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  1. Re: The betterscanning.com business status thread

    Me too. I hope all is well.
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    Re: Getting to know the Pony Premo 6(s)

    I found your thread here: https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?20070-Rochester-Premo-Pony-No-3-Camera

    Thank you for the heads-up. I would not have known about the...
  3. Re: Bausch & Lomb Planetograph F-8 and "Three Focus" lenses?

    I just got some film holders in the mail, so I think the next step will be to set them up side by side this weekend, shoot a couple frames, measure the focal lengths, and try out combinations of...
  4. Bausch & Lomb Planetograph F-8 and "Three Focus" lenses?

    I have two Pony Premo 6 cameras, one made by Rochester Optical and the other one after Kodak bought them out in 1903.

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    The older one, on the left, has a shutter labeled R. O. &...
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    Re: How to get into ULF?

    Has anyone tried to create a ULF Afghan style box/instant camera? I mostly shoot landscapes and nature, but I'm thinking about spending time on portraits and still life. To that end I'm learning on...
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    Re: Getting to know the Pony Premo 6(s)

    It's easily the most attractive camera I've hand in my hand. I read the Historic Camera site - they mention the Kodak-made ones started in 1903 but no info on earlier Rochester Optical No 6 Premos.
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    Getting to know the Pony Premo 6(s)

    I'm looking to start making prints again (my current workflow is shoot, hand develop, scan). Our community darkroom is closed to covid and I don't have the space for an enlarger and darkroom at...
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    Re: Wista RF adjustment

    I'm sorry - I've got the Nikkor 300mm in my mind as I'm shopping for one. I have the correct, supported Nikkor 150mm lens mounted and the correct infinity stops set per the instructions.
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    Re: Wista RF adjustment

    Interesting - that could be a missing piece to this puzzle. On my camera with the Nikkor 150mm, correct infinity stops set, and with the extension tray aligned to the front of the focus bed, I can...
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    Re: Wista RF adjustment

    This is quite the thread revival, but I too am looking for help with a seemingly errant rangefinder on my Wista 45 RF.

    No matter what cam I select, I can get sharp focus on the ground glass but...
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    Re: Wista RF - Rangefinder coupler issues?

    I'll try and hose it off and see if that helps.
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    Re: Wista RF - Rangefinder coupler issues?

    Yes - with the focus bed retracted. Thanks for reiterating.

    When I turn the cam selector, it puts up some initial resistance, then drops into the next setting. It feels like it's doing something...
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    Re: Wista RF - Rangefinder coupler issues?

    Dang. Sounds like it.

    I don't have a technician in the rolodex. I'll go with Bob Watkins at Precision Camera in Skokie unless someone has a west coast Wista technician they really like.
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    Re: Wista RF - Rangefinder coupler issues?

    Fully retracted, the image doesn't quite coincide. I had to extend the focusing bed by maybe 1mm for perfect alignment.


    Good infinity focus. I checked it both fully retracted and extended ~1mm...
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    Re: Wista RF - Rangefinder coupler issues?

    No worries about belaboring. I appreciate it! I will do a step by step validation and report back.

    I'm not sure if the can selector is working. Since the 135/150/180 label spins freely I also...
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    Re: Wista RF - Rangefinder coupler issues?

    The RF does coincide when focused at infinity, but when I try to focus closer (~3m), the two images in the RF come close to coinciding but then stop moving before closer focus is achieved.

    Per...
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    Re: Wista RF - Rangefinder coupler issues?

    I have not. I'll do that and see if that can help me verify I have the cam selector set right.
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    Re: Wista RF - Rangefinder coupler issues?

    I flipped up the red stops which correspond with the 150mm lens. I am assuming the infinity stops are in the correct place since the seller reported it was fully aligned and functioning.

    Thanks...
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    Wista RF - Rangefinder coupler issues?

    I just picked up a Wista RF from the big auction place, specifically for the rangefinder.

    I'm new to the Wista cameras, but I have the PDF manuals from Butkus that explain operation of the...
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