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    A better ground glass?

    I don't know where I saw this but it looked like something worth telling you about. It's suposed to be a better, finer ground glass. Check it out, the site address is...

    http://www.satinsnowglass.com/html/products.html

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    I've been using a "Satin Snow" GG on my Eastman 5X7 since the middle of April, I love it! The glass is at least a full stop brighter than my old "stock" GG (by measurement with my Luna Pro F) and much finer grained. Dave did a great job at clipping the corners 7/8" to fit my camera's back. His product and workmanship are top notch. I bought a second one as a spare and tossed my stock glass in the circular file.
    Bob Fowler
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    I have two being made up for me right now. Haven't received them yet so I can't comment on the quality, but the price is damn good!

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    Just placed an order. The price is certainly right!

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    Looks great, would be v tempting if I hadn't just shelled out the big bucks for a Fresnel

    Interesting to know "[font=Century Schoolbook]Our Glass is the finest ground glass value on the market with several satisfied users"[/font]

    Hopefully they'll sell some to APUG'ers and be able to change the wording to "[font=Book Antiqua]...with quite a few satisfied users[/font]"

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    Now...Here is a newbie question for you all: What does "clipped corners" mean? If it means cutting away the corners a few mm towards the center, why is it done?
    Cheers, Shesh

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    Clipped corners make it very easy to tell when you are vignetteing from too much movements or bellows sag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McCallum
    Looks great, would be v tempting if I hadn't just shelled out the big bucks for a Fresnel
    How do you like the fresnel? I used one at a place I worked and loved it while setting up the shot and composing but got frustrated when it came time to loupe it.
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
    =Neal W.=

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flotsam
    How do you like the fresnel? I used one at a place I worked and loved it while setting up the shot and composing but got frustrated when it came time to loupe it.
    Exactly the same for me! Great for composing, and I try and do all focussing before using the ground glass - just to check. It got better when I stopped using the 8x loupe and went back to the 4x. Thing is, I love shooting in low light - sunrise, on or just after sunset and at night as well. Fresnel helps with all these situations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mateo
    Clipped corners make it very easy to tell when you are vignetteing from too much movements or bellows sag.
    Aaaaahhhhhh - thats what those are for :o ! Thank you Mateo.

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