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    Re: Timer for Aristo coldlight

    Not a "contractor", it's actually called a "contactor" and is nothing more than a relay. It would be advisable to get one if you want to use that timer. Digital timers generally do not like inductive...
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    Re: ULF video clips - 12x20

    And a chainsaw and some nut-waders.
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    Re: Ries Photoplane Head Issue

    I have a Ries A with the Photoplane head and love it. But if the head were to die, I wouldn't hesitate to purchase an A250 head to replace it. For one thing, the camera mounting screws are...
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    Re: Faux Comparison Tests

    More like Aviara, Artara's evil step sister. Dig those eyes!
  5. Re: Which 3 lenses do you want to have for your 11x14 view camera?

    When I first was drawn to ULF, I was intent on building an 11x14 camera. That never came to fruition because I allowed myself to become distracted along the way as minor details turned into...
  6. Re: Mounting Velostigmat 9" on Technika board & in shutter

    Wise words, perhaps. But based on painful experience!
  7. Re: Hack my roadmap towards 12x20 platinum/palladium contact prints (long)

    I'm generally in agreement with the preceding comments, but want to add that a developing tube such as the Jobos you mention may or may not be a viable option. At one time I tried a 2850 for 7x17 and...
  8. Re: Mounting Velostigmat 9" on Technika board & in shutter

    Was thinking myself what LabRat said. Patience is a virtue. Wait until you have everything together, then mount the flange.
    It's easy to over-think these things. Don't forget Murphy loves to get...
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    Re: Wanting fast lens for 11x14

    Except that a Verito is not heavy compared with many lenses. For its size, it's really quite light. But it IS big. And it does sharpen quickly as you stop down. Anything beyond about f/8 is...
  10. Re: Kodak Wide Field Ektar 250mm coverage for 11x14

    I have used a 250 WFE on 7x17 and it covered fine, so I wouldn't hesitate to use it with 11x14. Yes, I actually made an exposure. :)
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    Re: Wanting fast lens for 11x14

    John, What is "it"? What are you referring to? If, the Aviar, then yes, it's a heavy lens. I've had two (or is it three?...) The first one was free. The one I have now I think I paid $85 for. It's a...
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    Re: Wanting fast lens for 11x14

    A 14" Cooke Aviar will cover 11x14. At least mine does with room to spare. Not sure the speed offhand, but I think it's f/4.5.
    Yes, 14" is kind of short for portraits on 11x14 by conventional...
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    Re: 11x14 experiences - please share yours

    I don't intend to upstage Duolab123. Just more meat for the thread. This is a Folmer & Schwing 11x14 camera that I've had for about 8 years. It came with only an 8x10 back and was advertised as an...
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    Re: Shooting Outdoors With a Barrel Lens.

    A Packard shutter can be front mounted. Reinhold Schable (http://re-inventedphotoequip.com/Shutters.html) did a marvelous job mounting a big Packard to the front of my 16-18 Graf Anastigmat. That...
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    Re: Mare Island visit

    I miss the Sardine Can. They used to have a good cioppino. It's been a long time since I was there.
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    Re: Verito 14.5 inch

    That camera had been modified to accept a compendium shade. Those were the attachment points.
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    Re: Verito 14.5 inch

    Not currently. But I did at one time.
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    Re: Verito 14.5 inch

    f/32

    The old lens looks pretty sharp at this aperture.
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    From these images it's apparent that the Verito's usefulness as a portrait lens is clearly in the f/4 to f/8 range which is...
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    Re: Verito 14.5 inch

    Back when I had a small web site I had a page devoted to the Verito lens. From the comments I received, many people found it very helpful. At the time I took down the web site I thought that my...
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    Re: Elsa Dorfman is retiring

    Thanks, Oren, for posting this.
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    Re: A Pinkham Tale.

    A good read. Thanks Jim!
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    Re: Lf gov't job opening

    After 25 years of civil service, the last thing I would want to do is to merge my hobby, my means of "escape" with yet another job working for the government! A fate worse than death, if you ask me....
  23. Re: Camera Stores In Orlando Florida To Visit

    Man, does that bring back memories!... One of my favorite hangouts as a kid. Saw my first view camera there, but it was the Hasselblad system that really caught my eye. It was love at first sight!
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    Daniel Jones on CBSNews.com

    Nice piece on Daniel Jones and his work: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/daniel-jones-always-shoots-for-picture-perfect

    Always good to see a fellow LF'er making good! Is Daniel on this forum?
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    Re: Post your one-room country shacks

    Reminds me of those postcards with the superimposed script that says something like, "Just one more payment and it's mine!". Actually it's great to see the leaves. Vegas palm trees aren't cutting it...
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    Re: The 250mm 10" Wide Field Ektar thread.

    The front of the lens is series 9. So series 9 drop-in filters work and can be held with a retaining ring. There are lens shades which will do the same thing. Kodak made a series 9 gel filter holder...
  27. Re: Shipping a Folmer & Schwing 12X20 - Advice?

    Polyethylene foam is the open-cell foam that 'pool noodles' are made from. It's also found frequently as the packing material inside cartons containing computer equipment. It can be purchased from...
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    Re: Low-to-ground tripod?

    Look up "hi hat"; there are usually some interesting entries on Ebay.
  29. Re: Folmer & Schwing Co 7X17 Film Folder Dimensions, Fit?

    At the risk of a double-post (my first one got lost somewhere), I made this mod to my 12x20 Folmer & Schwing camera a few years back. I made a jig from MDF and used a router to cut the groove for...
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    Re: Look for someone to make bellows

    My last order with CB was last January (2015) for a replacement bellows for an 8x10 Sinar Norma. Custom Bellows had the job completed (according to my emails) one day after they received my bellows...
  31. Re: Eastern Sierra Trip/ Goodbye California!

    Oh, I know where that is... Been a long time.:-)
  32. Re: Eastern Sierra Trip/ Goodbye California!

    Happy Birthday Jim! Do you have a maps link or coordinates for the site?
  33. Re: Thinking of some lens changing / swapping

    Honestly, I'd just learn to love the 300 and save the money. But that's my opinion and others likely will disagree...
  34. Re: Thinking of some lens changing / swapping

    What Bob said.
  35. Re: Norma 8x10 back light seal replacement material

    I have used a good quality ribbon from a piece goods store. Find one that has a good nap on one side. It can be secured with contact cement used sparingly.
  36. Re: Possibly purchasing my late friend's turn key darkroom / studio....

    Is it worth considering as an investment property? Is there any market in your area (wherever it is...) for a rental darkroom? Or, possibly, if an attached parcel is available, rental studio space as...
  37. Re: Need some help cutting spring tempered steel!

    +1. I have used this method to cut to length some springs that I had bought from Dick Phillips for more than one ULF camera. I was able to do a neat job with little effort. Just use caution...
  38. Re: Ansco 8x10 replacement case - any success?

    Chris - FWIW I have one of the Lightware cases. The model, I believe, is S1010. Not inexpensive, but a no-nonsense top-loading case which provides more than adequate protection and is a perfect fit...
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    Re: Deardorff dates

    And I always thought it was Jim Galli!
  40. Re: What is the most beautiful piece of furniture?

    Most anything by Folmer & Schwing...
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