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    Re: Best Places to Retire to for LF

    Vancouver Island or Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada.
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    Lens repair in Vancouver

    I am in Vancouver for 3 weeks visiting a daughter and need a lens cleaned internally to remove haze. Can anyone suggest and recommend a business in Vancouver who could do this in a speedy manner. Any...
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    Re: weight of Rittreck View

    I have one - PM sent
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    Re: Cheap Guillotine shutter?

    Maybe option for smaller lenses and Canadian members?

    http://www.busybeetools.com/products/BLAST-GATE-2-1%7B47%7D2IN..html
  5. Re: Lens separation and use of transparent oil

    The separation shows as an oily rainbow pattern across all of the internal lens glass. I was given 4 Fujinons with this separation problem and was just interested in seeing if there was a way to fix...
  6. Lens separation and use of transparent oil

    I obtained an older 250mm f6.7 Fujinon that has separation on the front and back elements and covers the whole lens. I can remove the elements from the barrel and have heard that if there is a...
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    Re: Prince Edward Island in late May

    Lobster poutine consists of small lobster chunks in a lobster sauce poured over gourmet French fries with cheese curds mixed in and is a derivation of a classic Quebec recipe. It is very rich and...
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    Re: Prince Edward Island in late May

    If you are in Charlottetown make sure to visit the Gahan House pub for fish and chips and The Brickhouse (directly opposite) for lobster poutine. Driving around the coast will provide many...
  9. Thread: Ebonizing

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    Re: Ebonizing

    I am a retired cabinetmaker and had one client for whom I built an office/library in quarter sawn white oak. The oak was fumed with ammonia and as Drew says it is a hazardous procedure but the end...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Bruce you have captured the mood of the locations beautifully. Well done.
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    Re: Is KEH good for LF lenses?

    Yes
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    Re: Post YOUR Red Dot Artar Pics

    My youngest daughters beloved dog Harley. 12 inch RDA Rittreck View 5X7 FP4
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    Re: My "as is" Fuji 250 6.7

    Took me 2 years to find a retaining ring for my 250 f6.7 and I was lucky enough to find 2 at the same time. If you get stuck let me know and we can arrange something.
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    2 Great Bargains!!!
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    Re: Fujichrome RTPII 64T

    Thanks for all the advice and suggestions. I will definitely get an 85B filter and also try processing in C41.
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    Fujichrome RTPII 64T

    I have been given approximately 150 sheets of 4X5 Fujichrome RTPII 64T. I have never used this film before - any suggestions regarding filters to use in daylight, cross processing methods (if any)...
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    Re: Trouble sending a Personal Message

    PM's do not seem to work.
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    Re: Database Errors - but...

    I am trying to send a private message and get database error also.
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    Re: November 2013 portraits

    Ari, we should all move west to BC to get away from the horrible Ottawa winters! Lovely photos.
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    Re: weight of Rittreck View

    Rittreck View with 4X5 back weighs around 9lbs 3 ozs. - should be much the same with the 5X7 back. Great camera and whole plate and 8X10 backs are also around but hard to find at reasonable prices.
  21. Thread: Sinar F1

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    Sinar F1

    I am looking for a 4X5 mono rail with bag bellows (and short rail) and I am thinking of the F1. I have a couple of Sinar Copal shutters and I would be using 75mm and 90mm wide angle lenses as well as...
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    Re: Shipping from Canada to Qatar

    Canada Post is losing money hand over fist and the service quality has begun to go downhill. I have put in a claim that they deliberately make very hard to do and unfortunately with some of the...
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    Re: Shipping from Canada to Qatar

    From previous experience of tracked parcels when the parcel goes to customs the tracking system records and displays this. All the tracking shows is that the parcel left Toronto, Canada on August...
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    Re: Shipping from Canada to Qatar

    Hi Eddie - yes I did put on the tracking number when I marked it as shipped. I called Paypal and they will not unlock. The buyer has 23 feedback entries and I have over 1000 with 100% rating but to...
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    Re: Shipping from Canada to Qatar

    Thank you all for the replies. The parcel was insured for the whole amount and Canada Post said I need to wait 30 days before starting a claim. It is interesting that Canada Post no longer offers...
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    Shipping from Canada to Qatar

    Does anyone have any experience shipping camera parts to Qatar from Canada (or the USA)? On the auction site I had listed a quite rare camera part for sale and it was purchased by a person from...
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Steve - do you remember where this was? Looks very familiar.
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Rick - that fixed the problem! Thank you.
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    Re: Lens Flange Damage: How to un-bend?

    The ring vise does a great job but I always put a piece of thin rubber over the jaws to minimize marring.
  30. Re: Replaced the Motor in my Jobo CPE2! Oh Yeah!

    My Jobo CPE-2 only runs clockwise and I have seen no problems in black and white, E6 and C41 using 1500 series tanks. Maybe I have just been lucky? For BW I use ID11 and HC110.
  31. Re: Should I fret about shooting in the French Quarter?

    I live in Canada but have spent time in New Orleans - my favorite North American city. I have stayed and photographed in the French Quarter with a huge old Fuji GX680 and never had any issues. As...
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    Re: Ektar Suggestions

    There are also the wide field Ektars. I am not sure of the complete range but I have owned the 100mm and 135mm and still have the 250mm in an Ilex 5. Wonderful lens for 8X10.
  33. Re: Getting North from Toronto - best bang for buck?

    Don't go north - go east to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton and Newfoundland and enjoy the beauty of the Maritimes. The north is for the people who were born there - it is a harsh place.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Lovely shot Nathan and I hope you had some oysters from the area. I was just in Charlottetown, PEI visiting one of my daughters and it was very cold and windy. I am going back in the summer to spend...
  35. Re: Why Fujinon lenses are cheap compare to others?

    <Quote> e: Why Fujinon lenses are cheap compare to others?

    Originally Posted by John NYC

    Fujinons can get little white dots around where the lenses elements meet the housing.

    Ken Lee ...
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    Re: What is your favorite Kodak glass?

    203mm f7.7 Ektar and 135mm wide field Ektar.
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    Re: 9in f4 Verito element spacing

    If you have an Alphax 4 shutter see if the cells fit into it. I had two 9 inch Veritos and one fitted perfectly and the other had different male/female thread configurations and did not fit. The one...
  38. Sinar Copal Shutter Cable Release part number

    I need a cable release for my Sinar Copal shutter. Can anyone let me know what the Sinar part number is? And if you have one for sale please let me know.
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    Re: Fujinon filter size?

    All you ever need to know here.
    http://www.subclub.org/fujinon/byfl.htm
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    Re: What did you compose at Water’s Edge?

    Misty afternoon on the beach. Super D with 8 inch Lancaster meniscus 1/200 at approx f16 on expired APX400 in 2x3 roll film holder. APX400 is the most grainy film I have ever used!

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