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    Re: How Did We Come To LF?

    Very impressive!
    Never liked my own results...
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    Re: Mini Tripods Solutions for Macro 4x5?

    Hi,

    I have used a Berlebach tripod with reversed column with a Technika. Works fine.

    Jens
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    Re: An Idiot looking for press on filter

    Hi,

    you could check out vintage Slip-on and Aufsteckfilter (A37) in 37mm on german Ebay.
    Zeiss-Ikon or Lifa made high quality ones.
    Sure ND's are not as common as yellow...

    Jens
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

    Hi,

    looks very nice, I like the plasticity here.
    Well done.

    Jens
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    Re: Terminology Question

    Hi,

    correct, hart means high contrast, like old Brovira Grade 4 was called BH not BW (W=weich).
    A dense negative is dicht.

    Gre
    Jens
  6. Re: Monalog photography group looking for new members

    Well, I prefer https://www.largeformatphotography.info and https://www.photrio.com.
    Great places here about silver based photography!
    Enjoy!
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    Re: Still Life, 2021

    Hi Bernice,

    nice, a late model with it's larger focussing knobs and the HAL100s...
    What kind of table is this? Never seen such.

    Best wishes to you
    Jens
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    Re: Developing tank advice

    A Jobo 3010, hand rolled works fine... for more comfort a motor roller or CPP.
    Up to ten sheets at a time.
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    Re: Tiny Camera Porn

    :-) Cat holder?!? Rat holder?

    No, for the unused parts of an uncut roll of film to rest.
  10. Re: Schneider Xenotar 150mm f2.8 lens problem

    In short: T needs two "clicks"!
    B: Press the cable release to open, hold to make exposure, close by taking pressure off.
    T: Press the cable release to open, take pressure off, wait to make...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    https://live.staticflickr.com/32/31189243700_c9a47b9a04_b.jpg

    A view up to the Teufelskanzel (Devil's Pulpit) near Hameln, Germany.

    Made using a Linhof Technika and Super-Angulon f8/90mm on...
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    Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 150mm f4.5

    Yes.
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    Re: Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 150mm f4.5

    Hi,

    a focal lengh imprint in mm is uncommon for pre war Zeiss lenses (exept close up/micro or microscope optics).
    Is your's coated? If so, and it is Carl Zeiss Jena it should be a East german...
  14. Re: APO Symmar 150mm - Aperture blades never fully open

    Hi,

    Apo-Symmar was sold in the latest version (the black one) of Compur in the 1990s. A very good shutter...
    The 150mm came in Copal 0, Prontor Prof. 01S or Compur 0.
    My Compur 0 fully opens...
  15. Re: Can I get help identifying this lens - Carl Zeiss

    Hi Ron!

    Oh dear, I think You are right.
    Thanks for that fantastic pdf-link. :-)

    Best wishes
    Jens
  16. Re: Can I get help identifying this lens - Carl Zeiss

    Hi!

    Series IIb 1:6.3 f= 15cm, so a Tessar 6.3.
    Recommended for 4x5".
    Lens # 435611, so 1920/1921.
    in Compur 0 from an Ernemann camera.
    So far, so good. :-)

    Best
    Jens
  17. Re: Spreadsheet of Schneider Vintage Lens Data

    Hi,

    50 mm slip on, so my 1987 Symmar-S brochure (400 III/87 T 5) says. 70 mm or M67x0.75 on front.

    Best
    Jens
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    Re: Anybody like circular images?

    Hi,

    I like circular images.
    Some of my microscope cameras are made for roundish images only.
    Like the 1930s Zeiss Miflex, a 6.5/9cm plate camera used here:

    194769

    194770
  19. Re: Prontor Professional Shutter control questions

    Salut Emmanuel,

    old Compurs, I know what you are talking about! I love to use my pre-war Rolleiflex originals...

    The Schreck cable releases look like my ones, I wouldn't be surprised if those...
  20. Re: Prontor Professional Shutter control questions

    Hi,

    +1 to what Bob said...
    The Shutter control works very well, but I don't use it outdoors because it is clunky and heavy.
    So two cable releases are my choice here.
    I prefer Prontor Prof. (and...
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    Re: Protarlinse VII R.18cm

    Hi Alex,

    gratulations, you could get a legendary lens! 8 elements in 2 groups!
    With both elements you have a 1:6.3/105mm lens. It covers 7 x 10 cm wide open and 10 x 13 cm stopped down - so fine...
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    Re: First lens for 4x5

    +1

    Yes, and then a 210mm (I once borrowed a convertible Symmar 5.6/210, now I have a Apo-Symmar 210, can't say which I like better: The older one gave a pleasing "semisoft" look, the Apo makes...
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    Re: How does one do Macro work in LF?

    Hi Bob,

    ... or with cameras like the Zeiss MC63. I love to do photomicrography with this system in 4x5".

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4553/37703524185_ee5a5a4fc7_c.jpg

    Some photos made...
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    Re: What's your favorite (CHEAP) 75mm lens?

    +1, i got me a mint Grandagon-N 4.5/75mm in black Compur 0 for 250 Euro last year.
    Great Lens, I love it, much easier to set focus than with my 8/90mm.
    Like the OP I like 75mm for 4x5".

    Best...
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    Re: 210mm for 8x10"

    Hi, some more:
    Schneider-Kreuznach Super-Symmar HM 5.6/210mm; IC 356mm
    Schneider-Kreuznach Super-Symmar XL 5.6/210mm; IC 500mm
    Rodenstock Apo-Sironar-W 5.6/210mm; IC 352mm

    Best
    Jens
  26. Re: Why are some old brass lenses so corroded, and others are not?

    Hi,

    I think one problem with old brass is that some people find it a good idea to polish all lacquer (zapon or similar) off. They don't apply any new lacque. The blank brass now looks shiny for...
  27. Re: Super angulon XL 47mm or Grandagon 55mm?

    Hi,

    the Apo-Grandagon 4.5/55 is one of the greatest lenses I ever used.
    Mostly with center filter (Rodenstock) at f16 on 4x5".
    If You don't need the extra angle of the SA 47XL, take the 55.
    ...
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    Re: Filters for LF black and white

    Hi,

    mostly I take yellow light (B+W 021, 8) or yellow (B+W 022, 12), sometimes orange (22) or greenish yellow (11).
    But it depends on your preferences, so I would say: Take all the filters you...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    158946

    Grapevines at the Kalmit vineyard (Kleiner Kalmit) in the Pfalz, Germany at sunset.
    The sun got dark because of the extreme overexposure...
    I took one of my old Rolleiflex original...
  30. Re: Are there any Print Out Papers (POP) left?

    Hej Peter, the website seems to be down... http://www.altphotoproducts.com/ :-(
  31. Re: Are there any Print Out Papers (POP) left?

    Hi Sandy,

    thank You very much for that very interesting link, that could be a way to go for me...

    Greetings
    Jens
  32. Re: Are there any Print Out Papers (POP) left?

    Hi,

    thanks for all your replies, I' get me "The Darkroom Cookbook first.
    I already have "The book of alternative photographic processes" by Christopher James with lots of info about POP (and so...
  33. Re: Are there any Print Out Papers (POP) left?

    Hi John,

    right, alternative photo products...
    I've collected some recipes from there, some day it will be the only way to go. Not easy to do...
    The main problem would be to get the surface...
  34. Are there any Print Out Papers (POP) left?

    Hi,

    I've been using Centennial POP paper by Kentmere (Aristotypie) for some years.
    Some of my photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/136145166@N02/albums/72157676072065411.
    With Centennial...
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    Re: Need super bright LF lens for macro

    Hi Alexandra,

    shooting 4x5" using a microscope and microscope camera is one of my favourite ways to get to negatives for alternative processes. Examples...
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