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  1. Re: Eastman Portrait f-5 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 11.5 inch

    Usually it's just the rearmost lens, though I think the Wollensak Vitax moves the innermost lens of the rear pair. Dallmeyer copies generally have each rear component in its own mount, so that they...
  2. Re: Eastman Portrait f-5 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 11.5 inch

    The rearmost glass should unscrew from the inner element. That's your diffusion control if this lens has it. Usually there is a hash mark on the inner barrel and sometimes numbers 1-4 to indicate...
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    Re: Cooke Portrait Lens Serial Numbers

    Thanks. So far that is the earliest IIA on my list.
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    Re: Carbon Transfer by Focal Press

    Excellent. Thanks for that info. I'll add it to my shopping list. Was just gifted a 4 gallon inline water heater for my darkroom, so I'll be set for "development" without resorting to a kettle....
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    Re: Carbon Transfer by Focal Press

    How does this book differ from the carbon printing book you and John self published recently?
  6. Re: How to decide for a set of three lenses for a Linhof Technika IV

    It's a personal choice, but back when I was shooting with quite a bit Linhof Technikas I found the 90, 150, 210, 300 lens line up to be perfect.
  7. Re: Hermagis Serial numbers Need your help with a database

    Oh, I should add the serial number. No. 3 'Normal' Petzval 13,981. Though the edge of the front achromat is marked 1888. Perhaps that second 8 should be a 6. Mis-marked possibly.
  8. Re: Hermagis Serial numbers Need your help with a database

    Anyone know who ended up winning the lot of Hermagis glass? I have a No.3 Petzval that is missing an element in the rear group.
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    Re: Cooke Portrait Lens Serial Numbers

    Didn't have that one. Thanks.
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    Re: Seeking Gandolfi knowledge

    He started out working for another maker before establishing his own shop. This design predates the establishment of Gandolfi. Lots of interesting information on this site:
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    Re: Seeking Gandolfi knowledge

    Fold down the bed. Pull out the rear standard for rough focus. Use the two locks on top of the rear standard to lock it in place. Fine focus with the knob on the right of the bed. I love Gandolfi...
  12. Re: Late Wollensak Process Lenses: Designs and Specifications

    Yes.
  13. Re: Late Wollensak Process Lenses: Designs and Specifications

    Nice. They did also make a 299mm Wide Field Graphic Raptar at some point. I have one. It's quite sharp.
  14. Re: Adams/Weston Exhibition @ Stanford University, CA

    The donation included 386 Weston images. Wow!
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    Re: New Carleton Watkins Book

    Change the angle of the tripod legs based on the terrain. Quick and easy once you do it a few times.
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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    Oh, and barrel the lens ships with doesnít have an aperture or mounting threads. So it would be a challenge to use it as a barrel lens. It mainly there to protect the rear elements during shipping. ...
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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    The fancy gold trim ring screws into the front of the shutter. That offers some more threads for a 62mm filter when you are using a single group behind the shutter with the little anti flare insert...
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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    I ordered mine from Badger Graphic.


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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    Yes, as I said, the Cooke XVa is designed to work with a modern (not the old colorful) Copal 3 shutter. It comes with a rotating aperture scale that replaces th exterior band on the Copal 3.

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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    The lens cells are already threaded for a modern Copal 3. It works very well.


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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    Actually, itís the dynamic aperture scale that replaces the Nikon printed band.


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    Re: New Cooke XVa Lens Questions

    The lens comes with a new band for the Copal 3 that replaces the printed Nikon band.

    I bought in barrel and the found a clean used Copal 3.


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  23. Re: I would love to see some photos made with the Cooke XVa

    That was the original Cooke Series XV. The XVa is a modern reissue. Quite similar optical layout with modern coating. 25.5 vs 26.5Ē front group on the new lens vs original. It a higher contrast lens...
  24. Re: I would love to see some photos made with the Cooke XVa

    Iíve posted at least 15 phots taken with my Cooke XVa on Flickr. Ari has quite a few as well. Look again. Itís a great lens.


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    Re: Anyone know this manufacturer's logo?

    Since it's likely a projection lens it could be a stamp from the magic lantern maker rather than the lens maker.
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    Re: Sonora Pass is...

    Yup, heading up Monday.
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    Re: Standard TRUE size for 10x12"?

    9.45 x 12" is a standard size in Europe. 10x12" in the US & UK They are not interchangeable in the holders.
  28. Re: Found Dallmeyer Waterhouse stops...now what?

    Well, the section of the Dallmeyer Archive that covers that serial number is broken. I'd guess they are likely from a smaller Rapid Rectilinear, but they can work in a variety of Dallmeyer lenses...
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    Re: Sonora Pass is...

    Ebbetts Pass is open as well. Looking forward to getting up there.
  30. Re: The Most Lightweight/Compact Setup for 8x10 Large Format Photography?

    8x10 Deardorff in a Tamrac X-Pack (21cm Schneider Angulon fits in outer pocket.)
    Cooke Convertible Series XVa 311mm f6.8 in a small padded bag attached to film holder case that holds 6 8x10 holders...
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    Re: The March Sierra Nevada Snow Survey

    Plowing typically starts on April 15th. I'm looking forward to the pass opening.
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    Re: LFPF Hall of Fame Proposal Discussion

    You missed the boat.
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    Re: Eastman Kodak Portrait Petzval.

    This is a good article on Petzvals:

    http://www.antiquecameras.net/petzvallens.html

    I have examples of both standard and Dallmeyer Petzvals. They are both good. I'm not sure I can say one is...
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    Re: Eastman Kodak Portrait Petzval.

    In 1866 Dallmeyer introduced the Patent Portrait Petzval. Flipping the rear air spaced pair and slightly changing the curves of the elements. Also allowing the two rear elements to be separated to...
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    Re: Eastman Kodak Portrait Petzval.

    189078
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    Re: Eastman Kodak Portrait Petzval.

    I was tempted by the this beast as well. But I already have a Dallmeyer 3A. Yes, it's a 3A copy made by Bausch & Lomb complete with rear diffusion control. I have the smaller 11.5" f3.5 (though...
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    Re: 300mm f/9 nikkor-m vs 300mm f/9 nikkor-q

    Exactly. Both aperture scales are printed on the shutter.
  38. Re: Swift and Son London, Universal Paragon No.2 f:5,65

    Yes, I'm quite curious to see if the glass is rolled into the mounts like a Dallmeyer or held in with threaded retainers. Though most of the off brand petzvals I have don't have any indication of...
  39. Re: Swift and Son London, Universal Paragon No.2 f:5,65

    As luck would have it, this very lens appeared on ebay. It's now on it's way to me. Based on the additional pictures, I would say this is actually a late Dallmeyer 3D. Both Ross and Dallmeyer...
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    Re: Archaic/Proto Euryscope?

    1. Of course the age of a lens matters based on the very fact the there are many lens designs, many of which are no longer manufactured. If a photographer is interested in one of those "aesthetic...
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