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    Re: Cooke Portrait Lens Serial Numbers

    Series II f4.5 13" serial number 93722
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    Re: Cooke Portrait Lens Serial Numbers

    Series II f4.5 15" serial number 123532 - a knuckler. Ha ha ha, 4k on european ebay - mind you, for that you get fungus on the front element thrown in for free... :)
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    Re: Cooke Portrait Lens Serial Numbers

    Series II f4.5 13" serial number 73116 Europe ebay 133310987731 (I have no association with the item).
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    2680 convalesced with me for a few months but is now back with it's owner. Great advertisements, the c.1875 one answers your queries I think. Interesting that the B3 is numbered 4a, which would...
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    Another B3 - number 2697 - turned up on UK ebay.

    This was missing the front element but had both the rear elements (2680 was missing one of the rear elements and has a stuck front element). I...
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    Re: Cooke Portrait Lens Serial Numbers

    Oh, and 23348, a Series IIA F3.5 12.1 inch Europe ebay 392497975443

    French lettering to the softness adjustment.

    (Needless to say, nothing to do with me... if it was mine I wouldn't sell it :) )
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    Re: Cooke Portrait Lens Serial Numbers

    Another Series II f4.5 10.5" - serial number 21090 Europe ebay 223738403128 (again, I have no association with the item).

    Nice Moroccan leather front cap. Leather case.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Wow, there are some great shots in this thread...



    Don, that's a very fine looking paper neg, the crisp rocks and blurry trees make a great contrast. I checked your Flickr page for some more...
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    Re: Pinhole recommendation

    Thanks everyone for the very useful suggestions - as usual this has opened up all sorts of tangents, forks in the road etc. :)
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    Re: Cooke Portrait Lens Serial Numbers

    Series II f4.5 10.5" serial number 76965 Europe ebay 202782469378 (I have no association with the item).
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    Re: Rapid View Portrait (RVP) Pictorial lens

    Quite right... I'm thinking that the delicious fit of TTH lenses to their flanges is in part due to the use of the Whitworth thread (the story of which is itself interesting -...
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    Pinhole recommendation

    Any recommendations for a supplier of excellent pinholes, preferably in the UK or Europe?

    I mean the pinhole in a piece of foil, rather than a pinhole camera. I believe quality can vary quite a...
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    Re: Rapid View Portrait (RVP) Pictorial lens

    As I understand it, TTH were (at the very least) 'early adopters' of the RPS standard for lens screw mounts, and the thread for this smaller size will be 24 TPI (threads per inch) Whitworth.

    The...
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

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    Rodgersia aesculifolia by Peter Brooks

    The chestnut leaved Rodgersia. Highlights just blown out (grrr...)

    Canham with 5x7 back,...
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    Re: What a whopper!

    For those 'on the other side of the pond' who might have missed it, how about this?

    192837192838

    A Voigtlander 600mm. The ebay listing ended on 22nd June, it made EUR 8,267.00 (~USD 9,399 or...
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    Hmm. Looking again this could be the same lens that you looked at. Have sent you a PM.
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    Re: Need Grubb Lens Expertise

    I've just acquired a Grubb lens - it is engraved:

    B3
    Grubb
    Dublin
    2680

    It is missing the rack and pinion, and lenshood, and the flange and sliding sleeve have been soldered (with a huge...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    That is lovely.
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

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    Dandelion by Peter Brooks

    Nikkor-M 300mm + Nikon 4T = more of the same experiment. TMax400, 4 seconds at f64. Canham with 4x5...
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    Re: Post Your Photos Made At Close Distance

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    Fern by Peter Brooks

    Nikkor-M 300mm + Nikon 4T (an experiment), TMax400, 1/125 at f16. Canham with 4x5 back.

    I took a couple...
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    Re: post your trees!

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    Ramson path 2 by Peter Brooks

    Better version of #6038 (now deleted).

    Home made 10x8 box camera, Cooke VIIb 133mm f6.5 at f32,...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Mmm, like a liquid tree...

    Out of interest, which strainer and what setting?
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    Re: Vogel lens

    Thanks Garrett, yes, it is mighty odd...

    Does anyone know anything of the history of the maker, Jules Vogel - dates for instance?
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    Vogel lens

    Can anyone shed any light on this lens or the maker? I know Vogel was in Philadelphia and have seen a couple of petzval type lenses on the internet but nothing like this.

    A friend of mine has...
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    Poll: Re: Poll 2019: Age at last birthday

    Just like politics you won't get represented unless you vote.

    Unlike politics, if you vote you can guarantee that you will be represented. :)
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    If you can find someone with a laser cutter (a high school or local business maybe?) you can cut the entire piece with ultra precise and clean holes. The heat melts the edges of the cut acrylic and...
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    Re: soft focus landscape

    That's just lovely, like pearls in the snow...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Outstanding, and unusual I think - the point of sharp focus is a wonderful contrast to the softer face, where most would concentrate on the eyes.

    Lovely tone as well, is that is PS or a toner?
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    Re: Clarence H White exhibit and book

    Just got the book - what a beautiful volume.

    Looks like there are only a few more days of the exhibtion (ends 21-Jan-2019) at Cleveland Museum of Art. A post above mentions that it is a smaller...
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    Re: Some Soft Focus Lens Sales Information

    Someone got a good deal, auction at Harrogate, UK, this lot of three caskets went for a total of 480 (IIRC), inc commission that's 610 (~ $777):

    TTH 'gift set' - a Series III No. 266 4 1/4 x 3...
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    Re: Lens bellows Hood options

    The Hasselblad hoods have a removable circular ring adapter fitting in the rear to attach to the lenses - these are available in B50 or B60 sizes (the hood remains the same). They are not threaded,...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    I've been wondering if the (old) developer was separating in the bottle and by not shaking it before measuring out I was getting a weaker mix to start with. Possible? Again, this was Ilford PQ...
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    Re: My Grandfather's Woodshop

    IMHO there is little better than making stuff or fixing stuff up, I'm always happiest when there is a project underway... Great subject, nicely done :)
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    Re: Rapid View Portrait (RVP) Pictorial lens

    I've been using paper negs recently (or abusing rather - see the Paper Negs thread :)) so at iso 6 anything except really bright is okay with the top hat approach, which I must say is deliciously...
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    Re: Rapid View Portrait (RVP) Pictorial lens

    From a 1906 catalogue, found online.

    186215

    (Hmmm... A sliding box camera with a reversible lensboard, with a lovely brass cap to protect the thus stored lens... Hmmm...)

    And from the same...
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    Re: Cooke Portrait Lens Serial Numbers

    Another... Serial number 12828 'Unscrew three turns for sharpest definition' Series II f4.5 Equiv focus 8"

    UK/Europe ebay item number (completed item) 192759293486
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    Re: Cooke Portrait Lens Serial Numbers

    Serial number I think is 28861 but someone best check...

    Series II f4.5 407mm (~16")
    Agents Generaux pour la Republique Argentine
    Rossi & Lavarallo
    Buenos Airies

    Looks like engraving in...
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    Re: Rapid View Portrait (RVP) Pictorial lens

    Phew, thank goodness for that! It was as I suspected. I'll sleep better in my bed tonight. :)

    There is a distinct lack of RV or RVP lenses in the list with serial numbers between 2818 and 9652. I...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    It was fresh mixed Ilford PQ Universal (old though). If it was badly mixed I would have thought the first neg would be bad but the rocking would thoroughly mix the dev - this was 9 paper negs all...
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    Re: Images of mistakes - good or bad..

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    Festive Bridge by Peter Brooks

    Paper neg, either the paper wasn't properly submerged in the dev tray (although I used the same qty...
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