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    The Next View Camera conference

    Are there any details about the schedule yet? If I were to fly in Friday morning, arriving in Springfield early afternoon, would I miss a whole lot? In terms of return trip planning, what's the...
  2. silliest question ever: how to load sheet film

    David, Holding the film by the edge with the notch at the appropriate corner (see the website link above), guide the film under the two narrow and thin guides on either side of the holder. Those...
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    Why take landscape photographs?

    Chiming in with a little stream of consciousness, I take landscape photographs because doing so helps me see. My most pleasant photo experiences are when I see something that catches my eye and am...
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    Wollensak 108 W.A. Raptar

    Kevin It's a nice little lens. One came with a Burke & James 5x7/4x5 I bought used a few years ago. Mine has been sharp; my work is black and white. It won't cover 5x7, but it should do nicely...
  5. Cokin"P" Filter Holder/Hitech, Singh Ray Filters

    You can also buy a self supporting bellows hood that attaches to the front of the Cokin P filter holder from a company in Great Britain, whose website is www.srbfilm.co.uk. I use that combination...
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    Wollensak Voltas

    Greetings, I have a Wollensak convertible lens marked "Voltas Three Focus F8 8x10". It's m ounted in a Betax No. 4 shutter and is a good lens. The aperture scale says ind icates that it serves as a...
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    Re-taping film holders

    Hello, I used some black photographic tape (a heavy cloth tape I bought at my local purveyor of accessories) to tape the ends of some old 4x5 and 5x7 film holders. It worked great. Hope this helps...
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    Historical Photographers

    Bill, You might try the photographic history listserve. I learned about it through the links section of the Royal Photographic Society's website, www.rps.org. FWIW, I am very interested in 19th...
  9. Experience with Xtol 1:2 and with Deep Tanks?

    Hello All, I'm getting ready to process (Tri-X at 320) using some deep tanks I purchased a while ago. I liked Xtol when I used it 1:1 in trays, but these tanks hold 15 li tres of liquid. I was...
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    Wollensak Lens: Repair this Dog?

    Thanks to all for the ideas. I think the problem has solved itself. After reading all of the advice, I started fiddling with the shutter and after about 30 minutes of cocking and tripping it at...
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    Wollensak Lens: Repair this Dog?

    Hello All, I have had a 4-1/4" Wollensak Raptar lens for about two years. I had a CLA when I bought the lens but after a lengthy period of inactivity (pregancies and babi es will do that to one's...
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    Lens Shades and Filter Holders

    Hello All, I could use some help finding a filter holder and lens shade setup for my 5x7/4x 5 Burke & James field camera. I've priced Lindahl and Lee and they seem very ex pensive. For what it's...
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    Tank Processing

    I have an opportunity to buy three Kodak hard plastic non-daylight processing ta nks, seven 5x7 hangers, one 4x5 hanger, and four 8x10 hangers -- all used and in good condition -- for $75. I am...
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    Focusing Problems

    Thanks for the good focusing advice. For your information, the old saying about looking for operator error rather than equipment error is true. I tested the l ens by making sure that the back, the...
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    Focusing Problems

    Hey all, I shot with my new used field camera this weekend and as an experienced photogra pher friend of mine said, some funky things are going on with the focus. What s hould I do to verify that...
  16. Ansel Adams NOT among century's most influential?

    I have been reading about photography's history in the early 20th century and I must admit that Ansel Adams' role is still unclear to me. In some ways, he seem s like more of an environmentalist. A...
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    Right Bogen tripod head for a 4x5?

    I use a 3047 head for an old Burke & James 5x7 field camera. At first, it was a little loose, but then I really worked on tightening the larger of the two knob s (for lack of a fancier term). Then...
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    older wollensak lenses

    Does anybody know the covering power of these lenses: 162mm Graflex Optar/Wollensak Raptar f/4.5 190mm Graflex Optar/Wollensak Raptar f/4.5 Thanks Jim Worthington
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