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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    Just an older version of their gg. Current ones are much brighter and their current Fresnel is as well.
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    Only some and then only the female ones.
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    A friend of mine used to take a soft cloth and a tube of toothpaste and use them to polish gg to make them very bright.
    At the same time I used to varnish my Sinar gg in my studio in the 60s to make...
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    Why would you have a problem focusing with them? Bad eyes? Improperly focused loupe?
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    Re: vBulletin change

    In my case no, I simply go from the tab for the forum to other tabs and sometimes when I return to the forum tab the type is blown up.
  6. Re: Linhoff technika upgrade kit wide angle strut kit

    The instruction book tell you when using 75 and wider and want to shoot a vertical to leave the back horizontal, drop the bed all the way and rotate the camera 90 degrees, they made an offset bracket...
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    Jim,

    You still havenít stated exactly why you dislike a tool that makes a gg evenly illuminated edge to edge. Why not?
  8. Re: Linhoff technika upgrade kit wide angle strut kit

    Not only do you remove the side rangefinder, you also need a plate to cover where it was and then the internal linkage for the RF also has to be removed.

    Once you install it the bed will still not...
  9. Re: Newb question: value of having lenses with the same filter size

    He must of liked the focus shift and image degradation that way.

    How did he control his polarizer?
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    Many modern cameras, like a Linhof or Sinar, have fresnel on top that are easily removed, if desired, for cleaning, etc.
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    Re: New Ilford film came unsealed

    Did you ask them if this has been a problem?

    A week and a half ago my wife had her knee replaced. While it was quick surgery and she was home the same day her doctor believes in his patients doing...
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    A 150mm plasmas has 1/3rd stop falloff center to edge. Add some displacements and it becomes more noticeable. It is easily evened out with a fresnel.

    Using super bright screen systems presents...
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    All gg screens fall off to the corners and edges. It is physics.
    If you are using a properly focused loupe the lines/grooves on a fresnel should not be bothering you unless the grooved side is...
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    Re: vBulletin change

    I have the same thing happening occasionally on my lpad Pro on Safari. All apps are up to date. But sometimes when I return to the forum tab the type is greatly enlarged. Doesnít happen with other...
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    Why donít they work for you?
  16. Re: Linhoff technika upgrade kit wide angle strut kit

    I,would doubt it.
  17. Re: Linhoff technika upgrade kit wide angle strut kit

    If it converts it to a 3000 then the drop bed drops to 90į. And a new focus knob for the internal bed tracks is add to the outside of the camera and infinity stops are added inside the bed.
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    1975 Master Technika.
  19. Re: Is it worth it to buy this Beseler enlarger?

    Your taking lens is optimized for a certain reproduction range that reduces the size of the subject to reproduce on the film. Usually at a ratio of 1:20 or 1:10.

    An enlarging lens is optimized to...
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    Re: Lenses for new 5x7 / 6x17 kit

    There has never been a Sironar S or W.

    They are the Apo Sironar S and the Apo Sironar W.

    The Apo Sironarís name was changed to Apo Sironar W when the Apo Sironar N and the Apo Sironar S were...
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    Re: Lenses for new 5x7 / 6x17 kit

    Donít forget that you may want a center filter for the 90. Nikon never made one.
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    Nothing is wrong with them if they are designed to be used with the camera, are properly positioned and your loupe is focused on the grain side of the gg.

    Lenses have fall off center to edge, all...
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    Re: New Ilford film came unsealed

    We were running long roll 5 and 9” aerial film. The fun was when the corners of the leader weren’t cut just right or the leader was not quite straight and the film never came out!

    Fortunately that...
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    Had a similar experience. Have had 2 pet skunks, one an adult and the other a baby. One day we were walking the baby on a leash and one of our neighbors was mowing his lawn.
    It was a very hot summer...
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    Re: Is Steve Hopf still active?

    Why would you ďhate fresnelĒ?
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    Re: New Ilford film came unsealed

    We were the first lab to have Kodak Versamat processors and Kodak assigned 2 of their tech reps to our AF labs. We had 6 of the Versamats. The chemistry was packaged in boxes that Kodak called...
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    When our monkey died my wife insisted that we replace him. So we drove from Niceville to a dealer in exotic pets in Panama City, FL. When we entered the shop he had 2 beautiful foxes, in cages, by...
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    Re: Mountain Lion near Santa Cruz

    In 1954 I was a junior curator at the Stamford Museum in CT. One of my jobs was to sweep out the mountain lionís cage. He was an old, toothless lion, but very friendly. If you didnít pen him up at...
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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    So, how and when did you end up in Canada?
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    Re: New Ilford film came unsealed

    What did B&H say when you called them?
  31. Re: Does anyone know a cheap send-away place that can do a very basic CLA on a Wollen

    That only hits maximum speed, whatever it really is, at small aperture openings.
  32. Re: Is it worth it to buy this Beseler enlarger?

    And the lens is for the size film you want to print and for the range of magnifications that you want to print.
    Most modern enlarging lenses from 35mm to 135mm are LTM.
  33. Re: Does anyone know a cheap send-away place that can do a very basic CLA on a Wollen

    Except for some electronic shutters no mechanical shutter actually reaches 1/500.

    American Traffic Systems needed lenses for their traffic cameras that actually fired at 1/500. They had bought...
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    1973 Master Technika
  35. Re: Is it worth it to buy this Beseler enlarger?

    What lens?
  36. Re: Does anyone know a cheap send-away place that can do a very basic CLA on a Wollen

    Virtually any camera repair person can do a CLA. That is repair 101.
  37. Re: Does anyone know a cheap send-away place that can do a very basic CLA on a Wollen

    Not if they are fully experienced at that price.
  38. Re: Simple Q for LF newby: Lens shade (trad 35mm type) vs. Compendium Lens Hood

    Then maybe you’ve learned that a screw in hood on 35mm, DSLR or MF really can’t work.
    For instance, with a zoom lens it doesn’t vignette at the shortest focal length and if it doesn’t vignette at...
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    On the accessory shoe.
  40. Re: Enlarging 4x5 with Film Edges in LPL 4550XL?

    AN glass on the top and good quality float glass on the bottom. The newton rings form when a smooth flat surface is in contact with the glass. That would be the base side of the film, not the...
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