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  1. Re: SEI Photometer - where or how to fix?

    Busted! The pizza caper rings a bell. Although I do not remember it per se, it sounds like something I'd do. I pride myself in having a good memory, that would have been slightly more than 30 years...
  2. Re: SEI Photometer - where or how to fix?

    I have two SEI's. They are among the many things I have and should get rid of, but can't bear to let go. A year and a half ago I contacted Huw Finney about his conversion and received this reply:

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    Re: Two problems with new Ansco 5x7

    I don't see that anyone else has asked, but do you have another lens you could try? That would at least narrow it down to the lens. Or not.

    How much time is left on the clock?
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    Re: Two problems with new Ansco 5x7

    Quite a conundrum you've got there, Brian-lad!
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    Re: Broken Ground Glass

    +1. Buy two. And get a tripod!

    I've done business on more than one occasion with Steve Hopf and highly recommend him. The other supplier I am not familiar with.
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    She's all dressed up for Valentine's!
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Arrrgghhhh!!
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    http://wfwhitaker.com/tech/Norma810_01.jpg

    I finally got off my duff and had a new bellows made for my 8x10 Sinar Norma. The rear standard was afflicted with the oxidation that so many of these...
  9. Re: Looking to add a "lighter" 300 to cover 8x10

    My 300mm f/6.3 Caltar is still listed in the F/S section. It weighs approx. 0.8 pounds on my digital shipping scale. Not a "prestige" lens, but still capable.
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    Re: A question on making ground glass...

    Pitch is used in lensmaking to attach glass to glass or most anything (such as a handle) to glass. Pitch melts easily and can be broken free when chilled (time in the freezer). But attaching to a...
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    Re: Ansel Adams Tickling the Ivories

    Where? Got a link?
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    Re: Help -- what is a "head screen"

    Thanks for clarifying that. For a while it looked like something I might find listed on Urban Dictionary.
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    Re: wearing light meter

    Oh, like a chest holster?

    If it is perceived as a weapon, it doesn't matter whether it actually looks like one or not or what color it is. People have been shot dead because somebody (cop or...
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    Re: wearing light meter

    I'd stay home.
  15. Re: 8x10 Field Camera = Compact and Very Light Weight??

    Google shows five different threads, not counting this one, on this topic on the first page of search returns from this forum alone. ...
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    Re: What is this 8x10

    Definitely Burke & James. For a minute I thought that was the ugliest camera I'd ever seen. Then I remembered an 8x10 Burke & James I had once where someone had painted the bellows with gold spray...
  17. Re: Pan-Tilt (no Side to Side Tilt) Heads to Support Heavy Cameras?

    Neil,

    Sent you a PM.
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    Re: Oceano Dunes

    That sounds like a photo op if ever I heard one!
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    Re: January 2015 Portraits

    Not exactly 2015, but that's when I finally got around to trying to scan it. Yours truly taken in 1983 when I was much younger. :rolleyes: I had hair color then. (At least I still have the hair,...
  20. Re: BAUSH & LOMB OPTICAL CO. 5X8 TESSAR Ic value?

    In barrel or in shutter? I was curious, so looked up Ebay completed auctions. Prices seem to vary widely, although I think Oren's estimate is more realistic.
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    Re: Film Holder Discipline

    I have never had to discipline my film holders as they are, for the most part, a well behaved lot. They know damn well if they get out of line they'll soon end up at the knacker's (i.e., Ebay) or...
  22. Re: lightweight wide-ish 5x7 lens recommendations

    My 5x7 wide angle is a 7" f/6.8 Dagor in an Acme #3 shutter. It works for me, but paired with a 203 Ektar, I don't think the focal length difference would be enough to make it worthwhile. For...
  23. Re: How I became a lens collector(not that anyone should care)

    Yeah, but the other one is on a skateboard. Don't ask me how I know.

    John, stay away from Ebay and the classifieds forum. At least you're taking charge of it now. Denial only makes it worse.
  24. Re: Field Camera - Which Movements Would You Consider ESSENTIAL

    When I look back at actual photographs I have made, few, if any movements could be considered "essential". I did use front rise extensively a couple of times, but that's about it. Tilt is nice to...
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    Re: Minor White Happy Snap

    Nice mug.
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    Re: 'Old fashioned' cameras ?

    What's really obnoxious are old-fashioned photographers...
    :)
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    Re: Raising your vantage point

    Here's one of Ezra Stoller competing for the Darwin award: http://news.esto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/96ES02.002.jpg
  28. Re: Pan-Tilt (no Side to Side Tilt) Heads to Support Heavy Cameras?

    I use a Ries Photoplane head (old and a precursor to the A200) for both 12x20 and 14x17 cameras. It works very well for those cameras. My low-profile Gitzo flexes excessively under that same load and...
  29. Re: Gandolfi 8x10 Precision Folding Instruction and Date Questions...

    Oh, man! That's pretty!!
  30. Re: Gandolfi 8x10 Precision Folding Instruction and Date Questions...

    Sounds like you did very well. Congratulations.
  31. Re: Gandolfi 8x10 Precision Folding Instruction and Date Questions...

    Gandolfi cameras are unusual to find, even rare (to use that obnoxious word) but for some reason, at least in the U.S., they've not acquired the same following as Deardorff.

    Personally, I think...
  32. Re: Gandolfi 8x10 Precision Folding Instruction and Date Questions...

    As Karl said, the latches/brackets at the bottom of the standard hold it in place.
    http://wfwhitaker.com/tech/Gandolfi_front_09.jpg

    also this

    http://wfwhitaker.com/tech/gandolfi8x10_16.jpg...
  33. Re: Durst 138S vs. Epson V750 flatbed scanner

    Take the Sexton class/workshop first, then make your decision. The more information you have for making a purchase/investment, the better.
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    Re: Christmas Colour Capers!

    Sounds interesting! I look forward to reading about your process and results. Please keep us informed!
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    Re: Hyperfocal Distance

    This is why they put a ground glass on cameras.
  36. Re: Seeking recommendations on portrait lens

    If you're nearly broke now, you'll be fully broke soon. Don't ask me how I know...

    Not intended to be flippant.

    There are some good suggestions above. In fact, almost any lens will suffice to...
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    Re: did zone VI sell wisner cameras?

    Some Wisner bellows are not interchangeable with other Wisner cameras, if it means anything.
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    Re: 11x14 affordable lenses

    My first lens for 11x14 was a Kodak 21" anastigmat. Bought it in barrel from Stephen Shuart. But that was back around 1983. Perfectly capable lens which covered 11x14 effortlessly. I still like it...
  39. Re: Advice re: lens and perspective for 8x10

    Perspective is controlled by the relationship of the camera to the subject, not by lens choice. You write of increasing the camera-to-subject distance, but that is only going to increase the amount...
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    Re: Tiger photography workshop

    ...posthumously.
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