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  1. Re: How to calculate bellows extension from the bellows factor?

    So this is not a camera-in-hand exercise: Yeah . . .I can't play chess in my head. I measure from the front of the lens board to the film plane and do the math. For the lens you mention, each 3...
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    Re: Axial Tilt Field 8x10 Suggestions

    Back in the 1990s I had a Burk and James in 5x7 with a 4x5 reducing back. This is not a "field camera" like a Zone VI or Deardorff. It folded up well enough to pack conveniently and did have axial...
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    Re: 8x10 exposure size?

    UJMMM . . . . .Why not expose a sheet, process it then directly measure the exposed potion? It will be wider on the end with the loading flap and narrower where the raikls hold the film flat.

    A...
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Thanks for the on-point observation.

    However the plan is to support and align both the TW and a Celestron C-90 from below on an Arca-Swiss compatible rail. The T-Mount and tube is merely fo...
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Sure . . .I was trying to be funny.

    I am hoping to us my TravelWide mounted to a telescope mounting both to a rail and linked with some adaptation of a T-mount tube. The helical will only be...
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Good News indeed!

    MONTHS? Well OK.

    Patience is a virtue. Yet a wise man once said, "Virtue is its own revenge." But I think he was talking about Las Vegas.
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Holidays are over and 2018 is here . . .What is the status of this effort?
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    Re: Teak, Maple or American Black Cherry wood

    From what little experience I have had working with wood for sailboat trim: Teak has mineral inclusions INTHE WOOD GRAIN. These inclusions are what makes Teak resistant to insect damage and fungal...
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    Re: View Camera magazine back in business?

    As noted above, I have gotten the five most recent issues, all from 2015, all issues I already have.

    My wife's mother wanted to do something nice for me at Christmas, and I made appreciative...
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    Re: Disk Golf Cart or Photo Equipment Hauler

    What about one of those elaborate walkers with a seat, wheels and hand breaks? Many have a strong seat and can support quite a bit of weight.

    Another thought: What about adapting a golf-bag...
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    Re: View Camera magazine back in business?

    Sorry about that everyone: I did mean Steve Simmons, the publisher of the now defunct View Camera magazine.
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    Re: View Camera magazine back in business?

    Got the promised issues of View Camera yesterday. All from 2015. I had alreadyread them all back in 2015.

    I had tried to contact them through the website, by e-mail and by phone. The...
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    Re: View Camera magazine back in business?

    Steve: Are you out there?
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    Re: View Camera magazine back in business?

    My mother-in-law used PayPal. I really do not want to entangle this 93 year-old lady in any refund drama. I was surprised and said nothing on Christmas morning.

    I really do not want the last...
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    Re: View Camera magazine back in business?

    And so it does. I tried to call and get some adjustment or switch to the reprint of lenses. The phone seems to be disconnected. Sent an e-mail and will have to hope for the best on this.
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    Re: Cleaning of slow shutters

    I have all my shutters CLA-ed by Mike Hakeem at Professional Camera Repair in Houston

    https://www.yelp.com/biz/professional-camera-repair-houston
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    View Camera magazine back in business?

    Got a subscription to View Camera magazine for Christmas. I thought they had stopped publication.

    Are they back in business again?
  18. Re: Any Tips On Photographing From Overhead With A 4x5

    With the front mounted 45 degree mirror set up described above, the camera is horizontal and level. Everything is as stable as when shooting normally. A true90 degree or vertical perspective is...
  19. Re: Any Tips On Photographing From Overhead With A 4x5

    I have used a mirror on the front of the taking lens; a Spiratone "Circo-Mirro-Tach". Gotit off e-Bay years ago.

    Used it on a 4x5 Zone VI with 210mm lens. Wider lenses show the inside of the...
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    What is the current status of this issue?

    I understand that the Christmas season is upon us. I myself could not move forward with this in any way until January '18 in any case.

    At this point,...
  21. Re: 8x10 Burke & James Back the Same as Deardorff?

    I think my 8x10 Kodak 2D has an AGFA back on it.
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    I need a fix for my TravelWide.

    The total production was something like 2,500 I think. Maybe only 2K, don't remember exactly.

    Don't know the nuts and bolts of this stuff, but I understood...
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    Re: Multiple Exposure Question:

    This sort of relationship holds true for multiple "pops" of strobe units for fractional exposures. If reciprocity is not an issue, the exposures are cumulative.
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Even though I shoot LF I am not much of a high flyer these days. Before I jump into an international commitment, I have to know what the details are. I need this fix, but cannot commit without...
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    Re: Looking for a lens flange..

    This may not help much but:

    There are three basic flange types.

    1. Too large.
    2. Too small.
    3. Wrong thread.
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    Re: Super glue and baking soda trick

    Sowill the Coke work alone or does the Mentos activate the coca Cola developer?

    Can you substitute Pepsi or even a non-cola soft drink?

    Is there a video available on this?
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Well, I need the fix. How many others also need this repair? Can we do a group buy?

    And most importantly .. .what will it cost ?
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Update on SK Grimes quote?
  29. Re: What is the lightest 4x5 field camera with a rotating back?

    UMMM...TravelWide?

    None lighter and if you shoot hand-held as it is designed for, the back rotates with your hands.

    A similar optionn would be one of the Polaroid conversions, or a Graflex.
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    Re: NEW AirBnB possibilitiies -- Maybe???

    Sounds as though there ARE possibilities. Perhaps not for tue current thread contributors, but this does sound like an opportunity for someone to offer space and amenities for niche interests. ...
  31. Re: Photographing/postprocessing black cashmere, silk, etc.

    I will often place a focusing target in the composition to verify plane of focus and depth of field. I move the target around to check the corners and so on. The barcode from a retail package makes...
  32. Re: Linhof wide angle device - what's the scoop?

    Least expensive, but useful.. . .

    I was having a problem rounding up my things when shooting outdoors. Lens caps , loup etc. Lost one or two not-cheap-to-replace items in the tall grass...
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    Re: How many of you were taught (in LF) ?

    Taught?

    I took a week-long workshop with Steve Simmons at The Santa Fe Workshops in the 1990s.

    Took a week-long workshop with Jerry Spagnoli at The Montana Workshops in the early 2Ks.

    Is...
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    I need at least one part, but would commit to two depending on cost.

    The early adopters got into the TW for $99. The follow-on buyers got in for $150. The camera cost me something <$200 (don't...
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    In my opinion, this is a design deficiency in every TW camera. Most folks seem to be more carweful with their TW than I have been.

    he TW was a Kickstarter project and I understand that there has...
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    Re: How to use a reflex viewfinder

    I have long thought about cobbling together a Graflex Reflex body with some reflex viewer to make a 4x5 SLR.

    Unfortunately, I do not have the skill set, DIY experience or the resources to have...
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Any response from SKG on the cost a brass substitute ring segment?

    I am sure that there are others with this problem out there.
  38. Thread: 74mm jam nut

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    Re: 74mm jam nut

    I am in the same boat.

    Have a wollensak 15" f/5.6 Telephoto without mounting ring. A 75mm ring will cross-thread , but ultimately pops off. Right now electrical tape holds it on a lensboard,...
  39. Re: 4x5: If I don't have a macro type lens, what's the next alternative?

    Are the Tominon lenses made for the Polaroid MP-3/4 copy cameras any good for macro work?

    I have a 75mm Tominon that came from an MP-4.
  40. Re: 4x5: If I don't have a macro type lens, what's the next alternative?

    WhenI started out in LF I was on a shoe string. My outfit was based on a Burk and James 5x7 with a reducing back.I shot some macro set-ups with a lens salvaged from an oscilloscope camera (75mm...
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