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  1. Re: Foolproof removal of brass lens flanges!

    Years ago I got eight or so Oscilloscope lenses from an electronic surplus /salvage wharehouse store. Each had an aluminum mounting collar tightly screwed onto the threads of the front and rear...
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    Re: Case for Lenses on Boards?

    I use the now discontinued line of cased made by Photobackpacker in my fielfd kit.

    At home, there are several lenses mounted on lens boards that live in "ACID" brand cigar boxes, thickish mahogany...
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    Re: New PS Elements question.

    So it is likely that a copy of Elements 14 bought on e-Bay would be legitimate? And I could get it authenticated, activated or whatever by Adobe?

    Re. Sams: I will of course look, but I doubt that...
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    Re: New PS Elements question.

    Randy: thanks for that. . . .bummer.

    Well "saving a few bucks wasn't the point for me. We don't rent housing or lease cars. Leasing/renting works for many folks, but that's not what we do. It...
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    Re: New PS Elements question.

    Randy: I am not getting that..it must be me. .What post from Adobe? What is the warning?
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    Re: New PS Elements question.

    Thanks all,

    So I am looking on e-Bay at Elements14 for something at or under $80.
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    Re: Newbie of sorts: Photoshop Now?

    I use heavy-duty commercial kitchen grade Aluminum foil for my bed-time helmet.

    Way off the OP. Thanks Peter.
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    Re: New PS Elements question.

    So its for 64 bit . . .Guess I need the 2015 Elements. . . .that for 32 bit systems?
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    New PS Elements question.

    A I was "away" for a day or two and the other thread on Photoshop got well away from me. I can't possibly read all five pages.

    I am seeing e-Bay offerings for "Photoshop Elements 2018 &...
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    Re: Newbie of sorts: Photoshop Now?

    So I tried to contact Adobe on this and they seem to be totally unresponsive. Seems as though no one is at home.
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    Re: Newbie of sorts: Photoshop Now?

    Thanks everyone; all good stuff.

    Corran" Up-grading Elements sounds good. I am looking at the main screen for my Elements-5, but do not see any way to do an upgrade. IO will try to click around...
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    Newbie of sorts: Photoshop Now?

    I am an old-newbie in this: Not a computer-wiz either.

    I used photoshop CS 3 years ago. I used it to process scanned 8x1 0 negatives . Used it for minimal adjustments to contrast and for...
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    Re: Lens to produce vignetted images on 4x5

    Oren: Sorry. Didn't mean to step outside.

    Here is a link to an image on flicker. Not sure how to upload the image from flicker. This is a full-frame 4x5r from a few years ago....
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    Re: Trouble uploading images to LFP

    John: Thanks! I'll give that a try.
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    Re: Trouble uploading images to LFP

    I trained on Windows XP for several months at a school for the blind and visually impaired. When I got my computer it came with Vista and I lost a huge amount of ability, having to learn by doing. ...
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    Re: Lens to produce vignetted images on 4x5

    Thinking cheap and out of the box a bit . . . .

    About any lens from a 120/220 roll film in 6x6 cm format camera should give the effect looked for by the OP. Some lens/shutter salvaged from a 6x6...
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    Re: Trouble uploading images to LFP

    So how do I get my Edge fixed?
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    Re: Trouble uploading images to LFP

    Yeah . . . .the Explorer browser doesn't work on my equipment anymore. It locks up with one click. . . .because of Edge I am told by Geek-Squad experts.

    Whats the problem with Edge? I mean...
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    Trouble uploading images to LFP

    I have uploaded pics to this website in the past, and attached them to posts.

    I am now using the latest version of Windows 10 and do not seem to be able to transfer images from my files to LFP for...
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    Re: Lens to produce vignetted images on 4x5

    Any of the Oscilloscope lenses will do what you want.

    These are the "Oscillo Raptars and Oscillo Paragons. Typically these are 75mm f/1.9 . Makes nearly a 4" circle on 4x5. Typically these are...
  21. Re: Adapter for fork connector to regular PC connector

    Of course get a purpose-made adapter if you can. In this day and age of online everything why do anything else?

    However: I have seen a bi-pole to PC adapter made from the Bi-pole to plug in...
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    Re: Building a new 4x5 camera

    Great looking wood work. Show us the final product and what you shoot with it!


    I have long thought about making a slide focus box-in-box 4x5 camera with a spare Grafloc back. What got me...
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    Re: Evolving setup for short hikes

    Disclaimer: I do not carry or even pick up much weighty gear at more.

    however, in the past, I once did rig-up a wood tripod with heavy duty dog collars to secure the legs together and a couple of...
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    Re: Can you compose better with your left eye?

    There is a book on drawing titled "Drawing on the Right Side of The Brain".

    Anybody know this book?
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    Re: Evolving setup for short hikes

    Looks good. The important thing is that the gear doesn't get in the way of your creative process. If you are always thinking about how this or that should fit in or tie down it gets in the way of...
  26. Re: Lightest & compact tripod recommendations for an 8x10 Chamonix?

    I use a Berlebach (model ?) that is a little small for my 8x10 Kodak 2D. The tripod has a leveling center post. I often use this combination with no ball head or pan head. Pan and tilt are all...
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    Re: Achieving this look with movements or not?

    Ttwenty years ago at the Sante Fe Workshops, an instructor said something like, "The ground glass is truth."

    With that in mind, I frequently place a focusing target in the composition to check...
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    Re: DIY ULF Camera

    Can you "rig" together a plate holder from glued up bits of old Lisco holders? I am thinking, maybe only one sided with a backing piece toehold it all together and ensure rigidity and flatness.
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  29. Re: Alphax Shutter: suitable for mounting a barrel lens with ULF coverage?

    Thanks guys; good info . . . all of it.

    I am actually trying to sell my 15" Wollensak 5.6 telephoto.

    I have offered it fully described in the FS forum several times over the last two yars with...
  30. Alphax Shutter: suitable for mounting a barrel lens with ULF coverage?

    I have a Alphax "Synchro" shutter that I am not now using. It has a rear thread diameter of ~3 inches aqnd the front is just about as large (haven't measured it).

    Is there a barrel lens that...
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    Re: Backpack for 8x10

    Haven't read every post . . .sorry if this is redundant.

    There is a school of thought that argues for finding a dedicated heavy duty backpack that fits you well. Then adapting the pack to carry...
  32. Re: Budget Bill passed today affects 2017 returns

    Umm . . .House paid off 25 years ago.

    Offspring out of college for two decades and self-supporting.

    So nothong for us in all that I guess.
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    Re: Massive projector lens

    You might get a better response to this on the lens forum.
  34. Thread: DIY Loupe

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    Re: DIY Loupe

    No advice on the Opti-Visor. I got mine from a jewelry supply store here in Houston. They are available on line tyoo. I use the strongest they make.

    When m y eyes went out (in 2003) I didn't...
  35. Re: Backpack/case for carrying a 4x5 Sinar Norma (mini) system?

    There must be a good product dedicated to photograp;hy that will meet your needs.

    In the meantime: Consider making the rounds of thrift shops and Good Will stores for luggage and bags. Something...
  36. Thread: DIY Loupe

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    Re: DIY Loupe

    Cheap?


    Cheapest loupe I've ever had was salvaged from an old copy machine . . .free.
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    Re: Can you compose better with your left eye?

    Maybe it is true. My eyesight deteriorated in 2003. The right eye is blind and the left eye is just bad. My photography changed too . . .for the better I think; everthing became sinpler, more ...
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    Corran: Thanks for taking the risk to move this project forward.

    I am definatly interested in getting two replacement parts for my camera.
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    Re: TravelWide Repair Question

    I will try to attach an image with millimeter scale to this post.

    174038

    Does that help?
  40. Re: Designed a 3D Printed Plate Adapter for Graflex 1234 Pack Film Holder

    Colorado: I tried to send you an image of the broken TravelWide part by PM but got confused over how to insert the file there.

    I will try to attsch the image to this post instead.174015
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