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    metric scales - an expensive solution?

    Sounds like a winner. Thanks to all.

    -- Henry
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    metric scales - an expensive solution?

    Is there a less expensive way to measure out the ingredients of darkroom develop ers and other chemicals in grams, etc., other than buying a $100+ electronic sca le? (I'm always impressed with the...
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    CP Goerz lens

    Hi Jacque:

    To add to my friend's Sean's comments in reference to the C.P Goerz Berlin lens, a good friend of this page provided me with some guidance in selecting lenses for 8x10. And while...
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    Omega view cameras???

    Hi Rick: I've gotten this question several times recently. The Omega is the same as the Toyo 45D (both distributed in the past by Berkey) and is a sturdy and smoothly working monorail with lots of...
  5. Incident vs. Spot metering in Landscape work?

    Sean -- absolutely correct. As mentioned, the incident meter measures the light falling on the subject, not reflected from it. If shooting a person, the globe is pointed directly back at the...
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    Processing B&W in a Unicolor drum

    Hi David. As Sean said, they did make a spacer which will keep 4x5's apart, but they are very rare these days. I have only one, but I think I can fabricate replacements from a red rubber eraser...
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    4x5 developing tank...

    For BW, I suggest Unicolor drums and motor bases. Pick them up at shows for very resonable prices. I have several for 4x5 and 8x10. The Jobo 3006 drum on a Unicolor base is even better! Fill it...
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    Have I found an 8x10 worth checking?

    Hi jacque:

    Definitely you can do better on the glass. For my 300mm I bought a mint Kodak Commercial Ektar for $424. For wide-angle, I have a Angulon 210mm in Compound shutter(Ex++)($650) and a...
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    16.5 inch B&L lens prospect

    Yes. A 16-1/2" Red Dot Artar. Extremely sharp, etc. Covers 8x10. A good one in a Copal shutter will cost you around a grand.
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    Berlebach tripods from Calumet

    I bought one about a month ago. I was rated for up to 8x10, but I would classify it as a lightweight "hiking" 8x10 pod that should have a weight bag attached below. As stated above, finish and...
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    Two prong flash sync cords?

    KEH in Dallas has dozens of used straight and coiled flash cords with the various connectors. They sell these for VERY low prices. If they don't have exactly what you need, it is a simple task to...
  12. Thread: DOF

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    DOF

    ric -- Totally agree with Gary. Along those lines, please look in the archives below under "Technique." There is a world of practical information on this topic, a lot of good explanation, tips...
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    DOF calculation

    For additonal reference, refer to DOF in the Technique archives (about 1/2 way down) where Ron Shaw wrote:

    An article in Photo Techniques (Mar/Apr 96) on view camera focus used this method....
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    Kodak Master View

    Bruce -- I'll let Sean Yates, our resident expert on the Kodak Master Camera, AKA Masterview, give you the details. In the meantime, check out the following page:...
  15. Response to Crown Graphic Modifications

    I have sent the discussion comment from graflex.org to John. Since it was hard to find and not much information existing on this topic, I will post it here to get it in the archives.
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    Crown Graphic Modifications

    Thanks Ron and others. I found the reference article I was looking for and I'm all set. Regards, -- Henry
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    Crown Graphic Modifications

    For a lightweight and fun camera for street shooting, travel and a carry-around camera, I'm setting up one of my Crowns as a multi-purpose point 'n shoot. This , combined with a little auto-flash...
  18. Ground glass / film alignment Graphic and Linhof

    (Well they don't paste in ?) I type them in...

    Camera lens Smooth Side of Fresnel Rough Side of Fresnel Rough side of Ground Glass Smooth side of Ground Glass
  19. Ground glass / film alignment Graphic and Linhof

    Sorry-- the order of elements didn't print because I had them in brackets...

    Here they are:

    The correct order from front to back is: Camera Lens Smooth side of fresnel Rough side of fresnel...
  20. Ground glass / film alignment Graphic and Linhof

    I can't speak for the Linhof, but regarding the Graphic, I have been looking into this because I have several models of different vintages. It is my understanding that the Crowns and later Speeds ...
  21. Wista Lens Boards -- Why the Offset Hole?

    All of my 4x5 lenses (except for my Graphic lenses)are mounted on Linhof Technika boards and are mounted on cameras either directly or with adapter boards. The original Technika boards I have are...
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    Methods for securing overmats

    I totally agree with Dan, as usual, but I detected another point to bring out. Doremus states:

    <<< if the overmat is damaged, removing the hinge from the bottom mat may damage it and...
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    8x10 lenses

    I like Scott's (and Ellis's) answer also. In addition to recalling my college photography courses where we saw movies of AA working in 8x10 and contact printing, which I was fascinated with, I am...
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    Dark focusing screen -- solutions?

    Brian -- have you or anyone else used the Linhof "Super Screen?" How does it compare with a Fresnel or Boss screen?
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    Omega 45E

    Dave -- Like you, I bought a very nice view camera for an excellent price: a Toyo 45D and I'm very pleased with it. I understand it is exactly the same as the Omega 45D, in fact my instruction...
  26. Best book to teach vc printing with a zone vi head

    The current edition of Calumet's special catalog (the Photographic Arts Library), lists several books on this topic, including one entitled: "Gradient Light: The Art and Craft of Using Variable-...
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    first 4x5 camera

    FWIW and IMHO--- If you plan to mainly shoot "indoor artsy-fartsy" pix and want your camera to last 30 years, the brilliant, easy to pack Arca-Swiss monorail (including the Discovery) would work...
  28. Buying and selling used gear on this website

    Hi Ann:

    The classifieds on Photo.net work very well. I have bought and sold a number of items and have not had any bad experiences. In most cases, we usually "know" the person selling the item...
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    Calumet 4x5 camera

    The new Toyo 4x5 monorail DOES seem much more capable and versatile than the Cadet and for not much more money...and the old Calumets are fine...

    But the best monorail "getting started" camera...
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    Folding Focusing Hood

    FWIW there is an article on making a viewing/focusing hood over on the Graflex s ite.

    http://www.graflex.org/articles/view-hood/

    Might give you a few ideas.
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    Minor repairs and/or parts

    To help answer my own question, I found a query regarding parts, etc., and these responses, over on the large format news group...

    Try: http://www.smallparts.com/catview.html

    --- S.K....
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    Minor repairs and/or parts

    Could someone point me in the direction of a LF repair shop (for woodies, etc). I've looked through this site and don't see such a resource section, and Lotus appears to be in Austria. I just picked...
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    Copal shutter board hole dimension

    Thanks. The Linhof boards I have are undrilled, and the the pilot hole is quite low (not in the center.) The DRILLED Linhof board I have is slightly low of c enter. As a result, I'm not sure...
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    Copal shutter board hole dimension

    I was planning on having a machine shop drill my boards -- thus the request for dimensions on a Linhof board. Is this a good idea, or should I send to Calument , Grimes, etc., for drilling? --Henry
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    Copal shutter board hole dimension

    Where can I find the hole dimensions for drilling a Copal 0 and a Copal 1 board?

    Also, I notice that Linhof blank boards have a pilot hole drilled which is NOT i n the center of the board -- why...
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    JOBO tanks on Unicolor motor base?

    Can anyone tell me if I can use JOBO or Beseler 4x5 film tanks with a Unicolor rotary motor base?

    Also, when switching from Yankee tank developing,, is there any modification in developing times...
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    4x5 Daylight Processing Film Tank

    <<I have the same JOBO tank. I bought it used at a camera show. I use a Beseler rotary motor driv>>

    Can anyone tell me if I can use JOBO tanks with a used Unicolor rotary motor dri ve (instead of...
  38. Speed Graphic as a starter 4x5? What lenses?

    Often on this and other sites, people have suggested trying LF ("why bother with MF?"). I have shot 35 and MF for years and now I have three projects requiring 4x5 format and/or a *moderate* amount...
  39. Is a Super Graphic a good 1st LF camera?

    Interesting. I basically asked the identical question over on photo.net forum. I'm following the same approah to getting into LF -- basic setup with a mint Spe ed Graphic (couldn't find a Super) and...
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