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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    Hello
    thank you for all the advice
    i finally found a nice Burke and James 8x10
    now just have to wait to receive it
    and this week end going to see a 360 mm in belgium
    i will let you know the following events

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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    That's great. Have fun!
    “You often feel tired, not because you've done too much, but because you've done too little of what sparks a light in you.”
    ― Alexander Den Heijer, Nothing you don't already know

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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    thank you Peter

    i'm thinking to use also the camera as enlarger with an adapted back and a DEL light head ( i allready get a column about 1.2 meter high )

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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    There have been many threads and posts on using a view camera as an enlarger. Especially since LED light sources can be easily obtained. However, I have not seen many explanations of how people are holding the negative in place. If it were me, I'd get a extra film back and replace the ground glass with clear glass. Then I'd make over-sized clips that can hold two pieces of glass together and sandwich the negative with a piece of AN glass on the top. This is a little crazy but if using a 'LED light panel' I don't see why velcro around the perimeter of the modified back would not hold the light panel in place. Either way, I'd be interested in what you come up with. I'd probably NOT try to mount an 8x10 view camera on any column. I'd use it horizontal.

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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    I second the motion for Professional Portrait Lightings by Charles Abel. I have two copies for my retirement fund although they have dropped a bit in cost, damn.
    I am taking the liberty of reprinting this from a long ago post.
    For them that don't know this is a 1947 book presenting 100 professional portrait photographers, presumably members of the Photographer's Association of America, and portraits and lighting diagrams of their work.
    Goerz Dagor x2
    Goerz Ceclor x2
    Goerz Dogmar x2
    Voightlander Heliar x15
    Vitax x5
    Velostigmat x9
    Verito x13
    Varium x2
    Beach Multifocal x3
    Cooke Anastigmat x2
    series 11 Cooke x3
    Cooke x1
    Cooke Portrait x3
    Cooke series Vl x2
    Cooke Telephoto 1
    Graf Variable x2
    B&L Tessar x7
    B&L Sigmar x
    Struss Pictorial Lens x1
    Ilex Paragon x3
    Ross x2
    Pinkham & Smith x2
    Dallmeyer x4
    Darlot x3
    Zeiss Tessar x3
    Contax Sonnar x1
    Gundlach Radar x1
    Hermagis x1
    Steinheil Cassar x1
    Eastman x1
    Kodak x1
    Of further interest is that yes this is very much an 8x10 aesthetic, largely with 8x10 cameras and 14-19 inch lenses,BUT it is also a product of the immediate post war years. That is reflected in the large variety of film sizes used on those cameras, as a conserving effort..
    11x14-4 times
    8x10-17
    5x7 reducing boards-39
    6 1/2x8 1/2-2
    4 3/4x6 1/2-1
    4x5-7
    Double split on a 5x7 reducing back-3
    Quad split on a 5x7 reducing back-9
    35mm-1

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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by cowanw View Post
    I second the motion for Professional Portrait Lightings by Charles Abel. I have two copies for my retirement fund although they have dropped a bit in cost, damn.
    I am taking the liberty of reprinting this from a long ago post.
    For them that don't know this is a 1947 book presenting 100 professional portrait photographers, presumably members of the Photographer's Association of America, and portraits and lighting diagrams of their work.
    Goerz Dagor x2
    Goerz Ceclor x2
    Goerz Dogmar x2
    Voightlander Heliar x15
    Vitax x5
    Velostigmat x9
    Verito x13
    Varium x2
    Beach Multifocal x3
    Cooke Anastigmat x2
    series 11 Cooke x3
    Cooke x1
    Cooke Portrait x3
    Cooke series Vl x2
    Cooke Telephoto 1
    Graf Variable x2
    B&L Tessar x7
    B&L Sigmar x
    Struss Pictorial Lens x1
    Ilex Paragon x3
    Ross x2
    Pinkham & Smith x2
    Dallmeyer x4
    Darlot x3
    Zeiss Tessar x3
    Contax Sonnar x1
    Gundlach Radar x1
    Hermagis x1
    Steinheil Cassar x1
    Eastman x1
    Kodak x1
    Of further interest is that yes this is very much an 8x10 aesthetic, largely with 8x10 cameras and 14-19 inch lenses,BUT it is also a product of the immediate post war years. That is reflected in the large variety of film sizes used on those cameras, as a conserving effort..
    11x14-4 times
    8x10-17
    5x7 reducing boards-39
    6 1/2x8 1/2-2
    4 3/4x6 1/2-1
    4x5-7
    Double split on a 5x7 reducing back-3
    Quad split on a 5x7 reducing back-9
    35mm-1
    that lens is mythical !
    enjoy your coffee

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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    ?as in not actual?

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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by cowanw View Post
    I second the motion for Professional Portrait Lightings by Charles Abel. I have two copies for my retirement fund although they have dropped a bit in cost, damn.
    I am taking the liberty of reprinting this from a long ago post.
    For them that don't know this is a 1947 book presenting 100 professional portrait photographers, presumably members of the Photographer's Association of America, and portraits and lighting diagrams of their work.
    Goerz Dagor x2
    Goerz Ceclor x2
    Goerz Dogmar x2
    Voightlander Heliar x15
    Vitax x5
    Velostigmat x9
    Verito x13
    Varium x2
    Beach Multifocal x3
    Cooke Anastigmat x2
    series 11 Cooke x3
    Cooke x1
    Cooke Portrait x3
    Cooke series Vl x2
    Cooke Telephoto 1
    Graf Variable x2
    B&L Tessar x7
    B&L Sigmar x
    Struss Pictorial Lens x1
    Ilex Paragon x3
    Ross x2
    Pinkham & Smith x2
    Dallmeyer x4
    Darlot x3
    Zeiss Tessar x3
    Contax Sonnar x1
    Gundlach Radar x1
    Hermagis x1
    Steinheil Cassar x1
    Eastman x1
    Kodak x1
    Of further interest is that yes this is very much an 8x10 aesthetic, largely with 8x10 cameras and 14-19 inch lenses,BUT it is also a product of the immediate post war years. That is reflected in the large variety of film sizes used on those cameras, as a conserving effort..
    11x14-4 times
    8x10-17
    5x7 reducing boards-39
    6 1/2x8 1/2-2
    4 3/4x6 1/2-1
    4x5-7
    Double split on a 5x7 reducing back-3
    Quad split on a 5x7 reducing back-9
    35mm-1
    no, as in silver bullets I must have ;~'))

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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by cowanw View Post
    ?as in not actual?
    i've only heard of 2 people in the last 25 years who had one
    and knew what it is. im guessing there
    will be ( or maybe already is ? ) some sort of cult that worships
    that lens, i mean it's got one of the coolest wollensak V names ever too !
    enjoy your coffee

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    Re: advice for a 8x10 setup for portrait

    There's a Varium on ebay at the moment for a big pile of money.


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    miserere nobis.

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