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  1. Re: Advice Needed - Should I ship my LF lenses to get them CLA'ed before selling them

    If you'd give some indication of your locale you might be able to find someone local who owns a shutter speed tester, like a Calumet or a Phochron XA. There are other, more professional, units out...
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    Re: Donald Ross Photography

    That's a beautiful book. Do you know if there are any plans to distribute it in hard copy?
  3. Free continental-US matboard shipping from University Products - Oct 27-31, 2020

    Per an email I received today, University Products is offering free continental-US shipping this week (27-31 October 2020) on mat board. They offer two product types under their Lineco brand -...
  4. Re: Any telephoto (360mm or above) recommendations for a 4x5 (TK45S)?

    I have a 400mm f/8 Osaka (same as Congo, just a store brand for Bromwell Camera). Optically it is slightly worse than a 400mm Fujinon-T when viewing 11x14 enlargements with a loupe, but it's also...
  5. Re: Looking for info on a Goerz 14 inch lens.

    Celors are listed in the 1913 and 1915 Goerz American Optical Company catalogs on the cameraeccentric.com site. It's a double-anastigmat claimed to cover 10x12 wide open or 12x15 at f/16. The list...
  6. Re: 300mm f5.6 TeleCongo Lens ... Which doesn't exist?

    Maris, it seems you have a lot of info on these lenses that isn't available anywhere else. Is there any chance you can scan it all and somehow make it available for posterity?
  7. Re: Nagaoka cameras are still made in Japan. The story of a wooden LF craftsman.

    A few years ago I got a made-to-order Nagaoka 5x7 with the help of a Japanese colleague. It's the "Woody" model, not the one on the cover of the brochure Randy linked. At the time Nagaoka-san said...
  8. Re: Fujinon C 450mm F/12 .5 (or another) to replace Fujinon T 400mm F/8 for Lightweig

    The 300mm Fujinon-T is not exactly a lightweight - the one I used to own weighed 484gm (compared to 632gm for the 400mm Fujinon-T and 285gm for the holy grail 450mm Fujinon-C). I sold it because a...
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    Re: Pyocat-HD/-MC 2 Bath Developing...

    Thank you, Ken, that's an important point I'd missed when re-reading both threads.
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    Re: Pyocat-HD/-MC 2 Bath Developing...

    Seeing this thread come back to life prompted me to go back and re-read Sandy's original article. He mentioned he used this method for scanning. Have any of you recent posters (Ken, Larry, and less...
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    Re: Where to buy mat board these days?

    Other sources are University Products in MA (their in-house brand is Lineco) and Frame Destination in Texas. I've mostly used Lineco lately but have to take care that inclusions are invisible in the...
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    Re: Film Holder Material--slide

    And if you do follow Jason's advice, please post your testing results so others can learn from you.
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    Re: Shutter Servicing in 2020

    Dan Daniel in Burlington, Vermont. I'm not sure if he works on Compounds, you'll have to ask him.
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    Re: print washers?

    I think that hole at the bottom is more practical than serving Fred Picker's hallucinations. It allows the water to drain when you're done using the washer, no need to tip it out.

    I sure wish I...
  15. Re: Carl Zeiss Perimetar and its huge flat Ziggurat rear glass blocks

    I think the Gigapixel lens also used a thick glass plate. My guess is it's to do with color correction. Perhaps Nodda Duma will chime in here, he's a professional lens designer when he's not making...
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    Re: Cable release thread

    FWIW, McMaster-Carr sell JIS threading taps in addition to standard 3mm x 0.5mm metric taps. No 5-48 taps that I could find, though.

    https://www.mcmaster.com/taps/jis-thread-taps/
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    Re: "More Finely Focused" is Available!

    If you read back to post #26 you'll find the necessary information there.
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    Re: e-Bay and my first sale

    Remember to enter the tracking info into eBay/PayPal after you've shipped.
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    Re: Should there be a Wet Plate subforum?

    One of the great problems with the Internet is the diffuse and repetitive nature of information. There seem to multiple Facebook groups on almost any topic you can imagine, photo-related or not. I...
  20. Re: Seeking Ideas For Replacing Film Holder Labels?

    Isopropanol (a.k.a. isopropyl alcohol) dissolves some inks including Sharpie and won't hurt the plastic. I'd try it before resorting to acetone or nail polish remover.
  21. Re: Pens for marking or numbering film negatives - HABS & HAER guidance 2020.

    As Schaf said, the Micron and Staedtler pigment liner pens work well for me on both 120 and LF film.

    A word of caution to those of you who might, in a moment of weakness, use a 35mm(!) camera - in...
  22. Re: Chromium intensifier vs Silver intensifier

    Not long ago I found a filter that prints with even higher contrast than an Ilford #5 or a Rosco 68 - the Rosco 384. The #5 and R68 print with near-identical contrast with my Aristo V54-equipped...
  23. Thread: Doors

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    Re: Doors

    This lovely old door may well have been destroyed in the 2016 Soberanes fire.
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    Re: Tape like a post it note

    This is what you want. It's Post-It note adhesive on a roll of tape. The box I bought said Removable Magic Tape. It comes in several widths, I bought both 1/2" and 3/4" at Dick Blick.
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    Re: My Digitizing Tools article

    Nice solution.

    Do you have any issues with negative sag using a glassless 4x5 carrier?
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    Re: copal #0 stubborn screw

    What technique(s) allowed you to remove it?
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    Re: Ansel Adam's books...what version??

    Since you say this book is hard to find, could you summarize the "Sheet Film Attenuator"? Is it a home-made step wedge, or something more?
  28. Re: Please Help Identify "Type Y" Caltar Lens

    I believe this may be a Rodenstock Ysarex, but I don't remember where this bit of mental lint came from. The Vade-Mecum doesn't mention LF Ysarex lenses, but the Rodenstock GmbH Wikipedia page lists...
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    Re: FUJI FUJINON L 420mm F8 Question.

    I had the opportunity to weigh one a while back - 975 grams including the caps and retaining ring.
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    Re: Copal 3 Shutter

    And just to make it more confusing, sometimes the 3S-sized shutters are marked as 3, or even just "Copal". You really need to measure them.

    A later 355mm G-Claron should be a direct fit to a...
  31. Re: Months-away tide prediction site or app?

    Interesting. I'll have to see if they have something similar for where I'll be in CA, though I'll have to find a station number first. Alternately, I can just use the Maine info and figure out the...
  32. Re: Months-away tide prediction site or app?

    Interesting. I didn't see that on the NOAA site, the small print at the bottom on the page you linked to says 31 days maximum range. But I'll keep poking around.

    How far out does Tide Prediction...
  33. Months-away tide prediction site or app?

    Does anyone know of a web site or iPhone app that will give a rough tide prediction several months into the future? I'm not worried about fine details, just when it will be high or low within an...
  34. Re: Special production run of extended lensboard similar to Beseler #8088

    Hi Danny,

    Yes, that was the 150mm Apo-Componon-HM f/4. I used to have one, and the special mounting board, but foolishly sold both some time ago. It was a little tricky to mount it on the...
  35. Special production run of extended lensboard similar to Beseler #8088

    The Beseler 8088 lensboard was designed specifically for the 150mm Apo-Componon-HM enlarging lens, which was difficult to place and remove on a Beseler 4x5 enlarger when mounted on a flat lensboard....
  36. Re: Heiland densitometer for ULF negatives

    Didn't you mean that 1/3 stop equal to 0.10 log D? I believe 0.15 is half a stop. At least that's what I've been using for years...
  37. Re: Travelers: New X-ray machines WILL ruin your film

    The manufacturer is Analogic, not Analog. I worked for Analog Devices for over 35 years and can assure you that while both companies are headquartered in Massachusetts, they are very separate and...
  38. Re: Has there ever been a retrofocus wide that covers 4x5/9x12 or larger?

    Following up on Corran's posts, my 75mm f/6.3 Komura has a measured-by-me flange focal distance of right around 100mm.
  39. Re: The Mystery of Dad's Nikkor-W 210m f5.6

    I have PDFs of Nikkor brochures from 1982 and 2004, and both state the "attachment size" as 67mm. I can read part of the serial number of the lens pictured in the 1982 brochure - 741xxx, which is in...
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    Re: 450mm lens with 420mm bellows draw?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Luland-Produced-Linhof-4-5in-Large-Format-Extension-Tube-Camera-Lens-Board/183126114765?hash=item2aa32ac1cd:g:Vd0AAOSwnbZYHE-0
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