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    Re: With a large format camera documentary Humanities

    Absolutely fantastic to see - thank you for sharing and inspiring.
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    Re: UniColor Dingle Bell Tested

    I thought it looked a bit famiiliar - it looks like a Durst Coltim, but since it says "W Germany", it could well be something that Kaiser manufactured back in the days.
  3. Re: Need Advice on 16x20 cameras and film from owners/users

    It just struck me reading this comment, that Matt Magruder does (or did, don't know if he still makes photographs) multiple exposures (wetplate, though), see examples:...
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    Re: petzval like lens for my 8x10 Bernard

    You could also look for a LUC or Gitzo shutter to put on the front of the lens - the LUC shutters are made in a few sizes. Like the Packard, they are limited to one speed (1/25 s).
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    Re: Light trap foam thickness, Sinar Norma?

    I haven't had any light leaks, but the the weave/foam is pretty old. I was thinking I would redo both front and back standard on my 5x7, but the back is more urgent I think.

    Thanks for the...
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    Light trap foam thickness, Sinar Norma?

    Does anyone know how thick the foam needs to be in the frames on a Norma? Or should I just go with say 3 mm, and hope for the best (not very Norma-like, but there you go ...)?

    And where do I get...
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    Re: Anyone use 5x7 x-ray film

    Where does one find x-ray film in Europe, actually? The auction site or somewhere else?
  8. Re: Box of paper dated 1952, what to do with it?

    I'd try lith printing, if conventional printing does not work out.

    As per Mr. Galli, I've had papers (also Gevaert, as it happens) that must be from the 50-60's, that still work fine. Try it and...
  9. Re: How different are Tessars from different companies?

    When did this happen, is there some way to distinguish the 4.5ers? I have a 1920 Tessar, a 150/4.5, that I have yet to actually test, but I hope it covers 4x5" (or at least 9x12 cm) straight-on.
  10. Thread: Tripod Holes

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    Re: Tripod Holes

    Very interesting, please continue!

    I've always enjoyed "then and now" photographs. I assume the original dry plate is blue sensitive since the sky is blown out?
  11. Re: Trying to recall the name of a vintage exposure table device

    Yeah - you got it!
    I got to thinking yesterday that the name might have started with Posi-something and searched upside down and around, to no avail.
    Wonderful, indeed!

    Now I know what to look...
  12. Trying to recall the name of a vintage exposure table device

    I am racking my mind, trying to dredge up what this might be called - a lot of perhapses and ifs in here:

    An exposure table, a proto-lightmeter so to speak, that was as far as I can remember made...
  13. Re: Tips/Ideas For Hand Making Lens Caps For Vintage LF Lenses?

    I happened to pass by another description of how to make a lens cap: http://www.foto-net.de/net/dyo/gross_deckel.html

    I tend to make them out of cardboard and blackout curtain (thin, I think mine...
  14. Re: Please post your Manuals & Resources on Building your own Large Format Camera

    The first link I found (way back in the 90's, I think) was this: https://jongrepstad.com/building-a-large-format-camera/ - still good.

    I don't have the confidence to build something like this, and...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Crinkly perhaps (as is the tree itself) but the print has a wonderful presence. Well seen and well done!
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    Re: Rapid View Portrait (RVP) Pictorial lens

    " ... the ungrudging care ..." - what a way to describe it - they did indeed think of the small, but important details!
  17. Re: Thornton Pickard shutter: replacement string/cord ?

    Isn't IanG the very same esteemed Mr Grant? I thought so, but I may be mistaken. :)
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    Re: Seeking Advice For Shutter on Vintage Lenses

    J Lane glass plates, perhaps? Iso 1-2 or up to giddy speeds of iso 25 (with Ortho emulsion). :) But maybe the end goal is the more standard look of film and being able to capture moments?

    A Sinar...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Expensive yes, but available at https://www.ag-photographic.co.uk (assuming you are located in the UK) for example. Always wanted to try out Argyrotypes, it looks really great.
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    Re: Sinar Pan/Tilt Head question

    Resurrecting this thread again - I am having a bit of a worry. I used my pan/tilt head the other day and happened to see that the outer disc on mine (the one that is cracked in the OP) was moving and...
  21. Re: First Post! - How Do I Measure My Bellows Extension To Calculate Bellows Exposure

    I've been using this one for years - works well in my opinion: http://www.salzgeber.at/disc/
  22. Re: Norma maintenance manual - 8x10 swing question

    Oh, bugger ... well, there has to be a first time too for making a downright stupid mistake.

    Apologies, indeed!
  23. Re: Norma maintenance manual - 8x10 swing question

    I would also love to be able find this manual/videos - I've been searching for it too. Can't help with the the specific question though, only have a 5x7. :)

    Possibly Bernice Loui will chime in -...
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    Re: Aperture scale on Isconar 180

    Thanks, Dan - forgot to look in the list - of course! :)

    I am using a Sekonic L308s and in the future do FP4+, rated at EI 50, but I guess since I am using a lens cap (unless I find a LUC shutter...
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    Aperture scale on Isconar 180

    I am starting out to actually use an half-old (1930's from what I can gather) "Jos. Schneider Co. & Kreuznach Doppelanastigmat Isconar" lens, and the aperture scale progression always throws me a...
  26. Thread: 4x5 Camera

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    Re: 4x5 Camera

    I wish I had understood this when I started out. The only advice I can give, apart from what Bernice wrote, is to get something cheap, just to dip your toe in there and see if the whole process is...
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    Re: Spreadsheet of Schneider Vintage Lens Data

    Thanks, Jens! I found the dimension out earlier and ordered a Heliopan slip on cap - worked out great. :)
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    Re: Horseman lens boards for Sinar Norma

    The cheapest one I could find was a newer style board, and from some trying testing in the morning, it seems to be a better fit. Good to go, I think for the time being. But I will keep an eye out for...
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    Re: Horseman lens boards for Sinar Norma

    I also noticed these two variations, when rummaging around on the 'Bay. I have also seen black lens boards with the older Sinar logo (transition variation, perhaps?).
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    Re: Horseman lens boards for Sinar Norma

    The (new) knock-offs I have found cost about as much as the original (used) ones, but I am still not going to take any chances.
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    Re: Horseman lens boards for Sinar Norma

    I'll get another Sinar board and have a look at the light trap foam. The Symmar I just got back from service and repair deserves a better fate.

    There seems to be quite a few knock-offs floating...
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    Horseman lens boards for Sinar Norma

    I am probably making things up in my head here ...

    I am using a flat Horseman board for a Compur 1 on my Norma. Would an original Norma board actually fit "better"? The one I have is not falling...
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    Re: Spreadsheet of Schneider Vintage Lens Data

    Dan,

    thanks for the suggestions! I was able to dig through the archive.org and found the pdf file for the Symmar lenses. Ordered a lens cap today.
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    Re: Spreadsheet of Schneider Vintage Lens Data

    Great, thanks!

    Right before I saw this, I just sent S-K an email asking where this stuff all went - they could've easily put into the "History" category on their homepage.

    I couldn't remember...
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    Re: Sinar Pan/Tilt Head question

    As I said - I learn something new every day here - thanks for the description and the photos! It makes the pan/tilt head even more impressive, knowing what is going on in there.
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    Re: Sinar Pan/Tilt Head question

    How a disc with six small screws can maintain the lock of the tilt when set up with a heavy camera is beyond my mechanical understanding. Looking at my own example, I was actually thinking it was a...
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    Re: info on 4x5 Sinar copy camera?

    Perhaps using the holes where you can put extra risers on the front and rear standards, one could fashion something like the stabilizer rods that Glenn Evans sells, see...
  38. Thread: DIY Dark Slides

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    Re: DIY Dark Slides

    I have nothing to add, but a question: what darkslide material does the Chamonix holders use? I've seen it described as "carbon", but I don't own such holders, so I can't make any comment on its...
  39. Re: Recommendations: Small 135mm with good coverage for 4x5 portraits?

    Thanks, Per - good to know. Always learning something new. :) I've never seen a Nikkor M 100, but I knew of the 100/105 W.
  40. Re: Recommendations: Small 135mm with good coverage for 4x5 portraits?

    Are you sure you mean Nikkor M? The Nikkor M series, weren't these designed to be Macro lenses?

    And what is "adequate coverage" for a given lens? It depends on a lot of factors. And thus it is a...
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