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    Re: Chamonix cameras in action in Tibet

    Amazing film, great adventure. Are the images online anywhere?
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    Re: Sunny !6 Users Unite!

    I used to walk around town with an odd assortment of bargain German or Japanese 35mm cameras from the 1930s-60s, most of them without a meter. Zone focus and estimate exposure based on experience,...
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    Re: Wide Lenses for 4x5 & 8x10: 90mm to 165mm

    I went through a similar deliberation recently, but without your budget, and for me weight is a greater consideration than aperture. I settled on the Nikon 120 as an ultra-wide, a G-Claron 210...
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    Re: What Camera is this?

    I should add that that uncoated Xenar is a superb portrait lens, and from the photo it's in excellent condition. I had to do a small repair to mine because the shutter was only firing on 1/200, but...
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    Re: What Camera is this?

    If this is in Canada I'm going to say with about 90% confidence that it's a 5x7. Film is available, and if you shop a bit on Fleabay you'll find a 4x5 reducing back for it. Or one that can be...
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    Re: Recognizing dagor type G-Clarons

    It certainly has the barrel shape of the early Dagor-style G-Clarons. The later Plasmat ones tended to have the same style of barrel as their newer Componons.
  7. Re: Does a new luxury 8x10 camera make sense in 2021?

    Virtually none of us have enough land to grow our own food, nor the knowledge necessary to do so. All it would take for civilization to collapse is for our trucking system to fail, given that almost...
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    Re: What Camera is this?

    I'm going to say that's a Burke & James Ideal View. 5x7 or half plate size. Yes the back rotates, no it's not a Graflok. With a Thornton-Pickard roller-blind shutter, unnecessary if the shutter on...
  9. Re: Is it Legally Permissible to Photograph Modern Headstones in a Cemetery?

    Human rights, including privacy rights, generally do not outlive the person.
  10. Re: Traveling across oceans with a Mahogany camera

    Your items were not held by UK government, but rather by eBay's global shipping service. Just find a seller who will post them directly to you, you'll be fine.
  11. Re: Does a new luxury 8x10 camera make sense in 2021?

    Why not make a lf camera status symbol? They exist in every other format. And judging from what I see on the roads around town, and advertising, there's a lot of people with too much money buying...
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    Re: Insurance Questions

    I've always just assumed the risk myself, rather than pay prohibitively expensive additional insurance over my basic home and auto. But I don't live in a high-crime area, don't take stupid risks,...
  13. Re: Almost catastrophie for my Pentax Analog Spot Meter

    2 artificial shoulders here. When they do the surgery, they use crowbars to pull the tendons out of the path of the saw, essentially badly spraining every muscle in your shoulder (except the 1 they...
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    Re: Unique/ lesser known portrait lenses

    Your current lens is an uncoated Tessar, a clone (I think) of my personal favorite, the Bausch & Lomb Tessar. Predecessor of the Commercial Ektar, which was used for some of the most iconic...
  15. Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    No more than learning a novelist used a typewriter vs. a word processor would change my view of the novel.

    I can of course recognize different photo techniques when looking at actual prints, but...
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    Montreal Camera Show Sunday Sept 19

    I know this is last minute, Sol didn't organize the show until just recently because of COVID restrictions, but it looks like this is a go for tomorrow.



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  17. Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    Revising my previous answer: anything that requires me to talk to people. There's a reason I photograph swamps and trees.
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    Re: Goerz Dagor F6.8 Series III no.3

    Do yourself a favor and don't. Maybe read the last page if you want some useful info.
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    Re: End grain glue joints versus side grain

    If you're testing freshly cut blocks of wood, sure. The issue I have with end-to-end is that wood expands and shrinks differently, readily seen by looking at an end cut that has suffered shrinkage. ...
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    Re: Thomas Air Compressor

    If your camera bellows are getting sweaty, you might be doing something wrong.

    Sent from my LM-G900 using Tapatalk
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    Re: Deadly hike----Haz-Mat the cause?

    Toxic algae test results are in after mysterious deaths of California family while hiking
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    Re: Thomas Air Compressor

    My point, I guess, was that there are excellent quality small air compressors out there for a variety of scientific and industrial purposes. They just aren't sold in big box stores. I have no idea...
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    Re: What would you do with this?

    Now that I'm in my office, mine is a 'Folmer Multiple Camera' (1929-37), successor to the Penny Picture camera (renamed because prices were up to $0.25/pic).

    There is a story, text from period...
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    Re: Thomas Air Compressor

    The cheapo pancake (or other style) compressors have their purpose. If you regularly go to jobsites with a small compressor for finishing woodwork, you really don't want to haul around a cast iron...
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    Re: What would you do with this?

    Looks like a penny camera from 1900-1910. Photographers would set up at a fair or tourist spot and charge a penny a photo. There were tin masks inside, coupled with the sliding back, allowed up to...
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    Re: Salvaging flood damaged lenses

    Mechanical shutters are usually recoverable from water damage unless they're left to rust. If they're underwater, it's best to keep them underwater (distilled) until repair. When ready to repair,...
  27. Thread: Peace Vans!

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    Re: Peace Vans!

    Electric or not, you couldn't pay me to drive one of those deathtraps. There are some modern conveniences I'm rather fond of. Like airbags and crumple zones and not dying horribly mangled and strewn...
  28. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    Ebay forced Canadian sellers onto their payment processing last year, yes I had to give them my (a) bank account and proof of id. They just wanted to take back the 3% fees that Paypal was making,...
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    Re: shutters compatible with 7" Dagor?

    That's a fine shutter, still working after 100 years and will probably still be working for another 100 with minor maintenance. If there's nothing wrong with it, you don't gain much by putting it in...
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    Re: Enlarging 1917 with Artura Carbon Black

    Thanks for that. I just realized I own an R.O.C. Enlarging Back. I had no idea what the thing was, I thought it was part of a studio camera.
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    Re: Information for Koristka Milano Lens

    Utterly worthless, of course, you will never get a sharp image from that piece of garbage. I suggest you find someone here who is willing to take it off your hands :p
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    Toronto PHSC Outdoor Trunk Sale Aug. 22

    Didn't realize there was a subforum for these. Here's the upcoming Toronto camera fair ('boot sale'), I understand the Montreal camera show will happen sometime in October.

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  33. Thread: Post your signs

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    Re: Post your signs

    Love it.
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    Photography began a little like piano playing as a hobby: as an upper-class pastime. As a signifier of class, like being a 'naturalist'. Only the well-off could afford the time, equipment etc. to...
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    How about Kant: If it is not good, I have wasted years of my life and many thousands of dollars on a hobby I suck at. Therefore the photo is good.
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    Re: What makes a photograph "good"?

    F--k if I know. I like to think I know one when I see one, except I dont agree with my own assessments from just a few years ago.
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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    Having driven an FJ-40 a couple thousand miles pulling a boat trailer on windy roads, I would not use one as a photo excursion vehicle. My back wouldn't be happy, nor my wallet. Nor my knuckles, I...
  38. Re: Wollensack Velostigmat 12" - your judgement please

    I second this. Try it and see. You may eventually realize it performs better as a sf lens than a pristine copy with the limit pin intact.

    I spent a lot of money (for me) last year on an Hermagis...
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    Re: Looking for a budget 360mm for portraits?

    I buy mine off eBay. I prefer Agfa, that's just a matter of taste. It is a challenge though finding sellers that will ship outside of USA, but there is one right now and I'm tempted to buy another...
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    Re: Looking for a budget 360mm for portraits?

    X-ray did for me in 8x10 what a dSLR did for me in smaller formats: made me lose my fear of pressing the shutter button for fear of 'wasting' a shot. I learned a lot from being willing to spend a...
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