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1. ## Thread: Xenar 180 / 4.5 Aperture position

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Xenar 180 / 4.5 Aperture position

"distance diaphragme" is the distance between the element in front of the diaphragm and the diaphragm. I'm not sure where it is measured from, ask Eric.

The contact link on his site doesn't...
2. ## Thread: Xenar 180 / 4.5 Aperture position

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Xenar 180 / 4.5 Aperture position

There are some f/4.5 Xenar presciptions here http://www.dioptrique.info/base/n/n_xenar.HTM, all scaled for 100 mm. Multiply all dimensions including radii by 1.8 to rescale for 180 mm.
3. ## Thread: Still life - DOF problem

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Still life - DOF problem

That's how the calculations come out. Do them.

Oh, and by the way, one third of infinity is infinity.
4. ## Thread: Still life - DOF problem

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Still life - DOF problem

Bob, the 1/3d rule doesn't apply close up. It also doesn't apply at infinity.
5. ## Thread: Still life - DOF problem

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Still life - DOF problem

You seem to have focused on the frame. At the magnification you're working at, DOF is roughly (got that, folks, roughly) symmetrical about the plane of best focus. Try focusing midway between the...

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Spot meter

Cual fotometros tiene?
7. ## Thread: Compatible lens boards

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Compatible lens boards

Cambo. If you buy a lens on a foul alien unclean board, you'll have to buy a Cambo board, appropriately bored, for it. Used boards that fit the SC-2, SF, Legend, ... are abundant and not that...
8. ## Thread: Better lens for my Crown Graphic?

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Better lens for my Crown Graphic?

You seem to want more sharpness than's needed for reproduction in a newspaper.

by Dan Fromm
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The Luna Pro is a Lunasix 3 rebadged for the US market. Manual here: https://www.butkus.org/chinon/flashes_meters/lunasix3/lunasix3-splash.htm
10. ## Thread: Better lens for my Crown Graphic?

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Better lens for my Crown Graphic?

Um, er, ah, the cams are measured focal length-specific. Focal lengths engraved on lenses' trim rings or barrels are marketing focal lengths, are rarely equal to the lenses' actual focal lengths as...
11. ## Thread: 75mm or 90mm based on the following....

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: 75mm or 90mm based on the following....

If you're referring to your camera -- the post I'm quoting is the first mention of Cambo in this discussion -- you may have assembled it incorrectly. See: ...
12. ## Thread: A tale of two meters

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: A tale of two meters

Spot meter sees a very narrow angle. LunaSix Pro-F sees a wide angle. Unless you compare their reflected readings from a very large very uniformly illustrated wall they'll disagree. Why are you...
13. ## Thread: 75mm or 90mm based on the following....

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: 75mm or 90mm based on the following....

If you get a lens shorter than 90 mm you'll need a center filter. CFs and step rings don't get along. There are few CFs with 67 mm front threads, if you shop for one shop carefully.

I agree with...
14. ## Thread: Linhof 240mm Tele-Xenar Reviews

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Linhof 240mm Tele-Xenar Reviews

Jimbo, when you refer to something found on line, please include a link to it. Share. By the way, a 240 mm telephoto lens that covers 252 mm is quite a rare and wonderful thing. Schneider sold the...
15. ## Thread: Linhof 240mm Tele-Xenar Reviews

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Linhof 240mm Tele-Xenar Reviews

Greg, you may have made a lookup error, or perhaps the catalog is mistaken. I just looked at the 1956 Schneider tele lenses brochure. It recommends the 240/5.5 for 90 x 120 mm, the metric...
16. ## Thread: My hyper-confused self and the f-stop

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: My hyper-confused self and the f-stop

If that's what you wanted to know, you should have asked the question directly instead of raving at us. Please try to be more direct.

17. ## Thread: My hyper-confused self and the f-stop

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: My hyper-confused self and the f-stop

Benno, why don't you just get to the point and ask how best to meter?
18. ## Thread: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

Alan, short answer, read this: http://www.galerie-photo.com/center-filters-for-large-format-lenses.html. Your 77 mm filters are too small for most CFs for 75 and 90 mm lenses, but it depends on the...
19. ## Thread: Linhof 240mm Tele-Xenar Reviews

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Linhof 240mm Tele-Xenar Reviews

Jimbo, you have the lens and you know what you like and don't like. None of us has your lens and none of us knows your preferences. Ask the lens whether it pleases you.
20. ## Thread: Ilex No. 3 Universal Shutter ?

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Ilex No. 3 Universal Shutter ?

Hmm. Much of my stuff isn't cool.
21. ## Thread: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

Jeff, PMFJI. There's a link to my article on center filters in post #39 above. Until someone writes a better one it is definitive. Read it.

22. ## Thread: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

Benno, do you know who Ring Lardner was? If you don't, look him up and look up his book You Know Me, Al. There's a great classic line in the book. "Shut up, he explained."

So, shut up and...
23. ## Thread: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

Joseph, optical vignetting (the dread cos^4) afflects all lenses equally. There've been many discussions about when a center filter is necessary. To the extent that there's a consensus, it is that...
24. ## Thread: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

Look for 90/14 Perigraphes and you will find. I just checked on ebay.com, 12 on offer. There should be others on ebay.fr.
25. ## Thread: A question on FS rule enforcement

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

No, but young men still have to register with Selective Service.
26. ## Thread: A question on FS rule enforcement

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

Exactly. May I address you as he/she/it?
27. ## Thread: A question on FS rule enforcement

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

Brian, how can I be sure what sex you are? You could be anything hiding behind a screen name. So could I. Please certify that you're, human, male, and show ID sufficient to let you board a...
28. ## Thread: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

Hmm. Randy, if you want tiny, you want a 90/14 Perigraphe VIa. Compared to it the 90/6.8ers are monstrous. However, the Perigraphe is in barrel. Stuffed into the front of an Ilex #3 -- that's how...
29. ## Thread: A question on FS rule enforcement

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

Jonathan, if that's your name, I have no idea whether you're male or female. This because screen names aren't required to be their owners' real names. You could be male, you could be female, you...
30. ## Thread: A question on FS rule enforcement

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

Out of curiosity, I looked up the OP's posts here. If I counted correctly, 109 of the last 120 (starting May 8, 2016) were for sale offers or complaints about the for sale section's rules. Several...
31. ## Thread: A question on FS rule enforcement

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

Sal, some people don't see it that way, but curmudgeonliness is a noble calling.
32. ## Thread: A question on FS rule enforcement

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: A question on FS rule enforcement

Agree completely with Peter.

Jonathan's statement in post #41 above reveals his values. I don't share them.
33. ## Thread: Ilex No. 3 Universal Shutter ?

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Ilex No. 3 Universal Shutter ?

Um, some tachistoscopes used Alphax #3 shutters.
34. ## Thread: Ilex No. 3 Universal Shutter ?

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Ilex No. 3 Universal Shutter ?

It is from a tachistoscope. Used to project images for a short time. Used for teaching aircraft recognition, speed reading exercises, ... The piece of glass in front is a dust cover.
35. ## Thread: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: explain like I'm 5......... 90mm lenses

Jes' plain Angulons have less coverage than modern wasp-waisted w/a lenses of the same focal length. By the way, there's also a 90/6.8 Raptar, different design than the jes' plain Angulon, same...
36. ## Thread: Schneider filter size

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Schneider filter size

Alan, the first post in this https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?138978-Where-to-look-for-information-on-LF-(mainly)-lenses discussion has a link to a list of links to...
37. ## Thread: Schneider filter size

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Schneider filter size

The brochure says M49x0.75.

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Physical information about Schneider 47mm Super Angulon XL

https://web.archive.org/web/19970618120946/http://www.schneideroptics.com/large/super_angulon/xl47/daten.html

You have to be a bit persistent when looking for Schneider info saved with...
39. ## Thread: 8x10 Portrait Lenses

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: 8x10 Portrait Lenses

The Acutar is essentially a Commercial Ektar. Given a choice between the two, buy on price and condition.
40. ## Thread: Swapping the pinhole with a lens

by Dan Fromm
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### Re: Swapping the pinhole with a lens

Laci, you floated this idea on photrio.com.

Short answer, you need a camera back with a ground glass in register with the film plane. You don't have to use the GG when shooting, but you need to...
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