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    Re: CLA Sinar Norma

    Everybody should own a lathe.
  2. Re: Inexpensive machinist for simple repair?

    Maybe not such a simple repair. And "inexpensive machinist" is an oxymoron. You get what you pay for, sometimes less. Charges usually start at 1 hour of basic shop time and go up.

    My guess is that...
  3. Re: Building a sliding tripod Block for my 8x10 Agfa Ansco.

    Replied.
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    Re: 8x10 lightweight

    How many lenses are you schlepping? They're heavy, y'know...
  5. Re: Building a sliding tripod Block for my 8x10 Agfa Ansco.

    I've had several Agfa/Ansco cameras. At first I thought the sliding block was a helpful accessory. But too many times I had trouble tightening it securely and discovered what would happen when I...
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    Re: 30 inch Artar in Copal 3

    A lot of talented people here have tried to answer your question. Seriously, at some point you just have to invest your own resources and find what suits YOU.
    You can feel as you wish, but you've no...
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    Re: 30 inch Artar in Copal 3

    At some point you have to make your own answers. "Try it" (or something similar), as Fred Picker used to say.
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    Re: ULF backs on auction site

    A picture would be nice, s'il vous plaît.
  9. Re: Master photographer Joe Freeman talks about shooting LF and contact printing

    I never considered nicotine toning my negatives....
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    Re: My new WIP Darkroom

    One question about that ventilation system: Where do you get your make-up air from? When I had a darkroom before, I had a ventilation system that I designed to move a large volume of air slowly (what...
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    Re: My new WIP Darkroom

    Nice!! I am particularly impressed with your ventilation system. Several years back I picked up an upblast ventilator from Ebay like yours. I didn't realize it could be mounted horizontally like...
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    Re: Film vs Film, Format wars, Spy vs Spy

    I don't understand the question, but any images I post, I host. Linking to my own website allows me to retain control of the image content (I think....).
    But I do it with discretion.

    The little...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Every girl should have her own Victorian funeral coach...especially if her name is Wednesday.

    Is the Agfa actually an Ansco?
  14. Re: information on miniumum distance for LF lens???

    One of our venerable moderators has this page on his site which you may or may not find helpful as the original question is about as clear as mud now.
  15. Re: information on miniumum distance for LF lens???

    Bellows extension is your limiting factor. Yes, the closer the lens-subject distance, the more bellows is required.

    Is Rose a flower or a person? If the latter, you won't be doing her any favors...
  16. Re: Help needed to identify enlarger masks

    Those are the masking plates from the 5x7 carrier that preceeded the Nega138. I had one with my old Durst 3S 5x7 enlarger, but both have been sold long ago. All my Durst literature is packed away,...
  17. Re: Ansel Adams Gallery controversy--re-used old calendar pages?

    In the early '80's when Yosemite and the Range of Light came out, the Harvard Coop was doing the same thing, slicing and dicing copies of the book, then mounting and framing the "prints" in a nice...
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    Re: 2024 to 1417 Camera Build

    You have a Saw Stop? You lucky sonova....
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    Re: Battleship

    Got the memo now.
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    Re: Battleship

    I'm totally confused. Ralph, is your reference to the LF Clarification thread? (Some specifics help; a link would nail it down.) If so, I don't understand how a photo taken on 135 film fits into this...
  21. Re: Considering 16x20 camera for landscapes, what lens ( Not Fine Art XXL )

    What Garrett said. Explore older convertible lenses.

    Consider Reinhold Schable's Wollaston lenses. (Nobody's suggested that yet?) Even if you don't care for the look, it's an economical way to...
  22. Re: Things to see between Royalton, VT and Boston

    Leaf peepers galore. Plan ahead.
  23. Re: I get to shoot 2 Holy Grail Pinkham and Smith Semi Achromatics in a comparison

    Another fine Galli-adventure. Thanks for the fun-ride Jim!

    But I still say it's not the magic, but the magician.
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    Re: More new t shirts

    ɯɐds ǝɹoɯ
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    Re: difference of each brand's lens feeling

    Heck, my eyes each have different a color response, so can't be too worried about differences between lenses. My left eye is definitely cooler than my right. But they don't have a different...
  26. Re: Publication of book, Handcrafted: The Art and Practice of the Handmade Print

    Nice commentary, Sandy, and well said. But that I could post this reply as a handwritten letter...
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    Re: Big Pano Camera Advice?

    I've used 7x17 and 6x10. I still use a 12x20. When choosing a lens to use, it sometimes helps me to think of the nearest "conventional" format that the long format could be cut from and then consider...
  28. Re: Publication of book, Handcrafted: The Art and Practice of the Handmade Print

    No plans for an english language release?
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    Re: Gear consolidation advice required

    What John said. Sell what you don't want/need (in the appropriate forum) and don't buy in to other formats. Things like developing trays and negative storage sleeves are hidden costs that are often...
  30. Re: A thread of images from very high altitudes

    Oh, you mean "high elevation"....
    "High Altitude" implies aerial, as in from an airplane, etc.
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    Re: Advice on new tripod head

    Is it safe to assume that your camera is usually level? Do you need a tripod head at all? If so, then would a simple leveling head work and save you some weight?
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    Re: Researching Field Cameras

    Ya can't have everything!
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    Re: My LF inspiration

    "Fuzzy dreary old photographs" are what it's all about, but for me fuzzy, dreary old photographs by Steichen, Frederick Evans, Clarence White or Peter Henry Emerson (esp. Norfolk Broads) strike a...
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    Re: Questions about Polaroid T52

    You can try extending the process time. Realistically, if it's OOD or previously frozen, you're on your own, so good luck!
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    Re: Questions about Polaroid T52

    Yes, 20 sheets per box. Type 52 was my favorite.
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    Re: 6X10 Format

    I had one of those Wisner 6x10 cameras back around 2009. Had Alan Brubaker make six brand new walnut holders for it, then sold it, lock, stock and barrel to an infamous Ebay personality. Still kick...
  37. Re: homemade lens - Pipe & Spaghetti series I schedule 40

    That's excellent, Jason!
  38. Re: Questions on converting a condenser head to a diffusion head

    No, a diffusion source needs to be immediately above the negative stage. The simplest thing would be to watch for a used cold light head to fit your Beseler. Whatever setup you end up using, you will...
  39. Re: Another Shorpy image. 1864 and the photog left his other camera lens laying in p

    Early eBay product shot. ("Hood included, but not pictured.")
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    Re: Sinar shutter

    A DB mount is not required. I've used several lenses in front of a Sinar/Copal shutter mounted on standard Sinar/Horseman lensboards. The DB mount adds convenience in that it links the aperture with...
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