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

    I don't know if Chamonix has a manual, but Ebony made one for asymmetrical rear movements. Here's an archived copy of it:...
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52367932994_f11c297e7b_c.jpg
    08-09-2022-02 by Drew Saunders, on Flickr
    Elizabeth Gamble Garden, Palo Alto, California. Rose "Chrysler Imperial." Ebony 45SU 4x5,...
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    Re: New (to me) MF Digital

    I got my 2019 iMac to talk to my Firewire 400 Nikon Coolscan 9000 by:
    Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter
    Thunderbolt 2 to Firewire 800 adapter
    Firewire 800 at one end, 400 at the other...
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    Re: Goerz red dot lens board removal

    Iíd recommend putting the lens back onto the flange, then marking the lensboard where the middle of the Ilex diamond is. Remove the lens and mark the flange at the same spot as the mark you made....
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    Re: Some JOBO CPA questions

    I have the stainless steel 120 reel for my 1500 series tanks, and somehow my Monday Afternoon brain remembered that they're currently made by Hewes. Not cheap, try to find some used ones, as they're...
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    Re: 180mm for Portraiture

    Thereís a 180/4.5 Fujinar on eBay right now for a good price. Itís in an older Copal 3 shutter, which is going to be easier to mount and service than an older shutter. I have four single-coated...
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    180mm for Portraiture

    Plain Xenar (Tessar clone), not a telephoto design. Look for a 180 f/4.5. The more common tele-xenar is a f/5.5

    Hereís some photos of one:...
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    Re: 180mm for Portraiture

    I have a 180 Xenar that I bought in 2011 and haven't used as much as I'd like. I asked my home machinist friend Milt (who builds his own hot rods) to drill out my lensboard to fit the #2 sized hole,...
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    Re: Pricktorialism

    I did:
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    Re: Pricktorialism

    OK, two more with the Imagon at the Arizona Cactus Garden at Stanford.

    The first is without the disk, wide open at f/5.6-ish, which I think works out pretty well, but may be a bit too soft. I did...
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    Re: Pricktorialism

    And now for the last two:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51984359537_2762452092.jpg03-14-2022-05 by Drew Saunders, on Flickr...
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    Re: Pricktorialism

    A few weeks ago, I took the 250mm Fujinar (single coated Tessar copy) and 250mm Imagon with me to the Arizona Cactus Garden at Stanford, with 3 holders of Rollei RPX 25, and shot the same composition...
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    Re: Indoor public spaces that allow tripod

    Back in 2010, I was able to photograph with my 4x5 inside the Mission San Carlos Borromeo, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/4021/4509882388_8ed4196616_w.jpg
    04-09-10-7 by...
  14. Re: Photographing in the Diablo Range of Northern California

    Yesterday I rode a small part of the Windy Hill preserve in Woodside on my road bike with 28mm slicks (because any bike is a mountain bike if you lack sufficient common sense...) and the Midpeninsula...
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    Re: Advice on lense (comparing 2 options)

    According to this: http://linhof.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/linhof_master_technika_e.pdf
    Your Master Technica can go up to 430mm of bellows. I presume that's with the rear bellows behind the...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Just a sprinkle of (much needed) rain made for some nice droplet photos of the wisteria in my apartments micro back "yard." Fuji X-E3 and my new toy, the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x macro (as in it'll go to...
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    Re: Apple's New Mac Studio Computer

    Review, with benchmarks, for both Max and Ultra: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/03/mac-studio-review-a-nearly-perfect-workhorse-mac/
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    Re: 300mm f/5.6 Question

    Do you want to shoot wide open only, all the time? Can you get a Sinar shutter or similar on your camera (might require getting a Sinar camera)? If so, then slide projector lenses might work for you....
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    Re: Apple's New Mac Studio Computer

    There were a handful of rumors about a "bigger mini" for a while, and a couple of days ago a pretty good rumor about something to be called "Studio" that was this "taller mini," but nothing on the...
  20. Re: Is it .27 or .30 when figuring out a focal length - Which one do you use?

    I guess I'm old enough to remember how to do math with fractions, so I compare along the approximate diagonal (43.3mm vs 154mm) by multiplying by 2/7 or 7/2, depending on which direction I'm...
  21. Re: Can you guys critique my website/portfolio of my large format photography work?

    When I look at your site on a laptop, I see 12 images. I know that if I scroll down, there are 64, but don't assume your viewers will want to scroll all the way to the end. Are any of them...
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    Re: Great app for managing your Film Holders

    Guido,

    This is great! I used it today and exported as CSV to make it easier for me to deal with the data, but the focal length column wasn't properly exported. In the CSV, for the 6 entries (3...
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    Re: Fuji 90mm F8 filter size

    Probably not, as the rear cell is quite large.


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    Re: Fuji 90mm F8 filter size

    I have my Fujinon-SW 90/8 in Linhof Synchro-Compur shutter in front of me. The front push-on cap is 70mm, the rear is 65mm. It's in a lensboard, so hard to measure the exact length, but the overall...
  25. Re: Getting the correct lens settings for a synced strobe?

    According to the user guide:

    https://cdn.profoto.com/cdn/0529ab3/globalassets/inriver/resources/profoto-b1x-500-airttl-user-guide_en.pdf

    Guide number at 2m, 100ISO with Magnum Reflector is...
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    Re: 210 mm Fujinar - any opinions?

    I have a Fujinar 210/4.5 and a 250/4.7, both in Copal 3 shutters. Iím very happy with the results, and find myself using the 250 quite a lot. If I can tolerate the weight penalty, Iíll take the 210...
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    Re: Chamonix H-1 and Imagon 250mm

    Focal length is still 250mm, so to focus at 2500mm, itís
    1/250 - 1/2500 = 0.0036
    1/0.0036 = 277.77777

    You need to rack out 28mm from your starting point of 276mm or 304mm.

    Telephoto lenses...
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    Re: Chamonix H-1 and Imagon 250mm

    Ebony Camera, before they closed up, had a great page called "Lens Compatibility" that you can still get through the Wayback machine. Here's a good version:...
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    Re: Pricktorialism

    A couple more, this time with the Imagon without any disks, and with Rollei RPX 25.

    The first one I think turned out well:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51396832235_54c5f4849e.jpg...
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    Re: Large format and (living) insects!

    Thanks! It was probably still there 10 minutes after I finished. I thought it might be dead until I saw the antenna move.
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    Large format and (living) insects!

    It can be done, provided they're asleep!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51396554894_02226c4cd7.jpg
    08-20-21-04 by Drew Saunders, on Flickr

    After a quick iPhone snap in case he flew away,...
  32. Thread: Ebike?

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    Re: Ebike?

    Here's an amusing video: https://youtu.be/3ChoeMZSwq0
    Please note, the GCN target audience wears a lot of lycra and the men shave their legs, so maybe not quite the same target audience as here....
  33. Re: Still can't find a lens for the Travelwide 4x5 ◊ years later!

    Perhaps the OP is asking about the Travelwide 65? It doesn't have a focusing helicoid, so needs the Super-Angulon 65/8 (and possibly one or more of the included shims) to be preset to the desired...
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    I'm surprised nobody has mention Thomas Heaton's videos of his Mitsubishi Delica camper van conversion.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4FOvDADCkBkNv2ukzD75l8E_ZWKAeZrN

    He is a...
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    Re: How about some infrared images

    I had 6 holders still loaded with Efke IR 820 Aura, probably bought in 2010 or so, that I decided to finish off last Monday. Even though I bracketed each of the 6 compositions, most of the negatives...
  36. Re: COMPARISON: Fujinon W 250mm f6.7 & Fujinon A 240 f9

    I used to own the more modern 250/6.3 CM-W and now own a Fuji 250/4.7 Fujinar for 4x5. Of those four, for your needs, I'd rank them (and why) as:

    1: 240/9: Because it's small, and fits well with...
  37. Re: Suggest a 12" (300mm) lens for portrait work on 8x10?

    Your comment made me go look at my 3 Copal-3/3S lenses, all silver ring, to count their aperture blades. They're a Fujinar 21cm/4.5, Fujinar 25cm/4.7 (optically an f/4.5, but f/4.7 in a Copal...
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    Re: Good 210 for 4x5??

    A quick check of ebay for "210 5.6 large format" gets 155 results, most under $400, a few under $200, a few for disturbingly large amounts of money, and a few with cameras attached. At least one of...
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    Re: Four Liter Jugs ?

    Apparently, Carlo Rossi sells most of their wines in 4l jugs. About $10 for some of the less expensive options. I'm sure that's quality wine!
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    Re: Pricktorialism

    Two more from yesterday's visit to my usual "sharp and spiny plants" location, the Arizona Cactus Garden at Stanford University. Both shot with the Imagon 250mm, and both rather under-exposed, which...
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