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    Re: 180mm Apo-Rodagon Enlarging Lens

    It was nice to reread this thread and refresh my memory on the specs of the 180mm Apo Rodagon that I still have. 2x to 6x optimum range . . . that's ideal for a 4x5 enlarging lens. A 150mm...
  2. Re: Suggest Me Some Monitors For Photo Editing

    I have and really like my BenQ SW240. This is a true, graphics quality monitor having a bit-depth of 10 bits and a 14 bit lookup table. It has a color gamut that's 99% of Adobe RGB. At $399 for a...
  3. Re: Suggest Me Some Monitors For Photo Editing

    Out of curiosity, which model BenQ do you have?
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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    Interesting indeed, and insightful.

    In other words, we don't really require certainty to proceed. (Though, we may think that we do.) As a statistician during my career, I know that we "manage"...
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    A good image comes from vision and composition. Good craft helps to limit the imperfections that you describe. And for sure, it's the lack of craft that can result in imperfections which can...
  6. Re: Ilford Photo 2022 Film Photographers Survey

    Oren, Thanks for making this available on the Forum.
  7. Re: Calibrating Pentax Digital 1 Deg. Zone VI Modified Meter

    Thanks everyone. I just received a response from Richard, so will definitely send meters to him.
  8. Calibrating Pentax Digital 1 Deg. Zone VI Modified Meter

    I have a Pentax digital 1 deg., Zone VI spot meter that needs calibrations. Is there any reason why a local camera repairman couldn't do this calibration? Or, does the calibration need to be...
  9. Re: What are we allowed to talk about in the Lounge?

    Only if the encrypted messages contain religious or political content. :)
  10. Re: What are we allowed to talk about in the Lounge?

    I can understand why Oren closed that thread. There was a time when political discussions resulted in absolute mayhem, especially in the Lounge. And, the topic at the end of that link is certainly...
  11. Re: APO Sironar S lenses in 300mm + in today's market

    Did you indicate that you tend to be near the vehicle? Either way, does it make sense to have wind breaks around your camera, to limit environmental influences?
  12. Re: APO Sironar S lenses in 300mm + in today's market

    Interesting about your experiences with the wooden tripod.

    Through what I've read in this thread, I'm wondering about what 8x10 camera that you're using?
  13. Re: Recommendation for a mini-fridge for paper

    Years ago I purchased a chest freezer, and we keep both frozen foods and film and darkroom paper in it. It comes in really handy for both.
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    Re: Two or three wheel dolly

    Here's what I used with my 8x10, before I sold most of the kit. I currently use this rig for 4x5.
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    Re: Fujinon 300mm & 360mm W puzzle

    The IC is proportional with focal length, if the angle of coverage stays the same. (80 deg.) There's a 20% jump in focal length between the 250mm and 300mm lenses. There should also be a 20% jump...
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    Re: Ansel Adams exhibit in Seattle

    We had an Ansel Adams exhibit in Portland a while back. I wouldn't surprise me, if it's the same exhibit. I enjoyed the exhibit that we had in Portland.
  17. Thread: Tripods

    by neil poulsen

    Re: Tripods

    The tripod/head world changed for me in two phases:

    PHASE I:

    For decades, I used a Bogen 3036 tripod (or its derivatives) tripod. It was the right height for me an my cameras. It could...
  18. Re: Test exposure steps in half stop increments.

    Out of curiosity, what shutter speed will you be using? What kind of film are you using? What are you trying to achieve with this series of tests? What's the purpose of doing this testing? What...
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    Re: My Show in Klamath Falls, Oregon

    My wife and I travel to K. Falls on occasion to see her family. I'll look forward to seeing your show. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    Three: Definitely 6x9 and 4x5. I'm selling all my 8x10 lenses, but will likely keep my 8x10 for a particular project.

    4x5 is black and white.

    6x9 is primarily for digital color, though...
  21. Re: Replacement Bellows for 8x10 Sinar Norma

    Custom Bellows just replaced a Sinar 8x10 bellows for me a few months ago. Excellent job, as usual with them. I wouldn't go to anyone else.
  22. Re: which Spot lightmeter for field use (dead Spotmeter V) ?

    Of course, Pentax Digital spot meters are excellent. I just purchased a Zone VI modified version.

    As a result, I sold a Minolta Digital Spotmeter F that I thought was good.
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    Re: Arca-Swiss 5x7 platform restart

    I'm wondering how they'll price the 5x7 conversion kits?

    Of course, they'll assume a 141mm front format frame. But, one might (?) be able to attach a 171mm to 141mm reduction lensboard to the...
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    Re: Arca-Swiss lensboard Adaptor

    I have a Luland 171mm adapter to 6x9 that works well. Fit is tight; no wiggle room.
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    Re: Where’s all my zone system experts??

    Sounds similar to John Sexton's approach; he uses masking with black and white film, and he's careful about minus development. For example, one of the techniques that he demonstrated in his Fine...
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    Re: The zone system. Do I have this right?

    Yes. With the testing I've done, that tends to be my experience.

    But, we can probably say that the 1/2 ASA guideline has it's limitations. I do calibrations once every couple of years, and I'm...
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    Re: The zone system. Do I have this right?

    Expansion and contraction is the point, especially with black and white film. It's too bad that we can't do the same thing to the same degree with color; but, color tolerances are too tight.

  28. Re: History of Promo Actor 8X10 Headshot Discussion

    I had a friend who had been a photographer in Hollywood during the '40's and '50's. Back in the days of black and white, I remember seeing these B&W photos in movie theaters during the '50's. He...
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    Re: 5-liter Graduates for Mixing Chemistry

    It's important to stick with your principles! :)
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    Re: Nikkor 90mm; f/8 vs f/4.5

    And, the 90mm f8 Nikon lens is an 8 element lens that has the same image circle (235mm) as most f5.6 90mm super wide lenses. That's the clincher for me, and why I prefer it to any f5.6 version.
  31. Re: LED enlarger head for B&W -- question in passing

    I use Ilford Warmtone VC paper, which I really like, with a Beseler 45s color head. My grade "2" contrast is no filtration. To increase contrast, I add magenta filtration and leave both Cyan and...
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    Re: Cheap 4X5 Cameras are Everywhere

    With the customizations I've recommended in the following link, the F1 Sinar can be just as functional a camera as an Arca Swiss. The Arca has some nice features. But, the F1 can provide both...
  33. Re: ‘Pure’ Landscape Photography Versus Including the Human Element

    Without meaning to offend, isn't this conversation kind of irrelevant? With or without elements of landscape, with or without elements of human involvement, isn't it all about what makes a...
  34. Re: Life after E6 and large format transparencies

    Life after E6?

    Well of course, we've gone to heaven . . . with digital capture and digital printing. :)

    At least, that's what I've done. Not so sure that I'm in heaven, though.

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    Re: Your Oldest Lens

    My oldest lens isn't that interesting. It's my 121mm Super Angulon single coated lens.

    It was my first super wide decades ago. I figured that, if it was good enough for Ansel Adams, it would be...
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    Re: Densitometer Reading Question

    Versus being presumptuous enough to "instruct" others how to proceed, I will instead relate my own procedure. And before doing that, let me point out that Ansel Adam's Zone System procedure was...
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    Re: Arca-Swiss 5x7 platform restart

    It's an option.
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    Re: Arca-Swiss 5x7 platform restart

    So, the B&H photos are incorrect?

    I have an Asian reduction adapter from 171mm down to 110mm that fits just fine in the bellows side of my Metric, 171mm rear format frame. (My Asian reduction...
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    Re: Arca-Swiss 5x7 platform restart

    I don't doubt that the front frame will be the 141mm series.

    But if I'm not mistaken, B&H images show the camera with the 171mm format frame. :confused:
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    Re: Arca-Swiss 5x7 platform restart

    Thanks for the heads up. What's the intended front format frame?
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