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  1. #11

    Re: Sinar Norma Copy Stand

    Norma Rodenstock Apo-Ronar collection by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Here is my complete collection of Norma Rodenstock Apo Ronars, I don't have a 1070mm F11 but I'm watching one that costs as much as a used car. Right now I'm shooting a bit with the 150mm F9 Apo-Ronar and I love how it renders on film. In fact I like it so much, that I bought a second one.

    My 8x10 Norma Rear Standard even has adjustable metal pins, to make register-punched color separations. Like a rock solid ittsy process camera.

    I have the McGrath 1st Edition and it's a classic. Gave me a lot of great ideas at the time.
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    Re: Sinar Norma Copy Stand

    Dynalites either worked well or had spectacular dramatic pyrotechnics... Even on brand new units...

    For a shoot we rented a couple that were brand new out of the box, but after a few pops, each started making a strange hissing/wooshing sound, and looking over, we saw a low cloud of bluish smoke hovering around them, then suddenly a more violent sound with a true mushroom cloud pouring out the vents!!! So brought those right back to the rental counter, but tech just looked bored as he just returned them to regular inventory... I spoke up that these were defective and should not be rented to anyone who are trying to make time and money on a pro shoot... He just shrugged and said they often did that, but kept working so don't worry about it...

    The "hot" ultralight strobe back then was the Rilex (which weighed nothing) but with Dyna heads modded to work with them...

    Steve K

  3. #13

    Re: Sinar Norma Copy Stand

    Norma #4 Copy Stand Finally Together 2 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Further work on the Sinar Norma Copy Stand/Overhead Shooting Table. To speed up some copy jobs I will use 6x9 and 6x6 Sinar Norma 120 Film Backs. I have just finished adapting three each of the Graflex wind knobs to fit the Norma Rapid Adapter Back which interchanges with the 4x5 Back on the rear standard.
    A metal cable automates the sliding back (which has it's own shutter) with the Sinar Norma Shutter on the front standard.

    Mechanism is as fast to operate as any reflex camera, once the cable tensions are adjusted. I've changed to the Schneider chrome 135mm Componon in chrome barrel, the image precisely fits the 6x9 format as set up here. Looks great through the camera, ready to shoot. The Sinar Norma Monocular Reflex Eyepiece is probably the Norma accessory that I found most hard to find over time. Last year, I finally got one.

    A roll of Ilford FP4+ is loaded and ready to shoot. Looks like according to my Broncolor FM2 incident flash meter, about f16 will do the job with full polarization. I'll bracket part of the test roll at 1/2 stops and I'm thinking of PMK+ Pyro for the development.

    My new to me Broncolor 404 and three heads are in the left corner. 1600 ws pack 120V
    Last edited by Daniel Unkefer; 17-Aug-2020 at 04:35.
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  4. #14

    Re: Sinar Norma Copy Stand

    Maki Std Copy Test Shades 180mm F3.2 GX680 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Here I have attached the Makiflex Standard camera. to my Sinar Norma Copy Stand/Clamp/Head Mechanism. Attached the 180mm F3.2 Fuji GX680. Shooting my "shades" as a 3D test, using a Plaubel Makina 6x6 120 back, loaded with FOMA 200 rated at 100. Polarized lighting both sides, 200WS each, and the 103mm Sinar Norma Polarizing Filter Holder fits tightly on the front lenshood on the 180 GX680 lens. Just like it was made for it! WOW this lens has some resolution, now.... Quite acute in a good way.

    I have wanted to try this setup for a while. As I think I have mentioned before, the Makiflex family has a Plaubel patented shutter braking mechanism, absolutely granite boulder solid and vibration free. Plaubel made a big deal about this when the introduced the camera. Unlike some other big SLR's, no vibes at all, so perfect, although somewhat mute as I am using strobe.

    This is tight 6x6 crop of the clip-on sunglasses. Will try to develop ASAP. Also I can use all kinds of sheet film in this.

    Foma 200 bracked at f16, f11, f8 and f5.6 as a start. Development will prolly be in Pyro PMK+
    “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
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  5. #15

    Re: Sinar Norma Copy Stand

    Shades 45 degree High Contrast Pol Test 1 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    This is a quick test of my new Sinar Norma Copy Stand. Plaubel Makiflex Automatic 9x9cm SLR with hacked Fuji GX680 180mm F3.2. 6x6cm Plaubel Makina film 120 back #4. High contrast polarized lighting. Two Broncolor Impact 21 200 watt second strobes, with polarizing gels adjusted fully. 103mm Sinar Norma glass polarizing disc under the lens, also fully adjusted. Strobes balanced with Broncolor FM2 Strobe Meter, balanced to F/32 1/2 both sides illuminating. The GX680 lens is one of my sharpest for sure. Foba 200 B&W 120 film exposed at EI 100. Developed in ADOX BORAX MQ straight replenished D76 type. This exposure was one pop at F8. Also made exposures at F11 and F5.6, but this is the ONE. 8x8 inch print on 8x10 Aristo #2 RC developed in Multigrade developer.

    This setup is good for photographing anything where you want this type of contrasty polarized lighting with 45 degree shadows.
    Such as photographs or flat art.

    Setup shown above ^^^
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