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    Re: Paddy from Ireland

    Welcome, you live in the land of sweet light where people travel to see the beauty. There is a lot to learn, and to teach her

    Jim (out of Galway and Mayo)
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    Sinar lensboard on a Burke & James

    My problem is that I shoot 4X5 with a Sinar F+, and 5X7 with a Burke & James tailboard camera, and I am tired of switching my lenses onto different lensboards. I would like to standardize my lenses...
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    Best INSURED international shipping

    I can not recommend UPS. I bought an enlarger a few years ago, it was broken in transit (looked like it was dropped-the box was a mess) and I was never able to get reimbursed for repairs even though...
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    5x7 camera/enlarger

    Welcome to the 5X7 B&J world. I have had one for 15 years and it my main workhorse.

    I have steered several people to B&Js at the Boston Used Camera Show (happening next weekend, www.phsne.org)...
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    Any alternatives to a Cambo tripod mount?

    I picked up a Cambo SC 4X5 at a yard sale and I want to play with it before deciding to keep it or sell it. The trouble is that it did not come with a tripod/rail mount, and Calumet wants about $125...
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    Source of compressed air

    I have to second the recommendation for a SCUBA tank. It's clean and dry and cheap. A diver friend lets me use his "almost expired" tanks with an old regulator and a "blower" nozzle avail;able at a...
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    A good place to buy factory-fresh film?

    I make a pilgrimage to Hunts Photo in Melrose Massachusetts for my film (they have other New England locations, too). They have a good selection of fresh film, and will special order what they...
  8. Thread: ROLL CALL

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    ROLL CALL

    Out here lurking on a Saturday night, glad my pc does not have a breathalizer
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    Sedona AZ in two weeks

    Try the airport (follow the signs) for early and late photos, a nice high quiet location with lots of potential.
  10. Thread: septic systems

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    septic systems

    I save it up in a 5 gallon plastic gas can (about $10) and bring it to work to dispose of in the municipal sewer system
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    labs north of Boston (NH border)

    Try Martin's PhotoGraphix - 34 Northwest Blvd. - Nashua, NH 03063 - 603-880-0616

    The manager is Arthur Rounds, formerly of Rounds Custom Lab in Manchester NH (another good lab)
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    View Camera Magazine Subscriber Only Section

    Be certain that "VCSUB" is in uppercase letters, it does not work in lowercase
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    Are lens elements available from Fuji ?

    A friend has a 150 Fuji W with a ruined front element. Does Fuji, or anyone els e, sell replacement lens elements and, if so, how do I get in touch with them ? There is no official USA source for...
  14. Inexpensive new 4x5 lens recommendations for Graphic

    I had great results with a 135mm Rodenstock Ysaron I adapted to a Graphic from a Polaroid 110A or 110B. I have seen the camera, with lens, for sale for about $60 in the past few eeks at the Boston...
  15. Thread: Lens Shade

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    Lens Shade

    Don't forget that Ansel Adams frequently used his hat as a lens shade. Sometimes the easiest answer is the best.
  16. Is it possible to clean mold off of lense elements

    Try putting the lens in the bright sun for a day or two. This worked for me once and failed to work another time, but it would appear to be worth a shot.
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    Spot Meter Disaster

    Quality Light Metric in Hollywood CA is the only place to send a broken meter. They do fabulous work on meters that are no longer supported by the manufacturer, for a reasonable price. Check them...
  18. Chinese Seagull Large Format Cameras-available in USA ?

    I just came across some interesting looking large format cameras and accessories at http://www.camerachina.com/frame/frame-introduct.htm

    I have never seen these 4X5 and 8X10 cameras in the USA,...
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    Sticky shutters

    I agree completely with the previous answer. I have been able to rehab several shutters that have sticky slow speeds simply by working the shutter gently , sometimes for hours (it can make some TV...
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    cleaning tacking iron

    Seal makes a platen cleaaner that should do the job. It comes in a 2 fl.oz. tub for about $35 from light Impressions/about $26 from B&H. it seems pricey but i have a drymount press that has a...
  21. Thread: 5x7 cameras

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    5x7 cameras

    Keep an eye out for a Burke & James 5X7 Field/View camera. They are as sturdy as the Kodak, and usually less expensive because they are painted an ugly gray (which can be stripped off to show the...
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    temporary film storage

    When away from home and I have to reload holders, I bring along 5 empty film box es that I have notched to indicate from N-2 to N+2. This is a lightweight and f oolproof method thats erves me well
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  23. Has anyone heard of a Grover 4X5 View camera?

    Burke & James made the Grover as a rail version of their tailboard view cameras. You either love them or you hate them. They are ugly in thier grey paint, but you can usually get them cheap. The...
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    B & J broken View Screen

    Try Steve Shuart (1-800-458-6092 www.stephenshuart.com), he has old parts a nd ok advice
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    How is a shutter cleaned?

    I am also not a professional repairer, but a trick that those folks use is plain old lighter fluid. Try squirting lighter fluid directly into any and all lens openings and cracks while working the...
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    Luna Pro needs recalibration

    I have to second the suggestion you send it to Quality Light Metric, they do fab ulous work at reasonable prices.
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    Zone VI 4X5 Field Camera Bag

    The small thin strap is a carrying handle, nothing more. The bag does not reall y convert to a backpack, you can, however, strap it to a packframe with the D-ri ngs on the back of the bag, which is...
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