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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    Wow, well done.
  2. Re: Seeking better flip-up/down eyeglass magnifiers

    Another possibility is a monocle, in reader strength.
  3. Re: Seeking better flip-up/down eyeglass magnifiers

    I was thinking about the older style non progressive lenses for glasses. If you determined your best distance from the GG under the hood you could have a pair of glasses with the entire bottom half...
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    Re: Taylor-Hobson Cooke Lens Question

    I have made an iris blade out of a fully exposed and developed piece of 8x10 film.
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    Re: Violence? First Road Trip to the USA

    It is illegal for a foreigner to carry a knife at all in New York State.
  6. Re: Omega D2 what lens/lens board/cone combination.

    421-101 Lens Cone 2¾" (for 135mm lenses) (requires lens disc)
    421-102 Lens Cone 4½" (for 150mm lenses) (requires lens disc)
  7. Thread: The Road

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    Re: The Road

    I am not sure if I missed this originally but today it struck me as a marvel of composition. the top cut off by the clouds and the curve of the road leaving the picture frame only to come back in...
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    Re: Vintage Portrait lens for 4x5 view camera

    The best is an unknowable unknowable. But my Commercial Ektar is too sharp for me most of the time; My Heliar gives more of the qualities I look for after the fashion of a 1920's-1930's look. Every...
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    Re: Field Tripod for Horseman 8x10

    The service call WAS free. They charged for gas to go up your driveway.:)
  10. Re: Marketing Platinum Portraits in 11x14 , Is this posible and then How?

    You might contact Bob Carnie's gallery.
    http://www.bobcarnieprintmakingandgallery.ca/
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    Re: Durst 138s lensboard question

    4 thumbs up for Jose; excellent work and a real understanding of the needs of the issues at hand for each job.
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    Re: Jobo 3005 8x10 streaks on negative

    I had your problem as well. after using the drum for years, I changed to using completely mixed developer solution and this happened.. It is a filling problem, not prewash nor rotation problems. ...
  13. Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    Sometimes a Hoodoo is just a Hoodoo.
  14. Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    For me the medium makes a enormous difference. Daguerreotypes are of interest to me, but especially if they are pre 1846, without the preserver.
    Tintypes are of relative interest to few although I...
  15. Re: How did they blacken the metal stops & caps of the Daguerre era lenses?

    https://www.amazon.ca/BeadSmith-XTL-8010-Extended-Sulfur-Oxidation/dp/B004PLZ4SS/ref=asc_df_B004PLZ4SS/?tag=googleshopc0c-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=335224427030&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2151365642243654123...
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    Re: vacuum easel pump suggestion

    I use a full size Dustbane canister vacuum, not unlike any from the 1980's, and it is barely, not really, powerful enough for a 16x20 easel. Maybe my 1 1/2 inch tubing is too big but it is air tight.
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    Re: Deardorff 8x10 lens board mounting problem.

    I am pretty sure there are two sizes of 8X10 Deardorff boards vis a vis studio and field version cameras.
  18. Re: Putting a copal 1 150mm f5.6 lens on a copal 3 shutter via adapters, what to expe

    MartyNL I expect you are referring to the practice of chokeing down something like a Cooke portrait lens to F8 or 11 to make a Rapid view landscape lens. Yes has been done but you do need the choked...
  19. Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    https://www.cameraeccentric.com/static/img/pdfs/wollensak_12.pdf
    The Automatic shutter is on page 9
    if you can come to Hamilton Ont. with the lens I can help you.
    Your best bet may be Jose in...
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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    Or a picture of the lens!
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    Re: Found Photographs

    Very cool. I wonder if he served in the civil war. Does the Government have an online list of people who signed up?
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    Re: Photography - Roland Barthes- Camera Lucida

    This link did not work for me but his did
    http://archive.elsadorfman.com/barthes.htm
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    Re: Found Photographs

    Wow that is quite the investigation. I think the dates match well with the clothing as well. The Gigot sleeves of the lady on the right date very nearly to 1890 and onward for about 10 years.
    One...
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    Re: Found Photographs

    A. call me Bill!
    B. no, I don't recognize them but the child could be anybody's boy but almost certainly from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    The man, done in soft focus, is much more interesting to me...
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    Re: Found Photographs

    Possibly Richard T. Dooner, a collegue of Elias Goldensky. Circa 1920- a really nice portrait.
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    Re: New Arca-type Lever Clamp from FLM

    Ari, is the top of the clamp ( and the knob and the lever) completely flush such that the clamp might sit under the bed of say, a Deardorff?
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    Re: Hello from New Brunswick

    Well, I am glad you have posted. Welcome, eh!
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    Re: barrel lens mount: normal or sunk

    One of the best examples of this are the various iterations of the Verito. Some are mounted on the back end and hang quite far out in front of the front standard and some have the mounting flange...
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    Re: Found Photographs

    No I am up here in Canada, 5th generation from Ireland.
    I to like to learn all about old photographs; I fact I wrote the book on it:)
    www.eleventyoneportraits.com
    It is very satisfying to comeup...
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    Re: Found Photographs

    Uncle Elisha and Aunt Meek

    Elisha Meek, Sr.
    Birthdate: 1765
    Birthplace: Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States
    Death: October 20, 1843 (77-78)
    Morris, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States...
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    Re: Rare lens maybe only exists in catalog

    My 480 is on a Cambo board which in turn fits on a 12 inch Packard shutter fabrication, here shown with a Cooke on it.217019
  32. Re: Using Buffered Crescent Board for Image Display

    Have a read here
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?76168-Which-Rising-Board&highlight=photomount+rising+board
  33. Re: Using Buffered Crescent Board for Image Display

    Reading your post as I am makes me want to reply that both of your choices are buffered. Rising Photomount and Cresent RagMat Museum Solids (Unbuffered) seems to be the only unbuffered choices....
  34. Re: Going home again - my journey back to film!

    that's wonderful.
  35. Thread: Cambo SC vs SCX

    by cowanw
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    Re: Cambo SC vs SCX

    Mine are interchangeable. Are you sure you had the sliding bar the correct way? In what way does it not fit?
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Ah, Edddie Gunks, purveyor of fine optics and camera ephemera.
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    Re: New Book: Eleventyone Portraits 1841 to 1950

    Here is another of my portraits in the book. This is of a man photographed by Gertrude Käsebier. Gertrude Käsebier is better known for her family and woman centric compositions but she was also a...
  38. Re: Suggest a 12" (300mm) lens for portrait work on 8x10?

    Pay him what you owe!
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    Re: Found Photographs

    Randy, if you find such a site please let us know. I have a interest in pre 1846 ninth plate images usually but not always British. there is the http://britishphotohistory.ning.com/ site not...
  40. Re: Looking for advice/guides on digital to film (not inkjet)

    Send member 'bob carnie" a notification/personal message.
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