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    Re: Developing tank advice

    I use a Yankee tank for 2 1/4 x 3 1/4, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, and 4 x 5. I also have Kodak dip tanks that I use sometimes, but only if I have them full from developing 5 x 7 or 8 x 10.
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    Re: Large format aerial photography...anyone?

    I have two areal cameras just made for this task, a Graflex K20 4x5 roll film camera and a Keystone F8 that has been modified to take a 5x7 bag magazine. These used to be fairly common on Ebay.
  3. Re: Voigtlander Bergheil 9x12 Shift Control Not Moving

    Do you have to pull the knob out to get it to engage?
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    Re: Elwood enlarger

    I have both 5x7 and 8x10 Elwoods in my darkroom. On the 5x7 I use a 131mm Repromaster lens, and on my 8x10 I use a 180mm Repromaster. These lenses will cover the negatives and,because of their short...
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    Re: 11x14 affordable lenses

    I use a 12"/21"/28" Turner-Reich triple convertible on my 11x14 Seneca. All three combinations will cover.
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    Re: Process lens for 11 x 14

    The 240mms Repromaster will cover 11x14 with a little movement. My normal 11x14 lens is a 12/21/28 Turner-Reich triple convertible. All of the combinations will cover 11x14.
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    Re: Plus X 1948 ISO

    My 1946 Photo Lab Index lists plus-x as American Scheiner (ASA ?) Speed 28 in daylight and 24 in tungsten.
  8. Re: Reflex large format cameras....this weeks obsession!!

    Don't let Mark Sawyer put you off. There's nothing more fun to use than a Graflex slr. I have several, in sizes from 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 up to 5x7. There was a period of about 3-4 years when the only...
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    Re: Shanghai film formats

    Several years ago I brought a box of Shanghai 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 (full plate) film on Ebay.
  10. Re: anybody know where i can get a custom made bellows for my 8x10 century camera?

    Turner Bellows, Rochester, NY.

    They made a new set of bellows for my 5x7 Speed Graphic a few years ago, and I was pleased with the quick turn...
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    Re: 8x10 Grafmatic?

    Graflex did make SLRs in 8x10 and 6 1/2 x 8 1/2. I've never seen any. J. O. Tepper, who used to sell a lot of Graflex equipment on Ebay, once wrote me that he had only seen one 8x10 Graflex SLR in 30...
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    Re: R.B Tele Graflex 4x5

    My first Graflex SLR was an RB Tele Graflex in 3 1/4 x 4 1/4. I brought it about 30 years ago, and it still works just fine. I shot my sister-in-law's wedding with it. It those days you could still...
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    Re: 28" Turner Reich Triple Convertible

    I have a Turner-Reich 12/21/28 on my 11x14 Seneca. All of the combinations will cover 11x14.
  14. Re: Possibly the best sheet film holder ever made

    I've got a couple of these holders in 4x5. You're right, they are convenient to use. I like them.
  15. Re: Best B & W film and developer for 4 x 5 newbie? Tank? Tray?

    I also use a Yankee tank for 2 1/4 x 3 1/4, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, and 4x5. I've always gotten good results.
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    Re: 5x7 Darkroom

    I have 2 Elwoods, an 8x10 that I brought about 30 years ago, and a 5x7 that I brought 15-20 years ago. I haven't found a downside, other than the fact that you can't buy parts, lensboards, or other...
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    Re: Wood Elwood 5x7 Enlarger

    There used to be a place called "Evaporated Metal Films" in Ithaca, NY that could coat anything from a lens up to a Volkswagen. I don't know if they're still in business. There's also a coating...
  18. Thread: 8x10 camera

    by rjmeyer314

    Re: 8x10 camera

    I've picked up three 8x10's over the years. I still have all 3, and use them all from time to time. The best of the three in terms of rigidity and ability to lock down a setup is a Calumet C1. I have...
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    Re: Enlarger Lens Advise Needed

    The Elwood bulbs are really special in only one way, they don't have writing or product numbers on the end. I broke one Elwood bulb in a move and just figured I'd replace it with a GE 100 watt bulb....
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    Re: Whole Plate Septums ?

    I miked some film sheaths that I had (I have and use several sizes). The metal measured 0.015", or 15 mils. I have brought 15 mil brass shim stock online and made film sheaths for sizes that I...
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    Re: Enlarger Lens Advise Needed

    The biggest print I've ever done on the Elwood was 30" x 40". I have paper to go bigger, but haven't tried it yet.
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    Re: Enlarger Lens Advise Needed

    I have an 8x10 Elwood. When I got the enlarger it came with a 10" Enlarging Ektanon. I used that for severaL years, but wasn't happy with the sharpness of the prints. Then I used a 210mm Fax Nikkor...
  23. Re: Question about Speed Graphics and aero lenses

    I put an 8" Dallmeyer Pentac on my Anniversary Speed Graphic, so I know that can be done. The problem was adjusting the rangefinder to function with that long a focal length lens. I think that I had...
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    Re: Mentor reflex camera

    The basic question is does it have one shutter curtain or two opposing curtains. The one shutter curtain cameras (like most of the Graflexes) are fairly robust, and most can be made to work (at least...
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    Re: What is a 300mm Schneider Xenar?

    I have a Schneider 270mm Xenar in a compound shutter. It's ancient, probably dating back to the 30's. I believe it's designed to cover 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 (i.e., full plate). I use it on an 8x10 and it...
  26. Re: Anybody use the Bessler/Minolta 45a color head?

    I'm on my second one now. I used one I brought on Ebay for 4-5 years. It finally died and I brought another (also on Ebay). I like them.
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    Re: Repromaster 150mm covergae

    I have several of the Repromaster lenses: an 80mm (covers 4x5 on my Omega D2V), a 135mm (covers 5x7 on my 5x7 Elwood enlarger) and a 180mm (covers 8x10 on my 8x10 Elwood enlarger). I have a 210mm...
  28. Re: Share your experience with Elwood 8x10 enlarger please

    I have two Elwoods in my darkroom, a 5x7 and an 8x10. I paid around $200 for the 8x10 about thirty years ago at an auction in Pittsburg. I got the 5x7 for $5 from a guy near Ithaca NY after I brought...
  29. Re: Share your experience with Elwood 8x10 enlarger please

    I didn't notice a discussion of the enlarger lens for your 8x10. When I got mine it came with a 10" Kodak Ektanon. I wasn't happy with the sharpness so I switched to a 210mm Fax Nikkor. This sounds...
  30. Re: Replacement bellows for Kodak all metal 8x10 camera?

    Try Turner Bellows in Rochester, NY. They put new bellows on my 5x7 Speed Graphic and did a good job.
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    Re: 11-inch or 280mm non-tele lenses ?

    I have a 270mm Schneider Xenar. It's an ancient full plate lens that I use on my 8x10. If you look for full plate lenses I suspect you'll find it was a common focal length.
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    Re: Ross Half Plate Field Camera HELP!

    I have a half plate camera. I went to the trouble of buying a few plate holders and film sheaths. I scrounged up some outdated film from the UK. Ultimately I found that 5x7 film holders fit my camera...
  33. Re: Using an Elwood 8x10 Enlarger for Enlarging 35mm Negatives

    On my 8x10 Elwood there are 4 thin slits in the frame just above the bellows. These extend the full width, 8" and 10" respectively. I just took the cardboards that sometimes come in a box of Kodak...
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    Re: Mounting lens without the original flange~

    I have mounted lenses on a few home-made wooden lens boards by cutting a hole with a hole saw and threading the lens directly into the wood. It is obviously very dependent on finding the right size...
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    Re: Elwood enlarger and filters

    On my 5x7 Elwood I use a 135mm Repromaster (which covers 5x7).
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    Re: Elwood enlarger and filters

    My 8x10 Elwood came with a 10" Kodak Ektanon lens. I wasn't happy with the sharpness and switched to a 210mm Fax Nikkor (it covers 8x10). Now I have a 180mm Repromaster (it also covers 8x10).
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    Re: Movable 4x5 Enlarger....

    I own both Beseler 45M and Omega D2V enlargers. Neither one is portable enough for what you have in mind. I think there used to be a Solar 4x5 enlarger that might meet your needs. I also once had a...
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    Re: Any Use of Copy Film?

    Somewhere in my files I have an article from a photo magazine on using Copy film for low contrast pictorial situations. I've tried it and got good negatives from it. For the most part I used copy...
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    Re: Considering a century universal 8x10

    I went through exactly the same scenario, I found an 8x10 Century Universal with a 5x7 back. I found an 8x10 back at a swap meet (I don't know what camera it was made for) and cut it down to fit on...
  40. Re: Graflex Wooden Tripod: which one for a 4x5 Auto Graflex?


    I have an Auto Graflex just like yours. I like the fact that it's nice and light, just about like a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in weight.
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