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    Re: Custom Bellows UK Ordering Status

    They're a really nice company to deal with. Luckily I can get there by car with no problems.
    Pete.
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    Re: MPP - newbie question

    I agree with Andrew as well. Limited movements and vastly over engineered. The MPP press version is even worse. Wista 45 DX are nice cameras. I always liked my B&J 5x7, a lot of people slag them off...
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    Re: Thornton Pickard Shutter

    I've seen Ians work, he does a fantastic job. He's over here in the UK.
    Pete.
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    Re: Post your signs

    Ali Randolph made a nice tribute song and video to Popcorn Sutton.
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    Re: Shutter repairer in UK?

    I'll second Newton & Ellis. Had a few jobs done by them some years ago including a Sinar/Copal shutter.
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    Re: Bag bellows on demand

    Custom Bellows in Birmingham England are fantastic people to deal with. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
    Pete.
  7. Re: Update on Flutot's Camera Repair Turn around time

    Best wishes to you both Carol.
    Pete
  8. Re: Wollensack Telephoto 15" Yellow dot, shutter ?

    Dare I suggest that you could look for a Sinar/Copal shutter. Don't buy one without the cable though.
    Pete.
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    Re: Alphax shutter overhaul/repair?

    Carol at Flutots has never let me down!
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    Re: Age of Typical B&J 5x7

    Thanks for your answers, and yes it is one of the "battleship grey" models. I think that it's great and as my other options are the Ansco and a Sinar Norma it's relatively light.
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    Age of Typical B&J 5x7

    In just over a week I'm off to a local narrow gauge railway where they are holding a WW2 re-enactment weekend. If the weather is OK I will be taking a 5x7camera. I have two 5x7's that I would...
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    Re: advise on expanding my lens setup

    I've sent lenses to Carol at Flutots in the past, why not post shutters to the US for repair? I'm in the UK, never had a problem with Flutots, stop being insular the EU isn't everything!
    Pete
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    Re: Help with glass plate negative

    My De Vere 54A has a HALF plate film holder (not whole plate) and half plate film occasionally turns up as do half plate film holders. I doubt that a whole plate holder would fit the enlarger.
    Pete.
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    Re: Timber camera parts suppliers please?

    Another plug for Custom Bellows, great people to deal with.
    Pete.
  15. Re: Where to have shutters serviced in Europe?

    Newton and Ellis in Liverpool UK are good.
    Pete.
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    Re: Cleaning of slow shutters

    Leigh, I might have misunderstood you but springs do degrade with use. Many, many years ago I was trained as a clock maker and if springs don't degrade with use why do / did suppliers to the trade...
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    Re: Cleaning of slow shutters

    The advice about storing shutters uncocked and set to T (preferably) or on B if T is not an option was posted on this site several years ago by Carol from Flutots, if you don't want to take Carols...
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    Re: Hello from Essex UK

    Welcome to the Forum. Used to live in Romford and the county is really photogenic. Love the Midlands though.
    Pete.
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    Re: Custom Bellows Ltd

    The worlds best bellows makers and great people to deal with.
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    Re: Chinese generic lens boards

    Many thanks to you all. It was jinfinance that I was looking for. I've bought a few bits from them in the past (including a Sinar fit lens board, and the quality and service were superb.
    Thanks...
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    Chinese generic lens boards

    I've lost the contact details of the company in China who sell generic Sinar lens boards. Can anybody help please?
    Pete.
  22. Re: an interesting experience at Schipol Airport Amsterdam - re: X-RAYs

    Crap like this is why we have opted to leave the EEC.
    Pete.
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    Re: A New "History of Photography"

    Hi Mark, I'll have a pint of whatever you're drinking ;-))
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    Re: Another in the UK

    Welcome, Karl.
  25. Re: How to measure the register of a film back

    MPP's own brand 4x5 film holders are not that hard to find in the UK and these are the non standard register as far as I can remember. As you haven't said what country you're in this might not be...
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    Re: antique large format lenses

    Antique shops are worth checking out in the UK, but don't raise your hopes too much. There is a breed of idiot dealers in this country who will try to up the price when they hear your accent. In my...
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    Re: antique large format lenses

    Yes you can use magic lantern lenses on LF cameras but be careful. Just because it looks to be a big lens does not always mean that it will cover 4x5 let alone 5x7. I have a largish ML lens that...
  28. Re: 213 mm Helioprint / Escofot / Repromaster Lenses

    Thanks for your answers. Mine is coated. These lenses have a very "domed" front element and as those of us who are using them in the field are not using them as the makers intended I wondered if this...
  29. 213 mm Helioprint / Escofot / Repromaster Lenses

    I've got one of these lenses marked as a 213 Helioprint. I've used it a few times and some times I seem to have a flair problem. I would be interested to hear of other photographers experiences with...
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    Re: Metol in the UK

    Hi Yorkie,
    I'm off to The Smoke later this month, if I can get 'er indoors moving so that we can get to Process Supplies shop, before our appointment in Darkest Islington, I'll just buy some. I...
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    Re: Metol in the UK

    Rich,
    From Silverprint 135-77 UKP for 500g or 42-40 UKP for 100g. From Process Supplies 30-00 UKP for 500g but they will only send this by an overnight courier and this will push up the cost...
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    Metol in the UK

    I've done a bit of browsing today and the cost of Metol in the UK seems to have gone through the roof. Is this profiteering, Europe (as usual), or have the Chinese captured the market? Of course I...
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    Re: Printing Out Paper

    peter's right. Kentmere was the last company to produce POP paper commercially but as soon as Ilford / Harmon took over the business they made a lot of staff redundant and declared that the process...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Thank God, you're back on large format. Digital is the Devils work!
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    Re: July 2017 portrait thread

    Fantastic Emil, an she is fully clothed as well!
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    Re: Bought my first LF camera - Sinar Norma

    Check the bellows for light leaks.
  37. Re: Best easy to use tank for developing 4x5 sheets

    redrockcoulee, I use mine for 4x5,5x7 and 8x10 and I've never had a problem. I use mainly Foma film. I have about 4 or 5 trays so I can pre load quite a lot of 4x5. It's a great system.
    Pete
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    Re: FomaPan Sheet Film Question

    I usually use Foma 200. I develop it in D76H 1-1, I use a water stop bath (5 rinses) and an alkali or neutral fix, no problems!
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    Patterson Orbital trays with the electric motor are Gods gift!
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    Re: Anthony Climax 11 x 14 Restoration

    You're a hero! Keep us informed.
    Pete
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