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  1. Re: How did they blacken the metal stops & caps of the Daguerre era lenses?

    https://www.amazon.ca/BeadSmith-XTL-8010-Extended-Sulfur-Oxidation/dp/B004PLZ4SS/ref=asc_df_B004PLZ4SS/?tag=googleshopc0c-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=335224427030&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2151365642243654123...
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    Re: vacuum easel pump suggestion

    I use a full size Dustbane canister vacuum, not unlike any from the 1980's, and it is barely, not really, powerful enough for a 16x20 easel. Maybe my 1 1/2 inch tubing is too big but it is air tight.
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    Re: Deardorff 8x10 lens board mounting problem.

    I am pretty sure there are two sizes of 8X10 Deardorff boards vis a vis studio and field version cameras.
  4. Re: Putting a copal 1 150mm f5.6 lens on a copal 3 shutter via adapters, what to expe

    MartyNL I expect you are referring to the practice of chokeing down something like a Cooke portrait lens to F8 or 11 to make a Rapid view landscape lens. Yes has been done but you do need the choked...
  5. Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    https://www.cameraeccentric.com/static/img/pdfs/wollensak_12.pdf
    The Automatic shutter is on page 9
    if you can come to Hamilton Ont. with the lens I can help you.
    Your best bet may be Jose in...
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    Re: Soft-Focus Lens Examples

    Or a picture of the lens!
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    Re: Found Photographs

    Very cool. I wonder if he served in the civil war. Does the Government have an online list of people who signed up?
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    Re: Photography - Roland Barthes- Camera Lucida

    This link did not work for me but his did
    http://archive.elsadorfman.com/barthes.htm
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    Re: Found Photographs

    Wow that is quite the investigation. I think the dates match well with the clothing as well. The Gigot sleeves of the lady on the right date very nearly to 1890 and onward for about 10 years.
    One...
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    Re: Found Photographs

    A. call me Bill!
    B. no, I don't recognize them but the child could be anybody's boy but almost certainly from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    The man, done in soft focus, is much more interesting to me...
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    Re: Found Photographs

    Possibly Richard T. Dooner, a collegue of Elias Goldensky. Circa 1920- a really nice portrait.
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    Re: New Arca-type Lever Clamp from FLM

    Ari, is the top of the clamp ( and the knob and the lever) completely flush such that the clamp might sit under the bed of say, a Deardorff?
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    Re: Hello from New Brunswick

    Well, I am glad you have posted. Welcome, eh!
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    Re: barrel lens mount: normal or sunk

    One of the best examples of this are the various iterations of the Verito. Some are mounted on the back end and hang quite far out in front of the front standard and some have the mounting flange...
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    Re: Found Photographs

    No I am up here in Canada, 5th generation from Ireland.
    I to like to learn all about old photographs; I fact I wrote the book on it:)
    www.eleventyoneportraits.com
    It is very satisfying to comeup...
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    Re: Found Photographs

    Uncle Elisha and Aunt Meek

    Elisha Meek, Sr.
    Birthdate: 1765
    Birthplace: Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States
    Death: October 20, 1843 (77-78)
    Morris, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States...
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    Re: Rare lens maybe only exists in catalog

    My 480 is on a Cambo board which in turn fits on a 12 inch Packard shutter fabrication, here shown with a Cooke on it.217019
  18. Re: Using Buffered Crescent Board for Image Display

    Have a read here
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?76168-Which-Rising-Board&highlight=photomount+rising+board
  19. Re: Using Buffered Crescent Board for Image Display

    Reading your post as I am makes me want to reply that both of your choices are buffered. Rising Photomount and Cresent RagMat Museum Solids (Unbuffered) seems to be the only unbuffered choices....
  20. Re: Going home again - my journey back to film!

    that's wonderful.
  21. Thread: Cambo SC vs SCX

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    Re: Cambo SC vs SCX

    Mine are interchangeable. Are you sure you had the sliding bar the correct way? In what way does it not fit?
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Ah, Edddie Gunks, purveyor of fine optics and camera ephemera.
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    Re: New Book: Eleventyone Portraits 1841 to 1950

    Here is another of my portraits in the book. This is of a man photographed by Gertrude Käsebier. Gertrude Käsebier is better known for her family and woman centric compositions but she was also a...
  24. Re: Suggest a 12" (300mm) lens for portrait work on 8x10?

    Pay him what you owe!
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    Re: Found Photographs

    Randy, if you find such a site please let us know. I have a interest in pre 1846 ninth plate images usually but not always British. there is the http://britishphotohistory.ning.com/ site not...
  26. Re: Looking for advice/guides on digital to film (not inkjet)

    Send member 'bob carnie" a notification/personal message.
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    Re: 2 Questions re Location Portraiture

    This puts me in mind of a Toronto Physician who took portraits of his patients with his 4x5 film camera. Ultimately he was shown in the Royal Ontario Museum, not too shabby! His printmaker was in...
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    Re: member info question

    I have little pencils beside each line to click on, in about me
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    Re: member info question

    After you click on "view profile", click on "about me".
  30. Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    Snowflake photography
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    Re: Need More LIGHT: Should I start PUSHING?

    I suspect the difference is that 1:1 in 35mm involves a subject of 1 inch and 1:1 in 4x5 involves a subject of 4-5 inches. One view of the issue is that magnification is the same and the other view...
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    Lee Miller's birthday today

    Taking advantage of Lee Miller's birthday to tell about a web site I came across celebrating women in photography.
    https://www.sistersofthelens.com/
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    Re: Tired of my ground glass

    Regarding Maris's post I have often wondered if a Gg that consisted of an overall coarse grind and therefore an evenly spread bright image might not be combined with a central area of finer grind...
  34. Re: Universality of spacer ring and retainer ring

    Are you asking about the mounting spacer ring. This has no effect on function. Jim may be thinking of spacers associated with the elements within the shutter.
  35. Thread: Dear John

    by cowanw
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    Re: Dear John

    A wonderful portrait and fine memories.
  36. Re: Designing a studio space for natural light portraiture

    Speaking of light and a northern aspect, I am reminded that I have read that prior to the 20th century cloudy skies were rather rare, usually associated with actual rainstorms and often at...
  37. Re: snubby screwdriver made for tripod plate screws?

    I know what you mean about North American coins being too thin. I have found some coins from other countries to be useful, particularly octagonal coins like the British 50 Pence.
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    Re: Fox Talbot hits an auction block

    A deep chocolate brown in the shadows. Here is one I have from John Dillwyn Llewelyn, a Fox Talbot associate in Walws
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  39. Re: snubby screwdriver made for tripod plate screws?

    I would get a ordinary stubby and grind the tip to thickness
    There is a HUSKY STUBBY FLATHEAD 1/4" SCREWDRIVER - MADE IN USA on auction for 5$
  40. Re: Are Daguerreotype Included in Wet Plate Threads

    Although there are likely lots of people who admire, collect and could discuss Daguerreotypes.
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