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  1. Re: Shanghai B & W film - Annual LF and ULF sheet film Campaign 2019

    In the spring of this year I ordered and paid (via Ebay) for 100 sheets of B/W 4x10. It is still delayed because of Covid lock down in Shanghai.
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    Re: Seiko shutter question

    I have had a soft spot for Seiko shutters since my days with the Bronica GS-1. The electronic controlled #1 shutters always worked perfectly and accurately for years. I did have a 90mm f/8 Super...
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    Re: Multiple Posts in a For Sale Thread

    Yes, speaking from experience. That's why some people post several items for sale in one post. Where there is a will there is a way.
  4. Re: Linhof Technika — are Infinity Stops only for use with the Rangefinder?

    I have had several Linhof Technikas 4x5 and 6x9 since the early 1970's and only once did I use the rangefinder. The rest of the time the camera was on a tripod. When I got a new lens (usually second...
  5. Re: Symmar 300mm f5.6 in Compur electronic shutter

    I had several that worked intermittently, and, just as you found out you just have to make sure the contacts are clean and shiny. The electronics are simple as the 1960's state of the art used...
  6. Re: Symmar 300mm f5.6 in Compur electronic shutter

    Is the Electronic #3 shutter working. I have several and they all work fine providing you keep the battery terminals clean and have the proper battery of 4.5V.
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    Re: Hi from Wales, UK

    Welcome! I am English and have 2 younger brothers. The elder of the two is married to a wonderful Welsh lady and they live in Cardiff. Liz speaks the official language of Welsh, but we English have...
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    Re: All Those 45 Technikas...

    It was some years back that I owned this model. I will look in old pictures kept in iPhoto.
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    Re: All Those 45 Technikas...

    I had a 1954 - Super Technika III (Late) that was unusual in that it had no leather covering but was metal finish almost battleship grey. Never seen one like it.
  10. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    Thanks.

    As I put together a memorial at our house I have found photos from 1967 when we met.
    When my mother died in 2009 there were thousands of B/W pictures and negatives of family history in...
  11. Re: What will happen to your negatives in "the end"?

    My wife of 54 years died last Sunday. She died at home in bed with cancer. I awoke at 5:30am and held her hand. She died seconds later.

    She was a graduate in Interior Design (1966) from the U of...
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    Re: Viewlex Inc Type I 6 in f/6.3

    Thanks, great website.

    I was thinking of building a drop shutter or guillotine with waterhouse stops to get around 1/30sec exposure.

    I do have a 165SA f/8 for backup as soon as I fix the Compur...
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    Viewlex Inc Type I 6 in f/6.3

    This lens has a center filter (yellow) and consists of 2 parts that appear to be the same.
    Looks like a topogon design.
    it has no aperture.
    I am trying to mount it on a Linhof Kardan boardto use...
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    Re: Hello from Far Quebec

    Welcome. My wife and I lived in Montreal from 1968 to 1978. It was in Montreal that I realised my dream of owning a large format camera, an ancient Linhof 4x5. We visited that jewel of a city,...
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    Re: A Pinhole is a Lens

    Doesn't a pinhole demonstrated the duality of light, i.e. that light acts as if it is both a particle and a wave. A lens bends light same as water or any other medium light can travel thru, at the...
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    Re: Any Lenses for 14 X 36"?

    I made a Camera Obscura for my wife's volunteer art class at the local elementary school. I used an old Jeagers telescope objective, not a true APO, that demonstrated what could have inspired...
  17. Thread: Tripods

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    Re: Tripods

    I use a giant Linhof tripod from the 1960's with 90mm base for a levelling head. Very stable and very heavy with geared center post. Hoping to mount a 50+lb refractor telescope on it too. Another...
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    Re: E6 film in C41 chemistry?

    Great link, thanks.
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    Schneider lens caps

    Why are these so expensive? Most of my lenses come with the original caps, but a few don't. They are available but often at high prices, $10 to $20 each. I guess it is supply and demand at work. The...
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    E6 film in C41 chemistry?

    I have not tried this yet.
    Due to lack of local E6 processing I was wondering about cross processing.
    Would the E6 film look like a negative or a positive.
    I would like to project some 6x7 slides...
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    Re: To all Linhof Kardan GT 8x10 owners

    I intend to use my 4x10 Linhof Kardan TL, a 4x5 version with Chinese back standard for 4x10, in the field on the 25+lb large Linhof tripod from the 1960's.
    Plan to build a golf/beach buggy to carry...
  22. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Schneideritus is a bug not a feature.
  23. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Exposure is not complicated - just follow the "sunny 16" rule or "sunny 22" at the beach. Kodak can't be wrong since they put it in/on the box (for little films)
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    Re: 4x10 Photography

    From 10 years ago in New Mexico with 121 SA on a 4x10 Fotoman. A foam board mounted 8x20 image copied with my X-Pro1.

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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Bob I think this maybe 1968/9 since the original Press 70 was introduced in 1963.
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Hi Bob,
    In my endless quest to get a working Linhof Press 70 I have obtained one more body with serial number 1851092. Can you date it please. Thanks.
  27. Re: which Spot lightmeter for field use (dead Spotmeter V) ?

    For incident readings (as well as reflected) the most reliable meter I have is American made. It has military grade movement (yes it is analogue). It is/was made by Zalco INC of/in Oregon, its known...
  28. Re: which Spot lightmeter for field use (dead Spotmeter V) ?

    Back in the late nineties I had earned about $600 from some photos I had taken around my home town for a book by an outfit that sold advertising space in a book about the town (turned out to be some...
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    Re: About PRIOX enlargers

    Welcome.

    I had a French pen friend in the UK in the 1950's.
    I moved to 17th century French speaking Quebec in 1968 but couldn't master the Quebecoise with my high school French.
    In 1970 we...
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    I didn't count my 5x7 portrait woody in pieces and new bellows bought 10 years ago but never mounted. The wood/brass cleaned up nicely, so is it a camera or a piece of art?
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    Re: 203mm Ektar Shutter Help Needed

    There is one Compur shutter that is never mentioned. It never needs a CLA and works forever until it doesn't. This the Compur Electronic #1 from the 1960's. It is a mechanical shutter that will...
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    Re: 300mm lens 4x5" landscape

    Is 270 close enough to 300?

    I have two light weight lenses in Compur dial-set shutters from a long time ago:

    1) 270mm Symmar Doppel f/6.8 that covers about 80 degrees based on the Dagor

    2)...
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    120/220
    Linhof 220
    Fujifilm GW670III
    4x5
    all being sold to raise money for another project
    5x7
    Linhof Kardan Bi
    4x10
    pinhole camera
    Linhof Kardan TL with 4x10 back from China
  34. Re: Life after E6 and large format transparencies

    What's in a name? XKAES. My wife used 3 XK's with plain prism for her portrait work. We had all the Minolta XK finders except for the AES. Do you still have your Minolta XK's? We had ours from the...
  35. Re: Life after E6 and large format transparencies

    I have a few Cibachrome prints on the wall (from 4x5) including a 20x24 of a trail in the woods taken about 40 years ago. Did anyone shoot Cibachrome directly in the camera. I think it's speed was...
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    Re: Vale Jerry Uelsmann

    My wife was there in the University of Florida as a student in 1962/66 and thought that Jerry did some very interesting photographic "stuff". He was only 10 years older than her at 28.
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    Re: How the Linhof Technika became Super…

    I had a Technka V in 1984 with 150 and 90 lenses and a 220 6x7 back. Always used it on a tripod until one day I forced myself to hand-hold and rangefinder focus. Didn't like it much so went back to...
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    Re: Arca-Swiss 5x7 platform restart

    I have a Linhof Kardan Bi with 5x7 back. These are old (1960's) but work well. Since it is a Linhof Kardan many more modern components work with it.
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    Re: Hello from the arctic circle!

    I would love to join you with my 4x10 outfit (just kidding - can't afford it right now). There is a guy in Norway who 3D prints a 4x10 camera and other sizes. He sells on Ebay.
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    Re: Hello from the arctic circle!

    To get into MF/LF fairly inexpensively I would get an old 4x5 camera that you can attach a back for 120 film. Get one lens like an old Symmar 135mm and a tripod. If it doesn't work out for you, it...
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