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    Re: Linhof Ball-Head Mystery...

    That would be the Heavy Duty Pro or the Profi 3 tripods and their geared center columns and extension volume and outrigger adapter
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    Re: New to LF with a Linhof Standard

    This answer is confusing. All 45 Technika IV, v and MT models accept the same backs.
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    Re: Linhof cameras before 1945

    Of course they did. Originally just shutters, then cameras and tripods. But all of my records are post war and these are the records the factory had. Records from before and during the war were...
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    Re: Linhof cameras before 1945

    They were bombed to the ground just before the war ended.
    The factory had been built on Rudolph Meyer Strasse to resemble a farm house. It took the allies some time to discover it.
    The front...
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    Re: Shooting in burn areas

    I did fire photography shots for a fire department in Darien, CT as well for both the local police and local papers.

    One day a Buick was having serviced at the Shell station backfired while being...
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    Re: Linhof Serial Number Date & Model?

    Early 72.
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    Re: Prism Finder for Ebony Camera

    Linhof has one for decades. And that means before there was Sinar. Also for 45 and 57.
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    Re: Linhof Serial Number Date & Model?

    1964 Super Technika V.
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    Re: Linhof Technica 4x7

    You have the Super Technika IV. The last version was the V, there was no VI.

    The lever on the left should lock the focus track after focusing.
    For your other problem contact Precision Camera or...
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    Not just Linhof, look at,a,Wista.
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    So, you think it is fine for them to be gambling at their current and future customer’s expense?

    If they are so immature in their QC they should be giving them away to their “testers” as that is...
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    Re: Prism Finder for Ebony Camera

    No one makes a prism finder for large format. Are you looking for a mirror reflex housing? Make sure it has a front surface mirror.
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    Apparently not, but they must know who bought them.
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    Re: Condenser lens in a snoot?

    Many European manufacturers offered them here is one for a macro cold light system, another one also had a diaphragm

    http://www.kaiser-fototechnik.de/en/produkte/2_1_produktanzeige.asp?nr=5947
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    Complaining is one thing, maybe they feel it’s too cumbersome, too heavy, controls on the wrong side, too light, etc.. but this is a case of them being defective. And that’s a different story!

    As...
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    But they must have a record of shipments as well as of orders.
  17. Re: Help identify this 4x5 "point and shoot"

    Looks like an old microscope or oscillagraph camera.

    Here is a Leitz version with its 45 Linhof Technika back.
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    Had you registered your camera with the factory?

    Seems that, just like a car manufacturer, then when the factory becomes aware of a serious problem, they should notify registered owners of the...
  19. Re: Help me pick a couple of lenses for Sinar Norma please please

    “. . . Oh! Thank you for clarifying that. I always thought that depth of field is a function of the focal length and aperture size, and that the reason people talk about shallower depth of field on...
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    Re: Post your signs

    This is from Fisherman’s Wharf in SF.

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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    Easy to measure the vibration.
    1 tape a large piece of graph paper to the wall
    2 tape a laser pointer to the front standard and tape it on and pointing at the graph paper
    3 tap your camera and see...
  22. Re: Does anyone know a source for Omega D5 parts?

    Try the owner, Omega-Brandess in MD.
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    Re: Use of Tripods on NYC street

    But he did have the gun and the badge.
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    Re: Use of Tripods on NYC street

    “. . . That said, a gun and a badge usually beats four aces. And often the law. . . .”

    Tell that to Wild Bill Hickok!
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    Re: Linhof Technika 4x5 Timeline...

    All exhibiters at major industry trade shows speak English. Non German exhibitors may hire translators for their booths.
    Most, if not all, German business people are fluently multi lingual.

    One...
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    Re: Linhof Technika 4x5 Timeline...

    We,went every other year and met with all,of our suppliers,plus any possible future suppliers. Both at the exhibit hall and before the show opened for breakfast meetings, after it closed for dinner...
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    Re: Linhof bellows

    Easy, all current Linhof Kardan bellows fit youmcamera and the are easily user interchangeable.
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    Re: Linhof Technika 4x5 Timeline...

    You mean that you have the Linhof 220, the one with the old Rollei pistol grip built-in?

    If so, it was one of the first 67 cameras, not 69.
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    Re: Linhof Technika 4x5 Timeline...

    Nice, but the magazines were never part of Linhof. They were published by Grosbild which was a publishing owned by Nicholas Karpf who also owned Linhof. But they were separate companies.
    After Karpf...
  30. Re: Building a AV-Xenotar 150mm 2.8 lens for 4x5

    Rollei sold that lens for their 6x6 slide projectors. One version offered a built-in diaphragm which allowed improved quality projection with non glass mounted slides.
    Why don’t you try to find a...
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    Re: how to work out shims

    On an optical bench.
  32. Re: Critical height placement of ground glass

    The image plane, film or digital, lies within the depth of focus.
  33. Re: Building a AV-Xenotar 150mm 2.8 lens for 4x5

    It is a slide projector lens, not a taking lens.
  34. Re: Critical height placement of ground glass

    This is what you said:

    “. . . Depth of focus is given by the nearest and furthest points of apparent sharp focus in front of the lens.. . .”
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    No.
    Depth of focus is the area behind the lens where the image plane has to be located. The shorter the lens the narrower the depth of focus.
    What you were describing is depth of field which is the...
  36. Re: how to calculate exact bellows compensation

    Or use a Rodenstock pocket calculator that quickly and easily, as well as accurately, determines exposure correction based on the image ratio and doesn’t require bellows length or focal length.
    It...
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    Re: how to work out shims

    But not necessarily the same thickness. That will vary from none to some depending on the specific shutter and lens.
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    Re: Linhof Technika 4x5 Timeline...

    Then buy a copy of “The Linhof Camera Story” 2nd volume, by Peter Braurenschmidt, the owner of Linhof. Every camera from the prototypes to today are shown a written about.
    The first version does...
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    Re: Linhof Technika 4x5 Timeline...

    Why did you leave out the 45 Aero Technikas or the 69 Aerotronica? Or the 45 Technar?
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    Re: Magnesium Powder Flash

    Ever have a pocket full of them and have them go off there?
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