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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    I like all of these, but this one in particular. Very nice.
  2. Re: "When did pre-war Zeiss start applying coatings?" and other questions about Tessa

    This may not answer your question, but I found these two docs helpful in understanding the history of the Jena Tessar lenses.

    https://www.arnecroell.com/zeissoberkochen.pdf
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    Re: post your trees!

    I've photographed this Monterey cypress four or five times, but this is the first time the fog has stuck around until mid-morning to soften the background.

    Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Moss Beach,...
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    Agreed! A lovely image.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Oooh, that's dandy. Love the sky, snd particularly like the four bright parralel lines carrying the eye into then distance. I like that the tonal range is of the image lets those bright features in...
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    Re: Stearman developing Issue

    I used a Stearman for a while, and would occasionally have a sheet that needed to be refixed and rewashed when a little spot did not clear because it was touching the plastic of the holder (Version...
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    Re: Photoshop Free Online

    With the money I spend on film, chemicals, paper, cameras, lenses, and other gear, I consider the suite of Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge, and Lightroom Mobile to be the one of best deals in my photo...
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    She who must be photographed--going on 53 years now. A patient subject with a forthright stare.

    Chamonix 45h-1
    Aus Jena 210 mm Tessar
    HP5+, HC110 E

    Window light from the subject's right,...
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    Re: Chamonix Hs-1 Review

    I am going to amend my reply to note that my camera is the H1 and the largest lens I use is a 90mm Super Angulon. The base off the camera protrudes plenty far enough beyond the front element of that...
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    Re: Chamonix Hs-1 Review

    Fully retracted, the baseboard extends well beyond the front of a mounted lens. (Barring something ginormous, which you wouldn’t use with this camera.). Let me know private if you want a photo.

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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Landscapes, Old Things, I can never figure out where stuff goes.

    Ferndale, California, last month

    Chamonix 45-H1
    150 Sironar N
    210 Aus Jena Tessar
    HP5
    HC 110 E
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Now dat's art!!
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    Very, very nice.
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    Absolutely lovely. An heirloom for sure.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Glad you like, Alan. I like the ease of set-up of the 45H-1. I was not sure I would like a single control for shift and swing, but I am getting used to it. It's a nice light, compact camera for the...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Evening clouds, Ferndale, California, last month.

    Chamonix 45H-1
    150mm Sironar N
    Y filter
    HP5+
    HC110

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52116142691_2fca8896d8_c.jpgClouds over Bluff House...
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    Re: 8X10 Portraits

    Lovely!
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    Re: post your trees!

    Old apple tree, much punctured by woodpeckers and occasionally photographed by this visitor from San Francisco while staying at a nearby vacation rental.

    Fall 2019
    Converted Polaroid (by...
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    Absolutely lovely!
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    Not usually my kind of photo, but I admire the crossing of the two shapes--the echo in the figure of the hill in the background. Well seen.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Thanks, darr and Heronique. And thanks for noticing the framing on image 2, Heronique--very much deliberate.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Absolutely lovely! Like a lot.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Moss Beach, CA

    On weekends, this fallen old giant is a big attraction for kids and families. On a recent Tuesday, I had it to myself.

    Chamonix 45-H1
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    Re: Cheap 4X5 Cameras are Everywhere

    Never having been a "professional" (except to shoot photos to go with my travel writing back in that lifetime), I am perhaps not positioned to comment on your core question. I will point out that...
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    Re: Portraits from 2022

    Scanning artifact, me thinks. Good portrait, though.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Very impressionistic. I like.
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    I have cycled through Canham DLC and Walker Titan over the last few years, and previously through a Plaubel Peco Jr. and a Deardorff 4x5/5x7 which I NEVER should have sold, but at the time, I thought...
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    Re: Still Life 2022

    My wife's arrangement after buying at the weekly farmer's market . . . .

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52051622800_5c05eb5abd_c.jpgFlowers on Backyard Table by William Poole, on Flickr


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    Re: post your trees!

    Thanks, Multiformat Shooter -- glad you like.
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    Re: post your trees!

    Monterey Cypress, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Moss Beach, CA.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50940337582_04e5af57c3_c.jpgFitzgerald Marine Reserve by William Poole, on Flickr

    Winter 2021...
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    Shopping cart camera carrier

    I thought others might be interested in this Joovy shopping cart, which I bought for car-free grocery and Walgreens runs in the city, but which, it turns out, just fits the beer cooler in which I...
  32. Re: Where can I buy fresnel clips for my Linhof Super Technika V ground-glass?

    I posted the exact same query last Feb 2021 and tried Precision Camera per a recommendation here. They could not supply them. If you manage to find the clips and screws to attach same, I would...
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    Re: Dark spots of film

    Thanks, Tobias. I realized in the middle of the night that I was wrong about how the film would have been spooled onto the reel. As the first images they would have been on the outside of the reel...
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    Dark spots of film

    I have been developing my own film with the same developer and process for years, and this is the first time I have seen anything like this. These first three exposures from a roll of TMAX 400...
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    Re: can't get sharp photos with an LF camera

    To me the most problematic of these scans is the one of the church altar--not sure what's going on there, with some areas very soft. (I could not see an aperture noted for that one, which might be...
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    Re: Self Portraits

    Thanks, Tin Can and Duolab. Yes, Duolab, I am fan of Tessar formula lenses in older shutters with round apertures. This 180 just got back from a shutter refresh by Carol at Flutot. Nice to have it...
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    Re: Self Portraits

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51987142853_c13e970260_b.jpgSelf portrait - Back Garden by William Poole, on Flickr

    Chamonix 45 H-1
    Jenna Tessar 180mm 4.5
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    Re: Advice on lense (comparing 2 options)

    Of course, understood, Neal.

    "The 001015 recessed Comfort Board is the factory recommended board for the IV, V, Master, 2000 and 3000 Technikas."

    Thanks for the clarification, Bob.
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    Re: Advice on lense (comparing 2 options)

    The OP states his 150mm lens is a 150/5.6 R-stock Sironar N. I routinely use this lens on a flat board on a Tech V and am able to close the camera with the lens installed.
  40. Re: Please Read The Book First

    The expert Canadian you mean may be Todd Korol. If so, I agree that he would be a great resource for newbies.
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