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    Re: Compur shutter questions

    Thanks David for the link (which I should have known). Let's hope then for the OP that the modern rim-set shutter has the same dimensions as the old dial set Compur.

    <edit> I have one rimset n.2...
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    Re: Compur shutter questions

    Also according to Grimes, who knew his work, the pitch is continental M0.9 - I have 5 of these (Compurs bought in Germany) and have measured them; all have the M0.9 pitch - may be the shutters made...
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    Re: Compur shutter questions

    Tube 4 and tube 5 correspond to the lenstube thread: it is 40 for tube 4 and 45 (or 44 according to your ad) for tube 5. These are not the mounting ring threads.
  4. Re: C.P. Goerz Berlin D.R.P. Dogmar Age

    Have a Dogmar in barrel (with focussing mount/in German: Schnecke) with a serial that comes near yours: 556914. - was probably meant for a Goerz Anschütz camera.
    It is a f4.5 15cm lens. I didn't...
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    Re: Compur shutter questions

    I did buy mine in Germany for about 25 usd (without lens) - they needed cla , with shipping costs they might have cost about 50

    USD 40 must be long ago for one of Grimes :-) and of course without...
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    Re: Compur shutter questions

    I have five old Compur nr. 2 shutters which for the mounting ring all have thread M0.9,
    and bear the following lenses:

    Tessar f6.3 250mm
    Tessar f6.3 180mm
    Tessar f4.5 165mm
    Tessar f4.5 150mm...
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    Re: Post Photos of YOURSELF with your camera

    Great one!
  8. Re: Tele-Xenar 5.5/500 on a Linhof 5x7

    Sold mine long ago..., never got tack sharp pictures out of it
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    Re: Compur shutter questions

    Most reliable German shutter made by Friedrich Deckel:

    I - B - T : Instantaneous - Bulb - Time
    M - D - Z: Moment - Dauer - Zeit

    Maximum speed depends on the size of the shutter, but for a 15cm...
  10. Re: Help me to identify this LF Camera Model

    Probably German, first decades of 20th century (truncated bellows);
    they were mostly indicated as 'Reisekamera' (travel camera); guess yours is made for 13x18 cm plates when you can find the correct...
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    Re: looking for Dalmeyer RR

    +1 Wollaston is really great for your purpose
  12. Re: Are Andrew Ross engraving calligraphic styles inconsistent?

    Many thanks.....he commented not long ago on my self made sliding box camera (https://flic.kr/p/2menMwZ); he's a really experienced craftsman (woodworker and machinist on the lathe) himself
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    Re: Dating Derogy lens

    Nice one I guess: nr. 11671 (I'm not the buyer)...
  14. Re: Help with routing a centered through slot for 20x24 front standard

    Thank you Drew for you nice write up. Makes me wonder btw if there ever have been made wooden camera's with Japanese style joints - so without the use of nails/screws/glue :-)
  15. Re: Help with routing a centered through slot for 20x24 front standard

    agree ..



    also agree...



    yes indeed, but I guess you must admit that it can't do the London style dovetails which was the main binding also for handcrafted sliding box camera's in the...
  16. Re: Help with routing a centered through slot for 20x24 front standard

    With all due respect, what a pity....much more control and fun when doing it the 1850-s way.....and hardly any noise and dust :-)
  17. Re: Help with routing a centered through slot for 20x24 front standard

    yep, to make the chiseling more easy, draw deep lines at each side of the slot with a knife (against a ruler) to get clean straight chiseled out cuts. Do the same a few times over depending on the...
  18. Re: frosted glass vs film plane difference.

    How is your film attached to the plate holder? In the old days they used glass plates with a film layer: the glass plates were as thick as the ground glass screen (i.e. the frosted glass). If you use...
  19. Re: Anyone own Dallmeyer 3A waterhouse stops? Aperture size help needed

    Please note that in most cases the originally brass WHS were chemically blackened and not painted.
  20. Re: Anyone own Dallmeyer 3A waterhouse stops? Aperture size help needed

    sorry, mine are 'only' 81,55mm wide. Oh well, perhaps another fellow member could use them.
  21. Re: Question: Rochester Optical Co 8x10 LF ... which back to use and how to use it?

    The original holder has the same (outer) dimensions as the back of the camera and is fastened by the two round buttons on top of the back (the holder below takes separate film-inserts; but there were...
  22. Re: Anyone own Dallmeyer 3A waterhouse stops? Aperture size help needed

    I have two big WHS stops laying around unused; what is the size of the WHS slit of a 3A?
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    Re: Shutter Speed Tester

    did get one long time ago - at the time it worked great; even could count till 1/500 sec - but after a few upgrades I lost the software on my I-pad and never found it again....

    at the time I even...
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    Re: Anybody recognize this camera?

    Very nice specimen: did you get it with the matching plateholders? The 12x9 holders seem to be more rare than the 10x15 and the 13x18 holders - took me several years to find two (one with ICA and one...
  25. Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    I can only agree to it all Bernice, very well said...
    but that makes me the more curious about the ones made by mr. Unkefer himself, who showed us only his outstanding but somewhat bulky apparatus: ...
  26. Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    ..come on..that's a matter of taste really...
    and if you want to just copy his set up, that might be a nice aim in itself, just to tryout...
    ...but I don't seem to get at what's really so cool...
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    Re: Building a 4x5

    you disagree quite a lot .... hahaha
    you have a very different approach, and what's more quite a different...hahaha....taste ....
    and what an excessive use of words.....
    hahaha...please leave my...
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    Re: Anybody recognize this camera?

    Very nice sample Mauro, does this also have the 'automatic' back, i.e. you can turn it clockwise or counter clockwise to easy shift from horizontal to vertical view?
  29. Re: Custom parts for lens adapters, etc.

    I would be interested if you could makes things out of brass - and would be at the other side of the pond ;-)

    Just out of interest, which threads can you cut? well I guess most common UNC/UNF...
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    Re: Building a 4x5

    hmmm ... to overcome these lapse in time, I would advise to only inform us about your undertakings as soon when the camera has been finished; prevents you from having to apologize every time things...
  31. Re: Schneider APO-Tele Xenar HM 800 f/12?

    +1 I wonder if its possible at all to make a decent picture with this 'monster' or else put: which picture requires all this stuff ;-)
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    Re: Goerz Dagor F6.8 Series III no.3

    The lens looks original to the shutter; not sure but was the rimset rapax shutter not from a later date, like the 1920's?
  33. Re: End grain glue joints versus side grain

    Yes I know how to make end to end grain strong with joinery, what I meant is that end to end glueing without any other fastening joinery (like dominos) is weak....(indeed Festool are probably the...
  34. Re: End grain glue joints versus side grain

    wood is like a bundle of straws: try to glue them end to end, and it will be very hard to get a lasting .... let alone strong joint
  35. Re: I Built Myself a 16×20-Inch Camera in 10 Hours

    They could have made it from waste wood with the same ease ...... lowering the price even further
  36. Re: End grain glue joints versus side grain

    thanks, the difference should be known by all beginning woodworkers :-) There are a lot of different wood joints to work with - in the old days dovetails were the standard, more in Europe than in the...
  37. Re: I Built Myself a 16×20-Inch Camera in 10 Hours

    Guess you can build it in less than 10 hours ;-)
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    Re: Linhof Dekel Shutter History

    Did you try to set out a question at the German LF forum? Very knowledgable members there especially if it concerns German made items....

    Here's the link for if you don't know the forum yet:...
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    Re: Linhof Dekel Shutter History

    Many thanks for this info; guess you meant to direct to pages 83 and 84.
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    Re: Linhof Dekel Shutter History

    Part of the history - also in German is on the website of the Compur company:
    https://www.compur.com/ueber-uns/historie/



    Any source of that book on the internet?

    I did find: "Linhof 100...
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