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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    That is a very wise, and inexpensive thing to do.
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    Re: Printing J Lane Dry Plates

    I contact them on Pt/Pd like any other negative. I actually use them in place of the glass in a 5x7 contact frame.
  3. Re: Convertible / part lens for longer focal length

    This is an interest of mine. Every lens that comes into my possession is subjected to a trial focusing of each element. I have on occasion also separated elements into individual components. Many...
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    Re: 1935 Linhof ,,NORMA'' ???

    Definitely not a "Norma"
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    Re: Metering technique for J Lane Dry Plates

    I use one of my spot meters near Tucson, just as I do on almost all subjects.
  6. Re: Replacement corner pins for 8x10 back (ie Deardorff, B&J, Ansco etc.)

    That worked for me.
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    Check this web site. If Merklinger doesn't answer your questions, i doubt anyone can.
    http://www.trenholm.org/hmmerk/
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    Re: Ilford ULF annual film order 2020

    Fred at View Camera store is one of the best people I have ever dealt with. I always order through him.
  9. Thread: High ISO

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    Re: High ISO

    I am much more likely to go the other direction because shadows are important to me. An EI (what you are calling ISO)of 25-50 is enough for me.
    By the way, the ISO can not be changed. It is...
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    Re: Help me identify this 8x20

    That is one of the measurements you will need as you search for film holders. A "Wanted" add placed on the forum may bring you good results.
  11. Re: Removing the Rear Element on a Caltar HR 90mm f8 (Geronar WA)?

    Go to an auto supply store and get a set of hose clamps. Using the one which most closely fits. Tighten it securely around the element, then tap on the adjusting screw. This has failed me only once...
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    Re: Help me identify this 8x20

    If you do not have any holders you need to remove the ground glass part of the back and see if there is a groove in the camera back. If so,measure the distance from the other end of the back to the...
  13. Re: Alternative for Sizing and Salting the Paper for Ziatype

    I do not slat paper for use with ziatype.
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    Re: Help me identify this 8x20

    You need to look at where the back receives the holders to determine if this is in fact a F&S
  15. Re: Coverage for Turner-Reich 12/21/28 Convertible Lenses?

    These lenses were hand assembled. Some are excellent, and others not so much depending on the assembler. I currently have 3, all of which are good, but in the past I have owned a few which were at...
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    Re: Identifying source of light leaks

    Begin by placing the camera in a dark room. Extend the bellows and remove the back. Turn off the light and wait 5 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. Then cover the rear of the camera...
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    Re: Neophyte x-ray film development problems

    You are likely giving more agitation when using a tank than when using a tray. Thus more contrast.
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    Re: Wehman - front shift

    Why spend money to have the camera altered. If you are uncomfortable using it, finding a buyer is pretty easy, then spend the money on a more traditionally designed camera.
    I din't like mine when i...
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    Re: Wehman - front shift

    Have you tried making your shift 1st, then tightening the knob almost all the way down,then doing your swing? This will help immensely in not allowing the front to shift more.
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    Re: who do you use to publish your books?

    My feeling exactly!
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    Re: Wehman - front shift

    I use a Wehman, and find no need to change the single knob. It does take some concentration to both swing and shift, but I do so while watching the GG.
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    Re: handling precautions?

    don't!!!
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    Oriental VC-CLS enlarger head

    The fan in my VC-CLS has quit. Other than that all is fine until the unit gets hot. Then it goes haywire.
    I have a spare fan, in fact 2 of them.
    Does anyone know how to remove the case so the fan...
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    Re: Taking a class and now totally baffled

    This is a good start, BUT will not give you appropriate skin tones. Development will not give you appropriate skin tones if your exposure is not correct .Since you need contrast,switch to FP4+. Take...
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    Re: handling precautions?

    A very good answer. Knowledge, careful handling and common sense are the basic tools necessary to prevent personal contamination from most photo chemicals. When I began my log journey through...
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    Re: who do you use to publish your books?

    I have "published" two books. One by blurb, which when i saw the poor image quality of the first xcopy, I withdrew.I must add that I Have seen many digital "fine art" images. Only those of one well...
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    Re: Developer capacity, D-23, and dilution

    I am really happy to get a copy of this booklet. I Have worked from memory for a lot of years wishing I had one to back up my 91 year old memories.
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    Re: Filthy Flange - possibilities.

    count your blessings that you won the biddiig.
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    Re: Developer capacity, D-23, and dilution

    One excellent use I don;t see mentioned in this thread, replenishment.
    At the college we used to have a nitrogen burst system for 4x5. A line was painted on the tank for developer indicating proper...
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    Re: Lens order on triple convertible

    My triple converters have all had the shorter focal length in the front. When a single element is to e used, it is always laced in the back.
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    That party must have been a lot of fun!
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    Re: Loading 5x7 film in Jobo 3006

    at what dilution do you use the PYROCAT HD?
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    Re: Removing Rear Lens Elements for Potraits

    To use the 1st 2 lenses, you need a Top Hat lensboard. If you can't find one to buy,make one from an appropriately sized tin can and a standard lensboard.
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    Re: How to get into ULF?

    My first attempt to respond went somewhere before I finished.
    Getting into ULF does not have to be expensive if you are patient. My 1st was a 7x17 Korona with 2 holders and a contact printing frame....
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    Re: print washers?

    I don't think so. I made mine long before I heard of Yob.
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    Re: print washers?

    My first and still my most efficient washer, I built of plywood from plans in Petersen's Photographic magazine. It was a fill and dump syphon. Where most syphon washers only dump a small amount,...
  37. Re: Luland Produced Super Large Format Camera 3D panorama Tripod Head

    My Otto tripods and heads preceded Ries, I believe. The tripods are lighter, stronger, and easier to use. The heads are models of simplicity and strength.
  38. Re: Buying large format lenses... (Newby question)

    Angled screws are a great idea.
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    Re: Dia - surrealist dinner

    Those are excellent lenses. Enjoy them. Eventually you will decide to experiment with some of the older, often cheaper, lenses.
  40. Re: Buying large format lenses... (Newby question)

    to follow up on John's suggestion:
    drive finishing nails through a small piece of wood, at the precise measured distance between the slots, or holes in the ring.
    This is much stronger than the low...
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