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    Re: Linhof cameras before 1945

    Richard Shimonkevitz is an American living in Colorado and the book is written in English. It is approx. the same dimensions as The Linhof Camera Story book and I think the print run was around...
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    Re: Linhof cameras before 1945

    Great News! Richard Shimonkevitz has just published a new book - Linhof the Early Cameras - specifically covering the pre-war Linhof cameras. 170 pages jam packed with all the amazing details of...
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    Re: The Linhof Technika III

    Very nice Late model Technika III. It must have been made near the release of the IV as it has the tapered IV style rear lock knobs. The very last version of the late model III had black accents on...
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    Re: Prototype RF-coupled 4x5 camera

    Anyone have info about the lens he uses a 90mm f8 Biogon? I was not aware of a 90mm 4x5 lens from zeiss... Is it new? I thought they quit LF...
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    Re: The Linhof Technika III

    Well the release is not needed to get the standard out of the box and onto the rail, you can just use the pull handle... unless somehow you have a notch on the perch rail?

    Stephen Gandy’s...
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    Re: The Linhof Technika III

    Wow a III with a IV standard! that sure is radical surgery! as the bedrails are very different between the 2 models... #5303 was an "Early" non-rf Technika III. For the non-rf models of this era as...
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    Re: The Linhof Technika III

    Thanks Steve! Yes the III had quite a progression of lensboards over the years it was made (1946-1960). The bottom notch appeared with the 1955 boards for the Late model III's. The IV and later style...
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    Re: Are all plasmats convertible?

    216802 B&L Swiss Army Lens...
    Prior to WWII convertible lenses were common on professional LF cameras. After the war it seems only Schneider carried the torch until the 1960's... Even today the...
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    Re: Are all plasmats convertible?

    Even the Angulon was originally marketed as a triple convertible lens...

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    The Linhof Technika III

    Linhof Technika III Evolutionary style

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    PDF poster: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1chTc9oiLC13EltCQa-s7xtR4EMYDfg6H/view?usp=sharing

    3 distinct versions of the Technika III...
  11. Re: Linhof Technica range finder

    Sorry I did not reply sooner, somehow I lost track of this thread. Hopefully you have come up with a solution to the missing RF pin on the bedrail.
    I do not have a complete knowledge of early RF...
  12. Re: Linhof Technika III... Double Headed Rangefinder Cam...

    Yes the shape of the cutouts on the bedrails seemed to change at least 4 times over the period of the "Early" Technika III cameras 1946-1949.

    Your Technika #5103 indicates a rangefinderless...
  13. Re: Linhof Technika III... Double Headed Rangefinder Cam...

    4x5” RF Cams - The cams have evolved over time as well. The early Technika III E cams 1947-1949 are different than the Super Technika III 1950-1957. The early cams are wider and stubbier than the...
  14. Re: Legend of The Ghost Technika - The Linhof Technika Medizin

    Found a photo of Franz Lazi with his pre-war 18x24 in Grossbild Technik #4 1956

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    Re: How the Linhof Technika became Superů

    Technikas are like Pokemon... "You Gotta Catch Em' All!"

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    Re: How the Linhof Technika became Superů

    The only differences to the 5x7 V I am aware of is the jack handle for the rise/fall was changed and ̶I̶̶ ̶̶t̶̶h̶̶i̶̶n̶̶k̶̶ ̶̶t̶̶h̶̶e̶̶y̶̶ ̶̶w̶̶e̶̶r̶̶e̶̶ ̶̶n̶̶o̶̶ ̶̶l̶̶o̶̶n̶̶g̶̶e̶̶r̶̶...
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    Re: How the Linhof Technika became Superů

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    How the Linhof Technika became Superů

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    How the Linhof Technika became Superů

    Every Super Hero has a good origin story. Ours begins in Munich Germany in 1934. The Original Linhof Technika was born when Chief Designer Nikolaus...
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    Here is a 9x12 (4x5) with a 18x24 big brother...
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    They were very stunning in white! I saw them for sale in Hong Kong around 2013-14... Wish I could have picked them up...
  23. Re: Legend of The Ghost Technika - The Linhof Technika Medizin

    This was done in 2013: 216038 It commemorated 125 years of Linhof. 125 cameras of each of the 3 types were made.216040
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    Adolf is refering Adolf Lazi and not Hitler. I have clarified it in the text above. Sorry for any confusion.

    Apparently there were photos in a Linhof publication of one of the Lazi's on a rooftop...
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    Here is the image shared by Manfred Kunzmann: 18x24 Technika Medicine that had belonged to Adolf Lazi and later, Franz Lazi

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    Legend of The Ghost Technika

    The Linhof Technika was available in a “Special Medical” version from its beginnings in 1936 until about 1957. The “Technika Medizin” was a regular model...
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Thanks!
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Hi Bob! I have notes about the 5x7 V (first sold in 1963) that say it was updated in 1979 to the Vb and sold until about 1986. However I can't seem to find my source for this, do you recall a VB 5x7...
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    Re: Linhof Technika RF cams...

    Jim Im sure you could print the cams but then you have us on a slippery slope... what next... cross head screws!
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    Re: Linhof Technika Rangfinder Cams

    That is great! Thanks.
    I have also recently found this... https://christiannicolas.net/camming-2/
  33. Re: Schiansky vs Linhof... Were they partners or just neighbors in Munich?

    Yes I agree it does not have any of the hallmarks of a linhof camera. They did make rather similar looking tripod heads though..
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    Re: Linhof Technika RF cams...

    Thank you EH21, Bob Salomon, & Havoc.

    I live close to Bob Watkins in Fairfield but unfortunately he does not maintain a storefront so I cannot pop over for a chat or to convince him to sell me...
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    Re: Linhof Technika RF cams...

    Wow thats great! Looks to be from the same fellow who is making the blank cams.
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    Re: Linhof Technika Rangfinder Cams

    Well necessity is the mother of invention.
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    Linhof Technika RF cams...

    Hello,

    Has anyone here any experience in DIY linhof cams?

    I am interested in making some RF cams for both a 6x9 Technika 70 and a 4x5 Technika IV that I am restoring...

    Back when these...
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Thanks I will message you.
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Hi Bob,

    I am writing an article on the Technika III 4x5 cameras. I would like to use a quote from you from early on in this thread:
    “Much to everyones surprise there was one Technika III....
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    This is great! Thanks so much for sharing I enjoyed it very much. Do you have any tips or ideas on how to DIY your own cams? with the modern back will you need to re-cam or just move the infinity...
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