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  1. Re: Do you know what is the problem with this Schneider Super-Symmar 210 XL lens?

    Obviously somebody did not bother to blacken the surface of the lens after cleaning the notoriuous haze Super Symmar problem I guess. On top of that somebody does not even bother to glue the front...
  2. Re: Balsam separation (affect on second-hand price/opinions)?

    Back to topic.
    It is not a balsam separation that affects early batches of Super Symmars, it is a haze on the inner surface of the first element. I presume it is a redeposit of glue used to fix...
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    Re: Convertible Symmar 150/265 tested..

    Seems to me more like a motion blur. Look at the eaves, thereīs quite obvious double line, donīt you think? It wouldnīt be any wonder, if you need full extension of your camera.
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Hi Bob,

    please, do you have any information on pre-war Linhof Technïkas?

    13x18 s.n. 21312
    10x15 s.n. 16427
    9x12 s.n. 19735
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    Re: Shutter tester mini-review

    I have to fully agree with picker's review :)

    Another satisfied customer.

    Vasily also has a great customer support and is ready to answer any questions.
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    Re: Rim-set Tessar cleaning agony..

    Dial-set Compur with MBT setting lever and trigger removed:

    Fig. 1 T position, shutter closed
    Fig. 2 T position, shutter opened
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    Re: Rim-set Tessar cleaning agony..

    Shutter back side:

    Fig. 1 - shutter blades
    Fig. 2 - shutter ring (catch driver? - I donīt know proper english terminology, sorry)
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    Re: Rim-set Tessar cleaning agony..

    Time setting wheel assembly:
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    Re: Rim-set Tessar cleaning agony..

    MBT setting wheel assembly:

    Fig. 1 - reverse side of MBT setting wheel upper part
    Fig. 2 - postion of MBT setting wheel lower part in the shutter front casing
    Fig. 3 - reverse side of MBT...
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    Re: Rim-set Tessar cleaning agony..

    Thatīs great :)

    Just in case somebody else would like to disassemble dial-set Compur Iīve added few pictures ;)

    T and M settings of dial-set Compur:
    Fig. 1 - M setting uncocked
    Fig. 2 - M...
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    Re: Rim-set Tessar cleaning agony..

    OK, letīs look at the shutter in the morning. My time is central european :) I have to go to the bed.
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    Re: Rim-set Tessar cleaning agony..

    Correction. There is also a protrusion on the setting wheel with markings. This protrusion slips into the second wheel located under the front panel.
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    Re: Rim-set Tessar cleaning agony..

    Disassemble the IBT setting wheel. Outside the shutter casing there should be just the wheel with IBT markings, screw and screw spring pad. Is it so?
    Under the front shutter panel there is a second...
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    Re: Rim-set Tessar cleaning agony..

    If the cocking lever cannot be moved at all, then you just could have assembled the M(I)BT setting wheel wrongly. There is a lever which blocks (no. 5 in the picture) the cocking mechanism and there...
  15. Thread: Cemeteries

    by Vladik
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    Re: Cemeteries

    I really like shooting cemeteries. Specifically old jewish cemeteries, which are quite abundant in the Czech Republic.

    This is my first attempt with X-ray film with emulsion on both sides -...
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    Re: Pets/Animals in LF

    Some of our cats:

    Mišpule (Medlar) and Punťa (Spoty):

    http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3053/dsc03537lff.jpg

    pre-war Xenar 210/4,5 Orwo NP22 10x15cm expired in 1992 in Rodinal


    Dýně...
  17. Thread: June portraits

    by Vladik
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    Re: June portraits

    OK, another wedding pictures. As a begginer in LF itīs notnig special, just a try in fact.

    http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/6043/dsc03439lff.jpg
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    Re: Please show your 6x17 pictures

    http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/4149/dsc02456lff.jpg

    http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/743/cameraobscurabalklff.jpg

    http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/6570/dsc02447lff.jpg
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    Re: Please show your 6x17 pictures

    Thanks for your appreciation.

    I use just fairly common films - mainly Acros and Neopan 400 exposed at nominal speed and developed in Rodinal 1+50. These are great as they have no or low...
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    Re: Please show your 6x17 pictures

    How about some pinhole 6x17?

    http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/8166/dsc1365lff.jpg

    http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/633/dsc1639lff.jpg
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    Re: October 2009 Portraits

    Rather a technical test than a portrait. Well I know the emulsion is scratched :mad: but Iīm quite happy there is something to see at all as this is my 3rd LF picture taken and developed.
    Odd...
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