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    Re: Leitz IIc neg stage glass

    Thanks, I will go to their site now
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    Leitz IIc neg stage glass

    Getting ready to re-install enlargers into the re-stumped darkroom and I find the Leitz IIc neg' stage A-NR glass, upper, is chipped. Can anyone recommend a good source of precision glass for the...
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    Linhof Technika III problems

    A friend, no, not me a young friend, has purchased a Linhof Technika III

    Problems:-

    Firstly, the front standard wobbles slightly around a vertical axis, to me this looks like a design error as...
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    DeVere timer buzz

    I have just bought two DeVere timers, one for a 504 Dichromat and one for a 5108 Dichromat

    The 5x4" power control box now buzzes when the timer is used rather than no timer and using the "focus"...
  5. Re: Tachihara 10x8" + Sinar Copal shutter modification

    Raidahl, if you are still interested I will send you the pix. There is huge logic to placing the shutter behind the front standard. However this means finding a Sinar front frame, from a set of...
  6. Sinar F/P front lens board frame dimensions please

    Hello, I have a couple of Normas, small and big, and have been professionally using a series of disgusting lens hoods over the last forty years, black flower pots, black cardboard french flags etc
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    Re: Swapping out Copal shutters

    Aaaargh! - Just use the shuttered on at the moment, or use the barrel one for dark situations. Don't mess around as damage repair is more expensive than waiting here or on APUG for the length and...
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    Re: Best 'starter' lens?

    Look through the membership and see if there is anyone close enough to you to show you what a couple of lenses look like through the camera

    If you are planning to work with landscape consider a...
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    Lens repolishing - Who does a good job?

    Hello,

    I have a 135mm Symmar that came to me years ago with a mass of tiny fine cleaning marks - I now have a nice newer old one, but would prefer to have the scratched on repolished rather than...
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    Re: What shutter for 10" 5.6 tele wollensak

    Consider a Sinar Shutter - Mine has altered the whole way I work with LF phot' and migrates between 5x4" and 10x8" Sinars and a 10x8" Tacky Hara

    Some lenses need snouty lens boards, but once that...
  11. Re: Using Sinar shutter on an 8X10 field camera -- the Chamonix solution

    I use the Sinar Shutter with a 36cm Heliar, mainly on Sinar Normas, but also on my Tacky Hara 10x8" where I have to carry the gear

    I made the firm decision to place the shutter behind the front...
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    Re: sharpest lense ever

    This has to be one of the most moronic threads on this forum - Image QUALITY is dependent on lots of factors - In my not very humble opinion tripod choice is one of the most crucial at the neg making...
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    Re: New article: Large format lenses for portraits

    I was about to put in my comment, but with this one already here there is no need apart from the real need to consider the approach the photographer is taking and the subject's personal qualities
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    Re: Vintage Photography Magazines?

    The classic ones in my opinion are Album UK, Aperture USA, Camera, Lucerne; Creative Camera, UK; Cliches, Belgium; Infinity USA; Photography, UK ed Norman Hall - These are the ones in my collection...
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    Re: post "in Galli style"

    No, I have not read all the posts, but stop it. Now! What Jim Galli is achieving is his and is very interesting, 'although to me his Bristlecone Pine work is still the best. Next I want a portrait of...
  16. Re: The Promotion of Film use....what are we missing?

    New Markets

    I feel much of this thread, well, the bits I have read, is too negative (groan all you like, I intended no pun). The approach I am taking in my photo-printmaking is to consider silver...
  17. Thread: Nude

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    Re: Nude

    Was this made just before you had your prostate gland checked?

    In truth I like it, as one of the few pix here that made me laugh
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    Re: Nude

    Silly and distracting comment - However, what really interests me are the pix you made working with the curly bit of wood in the bgnd just in front of the dark trees, your pix around that must be...
  19. Re: POLL: How many users shoot large format film professionally?

    No numbers, but to answer you question somewhat, I retired from professional photography in Perth about 18 years ago and moved to the forest to live on my pension and my mind, both hopelessly...
  20. Re: POLL: How many users shoot large format film professionally?

    I do, exclusively - 5x4" and 10x8" neg', mainly Ilford D100 5x4 and HP5 in 10x8"

    The images go out as fine large format silver jelly prints up to 32x40 inches from rolls of Foma fibre based paper...
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    Re: 135mm f5.6 Rodenstock Sironar N - any good?

    My understanding is that Rudolph adapted the Cooke Triplet to design his Tessar



    No, I stop down a fair bit for landscapes, unless there is water moving when I go for shutter speed - I don't...
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    Re: FIlm holder logistics.

    Emma,

    Call on your friends for darkroom use, by which I mean put a post on this site and on APUG asking for darkroom use during your journey - This will make life simple in the places you meet...
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    Re: 135mm f5.6 Rodenstock Sironar N - any good?

    The Rodenstock/Schneider/Nikon f5.6 Gauss lenses will give negatives it will be almost impossible to separate from looking at big pirnts, all that matters

    As well as the a first series Symmar I...
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    Re: Technika lens boards - what's so special?

    Bigger lenses,

    Linhof made bigger lenses in Compound IV shutters fit via an extension tube thingie, which is how the Technika Heliar 240 f4.5 is mounted - To my amazement my T/Heliar mounted by...
  25. Re: voigtlander braunschweig techinika-heliar 24cm 4.5 lens

    I have not read all the posts, but my experience is that both my 1924 un-coated 36cm Heliar and my "new" 1960s 24cm Technika Heliar are very smooth lenses - The un-coatedness of the older one does...
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    Re: Will I get beaten up if ...

    Not for posting digipix, but you should be for making stupid posts and perhaps you deserve to be anyway
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    Re: Identify carriers - help!

    Nothing really makes sense, but yes, they are carriers for the 1940s design very pretty De Vere 54 enlarger - The hinge springs on my set a very strong and were referred to in the RAF as the DeVere...
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    Re: Advena lens stage adjustment

    PS, for the record the big eccentric bolts are locked with a 3mm Allen key

    Still the silence
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    Re: Advena lens stage adjustment

    In response to that deafening silence I will post two question answering

    74085 74086pix
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    Advena lens stage adjustment

    Does anyone have a manual for the 5x4" Advena enlarger or know how to adjust the lens stage tightness

    John
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    Re: Pelican Isn't Pelican any more!

    No warranty against bears and 3 year old children I could understand, but this stinks - Remember that part of every cent spent on Chinese stuff goes towards their government's arms buildup and their...
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    Re: Mountains of Equipment

    Does anyone know how to make a Ford Courier Ute amphibian? - I could use some of that stuff

    John
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    Re: Calibrate a transmission densitometer

    In practice (with an Eseco TRC-60D) I have found that a cheap uncertified Kodak nr2 step wedge works very well for neg' highlight density calibration to achieve results that print well with my...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    To avoid loading too much here go to

    http://www.jbaphoto.com.au/

    John
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    Re: Large format assignments?!

    Yes,

    High level buyers want silver jelly prints to big sizes, I use 10x8" unless there is a wind problem

    Prices are commensurate with neg' size, as they should be - 10x8" go for squillions 5x4"...
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    Re: Packard/Packard-like Shutters

    Sinar shutter adaptation for woodies is not that difficult if one spends a few hours with paper, pencil, ruler and consideration for the work - However, the DB aperture mechanism has to be removed to...
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    Re: Seeking perfect field 4x5 camera.

    When you find the perfect 5x4" fjord camera please let me know, complete with a flying pig and a low sugar, low fat, gateaux that takes good

    John
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    Re: Capacity of Citric Acid Stop?

    Squeeky test - grip the edge of a test strip and rub between your finger and thumb, if it does not "squeek" discard your stop bath
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    Re: Is 8x10 worth the trouble???

    Yes, definitely worth it,

    I came to 10x8" the wrong way round - I needed a new 5x4" enlarger and the best on offer in WA was a 10x8" DeVere 5108E with a complete Rodenstock and a complete...
  40. Re: Tachihara 10x8" + Sinar Copal shutter modification

    Tachihara 10x8" + Sinar Copal shutter modification
    The purpose of this modification is to allow the use of my Sinar Copal Shutter on my Tachihara 10x8" camera. This modification serves two...
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