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  1. Re: "In Box Is Full" . . .but nothing there!

    Well I am an e-idiot.

    I have cleared my "In-Box" but never thought of the "Sent-Box".

    Now, whenever I clear the one I will also clear the other.

    Thanks for the advice and guidance.
  2. Re: "In Box Is Full" . . .but nothing there!

    Sent box clean-out . . .Roger that.

    It is done.

    Thanks every one.
  3. LF processing lab convenient to Houston?

    I have been inactive in LF for severl years. Tried to get bqack in the swing with a trip to Santa Fe NM in early march, so pre-Pnademic lockdowns,

    Back home, and calling around it seems that...
  4. "In Box Is Full" . . .but nothing there!

    I got an e-mail saying that my in box is full. But I have had little-to-no activity there in a while. Went to my in box and deleted the one message there.

    Is there a glitcvh or something. . .it...
  5. Re: Looking for a LF film processing lab In Houston Texas

    I have sent films off to Denver Digital in the past, they are good.

    Is there anyone else closer . . .in Texas perhaps?
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    Re: Director's viewfinder APP

    Mount the lens and see what it sees.

    The ground glass is truth.
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    Re: Anyone ever repaires an iris clamp?

    Try Professional Camera Repair in Houston.

    www.professionalcamerarepair.com
  8. Looking for a LF film processing lab In Houston Texas

    I have been inactive in LF for several years, but want to do some more imaing again.

    Now I am looking for an LF film processing lab in the Houston Texas area.

    Any suggestions?
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    Re: Photo Cart Based on an Old Golf Cart

    There ought to be a commercially viable niche market for a parts kit or shop modified cart much like those. Some of these carts themselves retail for under $40 .

    In another thread here a year os...
  10. Re: Thoughts on the “tailboard” design for 8x10?

    I used a B&J 5x7 back in the 1990s. Used it in the field for several years. For field use, I put on a 4x5 reducing back w2ith a Grafloc set up/ The folding shade protected the GG, so I reversed...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    Yeah it is a fun read. Did a lot of thinking while reading it.

    Much of the stuff he dropped into 11th-21th century England was beyond the existing technology base; A Colt revolver, telegraph and...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    I don't have any idea about freezing a beer or wine to increase the % ethanol.

    Pizza? Same thing.

    I think there are aspects of modern sailing technology that could have affected historical...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    Oh sure; All of that good stuff. I was fortunate to be sent for work in Athens in the early 1980s. Saw and appreciated much of the antiquities there.

    I am just a bit surprised that so many...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    OK . . .we are waaay off topic now, but here is my BS input on the ancients.

    If space aliens (see the "History" Channel) did help the Egyptians build the Pyramids, why didn't they teach them...
  15. Re: Can I put a Polaroid viewer on a Graflex Graphic View I?

    Twice in the 1990s i adapted reflex viewers from Polaroid MP-4 copy camerasd to a Grafloc back. I used it to do regular view camera work with an old speed graphic. Really helped in very low angle...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    Archeologists can make a career out of dating the first fermented beverages. I cited the Egyptians because there is documentation of their process carved in stone. My wonder is that a pot-still can...
  17. Re: Thoughts on the “tailboard” design for 8x10?

    I am sorry . . .What are we talking about? What dies the term, "tailboard camera" mean in the context of this thread?

    I am satisfied that my Kodak 2D is "sturdy enough" for the photography that I...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    Off topic but a relevant tangent:

    Fermented beverages are at least as old as the pyramids. There are hieroglyphics describing bread making and beer brewing . . .both involving fermentation. So...
  19. Re: Thoughts on the “tailboard” design for 8x10?

    The tailboard cameras that I have seen do not fold up in any way. With the front and rear standards collapsed together, the camera seems to be as storage unfriendly as it is open. Admittedly this...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    What is the earliest lens . . .1400s-1500s?

    The Egyptians made glass in the Bronze Age (pre-1100 BC). Could they have made relatively colorless glass? What about bubbles? Could the Romans?
    ...
  21. Re: Synchro-compur shutter in need of repair

    I have all my shutters serviced by Mike at Professional Camera Repair in Houston.

    www.professionalcamerarepair.com
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    Re: Film holder shoulder bag

    Back to pants: The second hand clothing outlets (Goodwill) could supply cargo pocket pants. The sew-it-up film holder pouch/bag would then have a secure place for other small items.

    Macreme? ...
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    Re: ULF 16x20 cardboard camera build

    Nicely done.

    Space is at a premium? Why not build one from nice wood (Mahogany, Walnut, Cocobolo) and use it as a coffee table when at home?
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    Re: Shipping Container Camera

    I have seen this done before.

    Sometimes the whole container is the camera.

    There was a thread here a few years ago where they built the whole trailer to look like a field camera with...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    Calculus, Genetics and the periodic Chart to name a few other concepts that were "discovered" roughly in parallel without mutual consultation. But so many "inventions" were only figured out well...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    TC: You may have misread the part about Iodine. The discovey was an accident, not a disaster.

    There is an old joke about a fat lady and a fan. . . .
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    If I w3ere writing a Sci-Fi time travel novel, I might try to work in the making of a Daguerreotype somewhere.

    Perhaps ancient Greece, first century Rome or during the early Crusades . . . .
    ...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    And now for Sulfuric Acid. again from Wikipedia.

    "The study of vitriol, a category of glassy minerals from which the acid can be derived, began in ancient times. Sumerians had a list of types of...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    From Wikipedia:



    "In 1811, iodine was discovered by French chemist Bernard Courtois,[5][6] who was born to a manufacturer of saltpetre (an essential component of gunpowder). At the time of the...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    LEns technology oes back to the 1500s and Galileo of course.
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    How Early Could It Have Happened?

    Now this is just really useful or productive, but it coughtmy imagination in the erly dark this morning:

    Given what is now known about various photographic processes: How early could some form of...
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    Re: Need Empty 4x5 Film Boxes

    ^^^

    That post, while fun for me, is not really helpful to the OP.

    A strategy that has worked for me in the past:

    Open a sealed box (darkroom or changing bag) and open the plastic/foiled...
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    Re: Need Empty 4x5 Film Boxes

    It used to be easy to get empty film boxers. I could get what I needed in about any size at the local lab that processed my film. Now every lab is closed. /this is a bit surprising as I live in...
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    Many types of focusing aids can be made to work. If something works for you, go for it.

    Aftter doing different things, I have gone to a loupe that can be adjusted for my ground glass, to focus...
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    Re: 8x10 film holder case

    F/64 has film holder pouches for their LF dedicated backpacks.

    Anybody using them?
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    Re: Overhead still lifes

    BTW: the correct spelling is "Circo-Miro-tach" I think. These things were designed for use in 35mm photography and advertised showing "sneaky" sideways shooting at the beach.

    I don't think it...
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    The glasses were convenient in some ways, but I was "chicken-necking" under the Dark Cloth. Not always sure I was in focus for the image on the front surface of the GG.

    The Optivisoe worked OK...
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    Re: Overhead still lifes

    I have done a few overhead table-top set ups. I went to e-bay and found a Spiratone right angle attacvhment, "Circo-Mirrotaqvh" I think it is called.
  39. Re: Any tips on how to repair lenses with Balsam Separation?

    For minor separation, I have wrapped the dismounted lens cell or element in a dish towel and put it into an oven at the lowest setting (20F to 150F but no higher) for an hour or so, but starting...
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    I have used qa pair of really strong prescription reading glasses.

    I have used a strong sert of jeweler's Optivisor magnifying heafd set.

    Now I use a Rodenstock 6x photographer's loupe...
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