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    Re: New to me 6 Old Lenses

    Cleaned glass today on VITAX and B&L both are in great condition.

    The VITAX also has a good working Studio # 3 shutter. I have never seen a working one! I had to go to Eddie Gunks video to learn...
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    Re: New to me 6 Old Lenses

    Thank you Andrew.

    Yes, I follow Don Colucci even to FB where he answered a question!

    Well this batch almost made the bin...
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    Re: Cars, Boats, Trains, Planes

    Thank you!
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    Re: Why not a rangefinder?

    Not so easy to find it all now

    Maybe Kumar can find a kit

    I had a heck of a time finding the special Horseman Cable release, but never found a complete OE Horseman VHR flash handle, so I use...
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    Re: Why not a rangefinder?

    Yes it has Dan, he wants...
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    Re: Why not a rangefinder?

    You need a '5x7 Graflex Camera Series B. This is the camera type used by the National Geographic in the teens and twenties.' from https://lommen9.home.xs4all.nl/graflex/Series%20B.html

    It's SLR...
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    Re: New to me 6 Old Lenses

    Yes, the B&L front lens does fit on back. Very interesting. Thank you.

    Been studying this site again to glean more. I have a couple SF on that page already.

    2 Cooke and a Gundlach Achromatic...
  8. Re: Affordable 8x10: Any Other Game than Intrepid?

    This bears repeating, USA shipping is a mess right now. Don't ship in or out for a while.

    Took an Express Mail package $40 to go from one end of Illinois to the other, 14 days! And it was ripped...
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    Re: The beginnings of the COVID darkroom.

    Another Elwood lives!

    Congratulations!
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    Re: New to me 6 Old Lenses

    Thanks Mark and Kent, this one is even worse, meaning better

    Wollensak Vitax portrait lens #3 f3.8 no 4842V in Studio shutter and I am now putting it away until pics tomorrow

    I have done a...
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    New to me 6 Old Lenses

    With maybe more to come. I am starting with biggest in size, why not

    I wrote a bit about this one on old thread recently that was the same lens

    They almost didn't survive, shipped in a box that...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Great stuff Yuriy!
  13. NOT KS No $$$ Join Annie Leibovitz on Vogue Shoot

    Join Annie Leibovitz on a Vogue Photoshoot & Take a Selfie Together

    All expenses paid. No purchase necessary but donations ARE welcome
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  14. Re: Archival Properties of Varnishes used in Wetplate

    Noted, good advice
  15. Thread: June Portraits

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    Re: June Portraits

    Wonderful Peter!
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    Re: Pricing Aluminum Plates and Sheets

    I like Paul's answer
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    Re: Pricing Aluminum Plates and Sheets

    Any ideas, thoughts on this? If you read down he made some plates.

    Baking in Sun seems a good idea...

    https://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolRestorations/ColdCureJapanning.html
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    Re: Where to Work - At Home, Kids, etc

    I will use my pickup with tall cap, everything quickly removable to my shed, oops, need another fridge for that now

    I am also working on my cargo trailer to make it useful for wet plate and more
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  19. Re: Rise/fall and shift mechanisms on Horseman L45 basic model

    Good news then for you. For the record, Horseman are very good cameras. I like them all. Some are very rare such as 5X7 L.

    Which I saw in a Horseman Catalog and nobody can find even in Japan.
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  20. Re: Rise/fall and shift mechanisms on Horseman L45 basic model

    Well, then you know

    I have 5 of those 4X5 standards, all have working gears

    Also 8X10 rear with stripped gears and it worked like yours
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    Stripped for parts
  22. Re: Restoring a Kodak 2D, need some split rivets... Where?

    https://www.google.com/search?q=split+rivets&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS850US850&oq=split+rivets&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
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    Re: Collodion websites closed

    Looked at last page, says

    "Made in USA
    Columbia, SC
    31 May 2020"

    And was shipped from there by Amazon

    this explains how my order placed May 27, 2020 took a while longer that normal
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    Re: Collodion websites closed

    Ok, got the Quinn book 30 minutes ago

    Read Ch 1, the intro

    I will be busy for a while

    See, ya
  25. Re: Going crazy! Looking for a 3/8 female thread?

    I prefer Insert Nuts, there are many types and lengths

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-3-8-in-Brass-Standard-SAE-Wood-Insert-Lock-Nut/3012578

    and eBay has some heavy duty camera parts for...
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    Re: Collodion and Chemical Suppliers

    Q Craft, ah!
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    Re: Pricing Aluminum Plates and Sheets

    I see some are using Lucite or Plexiglas

    Your thoughts?
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    Re: Traditional Wet Plate Sizes & Holders

    Got it, no problem

    Thank you
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    Re: Traditional Wet Plate Sizes & Holders

    Thanks Paul, I read more on Poly and nobody thinks Poly on wood lasts, unless it is bar top thick

    I am going to convert 4X5 Graphic Film Pack Holder, it's almost all metal and fit's many cameras
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    I need some gnomes, for my Sons of Norway club

    Perhaps hatch a clutch for our fundraiser!

    Finally an idea...
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    Re: UK LF photographers?

    Hi Miriam.

    I am not in UK, but USA, and have no interest in any of it. As I became involved in something similar 8 years ago. The father of 4 passed first. Mother only recently. The 'camera room'...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    https://www.trollway.com/

    The Trollway perhaps?
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    Re: Traditional Wet Plate Sizes & Holders

    Any ideas on a poly? coating I could apply all over these holders to slow degradation
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    Re: Liquid Orthazite formula

    Perhaps users could research Benzotriazole

    2015 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7115563/

    and here, perhaps women and children avoid

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzotriazole
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    Re: Collodion and Chemical Suppliers

    I have 3 fridges, one is film and Collodion, I don't freeze film.

    The camper ENGEL has Guinness Extra Stout, drinking one a day at noon for health.
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    Re: Collodion and Chemical Suppliers

    After Kent's post, I put mine in fridge too
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    Re: Liquid Orthazite formula

    I will be buying some, thanks Merg

    Benzotriazole
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    Re: Wet Plate Videos

    Here is a new last night Topshit which I found very interesting

    and no I will not be posting all 93 and counting video links

    He has great verbal delivery with visual tricks and reality

    I...
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    Re: Daylight processing tank for x-ray film

    I also use SS hangers, 4up 4X5, 2up 5X7 and 8X10

    Bigger is tray developed

    I have processed 14X36" 2 sided X-Ray by dipping and pulling it through a tray without a scratch

    That was to make...
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    Traditional Wet Plate Sizes & Holders

    I have three LN Dry Plate DDS 3-1/4 X 5-1/4" Pat. 1894 Eastman Kodak

    And finally got a camera to match, it needs some work, it can be fixed by me

    I would assume Dry Plate sizing came from Wet...
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