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    Re: Graphic View Ground Glass Dimensions

    Quote Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble View Post
    What did you decide to do with the Graphic View? It's a nice camera.
    No decision yet, since it hasn't arrived from the seller yet. I'll figure out what to do with it once it comes and I get a chance to evaluate it in person. Right now, unless return shipping is obscene, I'm leaning towards returning it rather than working out the GG/fresnel/shimming issues.

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    Re: Graphic View Ground Glass Dimensions

    Working out the GG/Fresnel/shimming issues is part of a good education. Cameras come and go, knowledge endures.

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    Re: Graphic View Ground Glass Dimensions

    ^^^

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    Re: Graphic View Ground Glass Dimensions

    Well put Jim. I had a really frustrating and expensive summer dealing with bad CLAs on German TLRs, so I'm a little gun shy right now about taking on another repair project.

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    Re: Graphic View Ground Glass Dimensions

    So, the Graphic View arrived today. It's exactly what I was looking for: the movements are reasonably smooth, the camera seems sturdy, it doesn't reek of rancid old lubricant, and it was cheap.

    So, assuming that I get a ground glass to fit, how hard will it be to figure out the focusing error and shim correction required to fix it? Time to shoot some test shots of a yardstick?

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    Re: Graphic View Ground Glass Dimensions

    Study 'T' and how to make yourself happy with your usage of 'T'.

    Some are more picky than others.

    http://home.earthlink.net/~eahoo/page8/filmhold.html

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...p/t-81346.html

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    Re: Graphic View Ground Glass Dimensions

    Great information, thank you Randy. I'm used to working at large apertures and close distances, so I may be on the pickier side.

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    Re: Graphic View Ground Glass Dimensions

    The fresnel might be a non-issue on this camera (read post #10 again)... This might be a pre-war camera that didn't use a fresnel... So check the gap the GG sits in (looks like maybe single GG in the photo)...

    These are great cameras!!! There might be some confusion here, as most that are in use are the GVII model that share the GG/fresnel of the Pacemaker series... (There is a picture somewhere of Ansel using one...)

    Have fun, and good luck with your class!!!!

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    Re: Graphic View Ground Glass Dimensions

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Study 'T' and how to make yourself happy with your usage of 'T'.

    Some are more picky than others.

    http://home.earthlink.net/~eahoo/page8/filmhold.html

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...p/t-81346.html
    Some of the information in Randy's first link is wrong. For years I've corrected some of this information on this and other sites, based on ASA Z38.1.51-1951. That's a rather old source, so tonight I compared it with ANSI/PIMA IT3.108-1998. Forty-seven years later the information was still the same. Anyone with a serious need for the complete spec sheet can download ANSI IT3.108 from www.ihs.com/ for the price of a few sheets of film.

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    Re: Graphic View Ground Glass Dimensions

    If anyone is curious, I returned the Graphic View and acquired a Calumet 4x5 (predates the CC-400, I think?) that was ready to go for $80. Cheaper and easier, and the movements feel smoother. I'll be deferring the fresnel shimming exercise, it appears.

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