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by Ole Tjugen
Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:06 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lens help needed.
Replies: 14
Views: 6454

If you still have a 210mm G-Claron in barrel, I have a brand new shutter to fit one. I've discovered that my barrel G-Claron has a rear cell so fogged it's unuseable - and when I bought another one, it arrived without a rear cell. :) So I have two good front cells, a new shutter, and no rear cells. :(
by Ole Tjugen
Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:26 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: linhof spare's
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

Re: linhof spare

du a gwyn wrote:guys thanks for all your help.another gentlman from another site thinks he can help.i'll wait for his reply and take it from there.
regards.
I found it at last - so it's in a padded envelope on my table awaiting an address to send it to. :)
by Ole Tjugen
Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:33 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 15 x 12 format
Replies: 2
Views: 955

No, but I occasionally use 16x12" - or 30x40cm, to be absolutely correct. My camera is a Soviet copy of a German Reisekamera-type kind of thing, and the only holders which fit are the two I got with the camera. As for lenses there are really only three alternatives: New Schneider Fine-Art XXL lenses...
by Ole Tjugen
Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:46 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ongoing 8x10 wide angle quest..
Replies: 5
Views: 1932

Let's see... At present I use a 121mm f:8 Super Angulon (doesn't cover 8x10", but just covers 18x24cm), a 165mm f:6.8 Angulon (covers), a 210mm f:6.8 Angulon (covers with lots and lots to spare), 210mm, 240mm, 300mm and 360mm f:5.6 Symmars, 210mm f:9 G-Claron, 240mm f:9 Germinar-W and an ancient 150...
by Ole Tjugen
Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:32 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another newbie question about lens choice
Replies: 34
Views: 7440

Dark cloth??? I found a black T-shirt from Levi's on a sale a few years ago, and that's perfect. The neck fits snugly around the back of my 5x4" and 7x5" cameras, and I reverse it using the bottom end around larger cameras. No velcro needed, it's elastic. The (short) sleeves flop closed so no light ...
by Ole Tjugen
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:09 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1727

In that case i will wish you all a Happy New Year, with a fairer distribution of rain. :)
by Ole Tjugen
Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:19 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Landscape Advice for optimum depth of field and sharpness.
Replies: 11
Views: 3058

Keith, if you have objects at infinity in your frame and you don't focus within that field of view (ie more than ~200x focal length), then what is at infinity will not be in perfect focus. All this is explained by Merklinger, but be aware that he can be wordy! He effectively disables the all too co...
by Ole Tjugen
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:35 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo Holidays
Replies: 15
Views: 4939

... I think the difference is that on 'photographic holidays,' it implies that a group of like-minded people gather to take pictures at a range of locations pre-arranged/visited by the organisers and maybe led by one or more tutors, e.g. Joe Cornish, Charlie Waite etc (and maybe pay through the nos...
by Ole Tjugen
Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:40 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo Holidays
Replies: 15
Views: 4939

I've never really understood the difference between a "photographic holiday" and any other kind of holiday? I'll bring a camera anyway - this year I've brought a 8x10" Gandolfi to Northern Norway, a 4x5" Speed Graphic to Italy, and both of the above as well as the 5x7" Gandolfi and the 4x5" Carbon I...
by Ole Tjugen
Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:51 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Wide Angle Lens?
Replies: 23
Views: 9280

Plain Angulon 90/6.8 is in a #0 - Prontor, Compur and Copal are the same. There were some that were made a smidgeon thinner for the 90/6.8 Angulon, but I believe any Angulon after about 1950 is in a "standard" shutter.

The oldest 90/8 Super Angulons came in Compur #00, later ones in #0.
by Ole Tjugen
Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:35 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Wide Angle Lens?
Replies: 23
Views: 9280

This was shot with a 90/8 SA. On 7x5".

Image

I don't see the great need for a center filter even on this size, and the fall-off is much less on 5x4"!
by Ole Tjugen
Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:23 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Argentum LF Cameras.
Replies: 21
Views: 5861

I`m not sure if there are any glass plate films made anymore, perhaps someone will know? :?: Ask RetroPhotographic. :) Slavich still makes glass plates, but shipping from Russia is expensive. It's glass, after all! Retro may still have some 9x12cm plates left, but you'll need a format reducing inse...
by Ole Tjugen
Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:17 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Le ding dong
Replies: 25
Views: 6167

Nigels wrote:Second thought is....
Will this image look good on a wall in my house?
When my wife says "I want that on my office wall", I know i have a good one. One or two of those a year is all I ask for. :)
by Ole Tjugen
Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:44 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lens Question.
Replies: 3
Views: 1558

I use a 180 Symmar (no letters, the convertible kind) on 5x7". No problem at all. The 150mm Symmar is usable too, but only straight on with no movements.
by Ole Tjugen
Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:56 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spot Meter - 1 degree or 5 degree best for landscapes?
Replies: 13
Views: 3644

I'm using an old analog Pentax Spotmeter when I feel the need for "Zoning". But most of the time I take an average reading with an even older Leningrad Selenium cell meter (or use "sunny 11-ish"), and develop for standard contrast. Except in the most extreme situations this gives me negatives which ...