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    Is it possible to rent a Linhof Technorama?

    I am wondering if it is possible to rent a Linhof 6x17 camera? I've looked through all the major LA shops and I have not found one for rent. Seems that sadly few places rent film cameras anymore.

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    Have you tried Pix?
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    Looks like they have the Fuji 6x17. I was hoping to find maybe the 72mm lens Linhof somewhere.

    Though, I was just reading that very small apertures are recommended with 6x17 cameras, and I have been thinking of star trail shots which require wide open 5.6 aperture to get enough light to the film to read the stars. Many stars won't even register with smaller apertures. Hmm. I will have to test I guess.

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    Wide open with a 72mm lens you'll probably have around 2-1/2 stops of falloff from the center to the edges of the frame on 617. Ideally you want to be at f:22 and use a center filter to correct that, and the center filter will cost you another 1-1/2 stops or so. Is there film fast enough in medium format to make it work?
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    I haven't tried yet, but there is Provia 400. I don't know how well that extra two stops would compensate for two less stops in aperture. I'll have to add that to my testing list. My original thoughts have been using LF for which there is no Provia 400 sadly. Next time I head out to the desert I'll try and do some Provia 400 at f/11 and see what happens compared to Provia 100 at f 5/.6 and the same scene.

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    I'd bet you could push Provia 400X one or even two stops with out too much of a penalty in terms of contrast. I haven't tried that myself, but my understanding from those who have tested it is that 400X is more pushable than 400F or Fuji RMS.
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    Beautiful pictures in your blog.

    You might contact:
    Bob Salomon, HP Marketing; tel: 800 735 4373 Gepe, Linhof, Rodenstock, Wista, Heliopan, Braun http://www.hpmarketingcorp.com/about-us.html
    PO Box 715 Pine Brook NJ 07058 USA

    He is the US distributor for Linhof and the other products listed. I am guessing he would know if any of his dealers offer a rental. He is very active on the Large Format Forum, but you can probably reach him by phone, his site or mail.

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    Calumet Photographic offers equipment rentals. You can contact Calumet regarding your needs.

    http://www.calumetphotographic.com/rentals/index.html

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    How about shoot Portra 400 in 120, that can be shot at 1600 easy enough. Maybe not suitable for your star trails, but maybe worth a look.

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    I'm pretty set on color slide film for this project.

    I looked everywhere for the Linhof. Samy's here in LA has the Fuji 6x17 for rent. Calumet and Bel Air don't even really have film cameras for rent anymore - certainly not panoramic ones. I'm asking here because I haven't been able to find one locally, so maybe there is an online place?

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