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    Re: Servicing an old lens... worth it?

    Carol at Flutot's Camera Repair in Whittier
    http://flutotscamerarepair.com/
    Beware there may be a waiting list---she does great work!
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    Re: Budget wide angle lens for 8x10

    159mm Wollensaks are wide, cover 8x10 and don't go for much, so that is what I bought.
    In the real world though, I found it's too wide for most applications and rarely gets used so it spends most of...
  3. Re: Can anyone here please help me identify this wooden bellows camera please?

    I'd imagine that Darlot lens is probably quite desirable, especially if it's a Pretzel...uhhh...Petzval
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    Re: how old are we?

    Gettin' my kicks in year 66
    https://youtu.be/WsnQKSIshNQ
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    Re: What does "formal" mean to you?

    Mine get a white sport coat and a pink crustacean, LOL!
  6. One camera goes to sleep while another camera wakes up

    After patching the bellows on the perky little Agfa Ansco with liquid electrical tape two weeks ago for the second time, it is in dormition for at least another week until things can firm up,...
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    Re: How these sliding fixers are called?

    Lens board retainer?
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    Re: Very light 4x5 camera with 125mm lens

    A hip flask full of your favorite spirits is my recommendation.
    No, don't make a pinhole camera out of it.
    Just take sips as you wait for the wind to die down, then shoot your photos with whatever...
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    Re: How sharp can I expect from 4X5

    You shoot the Air Force target?
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    Re: Hi from Ireland

    Welcome aboard!
    With an optional back you can shoot 4x5, and with splitters two 7x2-1/2 or 5x3-1/2 on a single sheet, so there's a lot of flexibility. Also 5x7 is a nice size for contact printing.
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    Re: contact prints

    In the past I've used a thick piece of glass I found at a Pier 29---I think it was for use on an end table, but I've replaced that with a Printfile CP-1 Contact Proofer. I just find it easier to work...
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    Re: 12" Goerz Dagor?

    A Dagor that is a superior camera lens will likely be more desirable than a lemon.
    I think a search would come up with the info the OP seeks.
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    Re: Goerz Artar question

    The only way to know for sure is to take measurements.
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    Re: 4x5 enlarger

    My friend fished his complete D2 out of the Art Dept.'s dumpster at college.
    I had to buy my D-II for $20 without a lens.
    Some guys have all the luck LOL!
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    Re: Focusing loupe

    Grab something, anything, and use it.
    That way you'll know what you want to spend your money on.
    An Agfa is cheap and works.
    A Schneider costs way, way more and works.
    Most guys here like the...
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    Re: Cable Release 4x5

    A good length is one that doesn't get in the way. If the socket the cable threads in to is near the top of the shutter I like a cable long enough so that it freely hangs outside the field of view.
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    5x7 Agfa Ansco looking a bit rough

    LabRats advice was good. I opened the camera to see how the liquid tape set and had stuck to it's self, so on to round two and this time instead of folding the camera I put it in a bag to protect...
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    Re: What 8x10 changing bag do you use?

    A large Omega Brandess would give you plenty of room--- 27"x30" for 4x5 holders
  19. Re: Need Advice Re : First ever visit to South Rim of GrandCanyon in January

    The last time I was there with my 8x10, I asked pretty pretty please and the manager of the Lookout Studio let me set up on the second floor and shoot out the window:D
  20. Re: Long throw cable release - Betax shutter

    That's the one. A Minette should work too. Copals aren't demanding as vintage Universals and Wollys
  21. Re: Long throw cable release - Betax shutter

    Interesting! I haven't had a problem with mine.
  22. Re: Film Development and Contact Printing Equipment and Materials List

    Developer and Fixer can be the same for both film and prints. Water is a good Stop for film and a chemical Stop of your choice for prints. If your film requires a pre-soak use water.

    You'll also...
  23. Re: Film Development and Contact Printing Equipment and Materials List

    My current safe light is a short string of red led Christmas lights purchased on clearance and kept distant from the trays. If you want to try this route, for check safety before use!
  24. Re: Film Development and Contact Printing Equipment and Materials List

    Hi all,

    I've been trying to build a list of equipment and materials needed to (a) develop 4x5 sheets and (b) develop contact prints. I think my biggest problem is figuring out the chemicals...
  25. Re: Long throw cable release - Betax shutter

    I like Gepe Pros with the Zeiss disc lock because they'll fire all my shutters, and I work with an assortment of lenses in both old and new shutters.

    Regrettably, after selecting an unsuitable...
  26. Re: Long throw cable release - Betax shutter

    A Gepe Pro will fire my Betax No.4. It will also fire my Ilex Universal No.5s
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    Re: Tripod Head Needed for 8X10

    Weren't the Theodolites the bad guys in the 1960's movie The Time Machine who wanted to eat Yvette Mimieux?
  28. Re: 150mm lens suggestion for landscapes on a Cambo 45NX

    A 240 G Claron rocks, IMHO. It will easily do 8x10 if your format interest grows.
  29. Re: 150mm lens suggestion for landscapes on a Cambo 45NX

    A Schneider G-Claron is a very sharp lens with good wiggle room and mostly found in modern Copal shuttters. They'll be single coated if that matters.
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    Re: Tripod Head Needed for 8X10

    I'll echo what Drew says---I never use a head with my 8x10 if hiking is involved. I do find one convenient for architectural shots though. I have a Ries (actually two---an old Photoplane and a J-250.
  31. Re: The 5x7 Agfa Ansco sprung a few leaks...

    I gave it over night.
  32. The 5x7 Agfa Ansco sprung a few leaks...

    ...pin holes in the bellows, so I fixed them pronto with a can of Blue Magic Brush-On electrical tape from my local ACE hardware store.
    A piece of cake!
  33. Re: Happy New Year from Kodak via Michael Raso...Kodak Price Increase

    And that is a mystery. TXP isn't TMY, it's TXP!
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    Re: Which lens next?

    The question should be, which focal length lens do you find yourself really wanting, longer or shorter?
    Don't base your vision on others suggestions---chart your own course.

    Personally I went...
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    Re: What 8x10 changing bag do you use?

    I don't usually, but if I need one I have a Panavision changing bag for Panavision motion picture cameras that is up for the task.
  36. Re: Happy New Year from Kodak via Michael Raso...Kodak Price Increase

    Is Kodak film manufactured in Rochester, NY or Fair Lawn, NJ? Or ?
    And how does Film Photography Project justify Kodak 8x10 Tri-X 320 being twice the retail price of Ilford 8x10 HP-5+ 400 :confused:
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    Re: Film Holder End Flap Repair

    The issue with using Gaffer's tape for hinges is that it takes quite a bit of use for the tape to break in to "hinge" behavior. Until then, it takes judicious holding of the flap open all the way...
  38. Re: Thinking hard about taking the LF plunge.....

    Learning new stuff keeps your brain active
    Schlepping around a big camera keeps you physically active
    Making photographs in a wet dark room keeps you humble

    It's all good!
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    Re: Film Holder End Flap Repair

    Book binder's tape works better than Gaffer's tape, but if Gaffer's tape is all you have----it'll work.
    The hinge tape would have to be pretty bad to allow a leak, since the hinged portion of the...
  40. Re: Thinking hard about taking the LF plunge.....

    Did the OP realize he stumbled into a nest of LF "enablers" when he started this thread? LOL!
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