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  1. Re: Affordable 8x10: Any Other Game than Intrepid?

    8x10 sheet film was never intended to be an "Affordable" film size format. While there are plenty of low cost 8x10 view cameras available today, camera is only one tiny bit of the whole of 8x10 sheet...
  2. Re: Sinar P2 Bright screen w/ Fresenl replaced with OEM Sinar GG

    FYI,

    Sinar OEM 4x5 ground glass mounting. This one is a meter back for P2, with the plastic GG retainers. Earlier ones have metal retainers. Function and mount is essentially the same.
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  3. Re: Sinar P2 Bright screen w/ Fresenl replaced with OEM Sinar GG

    Aftermarket fresnel is not gonna work with the OEM Sinar ground glass. The Sinar fresnel clips in at the long end of the viewing side of the GG.

    There should be no shims with the Sinar OEM ground...
  4. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    It's a reflex... This painting comes to mind each and every time Yosemite & AA comes up:

    Mark Tansey's painting.
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    Re: SINAR Norma: Now I get it!

    Yep, tapered bellows DO have lower flare than the current straight box bellows. Suspect these went out of production due to cost involved with making a proper tapered bellows. For decades, used a...
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    Re: 65mm lens comparison

    Wide angle lenses are great FUN...
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    Re: Resolution Comparison Between Films?

    Uber film resolution alone is only one potential facet of an expressive image.
    Consider the expressive abilities of prints made using sorta-focus or Soft-Focus lenses.


    Bernice
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    Re: Sinar Norma 1966 Price List

    Or why I've been such an advocate of the Sinar system for SO long.

    This must be tempered with the reality of the needs of many LF image makers of today, it has gone from majority studio 4x5 color...
  9. Re: Which State is the Best State for Landscape Photographers to Live?

    Shark attacks, Mountain Lions, blood thirsty fleas & ticks, blood thirsty disease spreading mosquito A-plenty in California.. Scared yet?


    Bernice
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    Re: Sinar Norma 1966 Price List

    Sinar aka "Erector set of LF photography" is not always appreciated or needed by some LF photographers. Those that have come to understand and fully utilize the ability of what this Erector set of LF...
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    Re: Sinar Norma Copy Stand

    Heh... been there done this.. Add one more aux standard with a un-drilled lens board or similar board and the set up becomes a GOOD macro foto set up. Set up like that enhances stability, reduces...
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    Re: Linhof vs Berlebach for Sinar Norma

    Consider the tripod materials used by the serious cinema, video, surveyor devices, Astronomy telescopes and similar optical devices. Majority are not metal and of a multi-shank design with NO rising...
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    Re: Linhof vs Berlebach for Sinar Norma

    One of the advantages of a Norma and similar, slide both front & rear standards around on the rail loaded with lens and all on the rail to achieve good balance. This is not a small feature once BIG...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

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  18. Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    Which runs a extremely high risk of denting, deforming or damaging the parts involved. Twist of a screwdriver blade will impose several hundred to thousands of pounds of force on to a small area...
  19. Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    Indeed Tony, this task should NOT be taken lightly or causally. The very real problems involved are complex even if the goal appears simple.
    This is why ascertain the joint's composition IS so...
  20. Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    Following this thread, it seems that some things are over looked.
    1] Can you determine whether the white material is solder or something else?

    *Previously mentioned, how does one ascertain the...
  21. Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    Difficulty to cut this iron ring off in a lathe, are the parts involved round and how much run out does the ID of the ring have -vs- thickness of the solder layer (Verified this is solder?) -vs- run...
  22. Re: A new focal plane meter? DLG Electronics

    Yes, think that was the Horseman meter insert that went into the film back on a 4x5 camera.

    Gossen and a few others made them. Minolta made a booster that was intended to measure the light on the...
  23. Re: A new focal plane meter? DLG Electronics

    Sinar meter back with Sinar booster one..
    Sinar had that integrated into the Sinar digital shutter and all as a system at one point in time.


    That was done decades ago. Think if one wanted a LF...
  24. Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    Much has been focused on removing the iron ring off this lens.

    What are the possibilities the ring was installed for a good reasons. Could it be that the ring was installed to help stabilize the...
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  26. Re: The Lens Ravings of a Quarantined Large Format Mind...

    Rather than over stress on the not worth over stressing about differences between modern lenses that are used at a taking aperture of f16 to f45..

    f16 becomes the divide at these focal lengths of...
  27. Re: The Lens Ravings of a Quarantined Large Format Mind...

    IMO, newer is not always "Better".. this is precisely why ending up with non-multi coated older lenses became the way.

    Only way to know what meets your needs is to acquire several samples of the...
  28. Re: The Lens Ravings of a Quarantined Large Format Mind...

    Real question is what are your print image goals?

    Would be skeptical moving from the Nikor 300M to a Fuji 300C would make much if any significant or any difference in the finished print between...
  29. Re: I'm ready to shoot my first LF negatives -- help!

    GOOD !
    More please..


    Bernice
  30. Re: I'm ready to shoot my first LF negatives -- help!

    Plenty of mistakes will be made, plenty will be learned or can be learned from those mistakes. All part of going up the learning curve or the first steps to any road of a journey is the first foot...
  31. Re: I'm ready to shoot my first LF negatives -- help!

    ~Just Do It~

    Get out there and burn film. It's the only way to get started.


    Bernice
  32. Re: What color negative/transparency would you recommend for night photography?

    See post# 20.
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?155445-Easy-Testing-Used-LF-Lenses/page2&highlight=elinchrome

    Do the tech stuff up front to get the actual film speed,...
  33. Re: What color negative/transparency would you recommend for night photography?

    Back in those days of do by film, do it proper or suffer the market realities of paying client expectation, one HAD to do if technically proper with creative artistry. There were NO options if you're...
  34. Re: What color negative/transparency would you recommend for night photography?

    Not used Kodak Ektar since it's introduction in the 1990's. Think Kodak discontinued the original Ektar, then introduced "Royal Gold?" before the current version of Ektar.

    There is much value in...
  35. Re: What color negative/transparency would you recommend for night photography?

    Remember decades ago when Kodak Ektar film was introduced. Did not take long to figure out it MUST be treated and exposed similar to a color transparency film, overexpose you're in trouble. During...
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    Re: Misadventures in Jobo-land

    Fiberglass can be abrasive. This risk scratching the film base or emulsion side. If the glass fibers used to make fiberglass floats off the material, there is further risk of film damage and other...
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    Re: Still Life Lenses for 8x10

    Virtually any lens of sufficient image circle for 8x10 at infinity will "give" 1:1 or life-size on the ground glass_8x10 film given enough bellows. Achieving 1:1 is not an issue. The great challenge...
  38. Re: Converting a 4x5 Sinar X to an 8x10 P?

    That IS the "screw" un-do it to remove the rear frame.

    Bernice
  39. Re: Converting a 4x5 Sinar X to an 8x10 P?

    Look carefully at the side of the rear film carrier frame where the frame removal knob once was, there will be a hidden set screw where the removal knob once was. Sinar X was a marketing driven...
  40. Re: Converting a 4x5 Sinar X to an 8x10 P?

    Film format frame change is quick, simple, easy.

    Disconnect the bellows from the front standard.

    Turn the frame lock know on the lower right hand corner of the film carrier frame...
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