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    Re: Used gear and availability

    simdil, the bellows are expensive for a Technikardan (from Linhof) - especially the main bellows. I sent my standard bellows in to a bellows maker in England to have a new one made. The wide angle...
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    Re: Tape like a post it note

    drafting tape, drafting dots
  3. Re: Affordable 8x10: Any Other Game than Intrepid?

    I use a Calumet C-1. two or three pounds more that a Deardorf. The camera doesn't more around like an old wood camera - I started with an old wood camera similar to a 2-D. The Calumet has a really...
  4. Re: Affordable 8x10: Any Other Game than Intrepid?

    I use a Calumet C-1. two or three pounds more that a Deardorf. The camera doesn't more around like an old wood camera - I started with an old wood camera similar to a 2-D. The Calumet has a really...
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    Re: Tripod "max load" meaning

    Pere, I have gone to using a small tripod in front of my #4 Gitzo tripod for the same reason - in front of my Calumet C-1 8x10 (or Linhof Technikardan) mounted on tripod if there is much extension,...
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    Re: Filters for 8x10

    I also have a Calumet C-1 Black Beast. I standardized on 67mm glass filters for all but one lens. I agree with Drew above. There are slip on and clamp on filter holders often for series filters...
  7. Looking for a source for Calumet 8x10 C1 parts

    I am looking for a part for my Calumet 8x10 C-1 "Black Beast". Specifically I am looking for one of the lock plates that holds the camera closed - when it is folded up. It is 3/4" x 2-5/8" with...
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    Re: Alignment workflow (architechture)

    The roof will not be horizontal unless the camera is perpendicular to the wall of the building . I have had this issue for years. Also as mentioned above buildings are not actually built perfectly...
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    Re: Coating Carleton Watkins

    very good read on the history of Albumen is: The History, Technique and Structure of Albumen Prints by James M. Reilly Research Associate, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester...
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    Re: Seeking LF tutoring in Seattle area

    Glazer's is a great idea, also the school rental darkroom on Capital Hill - Photographic Center Northwest - where you could make an inquiry.
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    Re: Coating Carleton Watkins

    I believe that in the 1860's - 1870's period that store-bought albumen paper wasn't available. I do have a Watkins print - it is a mammoth plate image at Yosemite - from around 1866-67 or so. The...
  12. Re: of Ground Glass, Goethe and Grandagons

    Years ago I bought the Grandagon 75mm f/4.5, and the Grandagon f/6.8 90mm because they both took a 67mm filter. I tried to standardize filters and use step up rings for the smaller lenses. Also the...
  13. Re: Questions about 4x5 film developed by local lab

    I would think that camera flair could be contributing. It looks like you were shooting directly into the sun - did you use a polarizer filter and a lens hood? direct flair can cause the sort of...
  14. Re: Recommendations: Add-on pouch for spotmeter?

    I use a Tamrac model number 600R for my Pentax V spot-meter. It fits in upside down so I can grab the handle directly. The loops on the back are 4 inches or so wide so it moves some on your belt....
  15. Re: Thoughts About Linhof 4x5 Technikardan 45s ?

    I bought a TK45 years ago as an all purpose field camera - with the ability and agility to photograph buildings. The camera has a lot of movements available. The bag bellows allows about any wide...
  16. Re: Mat conservation for a vintage Laura Gilpin print ??

    The other thing would be to keep it out of direct sunlight and replace the glass with conservation glass.
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    Re: How to load this 8x10 Film Holder?

    I had an old wood 8x10 that could use standard film holders: Lisco, Fidelity, Graflex etc. What does the rear of the camera look like? does it have a spring clamp system for holding a film or...
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    Re: How to load this 8x10 Film Holder?

    This looks like a glass plate holder and not a film holder.
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    Re: ROLL CALL

    I check in when I can usually weekly if not daily...
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    Re: AC, Venting, ideas for a Darkroom Shed?

    HOA's or not you need to insulate heat and cool your darkroom. Otherwise you can have mold. a friend of mine did not heat his darkroom and it is all full of mold. I would expect the enlargers...
  21. Re: What camera to shoot with out in the field when using HEAVY lenses?

    I broke a front standard on a old wood camera 8x10 camera I had (it was similar to a Kodak 2-D) with a 12 Inch Wollensak Velostigmat series II - which is by no means the heaviest lens. I now use a...
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    Re: Dagor 180mm f6.8

    I would have thought the the lenses were just the opposite with the dagor being the last image. Your images show how important lighting is. Thank you.
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    Re: Light Tripods: The Weak Link?

    Jac tapping the camera and waiting to me is similar to the time it takes to: pull the slide out, cock the shutter and release it etc.
  24. Re: Wanting to try ADOX MCC 110 - any advice?

    I have been enlarging on the ADOX MCC 110 paper in 8x10, 11x14, and 16x20 sizes. A great paper much like Agfa Brovira was. I only print on fiber.
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    Re: Light Tripods: The Weak Link?

    I have gone to double smaller tripods for longer exposures and longer bellows extensions. As an experiment - I put a construction lazer on top of my Technikardan and my Calumet C-1. At separate...
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    Re: Calumet C1 - Gitzo 1325 -gearhead

    I use a "black Beauty" 8x10 in the field. When the bellows gets long or the exposure gets long I have noticed potential camera movement (I use a Gitzo 400 series tripod with a PL5 head without using...
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    Re: Tripod recommendations?

    Joe I have a Black monster - very very solid camera. I have been using a 400 series giant Gitzo tripod with a Gitzo PL5 head without the center column (I bought the 8 inch column for it). This...
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    Re: HI from France again

    Bonjour, Aurelsan - your English is much better than my French! It great to see you on this site!
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    Re: Tripod for 8x10 newbie

    I use a #4 gitzo legs with my C-1 Calumet Black beauty. I don't use the center column. I have a PL5 3-way head. It is a heavy camera - but once its up it doesn't move like some of the lighter...
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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    Jac,

    Thank you of course steel is an alloy. You are right the tightening tread should be a finer pitch. It was an upgrade from my flat sheet metal spanner. I had a lens in a lens board with a...
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    Re: 8 1/2 inch Commercial Ektar

    I had Carol rebuild a old wollensak shutter - she was able to even come up with some missing parts.
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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    The spanner I purchased recently from Grimes is not alloy metal it is steel - painted black
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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    I bought one from S K Grimes recently. It is more flexible than the flat sheet styled ones. The ones that S K Grimes sells are heavy duty, and will fit retaining ring widths from 4-3/4 inch to the...
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    Re: 8x10 For "Street" Portaiture

    Joe I can see by your images that you posted and your credentials that you already are an accomplished photographer. I use a very basic but very sturdy Calumet C-1 8x10 - its heavy - but it doesn't...
  35. Re: C.p. Goerz dagor 210mm (8 1/4) f:6.8 lens

    8x10 lenses in the wide area tend either to cover with a small amount of wiggle room, or be be really big and expensive like the 165mm Super Angulon, 155mm Grandagon, 150 Nikor SW. I don't have a...
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    Re: Strange negatives

    It looks like a light leak while the film is in the film holder. Possible the holder was not seated in the camera properly, or if the sun was directly behind the slide opening and the slide was...
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    Re: 90mm Schneider 4x5 lens problem?

    I have had light leaks from sunlight directly coming through the dark-slide opening when the sun was in alignment with the film holder opening. Years ago a photographer that actively shot 8x10, and...
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    Re: What shutter is this?

    Phil - my Silens shutter is slightly older that yours mine is #28423 and look just like your shutter. My shutter has a cable release location that projects out of the side as a silver metal cylinder...
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    Re: What shutter is this?

    This is a Silens shutter made in Italy. Like the LUC shutter which I think was made in England. They all seem to take long throw release cables. There were a number of companies in Europe that...
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    Re: Print-flattening board?

    I had one made at a local welding shop out of 3/16" plate with two handles welded on. It was cheap. The one I had made is 24 x 30 inches
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