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  1. Re: Brexit trade (custom) treaty - and Global Shipping Program (for EU trades)

    Here in the Netherlands parcels are scrutinised by Post NL (post service) when it is imported from outside the common market and its value is above a certain (quite low) threshold - think it is about...
  2. Re: Brexit trade (custom) treaty - and Global Shipping Program (for EU trades)

    Yes Alan it is, acquiring goods from Britain (from a private seller) has now the same VAT-implications as it already had when acquiring goods from a private seller in the US - this was only (for some...
  3. Re: Brexit trade (custom) treaty - and Global Shipping Program (for EU trades)

    Thanks all who responded to this thread - If I'm correct, from the above responses the new rules as from 1/1 2021 are as follows (re responses from Iantou and PGK):
    1. import VAT and custom...
  4. Re: Brexit trade (custom) treaty - and Global Shipping Program (for EU trades)

    Not the same (I guess), when you buy from outside of the EU-common market it does not matter wether you buy from a person or from a company/enterprise, for both the import duties are charged, whereas...
  5. Re: Brexit trade (custom) treaty - and Global Shipping Program (for EU trades)

    Thanks Iantau for clarifying this. Indeed from the documents under the above link I get the impression there is now no tax free entrance anymore for British goods to the EU-common market (so not only...
  6. Re: Brexit trade (custom) treaty - and Global Shipping Program (for EU trades)

    Hi Paul, well the Custom charges are mainly VAT-related. My understanding was (but could be misunderstood) that for the next 4 or 5 years there wouldn't be a change, so Britain would still be part of...
  7. Re: Brexit trade (custom) treaty - and Global Shipping Program (for EU trades)

    I just had ordered a nice camera - but the custom duties was 1/3 of the price (about GBP 100)....too bad, luckily the seller agreed to cancel the transactions.

    And for long I don't buy expensive...
  8. Brexit trade (custom) treaty - and Global Shipping Program (for EU trades)

    Dear fellow members, please be aware that when you buy something in Britain via *bay and the seller wants you to use the Global shipping program, that program does not comply with the Brexit free...
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    Re: A-Pattern or 'A' Pattern camera

    You have a very beautiful species there. Mine is also still in original condition and does not have new French Polish (guess I used extra light for the photo) - I have seen quite some A-patterns and...
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    Re: It is Majestic!

    Impressive indeed .....

    there are of course always bigger / stronger ones.....

    https://www.picclickimg.com/00/s/MTI3NFgxNTAw/z/2tEAAOSwVSFfHsuE/$/867-Hoh-Hahne-Reprokamera-_57.jpg
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    Re: A-Pattern or 'A' Pattern camera

    Thank you Graham for sharing your experience with the A-pattern and the ref on the plateholders. Apparently the bookform holders that came with my half plate Thornton Picard Imperial Perfecta seem to...
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    Re: A-Pattern or 'A' Pattern camera

    In the meantime found some excellent info on F.H. Sanderson (including a portrait of him), the photographer and inventor here: http://www.fadingimages.uk/photoSa.asp
  13. Re: A source of valuable data on French lens makers and their products.

    Then I must have been lucky since I got my copy about 1,5 month ago ....
  14. Re: A source of valuable data on French lens makers and their products.

    Thank you Dan, makes it clear.
  15. Re: A source of valuable data on French lens makers and their products.

    Thanks Steven for this info.
    They seem to distinguish between "dossiers complet" and numbered dossiers; although this doesn't make clear why the numbered ones are not "complet" yet.
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    Re: Sanderson A-Pattern or 'A' Pattern camera

    ...and last week finally found some time to put pictures of my A-pattern on the net:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50791063203_7ea1b0000e_c.jpg
    Sanderson A-pattern half plate camera (1) by...
  17. Metal Film Sheaths: how to make them?

    As most of you know metal film sheaths are used when flat film in old plate holders is used in stead of glass plates. Since it seems very hard to acquire 2nd hand film sheaths - at least for the...
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    Re: Short Petzval

    Indeed looking at the engraving, the barrel has been shortened.
    Why do you think it is a Petzval? a Petzval has 4 lenses (as you probably already know), two of which are cemented.
    For a Petzval...
  19. Re: A source of valuable data on French lens makers and their products.

    Today I received my copy of the Darlot booklet (vol.14).... not numbered but signed!

    ...good also for improving my french language :-)
    ...
  20. Re: Aspherical, Apo(chromatic) & ED (extra low dispersion) lenses - whats the differe

    aspherical lenses are believed to provide a 'sharper' image in the corners also when the lens is used at full aperture, at least thats why I bought once the asph Summicron :-)
    ...and made of pressed...
  21. Re: Aspherical, Apo(chromatic) & ED (extra low dispersion) lenses - whats the differe

    Why do you think that achromats were developed and used in the early B&W era of photography?
  22. Re: Advice Needed - Should I ship my LF lenses to get them CLA'ed before selling them

    Please note that having them cla'd before a sale, you'll probably rule out as potential buyers people who have expertise to service shutters themselves or want to have it done by their technician of...
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    Great info Paul, any photo's of your collection?
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    Thanks!
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    Great collection, ....how big are these Grubb landscape lenses (diameter lens for instance)? - (I have some, not from Grubb, but most of mine are quite tiny - will soon put a picture on flickr)
  26. Re: A source of valuable data on French lens makers and their products.

    Just got a message from Jean-Loup Pricelle that the edition (nr. 14) is still available; so I just ordered one.
  27. Re: A source of valuable data on French lens makers and their products.

    Thanks Steven, just asked whether the Darlot guide is still available. From the site it is not clear which numbers are sold out.
    How is the quality of the paper and the print of these little livres?
  28. Re: Compound shutter repair or replace?

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?160850-Compound-shutter-Piston-cap-removal
  29. Re: A source of valuable data on French lens makers and their products.

    http://www.lereveedition.com/en/

    Since I recently got hold of a little Darlot lens I've tried to buy one of their editions through paypal, but it didn't work out....
    <edit> After the below info...
  30. Re: Compound shutter Piston cap removal?

    I've serviced quite some compound shutters (most easy to do yourself); there are no seals inside!
    Clean the piston and the tube with alcohol.
    seen these? :
    ...
  31. Re: Another Lens Board Adapter Thread

    Great work! ...always love seeing these boards made...

    ...had to make some specific sandwiched boards for my A-Patern some time ago: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49766402417_4004104e3d_b.jpg
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    Re: TT 5 x 12 handmade camera

    Perhaps a good thing to also wait for the groundglass to arrive :-)

    ..Nice hardware.....
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    Re: Meniscus lens iris "sweet spot"???

    read through this site which contains some formulas : https://sites.google.com/view/wollaston-landscape-lens/home
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    Re: Chamonix Whole Plate Camera!

    Ever heard of half plate camera's / film?



    Why is it odd?
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    Re: Chamonix Whole Plate Camera!

    +1
  36. Re: Vintage Camera Repair/Restoration

    If the hole in the front standard is 23mm for the compur shutter, then it is most probably the smallest compur shutter of the time, the 00. See here for the different sizes:...
  37. Re: Let's see your landscape lens (with meniscus / achromat lens)

    Very nice, and thanks for the interesting story in the link
  38. Re: Advice needed for stuck lens retaining ring, please

    penetrating oil or WD40 did the job for me
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    A definition is quite subjective I know. I consider my TLR's as modern - for me vintage ended about the time most camera's at least for biggest part were not handmade anymore (and yes I know there...
  40. Re: Yet another Rubberized FPS recovery technique

    So what is actually the working substance in your "Lacquer thinner" ? can't read the small letters from your film.

    ...did it dry fully or did the rubber become sticky?
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