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  1. Re: Single Story Project at AIA Center for Architecture in NYC from 11/21/2019

    Thank you Mark, it's up until the end of Feb should you find yourself here
  2. Re: Single Story Project at AIA Center for Architecture in NYC from 11/21/2019

    Thanks Audii! I hope so too
  3. Re: Single Story Project at AIA Center for Architecture in NYC from 11/21/2019

    Thanks John, hope to see you there!
  4. Re: Single Story Project at AIA Center for Architecture in NYC from 11/21/2019

    Thanks Peter and Andy!!
  5. Single Story Project at AIA Center for Architecture in NYC from 11/21/2019

    Hello everyone

    My Single Story project will be exhibited at the AIA Center for Architecture in NYC opening 11/21, if any of you are in the city please stop by the opening (info in link)
    ...
  6. Re: Norma maintenance manual - 8x10 swing question

    Think I've discovered the way to adjust it - set screw accessible from the bellows side of the frame seems to hit a large slotted screw under the gg frame - but I'm not going to mess with that until...
  7. Re: Norma maintenance manual - 8x10 swing question

    While these are the files I was looking for they don't seem to cover the 8x10 rear, so if anyone knows how to access the swing lever assembly to reposition ...
  8. Re: Norma maintenance manual - 8x10 swing question

    Yes, that’s it, thank you!
  9. Norma maintenance manual - 8x10 swing question

    I used to have a Norma maintenance manual (and videos someone had put together) but mine seem to have been deleted and the online links to both are dead now

    Does anyone have these they can share?...
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    Re: Bellows Wax & Wood Polish? Suggestions?

    Look up Rennaisance Wax
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    Re: Sinar F2 rail holder twisting

    This is called creep, all Sinars I've ever used had this problem while tightening the rail clamp. The rail clamp 2 was slightly better but it didn't (and couldn't) completely solve the issue. Sinar...
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    Re: Hoffman MetalMaster

    Maybe they are - from that link "A metal tube sticks out between the dark slides."

    The photos on the auction listing show what could be the same metal tube
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    Re: Better Scanning 8x10 glass insert

    I see, it may be inside, under the top and/or bottom glass depending on your scanner. My scanner gets it in both. Do you know how to open your scanner to clean under the glass?
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    Re: Better Scanning 8x10 glass insert

    If they're perfectly round my guess is they're tiny air bubbles
  15. Re: Betterscanning Variable Height MF Holder Experiences (Warping)

    The MF holder feels and looks different to the larger VHMS version. It appears to me the plastic used is completely different (softer, more matte, more flexible) so possibly the way it is...
  16. Re: Betterscanning Variable Height MF Holder Experiences (Warping)

    Thanks Steve, I'm referring only to the MF one I linked to (roll film), if the one you have can do 4x5 that's a different version (which I also have and have had 0 issues with)

    I store both...
  17. Betterscanning Variable Height MF Holder Experiences (Warping)

    Wanted to see if anyone here has experience with this holder
    http://www.betterscanning.com/scanning/vb_mfholder.html

    I have this one and the Variable Height Mounting Station (the larger one that...
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    Re: Better Scanning 8x10 glass insert

    It's just a piece of good quality 8x10 ANR glass with a set of shims
    if you want to tape your negative to the glass to raise it above the scanner glass for better focus it's fussy but works well...
  19. Thread: 2019 Dark Cloth

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    Re: 2019 Dark Cloth

    The newer hybrid Blackjacket no longer uses the silver material that breaks down
    for me their design is still the best

    I have 2 of the original hybrid models, I don't store them folded up so the...
  20. Re: In search of a very compact & lightweight tripod for up to 8x10

    https://www.linhofstudio.com/products/Leveling-heads/Linhof_Large_Levelling_Head_77

    maybe this will fit the bill

    I've tried cheaper Chinese made versions rated for higher loads but they weren't...
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    Re: manfrotto 400 plate

    From BH

    The quick release plates measure 13, 23, or 42mm tall and are designed to be selected based on the minimum height needed for the attached camera or accessory not to interfere with the...
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    Re: Use of slots on a Sinar's standard?

    These work very well, very good insurance to stop lenses accidentally falling off
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    Re: Use of slots on a Sinar's standard?

    This is inevitably true, even in high end NYC projects
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    Re: Use of slots on a Sinar's standard?

    Unlike most cameras with useless levels the Sinar p series are user adjustable
    that said adjusting them takes patience (gets easier with practice) and they're too easily knocked out of correct...
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    Re: Canham Bag Bellows Experience

    Thanks for the responses

    The person I spoke with bought his new with his camera probably 15 years ago and said the material used was very stiff and remains so, as such he never uses them and...
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    Re: Canham Bag Bellows Experience

    True

    But he didn’t answer this

    Even so I’d like to hear if anyone else has experience
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    Canham Bag Bellows Experience

    Looking for feedback from anyone who has or has used Canham wide angle bellows, specifically the 8x10 bag

    I spoke to one user who complained about the material being too stiff but he also said his...
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    Re: MLC 810 - Optical Bench DIY

    Very interesting

    You've decided on a round rail?
  29. Thread: Canham JMC in NYC

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    Canham JMC in NYC

    By chance does anyone have a JMC 8x10 in the NY City area they’d be willing to show me?
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    Re: 110XL Fog Issue Serial# Range?

    I shot my 2nd non foggy 110XL on 8x10 at infinity focus many times, even with ~3mm of movement
    it covered, sharp to the edge, no problems for negative, but there's no way I'd use it on 8x10...
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    Re: 110XL Fog Issue Serial# Range?

    Having owned and used professionally every lens in the SS XL line I find them both unique and overrated

    The 210 was the best followed by the 150

    The real issue with all of them is falloff...
  32. Thread: 210mm for 8x10"

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    Re: 210mm for 8x10"

    On my 210 dagor type g Claron I’ve found coverage equal to about 80deg (maybe 350ic) when stopped down past 32 and illumination for probably another 5 degrees

    Measuring a recent test at f32.5...
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    Re: 110XL Fog Issue Serial# Range?

    I’ve seen the numbers in the past but don’t remember where

    I had an early one that fogged and was replaced

    I have found since then the various 115 and 120 lenses to be overall better lenses
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    Re: How to disassemble a Sinar P2 standard?

    sent you a link
  35. Re: Which non-Sinar compendium will fit on a Sinar P front standard ?

    Sorry it's too late now but I remember seeing an eBay seller in japan who made an adapter to fit the toyo compendium to a Sinar front
    maybe Kumar knows something about it?
  36. Thread: 210mm for 8x10"

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    Re: 210mm for 8x10"

    I use that same head with a p2 8x10 and a Grandagon 200, it can handle your 4.2 kilo setup no problem
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    Re: How does the Sinar F2 compare to the P2?

    The big problem with all sinar conversions to 8x10 is direct front rise, only the real p2 front standard has any real capacity built in.

    Extensions can be added to the Norma front but they’re...
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    Re: Does Sinar Still Make LF Cameras?

    p2 was discontinued long ago, I can't say if they're still making any parts but check with Bob at Precision who is the US authorized repair person

    there are so many p2's out there cannibalized...
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    Re: Ebay - lenses from Japan

    Well just to add another data point

    For 6+ months I had been looking for a certain wide angle lens at a not insane price and finally found one from a Japanese based eBay seller (100% rep) that...
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    Re: External Frame Backpack

    Btw I can fit a p2 8x10 in a Lowepro 650
    It’s comfortable enough but I don’t go more than a mile or so
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