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    Re: Clyde Butcher Kickstarter just failed :(

    I actually looked for a 'like' button to click on your reply, Ken. Too much FB time for me, I guess...
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    Re: Ghost Towns & Historic Places

    I've never used Google earth, but will give it a try. I'm curious as to what you might have found in Missouri (other than snow...)
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    Re: KEH - good source for used lenses?

    I think you're correct on this. I asked a question about a BGN lens recently, and the sales rep explained that once they grade and buy, items are boxed for shipment and stored in a warehouse out of...
  4. Re: Papersafe: #01 'Sage' kickstarter project is now live!

    I just picked up the last of the $15 rewards. Good luck with it all!
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    Re: Need parts for a Wisner TF

    I would try Richard Ritter first. He's likely to have one.
  6. Re: how would you trigger a flash without terminal.

    I used my Nikon digital. I'd test and see the lowest flash setting I could use that would trip the strobes, and use that, pointed as far off the main image area as possible. Worked for me, but I...
  7. Re: ASA400 to ASA 800 - double development time?

    Try here for your film/dev combo and probably get it right the first time:

    http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart.php

    Richard
  8. Re: Where can I buy/rent a broken/cheap large format camera?

    I have a decrepit Kodak 2D 8x10, but no wooden tripod.
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    Re: Portrait lens on a Speed Graphic 4x5?

    If you get one like the one I've got listed, you can use the focal plane shutter and just pick up barrel lenses. Depending on what you want, you can get some of those pretty cheaply and it opens up...
  10. Re: 2nd Annual Antique & Classic Camera IMAGE CONTEST $ 100 cash prize

    Looks like 1 and 6 had a close race. I had trouble deciding which to vote for this year. I really liked a number of them.
    Richard
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    Re: Nude

    przemur,

    I love this one.

    Richard
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    Re: Flea market mystery object

    Retouching frame was also what popped into my head first.
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    Re: B&L Cinephor petzval - aperture?

    Actually, a lot of the Cinephors have a 'reducing' ring inside the barrel. If you have one, you need to use the inside diameter of THAT for your calculation, not the glass. If you can get it out,...
  14. Re: For those who think Ebay NEVER finds in the Seller's Favor....

    I noticed your buyer also had his/her feedback as 'private' . That always makes me wonder.
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    Re: The Last Bell factory in America

    Pretty interesting series. Too bad about the fire.
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    Re: June 2012 Portraits

    The one Scott is using was made by Grubb when he was still in Dublin, too, JB... You need one like that, pre-London. I really like the pix on your website, especially the 'exteriors' section.
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    Re: June 2012 Portraits

    I think Scott's shot of his son is terrific.

    Richard
  18. Re: Post your wacky lens ads, auctions, sales!

    I liked this one :

    RARE 1850's LARGE FORMAT CAMERA PETZVAL BRASS BODY LENS COLLODION WET PLATE, Item 170854090930

    He is selling a petzval but goes on to state: "The rear element was cracked...
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    Re: Tonopah inspired

    Thanks!
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    Re: Tonopah inspired

    I don't know if that car is old enough to fit into Jim's world... The highlights are very interesting.

    Why do people always say if a Speed Graphic is post-anniversary or pre-anniversary? What...
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    Re: An old brassie stereopticon lens

    Should be a petzval then. The elements are often installed incorrectly, so you might want to check Dan's site and check the layout of the glass elements.

    http://www.antiquecameras.net/

    Richard
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    Re: An old brassie stereopticon lens

    If there isn't another symmetric glass element between the font and rear, it isn't a triplet. If it is a petzval, turn the rear element over and find the ring that unscrews. If it comes off, there...
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    Re: An old brassie stereopticon lens

    If it only has 2 pieces of glass, it isn't a petzval or a triplet as both have 3 pieces of glass. You may have only a partial lens and might need to focus at infinity to see if you really have a...
  24. Re: New to LF, seeking advice on antique 8x10

    Minimal light leaks? That means the bellows have pinholes and the seller knew it, I'd say. Take the back off, put it in a dark room, put a flashlight inside of it and turn it on. You should see no...
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    Re: How to read The Lens Vademecum?

    I use the 'old' monolithic file to do a search. Then, when I find what I want, I use the alphabetic deconstruction to load the smaller file with the photos in the correct place. It isn't...
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    Re: 4x5 Portrait Lens Recommendation

    ditto. I like 210mm

    Richard
  27. Re: finding out the focal length when focussed closer than infinity...

    John,

    The focal lengths are marked on the edge of each element - 15, 25, 35cm, etc. On the sheet I had posted with that set, it gives the focal lengths for the various combinations, but each...
  28. Re: Mthod(s) to delete FS ads when the item(s) sell

    On APUG, which I think uses the same software, you can 'close the thread' when the item is sold. Here on LFPF, the mods have that disabled, so the person posting the ad can't close it to further...
  29. Re: In loving memory of Lauren E. Simonutti (1968-2012)

    I wasn't familiar with her, either, and it was nice to see her work. Thanks for posting.
    Richard
  30. Re: What can you tell me about Spencer Petzval type?

    The Spencers I've had were all triplets, and not petzvals.
    Richard
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    cutting film - what to use?

    I have a pile of 8x10 x-ray film. I bought a great whole plate lens from Garrett (goamules) and then bought a whole plate camera to use it on.

    I have a pretty large Harrison tent, but I am a...
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    Re: Another swirly lens question....

    A 7" B&L probably has an internal ring inside to make it slower, so you might check the f3.5. But a 7" petzval should have a max image circle of ~ 7" as well. The diameter of a 5x7 piece of film is...
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    Re: please post your petzval shots

    Randy, you'd be amazed how often that happens. When the rear element unscrews from the rear as a 'piece' and you have a retaining ring to get them out, it is really easy to get them mixed up going...
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    Re: please post your petzval shots

    Leigh, I'll probably have nightmares from that... Are you a Donnie Darko fan by chance?
    Richard
  35. Re: Images shot on X-ray film

    That is terrific, Jim.
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    Re: head's up

    Since Ebay started letting you have the first 50 listings a month free, these kinds of listings seem to have multiplied. There is no fee at all if it doesn't sell (for the first 50), so these people...
  37. Re: B&L 15" f/3.8 Projection Petzval - Looking For Info

    Have you taken it apart and verified that it is a petzval. Looks more like a triplet to me. If so, there will be a middle glass the same on both sides. A petzval, of course, will have two rear...
  38. Re: What's This Camera Worth? Rochester Camera & Supply Company Poco B 5x7 Plate Cam

    I'm with Will and Brian on this one. I wouldn't pay more than $20 for it, but most likely would walk away.

    You can take the leather off and varnish the underlying wood sometimes and it looks ok. ...
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    Re: New bellows recommendation

    Incidentally, if you want spiffier colors, you can also get a bellows from Sandeha, who is a member here, I believe. He has brighter colors.
    http://www.sandehalynch.com/isolette.htm

    Richard
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    Re: New bellows recommendation

    I've also used Custom Bellows and was very pleased on an 11x14 bellows they made.
    Richard
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