar to excellent effect.
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    Re: Goerz red dot lens board removal

    Below are images of the 360mm /f11 Kern "Apo Repro" lens front ring. I have not been able to find any other information about it. It's not a Trigor so far as I can tell.


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    Re: Goerz red dot lens board removal

    I use a 305 Repro-Claron on 5x7 BW and it's certainly very sharp with adequate contrast. I also compared my 14" RDA with a 14"/360 Kern barrel lens that I had mounted in a Copal 3 by S.K. Grimes and...
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    Re: Goerz red dot lens board removal

    Hi, Bernice

    Thank you for posting the reference to your thread with the scanned images. It's very instructive in several regards, particularly the excellence of Red Dot Artar lenses in...
  18. Re: CM-W fujinon lens trivia

    I am very glad to see the moderation of the postings to avoid tangential ad hominem thread-hijacking when what we need is real data, as we learned in 8.01 etc. FWIW, I did some test shots with my...
  19. Re: CM-W fujinon lens trivia

    I concur that this is a definitive answer to the question. Thank you, Hayashi-san. It's always nice to have real data.
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    Re: Seeking advice on 120mm lenses

    The Fujinon 125 NW is a very sharp lens on 4x5 but it's not intended for larger formats than 4x5. It doesn't quite cover 5x7 and therefore definitely will not cover whole plate.

    The 120mm...
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    Re: can't get sharp photos with an LF camera

    FWIW - I've found when scanning 5x7 Ilford Delta 100 that I got significantly sharper scans when I stopped scanning using the flat bed or open film holders and instead started doing wet scans with...
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    Re: 300mm lens 4x5" landscape

    FWIW, my 305mm Repro-Claron is in a factory Compur 1 shutter. It's an excellent long lens for 4x5 and covers 5x7 with some movement, very small and light yet sharp. Just right for very lightweight...
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    It's good to see large format remains alive and well.
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    Re: 203mm Ektar Shutter Help Needed

    Carol at Flutot has done a great job for me doing CLA on two different 203 Ektars in various shutters. OP, That's probably your best bet, as you would retain the original mounting.
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    Re: Field of view vs focal length

    A very nice-looking page with well-organized information. Thanks!
  26. Re: Thoughts on Fuji Fujifilm CM Fujinon W 210mm ?

    FWIW - I'm an experienced trial lawyer who started working with large format way back about 1970-71, when I studied some with Minor White at MIT while pursuing other fields of study as an...
  27. Re: Thoughts on Fuji Fujifilm CM Fujinon W 210mm ?

    Yes, now we're getting somewhere that has the possibility of being factually based. Thank you to Mr. Hayashi.
  28. Re: Thoughts on Fuji Fujifilm CM Fujinon W 210mm ?

    Yes, as you correctly and aptly note, the 210 CM-W is shown as a 6/5 lens, as is the preceding 6/5 210 NW as well as some other 6/5 CM-W lenses, but my post was specifically referencing a...
  29. Re: Thoughts on Fuji Fujifilm CM Fujinon W 210mm ?

    While taking a tax law course in law school, I came across one sentence in the US tax code that was 697 words long in that single sentence.

    What I mostly learned from the tax law course was that...
  30. Re: Thoughts on Fuji Fujifilm CM Fujinon W 210mm ?

    The initial set of Fujinon W series lenses are shown as 6/4 elements/groups. The intermediate NW (New W) series moved on to mostly 6/6 fully air-spaced elements.

    The final CM-W series mostly...
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    Re: weight of Rittreck View

    I've rebuilt, and now use, two 5x7 Rittreck cameras, along with the 4x5 reducing backs for each. No question, it's heavy at 9 pounds, 6 ounces, but stable.

    Offhand, like Tin Can, I cannot see...
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    Re: Fuji 210mm. f/5.6 with 67mm filter ring.

    The subclub/fujinon are the best available English language Fujinon reference materials and we owe XKAES a great deal of thanks for the hard work that he has put into building that reference. I...
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    Re: Help for best set of lenses

    The Fujinon 400T telephoto has a 67mm front filter. I would agree with Drew that it's pretty bulky and heavy. My 400T is too large for the typical wooden field camera. When I do use it, it's on...
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    Re: Fuji 210mm. f/5.6 with 67mm filter ring.

    The lens labeling and the data that Fujinon put out, at least in English, since 1980 seems to be replete with contradictions and just plain typos, not to mention a lack of clarity and clear...
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    Re: Fuji 210mm. f/5.6 with 67mm filter ring.

    Fujinon made many non-CMW lenses with a 67mm filter thread, for example, my Fujinon 400T telephoto uses a 67mm filter, as does their 90/8 super-wide angle, the old-style single-coated Fujinon 250/6.7...
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    Re: Fuji 210mm. f/5.6 with 67mm filter ring.

    I would second Doremus's comment that a 203/7.7 Kodak Ektar would work well in your intended use.

    I just measured the total front projection of one of my 203/7.7 Ektars mounted in a standard...
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    Re: Fuji 210mm. f/5.6 with 67mm filter ring.

    Fujinon did not bring clarity to the table when identifying its various lenses. Although their literature shows W, NW, and NWS indicators, all of the lenses are simply marked "W". It is, as you...
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    Re: Fuji 210mm. f/5.6 with 67mm filter ring.

    My personal comparative experience with these lenses:

    I have a 210/5.6 Fujinon NWS outside-writing EBC-multicoated lens. The Fujinon 210/5.6 NWS may be my sharpest lens, with excellent optical...
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    Re: Identifying Fujinon lenses

    Hi, Allen

    Sorry that this did not work for you. After reading your post, I just attempted to replicate the rear section problem that you mention by swapping rear sections of an early Fujinon 135...
  40. Re: Is it .27 or .30 when figuring out a focal length - Which one do you use?

    Hi, Allen - I agree, and do much the same with my M4/3 Pen-F and there's the further advantage of having a good-quality digital RAW image as a backup. It also can give very precise spot-metering to...
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