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  1. Sticky: Re: Where to look for information on LF (mainly) lenses

    Thank you
  2. Re: Jobo 3063 tank. How best to use it for processing 240 x 300 (91/2 x 12") film ple

    Thank you. It would appear the tank is designed to allow four pieces of 9 1/2 x 12 inch paper to be processed at any one time. Not quite sure how to fit them in yet. I think I will practise with some...
  3. Re: Jobo 3063 tank. How best to use it for processing 240 x 300 (91/2 x 12") film ple

    Thank you

    My tank has vertical ridges which run lengthways down into the tank and which run all the way round the internal circumference of the the tank. Lachlan are you saying that I should ...
  4. Jobo 3063 tank. How best to use it for processing 240 x 300 (91/2 x 12") film please?

    I have a newly acquired Jobo Expert 3063 tank that I would like to use to develop 240 x 300 mm sheet film.

    It was bought secondhand and I have no instructions for it's use.

    Now in other posts...
  5. Re: Lens flare in a Velostigmat W.A. Is that normal?

    Louis that was what I found when I took it apart. It was not the 6 1/2 in version of the lens though. It was I think the 90mm. Though it could have been the 105mm. It was however over 10 years ago...
  6. Re: Lens flare in a Velostigmat W.A. Is that normal?

    Mark the Series IIIa EXWA Velostigmat f/12.5 is a symmetrical lens consisting of two cemented doublets either side of the stop. Similar in design to a Cooke Covertible Series XV. It's design has been...
  7. Re: Dallmeyer f/6.5 Wide Angle lens dimensions ?

    Daniel I was fortunate to buy secondhand a shutter with an adapter that had been already made. In the UK you could try SRB Photographic in Luton. They sell adapters. They used to make adapters and...
  8. Re: Dallmeyer f/6.5 Wide Angle lens dimensions ?

    Thanks Dan I did make the 60mm lens work on the Miniature speed graphic by making a wooden lens board to replace the bakelite one. I removed some wood from around the hole in the new lens board....
  9. Re: Dallmeyer f/6.5 Wide Angle lens dimensions ?

    Hi John I have a 60mm Dallmeyer too and I also have a number of other TTH and Dallmeyer lenses of that design. The smaller ones up to 133mm all have the same thread 31mm. I have a threaded bushing...
  10. Re: Applying a Sinar Copal Shutter on Taylor Hobson Cooke 325mm and Chamonix whole pl

    Ian if it is any help I could post you mine so you can see how they did it.
  11. Re: Applying a Sinar Copal Shutter on Taylor Hobson Cooke 325mm and Chamonix whole pl

    I have a front mounted curtain shutter which is fitted with a standard flash PC socket. So it is possible. Can be used with other lenses and cameras. I agree with Steven it is the easiest option. Ian...
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    Re: 180mm for 4x10?

    Meyer made a W.A. Aristostigmat that had a focal length of 7 inches.Or perhaps 7 and a bit inches. Also T.T.&H. made a 7 Inch Series VIIA Primoplane, both those lenses would cover with room to spare....
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    Re: Mini speed graphic 2x3 questions.

    Just checked. A 2x3 Grafmatic will not fit under the spring back of my MSG that has a spring back. I have another one with a Graflok back so their has been no incentive for me to try this before but...
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    Re: Tiltall or investment?

    Sarah check out German Ebay I bought a twin shank Linhof tripod on their for under a hundred quid. No import duty etc to the UK from within the EU. Tripod is Stativ in German.
  15. Re: Is Steinheil Unifocal lens supposed to be soft focus?

    It is when used converted with large stops. Sharpens up as you stop down.
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    Re: lens board adapters question

    Graflex made an adapter between their Anniversary 4x4 boards and the later Pacemaker boards. Get one of those. Drill four small holes through the corners of the adapter plate and through the Sinar...
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    Re: TWO mysterious lenses

    My apologies to you all. Firstly for the tardiness of my reply. I have been engaged organising care for my Mum who came out of hospital yesterday and also for misleading you. The lens used on the...
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    Re: TWO mysterious lenses

    Ian The lenses were used on Torpedo cameras which took four 6cm x 18cm photographs on 120 roll film. 18cm is a smidge over 7 inches. Stopped down past the marked f11 they will cover 5x7.
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    Re: TWO mysterious lenses

    It is a plasmat. One of the first. It is a moderate wide angle. Covers about 70 degrees. Will cover 5x7 . Perhaps a bit more. It is actually an f3.1 lens. It has an extra large front element. I think...
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    Re: TWO mysterious lenses

    That looks like an f4 in the picture. The only lens with that maximum aperture, that I know of, that was made for the military, was the Ross 5" F4. However they are usually in a very different mount.
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    Re: What would you do?

    I would keep them all. You can easily make an adapter to allow your lenses that are mounted on Graflex Pacemaker boards to fit your Technika.

    Graflex made an adapter board to allow Pacemaker...
  22. Re: That's not what I expected! - what to do with an eBay purchase...

    AA did actually use an Adon to take one of his more famous pictures. Monolith the face of half dome in 1927.

    https://archive.org/stream/convanseladams00adamrich/convanseladams00adamrich_djvu.txt
  23. Re: Wollensak Series IIIA EXWA 3 Inch f/12.5

    Two cemented air spaced doublets either side of the stop similar to a Cooke convertible Series XV.
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    Re: Separation or fungus?

    Thank you Steven for your kind words and your assessment. Leigh thanks for the link.I was aware of Ginette's post. This is quite different.Thank you all for your imput. I now feel less like I have...
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    Re: Separation or fungus?

    You're right I do beg your pardon. It looked sharp enough to my beer fuddled mind late last night but was clearly beyond the close focusing capabilities of the digital compact I was trying to use...
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    Separation or fungus?

    I am assuming this has to be separation given that it is located within the rear group of a lens of Tessar design. It does however look to my untutored eye rather dendritic. More so than the picture...
  27. Re: RD Artar/APO Ronar - similar lens but 7" ?

    7" Cooke Aviar
  28. Re: Carl Zeiss Protalinse VII serial number question

    The lens is double convertible it is made up of two 35cm cells, which can be used individually or combined. When used singly the lens has a focal length of 350mm when used combined the focal length...
  29. Re: Carl Zeiss Protalinse VII serial number question

    I take it I am correct in assuming it was you who bought the B&J 5x7. Nice outfit.Congratulations on your new baby:).
  30. Re: Non-coated (uncoated?) enlarging/repro lens options no more than 60mm (more detai

    How about a prewar Dallmeyer or T.T.& H. enlarger lens. Must be loads of them floating around your part of the world.
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    Re: What have you done to save money?

    I built a darkroom utilising an old touring caravan. It is. I still have it though not used it for many years, a 1970's Sprite Major caravan, the body of which is 17ft long by 6ft wide. I bought it...
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    Re: 5x7 Monorail Cameras????

    Two hours since the first post about that camera and I am surprised nobody has bought it yet. l would have thought the lens that is on it was worth more than they are asking for the outfit.
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    Re: How do I tell if a lens is coated?

    In my, albeit limited experience, I have not handled that many Ross lenses. Just the small number I own. My experience is that if a Ross lens is coated. It as marked as such. With 'Ross Coated...
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    Re: 5x7 Monorail Cameras????

    Adapter plates do appear to be quite readily available from 5x7 Technika which is the size the old Kardan Colors take to 4x5 Technika size. However they are really rather expensive about 120 and...
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    Re: Tripod leveling base

    I use a Manfrotto 029 3 way head on top of a Miller wooden legged Cine tripod. The tripod has a levelling head built into it. The level is adjusted by releasing a large knob beneath the head. It is...
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    Re: 5x7 Monorail Cameras????

    It has the wide angle front panel on it which will allow the use of lenses as short as 47mm. It takes 5x7 Technika boards which are mind blowingly expensive. Genuine ones $179 each the last time I...
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    Re: 5x7 Monorail Cameras????

    The studio stand I have has a similar base with a long column with a boom coming off it. That Gigant stand was $1500 in 1957 so I do not imagine they sold many. The 5x7 camera was $425. I paid 32...
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    Re: 5x7 Monorail Cameras????

    My little lad Martin. I am trying to teach him.

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    As far as the wooden front goes. It is ply cut to the shape of the front standard. With cut outs for the top and bottom clips. This is...
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    Re: 5x7 Monorail Cameras????

    I did take some digi snaps of my little lad playing with it the other week but for some reason the upload does not want to work. I will try to resize them. Maybe that is the problem.
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    Re: 5x7 Monorail Cameras????

    I have a 5x7 Linhof Kardan Color. The original one from the late fifties. Which I find a joy to use. They are inexpensive but transportable rather than portable. Rock solid. I have just made a wooden...
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