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    Re: Exposure Worksheet

    Kodak used to put an exposure worksheet inside each box of film.
    then they just printed s condensed guide on the inside of the box.
    \Don't know what they do now.

    I have made "Sunny Sixteen"...
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    Re: How not to drill a lens board

    I have used a hardware store hole saw on a drill press. Then widened the hole to fit with a flap sander bit in the drill pre3ss.

    Not factory perfict but not hack-saw shabby either.
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    Re: I Wish They Would Make . . .

    This concept is one of my "wish-they-would-make" thoughts too. Home shop projects based on a golf bag pull cart have been shown here in the past. I do think there is a niche for a camera bag...
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    Re: I Wish They Would Make . . .

    My Leica M-3 has something like that, but it is made from really nice leather.
  5. Re: Found this gem,curious if anybody can brand it?

    Japan, and elshere too. I once had a a copy of a baby Derdorff, exact in every way, except it was made from a tropical hardwood (not rosewood). A very close examination showed that many of the metal...
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    Re: Grafmatic Back Operation

    I have had a few Grafmatics over the years. They are great little machines. I could never integrate them into my workflow though. But they are really interesting to manipulate, a bit like a...
  7. Re: New to LF - Chamonix or used Wista SP outfit?

    I bought my Wista made Zone-VI with three lenses and everything else as a shooters kit at a camera show twenty years ago. the seller was moving into digital, and his wife pretty much forced the sale...
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    "Dorffs, old and "new"

    Any way to tell if a Deardorff is "old", that is made by the original company in Chicago, apart from one of the "new" ones made in the guy who bought all the parts in the early 2000s?
  9. Re: HOW TO Load Film Holders. A tutorial video for beginners.

    Not rocket science: Just get the notch oriented correctly and be sure that both long edges are under the guides. How big a deal is that?

    A few dry runs with the lights on, then into the darkness.
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    Re: Expired Certificate Error

    Thanks to everyone who worked to fix the problem.

    However, for me, the explanations given here are as clear to me as describing the concept of DOF or bellows extension correction to my 97-year-old...
  11. Was there a website Problem or Was it My Computer?

    For most of the p;ost Christmas-New Years weekend I couldn't access LFP. whatever I did my computer would display a page warning that the site I wanted was trying to share my information without my...
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    Re: 2D to Omega Lens Board Adapter

    Inter-operability is great! I have my working lens set on Toyo/Linhof/Wista compatible (notched) lens boards. They fit my Wista made Zone VI. I use a few of them on my Kodak 2D 8x10 via an adapter...
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    Re: 5x7 Kodak 2-D in real use

    2D parts sometimes come up on e-Bay. I have sometimes thought to get an accessory front standard to use as a lens support. Haven't done it yet.
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    Re: 5x7 Kodak 2-D in real use

    I have a 2D in 8x10 format. I like it.

    Front and rear focusing is convenient. If you do not have them, keep your eyes peeled for a tripod sliding block and the extension rail.

    In 8x10 it is...
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    Re: ULF Swing-Lens Panoramic Cameras?

    A helicopter ride is like flying in a hardware store paint shaker in my own experience.

    If the project could be repeated in a blimp it might result in better sharpness.

    Any hope of that?
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    Re: 24x60 camera

    I too would be interested in how this project came into being. Its got to be about as complex as a DIY/custom LF reflex camera.
  17. Re: Masking a Ground Glass for Cinema Aspect Ratios

    Full disclosure: I am an e-idiot and can barely use PS-Elements.

    I am indeed a big fan of getting "IT" on film in the camera first, but . . . .

    I wonder how much of the aspect ratio/framing...
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    Re: Lens element sources and specs?

    Regarding the reference to Damascus steel: I take your point, and its a pretty good example.

    Damascus Steel" would have been a great on-point example thirty years ago or so. In recent years...
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    Re: ULF Swing-Lens Panoramic Cameras?

    My privacy settings won'rt let that image come up.

    I am not going to dfool with it as our grandchildren are coming over soon.
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    Re: ULF Swing-Lens Panoramic Cameras?

    Tin Can: Please show us what you do. Toy robot parts? Great!
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    ULF Swing-Lens Panoramic Cameras?

    Has anyone put together something like a 7x17 panoramic camera?

    I mean one of those rigs with a panning lens and a curved film plane.

    Anything like that as a pinhole?
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    Re: Lens element sources and specs?

    My round lensed prescription readers were much less than that and a large portion of thst was for the frames.

    The Lomo-Petzval lenses, though smaller, are well under a grand and that's for four...
  23. Re: Seeking better flip-up/down eyeglass magnifiers

    A few years ago I had my optomatrist perscribe a set of very strong prescription readers. I wore them on a neck cord and that worked really well.

    I have used a "Optivisor" jeweler's ​ head set...
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    Re: bellows factor app

    I can't believe that this thread is still open.
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    Re: Gluing camera screws

    Glued-in screws?

    Metal-to-metal: Loc-Tite

    Metsl into wood: Fill the hole with wood putty and re-drill. Anot5her method is to just jamb in tooth picks and screw in the screw agsin.
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    Lens element sources and specs?

    Many old brass lenses look great but have really bad glass elements. Others have shootable glass but the metal parts look like an artifact from Pompeii.

    The early Petzval lenses are a pretty...
  27. Re: Show your 3D printed LF photography related thing

    A 3D printed project:

    Making `film spools that adapt 120 films to 70mm film backs. The Singer/Graflex 6x7 magazines that fit Grfloc backs took 70mm spokeless film on a spool with different ends...
  28. Re: Any interest in a new Ghostmaster flash fire control for leaf shutters?

    Is there any sort of Smart Phone APP that will work as a shutter tester?

    Can one of the more advanced DSLR bodies with video work as a shutter tester?

    Can a Flshmeter be abused into working as...
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    Re: Aspect ratio of 10x8 and 5x4?

    I just noticed that this thread is many yeasrs old. Does the OP care anymore?
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    Re: Aspect ratio of 10x8 and 5x4?

    I am not sure I understand the question. Maybe those ratios aren't what you need to know.
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    Re: Aspect ratio of 10x8 and 5x4?

    Lets see . . . .5/4=1.25 4/5=0.8
    10/8=1.25 8/10=0.8
    7/5=1.4 5/7=o.71

    In all sincerity, does this help?
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    Re: I Wish They Would Make . . .

    Thanks to all.

    All good ideas.

    I am looking for something that is attached to or becomes part of the csmer bsg or hard cse. A separate item just adds complexity to the process of transporting...
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    I Wish They Would Make . . .

    I have a Pelican 1510 roll around hard case. At times it has been configured for my 4x5 gear. I like that it is sturdy and rolls around, but like all camera bags, it is a pain to bend over and get...
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    Re: Backpack Insert, Hook and loop, Moli

    There are several references to Photobucket in this thread. What is that?
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    Re: Backpack Insert, Hook and loop, Moli

    ^^

    Yes, I've seen that system. Looks good too. Your point about "Codura weight" is valid, but a photographer would then have to figure out the pouches that would hold the photo gear. I am not...
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    Re: Backpack Insert, Hook and loop, Moli

    Interesting: Please share how you do that.

    I am imagining collecting plastic campaign signs after an election (with permission), then cutting the corrugated plastic into strips 3"6" wide (or...
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    Backpack Insert, Hook and loop, Moli

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/312740193915?hash=item48d0c4a67b:g:OO4AAOSwSO1hlolc

    Anybody ever repurpose something like this for organizing photo grar in a backpack?

    The line of products are...
  38. Re: DOF: A restatement of simplified testing for your needs

    The simplest thing I have ever done to determine depth of field is to put high contrast focusing targets in the composition and then at the ground glass to see if they are in focus. If not I...
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    Re: Biggest Camera Race....ON!

    "The Great Picture. . . .Well Ok but:

    I guess the big deal is not that the image is compelling to view, but that it exists at all right?

    I couldn't find a good viewable shot of the image itself...
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    Re: TekPak dividers; Where to find?

    I checked that link. Looks good, but they don't say how much for any of it. Doesn't make me want to "click-n-buy".



    Looks like they only work well in a hard case too. Soft cases seem to be...
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