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Old 01-09-2014   #21
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Here are some examples of different focus distances using a Nikon 85mm tilt shift lens on a D3X..........
Some great shots (as usual), love that "electricity" shot.
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Some great shots (as usual), love that "electricity" shot.
Thanks, back at you! Loved your watch and rose shots too!
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Duck, keep us posted.

Thanks for chiming in everyone.

Always enjoy seeing your shots, Brooks.
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Will do. Now I have to get off my butt and finish the project.
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Btw, I forgot to say , the version of the Sinar P3 system my dealer is excited about is a bag bellows system (with a lens board) with a dedicated mount for Leica, Nikon, or Canon DSLRs (well, Leica medium format DSLR). The thing claims integrated software operation too using Sinar's software, but I haven't delved too deep into that bit yet.

Seemed a little fancier and nicer than using a tilt shift lens, but it's always nice to hear experienced voices like that of Brooks.
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Seemed a little fancier and nicer than using a tilt shift lens, but it's always nice to hear experienced voices like that of Brooks.
It is fancier and much bulkier but it's also clunkier and more limiting in terms of focus, and more difficult to use.

That being said, you can do combinations of swings/tilts and shifts all at the same time on a view camera that you can't do with a DSLR tilt/shift lens. A tilt/shift lens limits you to one tilt or swing and one shift at the same time. I've never needed more movements at one time than those two even when shooting 4x5 and 8x10 film for over 20 years.

Using a view camera is a lot of fun and you will learn a lot about image perspective control and the relationships between image plane (sensor), plane of focus, and lens plane.
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We used 4x5 and 8x10 view cameras some when I was in school, but I don't have a car for most of my college career so I preferred the 4x5 field cameras which had limited movements.

IIRC, it could only tilt and swing the lens board. I don't think it shifted at all, but it's been years. It might have been able to shift the lens board up and down some...

I miss that thing. It folded smaller than a D700. Some described the thing as a stripped-down Crown Graphic knock-off, but I never compared the two.

Uh-oh, this is very quickly going from things that could qualify as a "need" (tilt shift lens) versus a "want" (Bag bellows "view camera" attachment).
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I wish I had more experience with large format printing as I would love to see what this baby can do there. I was just talking with a photographer friend of mine earlier today and he mentioned a local society at Yale that teach large format developing and printing. I just might have to look into this.
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Making C-prints from 4x5 color negatives was one of my favorite experiences in college.
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BW large format film developing is easy. You can develop sheet film in a tray or tank. Other than that, the process is the same as roll film.

Large format printing is also the same as roll film. You need a 4x5 enlarger, 135mm or 150mm enlarging lens and everything else is the same as roll film.


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