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    Re: Repro Claron APO II (320mm)

    Schneider did in fact make many optics for copy machines. I had come across two of them over the years. Both of them were most probably excellent optics for copy work, but lacked irises. The one I...
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    Re: Repro Claron APO II (320mm)

    Probably 4 or 5 years ago I saw a quite similarly described lens up on eBay. Buy it Now price was too good to pass up on, mainly because the optic was mounted in a pristine Copal #3 shutter with...
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    Some JOBO CPA questions

    Just acquired a JOBO CPA2 and have some questions.

    1. Since my darkroom's ambient temperature is a constant 68 degrees from June till the end of September (I am very lucky) I don't really need to...
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    Re: Photoshop Free Online

    I gladly pay the yearly fee for "renting" the suite of Lightroom, Photoshop, and Bridge. One for myself and one for my son. In the scheme of my yearly expenditures on photography, it is miniscule. I...
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    Re: Ries quick release

    With my 11x14 on top of my Ries:
    Kessler Crane Kwik Release Receiver
    Kessler Crane Kwik Utility Plate
    Camera is rock solid atop the Ries, and the Release Receiver has double locks (Push Button...
  6. Thread: Post yer pinholes

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    Re: Post yer pinholes

    Gave it a little bit of thought once, but then decided against it. First off people seem to prefer "laser cut" pinholes. I purchased some "Laser Cut" pinholes from different dealers/makers at one...
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    Re: Developing Litho film with lower contrast

    For Kodalith 2566:

    T/O XDR-4
    25 Potassium sulphite
    1 Metol
    1 Hydroquinone
    10 Potassium bicarbonate
    1000 water
    development time 4 min.
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    Re: Recommendation for a mini-fridge for paper

    Go to Home Depot or Lowes. My experience was that a "Mini" or "dorm room" appliance was more expensive than a simply small sized freezer. Chest freezers also cost way less than door opening freezers....
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    Re: Fujinon 300mm & 360mm W puzzle

    for what it's worth: I have and use the following:
    300mm f/4.5 Wollensak Velostigmat Series II
    300mm f/5.6 Fujinon W
    330mm f/6.8 IA Raptar
    355mm f/9 G-Claron
    360mm f/6.5 NIKKOR-W

    All the...
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    Re: Any Lenses for 14 X 36"?

    I passed up on acquiring a NOS 1200mm FUJINON-A a few years ago for just a few K... looks like that may have been a mistake.

    Consider a 600mm f/11.5 S KangRinpoche. Got mine off an eBay seller...
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    Re: Schneider lens caps

    Try looking for used ones on eBay. Used ones will save you a ton of money. Brand-name caps are nice to have, but honestly having the "Schneider" logo on the front of the cap enhances its usefulness...
  12. Re: Henry William Jackson glass negative from NGM 1989/2 , Is it colorful ?

    I think so. I was photographing specimens from about X2 up to X100 magnification. I think the solidified medium that they were in acted more like glass, but maybe the solidified medium had a...
  13. Re: Henry William Jackson glass negative from NGM 1989/2 , Is it colorful ?

    dichroic or dichroism: "Glass or crystals showing different colors when viewed from different directions, or having different absorption coefficients for light polarized in different directions" Many...
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    Re: How to secure Sinar Norma Case for shipping

    second the "Double boxing" Worked with getting my 8x10 Norma back shipped to me from overseas.
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    Re: To all Linhof Kardan GT 8x10 owners

    Definitely not "unbearable" for carrying it over short distances. Once owned one and I would use it up to a few hundred feet from my VW Beetle. Initially the 8x10 Kardan was stored and carried in a...
  16. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    :-)
  17. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Hang matted and framed 8x10 prints on the wall of a gallery. One Digital, one fiber based, the third a hand coated Platinum/Palladium. When viewed from about 4 feet away "most people should be able...
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    Re: ULF 14X36" X-Ray Pinhole Camera Advice

    I've made several ULF pinhole cameras over the years. Shot using paper negatives. X-Ray film also possibly very useable but many times the reverse image on the paper was my final print. Black...
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    Re: My Show in Klamath Falls, Oregon

    Congratulations... Every maybe 7+ years I hang a small retrospective show. Maybe 2 works from my very early years reprinted, 2 more from about 10 years ago, and the rest (majority of hung pieces) my...
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    Re: Seeking advice on 120mm lenses

    Whole Plate mostly.
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    Re: Seeking advice on 120mm lenses

    I personally settled on acquiring a Nikon Wide Angle 120mm f/8 Nikkor-SW Lens with Copal #0 Shutter. For some reason they seemed to be undervalued when compared to a Schneider. I just waited a few...
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    modern 360mm lens for 11x14

    Have been looking at the following for shooting 11x14 B&W

    Fuji EBC A 360mm f/10 lens
    Nikkor-W 360mm f/6.5 lens
    Fujinon W 360mm f/6.3 lens

    Size not a problem. I'm assuming that they all run...
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    Re: Making glass plate negative holder ideas.

    10 plus years ago I tackled a collection of 1,033 4x5, 5x7, and some 8x10 glass plates that were taken by a photographer in our town between 1890 to around 1920. First thing I did was photograph them...
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    Re: Darkroom Sink Slope & Drain?

    My sink measures 8' x 2'. Exterior plywood. Since the sink has multiple coats of paint I was advised by my friend (coincidently owner of a high end lumber yard) that I would be wasting $$ with...
  25. Re: 8 x 10 Field Camera with the largest amount of front "fall"?

    Chamonix 8x10 starts at about 4.5 inches with the front standard in the rear most mounting hole (tilting it back to be parallel with the rear standard) and tilting the rear standard back as far as it...
  26. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Am curious about the 500mm F/5.6 Mirror lens... make?
    Only 500mm f/5.6 optic that I know of is the KILFITT ZOOMAR SPORT REFLECTAR. Once owned one and dearly miss it to this day.
    thanks
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    Re: AM Goerz Trigor production made by Kern?

    My 5.9 inch Gray's Extreme Angle Periscope is very similar. Also mounted in a Copal 3. Maximum marked f/stop is labeled f/14, but the iris opens up to f/10 for focusing per S K Grimes who mounted the...
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    Re: Folding a Norma for transport

    My experience with 4x5 bellows for a Sinar Norma has been that an OEM older tapered bellows closed the most, but the one I had had so many pinholes to render it unusable. As for newer square bellows,...
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    Re: Jobo 3010 Expert Drum and B's Processor

    A while back I rigged up a similar tank filling device.
    1. Having the handle to the funnel is a great idea since I had to use a round wire funnel holder and the funnel was only held in place...
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    Re: Shooting in the rain

    From about 2000 to 2010 I drove a 1991 Vanagon Carat, the Weekender model which was 50% converted to a Westfalia camper. In the pouring rain I could open the sliding side door and shoot my with 11x14...
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    120
    Pentax 67II (fisheye - 500mm)
    Noblex PRO 6/150 UX
    FUJI GSW690III
    Agfa Isolette
    Mottweiler P.90 (pan pinhole)

    4x5
    Sinar Norma + X (65mm - 600mm)
  32. Re: Stuck together Glass Plates - how to unstick?

    I've had luck with soaking the plates in room temperature distilled water BUT they have to soak for days. No luck with with emulsion to emulsion stuck plates though. Also with very slightly (emphasis...
  33. Thread: Your Oldest Lens

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    Re: Your Oldest Lens

    Circa 1880s GRAY's Extreme Wide Angle No 5 5.9" mounted in a Copal #3 by SK Grimes. Stopped down covers 11x14 allowing some movements. Not as wide as a (No. 0) 4 3/4 inch Hypergon but comes mighty...
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    Re: Nikkor 90mm; f/8 vs f/4.5

    Owned and used the f/8 optic for years with excellent results. Then when I started a long term project of shooting at dusk, I acquired the f/4.5 optic. I found both to be equally sharp for making...
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    Re: Arca-Swiss 5x7 platform restart

    Cost is always a relative thing... Back in 1993 our first digital camera was a Kodak DCS 200. Don't exactly remember but my best recollection is that it cost us around 20K to acquire. 20K in 1993's...
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    Re: BIG Camera on Wheels Project Doc

    In the 1980s I was visiting a friend who owned a camera store in my hometown. In the store he had on display a beautiful 11x14" Improved Empire State view camera (I think circa 1910), film holders,...
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    Re: Remove paint from lens outside

    Some white printing is not paint but an applied white substance that is harder than the black paint on the lens... trust me on this one. Just cover the white lettering up with a piece of black tape...
  38. Re: Wista/Linhof Boards on Chamonix with Off-Center Holes

    When I had my 4x5 Chamonix I used both centered and off centered boards on it. The centered boards had white dots on them to match up with white dots on the front standard. When using off centered...
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    Re: Adapting Horseman bellows lenshood to Sinar

    Many thanks for the post... Now that I know what the adapter/part looks like, looks actually quite easy to machine the adapter using my mini-mill.
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    Re: Deardorff: "New" vs Old?

    The one that I once owned and used was put together with refinished original wood but some of the metal parts definitely not original or NOS replacement parts. Side by side with a 100% original...
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