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    Re: What film to use for first test shots

    Frankenweenie, more possible..


    Bernice
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    Thus is the very long tradition of view camera portraiture which was the way before digital sensor baed portraiture. Regardless of camera used, the primary need for worthy portrait is holding an...
  3. Re: Chamonix 8x10 camera : can they shoot 4x5 ??

    8x10 to 4x5 reducing backs have been around for a very, very very long time in the history of view cameras. They are a trade-off. A reducing back can aid in reducing flare light due to excessive...
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  5. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    Negatives and resulting images ... their value based on creative/expressive content ~or~ perceived value of it's creator's symbol of worth/fame _?_

    Disputed Ansel Adam's negatives from years ago.....
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    Re: What film to use for first test shots

    Lowest sheet film available as the process of learning how to LF (if this is the case) will involve plenty of Oooopsiiees...

    From learning how to load sheet film,

    ~light leaking film holders,...
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    Re: Pleasure of creative expression.

    Robert Shaw:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi0h_iBWJZs

    Sir Georg Solti:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asDPUTW_JUM&list=PLi8IURjJmajAB9SZjRXicMU8dPt4p4_Qn&index=3



    Bernice
  8. Re: Arista EDU and Foma 400 - Are you using them in spite of .... ??

    Arista EDU / Foma 200 does not like "plus" development.. verified. It's an ok film for what it is.

    Bernice
  9. Re: Portrait & General purpose lens for 4x5? (Goerz vs Kodak)

    If the 270mm Tele Xenar is in a Compur# 2 shutter that requires a 52.5mm mounting hole ...
  10. Re: "When did pre-war Zeiss start applying coatings?" and other questions about Tessa

    Think Schneider Claron lens cells thread direct into industry standard shutters like Copal. Check the lens barrel -vs- shutter spacing and threading before attempting this.
    What remains will be the...
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    Pleasure of creative expression.

    This question:
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?169382-What-will-happen-to-your-negatives-in-quot-the-end-quot


    brings up another related question, "Pleasure of...
  12. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    Often forgotten with the passage of time. Piles and piles of film (digital too) images from decades past and to this day. Many of these images cannot be made public due to usage rights (legal), many...
  13. Re: Portrait & General purpose lens for 4x5? (Goerz vs Kodak)

    Contrast between the f4.5 Ektar -vs- f6.3 Commercial Ektar is the same, difference is in full aperture and the results of the larger full aperture.

    Might already have the lower contrast lens...
  14. Re: Portrait & General purpose lens for 4x5? (Goerz vs Kodak)

    Carefully made sheet film images will reveal (using a high quality optical microscope, NOT scanner or loupe) Kodak Ektars are equally "sharp" as any of the last generation production view camera...
  15. Re: "When did pre-war Zeiss start applying coatings?" and other questions about Tessa

    Topic of UV transmission of lenses has been discussed previously on this topic:
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?128294-Industar-37/page4

    Reply# 37, UV transmission...
  16. Re: "When did pre-war Zeiss start applying coatings?" and other questions about Tessa

    Idea of lens coatings goes back to:

    "The first, and simplest, type of AR coating was discovered in 1886 by British Physicist and Nobel Prize Winner (physics, 1904) John William Strutt, 3rd Baron...
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    Karsh & 14" f6.3 Commercial Ektar..
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    Edward Weston & 14" f6.3 Commercial Ektar..
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    and many others..

    Bernice
  18. Re: Portrait & General purpose lens for 4x5? (Goerz vs Kodak)

    Image aperture needed decides between these two lens types (dialyte Goerz APO artar, Tessar Kodak C. Ektar).

    If the image requires using large apertures, the Tessar ala Kodak Commercial Ektar is...
  19. Re: "When did pre-war Zeiss start applying coatings?" and other questions about Tessa

    Zeiss Tessar dates back to the early 1900's. The Zeiss Jena f9 APO Tessar versions were originally designed for process cameras to make color separation films. Larger full aperture Zeiss and other...
  20. Color Transparency film 18% gray card test (expanding on "be technical perfect ?")

    Again, another discussion devolved into personal attacks and ego driven hostilities..
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?169226-Must-your-image-be-technical-perfect

    From...
  21. Re: Arista EDU and Foma 400 - Are you using them in spite of .... ??

    After 3 rolls of Arista EDU 200/Foma in 120 roll, this film comes up as a Meh... They still have quality control issues, does not respond to B&W contrast filters well and ...


    Likely not going...
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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    "Fear does not prevent death, Fear often prevents living"..

    How strong might be any given individual's emotional reaction be to "Fear".. This treads on the deep topic of personality traits and...
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    Re: Goerz red dot lens board removal

    Possible this "Kern" lens is related to this previous discussion:
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?168420-AM-Goerz-Trigor-production-made-by-Kern


    Bernice
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    Re: John Sexton - Kenny Rogers

    Gotta wonder why the pigment prints instead of original silver gelatin prints? This adds a layer of interpretation away from the original prints.

    What would Kenny Rodgers think of this...
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    Re: Lighting for interiors

    Back in the view camera color sheet film era, BIG strobe power with light modifiers as needed was mandatory. This was the way to control mixed color temperature lighting (tungsten, fluorescent,...
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    Giving Voice..

    Inspired by the discussion on "Must your image be technical perfect ?"
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?169226-Must-your-image-be-technical-perfect

    Setting aside the...
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    Thanks for sharing Randy. Nice example of image goals, what is needed to achieve them.

    Again, what is "perfect"?


    Bernice
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

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    Re: Goerz red dot lens board removal

    Not just scanner focus, scanners cannot match the optical performance of a really good optical microscope for a long list of technical realities.

    Settled into Goerz RDA having tried-used many of...
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    Re: Repro Claron APO II (320mm)

    Real question is... who might bit into this "bait"
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    Note lack of good images of the aperture scale in the eBay listing.. why?

    Full aperture on the scale of f4.5, nothing like that...
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    Re: Goerz red dot lens board removal

    FYI, typical optical results for an APO artar.. any less the specific lens has a problem....
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    Re: Why are we here?

    But, will there be coffee_?_

    Bernice
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    What is "Perfect" _?_

    What is the or are the points of reference for "Perfect"_?_

    Kinda goes back to what the goals are, no?


    Bernice
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    Re: Goerz red dot lens board removal

    OEM Goerz APO artars mounted in shutter do not have lens cells that thread direct into a shutter. Goerz made adapter rings specifically fitted to each lens cell set to fit a given shutter. The parts...
  35. Re: Arista EDU and Foma 400 - Are you using them in spite of .... ??

    Now on roll# 3 of Foma/Arista EDU 200, curious film, sorta a hybrid Tmax/non-Tmax film. Appears linear once off the "toe" of it's density curve. Develops faster than other Foma/Arista films, has a...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    Heh, what is "Technically Perfect" _?_

    Group f64 did alter the direction, ideology and more of photography in many ways. Except the Group f64 ideology - belief is FAR from the only image...
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    Re: 180mm for Portraiture

    Result !!!

    Nice images shared, plenty "sharp", note the tonality and how the in to out of focus areas render in these images. IMO, this 210mm "Prinz (ala Congo-Yamasaki)" lens fits your portraits...
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    Re: 180mm for Portraiture

    This link has a nice illustration of classic three point cinema lighting as previously discussed on the George Hurell thread:...
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