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    Re: Light weight 810 system

    I use a Gitzo GT3531 with center column replaced with a Markin hub, and the Linhof Cube. The Cube is heavy but the best thing I have ever used.
  2. Re: Do I need to worry about really heavy lenses causing damage?

    Now I am this much closer to a new Chamonix!
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    I tested the Pentac with the subject 20 feet away and it covered 8x10 with minimum vignetting and definitely no dark corners. The OOF was all bokeh at f/5.6 so am sure the corners wouldn't be sharp...
  4. Re: Do I need to worry about really heavy lenses causing damage?

    Thanks for all the responses. Better be safe than sorry. The Betax shutter itself is heavy and the lens is physically long with a large front element so the front standard naturally wants to swing...
  5. Do I need to worry about really heavy lenses causing damage?

    I hope this is not a silly question.

    I bought a Dallmeyer 8 f2.9 Pentac in a Betax #5 on a Sinar board. The lens weigh 3.4 pounds. After the CLA I shot a few sheets with an Ebony SLW 8x10 a light...
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    Re: Sinar and Horseman board compatible?

    Ebony. I have other lenses in Sinar boards and they fit.
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    Sinar and Horseman board compatible?

    I was under the impression from doing online research Sinar and Horseman lens boards were compatible. I bought a Horseman lens board from KEH and here is the exact KEH label: Horseman 4x5 32 hole...
  8. Thread: Single Travel

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    Re: Single Travel

    I was walking on the dunes at White Sands with my 4x5 looking for a shot when I became disoriented. It was getting dark and I couldn’t follow the right set of footprints back to my car and dammit I...
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    Re: Greetings from Marin Country California

    I have been meaning to reshoot that Inverness shipwreck in pano before some idiot completely destroys it. There is something to shoot everyday in that area.
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    Re: Human sized camera

    The only green all natural photography I can think of is the Shroud of Turin and literally it is human sized. Need to find a cave though and a huge boulder.
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    Re: How do you set up your tripod?

    I am mostly a Rolleiflex 6x6 shooter and for street photography where my subjects are always people the waist level perspective is perfect.

    For LF usually buildings as the subject I find i more...
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    Re: Ilford ULF annual film order

    Oh I see. Makes perfect sense. I suppose committing to 500 sheets of fresh film that can used over 10 years won’t be a huge burden. Certainly something to think about. Thanks again!
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    Re: Ilford ULF annual film order

    Thanks Oren for the valuable info. I see on B&H right now there is a special order option for 4x10 and other sized with a minimum of 20 boxes. I guess they get it from one of the participating...
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    Re: Harris Tent Storage

    The stickiness and stink go away when properly stored. I had a large Harrison changing bag stored in its original packaging for years and when I took it out for a road trip my wife thought something...
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    Re: Ilford ULF annual film order

    I plan to get into 4x10 soon. Where do users order their ULF film? I don’t know how this works? Place a special order with B&H or from any dealer? Thanks.
  16. Thread: Pinhole cameras

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    Re: Pinhole cameras

    I have the Harmon Walker 4x5 pinhole and was surprised by the quality of the images, not fuzzy at all. Those images in that website look digital sharp.
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    It sounds like the camera itself is ok but the assembly is crap. Perhaps Intrepid should release as an option a kit so users can assemble one themselves?
  18. Re: Are the higher shutter speeds on large format lenses always off?

    Normally I never have a need to shoot above 1/60 but I always shoot my Cooke PS945 (Copal 3) at the fastest speed which is 1/125. I’ll take the +/- 30% error because I have not seen anything amiss...
  19. Re: Are the higher shutter speeds on large format lenses always off?

    So at which range will a shutter be most accurate aside from B and T :)
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    Stacking center filter with other filters

    I just started shooting 5x7 and have run into questions I never considered before. One is the use of center filters for lenses that did not require them in 4x5. While I never had a need for center...
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    Re: Ilford Harman pinhole

    Dirk, your creations are very impressive!
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    Re: Negative spotting?

    The scratch is pretty serious with the emulsion tore off so the print will have a 3mm black line against a light sky. I suppose I should darken the neg with a pen and then spot the print. Thanks...
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    Re: 8x10 film dev - what do you use as a process?

    I use both the Orbital and the Stearman 810 the same way with 500ml solution and agitate 10 seconds per minute. The Orbital is much smaller in case you are using a changing bag instead of a tent....
  24. Thread: 4x5 or 8x10

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    Re: 4x5 or 8x10

    I started with 4x5, flirted with 8x10 and ended up with 5x7. I like the longer negative and while nearly 2x compared to 4x5 the holders are still manageable on the road changing in a dark bag. Camera...
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    Negative spotting?

    I scratched a 5x7 negative during the washing process. There was a grain of something abrasive on the emulsion side and I agitated the tray without success and then tried to hose it off. I then...
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    Re: Changing bags and dust

    I use Fidelity holders and keep them in individual Ziplock bags. I always wipe the holder down with a cloth before changing the contents.
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    Re: Stearman Press SP-810

    Mine arrived yesterday from Freestyle and today I used it twice for 5x7. I have been using the Paterson Orbital and comparing the two the obvious advantage of the Stearman is you can buy it new....
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    Re: Changing bags and dust

    I wanted to use the bathroom at one point to change film but realized towels on the floor wouldn’t be enough because light was seeping through the door frame. Next time I’ll bring duct tape. Good tip...
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    Re: Changing bags and dust

    I see little specks whenever there is open sky otherwise they get hidden in the details. I shoot HP5 and it isn’t emulsion defect.
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    Re: Avoiding harassment when shooting in the street

    I don’t know what it is about nuclear power plants and oil refineries that tickle me so much as an LF shooter. The stacks? The steam? I know if I ever set up my tripod within minutes I would be...
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    Changing bags and dust

    I am a 5x7 newbie. I was on a very long road trip and shot 150 sheets of 5x7. At night in the motel I reloaded the holders with a new large size Harrison bag I bought for the trip. I am processing...
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    Re: New Ilford film came unsealed

    B&H sent me a used Schneider 120 Super Symmar HM this way with the lens rolling around the box with bubble wrap on top and one side. The lens arrived severely damaged. B&H took it back with no hassle...
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    Re: Lenses for new 5x7 / 6x17 kit

    I am more of a 24-90mm 135 format equivalent shooter. For 4x5 format a 90/150 two lens kit is often enough for me.
  34. Re: Newb question: value of having lenses with the same filter size

    To be able to carry one less filter means you can carry more of other stuff like a back up meter, loupe and cable. If I am out with 3 lenses and the largest filter size is 72mm then I will have a set...
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    Re: Lenses for new 5x7 / 6x17 kit

    I am a 5x7 newbie and also have the Canham 617 back on the way. My lenses are Schneider 110XL, Rodenstock 150mm and 210mm Apo Sironar-W (but this is huge and overkill so it will be replaced with a...
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    Re: New Ilford film came unsealed

    Hi Bob,

    Glad the thermometer wasn’t mercury. No I didn’t get an explanation and don’t think B&H has one. I am getting a replacement so am happy with their customer service.
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    Re: New Ilford film came unsealed

    B&H came through with an RMA and FedEx shipping label for A replacement!
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    Re: New Ilford film came unsealed

    It was too late to call B&H today so I sent an email to their customer service requesting a replacement. Thanks for all your input.
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    Re: New Ilford film came unsealed

    There is no tape on one end. I do not see any residue like someone had removed it.
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    New Ilford film came unsealed

    I bought 5 boxes of Ilford HP5 5x7 film from B&H shipped to California for a road trip and while packing my gear noticed one of the boxes did not have the tape sealing the box. I am just paranoid...
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