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    Re: Photo Era Favorite & Why

    Wow, good question...
    It would be a toss-up between the 20's-30's-40's Hurrell-type Hollywood studio portraits, and the Brett Weston/Richard Garrod/Oliver Gagliani/ Merg Ross aesthetic.
    They...
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    Re: How Did We Come To LF?

    For my portraiture class in community college, a minimum of one assignment was required to be taken with a 4x5. I paired up with a fellow student, and we muddled through with photos of each other. ...
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    Re: Ansco/Agfa 5x7 questions

    Ebay seller zbima1 would be a good source for a lensboard adapter.
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    Re: Ansco/Agfa 5x7 questions

    The typical 5X7 Ansco lens board is ~5.2" square.
    No problem to make (or have made) an adapter board that will use 4x4" boards.
    I don't have a 90mm lens to check infinity focus, but my feeling is...
  5. Re: Found this gem,curious if anybody can brand it?

    The 4x5 back has been cobbled up from a Crown/Speed Graphic.
    There were many no-name wood field cameras made in Japan.
    Perhaps member Kumar can help with identification.
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    Re: Expired Certificate Error

    Woo Hoo!
    Time to party! :o
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    Re: Velostigmat for 8x10

    I would posit that back in the day, more 8x10 portrait photographers used Veritos, Vitaxes, etc. in those focal lengths than Velo's.
    Less demand, fewer made.
    Also...those who have them aren't...
  8. Re: Wollensak Velostigmat Series II lens question

    The soft focus adjustment separates the two front elements, causing an increase in spherical aberration.
    Unscrewing the front group won't achieve that.
    There are a lot of threads on this topic...
  9. Re: Wollensak Velostigmat Series II lens question

    The adjustable soft focus feature was an option.
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    Re: An Idiot looking for press on filter

    +1 on www.filterfind.net
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    Re: Question: What is this?

    Are those Rodenstock Sironars? (plain Sironar, not -N)?
    There was a problem with separation with early ones, due to adhesive.
    Not much can be done about it...try 'em out, see what you get.
  12. Thread: 6x17 Images

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    Re: 6x17 Images

    gcap,
    That first image is outstanding!
    Bravo!

    Mr. ALVANDI,
    that is an outstanding image, and shows the capability of SFX very well!
    Bravo!
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    Re: 210 Xenar f/6.1 sharpness?

    I used a 210 Xenar f /6.1 as my only lens through college.
    It did everything I asked of it in the studio and in the field.
    Tack sharp at f/22.
    Don't use an f/3.5 or f4.5 Xenar as a reference, ...
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    Metrogon.
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    Re: Some lens development history

    A fun read, thanks for sharing.
  16. Re: Portraits: how can you make people sitting still? sharing your method(s)

    "Directorial Portraiture" is a completely different ballgame from natural portraiture.
    Cases in point:
    Gregory Heisler, Douglas Kirkland, David LaChapelle, Annie Liebowitz, Joyce Tennyson.
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    Re: Music as analogy for LF photography

    I don't generally associate music with my images...with a few exceptions.
    However, I NEED music when I'm in the darkroom processing film....and even more so when printing.
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    Re: Cars, Boats, Trains, Planes

    Outstanding composition, love it!
    Bravo!
  19. Thread: Twitter bans!

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    Re: Twitter bans!

    And even more importantly, what are the Kardashians up to?
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    Re: Hayward Camera Swap

    Important change:
    New location and time.
  21. Re: 8x10" at which length, is an auxiliary bellows support necessary?

    You mean Linhof doesn't make a bellows support that is micro-adjustable, made of titanium, and have a beautifully engraved Linhof logo? :cool:
  22. Re: Headless LF Enlargers Rise UP!.....................LED

    Many headless enlarger chassis can be converted to copy stands.
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    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    I'm curious to see how this project transpires.
    I'm not quite clear on your design ideas.
    Would you please document the process with pics so we can see how it progresses?
    Best of luck!
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    Re: USING TILT and SWING TOGETHER

    I use varying degrees of swilt....only as much as neccessary. :)
  25. Bay Area Photographers! Newark, CA Photo Fair, November 13, 2021

    Newark, (California) Photo Fair is November 13, 2021.
    www.photofair.com
  26. Re: Over the years - sheet film holders question - your most preferred and maintenanc

    ^^^ Good tip!
  27. Thread: KEH Question

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    Re: KEH Question

    I've gotten some deals from KEH 's "UG" vintage LF lenses & shutters from the auction site.
    I agree that it's probably stuff they don't want to deal with cleaning/repairing/CLA'ing.
    They buy for...
  28. Poll: Re: Poll: How do you process large format black and white film?

    #3 for me.
  29. Re: Best Developer For 4x5 Hard Rubber 1/2 Gallon Tanks

    Mix your own D-23.
    Use a floating lid, and replenish.
  30. Thread: Ruins

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    Re: Ruins

    Andreios, that is a beautiful image.
    Your tonality is very reminiscent of albumen prints.
    Bravo!
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    Re: TAP Plastics/Acme Plastics experience?

    And that comment was helpful how, Drew?
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    Re: TAP Plastics/Acme Plastics experience?

    Maybe a Colex/Colenta rep or service tech can let you know what type of plastic they use(d) for their gears?
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    Re: Portable electric room heater

    The problem with using extension cords is that they themselves can become heating elements....Ohm's Law, as stated above.
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    Re: Light spots on film.

    Have you tried more than one box of film?
    Looking at the unexposed edges, there is fogging.
    My first thought is old, fogged or light-struck film.
    How is the film being processed?
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    Re: Inexpensive 4x5 field cameras

    Oops, my bad.
    I guess the days of a $75 - $100 usable B&J 4x5 Press body have gone the way of $3/gal. gasoline.
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    Re: Inexpensive 4x5 field cameras

    Ben,
    If price is your number 1 consideration, get a Burke & James 4x5 Press Camera.
    Take all the rangefinder doodads off.
    It's self-casing, small, the ground glass is protected by a folding...
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    Re: Ebay - lenses from Japan

    Back in the '80's, the Japanese economy was strong, and Japanese dealers bought a lot of quality vintage gear to send back to Japan.
    There were full-page ads in Shutterbug, and camera swap/shows...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Peter,
    That is a beautiful image, very painterly.
    Bravo!
  39. Re: Repair, Maintenance and replacement of COPAL shutters?

    A CLA from a qualified repair technician will solve the issue.
    That's a common problem with shutters that have sat around for a long time without being used or exercised.
    The lubrication inside...
  40. Re: Beginner question about lens mounted in the 'wrong' shutter

    You're on the right track with the light measurement technique.
    Another way is do do the math: FL (in mm) divided by aperture opening (in mm) when viewed through the front element....or, FL divided...
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