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  1. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I can't imagine that they went out of factory with two different brakes on it, so someone must have swapped the parts at some point. Regardless, my experience with the stands is that they are very...
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    Re: Goerz Dagor SV?

    Years ago Geoff at Lens & Repro showed me two Goerz lenses with the name "Dagor" on them that were not dagor designed lenses. He said that one was a plasmat and the other was a dialyte.
  3. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Thank you Randy!

    Mike, if you find a good source for the tilt crank please share it! I am missing one on mine too.

    jason
  4. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    If anyone is interested, I will likely be having a new set of bellows made, I can post what I learn here about price. Right now I have to decide on the correct size. Currently I have two different...
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    Re: 508mm f/7 ILEX lenses

    Thanks all, and sorry to hijack the tread.
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    Re: 508mm f/7 ILEX lenses

    Off track, but curious (especially after looking at Dan's summary) is the 20" Ilex a triplet or a Tessar design? I have read conflicting information on their design and intended format. I read...
  7. Re: The real difference between RH ANAYLSER PRO and STOPCLOCK PROFESSIONAL

    Opps, Adelorenzo beat me to it... anyhow here is what I wrote:

    In brief, the analyser pro has a meter the stopclock does not. So, with the analyser you don't need to make test strips, you just use...
  8. Re: Suggestions for a low cost incident light meter

    Under $100 your only options are to buy used, or use a smart phone app (I like Cine Meter II which works with the Luxi incident dome).

    The cheapest reliable meter I have used is the Sekonic...
  9. Re: 152mm f/3.5 & 2.8 KOMURA experiences wanted

    These lenses are very similar to the 150/2.8 and 135/3.5 Xenotar lenses, and 135/3.5 Planar. Both Komura lenses fully cover 4x5 without much movement. They do not increase image circle as you stop...
  10. Re: 8" Dallmeyer Pentac f/2.9 - Any Users?

    Dallmeyer made a run of coated 10" Pentac lenses for NATO in the 1960s. A friend purchased the remainders about 10 years ago. It was a pretty amazing purchase (all gone now I think), but...
  11. Re: 8" Dallmeyer Pentac f/2.9 - Any Users?

    Randy, these are pretty soft (flare actually) open wide, so try yours before trying to dial in any additional softness. Its a nice look, I think. As mentioned above, these never had radioactive...
  12. Re: How to obtain a Dynatect bellows.

    I would be very interested in hearing about price & quality in comparison to Custom Bellows in the UK. Are there other bellows manufacturers? Western Bellows and Turner Bellows are both gone, as far...
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    Re: Easy Testing Used LF Lenses?

    Years ago I made resolution tests of all of my lenses using a resolution chart. It was an interesting practice, and prompted me to get rid of a few lenses which did not perform very well. It also...
  14. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Those look great Peter! Really nice job. I would think that leather would be a longer lasting solution than felt.

    Anyhow, can you share the cable parts you are using? I have only used bolt on or...
  15. Re: Graflex SLR Issues Usage DIY & Improvements?

    I posed this before, but think it is worth bringing up again.

    I had SK Grimes make me an adapter for my 5x7 Home Portrait Graflex which allow me to use regular 5x7 film holders rather than the...
  16. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Yes, the platform is working well now, thank you. The posts were not the problem, the chains were too loose.

    At this point I still need to replace the leveling legs, cables, and felt on the...
  17. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I would certainly try using the piece you already have first. If it fits around the posts I would think it should work well enough with some felt glued to it.
  18. Re: Alternative to the Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 for 4x5?

    I have used a 152/2.8 Komura. It was a fine lens, very similar to the Xenotar, but harder to find. I was less pleased with the 135/3.5 Komura I owned, and found it more prone to flare than my 135/3.5...
  19. Re: Alternative to the Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 for 4x5?

    ... and don't forget about f3.5 Xenar and Tessar lenses. For 4x5 you need at least a 180mm, if not a 210mmm. A faster 16.5cm f2.7 Tessar is also out there, but hard to find and designed for 3x4, not...
  20. Re: Alternative to the Schneider Xenotar 150mm F2.8 for 4x5?

    8" f2.9 Dallmeyer Pentac too.
  21. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I took apart the stand again, replaced the chains, and it seems to be working fine now. It moves up and down smoothly, and doesn't bind like before. I am not sure how it fixed itself. My original...
  22. Re: Light trap foam thickness, Sinar Norma?

    https://www.micro-tools.de/en/Camera-Restauration/Light-Baffle.html

    I used 2mm foam from the US version of Micro-tools for my 5x7 Norma.
  23. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I probably have to pull my stand apart again, if so I will make measurements.
  24. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Peter, I suspect that my stand is different from yours and Randy's. I think the stand lock that Randy showed above serves the same purpose, which is just to lock it in place.

    As an aside, I am on...
  25. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I am a bit nervous to change my adjustment screws... I will probably try shimming with washers first, and then once totally convinced that my adjustment is correct, use the screws to make it...
  26. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Thanks for the suggestions. I can't rotate the posts, as they are really in a fixed position because of where the chain fittings are, but will certainly look into the parallel alignment and possibly...
  27. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Together!

    After a few false starts I managed to get it standing and camera mounted. I had a lot of trouble with one of the lead weights, which was bent and wouldn't fit into the post. I ended up...
  28. Re: Measured output of flash Fresnel lights.

    Not according to my experimentation with wet plate. I compared Speedotron coated and uncoated tubes (206 heads with 4800ws each using a 16" reflector) on the same plate, and could not see a...
  29. Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Congratulations Peter, did you get the stand on eBay? I remember seeing one nicely priced somewhere in the midwest.

    I cut my columns on Saturday. It was much easier to do than I thought. My...
  30. Re: Schneider Kreuznach Xenotar 105mm f/2.8: OK for 4x5 at close range?

    I have used them with really tight headshots with good results, I am not sure what the ratio is, 1:3 maybe?
  31. Re: Schneider Kreuznach Xenotar 105mm f/2.8: OK for 4x5 at close range?

    It will likely cover, but I have found that Xenotar lenses don't have great resolution when used as macro lenses. I have a 150/2.8 as well as a 100/2.8 that I have tried to use closer than 1:1, and...
  32. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    A quick update: I replaced the wheels yesterday. The ones I bought from McMaster-Carr (https://www.mcmaster.com/2337T22) fit fine and were a very similar hardness to the orginals, but didn’t rotate...
  33. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Thanks for the word "damper," I wasn't sure what to call the part, but damper seems right. Anyhow, here is a picture of the lever, which moves the dampers. There’s one on each side. I don't see them...
  34. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I put a few more hours into it today. While I appreciate the usefulness of two old men, we unfortunately only have a middle-age man and a teenager.

    I pulled outriggers off today, and examined the...
  35. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Here’s a weird one, the rollers on one side were corroded, so I removed them to give them a good brushing. The rollers fit on an axle, which is held in place by two hollow ended screws. See the...
  36. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I love the upside-down! Can't wait to do that.
  37. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Thanks Randy, I will heed your advice, but still want to remove 80+ years of built up grease, dirt, and spider parts. I will go at it with a stiff brush in its place...
  38. Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Thank you Randy! Very helpful. I need to go look at the wheel outriggers, I didn't even realize they were removable.

    In the meantime, has anyone removed the rise and fall lock on the stand? There...
  39. Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I purchased a Deardorff S11 11x14 studio camera with stand 11 years ago. I took the massive bipost stand apart to get it into a minivan, put it into a shed, and forgot about it. I finally have space...
  40. Re: Removing a 21" Kodak Ektanon from a Prism

    Disregard my suggestion, your prism is different from mine.
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