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  1. Re: Shooting Outdoors With a Barrel Lens.

    A Packard shutter can be front mounted. Reinhold Schable (http://re-inventedphotoequip.com/Shutters.html) did a marvelous job mounting a big Packard to the front of my 16-18 Graf Anastigmat. That...
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    Re: Mare Island visit

    I miss the Sardine Can. They used to have a good cioppino. It's been a long time since I was there.
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    Re: Verito 14.5 inch

    That camera had been modified to accept a compendium shade. Those were the attachment points.
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    Re: Verito 14.5 inch

    Not currently. But I did at one time.
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    Re: Verito 14.5 inch

    f/32

    The old lens looks pretty sharp at this aperture.
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    From these images it's apparent that the Verito's usefulness as a portrait lens is clearly in the f/4 to f/8 range which is...
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    Re: Verito 14.5 inch

    Back when I had a small web site I had a page devoted to the Verito lens. From the comments I received, many people found it very helpful. At the time I took down the web site I thought that my...
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    Re: Elsa Dorfman is retiring

    Thanks, Oren, for posting this.
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    Re: A Pinkham Tale.

    A good read. Thanks Jim!
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    Re: Lf gov't job opening

    After 25 years of civil service, the last thing I would want to do is to merge my hobby, my means of "escape" with yet another job working for the government! A fate worse than death, if you ask me....
  10. Re: Camera Stores In Orlando Florida To Visit

    Man, does that bring back memories!... One of my favorite hangouts as a kid. Saw my first view camera there, but it was the Hasselblad system that really caught my eye. It was love at first sight!
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    Daniel Jones on CBSNews.com

    Nice piece on Daniel Jones and his work: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/daniel-jones-always-shoots-for-picture-perfect

    Always good to see a fellow LF'er making good! Is Daniel on this forum?
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    Re: Post your one-room country shacks

    Reminds me of those postcards with the superimposed script that says something like, "Just one more payment and it's mine!". Actually it's great to see the leaves. Vegas palm trees aren't cutting it...
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    Re: The 250mm 10" Wide Field Ektar thread.

    The front of the lens is series 9. So series 9 drop-in filters work and can be held with a retaining ring. There are lens shades which will do the same thing. Kodak made a series 9 gel filter holder...
  14. Re: Shipping a Folmer & Schwing 12X20 - Advice?

    Polyethylene foam is the open-cell foam that 'pool noodles' are made from. It's also found frequently as the packing material inside cartons containing computer equipment. It can be purchased from...
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    Re: Low-to-ground tripod?

    Look up "hi hat"; there are usually some interesting entries on Ebay.
  16. Re: Folmer & Schwing Co 7X17 Film Folder Dimensions, Fit?

    At the risk of a double-post (my first one got lost somewhere), I made this mod to my 12x20 Folmer & Schwing camera a few years back. I made a jig from MDF and used a router to cut the groove for...
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    Re: Look for someone to make bellows

    My last order with CB was last January (2015) for a replacement bellows for an 8x10 Sinar Norma. Custom Bellows had the job completed (according to my emails) one day after they received my bellows...
  18. Re: Eastern Sierra Trip/ Goodbye California!

    Oh, I know where that is... Been a long time.:-)
  19. Re: Eastern Sierra Trip/ Goodbye California!

    Happy Birthday Jim! Do you have a maps link or coordinates for the site?
  20. Re: Thinking of some lens changing / swapping

    Honestly, I'd just learn to love the 300 and save the money. But that's my opinion and others likely will disagree...
  21. Re: Thinking of some lens changing / swapping

    What Bob said.
  22. Re: Norma 8x10 back light seal replacement material

    I have used a good quality ribbon from a piece goods store. Find one that has a good nap on one side. It can be secured with contact cement used sparingly.
  23. Re: Possibly purchasing my late friend's turn key darkroom / studio....

    Is it worth considering as an investment property? Is there any market in your area (wherever it is...) for a rental darkroom? Or, possibly, if an attached parcel is available, rental studio space as...
  24. Re: Need some help cutting spring tempered steel!

    +1. I have used this method to cut to length some springs that I had bought from Dick Phillips for more than one ULF camera. I was able to do a neat job with little effort. Just use caution...
  25. Re: Ansco 8x10 replacement case - any success?

    Chris - FWIW I have one of the Lightware cases. The model, I believe, is S1010. Not inexpensive, but a no-nonsense top-loading case which provides more than adequate protection and is a perfect fit...
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    Re: Deardorff dates

    And I always thought it was Jim Galli!
  27. 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....
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  32. 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.
  36. 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...
  38. 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.

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    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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