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    Re: How to secure Sinar Norma Case for shipping

    second the "Double boxing" Worked with getting my 8x10 Norma back shipped to me from overseas.
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    Re: To all Linhof Kardan GT 8x10 owners

    Definitely not "unbearable" for carrying it over short distances. Once owned one and I would use it up to a few hundred feet from my VW Beetle. Initially the 8x10 Kardan was stored and carried in a...
  3. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    :-)
  4. Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Hang matted and framed 8x10 prints on the wall of a gallery. One Digital, one fiber based, the third a hand coated Platinum/Palladium. When viewed from about 4 feet away "most people should be able...
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    Re: ULF 14X36" X-Ray Pinhole Camera Advice

    I've made several ULF pinhole cameras over the years. Shot using paper negatives. X-Ray film also possibly very useable but many times the reverse image on the paper was my final print. Black...
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    Re: My Show in Klamath Falls, Oregon

    Congratulations... Every maybe 7+ years I hang a small retrospective show. Maybe 2 works from my very early years reprinted, 2 more from about 10 years ago, and the rest (majority of hung pieces) my...
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    Re: Seeking advice on 120mm lenses

    Whole Plate mostly.
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    Re: Seeking advice on 120mm lenses

    I personally settled on acquiring a Nikon Wide Angle 120mm f/8 Nikkor-SW Lens with Copal #0 Shutter. For some reason they seemed to be undervalued when compared to a Schneider. I just waited a few...
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    modern 360mm lens for 11x14

    Have been looking at the following for shooting 11x14 B&W

    Fuji EBC A 360mm f/10 lens
    Nikkor-W 360mm f/6.5 lens
    Fujinon W 360mm f/6.3 lens

    Size not a problem. I'm assuming that they all run...
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    Re: Making glass plate negative holder ideas.

    10 plus years ago I tackled a collection of 1,033 4x5, 5x7, and some 8x10 glass plates that were taken by a photographer in our town between 1890 to around 1920. First thing I did was photograph them...
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    Re: Darkroom Sink Slope & Drain?

    My sink measures 8' x 2'. Exterior plywood. Since the sink has multiple coats of paint I was advised by my friend (coincidently owner of a high end lumber yard) that I would be wasting $$ with...
  12. Re: 8 x 10 Field Camera with the largest amount of front "fall"?

    Chamonix 8x10 starts at about 4.5 inches with the front standard in the rear most mounting hole (tilting it back to be parallel with the rear standard) and tilting the rear standard back as far as it...
  13. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Am curious about the 500mm F/5.6 Mirror lens... make?
    Only 500mm f/5.6 optic that I know of is the KILFITT ZOOMAR SPORT REFLECTAR. Once owned one and dearly miss it to this day.
    thanks
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    Re: AM Goerz Trigor production made by Kern?

    My 5.9 inch Gray's Extreme Angle Periscope is very similar. Also mounted in a Copal 3. Maximum marked f/stop is labeled f/14, but the iris opens up to f/10 for focusing per S K Grimes who mounted the...
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    Re: Folding a Norma for transport

    My experience with 4x5 bellows for a Sinar Norma has been that an OEM older tapered bellows closed the most, but the one I had had so many pinholes to render it unusable. As for newer square bellows,...
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    Re: Jobo 3010 Expert Drum and B's Processor

    A while back I rigged up a similar tank filling device.
    1. Having the handle to the funnel is a great idea since I had to use a round wire funnel holder and the funnel was only held in place...
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    Re: Shooting in the rain

    From about 2000 to 2010 I drove a 1991 Vanagon Carat, the Weekender model which was 50% converted to a Westfalia camper. In the pouring rain I could open the sliding side door and shoot my with 11x14...
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    Re: How Many LF Formats Do You Use/Own?

    120
    Pentax 67II (fisheye - 500mm)
    Noblex PRO 6/150 UX
    FUJI GSW690III
    Agfa Isolette
    Mottweiler P.90 (pan pinhole)

    4x5
    Sinar Norma + X (65mm - 600mm)
  19. Re: Stuck together Glass Plates - how to unstick?

    I've had luck with soaking the plates in room temperature distilled water BUT they have to soak for days. No luck with with emulsion to emulsion stuck plates though. Also with very slightly (emphasis...
  20. Thread: Your Oldest Lens

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    Re: Your Oldest Lens

    Circa 1880s GRAY's Extreme Wide Angle No 5 5.9" mounted in a Copal #3 by SK Grimes. Stopped down covers 11x14 allowing some movements. Not as wide as a (No. 0) 4 3/4 inch Hypergon but comes mighty...
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    Re: Nikkor 90mm; f/8 vs f/4.5

    Owned and used the f/8 optic for years with excellent results. Then when I started a long term project of shooting at dusk, I acquired the f/4.5 optic. I found both to be equally sharp for making...
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    Re: Arca-Swiss 5x7 platform restart

    Cost is always a relative thing... Back in 1993 our first digital camera was a Kodak DCS 200. Don't exactly remember but my best recollection is that it cost us around 20K to acquire. 20K in 1993's...
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    Re: BIG Camera on Wheels Project Doc

    In the 1980s I was visiting a friend who owned a camera store in my hometown. In the store he had on display a beautiful 11x14" Improved Empire State view camera (I think circa 1910), film holders,...
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    Re: Remove paint from lens outside

    Some white printing is not paint but an applied white substance that is harder than the black paint on the lens... trust me on this one. Just cover the white lettering up with a piece of black tape...
  25. Re: Wista/Linhof Boards on Chamonix with Off-Center Holes

    When I had my 4x5 Chamonix I used both centered and off centered boards on it. The centered boards had white dots on them to match up with white dots on the front standard. When using off centered...
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    Re: Adapting Horseman bellows lenshood to Sinar

    Many thanks for the post... Now that I know what the adapter/part looks like, looks actually quite easy to machine the adapter using my mini-mill.
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    Re: Deardorff: "New" vs Old?

    The one that I once owned and used was put together with refinished original wood but some of the metal parts definitely not original or NOS replacement parts. Side by side with a 100% original...
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    Adapting Horseman bellows lenshood to Sinar

    Some time in the past, I saw posted a picture of a part/adapter that locked/attached onto the top of the front standard of a Sinar and allowed a Horseman front bellows lens hood to be also attached...
  29. Re: Best adhesive to repair Canham 4 x 10 film holder

    I've had really good luck with GORILLA Super Glue. Secret is to use a minimum amount of the glue and really tightly clamp it for at least 24 hours. Don't move it all while it is drying. FYI: package...
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    Re: Adapting a Projector Lens

    Amazon carries it on this side of the ocean. Just south of you in Connecticut it can be delivered is just a few days. I've never used it but a friend who builds models prefers it over JB Weld.
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    Re: Adapting a Projector Lens

    There is a focusing helicoid extension tube made for the Pentax 67. Also regular extension tubes. I used them with a rear camera adapter (Pentax67 to Nikon). Then got some 67 body caps and easily...
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    Re: Sinar 8x10 Bellows question

    As far as I can tell the bellows is from a P. Glued thin rails of white plastic to both sides of the back frame and now the bellows mounts and works fine on my Norma as long as the white rails of...
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    Sinar 8x10 Bellows question

    I have and use an 8x10 Sinar Norma. The original bellows was patched up and worked just fine till yesterday. :-( Now need to send the front and rear frames to Custom Bellows in the UK for a...
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    Re: Planning Roadtrip for June in Middle/Western USA

    I've always had a lot of luck stopping at the local police stations and asking for advice.... good local restaurants, where to park, and when I was traveling in my Rialta (small self-contained RV)...
  35. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    I have an IR converted Nikon Z6 and love it. AF works as it should. FYI: 24-70mm works great. Unfortunately 24-200mm suffers from a hot spot. Most fun to use optics : 600mm & 800mm Vivitar Series 1...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Seriously consider 590. My first conversion was 720. Second was 590. I have been just a lot more satisfied with the images from the 590 conversion. A very subjective opinion though :-)
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    Re: Tripod Head Recommendations for 4x5

    Kessler Crane Kwik Release Receiver on a Hejanar adapter atop a 410.... works great with my 4x5. The Kessler Receiver and Hejnar adapter actually an overkill for the 410. Now saving to acquire a...
  38. Re: 500mm Tele Xenar 13x18 Sinar Norma Homemade Bellows Supports

    Here's a Sinar bellows support that I acquired from the son of W Eugene Smith probably around 1980. Evidently it was fabricated for Smith by LIFE magazine for him to use when he was photographing an...
  39. Re: Trouble releasing front element retaining ring of 178mm Kodak Ektar - images incl

    I had a similar problem with a set screw that its head was completely destroyed. Normally I could use a Dremel to cut another slot in the head, but the screw was recessed. I very carefully and very...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Nice camera. Has me thinking about constructing a similar camera. Use a 90mm Super-Angulon XL on my whole plate camera. Essentially no movements possible, so spend most of the time setting it up...
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