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    Time to move to photo.net?

    Absolutley! At least we didn't need another bloody password system.
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    What subjects do we shoot?

    Ooops! That should have been "groynes" not "groins". I'm not that weird. Its an idea though and could catch on.

    Regards,
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    how old are we?

    Joe, Don't you know its rude to ask a LF photographer their age. I'm 52 and already f orgetting what day it is, let alone what F-stops to use!

    Cheers,
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    What subjects do we shoot?

    John, I shoot mainly English coastal scenes, architecture, piers, jetties, groins, als o natural forms, rock pools, rock details etc. I normally shoot very early in th e day and oftern use long time...
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    Help Selecting An Enlarger

    If you can, go with the DeVere. It took me over 20 years before I was in the pos ition to purchase one. The wait was well worth it. They are built for more then one life time. Pity I wont be here to...
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    Ebony SW23 and 47 SAXL

    Ake, I also have the Ebony SW23 and for me my only desire for improvement would be geared front rise/fall. With regard to the hinged back it's pivot is sprung loaded, just push up on the hinge side...
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    Ebony 45SU

    So pleased you like your Ebony they are superb cameras to own and USE! Regards,
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    Questions for 2X3 view camera users

    Mark, I'm a bit of a wide angle nut I have and use reularly a 35 Apo-Grandagon ( even on 5x4-I love the "pin hole" like effect), 47XL Super Angulon and my favour ite on 6x9 the 55 Apo-Grandagon....
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    135 or 150?

    Dick, I now use the Rodenstock 135 Sironar-N. A little 'cracker', very small and compact. On its Ebony/Linhof panel it will easily fit into my shirt pocket. In the past I used a Nikon 150-W which was...
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    6x9 Linhof, Ebony, Arca ease of use

    Hank, I can only make comment on the Ebony, for these are my camera's of choice, I use the SW23 and SW45. If I was to have only one it would be the little SW23. For it's so compact and light and very...
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    CF necessary on the 47XL ?

    Hi Paul, I use the 47XL with both 6x12 roll back and 5x4. Like you I only use b/ w material. This being the case I do not find the need for a CF because I like t he darking towards the corners and if...
  12. Ebony RSW45 + 38XL + Recessed + Cable Release?

    Chris this combination will work, I use a 35 Apo-Gandagon on my SW45 with Ebony' s own 10mm recessed lens panel.

    Regards,
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    Experiences with Dixactol

    Phil, While I like DiXactol, which I've used exclusively with Delta 100 in both 54 sheet and 120 roll. I prefer Pyro developers simply because I find they produ ce finer grained negs. especially in...
  14. New Pyro developerfrom"Creative Monochrome Ltd."

    I've just received a complimentary pack of their new CM Pyro dev. It comes in po wder form but are premeasured in their respective containers A & B all you need do is add the required amount of...
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    A Small Survey Please ...

    Only 'traditional' B/W, 5x4, 6x12cm, 6x9cm. Films Delta 100, SFX200/120, 55P/N, 35mm Kodak IR. Developer Pyro. I use fibre and RC papers usually warm toned and all exhibition prints are selenium...
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    Polaroid 55 p/n post-exp field storage

    Michael, I bought my Polaroid tank from Robert White. But I find it's a bit cumb ersome to use in the field. I feel more like a fisherman whith his bait box then a photographer. I process all my...
  17. Schneider 58XL vs. Rodenstock Apo Grandagon 55?

    Andre, I cannot speak from experience with regards to the 58XL from Schnieder bu t I have been using Rodenstock's 55 Apo Grandagon for sometime. Initially on 6x9 cm and more recently on 5x4....
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    Horseman Rollfilm Holder 6x12

    Without doubt a very reliable roll film holder. I use it a lot and find film fla tness is without question. My 6x12 negs. seem sharper edge to edge then my 5x4 n egs. Expensive it may be but IMO it's...
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    Methods of storing sheet film negs

    David, like you I use the ring binder system where each sheet holds 4, 4x5 to a page. These are the transparent type from Printfile. I simply write a number bes ide each neg. with a permanent OHP pen...
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    75 Or 72XL For 5x4

    Hi Paul, I would go along with dg above and consider Rodenstock's 75/f4.5 Grandagon-N. It 's as sharp as a "tack" and beautifully built, a lens I use a lot for both 4x5 a nd 6x9cm. A lens I would not...
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    What is it about LF?

    Working only in b/w- its mainly about tonal range, the "smoothness" of tones.
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    Is Anyone Familiar With Paul Wakefield?

    Paul is correct, at last count he was using Linhof 4x5, Fuji 6x17/6x9 and a Leic a M6.

    Amongst his publications are collaborations with Joe Cornish and David Noton to produce a couple of books for...
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    Paper

    Larry a new paper from Bergger called VCB Style is advertised, quote "The NEW Ek talure?" I've not used it so cannot comment as such.
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    Pursing the perfect negative

    John I do sympathise, for it seems that know matter how careful you are DUST alw ays rears its ugly head. I do find however I get less dust when using roll backs (smaller surface area). I also...
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    Enlarger for 5x7

    I would go for either the Durst or The DeVere 507 bench or free standing. Check out www.odyssey-sales.com I don't think the 507 is made any more but they have s econd hand/reconditioned enlargers and...
  26. Ebony 23S and Wide Angle Architectural Photography

    I can only endorse on what both Ellis and Paul have said however I don't use the Ebony 23S I use their SW23. The S has more available movements and can handle l onger lenses then the SW. However the...
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    Anti-Newton Glass

    Rob I use anti Newton glass both top and bottom in my DeVere neg. carrier withou t a hint of texture from the etched lower surface. However caution is called for this was not the case when I used a...
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    6X9 View Camera For Landscapes

    Bob I own and use both the Ebony SW45 and SW23. The SW45 is probably my best "al rounder" camera. However if you just like 6x9cm then the SW23 is ideal. Its incr edibly small and light and takes the...
  29. Fresnel Lenses: Someone Please Clarify This For Me...

    Clark I have an Ebony wide angle fresnel permanently mounted between the GG and protective glass on my Ebony SW45. No problems negs are as sharp as a pin. Regards,
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    Andre my post may seem a little crazy but bear with me. Are you using film with a "shiney" emulsion like T-Max or Delta if so this could be the problem re.Newto n rings. I use Delta and was still...
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    What field of view for 5X4

    Dave if you find the lens has insufficient coverage when offset, tilt the lens p anel back to bring the image circle back onto the film and with careful focusing and small aperture its surprising...
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    6x12 FIlm backs for 4x5 field camera

    The Horseman 6x12 roll back is expensive but I've found it to be very reliable. The film flatness is excellent negs. are critically sharp edge to edge. Spacing is good but not perfect, certainly no...
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    Tuesday's disaster

    I too would like to offer my deepest symphathy to all those caught up in these t errible acts.

    Also to let the people of Ammerica know that we Brits are with you, whatever it takes.

    With deep...
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    normal/wide lens

    Rodrigo, I rather like the Rodenstock 135 Sironar-N since replaced by the apo ve rsion. Its quite a small lens weighing just 210g with a filter thread of just 40 .5mm. Its image circle is about 200mm...
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    Ebony SW45

    Arthur I use the SW45. It has 60mm of front rise and is usable with lenses as sh ort as the 35mm Apo Grandagon (with 10mm rec. lens board) because of its very fl exible bellows. In fact it has enough...
  36. comparison of Pyro and Pyro type developers

    Like Paul I've used both Pyro and DiXactol. Of the two I find Pyro to be sharper and finer grained especially with Delta 100 both 120 and 4x5. Here in the UK there is a new type of pyro about to go...
  37. Apo Grandagon 55mm usefull on horseman FA or HF?

    Armin, I used this lens on the Horseman VH (6x9)which I think has the same focus ing rail and front stage has the FA. Focusing at infinity is no problem but it g ave me very little in the way of lens...
  38. Using a"reveal" around an overmatted picture

    Yes I also present exhibition work this way although I reveal about 1/4" of the white border of the print rather then the mount but aesthetically its the same. On the odd occasion when presenting a...
  39. Bogen 3021 (manfrotto 055) with Bogen 3275 head (M410) suitable?

    Theo I used this combination with the Ebony SW45 and I had no problems with rega rds to stability. I recently changed to a Manfrotto carbon fibre tripod with the 410 jnr. geared head which is a real...
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    Which tripod

    Hi Paul, You may want to checkout the new Gitzo Explorer which is available as a 3 or 4 section carbon tripod. This one certainly looks vesatile, a bit like a B embo.

    Although most of the carbon...
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