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by Peter De Smidt
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Gigapixel Style Setup Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1594

Here's a link to dslr film scanner that I made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmRHTausFls

Adding a telecentric lens, say a Nikon MM one, and stepping in the Z-axis wouldn't be that difficult.
by Peter De Smidt
Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Diffusion material for softbox
Replies: 19
Views: 3890

Frosted mylar or acetate from an art store should work well for a small softbox. Rosco has bigger sheets, if needed.
by Peter De Smidt
Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Schneider Kreuznach Enlarging Lens Aperture Ring Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 3769

Nice job!

SK Grimes also makes spanners, and they do a lot of custom machining for photographers: http://www.skgrimes.com/.
by Peter De Smidt
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Bellow Repair
Replies: 9
Views: 1699

That's great to hear. I'm happy with the bellows that I recently got from them as well.
by Peter De Smidt
Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Reversed Raynox Tube (my version)
Replies: 9
Views: 3033

Thanks for the post! I see the PK-13s (of course), and the Nikon K set, but what's the adapter right before the Raynox?
by Peter De Smidt
Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sugar Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Thanks, Steve. A G-claron is a fine lens, and they're relatively inexpensive. They do have an f/9 maximum aperture, though, and so when you take bellows extension into account, the ground glass can get pretty dark in the macro range. Next time I might try one of my 135mm or 150mm enlarging lenses, w...
by Peter De Smidt
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Sugar Spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Sugar Spoon

Image

Sinar P2 4x5
150mm G-claron at 1.5x
Ilford Delta 100
DS-10 1+1
by Peter De Smidt
Mon May 18, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Bellow Repair
Replies: 9
Views: 1699

by Peter De Smidt
Mon May 18, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Bellow Repair
Replies: 9
Views: 1699

Or have Custom Bellows in England make you a new one. They were/are the OEM maker for Sinar, Linhof, Canham, and many others.They have the bellows from my Century No. 7 as we speak. Turner and Western Bellows in the US aren't making bellows anymore.
by Peter De Smidt
Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Lomography Petzval lens
Replies: 16
Views: 12433

Here's another new SF lens that goes to 1:2

http://lensbaby.com/usa/velvet56.php
by Peter De Smidt
Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Macro and Micro Technique and Technical Discussions
Topic: Lomography Petzval lens
Replies: 16
Views: 12433

With the LF Fujinons, you can remove the disks. I wouldn't dismiss them so quickly, at least for large format work. For lots of samples of various lenses, check out: http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/ I recently visited a photographer in Chicago. He had a tremendous amount of interesting stuff, incl...
by Peter De Smidt
Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Using Drill Press as Copy Stand
Replies: 10
Views: 2009

The vertical adjustments, both on the table and on the chuck, will be very coarse, and film, digital cameras and dust don't play well together. I keep my camera equipment out of my wood shop, and I'd never change lenses in there if I did have to take a picture of something. If you're just doing 35mm...
by Peter De Smidt
Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Using Drill Press as Copy Stand
Replies: 10
Views: 2009

It's not that hard to make a suitable support system. A video of an early version of my scanner is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmRHTausFls Daniel Moore's is at: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DPXy7RJwIBAo&redir_token=FukUkbXg4GlHOiO69W90WgDuzK18MTQy...