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  1. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    Nice pic. I like the atmosphere. It reminds me the nude pictures from the 20īs of last century.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Well done!
  3. Re: Schneider 210MM HM - Any Experiences / Image Examples

    Youīre right Bob and Oren, the right comparision would be with the Apo Sironar W, but I was curious about the SK 210 HM and how did it compare with my Apo Sironar, and thatīs the comparision I did. I...
  4. Re: Schneider 210MM HM - Any Experiences / Image Examples

    Great shots Jesse!
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    Re: Lens Filters for 4x5

    I never use the same filter size filter for a large format lens, just to avoid vigneting problems. My rule is add a 25% more size to avoid vigneting problems when generous shift is aplied. If lens...
  6. Re: Schneider 210MM HM - Any Experiences / Image Examples

    I borrowed a Schneider 210mm HM from a friend just to take a shot and compare to my Apo Sironar S 210/5,6. in a 5x7 shot. The Schneider has a wider image circle, but I was unable to stablish any...
  7. Thread: 100mm filters

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    Re: 100mm filters

    Thanks for the link. Fortunately, this system is available in Spain. I had the chance to have it in my hands. Itīs very very well made, and solves most problems with parasit lateral or back light. I...
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    Re: 90mm 4x5 lens advice needed

    I own both Sinaron W 90/4,5 (Same lens as Rodenstock Grandagon N 90/4,5), and Schneider Super Angulon XL 90/5,6. I use centerfilters in both lenses, but the one I use on the SK XL 90 is the one for...
  9. Thread: 100mm filters

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    Re: 100mm filters

    An effective method to partialy avoid flare with 100 mm filters is to paint the filter rims in black with a permanent marker. This is very effective with clear filters like series 81, 82, and filters...
  10. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    I love the framing and composition. I like very much all the muscle and bone texture. I find it natural and expontaneous, not to mention that all these details add richness to the picture. Well done.
  11. Thread: 100mm filters

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    Re: 100mm filters

    High quality 100 mm filters like Lee, Hitech, Sinar (made by Symcel) are very good, but you must be sure to protect them against straight ligth with a good lens shade, and be sure your filter holder...
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    Re: Nikkor 900mm f9 question

    Try to find a 35" Red Dot artar or a 890 Apo Ronar, save a lot of money, carry a much ligther lens and be happy.
  13. Re: "The big two" - Please tell me about your japanese lenses!

    Thatīs the question. I have never seen a bad LF lens from the big four, but I have seen a lot of bad pictures by me.
  14. Re: How to decide for a set of three lenses for a Linhof Technika IV

    Thatīs right Bob, I forgot to mention the version Ww ND 0,45. I also know a Ww ND 0,90 version exists, and probably a Ww ND 0,60. I had no idea about a 1,2 version (4 stops).
    Heliopan filters are...
  15. Re: How to decide for a set of three lenses for a Linhof Technika IV

    Hi Bob, Fuji made the Fujinon SW 105/8 with a coverage of 100š, and of course needs a Center Filter to mitigate fall off.
    Heliopan Center filter 77mm, very very difficut to find, suits perfectly...
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    Re: Trying to decide on a 90mm Lens for 4x5

    I have a Sinaron W 90/4,5 , (Same lens that Rodenstock Grandagon N 90/4,5), and Iīm extremely happy with it. I purchased it in 1991, and since then has served me flawlessly.
    I mostly use color...
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    Re: Trying to decide on a 90mm Lens for 4x5

    Try to use both Nikkor 90 mm with color slide film and youīll notice the fall off from 3cm shift in landscape format. Then, you decide if you need a center filter or not. Nikon and Fuji never made a...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    First one, (vertical), and the third one, (Horizontal with more tinted clouds)
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    this set up is from last june, in the Spain and Portugal borderline. Left side of the river is Spain and right side is Portugal. This is an area I love to picture. The lens used is an Apo Ronar...
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    Re: 210mm f/5.6 - Rodenstock or Nikkor?

    Yes Pere, I use color slide film. Mostly Velvia 50 and Provia 100. When Kodachrome 64 in 120 format was available in Spain I used this wonderful film with a Sinar Zoom film holder, in 6x9 and 6x12...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Well done!.
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    Re: 210mm f/5.6 - Rodenstock or Nikkor?

    if Ansel was alive and testing glass (died in 1984) this could be in the 1970s when a fraction of the lenses were multi-coated and versions of multi-coatings were improving.


    I have used All the...
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    Re: 210mm f/5.6 - Rodenstock or Nikkor?

    As itīs said many times here, you will no go wrong with any 210 mentioned here. I have tried lots of different 210mm lenses. All of them are very good lenses. The only differences I could find are...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Very well done Reinhold. Great composition and tonality.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Very nice Christo
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    Re: How Do You Clean Your Lenses & Filters?

    Alan, apart of doing exactly as Mr Salomon says, I keep my microfiber cloths in a slim plastic bussines card keeper. Before using microfiber cloths I try to have my hands clean. I found a tiny...
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    Re: How Do You Clean Your Lenses & Filters?

    Zeiss cleaning kit, Giottoīs air rocket and Kodak camel hair brush.

    Most of the times I use just air rocket. If dust is persistent, I use the kodak camel hair brush, which I keep very very clean....
  28. Re: Interesting observation regarding Large Format on Facebook

    Few days ago, I visited the largest photo gear dealer in Spain, Fotocasión in Madrid. The owner told me that last year was very good in film, paper and chemistry sales, and all points to an increase...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Badwater Basin Sunrise
    Arca Swiss F Line Metric
    Rodenstock 90mm
    Fuji Velvia 50

    OMG!!!
    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4899/47012305261_7a9e4d41df_o.jpgUntitled by Gevork Mosesi, on Flickr
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    Re: schneider center filter on rodenstock lens?

    I have been a long term user of Apo Grandagon 35, 45 and 55mm lenses, and all I can say is that Bob is absolutely right. Center filters for Apo Grandagon lenses have a factor of 2,5x That is OK for...
  31. Re: The best way to store lenses long term? Vacuum seal?

    A friend who lives in the north of Spain, a rainy and wet area, keep the lenses just in a the driest room of his house and just kept in a Sinar hard case. His lenses are 30 years old and are like...
  32. Re: The best way to store lenses long term? Vacuum seal?

    Bob, and the lenses mounted in Compur shutters? In T?
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    Re: New Linhof price list for lenses

    Thanks for the link David. In fact there has been a new production run of Rodenstock ApoSironar S lenses. The leading shops in Europe offer these lenses since last spring. Prices are more or less the...
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    Re: Nikkor-SW 8/120mm viewing and focusing

    Heliopan made a 77 mm center filter that works perfectly with Nikkor SW 120/8. From time to time appears one in the auction site. For 4x5 you can live without center filter, the lens has an enormous...
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    Re: Removing lens elements from shutter

    I have one lens that I want to remove from a Compur 1 shutter. I had no problem with rear element, but I canīt remove front element. Iīm in a hurry and canīt send the lens to a repair facility. (The...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Well done Corran!. Terrific shot
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    Re: advise on expanding my lens setup

    Yes I know.
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    Re: advise on expanding my lens setup

    I didnīt made a direct comparison, but I own and use Rodenstck Grandagon N lenses (4,5/65, 4,5/75, 4,5/90 and 6,8/115) and Iīm not sure I could tell the difference with Fujinon W 8/105 in terms of...
  39. Re: APO Sironar S lenses in 300mm + in today's market

    I do not shot 8x10, only 5x7 while my stock of frozen Velvia lasts and 4x5. My Sironar N 5,6/300 is a superb lens and I would use it with confidence if I shot 8x10.

    I use regularly Apo Sironar S...
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    Re: advise on expanding my lens setup

    In my opinion, your options are clear: Fujinon SWD 90/5,6 or if you find it very close to the SWD 75/5,6, try the superb Fujinon SW 105/8, which has a nice 250 mm image circle. I used this lens and...
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