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    Re: Found Photographs

    The sign in the first photo about their business association says it is
    Okinawa.
  2. Re: question about strobe heads for norman power packs

    With the P2000 and P4000 manual flash packs you have to change power levels only when the ready light is on. That way, all caps are charged and won't be discharging against one another.
  3. Re: question about strobe heads for norman power packs

    The Norman P2000D and likely the 800 both take Series 900 Norman heads, unless the 800 is a 450Series.
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    Re: batteries for Calcu Light meter

    I looked at that link because I have Calcuflash meters and accessories but the pages have been taken down. I think they probably all use the MS76 battery or equivalent like mine, which are still...
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    Re: MF (6.45x6 to 6x12) COLOR image sharing

    "Glamour on the Midway" with recent Virginia Beach Photo Fanatics and Friends MeetUp . FujiFilm GW690II, Portra 400, Vivitar 285 on-camera strobe with Pocket Bouncer attached. Film machine processed...
  6. Re: HC110 1:63 mushy flat negatives dilution H

    I must sound like a broken record by now, but if you don't do your own basic testing you will get nothing worth printing.



    Years ago I learned an excellent method to find the correct developing...
  7. Re: Crazy Horse on the subject of portrait photography

    I had some excellent on the job training from the photographer Damien Waring in Honolulu. He was British and began his career in London, then had a studio in Hollywood for years before moving to...
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    Re: Walmart studio lighting

    196978

    These 10" Spot/Fresnel Strand Castors, made in Italy, can be had on eBay for $10 plus shipping. They are set up for a 2K halogen bulb in a G38 socket. The lowest wattage bulb available in...
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    Re: HC110 B with HP5+ @ 100

    When Plus X 125 was available, and I had plenty of it doing defense work, I did the test described above and came up with a speed 32. This produced some very fine negatives, but the speed was too...
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    Re: HC110 B with HP5+ @ 100

    Thank you Pere, I know you have made an intensive study of sensitometry .

    Years ago I learned an excellent method to find the correct developing time and EI for any film. The source was an...
  11. Re: Measured output of flash Fresnel lights.

    I didn't think so either, although I have never used wet or dry plates. I do intend to try some Ilford Ortho film soon.
  12. Re: Measured output of flash Fresnel lights.

    I didn't think so either, although I have never used wet or dry plates. I do intend to try some Ilford Ortho film soon.
  13. Re: Measured output of flash Fresnel lights.

    This topic has come up before, about how much UV has to be blocked before the speed of orthochromatic films and plates are affected. All glass will block some UV. Can the UV filtration coating of...
  14. Re: Measured output of flash Fresnel lights.

    There is a current production Speedotron 10" DeSisit Fresnel conversion with a 4800 WS tube. It is priced at more than $3000. I tried to post a link but the Speedotron site is down today. Here are...
  15. Measured output of flash Fresnel lights.

    I have been interested in learning about and using flash Fresnel lights (Norman FS 6 and FS 10) for some time. I need light for large format photography, but I don't use films slower than 100 ISO. ...
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    Re: Vintage Glass Plate Negatives

    This is actually a glass plate positive 3 1/4X4 1/4. My mother, Beth Strange, stands on the wing of a Waco biplane in Portalnd, Me. 1937, photographed by Kahill Studios. This plate is framed on top...
  17. Re: About flange-to-film distances and field cameras

    I have an older Toyo 4 3/4 X 6 1/2 all metal folding field camera, its leather and silk bellows still supple and light tight. I made up a modified non-revolving back using recent Toyo 4X5...
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    Re: Fastest film for 8x10 other than TMY

    I obtain a true 400 speed from HP5+ when I develop in IlfotechHC 1:31 68* for 7:30 or for 5:00 at 75*.
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    Re: Current state of instant film?

    I have been using the Mercury Camera Instax Wide back for 4X5 International backs and have been very pleased with it and the IQ of Instax films when exposed with a good quality lens. ...
  20. Re: Just acquired a Pentax Spot meter with Zone V Conversion

    This may help. I've shared it before.


    Years ago I learned an excellent method to find the correct developing time and EI for any film. The source was an article by William Mortensen....
  21. Re: Removing hoop finder / sports finder from crown

    Steve,
    Better try to find a Crown to modify as the Speed has extra extension due to the focal plane shutter. Just raise the frame finder and cut it off flush with the front and push the stubs down...
  22. Re: Removing hoop finder / sports finder from crown

    That front end has to come all apart to get that finder frame out. I would suggest not doing it on a pristine camera. You must be using something like a 58mm SA XL, because I have used 58mm and...
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    Toyo back on 4X5 Graphic modification

    I just completed installation of a Toyo 4X5 revolving back using the adapter plate now being sold from China on the big auction site. There was a thread on this subject recently but I feel some of...
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    Re: Anyone here ever make a cam?

    I have made many of them as well, for both Linhof Technika and TRF Graphics. I'm long done with Linhof and figured I was with TRF Graphics too, but just bought another one to explore the...
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    Re: synchro compur shutter repair

    Good luck! I had every single part out of a Synchro Compur O and back in again with repair parts (which were once available) shutter blades. All kinds of repairs coud have been done and were at one...
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    Re: School me on press cameras.

    [QUOTE=Oren Grad;1499638]
    "But honestly, I think hand-held 4x5 at open aperture is the wrong tool for environmental portraiture."

    Here's a head and shoulders photograph of my daughter with her...
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    Re: Greetings from Phoenix

    For making portraits with a 4X5 tripod-mounted camera, it is far more convenient to have a camera which focuses with the back not just the front. With longer lenses and close subject distances, it...
  28. Re: What does a newbie do nowadays in the printing game?

    "I made digital negatives on a very high end office copier in 1997 but they were not acceptable to me."

    Even today, if you ask to see a sample print, the photos on the page it puts out are not...
  29. Re: What does a newbie do nowadays in the printing game?

    You know the game. It's the same as the old Nassrudin joke about fashion shows, "They show you the women and then try to sell you expensive clothes."
    The HP color laser printer I looked at was...
  30. Re: What does a newbie do nowadays in the printing game?

    1200 dpi seems to be the limit for affordable laser printers, but is good enough for me in a "machine print". In 1990 I had a seascape of the rocks at Kennebunkport, Maine made into posters by a...
  31. Re: What does a newbie do nowadays in the printing game?

    A B&W laser printer that can output at 1200 dpi can produce a very satisfying print. I have a HP4000 that you can buy used for as little as $100. Aftermarket laser cartridges cost about $35. To...
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    Re: Exercising a Stored Lens

    The glass needs no exercise, it is the shutter that is of concern. A late production Copal shutter when stored properly should need no attention if a simple trial of the slow speeds reveals no...
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    Re: S-K 360mm f5.5 Tele-Xenar photos?

    I had one in a Compound shutter and also a 250 Imagon in the same size Compound. I had a barrel mount made so I could use the Imagon on a Graflex. I tried the Tele Xenar a few times, wide open of...
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    Re: 75mm for Pacemaker Graphic 4x5

    My 65/8 Fujinon W worked well on a TRF Crown and I had it cam-coupled, stops behind the standard. No rise is possible anyway because the front standard is completely inside the case. I could close...
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    Re: Stop Light Leaks - Use your dark cloth

    I haven't used a dark cloth for years. Shortly after I began 4X5 in the mid 70s, I started using the excellent Linhof bag magnifier. Since then I have always either made my own neoprene viewing...
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    Re: 75mm for Pacemaker Graphic 4x5

    The 75 will put the front standard right on the joint between the inner and outer rails at infinity so you cannot install infinity stops or drop the bed. Try this, put the standard on the inner...
  37. Re: Just acquired a Pentax Spot meter with Zone V Conversion

    Actually, his "normal" exposure and development was an N-1. He rated TXP at 160 instead of 320 and developed for 5:00 at 68* in HC110B instead of 7:00.
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    Re: braintrust: what do we have here???

    The American Classic, the TRF Graphic also makes a great Big Shot camera. Here's how....
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    Re: Anti newton glass history & usage wanted

    Here's an example of the use of a piece of ANR glass for print manipulation. I held it under the lens, moving it slightly, for about half the print exposure. Notice how the highlights have smeared...
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    Re: Linhof Lens Panel - Made in China?

    A number of years ago before Linhof and I had a parting of the ways, I had a Deardorff 8X10 and had to fabricate my own Technika adapter board for it because nothing was available commercially. My...
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