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    Going vertical...

    ...or at least contemplating to do so.

    I’ d like to print vertical from rolls of paper and have an itch to try printing a life-size full-body portrait. I have a fairly luxurious darkroom sizewise...
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    You are very welcome! I‘ll document this further. I made dozens of pictures I didn’t show here due to the four picture limit, so if there’s any detail you‘re missing just ask...

    Today I completed...
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    Finished the mounting of the bellows. The back is simply glued in with contact cement while the front is additionally fixed to the standart with a mounting plate.
    To make sure the holes align when...
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    Came home to this today :D

    https://up.picr.de/40366540mc.jpeg

    Comparison to the old bellows... looking fantastic

    https://up.picr.de/40366543lt.jpeg

    I‘m on daddy duty today and the little...
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    @Greg: thank you! That’s a nice story. I had this one lying on a shelf for a couple of years as well and was in the process of selling it, ultimately freeing up some space and decluttering my...
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    Re: getting glass CLEAN, how do you do it?

    Anyone ever tried Rodico? It’s what watchmakers use to clean highly polished surfaces. Kind of a putty designed to wipe up oil and dust... perfect for fingerprints.
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    Started cleaning the shutter of the 120... it‘s the first one I‘ve ever opened so I took it slow. I do have disassembled a couple of watches and made them tick again so as far as this goes I‘m...
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    ...more lenses:


    - Tele-Xenar 1:5,5/360 - shutter runs nicely, cosmetically perfect
    https://up.picr.de/40347851wy.jpeg

    Rodenstock:
    - Sironar 1:5,6/240 - bad lens separation, slow shutter, no...
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    OK... thought I read it was graphite based but that might have been a bad german auto translation on amazon

    @Ben Calwell: there’s a site that sells self adhesive leather sets for the technika......
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    I honestly never heard of a waxed bicycle chain before... now this makes sense. They seem to use graphite and moly bound in paraffin. Great idea, thank you!
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    Re: Linhof missed focusing

    You can measure this. It takes a nice depth gauge though as you will go for 100/s of a millimeter...

    Take off the rotating back of your Linhof and carefully measure how deep the gg is set. I...
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Great - Thank you! Nice numbers :)
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    @fotopfw Nice! If there are any details you need just ask...

    With the magic powers of „Elsterglanz“ (german equivalent to nevrdull) and copious amounts of elbow grease......
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Hello Bob,

    I‘ve got two...

    38995 Technika III 5x7
    https://up.picr.de/40328247qy.jpeg

    2122358 Technika V 4x5
    https://up.picr.de/40328248ys.jpeg
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    You’re very welcome!

    A fun little detail:
    https://up.picr.de/40322702yk.jpeg

    The four sliders that hold the back to the body and their respective grooves are numbered from 69 to 73 so each...
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    Great! If you really just want to replace the bellows, this is pretty straight forward on a Technika... if you have any questions, I‘ll gladly answer to my knowledge




    edit: to finish off the...
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    A view of the dirt

    https://up.picr.de/40320881jj.jpeg

    Ultrasonic cleaning (part barely fits)

    https://up.picr.de/40320875ia.jpeg

    Shiney
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    I‘ll just go on, if nobody minds 😅


    Anyway, removing the bellows with a small knife.

    Front
    https://up.picr.de/40320473dp.jpeg

    Back
    https://up.picr.de/40320474de.jpeg
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    OK, maybe I‘m the first here trying to disassemble the front standart of a 5x7 Technika III... well I guess I‘ll have to figure it out myself.

    I decided to try some moly grease on the rails as...
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    Re: Hello from Heidelberg

    @Ironage - for me this was the best way to start off on the analog journey... to be honest I don’t think there were digital cameras available when I started out 😅

    @Tin Can - what a beautiful set!...
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    Re: Hello from Heidelberg

    Hi Philip,

    thank you for the welcome!

    I indeed had the idea once to change the lightsource of the Durst to LED but then got a hold of a whole pack of replacement bulbs and kinda ditched the...
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    Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    Hi,

    this is my first post on here asides my introduction so please bear with me...

    Over a couple of years I pieced together a very nice set I intend on restoring bit by bit. I have already done...
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    Hello from Heidelberg

    Hi,

    new guy from germany here.

    Long story short - Started out with mom’s old 35mm Agfa, fell in love with a two eyed Rolleiflex and consequently built a little darkroom around a Durst...
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