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  1. Re: Repair, Maintenance and replacement of COPAL shutters?

    if you are planning to use the lens long term, have it CLAed. this is the only worth while option.

    otherwise....
    if you are goint to sell it soon, dont fix it, then its a bargain to the buyer and...
  2. Re: How to keep film ending up wrong side of dark slide after exposing

    it happens. for years i have been wanting to get a cheap night vission goggle so i can actually keep my eyes open in the dark. im sure that would eliminate alot of loading and unloading problems.
  3. Re: Lens boards for Wista 45D - same as Technica?

    thats weird hovoc... i have a wista and the offset lens board does center the lens perfectly. when i first started using the wista i thought it was strange to have an offset hole till i pulled the...
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    Re: Insurance Questions

    and they blame those disasters on climate change!
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    Re: Custom parts for lens adapters, etc.

    once upon a time tool n die men were the n high demand. as machining became automated, those guy were looking for work. now it seems machining is an art and coming back in a new light.

    are you...
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    Re: Tight Shutter Screw

    +1 also freezing it helps.

    use a fine tip soldering iron... not a flame tourch, no matter how pin point the flame is.

    if all else fails, drill the heads off then remove the stumps using a...
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    Re: Insurance Questions

    its common for a insurance carriers to drop you or put you in an assigned risk pool which will charge you triple premiums. they hate paying out... they are legalized mobsters.

    remember glass...
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    Re: KEH Camera “bargain” lenses

    never had any issues with bargain rated items including lenes. bargain is cosmetic n not functional. ive gotten lenses in excelent condition with minor wear on the barrel, never for bad glass.

    you...
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    Re: Insurance Questions

    I agree. If you cant keep it safe, you are risking a loss.

    When I had my loft studio in the city back in the 70s... my film cameras n equipment were brand new. That was when equipment like RB67s...
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    Re: Is Dektol supposed to be brown?

    kodak service bulletin....

    https://imaging.kodakalaris.com/photographers/resources/bw-chem-tech-info
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    Re: Thomas Air Compressor

    because it takes at least a year to break in good leather hiking boots.
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    Re: Thomas Air Compressor

    also be sure to purge the tanks of water condensate or your tanks will rust.
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    Re: Thomas Air Compressor

    any compressor will do. Just be sure to put on a dryer filter trap.

    Porter cable compressors are the best on the market. Mine were used very heavily for construction since 1980 and is still...
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    Re: vacuum easel pump suggestion

    put your pump on a slab of Styrofoam to dampen the noise and vibrations.
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    Re: purpose of sheet mirror?

    hahahahahahaha:o
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    Re: purpose of sheet mirror?

    archival? hahaha ive got ferrotyped fb prints from the 60s that are still in pristine condition. i doubt your priceless museum quality prints will degrade in your lifetime.
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    Re: purpose of sheet mirror?

    hahahaha ox gall bladder? ill go grab my neighbors ox.

    the solution kodak made was glycerine based.

    here is an interesting thread on the subject...
    ...
  18. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    exactly why cashless society is being pushed. its all about our uncle sam getting his take. i had an uncle like that, he sold glass insurace to stores.

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    Re: PROTO120A - I was bored, so I did a thing

    Very impressive carpentry! love it.
  20. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    you got it!
  21. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    if you sell from montana to someone in nyc, as well as other states, or overseas, which sales tax do you collect and how do you report that tax to the irs? if i sent a pmo, which is as good as...
  22. Re: Most affordable copy stand with geared height adjustment? (Rack and pinion?)

    eric i was just going to recomend an enlarger. i think it can be adapted easily enough to mount a camera. and most enlargers are free these days.
  23. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    i see the irs getting more concerned about taxing transactions, the need for ssn of ebay sellers, especially for interstate taxes collected. new updated tax laws will be coming to the internet. that...
  24. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    thats just weird to me. ive been in business for 55 years n never had any of those problems with customers.

    as a buyer... ive also bought atons of equipment and supplies via forums like this n...
  25. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    why would you not trust a postal money order?
  26. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    everyone is entitled to an opinion, even you.
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    Re: Beseler universal colorhead on MXT?

    i have both the colorhead and the blue standard head. both fit the mxt, absolutely no difference in sizes or condenser set up.

    i get full 4x5 coverage when the condenser height is adjusted...
  28. Re: e-bay and PayPal . . .what-the-heck?

    sounds like a redirected scam.
    pay by postal money order. never give out your ssn.

    i dont use pay pal or electronic money of any kind. if you dont like my green backs, i dont need your products!
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    Re: Copal 0 shutter speed accuracy

    audio is not an accurate test for shutters. shutter testers measure the actual light passing through to the film.

    audio testers measure noise no matter how good your app is... the sounds a shutter...
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    Re: Copal 0 shutter speed accuracy

    audio is never accurate, it isnt measuring the actual amount of light passing through at the moment the shutter opens. what you are timing is all the noise before n after the shutter opens n...
  31. Re: Any suggestions on who to commission to help me build a camera?

    Some place in the forums, I remember seeing wood kits you can build with very little experience. Parts are precut so just glue part A to B n take the time to study the instructions. If you run into...
  32. Re: 'Journey' in trying to build a 1850 sliding box camera

    very impressive!
  33. Re: Interesting Alternative to a Tripod, Especially for Rough Ground

    use your walkers!
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    Re: Greetings from NY

    there are enough nyers, we can start our own crime wave.
  35. Re: anyone print 4x5 negatives with a black border?

    im using a 135mm lens on my bessler 45. i dont get any clipping at all. but the light circle is very close to the edges... im using a cold light with a diffuser and the condensers. my enlarger also...
  36. Re: Repair metal surface for rear shutter curtain on Graflex Speed Graphic

    +1 gun blue
  37. Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    https://www.thorlabs.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=1535

    https://picclick.ca/Retaining-Ring-Copal-Compur-0-Shutter-Rodenstock-Fujinon-182980998203.html


    retaining rings
  38. Re: How refurbish old Gitzo Rational PL-5 head so forward/back tilt locks solidly?

    i had a similar problem with an old bogen head. because its a simple friction clamp system, the handle tightens and pulls the split housing together to grip the axis... greasing may make your...
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    Re: Bolts in an Envelope

    seriously? all this concern over a tiny camera screw that has nearly no load, has to meet gov spec? its not a space mission camera... its a 60 year old junkyard fixer upper camera tc is repairing.
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  40. Re: Scientific reason why some developers causes decrease film speed

    bill, thanks for the article. to download it you have to go to this link...
    https://sci-hub.hkvisa.net/10.1117/12.933997#
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