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    Re: Lenses Minor White used?

    Minor White did his best work collaborating with Major Black.
  2. Re: Keystone Flashmeter Shutter Questions

    The term 'flash' should be taken as in 'flash card', a training technique.
    There were projection types used in WWII for training to recognize aircraft silhouettes.
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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    What works is good!
  4. Re: Best finish for DIY wood camera large format: stain and clear clear coat on woode

    Aw, what ever happened to that old Navy Surplus grey leaded paint?
  5. Re: Attaching a leather handle onto the top of a Chamonix?

    The method I use with a strap and upper retainers is to use small T-nuts above bellows, below the frame. Place the two upper strap retainers; use their holes to guide your drill which is the size to...
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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    The tightening thread should be a finer pitch. Yeah it is clever in allowing an open or allen wrench to tighten, but IMHO a coarse thread was a poor choice. Also, the alloy is too malleable. (All...
  7. Re: Schneider Super Angulon XL 47mm f5.6

    The 35mm APO Grandagon can cover nominal 6x12cm. In my experience it requires the center-filter, and an aperture of 22, which is disappointing but understandable. If you can try it using the...
  8. Re: Schneider Super Angulon XL 47mm f5.6

    I hope that one day you can try the 10mm lens. The first thing you should notice is how very large it is compared to other wide lenses for 35mm. I hope someone more knowledgeable can tell us whether...
  9. Re: Majestic Tripod Head 1/4"to 3/8" Make Up Screw Fix

    Thanks, Bob!
  10. Re: Majestic Tripod Head 1/4"to 3/8" Make Up Screw Fix

    I have a Linhof round base plate that converts from 1/4" to 3/8" and obverse.
    Maybe Bob S can give us the details.
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    Re: Repainting old lens

    An excellent point worth repeating, thus the reply with quote. Thanks for that.
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    Re: Repainting old lens

    LabRat, I have a great experience with powder paint. For my old Harley-Davidson chop I used powder painted drag bars, front forks and several other parts which have not faded, chipped or worn for...
  13. Re: Wooden Lens board Repair - Best Practices

    Peter, in my modest experience wood putty shrinks. Not good. A good animal glue injected and properly clamped over-night is good. My last resort is that awful scoundrel Gorilla Glue because properly...
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    Re: Repainting old lens

    I might be mistaken, but I was thinking it was a barrel lens. One would remove the front and rear lenses.
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    Re: Monster lens or a window?

    Yes, is a window to be placed for example mid-between in the aircraft so an airman could have a view wide enough to include a wing and the tail. As far as I can find it was not employed, instead they...
  16. Re: Your Thoughts on Pre Soaking Sheet Film Prior To Development

    In my modest experience, pre-soaking film is not necessary unless the manufacturer recommends it - do any recommend it? It would be inadvisable because they cannot know the composition of your water....
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    Monster lens or a window?

    The big auction site item # 173300451737
    ????
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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    I wonder how many of us there are from the pre-internet era. I am one.
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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    Unless you apply either to a large and difficult ring. I bent both of his spanners in an attempt. Perhaps they have changed the alloy since.
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    Re: Repainting old lens

    If you wish a highly durable finish search for the many who do powder-coating.
    Seriously, it is the final word for quality, durability and it is economical.
  21. Re: Foolproof removal of brass lens flanges!

    Very good, Steve. Thank you. Rapping the board with a hammer at the lever end does produce a strong, short torque. I mean not a so-called dead-blow or soft hammer. The tiny strike of shock does the...
  22. Re: Help: infitniy focus with 9x12 Unknow beauty

    Oh, should our universe be so accurate. Do not mistake nodal point with flange focal distance. For most of our LF cases, focal flange distance is our reference point because it is simple to measure.
  23. Re: Seki Stainless Steel Developing Tank - any experience using them?

    Be careful, regardless of the description they don't include a reel

    (Search 'bay using "Seki developing tank")



    That is a good point. So many Asian clones seem to be designed by two drunks...
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    Re: How do you experience your GG?

    I have a GG on all my view cameras, but one-by-one I've put them into storage. I deeply appreciate those who effectively use perspective controls. I just cannot use a GG properly. (Hell, I can hardly...
  25. Re: What material are non-netallic shutter blades made of?

    To your point - it really cannot matter if a shutter leaf is somewhat transparent to IR in LF for two reasons: In LF the film is not present during composition; second it is unlikely the film has...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    In the early Fifties our snake kit was a tourniquet, a pointed razor and rubber suction cups. The only use my peers found found for them was sucking out pimples.

    When it came to copperhead bites...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Sorry I was not clear. I'm originally from Rhode Island (RI) and North-East means to me the New England states above RI, and from my experience Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and up-state New York....
  28. Re: Wollensak 9.5" 241mm f/4.5 Raptar Series II

    I dimly recall a post here where someone made a spacer to move the front element forward - another search challenge.
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    Re: Expensive fake lens boards !

    Well, you are lucky to have a Masonite mine, or some retired Masons. :) Seriously, good idea. Thanks for that.

    If I may, I understand how a restoration enthusiast might spend a lot of time...
  30. Re: Wollensak 9.5" 241mm f/4.5 Raptar Series II

    I removed the SF limit stop as Louis did. I followed directions posted somewhere on this site. It was easy and quick! If you can't find the post, I'll try to search it out. Enjoy!
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Very smart!

    A snake bite can ruin your day. We had a rash of copperheads and timber rattlers in the NE. We didn't even keep track of all the kids bit by copperheads. None died, but you know it was...
  32. Re: 50 years from now .... Ask your question or respond !

    I grew with artists and today in my Seventies I know some who are quite accomplished and their personalities and politics are ordinary for persons bright enough to succeed in a difficult, competitive...
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    Re: Expensive fake lens boards !

    Nonetheless, his boards are less expensive than my time making the same, so I buy two and put one away for back-up!
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    Re: Expensive fake lens boards !

    Help us. What, exactly is wrong with multilayered glued boards? Glue can be a stronger bond than the materials bound. Might you be protesting engineering you do not understand?
  35. Re: How to know if I need a recessed lens board: Fujinon SWD 90mm F/5.6. on Sinar

    Fair enough! There are two Sinar bag-bellow types. I think if you have type #1 and a flat lens board you will be just fine with a 90mm. I use #2 for a 47mm XL which is more extreme.

    Enjoy, be...
  36. Re: 50 years from now .... Ask your question or respond !

    I gotta have one! I think I saw one with a small sidecar carrier. Perfect for gear?
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    Re: Expensive fake lens boards !

    Are you referring to boards with possibly counterfeited OEM envelopes?
  38. Re: 50 years from now .... Ask your question or respond !

    Just how unique is a Struss lens among the rest of soft-focus lenses?
  39. Re: 50 years from now .... Ask your question or respond !

    Jim, you are simultaneously frightening and enlightening.
  40. Re: 50 years from now .... Ask your question or respond !

    What do you mean Randy?

    Every generation becomes less intellectually gifted, or motivated to the same, but they can click-and-go pretending to understand with no personal effort. Is that it?
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