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    Re: What is it?

    Jon's camera is shown again on pages 8 & 9 of the 1941 Agfa catalog at Cameraeccentric.com.

    They're pretty rudimentary cameras, but completely competent for the job for which they were designed.
  2. Re: adding a patina to new brass flanges.

    Hear, hear!
  3. Re: Technika to kardan lens board adapter?

    Yes, it is a Technika lensboard adapter (which is what I think the earlier poster said).

    As a note, the Linhof adapter boards for Technika to Kardan are very nice. I've had two or three of these...
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    Re: Best 8x10 Antique Wood Tripod

    A Crown #4 would be fine for your 8x10, but you'll probably find that it will exceed your price range. In fact, "antique" or "vintage" wooden tripods on Ebay often have prices comparable to new ones....
  5. Re: Midwest Asylum April Outing Tomorrow

    Good name!
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    Re: Norma Crud

    I did ask that earlier, myself. Short of trying to ignite it, I don't know how to [nondestructively] test to determine what it is.

    There have been some good suggestions. I'll post my results once...
  7. Re: beautiful mobile 30"x30" studio camera

    I did see one once at a place that did aerial photography. The rear standard was mounted into a wall which formed one wall of a darkroom so that the rear standard was accessible from inside the...
  8. Re: beautiful mobile 30"x30" studio camera

    Hate to say, it's big $ even if it were free.
  9. Re: beautiful mobile 30"x30" studio camera

    Ha!! Almost in my backyard! Well, 75 miles, anyway.

    I do like the idea of no film holders. But what would the neighbors say?
    Oh dear, oh dear...
  10. Re: beautiful mobile 30"x30" studio camera

    I still haven't seen where it's located. Been through the link twice.
  11. Re: Robert Dawson and his "Accordion View Camera"

    a truly digital camera...
  12. Re: Robert Dawson and his "Accordion View Camera"

    Rooms are probably pretty cheap now...
  13. Re: Robert Dawson and his "Accordion View Camera"

    His next project should be a series on accordions... sheesh!
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    Re: Norma Crud

    Very informative, Struan. Thank you.
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    Re: Good bag/case for carrying LF 5x7 ?

    Now, now. I'm not calling anybody an ULF-butt here. It just struck me funny.
  16. Re: Ansel Adams with his Sinar Norma--Getty Exhibit

    Well, that was a fun romp. Man, that guy sure had it made! All I know is that my life won't be complete until I get a Kodak Commercial View Camera. ;)

    And yes, it is a Norma in the first clip....
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    Re: Good bag/case for carrying LF 5x7 ?

    This is why I love the English language.
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    Re: Norma Crud

    My first retirement project!
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    Re: Norma Crud

    Thanks for all the replies.

    Found this thread in another forum and some of the methods suggested are specifically for aluminum and not magnesium, hence my question.

    The most obnoxious aspect...
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    Re: Norma Crud

    Thank you Steven. That's been my experience. I knew I hadn't been abusing Miss Norma.

    Can anyone tell me unequivocally that the rear standard casting is, in fact, aluminum and not magnesium?
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    Re: Norma Crud

    As I noted earlier, I've had two 8x10 Normas over the years. The first one was purchased on Ebay and had the oxidation pretty bad. The problem starts under the paint and creates "pimples" which, if...
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    Re: Norma Crud

    I've only seen this problem on the 8x10 rear standards which are cast aluminum (I believe). Never have had the issue with the 4x5 or 5x7 components. The problem usually first appears where the rear...
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    Re: Norma Crud

    Scotchbrite's a good suggestion. Thanks.

    Drew, is yours an 8x10 rear standard?
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    Re: Norma Crud

    Nope, not the same thing.
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    Norma Crud

    Both 8x10 Sinar Normas that I've seen have suffered from aluminum oxide forming on the rear standard. My current one is no exception and one of my first projects this summer will be to try to clean...
  26. Re: "Beliefs" inherited from our "forefathers".

    Sounds like one or two "Pickerisms" in there
  27. Re: Oh where, oh where has my LFPF favicon gone?

    Looks like it's back.
  28. Re: Oh where, oh where has my LFPF favicon gone?

    I was wondering what that was called as I'd wanted to ask about it myself. The current one looks like notation for a square root. If so, it's a radical change. ;)
    *Sorry!*
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    Re: How expensive is 8x10?

    Again.
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    Re: How expensive is 8x10?

    Consider your goals. If you just have an itch to use an 8x10 camera, then go ahead and try it. But minimize your investment. Rent one or use a friend's camera.

    If your goal is to make photographs,...
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    Re: Making Custom Back

    It's completely feasible to have a back made to allow use of modern film holders with a vintage tailboard camera, e.g., 4x5 on an old half-plate camera. Ultimately it would depend on the specifics of...
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    Re: Short variable soft focus lens

    One of the advantages of 8x10 is that there is a much larger range of interesting lenses from which to choose.

    I would imagine that 8x10 was the format du jour back when these lenses were made and...
  33. Re: Vitax 16" w/ #5 Wollensak Studio Shutter / tiny aperture knob needed

    I just took a look at my nearest Studio shutter in reach, which is a number 4. Yours is a 5, I believe, but close enough. There is just no clearance behind that chrome-plated cam ring which adjusts...
  34. Re: Vitax 16" w/ #5 Wollensak Studio Shutter / tiny aperture knob needed

    Found the auction. And the photos. Pretty lens.
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    Re: Enlarging Easel what is the best

    Those must be the yellow ones.
  36. Re: Vitax 16" w/ #5 Wollensak Studio Shutter / tiny aperture knob needed

    Is this lens in a large (like a #5) Studio shutter? I'm trying to picture the lens as I used to have one.

    Come to think of it, a picture would be helpful!
  37. Re: Newibie question: Contact prints, VC paper, light source

    Seems any scratches or defects in the filter would show in the print if you did that. I'd keep the filter close to the light source.

    There was a time when I made some contact prints in a bathroom...
  38. Re: Deardorff v8 and copal shutter question

    Shutter numbers refer to the dimensions of the shutter, not to a particular film format. A Copal #1 is smaller than a Copal #3. They never made a #2, AFAIK. Copal #0 is smaller than #1, etc. Other...
  39. Re: Spring 2014! and the Swirlies are BACK! (caution; soft-weird-pure-rubbish)

    It's a Galli, Galli world through the Cinephoric looking glass...
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    Re: 5x7 Monorail Cameras????

    5x7??
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