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    Re: Sunny !6 Users Unite!

    Wonderful posts, but it helps to have a sense of humour and to realise that he just might have understood exposure :)
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    Re: Sunny !6 Users Unite!

    I love this sentence from John Cook's post :)


    "If, on the other hand, you insist on making photographs of a white bride standing out in full July sun at high noon in Arizona, while...
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    Re: Sunny !6 Users Unite!

    The camera that I most enjoy using is a 65 year old Leica M3. No meter, but I usually bring along my Sekonic for an occasional incident reading. It's a bit like putting my finger in the air to judge...
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    Re: Sunny !6 Users Unite!

    Ha! At US$24 a sheet for 8x10 colour film, and for that matter $5.50 a sheet for 4x5 film, plus processing, not to mention my time, there are situations where I wouldn't think twice about bringing...
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    Re: Sunny !6 Users Unite!

    Most people who use dedicated video cameras (e.g. a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera) don't use a light meter, let alone Sunny 16. They not only don't own a light meter, in most cases they've never...
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    Sticky: Re: Large Format Channels on YouTube

    Based in Yorkshire, Martin Henson co-administers two U.K. forums, the Large Format Photography Forum and the Black and White Photography Forum. Henson has made a good number of YouTube videos over...
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    Re: Toyo 45A Front Swing Movement

    Hi Rene,

    It's unrelated to the issue that you raise, but I have a couple of technical questions about your handsome photograph of Singapore's Fullerton Hotel. How far, very roughly, was the camera...
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    That photo certainly paints a picture.

    Unless it's quite a bit less expensive in comparison, is there any argument for the 165mm Super-Angulon over the 150mm XL?

    The differences in focal...
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    Re: Still life - background choice

    Hi andreios,

    My impression from your post is that you want to photograph objects with minimal background. That appears to be the fashion here. Looking at the Still Life, 2021 thread, with a couple...
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    Sticky: Re: Large Format Channels on YouTube

    Cool. As you may know, Sheridan graduate Domee Shi won the 2018 Oscar for Best Animated Short. Bao, which she wrote and directed for Pixar, is about the Chinese immigrant experience in Toronto (lots...
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    Sticky: Re: Large Format Channels on YouTube

    Thanks, I've added you to the list in post #1 under Camera Makers as Chamonix View Cameras (Hugo Zhang), and under Photographers, United States.
  12. Re: Over the years - sheet film holders question - your most preferred and maintenanc

    I use Toyo holders. I'm happy with them, but don't want to argue that Toyo's are "better" than other brands. I recall quite a few complaints at one point about the smell of new Toyo 8x10 holders,...
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    Hi Arthur,

    If you use a centre filter, are you using the spacer with it? Do you recall, roughly, what SK Grimes charged for the spacer?
  14. Re: Should Kodak/Fuji rethink color sheet film for room temp processing?

    Money, although Fuji's medium format digital cameras are getting there on quality and are within reach financially. At this point, there's also an argument for certain of the newer full frame 35mm...
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    Sticky: Re: Large Format Channels on YouTube

    Hi Hugo,

    Congratulations on your new YouTube channel and a very nice film. If you plan to make more films, I'll add your channel to the list in post #1. Would you want it under Camera...
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    Sticky: Re: Large Format Channels on YouTube

    Being a fan of animated films, now I'm curious. OCAD U? Seneca College? Sheridan College?

    Bob is understating a bit. Toronto has some of the best animation programmes in the world. This film, made...
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    Re: Discussion on Tripod Heads for 8x10

    Per post #1, this is for a monorail. I can confirm that an Arca-Swiss F-line 8x10 is solid on a Ries J 250 Double Tilt Head and J 100 tripod. However, I've started using a Miller fluid head (link in...
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    Hello Toronto (my home town),

    The Grandagon 155mm is on my shortlist. See the Chart attached to post #52. As explained in posts #19 and #20, I've decided that I don't want to go wider than 150mm...
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    Hi Bernice,

    Thanks for the links to threads about the problem with haze with some of the 80mm and 110mm XL lenses. Important to know about that.

    Re the clearance issue that you mention below......
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    Thanks very much, something that I really need to know about and will do some research on.
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    You raise a popular perspective that I don't question for some people and some needs, but it's 180 from where I'm at on this.

    My approach to purchasing a wide-angle 4x5 or 8x10 lens is more...
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    Sticky: Re: Large Format Channels on YouTube

    Further to a post from @Hugo Zhang, I've added Aperture Foundation to the list in post #1, and a new category - Organisations - to accommodate it. Also, just want to note again that all of the...
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    Clever idea. No effect on the sheet of film? Any brand in particular?
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    Re: Old Collodion Com wetplate site return

    Well then Tin Can, let me make it simple. Whoever's running this collodion forum couldn't run a proverbial lemonade stand :)
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    Re: Old Collodion Com wetplate site return

    This forum is dead in the water. A UK company called Web Wiz hosts forums and is responsible for this forum's design. I've never seen this design, and I'm not anxious to again. In any event, the...
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    Thanks. For my taste, 120mm is too wide for 8x10. See posts #19 and #20.





    Thanks, this lens was mentioned earlier in the thread. I don't need a 180mm lens for 4x5, and 180mm is longer than...
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    Further to post #48, I'm attaching a new version of the Chart with only the shortlisted lenses; that is, the Schneider XL 110mm for 4x5, and the four 8x10 lenses in order of preference.

    Notes to...
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    This is my final shortlist. As noted earlier, this is either 4x5 or 8x10, not both, at least for now.

    4x5

    Schneider Super-Symmar XL f/5.6 110mm

    8x10/4x10

    For 8x10, I'm listing the lenses...
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    Re: Shutter Speed Tester

    You might want to read the comments on that video, especially one by someone named Luigi.
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    Hi Bob. Thanks for the suggestion. Having just spoken with Foto Care, I'll be visiting them early next week.

    Almost everybody here will know B&H and Adorama. Much less well-known is Foto Care....
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    Re: CHAS A. GUMP brass Lens?

    If you haven't already done so, talking with Roberts Photo would be a good place to start. Or do they not know anything about the lens that they're selling?
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    I've now had a look at older lenses in the range of 150mm to 180mm that will cover 8x10. These lenses fall into two categories.

    First, there are lenses that cost more than a used modern lens would...
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    Re: Pet Pictures, Any Format.

    This B&H Event Space video from July may interest people who photograph their dogs. The presenter is a gentleman named Michael Brian, who specialises in images of dogs, and dogs and people. I didn't...
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    Re: Discussion on Tripod Heads for 8x10

    I've used a levelling base for a long time, and also have a Ries tripod and head, but recently I started using my video camera's fluid head (see post #2). It's absolutely my first choice unless I...
  35. Re: Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 and Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 discontinued

    That's why I commented. The camera makers are not just focused on still images. Indeed, I suspect that the growth market is video. One of Panasonic's hybrid cameras is now approved for Netflix...
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    I'm inclined to think that the makers of hybrid cameras are fairly focused on colour science and know that people who shoot video, in particular, believe, correctly in my view, that the various...
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    Hi Bernice,

    Thanks for your comments on some of my current lenses (post #32 and #36).

    The 210mm f/4.5 Docter Optic isn't a 1970s or older Tessar. It was made in the 1990s and is in a Copal...
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    Thanks Bob. That's why I said that I'd be using the polariser to control reflections. Many years ago I used a 35mm camera, 24mm lens and a polariser at Wadi Rum (Valley of the Moon). Several of my...
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    I'd like to make a definitive choice between the four 8x10 wide-angle lenses listed in post #34, but I think that the decision depends a lot on what comes up on the used market. Prices for these...
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    Turning to 8x10 wide, I've made a version of the Chart from post #1 that contains just the 8x10 options (attached below). I haven't included the Nikkor SW and Schneider XL 120mm lenses. Leaving aside...
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