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  1. Poll: Re: Seeking 4x5 Lens Advice - Which Lens To Keep - Fujinon Or Nikkor 150mm 5.6

    In case of two similar lenses, go with filter size. If you already have lenses of same filter size as any of the two, or looking to get similar filter-sized lenses, go with that.

    It'll avoid you...
  2. Re: Which field camera for usage with 90mm lens

    This. Accessing the switch to open and close the shutter on the recess board is a PITA.

    Plus, I had to buy a special - i.e., expensive - Linhof shutter release cable that would fit on the older...
  3. Re: Which field camera for usage with 90mm lens

    As a P.S. to my previous post, not sure a recess board is needed. Mine came with the lens. You should do a search about that. Plenty of people with a lot more knowledge than me can answer. As I said,...
  4. Re: Which field camera for usage with 90mm lens

    I never use the Wista because mine has a small problem in the back - and I do prefer the feel of the Technika -, but, as you can see, plenty of range with the movements (rise shown with the 90mm).
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  5. Re: Which field camera for usage with 90mm lens

    I have a Linhof Super Technika IV with a Schneider Super Angulon 90mm F/8 with a recessed board. Using such a huge 90mm on the Technika IV is a bit awkward but manageable. I don't use it that much,...
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    Re: Greetings from NY

    Greetings from up north.
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    Re: Reflection or light on an eye

    And many don't. My point is don't make a rule out of it. It's a convention, not an obligation.
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    Re: Reflection or light on an eye

    A catchlight is a convention and, as many conventions, it is neither necessary nor obligatory, especially in outdoor work (which is an essential aspect of the OP's question).

    Look at Avedon's In...
  9. Thread: 4x loupe

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    Re: 4x loupe

    I have the Rodenstock Aspheric 4x. Got it from eBay. Works wonderfully.
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Linhof Technika IV
    Kodak Ektar 100
    Nikon Nikkor W 180mm f/5.6

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  11. Re: Not understanding Base Tilt Front and Rear

    I second what Tin Can said: specify which Toyo models you're looking at and people will be able to answer very quickly.
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    Re: A few advise before I dive !

    Daniel, seems to me you're getting more than one red flag, and from quite a few experts.

    After reading them, I would amend my earlier statement to say that you might have a lot of problems...
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    Re: A few advise before I dive !

    I know nothing about the advantages or disadvantages of battery operated shutters, but having dealt recently with insane import taxes after buying products from both Japan and the US, I totally...
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    Re: Collodion chemistry in Canada

    Web site: https://www.antiquepictureology.com/
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    Re: Hello from Montreal

    So, everyone agrees? The Habs in 6? :o
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    Re: Hello from Montreal

    Welcome from a second other Montrealer.
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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    Linhof Technika IV
    Nikon Nikkor W 180mm F/5.6
    Fomapan 100, 1h semi-stand in Rodinal 1:100

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    Re: Newcomers to LF: First Read The Book

    The "Ansel Adams/zone system is a religion/cult" spiel is getting old and usually comes from people who never bothered to read his books.

    Ansel Adams developed a system to help himself make the...
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    Re: Need More LIGHT: Should I start PUSHING?

    Just did a few pics of friends in a park this weekend with a 4x5. Overcast day. Was using Fomapan 100. Aperture was generally f/22, and had no problem with shutter speeds between 1/8s and 1/2s.

    As...
  20. Thread: Focus Delimma

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    Re: Focus Delimma

    Love it. Still hoping someone will one day revive an Ansel Adams' thread from 1957.
  21. Re: Forum large scale project - one stop source of historic lf photographers

    Indeed, one problem with pdmoylan's project - - will not be where to start but where to stop.
  22. Re: Question for yellow filter users: #8, #12 or #15?

    Thanks for the advice, Drew. And the personal recollections as well.

    Green is an excellent idea. Adams does talk about how Edward Weston learned the hard way that a yellow-orange filter in the...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    If you defined your plane of sharp focus at a high angle - from beneath the camera straight to the clouds - it's possible that you've excluded stuff that lies under the lower depth of field plane.
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  24. Re: Question for yellow filter users: #8, #12 or #15?

    Love this answer! I actually hadn't thought of that - and I should have, having been to Italy and Spain, where the "blueness" of the sky is so evidently different than here. I guess i assumed - the...
  25. Question for yellow filter users: #8, #12 or #15?

    I've been going through - and quite enjoying - Ansel Adams' Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs. I had never realized before how much he used yellow filters, a lot of #8 but also quite a few times...
  26. Re: Shutter release adaptor for Technika recessed lens board

    Thanks sharktooth. Indeed, that's not the type of cable I have (mine is a slimmer Gepe). The Linhof ones aren't cheap, but I'd rather pay for that than for a new Technika recessed board.

    Bob,...
  27. Shutter release adaptor for Technika recessed lens board

    Hi,

    I've got a Technika recessed lens board that came with the Schneider 90mm Super-Angulon (Compur Shutter). As you can see on the picks, the quick socket on it is not the one with the red button...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    I think a lot of people like me, who are "newbies" in large format but have a long experience in 35mm or medium format photography, come to large format because of the possibility of movements but...
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    I need a t-shirt with this printed on it. :)
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    Re: Technique for focusing "into your scene"

    Not the same maths at all (if indeed the 1/3 "rule" for digital photography is actually based on maths). From the little I know on the subject (haven't done much digital photography), it's stated as...
  31. Re: Forum large scale project - one stop source of historic lf photographers

    Maybe it's the effect of the pandemic and spending 7 hours a day in front of a computer screen, but I've been going back to photo books more often than in the past. It slows things down - not having...
  32. Re: Forum large scale project - one stop source of historic lf photographers

    A sort of encyclopedia of large format photographers is a fun idea, but you might be underestimating the scope of your project.

    I don't think there is a difference in this type of project whether...
  33. Re: Smallish back pack for Technika + 2 lenses + 3 film holders??

    I have one of the Manfrotto Pro Light. Fits the Technika, 4 lenses, a few holders, loupe and spotmeter. Dark cloth goes inside above the material, tripod hangs on the side.

    It's tight - I should...
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    Re: Lens protection / Covers

    I have a couple of Domke wraps. They're quite good.
  35. Re: Newbie Question - Should I develop film myself or send it to a lab?

    Start by doing the black & white yourself.

    It's not a huge investment: a few plastic graduates, a measuring syringe, a beaker, a development tank for 4x5 (I use the Stearman SP-445). No need for...
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    Re: Toyo 45A wont close

    Try putting it like this and closing.

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    Re: Toyo 45A wont close

    This thing. It should slide down.

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    Like this:

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    Re: Toyo 45A wont close

    This.

    Should be in the low position:

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  39. Re: Kalart Focuspot Attachment / Linhof Technika IV

    Matter settled. Thanks.
  40. Re: Kalart Focuspot Attachment / Linhof Technika IV

    Indeed. Sorry I wasn't clear in my description.

    This is the MacGuffin I want to get rid of. I though it would just unscrew, but it's so tight, I'm not sure that's the way to do it.
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