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    fujinon 135w

    I use it on 4x5 and can get about 40mm of front rise. That should help to answer the question you asked.
  2. Strange Looking Pictures Made With Nikon 300M Lens

    I had a focussing problem with a 300mm lens with symptoms similar to yours until I realized I had forgotten to remove the anti-rotation screw on the lens, preventing it from resting flat against...
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    Print Size and Subject Matter

    Some subject matter can look quite gross in big prints, especially head shots of people. Doug, you apparently haven't seen Tracy Storer's 20x24 Polaroid head shots. They are truly spectacular.
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    Darkroom Chemicals and Septic Systems

    I was planning a darkroom in my new house (on a septic system) until I read this. Are there any other solutions?



    Information on Septic System Disposal

    Kodak does not recommend the use of...
  5. Anyway to get around using the Polaroid 8x10 processor?

    I've got one of the Calumet Polaroid manual processors. It works very well and is very reliable. On the other hand it is quite bulky and might not be suitable for backpacking. Also, it is not ...
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    Large Format Projectors.

    6x9 no, but 6x7 yes. The Goetschmann 8585AV Slide Projector handles 6x7 slides in 85x85mm mounts and has audio-visual capabilities. Very expensive German technology.

    Try...
  7. Desert, The Mojave and Death Valley Photographs by jack Dykinga, text by Janice Emily Bowers

    I just ran across a more recent Dykinga book, "Large Format Nature Photography." Less than 6 months after publication, it was already remaindered at a local bookstore. But think about it: How...
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    Joel Meyerwitz on 'Nightline'

    The Nightline piece was superb. You can order a video of it here: http://www.abcnewsstore.com/product-details.cgi?_item_code= N020307+01 .
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    Lost Art - Hand Held LF

    Of course there are reasons it is a lost art ....

    Manual metering is awkward while handholding an LF camera. Film holders and darkslides are awkward while handholding an LF camera. Depth of...
  10. Have Joel Meyerowitz' WTC Photos Been Published?

    There was a piece on ABC tonight on Joel Meyerowitz' photographic study of the World Trade Center, begun long before 9/11/01. Since then he has had daily access to ground zero, and it seems the...
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    75 Or 72XL For 5x4

    What's important is the ratio between consecutive focal lengths. So if you find that your 110 and 180 are in about the right relationship to each other (not too far apart), you'll want a lens of ...
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    Lens to cover 16x20 format

    I have a 16x20 and can confirm that the Fujinon 600 C covers the format with plenty of room to spare.
  13. An Unusual question fro all of you - part II??

    I just cannot comprehend the level of obsessive behaviour which forces you to go and buy a seperate 10 inch cable release for each lens, pre-attached for speed. Many people do this, including such...
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    Fatali pleads guilty

    This article is five days old. I'm posting it here for those who might have missed it. Photographer admits fire role By Angie Welling

    Deseret News staff writer The nature photographer...
  15. "Big" cameras, public lands, oversight & nuisances.

    Walter, that was a very interesting post. However, I spent the better part of two days photographing the Sydney Opera House (the world's most beautiful building IMHO) with a 4x5 monorail and was...
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    Links to LF retailers in Australia

    Andrew, try http://vanbar.com.au/. They are Toyo dealers and should have a pretty good selection of LF gear. And as I recall, their prices on Toyo cameras are much better than US prices. ...
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    Film area

    The 4x5 image area is 3.75x4.75 (ANSI standard), or 17.8125 square inches, not 20 square inches. Multiply by 25.4^2 to get 11,491.9125 square millimeters. 35mm is, as mentioned above, 24x36 = 864...
  18. Which of the three books would you get if you could only get one

    Which of these three books would you get to cover technique, equipment and good pics with a how I took the image explanation, if you could only get one of them?

    Profesional Architectual...
  19. how to use large format lens for Mamiya or Hassel

    Zorkendorfer makes adaptors to use MF lenses on 35mm, but I don't know of any such adaptors to use LF lenses on MF. But let's suppose you can find one. With your Mamiya 645 bellows you could...
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    Fujinon Lens Information

    I have a brochure and a price list, both dated 8/96, and neither one mentions the CM-W series, just the old W series. This puts the intro date between 8/96 and 3/97.
  21. Anyone have experience with the Shepherd Polaris lightmeter?

    I never felt mine was inaccurate, but it no longer meters flash. Thanks for reminding me---I've been meaning to send it in for repair.
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    Comparison of Copal #1 300mm Lenses

    If 8x10 is in your future, get the Fuji for its greater coverage. It is readily available at Badger Graphic, and my sense is that their prices are very competitive---much better than The F Stops...
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    hard or soft cases for ULF?

    My outfit consists of a 16x20 camera (33 lbs.), 3 filmholders (18 lbs.), a heavy-duty tripod (21 lbs.), and miscellaneous items (lens, darkcloth, etc.). Needless to say, I won't be backpacking. ...
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    What is your ultimate 4X5 portrait ?

    Arnold Newman's Stravinsky (1946). Unexpected, creative composition.
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    Looking for a 4x5 field

    The Toyo VX125 has all features mentioned except it has geared shift instead of geared tilt. Technically, it is a monorail, but it has the compactness and light weight of a field camera when...
  26. What is the tendency with japanese product prices?

    Japanese prices should hold steady. See a recent article on the Japanese economy by George Will here.

    So the question is whether importers will pass on the savings from the strong dollar to...
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    Consequences of Fatali incident

    Dan, I largely agree with you, but with one exception. Your attempt to compare Fatali's actions with jaywalking or speeding tends to trivialize the issue. Fortunately the NPS didn't overreact, but...
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    Toyo interchangeable monorails

    Paul, this is from a Toyo English-language catalog: "Toyo 39mm diameter ROBOS and G System Monorails fit all Toyo monorail cameras including the 45C. Robos rails offer unlimited extension by ...
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    Tripod for Arca M-line 10x8

    Now to the A100-2 Ries ? I've never seen one, but I've seen them mentioned on this forum before. Are they really that good? I would be using it in the field and in the studio (until I can afford a...
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    New 20x24 Camera

    Now my question is, what type of film do you shoot in a camera that big? Any color film made that size?

    Yes, Kodak Portra 400 (color neg) is available in 20 x 24. The only drawback: It's $67...
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    HP5 Plus in banquet sizes

    Kodak and Bergger films are available too. The list below is from Wisner.com

    Kodak

    20x24 tri-x 1675933 cat number sug. price $408, 9 boxes

    portra 400np color neg, 10 sh., 8342263 cat#,...
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    Toyo Robos 4x5

    ROBOS stands for Radically Oriented Bi-Axial Operating System. This is an impressive camera, which looks something like a Sinar P2. Consulting an old Shutterbug (1/96), it sold for $4295 in the...
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    When was TOYO 45A discontinued

    A new 45AII at Robert White is $1450, approximately. So $1100 for a used outdated model, even if mint, seems high. .
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    Gitzo 201 Tripod

    The 2 series Gitzos work fine for 4x5, in that they can easily support the weight, but you have to be VERY careful not to move the camera when inserting holders. If weight is that big an issue, go...
  35. Lenses suggestion in the 500-600 range

    The Fujinon C 600 is worthy of consideration and less expensive than some of the telephoto lenses ($1595 at Badger Graphic). And it covers up to 16x20, and Fred Newman claims even 20x24, in case...
  36. Waterford Ultra Large Camera Workshop 2001

    It has not been officially announced yet, as far as I know, but participants in last year's workshop received a letter stating that next year's would be held June 24--30, 2001.
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    20 Feet of Bellows

    Why not use a much shorter lens, say 90mm? If its coverage is 230mm at infinity focus (i.e., bellows extension = 90mm), then its coverage will be 2.3 meters when bellows extension is 0.9 meters,...
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    Robert White and Toyo

    I was looking at Robert White's web site (http://www.robertwhite.co.uk/), which has some excellent prices on Toyo gear (example: VX125 is less than $2400), and found the following statement:
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    Backpack or pack frame for 7x17

    Lois Conner uses a Canham 7x17, I believe, and has backpacked it all over China. A book of her China photographs is about to be published. I'm sure she would be able to answer your question. ...
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    How not to photograph Delicate Arch

    In a follow-up story on KSL last night, it was revealed that Fatali has apologized for causing the damage. Here is the story:

    DEFACED ARCH

    Black marks now mar one of the state's most...
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