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    3 Polaroid 405 questions.

    Yes the 405 fits Graflok backs. It will just go in under the ground glass panel without removing it.

    For clearing, the same chemical is used for both films, but the dilution is a little...
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    Best Priced Sheet Film?

    I will add my vote for Arista film. I have Freestyle's address as:

    www.freestylesalesco.com
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    Majestic Trypods and Heads

    I have just taken delivery on a Majestic tripod and gear head. This will be the second I have owned, having sold the first with a camera outfit some years ago. I have found few that are as sturdy...
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    Field or Monorail for beginner?

    I was very impressed with the Cadet. It locked up nice and solid, but was a pretty lightweight package on top of one of the Berlebach tripods. I would slide the standards off the rail, and they ...
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    Focusing...front or rear or both?

    From your other posting about doing table top subjects, you will find that a camera that focusses both front and rear standards will be a great help. Generally, you will use the lens standard to...
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    Help with Polaroid film

    I have always had a cyan cast with type 59, and never went too far into filtration.

    I have been using type 79 for all my color Polaroid, and find it is much truer color, does not pick up the...
  7. Thread: 105 Xenar

    by Tony Brent
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    105 Xenar

    I just picked up a Century Graphic 23 with a 105 Xenar on it. It looks like a good lens. I havent finished the first roll of film yet. I have Xenars on my 4x5 Linhof, and they do a good job.
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    Grafmatics won't advance

    I have found that the felt light traps just under the open end, and one further down inside the box have come loose on some of mine. I had to disassemble the holder (not that bad a project -- just ...
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    Enlargers -- Beginner's question

    A D2 in good shape is a fine machine. Aristo's cold light drops right in at a price of about $190 or so. I havent checked in a while. Replacement carriers are available from Columbus Camera at...
  10. Best paper for Graflarger Aristo Cold light

    The lamp in my Graflarger is the green colored type, which I understand is for graded papers. I don't know how much light you would lose trying to filter it down to work with VC papers.
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    4X5 Polaroid ???

    Two color emulsions. Type 59, 79 ASA 80, 100 Long scale pos/neg 55 Print ASA 50, Neg ASA 25-32 Must coat prints high contrast pos/neg 51 Unsure of specs B&W coaterless 54, 72 83 ASA 100, 400,...
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    Electric shutter solenoid

    The Graflex and other flash (bulb) handles had either two or three D Cells to fire both the solenoid and the flash bulb. It does take a few more amps than a 9 volt has to pull the solenoid in...
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    Agfa Ansco 8x10 wood field specs

    This site may help:

    http://www.fiberq.com/cam/fcam.htm
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    Kodak Master View 4x5?

    This site may help:

    http://www.fiberq.com/cam/fcam.htm
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    Aerial photography with large format

    Used a Speed Graphic all the time in the Navy leaning out the door of a helicopter. Every time a ship came out of the yard it had to have a complete photo "rig" done. I was also the photo lab...
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    Start up costs

    That's right. What expectations do you have for LF that 35mm isnt giving you now?

    How are you using the 35mm images you currently make? Drum scans of 35mm transparencies to 8 1/2 x 11 full bleed...
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    Any One Using Polaroid on 8x10?

    Yes, and I love it. So far I have been playing with the black and white 100 speed, and using selenium toner mixed with isopropyl alcohol for in the field toning. It dries quickly so I can put them ...
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    Metering when using a polarizer

    Everything I have read including Tiffen's sheets, specifies a straight 2 stop exposure increase for polarizers, regardless of the setting. I think you should probably be using a standard linear ...
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    Reloading Grafmatic Backs

    The Graflex web site has the original users manual for the Grafmatic.

    http://www.graflex.org/speed-graphic/grafmatic/
  20. Plans for building a light source cabinet for alt. processes?

    I commented on this same post at Photoshopper.
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    Tripod failure

    Seeing the mention of the Majestic tripods, I thought I would inform anyone who doesnt already know that Calumet Photographic now stocks the original Majestic tripod and gear head. Apparently the...
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    A new Graflex SLR?

    The modern camera that comes closest, to my mind, is the RB-67.
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    Can you identify a large Leitz lens.

    You have some interesting flea markets around your area. First a Kodak contact printer, now the makings of a ... hmmm.
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    Photographing"the lean"

    There were some othr photos of that type back a few years. I think they might have been in the Speed Graphic book where it dealth with the back shutter. One of the topics was just this leaning...
  25. Thread: Arista Film

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    Arista Film

    Ditto on its being a good film and a great price. I have used it in 35mm, 120 and 4x5, all in HC-110 with good results and lots of "zone system" room. If the 4x5 is a bit thinner in the base, the...
  26. magnifier for super speed graphic folding hood

    Just a thought. Maybe one of the flat fresnel-type reading magnifiers about the size of a business card. They are sometimes available in the drug stores. I believe they are meant to be used flat on...
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    8x10 contact printer

    For the 1/4" glass, you can also get U-shaped aluminum channels in the hardware store that finish it off nicely. If you're careful you can mount some handles too.

    If you are going to do...
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    filters for Ektar 127/4.7

    Series VI, like the man said. As I recall, the 127mm took a 1 5/8" slip-on adapter, and the 203mm took a 1 1/2" size. I dont know if there are any thread-on adapters. I have never seen any. You...
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    Portraiture Without a Shutter!?!

    I think most of the portraiture that was done with the "hat trick" shutter ran to a couple second's exposure. And the stilted look of a lot of old portraits probably was due to the photog's...
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    Kodak Super XX may (possibly) be revivied

    I know Ansel used it a lot. It was also the recommended film for making b&w separation negatives for dye transfer color printing. I think it was because it had a long, very linear straight-line...
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    Kodak Super XX may (possibly) be revivied

    Boy I hope so. I had a whole system set up around that stuff. I have two boxes left that are in cold storage and then that's it.
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    Software that plots sensitometric Curves

    A little bit off the topic, but may be of interest. I have to go along with plotting on paper vs typing into a spreadsheet and then trying to figure out how to get the graph to print. There arent...
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    grain focussing!!!

    There was a whole series of discussions on grain focussers at the link below.

    http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002sxb
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    Flash for Speed Graphic

    So that's who has those rubber caps. I knew I had seen them somewhere.
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    Slow Speeds on a Compound Shutter

    I dont think I would oil the piston/cylinder. It would likely get sticky in short order. Look for some dry moly-disulfide powder from Nye Lubricants Inc. New Bedford MA 02742. Burnish it onto the...
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    Fitting a Packard Shutter?

    Does the rear lens cell of that Xenar taper down to a smaller diameter where it threads into the mount? If so, there are smaller Packards available (I think down to 4" square or so) that would...
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    Flash for Speed Graphic

    The Norman or Lumedyne battery portables have plenty of light -- 200 to 400 w/s depending on the unit. A length of 1 1/2" dia tubing (from the plumbing shop) makes a good handle that fits the...
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    starting out with a speed graphic

    I'll second the remarks about the Gossen meter. It's the handiest one I have found and it's right on. They seem to have put it all in a nice package that is easy to carry. It also uses 1 standard...
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    portraits & shadows---technique

    Take a look at the classic black and white portraits of the movie stars during the "Golden Years" in Hollywood. Very dramatic use of light and shadow, so-called "classic" portrait lighting set-ups....
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    RB-67 holders on a Baby Speed Graphic

    I had heard somewhere that the RB-67 holders would fit the standard Graflok back on the baby Speed Graphics. can anybody verify this?
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