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    Free 8x10 Eastman!

    I would like to add my voice to the swelling crescendo of praise for Sean Yates. Sean was never sparing of his time or patience when dealing with people's queries. A few years ago Sean gave up his...
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    LF Camera store ambiance

    The Pittsburgh Camera Exchange in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA. Three + glorious floors stacked to the ceiling (and we're talking 20' ceilings) and even an 1890's operating photographer's studio set...
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    Scanning 4x5 Polaroids

    C'mon out there, you aren't trying! I was curious about this, too. Can't somebody send an answer?
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    Moving to L.A -Advice-

    Don't.

    If you do, prepare to spend half your life stopped in traffic.
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    Seneca 8 x 10

    For Paradise on Earth for Seneca owners, try:

    http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/5907/seneca.html

    or

    http://ink.yahoo.com/bin/query?p=%22Seneca+camera%22&hc= 0&hs=0
  6. A measure of the esteem that LF photography is held in.

    Dumpster diving may become a new Olympic sport!
  7. My wife wants digital need 4x5 scanner options

    EPSON 1240U 'R US
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    4x5 experience.

    Congratulations on having moved to Mamaroneck (New York) four times. This is undoubtedly the world's record .
  9. Is Anyone Familiar With Paul Wakefield?

    Close Andre, but no first down...the Dolphins receiver was Paul Warfield.
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    Graphic View Camera

    Rodrigo,

    Take a look under "Cameras" at the bottom of your question page. There are over 500 postings about cameras and many of them are about the Graphic View. It is a great camera and many ...
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    What Is A "Black Beauty" Camera?

    I have seen the term "Black Beauty" used umpteen times on eBay, often for the Seneca large format cameras which were finished in a satiny black.
  12. Presbyopia And Focusing The View Camera

    I think Sean Yates (answer #4) is way off the mark. Presbyopia is actually an intense fear of Presbyterians and the blurrier the better. You can't fear what you can't se
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    Kodak Master View: where to find

    Tim,

    Keep an eye on eBay. Only about 4-6 a year seem to show up there and everyone sets their reserve sky high so you won't pick up many bargains. That said, you don't see them very often any...
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    Graflex Graphic View I & II

    I have been a Graphic View II booster for quite some time and I, too, can't figure why it is the poor stepchild of the 4x5 set. It has everything the other more expensive monorails have except...
  15. How to design a"PERFECT" 8x10 wooden field camera

    It isn't metal and it isn't really a field camera but don't you just love the Graphic View II ? The whole camera from castings to the focussing movement to other movements are so well thought out...
  16. 300 Wollensak Velstigmat Variable Focus lens

    Jonathan,

    I, too, have this lens but my outer ring with the #1,2,3,4,5 settings is frozen at 0. I have tried to move it but nothing happens. I even used one of those blue rubber grippers for jar...
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    Who is/was Lee Wilshire?

    Wow! If only Lee Wilshire's camera had seen this much action we wouldn't be having this conversation. I have to say I come down on the side of the yuks. Laughs are few and far between on this site...
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    Who is/was Lee Wilshire?

    In a recent eBay auction a Graphic View was advertised and sold as Lee Wilshire' s personal camera. I hate to admit it but I haven't the foggiest who Lee Wilshir e is or was. Anyone have any ideas?
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    An 8x10 Revelation

    Hmmmm...seems Kubrick was on to something when he made EYES WIDE SHUT...............
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    Graphic View or Calumet CC series?

    Many participants to this posting site, myself included, swear by the Graphic View II. The lendary O. Winston Link who died last week used it for his famous Norfolk and Western railroad steam...
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    End of an Era

    Seconding what others said about O. Winston Link, I would add that the camera he used was a Graphic view II, something that might be of interest to readers of this site.
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    Graphic View II guy needs help

    Thanks Doug. What you said confirms all my experiments and suspicions. I , too, found that when you loosen the focus locking wheel just a little it keeps the focus pinion gear in tight contact...
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    Graphic View II guy needs help

    My Graphic View II jumps the teeth in the rail while focusing with the black rea r knob. I have tinkered with all the screw adjustments and have not been able to make it work smoothly. All teeth and...
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    Bellows cleaning redux

    The bellows on my Graphic View II seem to be vinyl because they are very supple and flexible. I would like to give them a cleaning. Previously on this forum many people weighed in on the best way...
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    Storage, Scanning and Projecting 4x5

    Make that $299.....not $29 (at that price I'll take ten)...
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    Storage, Scanning and Projecting 4x5

    --make that $299.00, not $29.00
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    Storage, Scanning and Projecting 4x5

    I believe the new Epson 1240U photo model, in addition to being a regular scanner, scans negs and transparencies up to 4x5 with the transparency adaptor. Cost is approx $29
  28. Suggestions for photographic locations in Arizona needed!

    Malcolm,

    Since you are heading south I would suggest The Casa Grande, an old Indian site, and the Suarjo (pardon my spelling) National Park outside Tuscon. It has incredible terrain and a...
  29. Lensboards compatible with Graphic View II

    What 4x5 lensboards are compatible with the Graphic View II ? I had heard that Calumet and maybe Burke and James are, but in prowling through the lensboard jungle I need a guide. The Graphic View...
  30. Looking for opinions of users of the MPP monorail 4x5?

    This isn't an answer or opinion but there was a previous posting I found by accident. Here it is..

    Does anybody know where I can find information about the different types of MPP cameras?

    --...
  31. schneider super angulon 72 XL....can I do without one??

    You can pick up the camera, tripod, and gear and walk closer or farther away to reframe the picture. There, you've just saved $2800.

    Keep careful records of how many times you do this. if you...
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    This forum needs a SEARCH ENGINE

    There was a similar request for a search engine a while back but I can't find it because we don't have a search engine.
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    Componon Fungus?

    I guess your lens is truly a Schneider Componon. (Sorry, couldn't resist it.)
  34. Thread: seneca

    by Wayne Campbell
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    seneca

    Check out this website:

    http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/5907/seneca.html

    for a story on the Seneca Competitor 8x10. I, too, have a Seneca 5x7 Improved model and am looking for a reducing...
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    Waxing Woodies

    On the face of it this may seem like a frivolous question but since there are so many back-packing, field-toting, equipment-lugging practicioners of the large format camera out there, maybe not....
  36. Back from out west - what did I forget?

    Not a word about the snakes. How were they?
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    the perfect 4x5 case

    Oooh, that hurts! The photo manufactures hate when you do things like that, blowing little trade secrets. I once bought a little insulated 6-pack cooler for $6 and use it to tote my Hi-8 video...
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    Lens Repair

    Try

    www.skgrimes.com
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    Will Digital Make LF obsolete?

    Digital won't make LF obsolete. LF became obsolete when Oscar Barnack introduced his Leica. Vinyl became obsolete when CDs were introduced. 35 MM motion pictures became obsolete when HDTV Video...
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    Heading out west - what did I forget?

    Anti-snake venom.
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