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    Three lenses for field work

    My "standard" kit used to be, just what you offer, 90-135-210. A 90 SA, 135 APO Symmar and 210 APO Symmar. As I progressed, I found that in my area, the 210 was a tad to long. I ended up with a 180...
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    will #5 shutter work with wisner

    Yes, according to information on thier site, the boards are 5 1/4" square. This is ample for a No. 5 Ilex, I presume all no. 5's are the same dimensions. Presumably they don't list boards larger...
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    150 Symmar convertable

    To expand on the other postings, use an orange filter, behind the lens to correct for the removal of the front element. Focus with the filter in place and the lens stopped to the aperture that you...
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    Super Angulon 80/8 in Linhof guise

    Yes.

    Good coverage, exellent sharpness, excellent contrast. For my money, the Linhof branded Schneiders, although generally in Compur shutters, are a very attractive alternative to the higher...
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    triple convertable

    Davids observations are right on the money. To expand further, when you "convert" a lens, removing a cell, you need to use a filter to correct for the missing cell. Typically this will be an...
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    visualization versus previsualization

    The "pre-viewer", as it were, is an excellent suggestion, no matter which system you use. I use a Zone VI viewing filter/frame that I find quite useful, for Black and White.

    Another...
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    Jobo Film Changing Tent

    I have the "Origional Harrison Film Changing Tent" specified for 8X10, and am very happy with it. I used it on the road, and it has plenty of room for holders and a box for film, Calumet has it for...
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    Older Linhof select lens

    Price wise, my experience has been, that the Linhof branded lenses here in the midwest are usually priced competatively, with non branded lenses.
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    Focussing / tilt

    I focus on the far, background as it were, and then tilt until the near, or foreground, is in focus. Then re-focus on the far and then tilt for the near, etc. etc. until I have the far and near in...
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    Turner Reich Convertable

    You don't get 12+19.7=25.

    On my lens, the two cells, are marked Back 19.7" 500.4 MM and Fr 25" 635 MM.

    When used in combination, with the 19.7" in the back and the 25" in the front you have a...
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    Help With Fogging Problem

    The improperly seated holder theory souds very plausible, I have been there done that, and there are techniques that work well to be sure that the holder is seated correctly. With a bail, insert...
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    focus shift???

    When converted, ie used with only one of the lens cells, the focus will shift away from the film plane as the lens is stopped down from wide open. When the lens is used with both of the lens cells...
  13. Nikkor process lens, Turner Reich triple convertable

    2) Very usable and Yes.

    I have 2, a 12" and a 15". The 12' is a 12-19-25 and the 15 " is a 15- 24-36. I have used the lenses at normal and the second focal length with great success. Used at...
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    I would like to purchase an 8x10

    I would also recommend Photomark and Ron Klukas. I stopped in while on vacation, just to look at a Kanham 8X10, and Ron didn't hesitate to set one up and put 3 different lenses on it for me to try...
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    8*10 lens for 4*5 shooting

    One problem I see would be the shutter being to big for the lens board on the 4X5. An Ilex 5 is to large for a 4" board, otherwise if you have the bellows for them they will work fine on a 4X5.
  16. Optar/Graphex shutter intermittently fast?

    In my experience, this is not an uncommon occourance. Wheter the lens is valuable or good enough to warrant a clean, lube and adjustment is up to you. If after shooting some sheets of film with the...
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    sprit level for tripods

    They make small levels, some are just the actual glass or plastic tube with the bubble in it, that you could attach to your camera on the back and side. You might attach them with a magnet, the...
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    Goerz Red Dot Apo Artars

    Under the new questions section, go to the top of the page where it says a large format home page. Click on that and go down to lenses, then comments and review, then more on specific classic...
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    Bright area on prints

    I would look for a light leak first. If the end of the negative is at the point where the dark slide goes in and out of the holder, it is the way I load the holders, I suspect a holder that is...
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    Bright area on prints

    Please tell us which edge, assuming that the code notches are in the lower right hand corner with the emulsion facing the viewer, is affected by the abnormality.

    When the negatives are loaded...
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    older 8x10 lenses

    I only do black and white and have some experience with "vintage glass".

    I can't address any of the brands you mentioned, but I do have experience with a couple of Turner and Reich convertibles....
  22. Negative holders for home-made horizontal 4x5 and 8x10 enlarger

    You might consider using mount board, at least in the testing stage. Get a sheet of 4 ply mount board, cut it to the outside dimensions that will allow it to slide into the back of the enlarger....
  23. Developing 8x10 sheet film in JOBO CPE processor?

    I use a 2830 Jobo drum on my Bessler roller base. the 2830 holds two sheets of 8 X10, and calls for 100 ml of solution, I use 200 ml, just to be on the safe side . On the roller it gives very even...
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    Upgrading enlarger from MF to LF

    I agree with the advice to consider contact prints, until an enlarger can be aqu ired.

    I have a 4X5 enlarger, but decided as a personal project, to only create contact prints. They are made just...
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    on axis vs base tilts

    For my use in 4X5 and 8X10 I use the base tilt exclusively. Both of my cameras h ave axis/base tilt on the front and base only tilt on the rear.

    If I wish to bring the foreground into focus and...
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    Nikkor M-series 200mm

    A 200-210mm lens is, in my mind, a prime lens. If you are going to buy 1 lens th at is to be used for 1/2 or more of your images, and I think you will use this f ocal length a lot on 4x5, I would go...
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    Focusing Problems

    Please explain "funky".
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    Focusing Problems

    Please define "funky".
  29. What is the difference between different shutters?

    Try to get the most current shutters possible. Some modern lenses have some funk y shutters. Copal 0, 1 and 3 are the standard sizes for modern lenses, and lens boards are available for these for...
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    f5.6 vs f8 lenses

    Comparison of image circle, and weight are two factors to consider. Most f8 and f9 lenses are dimensionally smaller and significantly lighter, and have comperab le coverages as the faster lenses.
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    Focusing LF cameras

    Just a couple other hints, moving your head for optimum viewing is very importan t, as Ellis stated, just remember that means forward and back and around in a ci rcle. I would also recommend that you...
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    162mm enlarging lens

    Not knowing what type of enlarger you have I will make a guess as to part of th e problem. Is the lens board flat or is it "domed"? The lens may be on the wrong board and that would give the effect...
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    Right Bogen tripod head for a 4x5?

    Dittos on the 3057 for 4X5, or 5X7 for that matter. I have used one with a Zone VI 4X5 for 7 years, and haven't worn it out yet, even after 3500 sheets of film or so. It has never had a "wiggle"...
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    11x14 or 5x7 formats

    5X7 film, in black and white is readily available. 5X7 color may be more limited .11X14 is probably going to be harder to find, and color may be next to impossib le. I saw a place in one of the large...
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    filter size of 14" GD Dagor

    I have an old 15" Turner and Reich convertible, and it has the same problem. I w rapped one layer of tape around the outside of the lens barrel. I can then slip my 67mm Cokin adapter ring over the...
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    timed exposures

    Not really. Your best bet is to test. Find a subject you won't mind looking at f or a long time and making a bunch of prints of. Next step make some exposures. S tart early enough so that you don't...
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    Drying 8 x 10 film

    First off, I have a dedicated darkroom; one that I only use as a darkroom. If yo u don't have that luxury, then you need a place that can be "sealed off" from as much air borne debris as possible....
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    dust on 5x4 B/W neg / printing

    I've had some luck, depending on the size of the object to be removed, with a me dium to soft lead pencil. I learned this technique from a lady that was in a por trait studio with her husband. The...
  39. Ansel Adams NOT among century's most influential?

    I was listening to NPR and they were discussing, I belive, writers, that were an d weren't on T***s list, and the discussion was a lot like this one. I think T* *e just found a way to get a lot of...
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    Ebony cameras

    http://www.bromwell.com
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