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  1. This link appears to be the new LF forum at photo.net

    http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a?topic_id=1547
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    An Ideal 210mm Lens?

    The Rodenstock 210/5.6 APO-Sironar-S is superb. I use it for landscapes and in all respects (sharpness, contrast, color) it is a winner.
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    Wista 45DX users?

    Has anyone used the Wista 45DX or 45DXII ? I am interested in your impressions regarding build quality, rigidity, and ease of use. Please, no comments or sugge stions on other cameras. It would be...
  4. Digital and/or conventional printing options

    First off, sorry that my list wasn't in HTML format. I looked for a link which would provide instruction on how to tag the sites, but couldn't find one. Second, the first Lightjet print is always a...
  5. Digital and/or conventional printing options

    I have been maintaining a list for a while now. Here's what I have: Bruce Bennett labs, http://www.brucebennett.com/ Calypso Imaging, http://www.calypsoinc.com/ Color Folio,...
  6. Digital and/or conventional printing options

    FW: All of my prints are digital these days. I shoot only color transparencies, in 4x5. The film is developed at my local "pro" lab, then I send it off to the printer. A good digital printer needs...
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    Will Digital Make LF obsolete?

    I agree with Wayne: I believe that "digital", in terms of image capture, is a fad. It might well replace the point-and-shoot for people who care only for snapshots, but will never supplant ANY...
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    Telephoto Portrait Lenses for 4x5

    Consider the Fujinon 300/8.5 "C". Very small, light, and sharp.
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    ONE Lens for everything

    The Schneider 110/5.6 XL. For 4x5. Don't leave home without it.
  10. Rear Mount Diameter, Nikkor SW 75mm, Nikkor W 210mm

    Have you considered the Fuji 210/5.6 CM-W? Or the Rodenstock 210/5.6 APO-Sironar N? I don't have the specs for either of these. I do use the Rodenstock 210/5.6 APO-S, which is large. I believe the...
  11. Rear Mount Diameter, Nikkor SW 75mm, Nikkor W 210mm

    Bob, according to the Nikkor brochure I have, the rear mount size of the 75mm/4.5 SW is 60mm; the rear mount size of the 210mm/5.6 W is 60mm as well.
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    warranty/grey market

    ENOUGH already!
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    Opinions of the Super Symmar 110 XL?

    The short answer is: the 110/5.6 XL is incredible. I'd be shocked if it didn't become your favorite lens.
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    warranty/grey market

    Sean: yes.
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    Jody Forster image in View Camera

    The degree of polarization does not affect the filter factor.

    If you use the Pentax digital spotmeter, as many do, get a 40.5mm polarizer that will fit the threaded mount in front of the meter...
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    Mounting Large Prints

    Howard, I have my LightJet prints mounted on plexiglass. I wouldn't use board or foamcore; sometimes the mounting machine leaves impressions.
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    warranty/grey market

    That would explain why you can buy a Schneider 72/5.6 XL lens from Robert White in the U.K., WITH the center filter, for less than the cost of the lens alone at B&H.
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    What lens should I but first?

    The clear choice for a first landscape lens: the Schneider 110/5.6 XL.
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    Badger Graphics

    I'll add to all the above. I've had great experiences with Badger. Have no hesitation.
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    Nikkor M f9 450

    That's the Fuji 450/12.5 C, with an image circle of 486mm.
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    Nikkor M f9 450

    You might want to consider the Fujinon 450mm. MUCH smaller and lighter than the Nikkor, uses a Copal 1 board.
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    Three lenses for field work

    Roger: I use the following: 75mm Nikkor; 110XL Schneider; 210 Rodenstock APO-S; and 300/8.5 Fuji C. The 110XL is fantastic. The Fuji is small, lighter than the Nikkor M, has a greater image circle...
  23. fed up with eBay: where to buy a complete rig cheap?

    Have you tried the newsgroup rec.photo.marketplace.large-format ?
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    75mm vs 90mm vs 110mm

    Todd: The Schneider 110/5.6 XL was the first lens I got for my 4x5. It came recommended by the dealer, and by Keith Canham, who I respect immensely (I own the Canham DLC). Anyway, I wanted a...
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    LF Portrait Lenses

    Try either of these: 300mm/9 M Nikkor, or 300mm/8.5 C Fujinon. Both are small and light (the Fuji only 250 g), and use a #1 shutter. Both will give sharp portraits.
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    Who does platinum printing?

    Can anyone suggest a platinum printer? The older threads list one individual in northern California, but his web site states that he does printing for others on ly occasionally. Does anyone do this...
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    Who does dye-transfer printing?

    Can anyone suggest a lab or individual who does dye-transfer printing? Evercolor 's web site suggests that they do, but when I received their promotional materia ls in the mail, there was nothing...
  28. suggestions for novice LF user re optimum eqpt for portraits

    Paul: I concur with Ellis, as usual. The Canham 45DLC and the 300mm Nikkor is an excellent portrait combination, which I use myself for (among other things) portraits of friends and family. With a...
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    center filter at non-optimal aperture

    When using a center filter on, say, a 75mm lens, where the filter spec states th at use is optimized for f/16, what is the effect when shooting at f/22 or f/32 ? What sort of correction or...
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    Filter Factors

    The best method is to place your filter in front of your spot meter and take a reading through the filter; then place the filter on the lens and shoot. For filters used frequently (for me, a...
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    film choice for landscapes

    Terry: I just got back from 5 days at Bryce Canyon and the north rim of the Grand Canyon with 60 sheets of exposed Provia 100F (RDP-III). I go to these parks every year. The short answer is: I may...
  32. Pentax SpotmeterV vs Soligor Spot Sensor II

    Calumet still sells the Zone-VI modified Pentax spotmeters. They are priced a little over $600 and are worth every penny. The modifications include: a series of baffles to eliminate flare; an...
  33. Thread: Spot meter

    by john costo
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    Spot meter

    First law of the universe: EVERYTHING is supply and demand. Plus, it's a damn good meter (buy through Calumet and get the Zone-VI modified version. Superb!!!).
  34. suggestion for schneider super-symmar 110/5.6 XL

    I've used the 110/5.6 XL for over a year now. It is fabulous: extremely sharp and contrasty. People who have seen the 4x5 chromes I've taken with it are blown away. In 4x5 format, it is equivalent...
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    Camera and lens to begin?

    I started with the Canham DLC, as did three other people in the Santa Fe worksho p I took. It's a marvelous camera, light weight, controls very intuitively laid out, and no need for a bag bellows. It...
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    Does anyone use an 8X focussing loupe?

    I have a Toyo 3.6X loupe and a Schneider 4X loupe. I am nearsighted, and even wi th glasses on under the darkcloth (a hassle) I have trouble with fine focussing of distant objects with both of these...
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    Sironar-S or -N for 210/5.6

    Any advice on choosing between Rodenstock's APO Sironar-S and -N for the 210/5.6 focal length? I do mostly landscape, but would like to eventually learn portra it work and basic architectural work....
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    Zone VI modified spotemetrs

    I bought a Zone VI modified Pentax digital spot from Calumet last year. Incredib ly accurate!!! Well worth the $500+ you'll pay. I would never part with mine.
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