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  1. Re: Is this HAZE in 240mm G-Claron? Recommendations please?

    Looks like lens separation to me. There isn't likely a repair option that is lower than the value of the lens, besides doing it yourself which involves separating the lens elements and re-cementing...
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    Re: LF hikers, do you remove plastic tree ribbons?

    Heroique,

    I wonder if some of these flags are left by well-meaning hikers trying to mark trails that were snow covered at the time. But I learned not to trust flags long ago, especially near...
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    Re: D-76; Mixing Small Batch?

    Or if you want true small batch artisanal developer that is easy to mix, just buy the two ingredients needed for D-23 and scratch mix small batches yourself....
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    Re: Hello from Poulsbo, Washington

    Welcome Jeff! Always glad to see another Pacific Northwest area photographer. I think you will love getting into Large Format. After doing some LF shots I don't find my digital camera near as...
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    Re: stiff seiko shutter cocking pinion

    Hm I would be careful there, I've had multiple Seiko shutters where the cocking ring gears had stripped teeth resulting in the shutter not being able to fire at all speeds. Sounds like if you force...
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    Re: Compur Electronic 3 repair

    I've never seen a Compur #3 Electronic but my Compur #1 opens like any normal shutter. Take the front element off and you will likely see a knurled ring that holds the top plate on. Unscrew it with...
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    Re: Compur Electronic 3 repair

    So does the shutter fire at around 1/125 no matter what speed is selected? Or doesn't fire at all? If the latter it might be mechanical or the solenoid that retards the shutter for slower speeds is...
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    Re: Agfa Duoscan Hid in 2020?

    According to the spec sheet for that scanner it doesn't seem to have any really compelling specs that make it better than a modern scanner. Is it really worth it to deal with the old hardware for...
  9. Re: Which would be easier to build - 8x10 SLR or TLR?

    On the subject of pellicle mirrors.. apparently Saran wrap "works ok"? Maybe this would be your cheap 8x10 SLR solution.
  10. Re: Which would be easier to build - 8x10 SLR or TLR?

    It's 2021 maybe think of a more modern viewfinder. One solution for a heads-up viewfinder that wouldn't require much weight is a small digital camera pointed at the ground glass. Digital processing...
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    Re: DARKROOM - Electric Questions

    To pile on your options, I plan on just putting in a combo AFCI/GFCI breaker in my panel for my darkroom circuit. This protects all the outlets from both arc faults (the ones that cause fires) and...
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    Re: DARKROOM - Electric Questions

    I'm not clear on what you mean with respect to the 220v outlet and converting it to 120v. Ya you could split it to two 120 breakers, but if that outlet was for a 50 amp welder circuits that would...
  13. Re: Ever see One of These? Packard Shutter Regulator

    That's a pretty neat idea, although might be overkill for most Packard shutter uses. I could see it being useful for doing something like trying to achieve a 1/4 shutter speed with a Packard, which...
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    Re: UV LED Exposure Boxes

    You can also think outside the box literally and look into building a UV exposure unit with high power UV LED modules. Then you can point your UV LED modules at your print from a reasonable distance...
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    Re: Large format shops near Tacoma, Washington?

    Just a tip, don't go into Blue Moon if your trying to avoid buying more gear. Hard to leave that story empty-handed.
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    Re: Seiko electric shutters?

    I've always wondered if it would be practical to take the electronic shutters out of these lenses and use them for Large Format lenses. Some GX680 lenses with bad glass probably go for less than a #1...
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    Re: Poor Man's 35 mm DSLR scanner

    That is a great idea. Is that a Dichroic color head? If so what do you put the Cyan, Magneta, Yellow settings on when DSLR scanning?
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    Re: Darkroom plumbing advice needed, please

    I'm in the process of building out a darkroom, all by myself. It's a bit challenging because I'm not a framer, carpenter, drywall installer or electrician. But everything is working out so far thanks...
  19. Re: Any Suggestions/Recommendations For A Lighter Field 4X5 Camera?

    Gowland 4x5s are the lightest and most full-featured by far. You can configure them on a short rail with a wide-angle lens and basically use it as a full-featured walk-about camera. Or you can extend...
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    In case you were wondering, no you can't tow a camper trailer with an Electric Vehicle across the long isolated stretches of Wyoming, Colorado etc. Honestly, though I could get to a lot of local...
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    Re: Refitting aperture blades help (please).

    Another part advice, part confessional about fixing aperture blades... I didn't have a way to rivet a broken pin in a blade on a Cooke f/2.5 Anastigmat 165mm. So I confess I carefully "sculpted" a...
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    Re: Refitting aperture blades help (please).

    On a largish lens it's usually not that hard to put the aperture leaves back in. However, one problem might be the pins though, many aperture blades have a pin that is rivetted into the blade. If...
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    Re: Great Video Fixit Site!

    These videos are great resources. If anything else it can demonstrate how your shutter should be working, is that spring in the right place etc. That makes things much easier to troubleshoot.
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    Re: Teeny, tiny wood screws

    I know I found a few at Ace Hardware in their small parts section for holding down a Deardorff ground glass clip, no idea if it was a #0 but it was pretty small.
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    Re: Touching Up a Small Lens Scratch

    If your selling, best to just mention it in the listing. Let someone else try to fix it or not if they want. You might get a bit less money for it, but condition seems to matter less and less on Ebay...
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    Re: Reverse Osmosis System

    That's great your water is cleaner. I grew up in Missouri and remember older bathrooms in apartments etc having obvious water staining and hard water everywhere. Now I live in the Pacific Northwest,...
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    Re: Kilburn Gun Camera

    This site claims to have sold one without the gun base: https://www.gmcamera.com/product/rare-4x5-kilburn-gun-camera-scovill-american-optical-co-w-brass-lens/ I can't honestly tell from the pictures...
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    Re: V700 w/14mm scan hight/Epson guru question

    Was it shipped without the head locked? If you can find a way to space it that far out and it looks acceptable maybe use it as-is. Otherwise if you have nothing to lose maybe disassemble and see if...
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    Re: Trying out Chromium intensifier

    Pyro has it's own problems, but yes it is somewhat safer. Potassium Dichromate is listed as a "4" on the NFPA 704 Fire diamond scale for Health. Meaning "Very short exposure could cause death or...
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    Re: Decoding Jobo Gear.

    If you have a cog lid and the main body of a 2870 you should be able to develop 8x10 prints with basically any bottom part. Ideally you want a bottom part that continues the ridges you will notice...
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    Re: Camper Van Suggestions in 2021

    Not to mention any electric conversion is never going to get anywhere close to the range of a vehicle designed to be electric from the ground up. Everything has to be light in an EV, and those old...
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    Re: Small claims court for copyright cases?

    I imagine you can sell your debt to a debt collection agency, maybe getting a fraction of the reward yourself but something. Bill collectors are still sending letters to someone at my address who...
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    Re: Compur Electronic 3 battery issue

    Agree, there is no better shutter than the Compur Electronics when you get find one in good working condition. The battery issue puts some people off but with soldering there is a lot of...
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    Re: Feature Limited Compur Shutters

    Polaroid Copal shutters are like this too. They were designed for a specific mass production camera which didn't need a wider diaphragm or a focusing level, so they probably used a limited shutter to...
  35. Re: how to safely remove front lens cell from shutter body?

    I have a larger wide angle Fujinon 125mm where the weight of the front lens group actually slightly broke the shutter mount itself (it has a little bit of "give now"), it seems impossible to get it...
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    Re: Lightbox for film scanning

    I'm interested in this. My Kaiser I recently bought seems to have visible unevenness at the very top and bottom edges, I can see where the LED lights actually are in other words at the top and...
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    Re: Mac mini M1 Thoughts

    The Mac Mini M1 should do quite well for a standard photo editing workflow and the performance has been impressive so far in all the benchmarks I've seen.

    However, if you ever plan to print...
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    Re: What to build next?

    I suspect it would be extremely difficult to improve on the standard focal plane cloth shutter design. You could use timed solenoids for the slow speeds and replace the timing escapement (as the...
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    Re: Framing a darkroom against concrete wall

    I do wonder how much water in a basement is too much (to consider partitioning my darkroom). Before I redirected the gutter I would get enough water that could be cleaned up with a couple paper...
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    Re: Framing a darkroom against concrete wall

    Thanks Gary- I was actually looking into that, "cut and cobble" method of insulation they call it. It's probably a lot easier to paint once the foam is there, or else I would be fighting with...
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