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by Andrew Plume
Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:02 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Taking Pictures
Topic: Old lens and shutter - any use ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2201

Re: Old lens and shutter - any use ?

Thanks Andrew, indeed I have a new 10x8 to play with. Its really rather nice, not as heavy as I thought and the 158mm lens is very nice. I have a 300mm Nikkor which covers 10x8 so that is all I will need. The bag bellows are quite compact and will accomodate the 300mm by the looks of things. thanks...
by Andrew Plume
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:17 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Taking Pictures
Topic: Old lens and shutter - any use ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2201

Re: Old lens and shutter - any use ?

Dave the C&G lens is as you've said an f7 with all elements in place, it's very unlikely that it will cover 10 x 8, however if you test each element solely, then you may well find that either or both of them, could well cover 10 x 8 absolutely no reason at all why it shouldn't be tried on 4 x 5, alt...
by Andrew Plume
Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:40 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Taking Pictures
Topic: Petzval character
Replies: 7
Views: 3252

Re: Petzval character

........exactly

one lens, that will do the job on 10 x 8 and which has a 24" fl, is the Dallmeyer 6D, with a speed of f6, it's not cheap at all, stated coverage is 12 x 15, I couldn't envisage ever using mine, so I cashed the chips in

regards

andrew
by Andrew Plume
Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:53 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Taking Pictures
Topic: Petzval character
Replies: 7
Views: 3252

Re: Petzval character

Charles

yes, probably one of the better known examples of a f3 is the much vaunted Dallmeyer 3B, which from memory isn't 'overly swirly', although there's plenty of examples of it's work available on the web

regards

andrew
by Andrew Plume
Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:48 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Taking Pictures
Topic: Petzval character
Replies: 7
Views: 3252

Re: Petzval character

thanks Marizu yes, they certainly do swirl in the extremities of the coverage apart from the current interest in wet plate work, which has surely pushed up the prices of 'proj petzvals', people seem to be very taken with 'the Aero Ektar swirly look' and as decent 'AE' lenses go for pretty high price...
by Andrew Plume
Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:00 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Models for LF portraiture
Replies: 13
Views: 6173

Re: Models for LF portraiture

Charles

I'm guessing that both the portrait of your niece and the guy on the boat were taken in Australia?

UK girls rarely have that appearance and well, boats are different over there too..............

regards

andrew
by Andrew Plume
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:39 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Models for LF portraiture
Replies: 13
Views: 6173

Re: Models for LF portraiture

[quote="Charles Twist"]Thanks, George. Very kind of you - I am flattered. And relieved as it required 6 sheets of film to get one good one. Re Petzvals and swirling: Andrew and others, do you reckon a projection lens would swirl in the centre of the image, behind the focussed subject? I know my lens...
by Andrew Plume
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:32 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Models for LF portraiture
Replies: 13
Views: 6173

Re: Models for LF portraiture

I knew you'd come up with the goods guys, thanks. Charles, thanks again for sharing your images, I wondered if the less-controlled environment of the dairy milking room made the farmer image a particular challenge - I do like it. Thanks Paul for the short film, very instructive And Andrew, thanks f...
by Andrew Plume
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:34 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Models for LF portraiture
Replies: 13
Views: 6173

Re: Models for LF portraiture

there's shed loads of portrait work (all taken with LF Cameras) over on the US forum

generally, a new thread is started for each month, here's the link to the current one:-

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/ ... -Portraits

regards

andrew
by Andrew Plume
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:25 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB lenses for 5x7
Replies: 11
Views: 2723

Re: WTB lenses for 5x7

Me again. I must say this idea of a copal 3 mounted to the front of old lenses sounds cool. I'm thinking about some lovely swirly bokeh! The next challenge would be finding someone to drill the boards...! I guess this is straightforward. Gareth 'your bog standard' f8 Rapid Rectilinear, does not and...
by Andrew Plume
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:00 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB lenses for 5x7
Replies: 11
Views: 2723

Re: WTB lenses for 5x7

Me again. I must say this idea of a copal 3 mounted to the front of old lenses sounds cool. I'm thinking about some lovely swirly bokeh! The next challenge would be finding someone to drill the boards...! I guess this is straightforward. Gareth you can cobble anything together with a lens board, bl...
by Andrew Plume
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:27 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB lenses for 5x7
Replies: 11
Views: 2723

Re: WTB lenses for 5x7

VM

...........and thank you

regards

andrew
by Andrew Plume
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:18 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Toyo 4x5 110mm Lens Board for Copal #0
Replies: 6
Views: 1597

Re: WTB Toyo 4x5 110mm Lens Board for Copal #0

thx Martin, very grateful

and good luck with that fairly large lens

regards

andrew
by Andrew Plume
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:44 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB lenses for 5x7
Replies: 11
Views: 2723

Re: WTB lenses for 5x7

VM

good stuff, as per usual

if the Sinar Shutter is used, then because of the size of the Canham boards and the general configuration around the front standard (of that Camera), this type of shutter could only be front mounted to a lens

regards

andrew
by Andrew Plume
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:05 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Toyo 4x5 110mm Lens Board for Copal #0
Replies: 6
Views: 1597

Re: WTB Toyo 4x5 110mm Lens Board for Copal #0

thx Martin

Colin is a very decent, reputable and honest seller.......................but you probably already know this

regards

andrew