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    480mm Apo Ronar

    Hi there Mark. I had a 480mm Nikkor process lens that had a similar slot for filters. It didn't make any difference to the image when used as a view camera lens.

    Dave
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    using the front element of a g-claron

    Thanks for all those views. I intend using it for landscape and contact prints only, so I'll give it a go and see what happens. I like the paint spray analogy though, makes perfect sense to me now.
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    using the front element of a g-claron

    Hi all......I'm just in the process of finishing off a home-made lensboard for my new 240mm g-claron so I can use it with my V8 Deardorff. Whilst playing around, I fitted the lens with the front...
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    advantages of 6x9 view camera ?

    Hi Percy, Whilst this forum has contributed more to my LF knowledge than every other book I own, there is a down side to my daily addiction of reading through the threads past and...
  5. Thread: lensboards

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    lensboards

    Hi there, Anyone know if Stephen Shuart is still in business because I can't bring his website up? Thanks and regards Dave
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    Is there a universal "smile" symbol?

    :ox

    How'd like my new bow tie?

    dave
  7. When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth! 1959 B&J 8X20 ad

    So how come we see hundreds of 10x8 Burke and James (bought one myself) on auction sites but never one of these beauties? Mustn't have sold that many I suppose? I'd love to scrape all that grey paint...
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    8x10 Field Camera

    Jack, Brian, the article in Photo Techniques was from the March/April 1996 edition by Kim Kirkpatrick. I think he said that the difference between the two was akin to the difference between jazz...
  9. Can you compose better with your left eye?

    Hi Pete, I had noticed that when composing with my non-dominant left eye, I tend to compose with lots of interest in the foreground. With my right eye, I concentrate on things in the distance....
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    Warning, radioactive lenses!

    Pete, since the part of my brain which is nearest the gg doesn't work anyway, I suggest you don't use the lens anymore and send it to me. That'll be two pints I owe you. Dave.
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    210 lens for 8x10

    Does the 210 g claron cover 8x10?. My catalogue says up to 5x7
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    varnish for wood field cameras

    Thanks for all the info and to the guy who e-mailed to my home address and suggested marine (yacht) varnish (sorry but I my e-mail account screwed up his address). I have tried some and it looks...
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    varnish for wood field cameras

    Last seen living in France, still making cameras, but I haven't managed to track down an address for him.
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    varnish for wood field cameras

    Hi, I recently bought second-hand, a wooden field camera, hand-made by the Engli sh camera maker John Nesbitt. It needed a bit of tlc but now looks beautiful aga in. The body is made of Brazilian...
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    Darkcloth discovery

    Make your choice now, golf or large format, either one will cost you a small fortune and you'll never perfect either. I take pictures like Tiger Woods and smack a ball like ...you get the picture....
  16. Which of the three books would you get if you could only get one

    I work for the British Library and have access to many photography books of all styles. I am most interested in landscape, but one of the photographers that I constantly revisit is Ezra Stoller, an...
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    Street Photography with Large format.?

    Curt, one word of warning. If you suffer from spinal injuries take care that the extra weight of lf equipment isn't going to spoil the whole experience for you. Not so much carrying the gear in a...
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    Calumet Cadet?

    Hi Simon. I had been meaning move up into LF for some time, and by chance saw an advert in the UK for the cadet or explorer as it's called over here. For the equivalent of $600.00 I got the 150mm...
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    comparison of hp4+ vs bergger 200

    I think there is some confusion here. Hp4 is surely not still available. Fp4 in someone's fridge maybe.
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    View Camera Magazine suggestions?

    With the recent demise of more lf film, perhaps this publication could use it's clout to badger the film makers about what we lf film users can expect to lose and / or gain in the near future.
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    Is Calumet Cadet best option on a budget?

    If low budget is your priority, then as has been said many times before, spend the extra cash on lenses that will stay with you for a long time. How many responses say I wish I had never sold that...
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    YIKES! Small scratches in rear element.

    I'm pretty sure that this won't make you feel any better but an old Nikon dealer I knew once told me that he had an old 600mm 5.6 that had a crack and a hole that you could poke your finger through...
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    enlarger light source-happy ending

    I recently posted a question asking for advice about a replacement light source for a cold cathode head for an old Lines and Jones enlarger that I had ordered b ut had been broken in transit. The...
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    Enlarger light source

    So a big %^)$^$#% to Charlie and a big ^%&()^%%"$#% to Pete, and all the other contributors. Regards Dave.
  25. Thread: MTF again

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    MTF again

    If I wanted to photograph these "split hairs" which lens manufacturer's product would produce the most hairs split per mm.
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    Enlarger light source

    Thanks for the lead on Aristo. I contacted them and they seem to be promising. Also Pete Andrews who regularly contributes to the forum suugested that a de vere 504 head may fit and I have an...
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    Enlarger light source

    Recently ordered a s/h Lines and Jones 5x4 enlarger. When it arrived the cathode tube was in bits. I've been back to the dealer who can't find a replacement of any kind but managed to find someone...
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    End of an Era

    I remember seeing a documentary a couple of years ago on British tv where he had purchased a rusty old engine of his own. He and an assistant set up all his old lights with hundreds of bulbs to...
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    lens identification

    My poor old father shrugged off his mortal coil a couple of years ago and having finally got around to clearing out his boxes in the attic I have found an old l ens in a very nice brown leather case....
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    How do you read MTFs

    Anyone taken any nice pictures recently?
  31. A challenge to the finest minds in LF: The ghost image

    I had a similar experience in the darkroom whilst ripping the tear-off strip from a new pack of Ilford multigrade paper, a large firework display of green light from the glue! whilst trying to...
  32. Is Schneider Xenar 150mm 4.5 a good used lens?

    You should really be asking yourself why it is missing the cable release terminal. If it has been dropped or knocked there may be other damage that isn't so visible. Personally, I always expose...
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    WET PHOTOGRAPHY

    Not available in QuickLoad then, Pete?
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    lens board aperture

    Thanks for the advice. I contacted my local machine shop who took one look and said , easy, #2.00 ($3.00),if the boss doesn't see, so that's me set up for the weekend. All I have to do now is...
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    lens board aperture

    Thanks, I'll check when I get home.
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    lens board aperture

    thanks for the help. What's B & T by the way?
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    lens board aperture

    I have just purchased a super angulon 90mm f8 in compur shutter circa 1961. My c urrent lensboard for the angulon 90mm f6.8 is copal 0 and doesn't fit. I'm presu ming I need an 00 fitting but cambo...
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    rodenstock 120mm coverage

    Just what I needed to know. Thanks again to all who contributed.
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    rodenstock 120mm coverage

    Thanks for the info. I noticed on another thread that Bob had given a mauling to someone new, like myself, who had asked an "easy" question, so perhaps its as well that he's not around at the...
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    rodenstock 120mm coverage

    I'm fairly new to lf so just to say thanks for this forum, it really helps. Does anyone out there know the coverage of a rodenstock 120mm 5.6 sironar N circa 19 89 I think. I've just got my hands on...
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