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  1. Re: Mat conservation for a vintage Laura Gilpin print ??

    The other thing would be to keep it out of direct sunlight and replace the glass with conservation glass.
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    Re: How to load this 8x10 Film Holder?

    I had an old wood 8x10 that could use standard film holders: Lisco, Fidelity, Graflex etc. What does the rear of the camera look like? does it have a spring clamp system for holding a film or...
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    Re: How to load this 8x10 Film Holder?

    This looks like a glass plate holder and not a film holder.
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    Re: ROLL CALL

    I check in when I can usually weekly if not daily...
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    Re: AC, Venting, ideas for a Darkroom Shed?

    HOA's or not you need to insulate heat and cool your darkroom. Otherwise you can have mold. a friend of mine did not heat his darkroom and it is all full of mold. I would expect the enlargers...
  6. Re: What camera to shoot with out in the field when using HEAVY lenses?

    I broke a front standard on a old wood camera 8x10 camera I had (it was similar to a Kodak 2-D) with a 12 Inch Wollensak Velostigmat series II - which is by no means the heaviest lens. I now use a...
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    Re: Dagor 180mm f6.8

    I would have thought the the lenses were just the opposite with the dagor being the last image. Your images show how important lighting is. Thank you.
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    Re: Light Tripods: The Weak Link?

    Jac tapping the camera and waiting to me is similar to the time it takes to: pull the slide out, cock the shutter and release it etc.
  9. Re: Wanting to try ADOX MCC 110 - any advice?

    I have been enlarging on the ADOX MCC 110 paper in 8x10, 11x14, and 16x20 sizes. A great paper much like Agfa Brovira was. I only print on fiber.
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    Re: Light Tripods: The Weak Link?

    I have gone to double smaller tripods for longer exposures and longer bellows extensions. As an experiment - I put a construction lazer on top of my Technikardan and my Calumet C-1. At separate...
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    Re: Calumet C1 - Gitzo 1325 -gearhead

    I use a "black Beauty" 8x10 in the field. When the bellows gets long or the exposure gets long I have noticed potential camera movement (I use a Gitzo 400 series tripod with a PL5 head without using...
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    Re: Tripod recommendations?

    Joe I have a Black monster - very very solid camera. I have been using a 400 series giant Gitzo tripod with a Gitzo PL5 head without the center column (I bought the 8 inch column for it). This...
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    Re: HI from France again

    Bonjour, Aurelsan - your English is much better than my French! It great to see you on this site!
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    Re: Tripod for 8x10 newbie

    I use a #4 gitzo legs with my C-1 Calumet Black beauty. I don't use the center column. I have a PL5 3-way head. It is a heavy camera - but once its up it doesn't move like some of the lighter...
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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    Jac,

    Thank you of course steel is an alloy. You are right the tightening tread should be a finer pitch. It was an upgrade from my flat sheet metal spanner. I had a lens in a lens board with a...
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    Re: 8 1/2 inch Commercial Ektar

    I had Carol rebuild a old wollensak shutter - she was able to even come up with some missing parts.
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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    The spanner I purchased recently from Grimes is not alloy metal it is steel - painted black
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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    I bought one from S K Grimes recently. It is more flexible than the flat sheet styled ones. The ones that S K Grimes sells are heavy duty, and will fit retaining ring widths from 4-3/4 inch to the...
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    Re: 8x10 For "Street" Portaiture

    Joe I can see by your images that you posted and your credentials that you already are an accomplished photographer. I use a very basic but very sturdy Calumet C-1 8x10 - its heavy - but it doesn't...
  20. Re: C.p. Goerz dagor 210mm (8 1/4) f:6.8 lens

    8x10 lenses in the wide area tend either to cover with a small amount of wiggle room, or be be really big and expensive like the 165mm Super Angulon, 155mm Grandagon, 150 Nikor SW. I don't have a...
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    Re: Strange negatives

    It looks like a light leak while the film is in the film holder. Possible the holder was not seated in the camera properly, or if the sun was directly behind the slide opening and the slide was...
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    Re: 90mm Schneider 4x5 lens problem?

    I have had light leaks from sunlight directly coming through the dark-slide opening when the sun was in alignment with the film holder opening. Years ago a photographer that actively shot 8x10, and...
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    Re: What shutter is this?

    Phil - my Silens shutter is slightly older that yours mine is #28423 and look just like your shutter. My shutter has a cable release location that projects out of the side as a silver metal cylinder...
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    Re: What shutter is this?

    This is a Silens shutter made in Italy. Like the LUC shutter which I think was made in England. They all seem to take long throw release cables. There were a number of companies in Europe that...
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    Re: Print-flattening board?

    I had one made at a local welding shop out of 3/16" plate with two handles welded on. It was cheap. The one I had made is 24 x 30 inches
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    Re: Linhof - which one to buy?

    I bought a Technikardan specifically for architecture. It handles wide angle lenses very well - I have used a 58mm lens without a recessed board. It has a bag bellows as a changeable bellows which...
  27. Re: Where are the great shots? Am I a cynicist or a realist?

    John I agree with you. It seems that I was always looking for the "great shots" like the famous landscape panoramas. It take focus in scouting the near backroads and finding locations and "seeing...
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    Re: tools for openning a copal 3 shutter

    I had a shutter rebuilt by Carol at Flutots Camera Repair as well. First class work!
  29. Re: FLM Tripod Heads. Anyone with experience?

    A friend bought one from Ari and really likes it. They are really well built. I have looked at them with lust!
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    Re: Northern (Bergen county) NJ

    There are low odor chemicals and there are still a few labs that can develop for you. I don't develop color and send the very little color images out for processing.
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    Re: What exactly have I got here?

    I remember developing a box of super-XX film on film rather than glass in the early 1970's. At that time I was using D-76 for everything. Benzotriozole (anti-fog solution) might help as well. Are...
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    Re: Which Gitzo tripod to get?

    I use a #3 series studex for my 4x5 and a #4 series giant for my heavy 8x10. They have been work-horses. I have had the studex since the 1970's
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    Re: Camera Movements and Focus Books

    Stoebel's "View Camera Technique" is a great book, Kodak also had a pamphlet on view camera use. You could probably find either one with bookfind or on ebay.
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    Re: How many of you were taught (in LF) ?

    Yes I went through a 2 year technical / art program at a local community college in the early 1970's - Everett Community College. It was one of two programs in Western Washington State at the time. ...
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    Re: Dagor 12" lenshood

    I use series press on filter holders on my dagor lenses. you could get a press-on and and step up to a mm filter size.
  36. Re: Differences in movements - S. Technika V vs Master Technika Classic ?

    I purchased a Linhof Technikardan because I shoot architectural shots often and need the capacity to use primarily quite a bit of front rise. With the capacity to add a bag bellows or a regular...
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    Re: Using Barrel Lens

    I shoot 4x5 and some 8x10 long exposures. Exposures in the range of 1 second to 90 seconds usually. I use a stopwatch for long exposures. I used a watch but when the exposures get longer I would...
  38. Re: Schneider Symmar 180mm f5.6-315 f12 stuck front cell

    I have had a 180mm / 312mm convertible Symmar lens since 1974. The convertible 312mm is not usable as a regular lens. It is very very soft - and does not carry much focus. The combination of the...
  39. Re: Schneider Symmar 180mm f5.6-315 f12 stuck front cell

    I have had a 180mm / 312mm convertible Symmar lens since 1974. The convertible 312mm is not usable as a regular lens. It is very very soft - and does not carry much focus. The combination of the...
  40. Re: How do you flatten your glossy fibrebase or Baryta darkroom prints after air dryi

    I have been printing on Adox MCC 110 and am now currently making 16x20 prints. To flatten them I put them in my drymount press between two sheets of museum board without adding any water and press...
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