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    Re: 5x7/13x18 daylight processing

    Decades ago, moving from 4x5 to 5x7 caused a film processing issue. Back then (circa 1980's) using a 4x5 Nikkor tank was ok enough, once into 5x7 the Nikkor tank was no longer possible. Tried various...
  2. Re: Aperture used for portrait - What do you think?

    Not just aperture used for exposure (f11, image maker's choice for their image goals)... Composition is part of what makes this image work. Note the purple arrows added, green lines and circle around...
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    Re: 5x7/13x18 daylight processing

    B&W king tanks, similar to Nikkor 4x5 tank from decades ago..
    http://www.bw-king.com

    Jobo expert drums work.. IMO, worth the cost. another "penny wise, pound foolish" thing..

    Do consider the...
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    Re: First exposure with Frankenstein 200

    Fixer is essentially a solvent, puts silver and other stuff that was on film into suspension. There is a limit to how much silver and stuff the solvent (fixer) can retain in suspension. Once this...
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    Re: First exposure with Frankenstein 200

    Over uses ala spent fixer wil leave spots on the negative as the silver particles fall on to the film during the fixer clearing process. These silver spots damage the negative permanently with these...
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    Re: Quick release recommendations...

    Get a Hasselblad quick release coupler for the "V" system.
    https://www.amazon.com/Hasselblad-Tripod-Coupling-Release-Camera/dp/B08BS34GCN

    This will fit direct on the Hasselblad 501/500/2000...
  7. Re: Arca Swiss F-Line Metric vs Metric C Field for architecture

    Yes, Arca Swiss makes nice precision/accurate view cameras.

    Sinar makes a camera system that is modular like Arca Swiss, the Sinar system is simply FAR more extensive, more configurable, easier...
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    Re: What's With the Rodinal? Can't Find Any

    Film developer depends on image needs, no differnt than lenses and similar..
    There is no single "superior" B&W film that ideally fits every need and any given film/developer/print making is done as...
  9. Re: Arca Swiss F-Line Metric vs Metric C Field for architceture

    Consider the lenses needed to meet your image goals.. only after knowing what lenses are needed to meet and achieve your image goals for a given film format can any camera choice can be made.

    This...
  10. Re: Please help me identify the source of this light leak on my negatives.

    See post# 19..
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?170248-Please-help-me-identify-the-source-of-this-light-leak-on-my-negatives/page2

    Highly suggest giving up the idea or...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

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    Not far from home..
    another 35mm image previously posted..


    Bernice
  12. Re: Getting back into 8x10, would a cheap Intrepid Satisfy?

    Personal solution for the need of using a view camera to meet image making needs, go down film size to 120 roll film. Don't trek or hike or camp or ... no real interest in making those types of...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Hummingbird Sage.

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    200mm Imagon, Linhof TK23s, FP4.....


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    180mm Zeiss Sonnar @ f4.8, Linhof TK23s, FP4.....
  14. Re: Getting back into 8x10, would a cheap Intrepid Satisfy?

    Better question to ponder..

    ~Image goals.

    ~What lenses will be used with any camera choice. Camer brand/type and all that is not as importaint then the specific camera's ability to properly...
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    Re: Thoughts on the Nikkor T 360/500/720 set?

    Purple fringe in digital images are not always due to CA alone.. there are a long list if lens to image sensor issues that does not occur with film (which as a differnt set of problems). Purple...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    231352

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    Bernice
  17. Re: Moderate wide + shallow DOF lens recommendations?

    The 105mm f2.4 Pentax lens is likely a Planar/Gauss design-formula.

    Going up in focal lenght and 4x5 allows a variety of lenses that meet this need. From the modern Plasmat to Tessar and much...
  18. Re: Schneider Super Symmar 110mm XL…? Should I get one?

    Previosly discussed..
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?170230-Schneider-Super-Symmar-XL-110mm-f5-6-v-Nikon-Nikkor-SW-120mm-f8

    Do a LFF search on 110mm f5.6 Symmar XL,...
  19. Re: An Open Letter to the Photography Industry

    Photography ala still image creating/making has changed LOTs over the decades. As previously mentioned well over 300 million images are up loaded to the web ~Daily~. This does not include videos and...
  20. Re: Moderate wide + shallow DOF lens recommendations?

    105mm lens on 6x7 would be closer to a "normal" focal lenght lens, not moderate wide. Releative to 4x5, focal lenght from 150mm to about 180mm would be similar. As for the f2.4 aperture with the...
  21. Re: Always go for the light stand with the heaviest weight rating?

    Setting up lighting stands.. Stands should be used depending on need. Note the stand's footing orientation releative to loads placed on the stand.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2kdxPmcqyU
    ...
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    Re: Dissassembly of an Antique Brass Lens

    Heat the assembly to 170F, then apply liquid wrench with the assembly at 170F. Allow the assembly to cool soaking in liquid wrench. Heating expands the metal (Brass) and the gaps present in the...
  23. Re: Guidance needed on filter holder / filters

    Idea is to get the filter off the lens using some filter holder add on to the front standard of the camera. Toyo made a combo filter holder/compendium shade for the VX125. Given this VX125 add-on,...
  24. Re: Guidance needed on filter holder / filters

    On camera filter holder using 100x100mm square filters. One size filter will do on all your lenses, stackable, easier to carry, no threading on-off, filters can be easily moved out of the way of the...
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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    That remains uncertain...

    Bernice
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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    Previously cycled on LFF:
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?169766-Assessing-film-speed-and-development-time-without-a-darkroom


    Bernice
  27. Re: Schneider 150/265 Compur Missing Locating Screw

    The precision/accuracy of threads is often not appreciated until on tries to make threads on metal parts. Only then will the appreciation of tolerances/precision/accuracy invovled can become fully...
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    Re: Voigtlaender Apo Lanthar

    Very possible yellowing due to thorium glass which was common back when these lenses were made. The yellowing alters color rendition which made these lenses not so desierable back in the day when...
  29. Re: Do you get sentimental about your lenses?

    Those Zeiss Sonnars, 180mm f4.8 and 250mm f5.6 in shutter were not desierable or ridiculously pricy back in the day. Identical was true for the 135mm f3.5 Planar, 150mm f2.8 Xenotar, Aero Ektar and...
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    Re: Loupe Question...

    6x to 7x works good for a ground glass loupe. Higher magnification often does not aid in focusing, 4x is often good enough. The tilting loupe comes into it's own with wide angle lenses. Tilting the...
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    Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    Much has changed since the time of Feininger and Wolf, photographic materials, optics and plenty more are no longer the same. Having been down this long telephoto sheet film road more than once...
  32. Re: Do you get sentimental about your lenses?

    Yes indeediee, they are friends old and new in every way with their individually distinctive personalities all working together in harmony with a properly supportive camera to aid in achieving the...
  33. Re: Schneider 150/265 Compur Missing Locating Screw

    That shutter lock/retaning ring will not be low cost. Price one before considering this lens..

    It is a Linhof select with the Linhof deco compur shutter ring. Very possible this shutter will need...
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    Re: Seiko #00 shutter

    Fujinon SWD...

    Had a 65mm SWD, was mounted in a Copal# 0, not Copal# 00..

    Never seen a Fujinon view camera lenses in a Copal# 00 shutter.. If Fujinon offered a 47mm SWD then the# 00 shutter...
  35. Re: Schneider 150/265 Compur Missing Locating Screw

    Not needed.. These locating screw/pins often cause more problems than they solve.

    Once the shutter is firmly secured by the threaded lock ring, that shutter is not going to move unless the shutter...
  36. Re: Do you get sentimental about your lenses?

    Sentimental or mere tools and means to achieve a given image goal/result..
    The current lens set for the Linhof TK23s, The TK23s Must fully support (camera/bellows extension, bag bellows, camera...
  37. Re: Do you get sentimental about your lenses?

    Zeiss did make the Sonnar design/formula for view cameras as the 180mm f4.8 Sonnar(almost covers 4x5 at infinity) and 250mm f5.6 Sonnar(easily covers 4x5 at infinity), both were in shutter, have fab...
  38. Re: Do you get sentimental about your lenses?

    Hasselblad SWC, done twice, gone twice.

    Primary advantage of the Biogon is excellent optical performance at full aperture of f4.5, with reasonable light fall off. The trade offs are, modest image...
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    Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    Still dealing with a 1200mm lens focal lenght with all the atmospheric issues that comes with uber long focal lenght lenses about infinity focus. Atmospheric haze, particles, dust and plenty more...
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    Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    Larger film does not automatically translate to more "resolution", there is more to resolution than sheet film size.

    The focal lenght equalivancy factor does not accout for the actual focal lenght...
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