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    Re: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 cameras?

    Seems to me that a lot of people perceive little difference between the 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 format and the 8x10 format. For me there is a great difference between the formats...
    With my Whole Plate 95% of...
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    Re: Jobodrum for prints

    With a JOBO 3062 (2 sheets FB 11x14) I had mixed results. Using JOBO clips produced uneven development every now and then. Without the clips I have had one sheet unseat itself a number of times....
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    Re: What went wrong? cloudy negatives

    Reminds me in the late 1970s when twice in a row I ended up fogged negatives. Turns out that when I turned off the main lights in the darkroom, I closed my eyes and proceeded to load the film on the...
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    Re: Linhof marked any better?

    On a related note, I was always impressed by manufacturers who included film that was taken with their equipment. A transparency came with my NOBLEX PRO 6/150UX with the camera's serial number marked...
  5. Re: Suggest a 12" (300mm) lens for portrait work on 8x10?

    Find one that the front element screws out. I think there were 6 marked (degrees of softness) settings. "Soft focus" effect I found to be quite pleasing for portraits when I was shooting with the...
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    Re: Finding #3 shutter for G-Claron 355mm f/9

    A few years ago I sat down and called some medium to smaller camera stores in NYC. Most are pretty much 100% digital so expect to have to describe to them just what a leaf shutter is. Ended up in...
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    Re: Blowing up a Kodak 2D to 12x20

    At one time I had and used an 8x10 Burke &. James Commercial view. I was interested in converting it into an 11x14. After planning everything out and adding up all the expenses, I found an 11x14...
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    Shooting expired B&W film

    Passing my following experience on: Around the year 2000 I bought a lot of 120 Agfa APX 100 and Ilford SFX 200. All the rolls were always kept frozen from the time I had purchased the film. Moving...
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    Re: snubby screwdriver made for tripod plate screws?

    I carry a keychain screwdriver similar to this one.
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    Re: Best 4x5 camera to accommodate a 65mm lens?

    I use a 65mm Nikkor on my 45N-2 Chamonix with its normal bellows without any problems. Seriously thought about acquiring a 45H-1 or 45HS-1 Chamonix for using exclusively with my 65mm and 90mm optics,...
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    Re: a fake Topcor 90mm f5.6 (Horseman)?

    Over the years have bought two view camera lenses off ebay which had the correct front set of elements and the correct shutter, but the rear set of elements was from another lens that just happened...
  12. Thread: DIY Sinar bubbles

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    Re: DIY Sinar bubbles

    A while back also found some similar levels on ebay, and bought bought several of them. Placed them on a granite surface plate next to each other and one was no good, two not quite acceptable (used...
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    Re: 8x10 Photography Compared to 4x5 Photography?

    For me shooting whole plate, 8x10, and 11x14 is a completely different experience in comparison with shooting 4x5 or any of the 120 formats. In the former three I am looking at the size of the final...
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    Re: Arca Swiss A Or B 8x10

    I once acquired a SInar Norma that looked pretty similar to yours. I didn't take the camera completely apart but separated it into its major units/sections. Then with a lot of patience slowly tackled...
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    Re: Quick release tripod mount

    images with and without plate attached
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    Re: Mounting without a press?

    Tried this a few times but always resulted in that warp when dried. Having the white glue dry with the print and board under a flat board with a weight on it solved the warping problem, but it took...
  17. Thread: Flange Troubles

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    Re: Flange Troubles

    Once found and acquired a large Petzval barrel lens in an antiques shop for little money (so wish that I had kept it) in the 1990s. Went to a local machinist shop to have a flange made for the lens....
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    Re: Nikkor-T ED 1200mm f18 on 8x10

    Many years ago I was contacted to shoot an early morning shot of a building from atop a windy cliff. Was shooting 4x5 Chromes with a 1200mm Nikkor-T ED. First time with a Sinar P atop a medium weight...
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    Re: SEI Exposure Photometer

    My belief is that the selenium cell's output was so little that it needed the power of the battery going through the rheostat to budge the needle. FYI: Someone, unfortunately long gone, offered to...
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    Re: SEI Exposure Photometer

    The S.E.I. Photometer as you stated was made for around 20 years. The shape of the point of the needle is the best way to determine the age of the meter. Last ones made had a simple needle with no...
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    Re: Is it possible to practice the art of "seeing"?

    Also use one in my travels. I have labeled it to approximately equal the focal lengths used with the four formats that I shoot. Using the finder I am able to come back to the location(s) with a...
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    Re: Sinar 8x10 reflex viewing hood

    Am in the process of starting to fabricate a reflex viewing hood for my whole plate camera. Anyone have any suggestions on sources of front surfaced mirrors, especially sources who will custom cut...
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    Re: Scanner Options & Comparisons. Which to choose?

    Would be helpful to know just how large you want to print your images. Lately I have been printing no larger than 9"x12", so single exposures with a Nikon D850 with either a 65mm Macro Nikkor f/4.5...
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    Re: Which Densitometer to Purchase?

    Since the late 1970s, I have been using a MACBETH TD-504 densitometer. It has never failed me. If I needed another densitometer for whatever reason, I would without doubt find another TD-504.
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    I have yet to have any alignment problems, but then I tend to drive very slow when the going gets rough. Some of the TV ads that have their SUVs blowing down dirt roads give a false impression of off...
  26. Thread: Flange Troubles

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    Re: Flange Troubles

    I have used STANLEY DUALMELT Dual Temperature Glue Sticks for years now without a single failure. Prep for use on glass is to clean the glass first with lens cleaner. Prep for use on other surfaces...
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    Re: Flange Troubles

    I had the same thing happen to me with a circa 1890 lens. A machinist told me that sometimes threads are "directional". He said that he was not referring to right-hand or left-hand threads but the...
  28. Re: Finding tripods for Large Format is kinda hard (daunting)? Favorite LF tripod?

    Agree 100%. As far as heads go, I probably have had at least 5 mistake heads. The one brand that has never failed me is Kessler. Only regret was not acquiring one of their K-POD Tripods.
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    Re: Epson 9600 Printer Question

    Epson Stylus Pro 7800 experiences...

    2004: Purchased to use for getting my MFA. Had to remove it from the back of my Vanagon, haul up a stairway to the 2nd floor, and set it up myself. Was a bear...
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    Re: How many film holders?

    Another opinion...

    - When I was into ultralight backpacking and also carrying my 4x5 with me, every ounce counted. Lenses were slow, small, and light. Changed film at night in the tent versed...
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    Re: How many film holders?

    5 4x5 Toyo
    6 Whole Plate Chamonix
    4 8x10 Chamonix
    6 8x10 Fidelity for pinhole camera
    3 11x14 Chamonix
    2 11x14 Fidelity for pinhole camera

    Chamonix holders stored in individual OEM soft padded...
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    Re: Sinar Norma and Sinar Mechanical shutter

    "Top Hat" Sinar lens boards do exist. This one I used to mount 2 different Petzval lenses in front of a Sinar shutter. The extension part is fastened to the lens board with 4 screws. I have owned 2...
  33. Re: Adhesive for gluing together PVC Garage Flooring tiles/mats?

    The nice people at We Sell Mats Emailed me the following response to a question I asked them:

    Thanks for your email and question. I have not tried your Weldwood Contact Cement but it should be...
  34. Re: Drying and flattening larger fiber and RC paper

    Board I use is 2 ply archival board which is used for dry mounting prints on. This method works great for RC paper. As for fiber base paper, results vary. If the paper print is totally dry, works...
  35. Re: Drying and flattening larger fiber and RC paper

    My prints are air dried on fiberglass window screens. Once dried I have two 24" x 36" flat countertops and place the dried prints between 2 ply archival board in between the countertops. The four 25...
  36. Re: Light tripod and head for lightweight 4x5 and short lenses

    Love my BENRO TAD28C Adventure Carbon Fiber Tripod with a large RRS head.
  37. Re: Adhesive for gluing together PVC Garage Flooring tiles/mats?

    To all who posted, thank you. Item I will be working with is 2'x2'x.52 in. TrafficMaster's Dual Sided Impact Tile from Home Depot. Thought it was Husky but I was mistaken.
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    Re: Twin Lens 4x5 Sinar

    Congratulations you have done the configuration correctly. Most people view with the top camera and expose the film with the bottom camera. Even when both cameras are in alignment for taking...
  39. Re: Adhesive for gluing together PVC Garage Flooring tiles/mats?

    More like solid material than soft foam. Use it because I had several sheets of it left over from a project. I initially wanted to construct a box with dividers made from 1/8 " plywood with glued...
  40. Re: Adhesive for gluing together PVC Garage Flooring tiles/mats?

    Since the mid 1970s, I have always liked to take short hikes up roadside streams here in New England looking for waterfalls and other things to photograph. Inevitably this involves some 4th class...
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