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    Re: 4x loupe

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51249088706_781749f8a3_c.jpgPARAGON Loupe by Pitman Co 1 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Easy to see all the edges and corners at 10X with the PARAGON by Pitman Co. I...
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    Re: 4x loupe

    I just bought an old Pitman 10X Printer's Magnifier to replace a similar one that hit the floor and cracked.
  3. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51240158688_c5aa2f7ac3_c.jpgBalloon Head Impact 41 4x5 Norma TLR 250 Imagon by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Here I have switched out the Pulso Hazylight for the...
  4. Re: Doubts about Schneider Tele-Xenar 360mm 5.5

    If it were me I would sell the Copal #3 and buy another Compound III. Then spacing problems go away and all you would have to deal with is computing the new f/stops which can be done with direct...
  5. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51231542568_185336708c_c.jpg4x5 Twin Lens Sinar Norma Binocular Reflex Magnifier by Nokton48, on Flickr

    I repaired my Sinar Norma Binocular Magnifier, the...
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    Re: Darkroom Renovation Phase 1

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51231329626_25d28386c1_c.jpgDarkroom Renovation Phase II 1 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51231330601_cdffb85aeb_c.jpgDarkroom...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    That 5x7 Peco Profia is cool. I have two of the same vintage 4x5's myself. Built like brick solid houses. You will hurt yourself if you run into it in the dark
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    Re: A really nice cable release

    Minolta SR-T Cables releases are also good. Also well made and not expensive. Prontors are good too.
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    https://live.staticflickr.com/693/21913554500_de4e4c9d03_c.jpgMinolta SRT-101 #16 LS2000 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Minolta SRT-101 85mm F1.7 MC Rokkor Eastman 5222 XX Microdol-X straight...
  10. Re: Fuji GX 680 180mm f/3.2 in Seiko Shutter for 4x5 Experience

    The RB67 Seiko shutters are also properly spaced and work GOOD with the hacked GX680 cells. Their shutter spacing is correct and for a while I was buying broken 90mm RB lenses just to gut the...
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    Re: Rocks and stones

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48566525216_61a5a17a15_c.jpgDawes Oriental Garden by Nokton48, on Flickr

    4x5 Sinar Norma 90mm F8 Sinar Norma auto iris Super Angulon. EFKE PL100 processed in...
  12. Re: Fuji GX 680 180mm f/3.2 in Seiko Shutter for 4x5 Experience

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48132180317_bfe1306994_c.jpgGX680 Completed 180mm 125mm F3.2 Makiflex by Nokton48, on Flickr

    I also hacked the 125mm F3.2 GX680 lens to Makiflex among others. ...
  13. Re: Fuji GX 680 180mm f/3.2 in Seiko Shutter for 4x5 Experience

    216406

    https://live.staticflickr.com/2874/33148017923_39b9c41c63_c.jpgDSC05746 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Comparing these two photos, his front group looks forward-spaced compared to mine. Perhaps...
  14. Re: Fuji GX 680 180mm f/3.2 in Seiko Shutter for 4x5 Experience

    Beautiful Peter! Love 'em
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    Can you mount the lens and look through it? I use a 10X printer's loupe and really examine the glass image. Stop it down and see what happens!

    I have a fairly complete collection of Tele-Xenars,...
  16. Re: Fuji GX 680 180mm f/3.2 in Seiko Shutter for 4x5 Experience

    Examples here on flikr:

    https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=gx680%20180mm%20f3.2

    I bought this lens with the idea of using it for beauty and fashion headshots. A portrait photographer friend...
  17. Re: Fuji GX 680 180mm f/3.2 in Seiko Shutter for 4x5 Experience

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50316146541_5ed844107a_c.jpgMaki Std Copy Test Shades 180mm F3.2 GX680 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    From Flikr:


    Here I have attached the Makiflex Standard...
  18. Re: Fuji GX 680 180mm f/3.2 in Seiko Shutter for 4x5 Experience

    https://live.staticflickr.com/2874/33148017923_39b9c41c63_c.jpgDSC05746 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    I have the GX680 180mm F3.2 and I transplanted the cells into a Seiko Fuji WS shutter. It's one of...
  19. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Hi Jim,
    Thanks for commenting. This is fun.
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    Re: shutter choice for a newbie

    If you buy a Sinar Mechanical Copal Shutter you can adapt it to your boards and camera(s), and then use any barrel lens on those. Very economical in that sense and gives you a lot of choices
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51220120501_d0cd961bbe_c.jpg5x7 Sinar Norma Twin Lens HRU Ortho+Mic-X by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Left is Ilford Commercial Ortho+ 5x7 Schneider 240mm f5.6 chrome...
  22. Re: How to mount a Schneider 180mm f/5.6 - 58 or 59mm threads?

    If I give up on finding an expensive flange I have resorted to using JB Weld. It works
  23. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51220120501_d0cd961bbe_c.jpg5x7 Sinar Norma Twin Lens HRU Ortho+Mic-X by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Left is Ilford Commercial Ortho+ 5x7 Schneider 240mm f5.6 chrome...
  24. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    Over the weekend I made 13x18cm test negatives on Fuji HRU XRAY, all of which I managed to scratch. The emulsion is so delicate, very frustrating. Perhaps Kodak 3 1/2 gallon deep tanks is the way to...
  25. Re: New Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsions Community

    Me too. I took Tim's Large Format Flower course two years ago and it got me thinking in some interesting directions. I have a framed 8x10 contact print I got from Tim near my enlarging benches in...
  26. Re: Vintage Camera Repairs - anyone left?

    Consider Dan Daniels. I'm super pleased with price and service

    https://www.dandanielcameras.com/

    Geoff Berliner hooked me up with Frank Rubio to fix my prized Makiflex. Expensive but worth...
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    Re: Medium Format Infrared Images

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49204127097_c5b9ed50fc_h.jpg400s 70mm Supergrain Blad 30 Distagon 2 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49204098982_fda87a8aec_h.jpg400s...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51204469626_11a3be60e3_c.jpg5x7 and 4x5 Sinar Norma TLR's by Nokton48, on Flickr


    "Construction Unit Design" allows me to upsize the camera to 13x18/5x7....
  29. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    Hi Jason,

    So far I have not had to shim any of my lens pairs. If I was mounting an f2.9 I might have to :) Anyway I align the focusing plane of the two lenses, using the rear base tilt, using a...
  30. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51204469626_632107156a_h.jpg5x7 and 4x5 Sinar Norma TLR's by Nokton48, on Flickr

    "Construction Unit Design" allows me to upsize the camera to 13x18/5x7. ...
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    Re: repair on sinar cable release

    My shutter repair guy told me (when I sent like five Norma ones in for CLA), that the old silver Norma cables can indeed "stretch". He suggested to me that I get one of the modern black ones; he...
  32. Re: A question on Buying an Item in UK via e-Bay

    Things arrive pretty quickly with Royal Mail. No problems ever, no additional expenses other than currency fees which are to be expected
  33. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    Thanks for that. Nope, just the fastest Norma :) My friend is a Linhof collector, they made a lot of prototypes and one-offs. All cool stuff
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    Appreciate your comments :) The bottom lens is for viewing, the top exposes the film. I have found the best starting for front standard position, to be both lenses together as close as possible. ...
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    What makes it fast???

    There are Norma lenses, that integrate with the Norma Automatic Shutter by means of coiled metal cables with quick disconnects. You preset the desired aperture, using the...
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    Morning Chris
    Yes you are absolutely correct, the viewing and taking lenses need to be as close together as possible. I have been taking the Normas apart and cleaning/adjusting them. Some of the...
  37. Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51194299158_1534b8a828_h.jpgNorma Twin Lens Pairs 300 Comm Ektar f6.3 210mm f6.8 Angulon by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Just today picked up two new lenses for making...
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    Re: Plaubel Peco Profia

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51191269997_c17cb5654d_h.jpgPlaubel Makina Rail Sliding Roll Back Peco Profia GX680 Mag Hood Hack by Nokton48, on Flickr

    This Back takes Plaubel Makina Rail...
  39. Re: Cambo TWR 54 - 4x5 Twin Lens Reflex (like Gowlandflex) Question...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51181099188_3fdb38f3f1_h.jpg360 Symmar Norma Auto Iris Pair by Nokton48, on Flickr

    A matching pair of Sinar Norma Automatic Iris Schneider Symmar 360mm f5.6 on...
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    Re: 300mm lens 4x5" landscape

    I have a 300mm chrome barrel Schneider f4.5 Xenar, I like it a lot. Also the 300mm f6.3 barrel Kodak Commercial Ektar. The Xenar is forward mounted so it integrates with the Norma Shutter. It's...
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