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    Re: B&W Filter Selection

    I forgot what I originally posted this thread about....

    I find it crazy talk that people would not use contrast filters on B&W film. I've never been able to manipulate my B&W images in post...
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    Re: B&W Filter Selection

    Just curious, what lens is in your kit driving the need for 82mm monster filters?

    I have the 115mm Rodenstock and that's kinda my main go to lens. I flank that with a 150mm and 90mm. So my kit is...
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    Re: B&W Filter Selection

    It does not have those letters ....

    Mine just says Heliopan Digital ES82 8x -3 Made in Germany
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    Re: B&W Filter Selection

    Ok forget that.....I just bought a used Tiffen #11 on ebay.

    I still think I'll want an 82mm #15 or #16, but if this is my biggest problem I'm doing pretty good.

    I really need the summer to be...
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    Re: B&W Filter Selection

    And no I have not tried a yellow/green. I should as I shoot a lot of green colors in the desert and I think that would be helpful.

    I was thinking about a straight up green #11. But I looked on...
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    Re: B&W Filter Selection

    I have the Red #25 from B&H if you want I'll photo the crap out of it for. Just need to find a camera somewhere around here....
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    Re: B&W Filter Selection

    Update:

    I ordered the #22 from Adorama. I have no idea what I'm going to get MC or not. I just hope they can fulfill the order in the next 4 weeks.

    I live in the Phoenix area and it's too hot...
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    Re: B&W Filter Selection

    This time I plan to use Adorama.
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    Re: B&W Filter Selection

    I think I'm going to go with the Heliopan 22.

    I personally carry them in my backpack inside their own pouch.
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    Re: B&W Filter Selection

    Ok so you're a fan of the #22 then. Do you have experience with the #16?

    Also do you have experience with the #25? If so, do you find enough separation between the #22 and #25? What mean is do...
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    Re: B&W Filter Selection

    Wow that's interesting.

    I ordered the #8, #15 and #25 through B&H and all were backordered. The #8 and #25 eventually we're delivered but the #15 kept sliding.... eventually B&H refunded the cost...
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    B&W Filter Selection

    This may be in the wrong forum section because this is a bit of a gear question, but the results of the gear is all about technique. So maybe we're good....

    I recently picked up a Rodenstock 115mm...
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    Re: Filter dilemma for 82mm solution

    UPDATE:
    I just received the first of three 82mm filters. They #8 yellow Heliopan happened to be in stock.

    I'll have to wait about 6 weeks to get the more important #15 and #25 filters. That's...
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    Re: Filter dilemma for 82mm solution

    Ok guys here’s an update….but first.

    JMO, yes I looked at the 110mm and ruled it out on account of cost and the fact that I already have a 90mm f/6.8. I thought those would be too close. Anyway, I...
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    Re: Filter dilemma for 82mm solution

    Yep I see that now. Thank you. I usually got to Adorama first....But that's I have Tiffin now in 67mm. I can't say there's a problem, but have read that Heliopan is a major upgrade. I have to wait...
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    Re: Filter dilemma for 82mm solution

    Yeah its a pretty impressive lens on any format.

    I do struggle with the "do I need this" or "do I want this". I have a Rodenstock 90mm and 150mm. So one could easily argru this is too close to...
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    Filter dilemma for 82mm solution

    Hi. Need some wisdom from yall.

    Im trying to work out a solution for the 115mm Rodenstock lens that uses 82mm filters. I currently have a set of 67mm filters and Id like to replicate that in...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    So what's this thread about now :confused::p
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Creation Bear,

    While I'm not entirely sure I'll answer your question or maybe the point you were making..... I'll try to explain what I was thinking.

    With my camera which uses a form of base...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Oh no....this thread is about to blow up again!!!

    Michael R, thanks it makes sense what you're saying about tilt and swing and yes, you example is exactly what I was expecting to see and wasn't....
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Michael R, no $hit lost here. I always like your feedback. Thank you.

    Another excellent catch!! I love that you point this out because this was NOT intended in any way. I agree it was caused by...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    VERY good catch. I noticed this in a photo I initially shared. I case of the earlier example, it turns out I had a touch (1/2 degree or less) of swing on the front standard. In this case with the...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Ok for the black & white photo of the edge of the mountain....
    Delta 100. Normal development 5 min pre-soak, 6 minutes developer (HC-110), 1 min stop, 5 minutes Fix, 5 min rinse
    150mm Rodenstock...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Ok here are a couple new ones. This first image is the one I screwed up with my exposure. I think I did a reasonable job of recovering some detail. I also added a couple crop options. The second...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    I started this thread trying to understand why we focus at the mid point between the max forward and max rear standard position as compared to digital strategies the often use the "focus 1/3 of the...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    So check it out....I shot a couple more today. They are drying now. I kind screwed one up (1-stop under exposed). Once I get them scanned and cleaned up I post them. And we can blow this thread up...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    So, what is this thread about? I forgot.
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Michael R, I bought the book.
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    I have a coach/teacher I like to use as well as this forum. One of the first things he said was, all 4 images were not a good candidates for using any kind of tilt. The simple reason is that the...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Doremus,

    You totally outdid yourself. I love this post. So thoughtful and I totally followed you. I can see why you are suggesting swing, but that didn’t even occur to me in the moment.

    Thank...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    reddesert,

    This exactly explains my question and is a great answer. THANK YOU!! This makes total sense. Very helpful.
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Doremus, this is all very well said. But this is what I'm trying to understand better.

    How about this....here's a link to 4 shots I just took the other day. You can download them and zoon in...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Which essentially says the same thing..."Focusing at the median of (A,B) will make the closest point and the furthest point equally sharp." which is essentially the 50% mark. How you get there will...
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    Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Hi all,

    Question about 4x5 focusing. But first, to set the stage, let's talk digital for a moment.

    When learning about focusing a digital camera I have read many times and in many places, to...
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    Re: Cambo 4x5...how to know how wide you can go

    Thank you for the tip.
    I found that even with bag bellows the limiting factor on how-wide-I-can-go was the center tripod mount. The physical stop prevents the two standards from coming closer than...
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    When I researched the world of LF, it was suggested by this bunch of folks on this forum to think through the different types of lenses I was going to want and then figure out what the largest filter...
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    This is badass!!! I love how you are building solutions. I've got a garage full of tools. They are dusty!!! In fact, I can't even get in there!!! I'm a loser!!!
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    This looks great. The cool factor to me is the 4x10 results. I never thought about an 8x10 split. That's cool too!!

    I like it!!
  39. Re: Switching lenses. Any disadvantage with downsizing the filter thread size?

    I'm totally screwed up!!! I'm sorry. After I wrote this post I realized I DO NOT HAVE the 67mm thread version of the Fuji 150mm (which is a higher quality lens). I have the 55mm "W" version which I...
  40. Switching lenses. Any disadvantage with downsizing the filter thread size?

    Hi. I currently shoot with a Fuji 150mm f/5.6 lens. It uses 67mm threads.

    I'd like to try out a Rodenstock N 150mm f/5.6. it uses 49mm threads.

    Are there any disadvantages that might go along...
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