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  1. Re: Compur shutter with no threads at the back side?

    It looks as if it is in fact a bayonet mount which will account for the tightness of the lens element. It could be that the bayonet “plate” is also used as a spacer for the rear element. if you can...
  2. Re: Film on a Plane: Check It or Carry-On?

    Bad Airport machines are called 3D scanners.
  3. Re: Film on a Plane: Check It or Carry-On?

    New machines will fog your film. Make sure that the airports you go to do not have them before you put the film through.
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    Re: 5x7 Gandolfi with 4x5 Back

    I have a Gandolfi 5x7 with both backs that I bought in about 1994. Yours looks like it has many more years on it than mine. I also think that you will have trouble finding parts for this camera. The...
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    Re: Going down the 8x10 rabbit hole

    I had one of these years ago and really enjoyed the quirks and the really long bellows. There were a few things that at that time I was not able to fix so I sold it…oh well. Mine had a clamping...
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    Re: Drying Clips

    Toy clothes pins. Small, wood, they work.
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    Re: Steadying 5x7 Elwood enlarger

    Yep, I was one house down from the first light off the highway…..wait for the light to change, wait for the trucks to go through 47 gears…PUSH PRINT!
  8. Re: Top glass in negative carrier advantages vs disadvantages.

    Keep it clean and you will not have dust issues. I use both glass with AN glass and non glass carriers with success. What I cannot seem to duplicate is my old enlarger had a glass carrier with a 1/4”...
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    Re: Building a PVC sink: another approach

    Thanks for this post. It’s very good timing as I was thinking about how to go about once again making a sink. When I made my original sink out of PVC I used it as a liner for a wood sink not knowing...
  10. Re: press-on lens shade for 203mm Ektar?

    Some of the later ones have a screw thread. Mine is from 1961 and I use a #27 series #VI screw on adapter.
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    Re: Coverage of 19 inch Red Dot Artar?

    Yes, it was a shutter that I already had and I asked if it would fitů..it did.
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    Re: Coverage of 19 inch Red Dot Artar?

    I had SK Grimes put a 19” Artar into a Copal #3S and it’s excellent on my 5x7. A well known Chicago photographer used one on a 12”x24” camera…..
  13. Re: Attaching a filter to Caltar II-N 210mm lens

    You could use a collapsible lens hood (not a bad idea anyway for any lens) and screw your protective filter onto that if you think you need it.
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    Re: Wobbly Ries Tripod Head

    Might want to contact the company. When I bought my tripod head from them all those years ago they were extremely helpful and even did some custom adaptations of an existing Gitzo tripod for me. Good...
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    Re: Bolts in an Envelope

    Thanks for the source!
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    Re: Meopta Magnola (someone else...)

    Maybe Richard Ritter could help you out. I don’t know where you’re posting from, but he has done some good custom work for me and with fair prices.
  17. Re: How are Camera Bellows UK bellows holding up over time???

    Let us know how the bellows come out. I had Keith replace my Ebony bellows a few years ago and they are excellent. He also told me that they did the Gandolfi bellows for my 5x7 (1995) so I may change...
  18. Re: Another story about a salesman, repairman and machinist, Gidou-san of Toyo camera

    Another happy customer who bought a 45Ti used more than 15 years ago and can’t find anything to complain about so I’ll give it another 15 or so.....great craftsmanship is getting very rare.
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    Re: Advice request: cutter

    I bought a 16” Dahle guillotine 30 years ago in the clearance corner of an art store. They work. I also have a 24” Roto Trim. Both excellent. The advice of TC to use the cutter only for film is very...
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    Re: Color of Ansco/PF 130

    That’s a good idea, when my dark room is back up and working I will give it a try. 130 is a very nice tool to have in ones pocket.
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    Re: Color of Ansco/PF 130

    I used to mix Ansco 130 in 5000 ml batches with glycin bought fresh from the formulary then stored in 500ml containers filled up to the top. It will keep for a long time stored this way.
    If the...
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    Re: Protar Lenses.

    I used to have a set of series vii lenses from Zeiss Jena like the ones you have plus a 22 cm cell. I found that if I put the longest fl in back using combinations of cells I would get the best...
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    Re: Tired of my ground glass

    Yes Tin Can, I have several pairs of glasses to try to help out old eyes.
    Ashishwakhlu’s screens might be worth a try and at a very reasonable price.
    Has anyone tried them out? And do they need a...
  24. Re: 90mm wide angle Dagor f8, Flange Film/Focal Distance ?

    I have no official information for you, but I do have one of these lenses and I measured the distance to the ground glass for my lens at infinity as 91mm or 3.583”. It would seem that they varied a...
  25. Re: How to Find the Desired Lens from Sellers

    Try Edmond optics. ??
  26. Re: STILL LIFE - Lens Thoughts & Recommendations

    What they said +1
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    Re: Durst Mivalo punch repair

    Sounds like a plan.
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    Re: Durst Mivalo punch repair

    I am not familiar with this particular punch, but I can tell you that ( call the pin a punch and call the hole in the plate under it a die) if either the punch or the die has been warn or bent then a...
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    Re: Tired of my ground glass

    Lots of really helpful information and ideas. Thanks! I will post again when and if I am successful or even if I decide to just use what I have.
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    Tired of my ground glass

    Many years ago I broke the gg in my 5x7 camera. Too much wind, not enough weight. I tried making a new one using many different grits and types of grit. Whenever I got one that was really sharp and...
  31. Re: Omega D2 and zone VI cold light questions

    You have two wires which I assume have standard plugs on the end. One should turn the light on and the other is probably a warmer to try and keep the output constant. The socket is a sensor to...
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    Re: the "best" 5x7 Camera

    My two cents. I think that the best camera of whatever format is the one that you have or can afford. Make negatives with it for a time and if it works for your needs, use it. If you find yourself...
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    Re: Wide angle lens hood?

    Of course if you could use a wider angle lens and include the light source then your MC will work wonders and you could crop out the light in the darkroom and have no reflections next door.
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    Re: Wide angle lens hood?

    Whether or not MC the wider angle lenses can have some problems with reflections if a light source is close to the edge of the image. It’s good practice to use Something to block the light. Lens...
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    Re: Swapping Lens cells

    The spacing Should be the same on like number shutters, but take out the lens that you don’t want to use and put it aside. Measure the total length of the lens that you Do want to use. Unscrew the...
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    Re: Paint your negative carrier in black

    When I bought a 5x7 Kodak enlarger, I found myself doing a lot of changing and rebuilding. One of the last things to do was to make two negative carriers, one for 4x5 and one for 5x7. It came with a...
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    Re: 150mm - 165mm for 4x10

    150 mm f9 Graphic Kowa (similar to computar) will cover 4x10 but not 8x10, is sharp, light and if in a shutter expensive. If you are lucky enough to find one like I did that was in a graphic arts...
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    Re: Stearman Press SP-810

    I do something like that, I hold both ends of the lid as I lower it onto the tray. You can feel the center and should have no problem. I also like to shuffle the loaded tray to hear the loose films...
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    Re: Stearman Press SP-810

    Practice makes perfect! I had a similar experience once, then I immediately figured out how to do it in the light and then in the dark with success in all subsequent times using the tank.
  40. Re: Interesting article on lens design

    PS, Love the TV! Looks like a face .
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