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  1. Re: What is the most beautiful piece of furniture?

    Most anything by Folmer & Schwing...
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    Re: Commercial vs Wide Field Ektar?

    A Commercial Ektar is a Tessar-type formula. A Wide-Field Ektar is a double-Gauss formula noted for a large coverage. Very different lenses, although both have been used effectively for portraits....
  3. Re: Series Please?? Cooke 36 inch process lens

    Suggest you try contacting Barbara Lowry at Cooke Optics. I believe she's listed on their masthead on the Cooke site. Her name seems to pop up with some frequency on some of the other photo forums...
  4. Re: What is your favorite focal length for 8x10?

    IF you ask me tomorrow, you might get a different answer. But today I'll say 300mm. Many interesting lenses in that focal length (or very close to it). Heliar, Dagor, Kodak Portrait, Yada, yada.......
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    Re: I have 8x10 GAS!!!

    To truly understand and appreciate the value of 8x10 you need to shoot 14x17 (or larger). Then you will come to appreciate what 8x10 and 4x5 have to offer. And how easy it is to load 8x10 film...
  6. Re: Converting a 6x9 enlarger to (approx) 4x5 enlarger

    As I have done many times in the past, I would ask myself, "Do I want to be an engineer or a photographer?" The answer is almost always clear.

    I would imagine shipping an enlarger from the States...
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    Re: Cottage, Grand Union Canal, London

    Very "Emersonian", if a bit sharp...
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    Re: Darkroom Space in Las Vegas?

    Email sent, Dave...
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    Darkroom Space in Las Vegas?

    Recently relocated and looking for some darkroom access in Las Vegas, NV. Any suggestions?

    My primary need is for open-tray sheet film processing.
  10. Re: Question about Sinar Shutters and ULF lenses

    Nick - What would keep it from working is the size of the exit pupil of your particular lens. For a 610mm, f/9, you're probably OK, but I can't tell without looking at the actual lens and the...
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    Re: Quick releases for LF cameras

    I know it well, Oren! The support board is a solid piece of mahogany because that's what I had at the time. It could just as well (or better) be made from 3/4" plywood. It's approximately 12x16...
  12. Thread: Durst 3S

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    Re: Durst 3S

    Look to see if there is a filter drawer on the right side of the head, after the bulb and before the mirror in the light path. I can't recall if my 3S had that or not. The 138 does. Failing that you...
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    Re: Quick releases for LF cameras

    For Randy and anyone else who's interested, here are some quick and dirty shots of the support board for my 12x20.

    136371136372136373136374

    The first photo shows the rails underneath the board....
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    Re: Quick releases for LF cameras

    Glad you're pleased. I, however, remain non-conformist. :)
    If you still need photos, Randy, send me a PM or email specifying what you wish to see.
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    Re: Quick releases for LF cameras

    Randy, I already did that with my last post. I let my web site go last month because I don't need the continued expense. But if I still had it, I would continue to link my images in that manner...
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    Re: Quick releases for LF cameras

    The mounting plate I made for my 12x20 uses side rails to "contain" the camera bed and prevent twisting, obviating the need for two camera screws and any associated "surgery".

    In 2010 I wrote the...
  17. Thread: Durst 3S

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    Re: Durst 3S

    I had a 3S for several years, but never found a manual for it. None is really needed; it is, as you say, straightforward. During the time I had mine I also acquired a 138 and found few differences...
  18. Re: Need help with my 8x10 original design R.H.Phillips and Sons Camera (wood)

    It's been several years since I had one of these. But you might try W.M. Berg.
  19. Re: Enlarger Contact Printing is Good Bad ugly?

    I like using an enlarger for conventional contact printing because of the control it gives me over the light. But in the past I have done contact printing on a bathroom counter (at night) and made my...
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    Re: Ilford Multigrade 500H Head

    Cornfield - I've tried twice to contact you.
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    Re: IATA new standard for the carry on bags

    +1.
    Commercial air travel is deplorable enough without taking ANY camera. 20 years ago I was shipping things ahead via FedEx. That was a good policy then and even better now. My last flight, last...
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    Re: Combining Lens with Shutter

    This is not a DIY project. There is more to it than just mating threads and making an aperture scale. Cell spacing is critical. You'll need to send it to a professional concern to have the lens...
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    Re: Ilford Multigrade 500H Head

    Cornfield - Please email or PM. This doesn't need to take up space on a public forum.
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    Re: Ilford Multigrade 500H Head

    Where are you located? I have filters, frames and vent tubes. PM sent.
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    Re: Ilford Multigrade 500H Head

    What filter holder? I have a spare set of dichroic filters, I think. Is that what you need?
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    Re: LF Gathering: Alabama Hills, CA May 15-17

    Those clouds are Anselicious!

    The one time I got to visit, it was a decidedly bald-headed sky.
  27. Re: Example of Semi-Stand vs Tray processed 7x17 negative

    Okay, so let me see if I've got this... The 7x17 film is loaded by rolling it along the long axis, emulsion-in, and inserted into the conduit developing tube. After pre-wash (or not), developer is...
  28. Re: Example of Semi-Stand vs Tray processed 7x17 negative

    Thanks Steve.
  29. Re: Example of Semi-Stand vs Tray processed 7x17 negative

    Thanks for your hard work Steve. I was referring to the actual process itself, especially the tubes and agitation procedure. Is electrical conduit of the size required available at somewhere like...
  30. Re: Example of Semi-Stand vs Tray processed 7x17 negative

    Never having attempted semi-stand development, I am having a hard time visualizing all of this, Steve. Some pictures would be a great help. A video would be super!
  31. Re: Turning a van into a simple darkroom... assistance required...

    I was wondering just how you were going to breathe in there.
  32. Re: 21 1/4 Inch f/11 Kodak Copying Ektanon Lens Board size

    Ari - If you choose to have the lensboard threaded, you'll need to check the thread pitch, since if it is too coarse, there may not be enough "meat" in the lensboard. There may be other options......
  33. Re: 21 1/4 Inch f/11 Kodak Copying Ektanon Lens Board size

    Ari, I sent you an email.

    My flange measures a hair under 3 15/16. The barrel itself measures right at 2 5/8". I think Randy is measuring the diameter of the boss on the back of the flange. That...
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    Re: cooke series II anastigmat?

    Yes, it is surprising. I have a Cooke marked 8" f/4.5, Series II, 5x7. And that's just what it is. At one time I had tried to use it on 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 and it definitely did NOT cover, having a very...
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    Re: cooke series II anastigmat?

    Lensvy = Lens Envy or something like that. Nice one Garrett! That's a beaut in that Volute! ;-)
  36. Re: 21 1/4 Inch f/11 Kodak Copying Ektanon Lens Board size

    Ari, I think it will fit a Tech board, but I'll have to double-check. I'm not at home right now, but will be tomorrow and will get back to you.
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    Re: More Mann

    Must be summer.…
  38. Re: Tired of rickety museum pieces... what modern 8x10 or 11x14 to buy?

    +1. I've had two Masters and agree that they are very rigid and robust cameras. I would also agree that the prices tend to be creeping upward, slowly, but still, on the rise.
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    Re: More Mann

    I envy that. Did you just happen upon that event or does she publish a calendar of her gigs anywhere?
  40. Re: WTB: Good, high-caliber used 8x10 or 11x14

    Just curious... What movements are important to you? (I mean, outside of your suggestion of a Chamonix..)
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