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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    That happens with wide-angle lenses. Of course, if you use digital after scanning, you can correct for lens distortion afterward.

    I agree that my eye is more accurate for leveling than a...
  2. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Thanks. Yeah, the woman was really upset I was on their property. She sent her husband after me. He was laid back when I explained I didn't see any signs that it was private. Apparently, it's...
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    I use one of these with my 4x5. Seems accurate enough. I don't use it as shown but lay it flat on the standard on any edge that shows the best bubble....
  4. Re: Is it a linear progression between 90mm and 150mm?

    I don't hike, and my back's giving out at 75. I often shoot nearby my car, using my 300mm with my 4x5. It saves packing the gear and tracking across a tick-infested field to get closer. Like you...
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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    I use a 3-way pan-tilt head. Unless the tripod is exactly leveled, I have to readjust anyway once I pan. I can never get the tripod exactly level. Those bulls-eye levels are never exact and it's...
  6. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    Me too. On both scores. But it was worth it. Here's the shot. (taken with MF)

    https://live.staticflickr.com/7296/11854936794_809e2372fc_b.jpg
    Snowset by Alan Klein, on Flickr
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    I see you have plenty of ammunition. :)
  8. Re: Is it a linear progression between 90mm and 150mm?

    I bet you're sorry you asked. We sound like a bunch of digital pixel peepers :)

    When I started 4x5 photography for the first time early last year, I bought in quick succession a 150, then a 75,...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Nice shot Jerry, colors, tilts. Good scanning and processing. I guess colour perfect helps get them right.
  10. Re: Is it a linear progression between 90mm and 150mm?

    Obviously, the different formats make comparison difficult. How do you compare 4x5 large format to 3:2 full-frame 35mm or 6x7 or 6x6 on 120 film? Here a chart that gives angles of view...
  11. Poll: Re: What's your #1 anxiety about LF (in your personal life)?

    At 75, I started 4x5 LF this year and my back is giving out. My heavy medium format kit isn't helping the situation either.
  12. Re: Best 75mm / 90mm lens?......totally kidding, but not really...read on pls

    Is it true with old LF lenses (Nikkor, Rodenstock, Fuji, and Schneider) that the sharper more expensive ones are better wide open? But once you start to stop down, they're all about the same?
  13. Re: AA's "Holy Grail" Sells for $6.4 Million

    Some pictures are nicer than others. The Clearing Storm, even if there are more copies of them, that went for over $600K, is a lot nicer than many of the more mundane pictures that went for $20K.
  14. Re: Is it a linear progression between 90mm and 150mm?

    Here's a handy calculator to figure out the various angles of views for different lenses on different formats.
    ...
  15. Re: Brexit trade (custom) treaty - and Global Shipping Program (for EU trades)

    In the US, even if you take possession, you don't pay sales tax if the product is resold.
    The distributor just furnishes a "resale certificate" so the sales tax is waived. So for example, if a New...
  16. Re: Brexit trade (custom) treaty - and Global Shipping Program (for EU trades)

    I'm curious. I've bought Josef Seibel (German) slippers and other shoes through a store in London shipped here to America. I believe the cost was just an additional $15 to cover the shipping over...
  17. Re: Brexit trade (custom) treaty - and Global Shipping Program (for EU trades)

    My wife I vacationed in the Caribbean Islands. We had the store where we bought something ship it back to our home in NYC because it was too large to carry with us on the plane. I thought nothing...
  18. Re: Brexit trade (custom) treaty - and Global Shipping Program (for EU trades)

    That's true. If a state has a sales tax on a particular good, they must charge that whether the goods are manufactured within that state or imported from another state or foreign country. That's to...
  19. Re: Brexit trade (custom) treaty - and Global Shipping Program (for EU trades)

    Curious. Why is there a VAT add on with a private item when importing into the EU now when there wasn't for private items before. Doesn't VAT have to do with original sales and manufacturing?
  20. Re: Brexit trade (custom) treaty - and Global Shipping Program (for EU trades)

    Isn't that the same as if you bought a used camera privately from me in the US? After all, the UK is like the US or any other non-European country now. They're not in the EU.
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    Ron, what difference would that make? Weren't the VAT taxes included when they were a member? Aren't the final prices now the same?
  22. Re: Best 75mm / 90mm lens?......totally kidding, but not really...read on pls

    1) Why don't 35mm lenses have that falloff? Why are their designs different?
    2) If it's a simple formula, why do different people say the falloff varies? There seem to be arguments on this point. ...
  23. Re: Best 75mm / 90mm lens?......totally kidding, but not really...read on pls

    Couldn't someone actually measure this by shooting at a white wall? Then measuring the intensity of the scan by sampling different areas of the image to see the falloff in stops?
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    So what your suggesting is that I use reverse vignetting in Lightroom to lighten the darker edges caused by falloff? Are there any downsides in processing this way? Is there a way to determine an...
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    Thanks for the advice; pretty much what I'm doing. Waiting.
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    Yes, I noticed that. But I usually don't vignette my shots deliberately. But since it was there anyway, I decided to use the effect. But you're right. That's why I haven't bought a CF for the...
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    My wife's idea of a camper is a king-size bed at a Marriot.
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    Here's what that first one looked like scanned before editing.
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    Disregard the first Velvia with all the blue skies. I added vignetting when I editted.
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    Here are three Velvia 50 chromes with the 75mm. There was a little cropping from the sides. What do you think of the vignetting? It should be less with the 90mm....
  31. Re: Sekonic L-758DR v L-758D - What is the Difference?

    What's that?
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    Oops. I should have read the rest of the posts before responding. It looks like I stepped into a hornet's nest. I don't want to take sides because I don't know enough about this stuff. But let me...
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    Someone was saying it should be after the CF. I forget the reason. Possible vignetting? Changing the coverage of the CF?

    In any case, I still would need larger filters. With my other lenses,...
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    Drew, My Chamonix has a modified bag bellows. The 90mm is a tight fit inside especially when I close up the bellows. . I haven't shot enough to know if there are vignetting problems. The problem I...
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    Of course, I have your Nikor 90mm which is a beast.
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    A Chamonix in 4x5 is $1300 or so, much less than other new cameras.
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    Re: Chamonix vs. Xxxxx?

    The MicroOrbix sounds like asymmetrical tilting which I have on the rear standard of my Chamonix 45H-1. Unfortunately, there are no gears. So the tilt adjustment is a little rougher.
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    Re: Small claims court for copyright cases?

    Probably his ex-wife.
  39. Re: Wet plate on Astronomy Picture of the Day

    I just bought a 10x30 binoculars. Not received yet. Could I use it for moon shots? Best way?
  40. Re: Wet plate on Astronomy Picture of the Day

    Reminds me of those old moon photos from the 1930's.
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