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    Re: Rack and pinion for 20x24

    Maybe rack & pinion not needed???

    I made a camera that standards just slid on smooth metal to teflon to wood surfaces with a precision T-slot underneath where guide rollers kept it moving straight...
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    Re: Tiny Camera Porn

    I extensively use the 35mm Leitz enlargers for smaller format work, and the uncut film supports have come in very handy!!!

    When shooting/processing bulk film, after drying it gets backrolled onto...
  3. Re: Does a new luxury 8x10 camera make sense in 2021?

    But I did have a pro photo friend (recently passed) who would have went ga-ga over this camera... He loved Italian design, bought Italian sports cars (and put up with their idiosyncratic issues), and...
  4. Re: Can a NuArc 14x18 Process Camera be Converted into a ULF enlarger?

    You would need a light head that can mate to top platen and a neg carrier... And a convenient way to focus/enlarge/operate from floor level... And has limited column extension...

    But possible!!!
    ...
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    Re: Durst Laborator 1200 Alignment

    The other place for adjustment is the connection between baseboard and column base... This can be shimmed with thin materials such as sheet film, metal strip, etc until lifted enough... Often the...
  6. Re: Traveling across oceans with a Mahogany camera

    I guess the best thing is to read up and contact the agency in countries you pass through to find out what is permissible (or not)...

    But I have heard about rosewood as being on the radar in some...
  7. Re: Traveling across oceans with a Mahogany camera

    I thought it was about rosewood and other endangered species???

    Steve K
  8. Re: Does a new luxury 8x10 camera make sense in 2021?

    Nah, foolish... Wanna see my bellows extension??? :-]

    Steve K
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    Re: Unique/ lesser known portrait lenses

    K-Y comes off easy after a cigarette and a shower... :-0

    And plenty of soft filters from the ages now inexpensive...

    Steve K
  10. Re: Does a new luxury 8x10 camera make sense in 2021?

    That teaser with the paparazzi flashing and smoke is really over the top... Do anything for anyone here??? ;-)

    Ah, go to a golf klub and watch them polish up those mega $$$ clubs, and still shoot...
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    Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    Careful, he has a knife and a grin!!! Love him, wish I had him at work...:)


    Tele work isn't impossible, but difficult to wait out conditions and have a camera rig stable enough to not sag and...
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    Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    Not much issue within camera, but the stuff in the sea of air hundreds of yards to miles to infinity means you have to shoot through that...

    Telescopes can fog, and heat can move through imaging...
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    Re: Welcome to The Machine

    The Riverside pinball museum out here has to close (due to pandemic income woes) so most all will be auctioned off...

    So sad... :-(

    Steve K
  14. Re: Beginner question about lens mounted in the 'wrong' shutter

    And SK Grimes will measure/make a nice scale for under 50 bucks...

    I frequently have to calibrate a iris without a scale, and use the above measurement technique... The speed of lens marked is on...
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    Re: Welcome to The Machine

    Kool!!! Great image!!!

    But did they have this technology during the wet plate era???

    But by the way, what was the subject matter, where, and what did it do???

    Steve K
  16. Re: One more time: Tachihara 4x5 front cam loosens up. Solution?

    You don't have to have superhuman strength to wreck some stuff, it's built into the (poor) design... And not "overused"...

    In my stint in education gear service, saw many items (even new out of...
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    Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    That, and good 'ole atmospherics for long lenses...

    Think of air like it is a "liquid", and is clear when still, but when disturbed it ripples like the surface of a pond etc distorting an image......
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    Re: Tight Shutter Screw

    If screws don't remove with a reasonable amount of force, STOP!!! (They are not lug nuts on your car...) Usual culprit is thread-lok on screw threads to prevent screw from coming loose...

    Taking a...
  19. Re: Almost catastrophie for my Pentax Analog Spot Meter

    One of my earliest foto "life lessons" as a kid was never put a camera carry strap, lanyard etc in my mouth...

    Had an old plastic Brownie as my first camera, and was on vacation on Mt. Desert...
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    Re: Making ground glass???

    Interesting link!!! I had looked at several that had the silica carbide as the media and about the same process, but this was the first article that suggested using aluminium oxide for the media that...
  21. Re: Why some lenses have a "haze" on GG and some look clear?

    Let me take a guess...

    I had heard long ago that GG was made different ways... One was ground or blasted that made a granular surface, or acid etched that was smoother, but with a "watery" grain...
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    Making ground glass???

    Hi,
    I'd like to try my hand at making a couple of GG's for 8X10...

    Any "secrets to success" to share???

    Thanks,

    Steve K
  23. Thread: water filters

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    Re: water filters

    There's a famous story from a photo rep about when AA invested big bucks in a water purification system for final washing of prints, but started getting staining and early decay of prints... He...
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    Re: Compur-Rapid cleaning woes

    The problem with old shutters is they are supposed to run dry and usually not lube failures, but what happens is a fine layer of oxidation builds where metal meets metal, and tends to be slightly...
  25. Re: Lightweight Tripod for Sinar Norma Inspired by Julius Shulman

    Cool!!!
    Consider removing/replacing the three bolts that are on the leg to yoke tensioner position... I have had the heads break off a couple of times and the remaining bolt threads had to be...
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    Re: Lenses for landscape w 4x5 camera

    Relax, most UWA lenses barely cover the format, so movements are mostly out anyway... (Camera just needs to focus properly and not obstruct image...) But you do get some with many 90mm's...

    Steve K
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    Re: Lenses for landscape w 4x5 camera

    I agree with Greg to at least get one lens on the camera and start shooting... Your new format probably has one sweet spot that works with the way you see a scene, and you may find it works perfectly...
  28. Re: Free-standing dust attractors/filters any good?

    Those Honeywell room filters for sickroom or allergy sufferers work pretty well to reduce dust or pollen... I have an old one from a thrift store that I have used while cleaning very dusty rooms...
  29. Thread: water filters

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    Re: water filters

    Dual filters means there is one filter after another... The first filters out most of the particulates, and the second catches what might get past the first filter... Some locales might not need the...
  30. Thread: Building a 4x5

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    Re: Building a 4x5

    Building is good, but there are soooooo many decent 4X5's floating around for bargain prices, that it would cost less to buy your choice of quality cameras than to build...

    Unless you had...
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    Re: dirty film / filtering liquids

    Sometimes it's from the plumbing or water mains... Even with water filters, plumbing or water supplies can have high minerals, or pipes can be corroded and release particles... (Now with the drought...
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    Re: Is Dektol supposed to be brown?

    Brown means major oxidation, and the sodium sulfide will not absorb excess oxygen in solution and will not keep well... Out of the new package is inexcusable... Send it back...

    What's up with...
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    Re: Kodak Ektar 127mm: how to sync with flash?

    Another source for new bi-post cords is cords for electric shavers and the small 2 pin power cords from the bargain store (for about a dollar)...

    These require a little squeeze to get on bi-posts,...
  34. Re: Getting the correct lens settings for a synced strobe?

    You will need a flash meter... This will give you an f stop to set the lens to...

    You also need to make sure your shutter has X synchronization setting so the shutter is completely open when flash...
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    Re: an idiot question but need help!

    The markings are printed with light, so a working developer would develop them...

    Developer sounds dead... Take a piece of fogged undeveloped film and insert it into developer... Agitate it a...
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    Re: For all of your processing headaches...

    At the turn of the last century, there were several developers in "pill" form...

    But remember the sage advice I once read over a men's urinal;

    "Don't eat the big mint"... ;-)

    Steve K
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    Re: What is this antique thing?

    With the linear scale, it might have been made for a specific product...

    Steve K
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    Re: How fast can an enlarger shutter be fired?

    A linear solenoid is not an efficient device... The force would need to start instantly, proceed quickly/evenly to open fully, remain open for a given time interval (dwell), then reverse...
  39. Re: Hey, Guests! Please consider joining the Forum!

    But the search engine on this site sucks, and you would do better on one of the big search engines just to get back to LFF... And way too broad looking for specific topics, names etc...

    Yea, I...
  40. Re: Lightweight Tripod for Sinar Norma Inspired by Julius Shulman

    Can't now and you wouldn't see much, but the upgrade is merely to make an aluminium plug that fits snugly into top of column tube and is drilled & tapped on 4 points around it's OD... Then the head...
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