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  1. Re: Please help evaluate what happened on this test neg with new Chamonix F2

    Thank you, all!

    David + Doremus ~ I recreated step-by-step the camera set-up as pictured, while looking thru the lens to the corners of the GG. Yes, I can see now the obstruction does come from...
  2. Re: Please help evaluate what happened on this test neg with new Chamonix F2

    Thanks to all for your helpful replies!

    Looking through the lens as suggested, I now see the corners at the top of the GG (image bottom) aren't visible, corresponding to the loss of the image on...
  3. Please help evaluate what happened on this test neg with new Chamonix F2

    Hello All,

    I'd love to hear your thoughts about what may be the blocking the image at the top of this test negative, please. This view is as the image looked on the GG, so the top as seen here is...
  4. Re: Advice needed for stuck lens retaining ring, please

    Thank you Everyone for taking the time to help me out, I appreciate your suggestions!

    The good news is the retaining ring is now unstuck! I was hoping the simplest, most conservative approach...
  5. Advice needed for stuck lens retaining ring, please

    Hello All,

    Using a lens wrench, I've tried to remove the retaining ring from a Calumet Board with Caltar II attached, to no avail. Several previous posts have suggested applying some combination...
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    Re: Chamonix 4x5 advice, please

    Thanks Everyone for the new info about wood types. From your comments, this seems to be more of a choice based on the camera's appearance rather than functionality.

    So, if anyone has pictures of...
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    Re: Chamonix 4x5 advice, please

    Thanks to Everyone for the very useful and encouraging replies, I appreciate it!

    It may be the teak model of the 4x5 F2 is no longer available. Do people have thoughts re: teak vs. cherry vs....
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    Chamonix 4x5 advice, please

    Hello All,

    I'd appreciate some info and advice from people who've used Chamonix 4x5 cameras, please.

    The Chamonix F-2 is appealing in design and cost, and I'm looking to find a lighter weight...
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    C 41 lab recommendation, please

    Hi all,

    Please share where you’ve had great work done recently for C 41 processing. Consistency, cleanliness, film handling, etc.

    I'm on the West Coast, but location doesn't matter as all...
  10. Best practice for storing exposed color film awaiting processing?

    Hi All,

    Would appreciate some advice, please, regarding how to best store exposed color, roll film before it can be processed? The Forum has lots of discussion about storing unexposed film, but I...
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    Re: Darkroom plumbing advice needed, please

    Thanks to all for the more than generous response to my post! I've learned a ton from all of your experience (and pictures!), and appreciate the time and thought that each of you has given me. Thank...
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    Darkroom plumbing advice needed, please

    Hello All!

    Now planning a darkroom, and have a few questions about plumbing configuration, please:

    The darkroom will have an L-shaped sink for processing and printing, and a smaller, separate...
  13. Re: Doran 400 CFM darkroom fan arrived with rough, uneven louvers

    Thanks to all for confirming my sense that the warped and rough edges are enough of a defect to warrant returning the fan, whether or not they do cause light to enter over time.

    Beyond that, what...
  14. Doran 400 CFM darkroom fan arrived with rough, uneven louvers

    Just unboxed this fan to find many of the louvers with rough, uneven edges. Besides expecting more for $200, I wonder if this will make the louvers less effective at blocking light? (Interestingly,...
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    Re: Darkroom Ventilation advice, please

    Thanks to all for sharing their experience ~

    How important is the height of the incoming air louver/fan? It would be much simpler in this room to locate the inlet louver (with or without fan) in...
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    Darkroom Ventilation advice, please

    I’d appreciate some help, please, to clarify a couple things about properly ventilating a darkroom. Thanks in advance to all ~

    The space:

    11’ x 13’ ground floor room opening onto 5’ x 7’...
  17. Re: Cambo Wide Angle Bellows: Original Leather or New Style preferences?

    Thanks, Tree, very helpful. I'm guessing the larger pleather type is the bag pictured on the right ~ not your favorite, nylon-type?

    I'll likely use the bag bellows for a 90mm and 125mm lens. Do...
  18. Cambo Wide Angle Bellows: Original Leather or New Style preferences?

    Hi All,

    Would be interested to hear people's first-hand experience with both the original leather model, and the newer version. I haven't used or seen either (other than the pictures below) ~ I'm...
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    Cambo lens board advice needed, please

    New to LF and just purchased a Fujinon W 125 F5.6 lens in Seiko shutter, and must now find a suitable board for my Cambo camera:

    * Would a flat board be sufficient, or a recessed one be advisable?...
  20. Cambo SC camera with Fuji 145 film holder?

    Hello All,

    New to LF and recently purchased a Cambo SC Camera with revolving film back. I imagine this will work with the Fuji 145 holder, but I don't see how to remove the ground glass to do so?...
  21. Re: An adaptor to fit Polaroid 600SE back to Graflok back?

    Thanks for the reply, Oren. Guess I'll just have to keep looking for an appropriate, "reasonably" priced back to go along with the vanishing film ~
  22. An adaptor to fit Polaroid 600SE back to Graflok back?

    Hi all,

    Does such an adaptor exist that would allow me to use my Polaroid 600SE back on a view camera fitted with a Graflok back? A quick search shows a Mamiya Universal "G" adaptor, but I think...
  23. Re: New to LF seeks help with tripod head choices for Gitzo

    Thank you all for your replies! Wouldn't you know it, when I returned to the auction site this morning to purchase the middle head, unanimously endorsed here, it had been sold! Perhaps another LF...
  24. New to LF seeks help with tripod head choices for Gitzo

    Hello all,

    Would appreciate your kind and experienced advice regarding three potential choices for my Gitzo Studex Performance tripod, circa '80's, rated at 20lbs load, previously used with MF....
  25. Re: What to do with lots of Agfa Signum II color paper?

    Hi John,

    Just came across this posting in the hope of finding some old Agfa paper. Would you still happen to have any of the Signum? I'm interested in the larger sizes, thanks!

    My best,

    David
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    Re: When Kodak paper goes bad...

    Hi Jehu,

    If you still have this paper and it's of no use to you, I'd love to use it for a project I'm starting using expired color papers. Curious to know which papers they are ~

    Thanks!
    ...
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