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    16x20 tripod head

    Hello everybody!!

    I have a beautiful Stenopeika 16x20" camera, and I'm getting crazy finding the right tripod head :D:D

    Yesterday I bought a Manfrotto 116MK2 head, which I think is a video...
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    Re: Rodenstock Apo Ronar 600mm f/9 coverage

    Thank you for pointed that out, yes I definitely use strobes and I have to take into account this aspect too...if I think about image circles and modern shutter the "perfect" lens would be the...
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    Re: Rodenstock Apo Ronar 600mm f/9 coverage

    No problem at all, I told them about that and nobody cares, or better, I suggest them not to put on a t shirt or something with some writings, and mainly they follow my advice but some customers...
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    Re: Rodenstock Apo Ronar 600mm f/9 coverage

    Thank you for your very informative reply, you confirmed what I suspected, the ideal will be to test before purchasing, anyway there's a Symmar Convertible on sale on Ebay Italy, the price is right...
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    Re: Rodenstock Apo Ronar 600mm f/9 coverage

    Actually, afternoon reading the article in the link you posted, my attention focused on the Symmar Convertible 360, mainly because I prefer having a shutter, I will use the 16x20" in my studio with...
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    Re: Rodenstock Apo Ronar 600mm f/9 coverage

    Thank you for the reply, the second link helps a lot!
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    Rodenstock Apo Ronar 600mm f/9 coverage

    Hi everybody!

    I'm going to order a 16x20" camera, my intention is to use it in my studio for some portraits with the Harman Positive 16x20".

    For my first lens I'm tempted by the Apo Ronar 600mm...
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    Re: Calumet C-1, any weak spot?

    I have a Sinar F2 8x10 and a Calumet C1, and recently I'm using the C1 more and more, I really like its "simplicity" and "easy" of use, I have the impression that this allows me to better concentrate...
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    Re: Buying film in Naples - seeking advice!!!

    mmmmhhhhh, I'm from Milan (northern Italy) so I don't know how things go in the south, but I think that for LF films your best bet is to look at Rome (it's not far from Naples), I know this retailer:...
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    Re: Cheapest/easiest way into 8x10?

    Chris, thank you for the advice about the "alternative" rail for short lenses, it's a clever and simple solution!!

    I have to quote Michael, the C1 is really a fabulous camera and I'm finding...
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    Re: Cheapest/easiest way into 8x10?

    My first "cheap" 8x10" set up was a Calumet C1 (Green Monster) + Nikkor 300 M, I was very happy with the C1, I still have it...the only "problem" is with shortest lenses, since the C1 focuses only...
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    Re: not a new member from Milan, Italy

    Ciao Andrea!

    I'm from Triuggio, 30km from Milan ;)...

    Ciao!!

    Marco

    P.S.: if you want check out http://www.fotoavventure.it too, the only italian website devoted to large format...
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    Re: Latest best inkjet papers

    Ciao Chris, great to see you here!!

    Here's another vote for the Harman Gloss FB AL, I've been using this paper for the last year and is superb!


    Ciaooooo!!!

    Marco
  14. Thread: Hi from Italy

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    Re: Hi from Italy

    Ciao from another italian guy! ;) (I'm from Triuggio, near Milan)

    Not my intention to spam (in case I ask the moderators to delete my message, no problem), but I think that it's an important news...
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    Re: Claria inks and Pictorico Hi-Gloss White Film

    Marco, I recently had a very long discussion with the owner of Laboratorio Arti Bovisa, which is one of the "top five" mounting lab here in Milan, and he confirmed that there is no way to mount an...
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    Re: Single Lens Photographers?

    We (I photograph with my wife Cristina) shoot 8x10" and we use only one lens, a 300mm.

    Ciao!!


    Marco
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    Re: For Friends of Ted Harris

    I'm speechless and immensely sad, I'll miss him, my condolences go to you and his family...



    Marco
  18. Thread: Hello from Italy

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    Re: Hello from Italy

    Welcome from Milano!







    mmmmmmmmhhh, actually here in Italy there are much more LF photographers than you can imagine, I sent you a PM ;) ...
  19. Re: Sinar F2 8x10" MB+carrier frame on a Sinar P 8x10" Rear Bearer: advice needed.

    Antonio, thank you!, I really appreciate that!!!, I'll show the pictures to my father, let's see what he'll be able to do...



    Ciao!
    Marco
  20. Re: Sinar F2 8x10" MB+carrier frame on a Sinar P 8x10" Rear Bearer: advice needed.

    If it's not too much trouble for you, I'd love to see some pictures, my father is very good at machining, maybe we can try to do the same...thank you!!!


    Ciao
    Marco
  21. Re: Sinar F2 8x10" MB+carrier frame on a Sinar P 8x10" Rear Bearer: advice needed.

    Thank you Antonio, thank you Jerry!

    mmmmmmmhhhhhh, too complicated and too expensive (if I had to purchase other items), maybe I'd better look for a P2 bearer, I think it fits my F2...


    Ciao!!...
  22. Sinar F2 8x10" MB+carrier frame on a Sinar P 8x10" Rear Bearer: advice needed.

    Hello everybody from a sunny Italy! ;)

    I've been offered a Sinar P - 8x10 Heavy Duty Rear Bearer and I'm quite tempted because I always wanted to transform my Sinar F2 8x10" in a Sinar C, but I...
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    Re: Digital Silver Gelatin has arrived...

    Thank you Tim, I'd be very interested to hear your impressions!

    btw, where did you purchase the Harman here in Europe?...I placed my order in the UK, and they asked me 25 £ for shipping :eek:,...
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    Re: Creo Oil Mount Station?

    Brian, I "used" it only once (for our last series of images), and I was not operating directly the scanner (an IQSmart3), I only saw what the operator did while scanning my 12 transparencies (so I...
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    Re: Digital Silver Gelatin has arrived...

    And here's the Hahnemuehle "reply":

    http://www.hahnemuehle.com/site/en/1717/pr-hahnemuehle-announces-genuine-fine-art-baryta-paper.html



    Ciao!!
    Marco
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    Re: Digital Silver Gelatin has arrived...

    Jack, thank you very much!!!

    Actually I have always used the Epson Premium Semimatte for our images (it was my favourite paper until Epson Italy stopped importing it :( ), so now I've a better...
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    Re: Digital Silver Gelatin has arrived...

    Thank you Jack!!!, this paper seems very very interesting...just one question, about colour printing (since I'm a colour photographer ;) ).

    You wrote that it is excellent in colour too and, in...
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    Re: Sources in Italy? Paper,film etc

    Yes, I do think that they can read and write english quite well, but in case they do not just let me know and I'll ask for you...

    Ciao!
    Marco
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    Re: Sources in Italy? Paper,film etc

    In this case the second hand market here in Italy is quite active, there are shops in the northern major cities (Milan and Turin and Bologna above all) which sell printing traditional equipment,...
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    Re: Sources in Italy? Paper,film etc

    Yes, those guys ;)...I purchased only once, they shipped via express courier form Paris to Milan, everything was smooth but expensive (even the shipping costs) if compared with the USA prices...
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    Re: Sources in Italy? Paper,film etc

    For 4x5", in Milan, Turin, Ancona, Udine, Verona, Genova:

    http://www.unionfotomarket.it/


    But be advised that large format films are becoming more and more difficult to find here in Italy,...
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    Re: Sinar F2 back tilt problem, need help please!

    Ok, thank you for the advices, I'll try to take apart the mechanism and keep track of the screws...and I will keep my fingers crossed!! ;) :D ...


    Ciao
    Marco
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    Re: Sinar F2 back tilt problem, need help please!

    mmmhhhhhhhhh David, that sounds interesting!!...in fact I noticed the ball you are referring to, and I thought "ok, this is the click stop" ;) , but since I had no idea how it works I didn't connect...
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    Re: Sinar F2 back tilt problem, need help please!

    Thank you Greg, I'll try to disassemble the bolt assembly as you wrote, I do think too that the problem should be there as the tilt "design" is so simple...the whole situation is quite frustrating...
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    Sinar F2 back tilt problem, need help please!

    Ciao a tutti!!

    I have a problem with my Sinar F2 8x10”: the back tilt get jammed when I don’t use it for some times…well, I have to say that if I “force” it, and when I say “force” I mean that I...
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    Re: 8x10 decision, final. Lotus or Canham?

    I had the privilege to try a Lotus 8x10", all I can say is that it's a superb camera...I have no tried a Canham, no doubt that it is excellent too, as other said you can't go wrong with either of...
  37. Thread: Monorail cameras

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    Re: Monorail cameras

    The standard 4x5" Sinar bellows has a max extension of 45cm...if you wanto to use your Sinar at full extension you must add to your "standard" rail (usually 30cm. long) an extension rail (there are...
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    Re: Risk Taking and LF Photography Experiences

    While taking one of our images (this one: http://www.cristinamian.com/gallery_working/image_file/Gh1.jpg ), there were at the far end of the shed a group of people that were stealing copper, they...
  39. Thread: Monorail cameras

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    Re: Monorail cameras

    Ciao Luca, you have received lots of great advices!!

    I've used and owned a Gandolfi Variant 4x5", a Calumet C1 8x10" and a Sinar F2 8x10" (now with a 4x5" back too), and yes, mono rails are at the...
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    Re: Ciao/Hello from Italy

    Ciao Riccardo
    it's great to see you here!!!! ;) ...te l'avevo detto perņ che avresti dovuto cominciare prima a fotografare con il grande formato!!! :D :D :D (I'm saying that he should have been...
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