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    Re: ULF Swing-Lens Panoramic Cameras?

    Tin Can: Please show us what you do. Toy robot parts? Great!
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    ULF Swing-Lens Panoramic Cameras?

    Has anyone put together something like a 7x17 panoramic camera?

    I mean one of those rigs with a panning lens and a curved film plane.

    Anything like that as a pinhole?
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    Re: Lens element sources and specs?

    My round lensed prescription readers were much less than that and a large portion of thst was for the frames.

    The Lomo-Petzval lenses, though smaller, are well under a grand and that's for four...
  4. Re: Seeking better flip-up/down eyeglass magnifiers

    A few years ago I had my optomatrist perscribe a set of very strong prescription readers. I wore them on a neck cord and that worked really well.

    I have used a "Optivisor" jeweler's ​ head set...
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    Re: bellows factor app

    I can't believe that this thread is still open.
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    Re: Gluing camera screws

    Glued-in screws?

    Metal-to-metal: Loc-Tite

    Metsl into wood: Fill the hole with wood putty and re-drill. Anot5her method is to just jamb in tooth picks and screw in the screw agsin.
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    Lens element sources and specs?

    Many old brass lenses look great but have really bad glass elements. Others have shootable glass but the metal parts look like an artifact from Pompeii.

    The early Petzval lenses are a pretty...
  8. Re: Show your 3D printed LF photography related thing

    A 3D printed project:

    Making `film spools that adapt 120 films to 70mm film backs. The Singer/Graflex 6x7 magazines that fit Grfloc backs took 70mm spokeless film on a spool with different ends...
  9. Re: Any interest in a new Ghostmaster flash fire control for leaf shutters?

    Is there any sort of Smart Phone APP that will work as a shutter tester?

    Can one of the more advanced DSLR bodies with video work as a shutter tester?

    Can a Flshmeter be abused into working as...
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    Re: Aspect ratio of 10x8 and 5x4?

    I just noticed that this thread is many yeasrs old. Does the OP care anymore?
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    Re: Aspect ratio of 10x8 and 5x4?

    I am not sure I understand the question. Maybe those ratios aren't what you need to know.
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    Re: Aspect ratio of 10x8 and 5x4?

    Lets see . . . .5/4=1.25 4/5=0.8
    10/8=1.25 8/10=0.8
    7/5=1.4 5/7=o.71

    In all sincerity, does this help?
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    Re: I Wish They Would Make . . .

    Thanks to all.

    All good ideas.

    I am looking for something that is attached to or becomes part of the csmer bsg or hard cse. A separate item just adds complexity to the process of transporting...
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    I Wish They Would Make . . .

    I have a Pelican 1510 roll around hard case. At times it has been configured for my 4x5 gear. I like that it is sturdy and rolls around, but like all camera bags, it is a pain to bend over and get...
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    Re: Backpack Insert, Hook and loop, Moli

    There are several references to Photobucket in this thread. What is that?
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    Re: Backpack Insert, Hook and loop, Moli

    ^^

    Yes, I've seen that system. Looks good too. Your point about "Codura weight" is valid, but a photographer would then have to figure out the pouches that would hold the photo gear. I am not...
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    Re: Backpack Insert, Hook and loop, Moli

    Interesting: Please share how you do that.

    I am imagining collecting plastic campaign signs after an election (with permission), then cutting the corrugated plastic into strips 3"6" wide (or...
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    Backpack Insert, Hook and loop, Moli

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/312740193915?hash=item48d0c4a67b:g:OO4AAOSwSO1hlolc

    Anybody ever repurpose something like this for organizing photo grar in a backpack?

    The line of products are...
  19. Re: DOF: A restatement of simplified testing for your needs

    The simplest thing I have ever done to determine depth of field is to put high contrast focusing targets in the composition and then at the ground glass to see if they are in focus. If not I...
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    Re: Biggest Camera Race....ON!

    "The Great Picture. . . .Well Ok but:

    I guess the big deal is not that the image is compelling to view, but that it exists at all right?

    I couldn't find a good viewable shot of the image itself...
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    Re: TekPak dividers; Where to find?

    I checked that link. Looks good, but they don't say how much for any of it. Doesn't make me want to "click-n-buy".



    Looks like they only work well in a hard case too. Soft cases seem to be...
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    Re: Biggest Camera Race....ON!

    "Ultrelarge format Aquisition Syndrome ("Disorder?"):

    I am sure that this is a real thing. I am waiting for this guy to post pictures of the camera he builds from a shipping container on a...
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    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    And now for an off-the-wall suggestion:

    During the international internet dustup surrounding the Polaroid conversions back in the early 2K decade, I often wondered about creating a 4x5 SLR based...
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    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    A tangent thought . . .but relavent:

    The subject of range finder focusing and by implication hand held shooting has come up.

    No one has yet brought up the Polaroid conversions to 4x5 format. ...
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    Re: Shutter Speed Tester

    Yeah . . .the frame rate would have to be around 1,000 fps or higher. Higher frame rates would give better temporal resolution.

    I am not sure that a close up lens is necessary. An in focus image...
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    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    Sounds like you have this project well in hand.

    Please keep us all informed as you proceed and post pictures.

    I do wish you all the best in this.
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    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    Take a look at what the Leica folks had to do to convert a well designed Range Finder camera into a SLR. The mirror box ("vizoflex housing") is pretty complex mechanically. There is a level of...
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    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    Well of course you are right about reading the thread. I am visually impaired and the effort to read a lot of text is off-putting. Today the easier to read title caught my attention and I...
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    TekPak dividers; Where to find?

    Saw a demo on fitting a Pelican 1510 case with foam dividers from TekPak.

    I am an e-idiot and can't seem to locate the product.

    Any help or recomendations?

    Is this stuff any good?
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    Re: Converting a speed graphic into an SLR

    I haven't read any of this thread except for the title, so I may be way off-base here but . . .

    Why not get one of the Graflex Reflex cameras? Why not get an RB 67?
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    Re: Shutter Speed Tester

    I do not know the current state of the art in DSLR video slow motion capture. I haven't used my Nikon D-60 in 10-12 years . . .and it doesn't do video of any sort.

    However, I would think that...
  32. Re: How to keep film ending up wrong side of dark slide after exposing

    I have had that problem before myself. In every casse, it was my fault. Either the sheet was not slid under the retsining groove on both sides or, more rasrely, I had loaded one sheet on top of...
  33. Re: A brief history of large format photography

    There is a great history of early lens development (through 1939) to be found in "Handbook of zphotogrspphy' by Henney and Dudley. "View Camera Magazine had a twompart series on lens history too...
  34. Re: I would like to learn how to do macrophotography with my 8X10.

    Around the same time as ther eye ball shot above, I did some macro work with a 5x7 and a 4x5 reducing back. In some set-ups the bellows were so extended thst I shot in a dim room with an open...
  35. Re: I would like to learn how to do macrophotography with my 8X10.

    Kodak 2D 8x10, 210mm Caltar II N, Tri-X rated at 320.

    Three Vivitar 283 strobes. Don't remember the bellows extension or correction.

    Lens and strobes under 18", probably ~!12" from my face; I...
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    Insurance Questions

    I have gone without insurance o my gear for year. Now I am doing an inventory connected with estate planning and thoughts on covering my stuff have popped up. I have not contacted my insurance...
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    Re: Velvia Discontinued?

    What I did:


    Bought two 10 sheet boxes of Kodak Ektachrome from B&H. Total came to $125.

    Interesting to note that the box does not say "Ektachrome" on it anywhere except in very small...
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    Re: bellows factor app

    It all comes down to whatever works best for each individual photographer.

    I got into Large Format in parallel with entering a career working in Nuclear Medicine in the late 1980s. Nuc-Med...
  39. Re: I Built an 8×10 Paper Negative Box Camera… and It Works!.........not me

    Well what ever works. The important thing is making images. . .any way to get there.

    I might have started out with a chest from a hobby store or thrift shop as the basic "box" part. then made the...
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    Re: Film on a Plane: Check It or Carry-On?

    Thanks everyone. All good stuff to keep and hold for the future.

    Sadly, my wife and I have decided to cancel our trip to Estes Park Colo and RMNP in October. We will wait till the pandemic...
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