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    Re: 6X10 Format

    I had one of those Wisner 6x10 cameras back around 2009. Had Alan Brubaker make six brand new walnut holders for it, then sold it, lock, stock and barrel to an infamous Ebay personality. Still kick...
  2. Re: homemade lens - Pipe & Spaghetti series I schedule 40

    That's excellent, Jason!
  3. Re: Questions on converting a condenser head to a diffusion head

    No, a diffusion source needs to be immediately above the negative stage. The simplest thing would be to watch for a used cold light head to fit your Beseler. Whatever setup you end up using, you will...
  4. Re: Another Shorpy image. 1864 and the photog left his other camera lens laying in p

    Early eBay product shot. ("Hood included, but not pictured.")
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    Re: Sinar shutter

    A DB mount is not required. I've used several lenses in front of a Sinar/Copal shutter mounted on standard Sinar/Horseman lensboards. The DB mount adds convenience in that it links the aperture with...
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    Re: Ray McSavaney

    I'm sorry to hear that news. I really liked his work.
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    Re: lens board adapters question

    http://www.skgrimes.com/products/lens-board-adapters

    They're not cheap, but they do good work.
  8. Re: opaque paint? or other covering material?

    aluminum foil
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    Re: NY City Travel - Pod 39 hotel

    I've stayed at both of the first two offerings on Penumbra Foundation's resources page, Leo House and Seafarer's & International House. Each was adequate and reasonably comfortable. I was able to get...
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    Re: No 411 Holmes, Booth and Hayden Lens

    Looks like you have already "listed" it. In fact, this looks to me like little more than a thinly-veiled auction, which is expressly verboten on this forum.
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    Re: Wollensak lens

    Series II is f/4.5. Series IV is f/6.3.
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    Re: Wollensak lens

    Velostigmats are good general-purpose lenses. Series IV was an f/6.3 anastigmat. Should be very serviceable, but I confess I've never used a series IV specifically.
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    Re: advice on Cooke with stuck Soft focus

    Used to be that an apple for the teacher was adequate. But that may be just an American custom.

    I'll bet Steve will give you double your money for that lens!
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    Re: Mounting lens to lens board

    Sounds like your lensboard is too thick. You might need a rebate cut in the rear for the retaining ring to sit in and allow enough thread to be exposed so it will engage. I've never used an Arca, so...
  15. Re: Are additional lens elements made and kept as stock?

    Hell, just give up photography.
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    Re: Copal 1 240mm that covers 8X10??

    This was taken with a 240mm /9 Docter Germinar-W. Admittedly it's not the best image for showing detail, but it gives some idea of the lens' capability.
  17. Re: Ansel Adams with his Sinar Norma--Getty Exhibit

    There are load limits for car-top hauling, so you'd be better off with a pickup truck. Much simpler IMHO. My Honda Element at first blush would have been an awesome LF field companion. But with a 150...
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    Re: Camera Builders

    What do you want done?
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    Re: What is it?

    Jon's camera is shown again on pages 8 & 9 of the 1941 Agfa catalog at Cameraeccentric.com.

    They're pretty rudimentary cameras, but completely competent for the job for which they were designed.
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    Re: adding a patina to new brass flanges.

    Hear, hear!
  21. Re: Technika to kardan lens board adapter?

    Yes, it is a Technika lensboard adapter (which is what I think the earlier poster said).

    As a note, the Linhof adapter boards for Technika to Kardan are very nice. I've had two or three of these...
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    Re: Best 8x10 Antique Wood Tripod

    A Crown #4 would be fine for your 8x10, but you'll probably find that it will exceed your price range. In fact, "antique" or "vintage" wooden tripods on Ebay often have prices comparable to new ones....
  23. Re: Midwest Asylum April Outing Tomorrow

    Good name!
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    Re: Norma Crud

    I did ask that earlier, myself. Short of trying to ignite it, I don't know how to [nondestructively] test to determine what it is.

    There have been some good suggestions. I'll post my results once...
  25. Re: beautiful mobile 30"x30" studio camera

    I did see one once at a place that did aerial photography. The rear standard was mounted into a wall which formed one wall of a darkroom so that the rear standard was accessible from inside the...
  26. Re: beautiful mobile 30"x30" studio camera

    Hate to say, it's big $ even if it were free.
  27. Re: beautiful mobile 30"x30" studio camera

    Ha!! Almost in my backyard! Well, 75 miles, anyway.

    I do like the idea of no film holders. But what would the neighbors say?
    Oh dear, oh dear...
  28. Re: beautiful mobile 30"x30" studio camera

    I still haven't seen where it's located. Been through the link twice.
  29. Re: Robert Dawson and his "Accordion View Camera"

    a truly digital camera...
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    Rooms are probably pretty cheap now...
  31. Re: Robert Dawson and his "Accordion View Camera"

    His next project should be a series on accordions... sheesh!
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    Re: Norma Crud

    Very informative, Struan. Thank you.
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    Re: Good bag/case for carrying LF 5x7 ?

    Now, now. I'm not calling anybody an ULF-butt here. It just struck me funny.
  34. Re: Ansel Adams with his Sinar Norma--Getty Exhibit

    Well, that was a fun romp. Man, that guy sure had it made! All I know is that my life won't be complete until I get a Kodak Commercial View Camera. ;)

    And yes, it is a Norma in the first clip....
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    Re: Good bag/case for carrying LF 5x7 ?

    This is why I love the English language.
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    Re: Norma Crud

    My first retirement project!
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    Re: Norma Crud

    Thanks for all the replies.

    Found this thread in another forum and some of the methods suggested are specifically for aluminum and not magnesium, hence my question.

    The most obnoxious aspect...
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    Re: Norma Crud

    Thank you Steven. That's been my experience. I knew I hadn't been abusing Miss Norma.

    Can anyone tell me unequivocally that the rear standard casting is, in fact, aluminum and not magnesium?
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    Re: Norma Crud

    As I noted earlier, I've had two 8x10 Normas over the years. The first one was purchased on Ebay and had the oxidation pretty bad. The problem starts under the paint and creates "pimples" which, if...
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    Re: Norma Crud

    I've only seen this problem on the 8x10 rear standards which are cast aluminum (I believe). Never have had the issue with the 4x5 or 5x7 components. The problem usually first appears where the rear...
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