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    Re: Question about a early Dallmeyer lens

    I never said something about modified, I'm talking about the quick acting type b.
    The Dallmeyer archive calls them improved Petzvals, I don't know if thats the same lens Ross made,
    They were made...
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    Re: Question about a early Dallmeyer lens

    You are wrong there. Check here

    http://www.thedallmeyerarchive.com/Records/lensident/portrait.html
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    Re: Question about a early Dallmeyer lens

    Thanks for your suggestions,


    Mine is in a sliding mount.


    Specifications come very close.

    Diameter of front and back combinations, that means diameter of front and back lenses ?
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    Question about a early Dallmeyer lens

    Hello everybody,

    I bought this Dallmeyer lens hoping it was an 2D,
    But it looks to be a quick acting portrait lens with specifications
    close to a 1B, f3, but with 3 3/4 inches back focus...
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    Re: 11x14 camera build attempt - Questions

    Congratulations on this build, looks perfect to me!
    Did you mention the weight somewhere?

    And a very nice picture of your sister and husband, with great bokeh,
    If you get that with a Symmar I...
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    Re: Diy ground glass focusing screen

    I've read nothing in this thread about deburring the glass, if you cut the glass yourself or get one with sharp edges it's good to deburr it with a grinding stone or middle fine good quality grinding...
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    Re: Any Gandolfi users out there?

    In a way a pity you are not going to use it, but it is very beautiful.
    What year was it made?
    And keep us posted about the film.

    Kees.
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    Re: Show off your hand made ULF camera build!

    Otherwise you can always sleep in it.
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    Re: Gandolfi 8x10 reducing back, questions

    I don't know till what time they used an L in the markings, I also don't know when spring backs were first made?
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    Gandolfi 8x10 reducing back, questions

    Hello,

    On the inside of the reducing back is an indentation (17 x 18,5 cm) with small clamping bows around it.
    There are also two small screws and some white marks. (see picture)
    Anybody ideas...
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    Re: Kodak Aerostigmat

    Aerostigmat is a tessar design, so you would have two similar lenses.
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    Re: Ground Glass/Glass Plate holder conversion?

    Learn from the wet plate guys,

    You will have to make a fitting groundglass.
    Or if you want to take out the whole septum, it will be difficult to secure a groundglass.
    ...
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    Re: Any Gandolfi users out there?

    I will try to bring some live to this thread again. Just because I want to talk about the camera that I own for little over a week now,

    I want to know more about them. And I also want to know...
  14. Re: Gandolfi: pilgrimmage to the sites of the Gandolfi workshops

    , Nice, but I expected you would use your Gandolfi.
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    Re: Only a mile (with an 8x10)

    Anybody tried wet plate?
  16. Thread: Bellows repair

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    Re: Bellows repair

    [QUOTE=case-ie;1290681]Thanks everybody for your advice, really nice, and a lot of things seem usable.
    I decided to replace the bellows, to many holes,and untill that time I wrap my darkcloth around...
  17. Thread: Bellows repair

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    Re: Bellows repair

    Thanks everybody for your advice, really nice, and a lot of things seem usable.
    I decided to replace the bellows, to many holes,and untill that time I wrap my darkcloth around it.
    This little video...
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    Re: Bellows question.

    I tried a litlle piece yesterday, it doesnt work for me, the corners are so stiff that it is hard to get were you want. and I would have to do all 4 corners completely, to much stuff inside than I...
  19. Re: Gandolfi: pilgrimmage to the sites of the Gandolfi workshops

    Very nice endeavour, I could be tempted in making a pelgrimmage and bring a good piece of wood to the old workshop . Nice read this and hope to see the pictures, really do.

    I came across my...
  20. Thread: Bellows repair

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    Re: Bellows repair

    Thank you.
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    Re: Bellows question.

    This sound s like a very good method, and I'm not commited to tape yet. However the holes in my bellows are to big for this I think, I remember I saw some rubber repair paste or paint for shutters...
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    Re: Bellows question.

    Thanks Ian,
    These are glued directly to the camera. I don't think the material is leatherette, it looks like cloth with a very fine fabric, especially on the corners. Start to believe there is not...
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    Re: Bellows repair

    I must say that this discussion made me aware that multitape might not be the best thing for bellows repair but yesterday I taped some corner light leaks on my "new" Gandolfi with the multitape, hold...
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    Re: Bellows question.

    Thanks Steven,sounds like good advice, this morning I tried a damp cloth over a small part and that seems to improve movement a bit, but then you have to keep the moisture in, maybe the Renaissance...
  25. Re: Gitzo G504 Studex Giant Center Column Handle Replacement

    Mine looks like this, not so fancy. and I took the handle off all together. the column will not turn left or right though, it's hold in place by a rod in a ridge in the column.

    142547
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    Re: Bellows question.

    "I went on the internet and I found this".

    Lemon pledge, this seems to work well on all kinds of materials, and my bellows aren't made of leather.
    Lemon pledge is not sold here, but pledge...
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    Re: Bellows repair

    I used it for two years on a Speed Graphic in all conditions without problems, With the shown camera I shoot wetplate and avoid sun as much as possible.
    But I just stretched the tape over a led...
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    Bellows question.

    When I was writing my last post and I don't write that many, a camera came in.
    A beautiful Gandolfi 8x10, I think a Precision,

    Everything in fine working order, only the bellows are very stiff,...
  29. Re: Gitzo G504 Studex Giant Center Column Handle Replacement

    You mean the handle to crank the shaft up and down?
    You can easely use these tripods without it, just grab the center column loosen the lock and push it up and down with your hands, I think it's...
  30. Thread: Bellows repair

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    Bellows repair

    I was looking for some posts on bellows repair and bellows replacement.
    If you don't mind the looks too much and just want light thight bellows again, I can recommend Tesa multitape.
    The damage I...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    I get very jealous looking at this tread.
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    Re: Durst CLS450 Colorhead.

    I do get white light, and learned on APUG that the position of the filters is right, thank you.
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    Durst CLS450 Colorhead.

    Hello,

    I purchased a Durst laborator 1000 with a CLS450 Colorhead earlier this week.
    After sorting out -with a technical friend- some electric problems with the timer,
    transformer and head,...
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    Re: Dallmeyer 3A disassembly

    Do you mean something that fits the main barrel exactly or at least part of it and with that try to dislodge the outer stationary ring. I tried that with a little piece of wood. But thought it needed...
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    Re: Dallmeyer 3A disassembly

    Yes Steven you are right. Everything moves away from the back lens. Tried to move the whole diaphragm but did not want to use to much force, I don't know enough for that. So closed he lens today....
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    Re: Dallmeyer 3A disassembly

    Thank you for your reply. I would say lets move it.
    I could have been more clear about it but off course you have to remove cemented parts before applying any heat.
    The serial number of this lens...
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    Dallmeyer 3A disassembly

    Hello everyone,

    Sorry it became such a long story

    The soft focus tube on my Dallmeyer 3A was frozen. Read a earlier thread on this, and stuck soft focus seems to be quite common and difficult...
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