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by Darwinean_John
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:42 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Focusing loupe
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Focusing loupe

I hope to receive my Maxwell focusing screen with camera around the middle of next month and, to complement it, wondered which focusing loupe to get – to be used for internal low-light wide-angle architectural work (probably 75mm f4.5 Grandagon-N with centre filter at most). What are the most import...
by Darwinean_John
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:53 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommended 4x5 Film holders?
Replies: 18
Views: 3700

Recommended 4x5 Film holders?

Badgers have recommended Toyo film holders to me.
Any advice will be warmly welcomed.
by Darwinean_John
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:50 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maxwell Ultra Bright Focussing screen
Replies: 33
Views: 7896

Re: Maxwell Ultra Bright Focussing screen

Thank-you everybody for your contributions and patience. For those of you who may be interested, last night I was lucky enough to be offered a sub-12mth near-new demo U2 for a very good price (not a lot different to a sv45te). It seemed silly to turn down such an offer. But as has been mentioned, I ...
by Darwinean_John
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:23 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kit Storage at home and portability on foot
Replies: 15
Views: 3737

Re: Kit Storage at home and portability on foot

Yes, I agree it hurts. I hadn't noticed the correlation between full tax payments and US sources
by Darwinean_John
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:45 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maxwell Ultra Bright Focussing screen
Replies: 33
Views: 7896

Re: Maxwell Ultra Bright Focussing screen

SV45U2
by Darwinean_John
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:17 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maxwell Ultra Bright Focussing screen
Replies: 33
Views: 7896

Re: Maxwell Ultra Bright Focussing screen

How do the assymetric focussing lines help?
Please note that this is my first View Camera so I'm on a steep learning curve.
Cheers
by Darwinean_John
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:23 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kit Storage at home and portability on foot
Replies: 15
Views: 3737

Re: Kit Storage at home and portability on foot

Anybody investigated the technical backpacks by US-based photobackpacker?
It seems to have a satisfied and loyal customer base due to the products being :
- tailorable
- configurable
- effective and efficient
These features appear to enable you to carry more kit more comfortably for longer.
by Darwinean_John
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:59 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maxwell Ultra Bright Focussing screen
Replies: 33
Views: 7896

Re: Maxwell Ultra Bright Focussing screen

Ah ok Joanna, I'll sort that. I'm just ordering screens now but unsure which one of the 3 versions to go for : - Standard brightness (H-L brilliant matte) - mid-brightness (H-L brilliant matte plus) - brightest (H-L ultra brilliant matte) I guess there is a risk of the Ultra causing difficulties on ...
by Darwinean_John
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:01 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maxwell Ultra Bright Focussing screen
Replies: 33
Views: 7896

Re: Maxwell Ultra Bright Focussing screen

It's a fair cop, I wouldn't want to get Bill in trouble.
by Darwinean_John
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:14 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maxwell Ultra Bright Focussing screen
Replies: 33
Views: 7896

Re: Maxwell Ultra Bright Focussing screen

An additional issue has just rung my bell.
If I arrange for Badgers to send the Ebony to Maxwell's in Atlanta, won't the documentation seen by our nice UK Import officals (from Maxwells) refer only to the value-added by Maxwell?
by Darwinean_John
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:39 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maxwell Ultra Bright Focussing screen
Replies: 33
Views: 7896

Re: Maxwell Ultra Bright Focussing screen

Ah cheers Joanna.
by Darwinean_John
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:24 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cityscapes : you can't photograph here without authorisation
Replies: 22
Views: 3785

Re: Cityscapes : you can't photograph here without authorisation

Thanks for these clarifications. It strikes me that, when challenged, it is important to be courteous and, armed with the above-mentioned intentions of parliament, confident / firm about your position. I agree that some of the peripheral risks mentioned above also need to be managed to deny some of ...
by Darwinean_John
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:04 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maxwell Ultra Bright Focussing screen
Replies: 33
Views: 7896

Maxwell Ultra Bright Focussing screen

For ease of use, I'm thinking of investing in a Maxwell Ultra bright focussing screen for my Ebony. Does anybody have any insights and/or experience of using these screens? I'll probably use lenses ranging from 72mm - 90mm at the widest up to about 300mm, maybe 450mm. Do these screens need to be ins...
by Darwinean_John
Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:57 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cityscapes : you can't photograph here without authorisation
Replies: 22
Views: 3785

Cityscapes : you can't photograph here without authorisation

I was wondering how much each of us had suffered from restrictions on freedom to take photographs by private security and / or police. I have been told to stop twice in London : - In the square of Aviva Insurance HO (EC2) with nice views onto the Gherkin, Lloyds Insurance and the new Willis building...
by Darwinean_John
Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:33 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Only use WA Bellows?
Replies: 11
Views: 2314

Re: Only use WA Bellows?

Great stuff, thanks all - pics very useful Thingy, cheers