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    Re: Anybody like circular images?

    Emmet Gowin made some interesting round photos. I recall reading an article about him in View Camera magazine, and he said he used a 90mm Angulon on a 8x10 view camera.
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    Re: Kodak 12" Ektar f4.5 questions

    I have a 1930s 3x4 Graflex SLR. Its 6" Kodak Anastigmat barrel lens was a little hazy, so I took apart the front cell and cleaned it. When I put it back together, the resulting image was really...
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    Re: Burke and James 4x5 questions

    I have had two B&J 4x5 Press cameras. I've found that the revolving back often leaks light and the front standard can be a little wobbly. To test for light leaks, I suggest you remove the...
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    Re: Certotrop 9x12cm

    Hi, Chris: I have the same camera as you, but mine is marked "BeeBee". It was imported into the US by Burleigh Brooks. Which lens/shutter combo do you have? Mine is a 135mm F4.5 Tessar in a Compur...
  5. Re: Looking for someone who makes Busch Pressman boards

    Midwest Photo Exchange lists Busch lens boards for about $40. http://mpex.com/busch-0-4x5-lens-board.html I don't know about Gary Deal..
  6. Re: Looking for someone who makes Busch Pressman boards

    There is currently a 4x5 Busch used lensboard with a 34.5mm hole on US eBay, from seller "mplspeddler".
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    Re: Kodak Ektar 203mm f7.7 worth keeping?

    The 127mm f4.7 Ektar in Supermatic shutter is quite common and cheap. But would the cell spacing be the same transfering the 203mm Ektar cells to a Supermatic borrowed from a 127mm Ektar?
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    Re: Found Photographs

    In a used bookstore I found a bunch of photos from the 1940s and 1950s of streetcars and trains. The bookstore owner said they were taken by a San Francisco cabdriver whose hobby was traveling up...
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    Re: What type of film developer should I use?

    I also like Kodak HC-110 very much. Like many users, I ignore Kodak's suggestion to make a "dillution B working solution", instead I just mix concentrate straight from the bottle, usually about...
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    Re: Opti-copy 585mm process lens questions

    Hi, Robin: recoating lenses is typically very expensive. I once paid about $300 to have a scratched-up Leitz 50mm DR Summicron re-coated.

    Your Opti-Copy lens may not be very good for general...
  11. Re: X-ray Film example and comparison.

    There's a famous quote from actress Tallulah Bankhead: "They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should
    photograph me through linoleum."
  12. Re: Questions On Old Petzval With RECTANGULAR-Shaped Aperture Waterhouse Stops

    Tim and Jac, thanks for the info. Jac, I've got a round 1/2" chasis punch, so it should be an easy job.
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    Steven, yes, as this camera/lens combo came with a bag magazine holding 18 sheets, perhaps it was used for mug shots or by an itinerant street photographer.

    Garrett, I saw a photo of a Carl...
  14. Re: Questions On Old Petzval With RECTANGULAR-Shaped Aperture Waterhouse Stops

    Steven and Garrett, thanks very much for the comments and information. While I'm sure it has no more resale value than the many other unmarked petzvals, I promise NOT to "Brasso" off its perhaps 150...
  15. Re: Questions On Old Petzval With RECTANGULAR-Shaped Aperture Waterhouse Stops

    Here's the squiggle that appears on two of the glass edges. It looks sorta random, but is written the same way on both.

    http://i.imgur.com/wMWcWMp.jpg
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    Thanks to all for the replies.

    Steven, the penciled number on the two glass element edges is not the slashed "Continental" 7 that you mention. At the base of the 7 there is a curly loop that...
  17. Questions On Old Petzval With RECTANGULAR-Shaped Aperture Waterhouse Stops

    This week I bought an old 4x5 Graflex RB/Series D from a Craiglist ad for $225. The shutter curtain is intact, but only appears to work reliably at the two highest curtain-tension settings; it jams...
  18. Re: Just got me a new camera, it's an odd one.

    Steven, thanks for the clarification of felt versus velvet. What type of adhesive should be used to hold the new velvet in place?
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    About nine months ago a seller in China was offering on eBay a 9x12cm/4x5 conversion back for about $125. It was made out of plastic, and I think you had to remove the 4x5 ground glass when...
  20. Re: Pre-WWII Linhof Technika Back Won't Revolve...

    Thanks to all for the replies. It appears mine won't revolve, and probably won't easily come apart without using a chisel. I took a very thin knife-blade and was able to slide it into the side of...
  21. Re: Pre-WWII Linhof Technika Back Won't Revolve...

    PS: A Photo.net member kindly sent me photos of his very similar pre-WWII Technika with a revolving back:

    http://i.imgur.com/QDcAz28.jpg
  22. Pre-WWII Linhof Technika Back Won't Revolve...

    I have an early Linhof Technika that probably was sold with an European-style revolving 13x18cm back. The serial number is fuzzy, but looks like 17,334. Someone later evidently added a 5x7...
  23. Re: Ernemon (1922-1923 era) Film/plate holders Standards Document

    Pre-WWII German plate holders are standardly UNstandard. The most common plate/film holders fit the Ica/Zeiss Maximar, Kodak/Nagel Recomar and Voigtlander Avus/Bergheil. HOWEVER, there are a lot of...
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    Re: Mod 54 alternatives.

    Thanks to digital photography, there's a lot of dirt-cheap darkroom equipment for sale. I've been able to find two Jobo 2521 tanks with 2509 reels for under $20.00/US. It holds six 4x5 sheets on a...
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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    Thanks, Jonathan. Your recent work has been great--especially liked the close-up with the glass. I first thought that line at the bottom was a negative flaw, but then realized it was a narrow band...
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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    Private railroad crossing in Goleta, California, as seen through a twice-backwards petzval. I used a 5" magic lantern lens with the rear element turned backwards AND the lens itself mounted...
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    Re: Found Photographs

    The sign reads "Fremont Theatre". Perhaps it is the historic theater of the same name in San Luis Obispo, California?
    http://www.arti-fact.com/architect/2777
    Interesting photos, Jonathan.
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    [QUOTE=richardman;1080514]Sam Wo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Wo
    is a legendary hole-in-the-wall cheap noodle place in SF Chinatown. The building has 2 floors and it is very narrow. As you walk...
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    Re: Folding plate camera guide

    Pacific Rim Camera has a good online reference for the many German plate cameras:

    http://www.pacificrimcamera.com/pp/zeiss/zeiss.htm

    Copied from Pacific Rim:
    "Zeiss Ikon was founded in 1926 by...
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    Re: Lenses for circular pictures on 8x10

    [QUOTE=Camillou;1047913]
    "For Gowin, many sources (including the one under) point that he used lenses with smaller-than-requested-coverage on his 8x10 camera."

    FWIW, I recall reading in an older...
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    Re: Post your Chain Links

    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5142/5645559966_1f5c861da7_b.jpg

    Vehicle storage yard in Goleta, California. Used a 4x5 Pacemaker and a 6"/f4 Gem-type petzval lens on expired T-Max 100.
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    Re: February 2013 portraits

    I like this very much. Relaxed, unaffected subject and simple lighting.
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    Re: Convert normal lenses to soft focus?

    A few years ago I took apart for cleaning a hazy uncoated 6" f4.5 B&L Tessar from a Graflex SLR, and accidentally reversed the rear element of the front cell. I got a "sorta" soft-focus lens, with a...
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    Re: January 2013 Portraits

    Hee! Great swipe, Jonathan--
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    Re: Burke & James Press - Weak Springs?

    Another source of light leaks in the 4x5 B&J Press is in the revolving back. I suggest you check it in both the vertical and horizontal position with a small flashlight inside, and a filmholder in...
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    Re: 9 x 12 Film Holder

    I checked eBay for 9x12cm film sheaths, and found a seller in the UK who appears to have 5; 3 are made by Kodak. In his description he calls them "sliders", but his photo clearly shows them marked...
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    Re: Found Photographs

    http://imageshack.us/a/img33/8285/rrtelegrapher.jpg
    A railroad telegrapher from about 1900--original is on 1/4 plate size paper, and marked on back FLOYD HEARST. Using a loupe I can barely read the...
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    Re: 9 x 12 Film Holder

    Are any of your old 9x12cm holders marked Kodak? If so, Nagel made some 9x12cm holders for Kodak that will work with BOTH sheet film and glass plates. If not, you'll have to find 9x12cm FILM...
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    Re: Goerz Dagor information needed please

    EVH, thanks for the reply. I should have checked CameraEccentric's page first. Wonder what the "Sector" shutter listed is? Is that a brand name or a generic type? Evidently it was priced the same...
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    Re: Goerz Dagor information needed please

    OP, apologies about straying from your original post. But I've got a question about a Dagor I own: it appears to be a pre-WwWI German Dagor in an Ilex Universal shutter. Markings are GOERZ DAGOR...
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