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09-01-2016, 09:53 AM   #4516
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QuoteOriginally posted by unixrevolution Quote
4x5 is just a crop of 8x10
Funny, I remember reading somewhere a LF shooter saying something to the effect "4x5 is the smallest format that provides real quality". I don't agree, but it is interesting to hear these things from a different perspective!

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F6, 105mm/f2.8, TMax 100, HC-110, X1 scan:











I have been having trouble lately with Paterson reels getting sticky despite thorough rinsing after use and a good brushing to remove residue. So I spent last night practicing with Hewes 35 and 120 reels and this film was developed entirely in metal (Hewes and Nikor tank).

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Old Polaroid 110B rebuilt for 4x5 :-)
And, yes, the camera and even the finder works. Some pictures here Razzle | Dag Thrane
Now that is definitely gear porn...I know it when I see it and that is it...


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QuoteOriginally posted by drmoss_ca Quote
So I spent last night practicing with Hewes 35 and 120 reels and this film was developed entirely in metal (Hewes and Nikor tank).
Hewes are worth every penny.


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09-01-2016, 07:24 PM   #4520
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QuoteOriginally posted by drmoss_ca Quote
F6, 105mm/f2.8, TMax 100, HC-110, X1 scan:











I have been having trouble lately with Paterson reels getting sticky despite thorough rinsing after use and a good brushing to remove residue. So I spent last night practicing with Hewes 35 and 120 reels and this film was developed entirely in metal (Hewes and Nikor tank).

Chris
Very nice, like the black K2 lurking in the background!


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09-01-2016, 09:47 PM   #4521
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QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
That looks like the Retinette 1B. Have you tried it out yet? Some of my best pictures were with the Retinette 1A. (no rangefinder or light meter on it) Here is an example taken in 1961, you can see the date on the registration in the window.The Retinettes and Retinas until the early sixties were works of art. They went cheap and nasty after that.
Yes, it's a 1B and yes, I have used it, but just one roll of film. Link to my flickr album is below, but they're DSLR scans and, while nice and sharp, largely lack the nice tones of a proper scan.

Kodak Retinette 1B | Flickr

Despite having no rangefinder or working meter, it's remarkably pleasureable to shoot with, due to the good quality build and smooth functioning. I like the under-side film advance.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
Yes, it's a 1B and yes, I have used it, but just one roll of film. Link to my flickr album is below, but they're DSLR scans and, while nice and sharp, largely lack the nice tones of a proper scan.

Kodak Retinette 1B | Flickr

Despite having no rangefinder or working meter, it's remarkably pleasureable to shoot with, due to the good quality build and smooth functioning. I like the under-side film advance.
Those came out well even if they could be better scanned. The quality of these German lenses is remarkably good.
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My beloved black S3 is the lightest of my fully mechanical and meterless Pentax SLRs at just 578g. By contrast, my K weighs 590g and SL 604g. Coupled with an early ST50/1.4 it makes a very capable and comfortable street camera.



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QuoteOriginally posted by RR84 Quote
My beloved black S3 is the lightest of my fully mechanical and meterless Pentax SLRs at just 578g. By contrast, my K weighs 590g and SL 604g. Coupled with an early ST50/1.4 it makes a very capable and comfortable street camera.
Nice looking S3!

I also weigh my camera bodies and both my AP and K weight 576g which is closer to the weights listed in the camera reviews here. When I weighed my camera bodies I usually check the manuals to confirm but unfortunately, Pentax didn't document the weights for these early bodies in their manuals.

BTW, according to the reviews here, the weight for the S3 is 548g so your camera could be even lighter.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DagT Quote
Old Polaroid 110B rebuilt for 4x5 :-)
And, yes, the camera and even the finder works. Some pictures here Razzle | Dag Thrane
There wouldn't be much point to these old polaroid 4x5 conversions if the finder didn't work!

I want one, but I can't justify the money. I'll have to stick with my Graflex
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Why a monopod head on top of a tripod? For large format I like having discreet pan and tilt on a level base. I already had the head (and panning clamp), et voila.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Now that is definitely gear porn...I know it when I see it and that is it...


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It does look suspicious
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Here's some p0rn shot on film (Pentax 645 to be precise) of one of my Yashica Mat 124Gs.


Pentax 645 Rollei RPX 100 003a
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Pentax 645 Rollei RPX 100 004a
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QuoteOriginally posted by drmoss_ca Quote

I have been having trouble lately with Paterson reels getting sticky despite thorough rinsing after use and a good brushing to remove residue. So I spent last night practicing with Hewes 35 and 120 reels and this film was developed entirely in metal (Hewes and Nikor tank).

Chris
Good choice. I've used Nikor stainless tanks and reels for 50 years, but with today's films found Hewes reels are better.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
Here's some p0rn shot on film (Pentax 645 to be precise) of one of my Yashica Mat 124Gs.


Pentax 645 Rollei RPX 100 003a
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Pentax 645 Rollei RPX 100 004a
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr
I wanted a Mat 124G so badly when I was in my teens and would probably jump at a clean one if I came across one today. Beautiful camera.


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