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  1. Re: Which first Rear Movement and Asymmetrical Tilt Chamonix 45F2

    Thanks for this clarification Bob, could not visualize how the TK could have asymmetrical movements (read this claim some where, no longer remember where) based on how the TK is built and operates.
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    IMO, 20" x 30" projection enlargement from 4x5 film IMO is excessive.. Acceptance will depend on viewing distance and expectations.
    For B&W, better quality FB paper stops at 20"x24".. Color would be...
  4. Re: Which first Rear Movement and Asymmetrical Tilt Chamonix 45F2

    Yes, or why Asymmetrical tilt on the camera rear standard is no as often used as front tilt regardless if the tilt is asymmetric or not..

    IMO, the asymmetrical tilt feature on the rear standard of...
  5. Re: Which first Rear Movement and Asymmetrical Tilt Chamonix 45F2

    Easier on the Sinar P/P2, essentially turn the knobs on the geared camera movement controls:
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    Link to Sinar P manual:...
  6. Re: Which first Rear Movement and Asymmetrical Tilt Chamonix 45F2

    Asymmetrical Tilt on a field folder is questionable value and usefulness due to the way a field camera is often used (typically landscapes which is not camera movement demanding) and the lack of...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Curious, how large of an enlargement? Color or B&W or ?

    Bernice
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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    Not just Broncolor, Similar vintage Elinchrom packs can be had for similar bargains.. Both Broncolor and Elinchrom studio power strobe systems are absolutely excellent in every way. Their flash heads...
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    Re: Focusing loup

    Previously on LFF:
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?155979-Focusing-loupe


    Bernice
  10. Re: Which first Rear Movement and Asymmetrical Tilt Chamonix 45F2

    Asymmetrical Tilt or Swing.. idea/concept is to place the first point of focus as essentially fixed, this allows the second point/area to be adjusted without the first point of focus shifting too...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Judgement of print quality is based on.... Personal Points of Reference.. Yes or No_?_

    Given the Personal Points of Reference (applies to a whole lot more than just prints) is often extremely...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Early version of Rodenstock APO sironar N, no color ring on the front lens cell, same as Sinaron S which is the lens in picture. 72 degree image circle per spec.

    What screw broke off?

    Bernice
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    The GOOD black & white fiber papers died about later 1980's, it's essentially down hill since..

    Bernice
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    A pretty lens alone can never produce a prettier image...

    If you're not ok with this lens, return it to Igor..

    Sinaron S series are Sinar branded ala "checked" by the folks at Sinar Rodenstock...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Pacific Grove, Monterey.. "Tourist Pix".. Jumbo Leica..

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    Re: Best choice portrait BW film

    B&W film grain.. what degree of enlargement/magnification?

    Not going to be much if any visible grain from a 4x5 contact print. Significant visible grain close up for a Six foot X Four foot...
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    The other variety shutter lock ring spanner:
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  18. Re: Sinar P - vertical swing plastic gear worn out

    Previous discussion on LFF:
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?167041-Repairing-a-Sinar-P2


    Bernice
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    :)

    Bernice
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

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    Colors of the day,
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    Re: Best choice portrait BW film

    Wonder if mummy 200 is the same as Frankenstein 200 as the same as Arista EDU 200 as the same as Foma 200...

    Previous discussion....
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    This the lens?
    Sinaron S / Rodenstock APO Sironar-N 210/5.6 #10841546, MC, 72*, black Copal #1, caps, CLA'd 2021, Mint- $425.
    http://www.igorcamera.com/rodenstock_large_format_lenses.htm
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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    The Caltar II is likely a Calumet re-branded Rodenstock Sironar N, perfectly excellent does most modern view camera lens. Long as the shutter works and is consistent, there is simply not a lot to be...
  24. Re: "Dramatic Portraiture" 2 hour Youtube link

    Awful long video to illustrate three point lighting.. as exampled in this 10 min video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_Sov3xmgwg

    Previous discussion about the portrait of George Hurell:...
  25. Re: The construction of Schneider Super-Symmar XL 210mm

    Learned about Hiltrud Ebbesmeier from an article in View Camera magazine from the later 1990's about the Schneider Super Symmar XL. Had both 110mm & 150mm SSXL lenses before that article was...
  26. Re: The construction of Schneider Super-Symmar XL 210mm

    Yes David, you're correct. That is the patent for the Schneider HM..

    Bernice
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    In the Garden..

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    Re: New here and looking for lens advice

    Later Calumet "Caltar" lenses were re-branded Schneider or Rodenstock.. with previous comments about the big four (Rodenstock, Niikkor, Schneider, Fujinon) applies identical.. Previous LFF...
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    Re: my first camera has landed finally

    Yes, this is a "newer" Sinar ground glass back with the meter probe opening and lifters. This is not the ground glass back that was original to the original Sinar P. In to many ways, none of this is...
  30. Re: The construction of Schneider Super-Symmar XL 210mm

    In real world image making with the Super Symmar XL, it's construction is of zero relevance. What is relevant is the actual real world optical performance of this lens. Image results for the SSXL is...
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    Re: my first camera has landed finally

    Good to go..

    That is a Sinar meter back with GG frame lifters, was added later.. The original Sinar P did not have this.

    Time to burn film and get creative-expressive images done.
    Bernice
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    Re: my first camera has landed finally

    Change over to the P front is more a sideways change than an "upgrade". Sinar is a modular camera system which can be built up as needed depending on needs.

    Adding a P front standard to the...
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    Re: New lens to me :)

    210mm for 4x5 is IMO one of the most useful focal lengths..

    Convertible Symmars are best Not used "converted" ala single element. The convertible feature was more marketing than optical...
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    Re: Intrepid 5x7 opinions

    Just moving down size from 8x10 to 5x7 reduces the weight/bulk and all related Significantly.

    De-focus from the camera.. Consider:

    ~Lenses are often and tend to be smaller/lower weight and all...
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    Re: What photo paper grade means?

    Back in them days, the better papers were graded glossy fiber.. Sill have some from those decades past.. Paper grades DO vary by brand and to a lesser degree by batch. Knowing you're going to be...
  36. Re: Push/Pull processing if Scanning Negative

    Old habits don't die.. 35mm to 5x7 sheet film is made in the same way for decades, to be optically printed via silver gelatin on fiber based graded paper typically grade 2 or 3. This means fitting...
  37. Re: Best 250 for architecture from a distance for a field camera

    Sinar P/P2, easily supports a 480mm f4.5 Xenar.. no issues..
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    Sinar Norma, does much the same with the 480mm f4.5 Xenar...
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    This would be an "issue" with a Technika..

    Bernice
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  40. Re: Best 250 for architecture from a distance for a field camera

    Oh, might consider a 300mm lens instead of 250_ish mm lens, this is one of the most often used longer focal lengths for 4x5..
    No issues with using a 300mm non-telephoto design lens on a Technika.
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