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    Re: Cable release thread

    Be faster and cheaper to just buy one from most camera repairmen in the USA if he lives here then importing one from the UK.
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    Re: Cable release thread

    Be faster and cheaper to just buy one from most camera repairmen in the USA if he lives here then importing one from the UK.
  3. Re: Lens board light leak / lens board question

    Or return the board to the seller.
  4. Re: E-Bay: What can I do If the buyer won't Pay?

    Pinkham and Smith are long out of business. And Petzval is a lens design. Summicron should be an enforceable trademark of Leica but Leica USA can not own and enforce that trademark as they are a...
  5. Re: E-Bay: What can I do If the buyer won't Pay?

    We never got an answer to that. He was simply trying to upset the marketplace for his own reasons.

    We had a fairly similar problem with Heliopan. A guy in the Virginia mountains was somehow direct...
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    Re: Cable release thread

    And hope your cable release doesn’t break.
  7. Re: Kodak Supermatic aperture scale question.

    But since this doesn’t take into the absorption loss of the gg and, if used, the fresnel the scale would be off if the gg or the fresnel are ever changed.
    The proper way to do this is to use a...
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    Re: Linhof Ball-Head Mystery...

    They currently make both versions, aluminum and wood legl
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    Re: Light weight 810 system

    That was quite a head, we were the US distributer for a few years. Unfortunately it never sold all that well.
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    Re: Light weight 810 system

    It was available with either ¼ or ⅜ male screw. You just had to specify which size you wanted.
    If you had the ¼ thread you could add the Linhof bushing to convert it to ⅜”. The bushing is brass and...
  11. Re: Repairing a cursed Polaroid 8x10 processor

    Yes
  12. Re: Repairing a cursed Polaroid 8x10 processor

    It will say it on the power label on the unit. Usuall by where the cord enters the unit or on the bottom.
  13. Re: Repairing a cursed Polaroid 8x10 processor

    Is the motor 50 or 60 cycle? It’s not just voltage.
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    Re: Cable release thread

    Easy, just remove the two screws, throw the stripped socket out and use the two screws to screw the new socket onto the shutter.
  15. Re: E-Bay: What can I do If the buyer won't Pay?

    When we were the Rimowa distributor for the USA we once found someone on eBay offering new Rimowa who was not an authorized dealer and was offering the luggage far below retail pricing.
    So we...
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    Re: Linhof Ball-Head Mystery...

    They don’t unscrew. It should just be a matter of loosening the clamp on the top of the 003323 tripod.

    When Berkey Photo Marketing was the distributor before we were they marketed some special...
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    Re: Cable release thread

    Most repair shops can supply a replacement socket. Just contact some. Nippon, Precision, Pro Camera, Laflex are some places to start.
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    Re: Linhof Ball-Head Mystery...

    There is no 00323. That is not a Linhof catalog number.
    Try 003323. For some reason you are leaving out a digit.
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    Re: Linhof Ball-Head Mystery...

    “Ring” means nothing what would better show vibration is a small shot glass half full of water. Put it on top of the tripod. Strike the leg and see how much and how long the water ripples.
    The...
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    Re: Linhof Ball-Head Mystery...

    That code hasn’t been used in multiple decades. Go to the Linhof factory site and get the proper codes that go back to at least the early 70s or 60s.
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    Re: Linhof Ball-Head Mystery...

    That would be the Heavy Duty Pro or the Profi 3 tripods and their geared center columns and extension volume and outrigger adapter
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    Re: New to LF with a Linhof Standard

    This answer is confusing. All 45 Technika IV, v and MT models accept the same backs.
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    Re: Linhof cameras before 1945

    Of course they did. Originally just shutters, then cameras and tripods. But all of my records are post war and these are the records the factory had. Records from before and during the war were...
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    Re: Linhof cameras before 1945

    They were bombed to the ground just before the war ended.
    The factory had been built on Rudolph Meyer Strasse to resemble a farm house. It took the allies some time to discover it.
    The front...
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    Re: Shooting in burn areas

    I did fire photography shots for a fire department in Darien, CT as well for both the local police and local papers.

    One day a Buick was having serviced at the Shell station backfired while being...
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    Re: Linhof Serial Number Date & Model?

    Early 72.
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    Re: Prism Finder for Ebony Camera

    Linhof has one for decades. And that means before there was Sinar. Also for 45 and 57.
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    Re: Linhof Serial Number Date & Model?

    1964 Super Technika V.
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    Re: Linhof Technica 4x7

    You have the Super Technika IV. The last version was the V, there was no VI.

    The lever on the left should lock the focus track after focusing.
    For your other problem contact Precision Camera or...
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    Not just Linhof, look at,a,Wista.
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    So, you think it is fine for them to be gambling at their current and future customer’s expense?

    If they are so immature in their QC they should be giving them away to their “testers” as that is...
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    Re: Prism Finder for Ebony Camera

    No one makes a prism finder for large format. Are you looking for a mirror reflex housing? Make sure it has a front surface mirror.
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    Apparently not, but they must know who bought them.
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    Re: Condenser lens in a snoot?

    Many European manufacturers offered them here is one for a macro cold light system, another one also had a diaphragm

    http://www.kaiser-fototechnik.de/en/produkte/2_1_produktanzeige.asp?nr=5947
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    Complaining is one thing, maybe they feel it’s too cumbersome, too heavy, controls on the wrong side, too light, etc.. but this is a case of them being defective. And that’s a different story!

    As...
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    But they must have a record of shipments as well as of orders.
  37. Re: Help identify this 4x5 "point and shoot"

    Looks like an old microscope or oscillagraph camera.

    Here is a Leitz version with its 45 Linhof Technika back.
    ...
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 experiences?

    Had you registered your camera with the factory?

    Seems that, just like a car manufacturer, then when the factory becomes aware of a serious problem, they should notify registered owners of the...
  39. Re: Help me pick a couple of lenses for Sinar Norma please please

    “. . . Oh! Thank you for clarifying that. I always thought that depth of field is a function of the focal length and aperture size, and that the reason people talk about shallower depth of field on...
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    Re: Post your signs

    This is from Fisherman’s Wharf in SF.

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