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    Re: How many of you were taught (in LF) ?

    Got my BS in pro photo at RIT class of '69. And I got texts autographed by Les, c.b. Neblett, and B. Newhall.
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    Re: Efke film peculiarity

    Yes, Kodak DID have paper sheets between the films at one time --a long time ago. Seems to me that Ansco did, too.
  3. Re: Sinar Biocular Reflex Viewer too heavy?

    Something isn't right. I have used the reflex viewer on my 4x5 for years --never had your problem. I would take the reflex unit off and do a little "exploring" to see if the back is loose or weak.
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    Re: Copal Sinar Norma stuck open

    I am not sure about the older green shutter, but my new one has a connecting cable attached to the rear standard which keeps the shutter open for focusing, and closes it automatically when a film...
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    Re: cooling fan on Durst 138?

    I "inherited" a durst 138 with a Lektra color head many years ago. The Lektra head was out dated equipment by the mid 1960's, but I continued to use it anyway. It had (I think) a 500watt bulb. The...
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    Re: Misguided KODAK advertising

    Can not speak for the baby monitors, but I have found the "heavy duty" batteries to be very light duty and of rather poor quality.
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    Re: Fix a shutter --or not?

    Many thanks for the comments. I realize that I probably worded the question wrong. I guess I should have said ---- does anybody care if a Volute shutter works or not, and would it affect your...
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    Fix a shutter --or not?

    I am starting to think about reducing the size of my old lens collection. (This posting is NOT a sneaky offer for sale -- please do not contact me asking about buying --OK?). Anyway, I have a nice...
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    Re: processes for kids

    Isn't it a shame that our world has gotten so fearful. With proper training (adult supervision) why shouldn't children be allowed the joy of watching an image emerge in the developer? I was...
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    Re: Ebay china Question

    Well, based on comments here ----- I will be selling some old classic lenses soon ---and I guess I will try selling to China. Thanks one and all for your input.
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    Re: Ebay china Question

    No experience here, but I have heard stories about things getting "lost" in the postal systems in China and Russia. Anyone with experience here care to comment ---true or false?
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    Re: Nude

    Beautiful and Elegantly Done, in every respect! Thanks for sharing.
  13. Re: some will appreciate this little story i heard yesturday

    Thanks -- it put a smile on my face!
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    Re: WW I in photos

    "The war to end all wars." If only it had ----. Still, wonderful photographs.
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    Re: Tri-X turns 60 this year

    That brings back good memories. Tri-X Ortho was the greatest for doing those "rugged" looking portraits of men. I think I may still have a 1/2 box or so of Tri-X Ortho in 5X7 size tucked away on a...
  16. Re: You May Say that I'm a Dreamer HOLY GRAIL found VANCAM continues NIKORR APO 1800M

    Seems to me I remember a beautiful Camera Obscura ( wooden with brass mounted lens) on the desk at Thomas Jefferson's home in Va. He was a great one for "tinkering" with "technology" as it was at...
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    Re: Water wise washing.

    I begin by admitting that I have been out of the darkroom for almost two decades now. So take anything I say with a grain of salt. Back in the 1970's, I began having problems with the emulsion...
  18. Re: You haven't really worked on a Graphic until...

    I owned a,watchmakers bench at one time. In spite of the "catch net" I was still able to bounce small parts into the great unknown. I always figured in was inborn "clutz" factor.
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    Re: 8x10 Grafmatic?

    Actually, they DID make an 8x10 Graflex slr -- around the turn of the last century. Very, very rare -- not many made. As for the holder -- my choice would be a stack of light weight wooden film...
  20. Re: You haven't really worked on a Graphic until...

    From what you say -- it sounds like you found ALL the little parts and put it back together. How did you manage this? Whenever I drop something like this -- even a single tiny screw -- it bounces...
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    Re: Kodak Ektalure Paper

    A simply wonderful paper! My favorite surface was "R" -- a really nice texture. I am sure you can make excellent prints with it. If it was stored in less than ideal conditons - experiment with...
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    Re: Century Penny Picture Camera

    I have had a similar camera for a number of years. It DOES do vertical - portrait images -- 2 0f them, side by side on a single sheet of film. The entire design of the camera was "cheap" small...
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    Re: September 2012 portraits

    I agree -- the color of her eyes is the key to the image!
  24. Re: What is so great about a converted Polaroid camera?

    Thanks -- That just about answers the question!
  25. Re: What is so great about a converted Polaroid camera?

    Now that we have gone past 50 replys and commentaries -- I really do want to assure one and all that I truly was asking a question -- not finding fault with any design or user of such equipment. I...
  26. What is so great about a converted Polaroid camera?

    Since following this forum, I've seen a lot of mention of old Polaroid cameras converted to 4X5 for use as a hand held camera. There seem to even be several camera technicians doing these rebuilds...
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    Re: Oh man! Postmortem portrait photography.

    In my first job at a photo studio, we got quite a few requests for these "portraits". Often they were of elderly people who had come to America from "the old country". The family usually wanted to...
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    Re: July 2012 Portraits

    Great picture! But there seems to be mischief behind that expression!
  29. Re: For those who think Ebay NEVER finds in the Seller's Favor....

    Ain't that the truth! Last week, I sold a piece of glassware (as in vase - not lens) on Ebay. I said ' No chips, flakes, cracks or crazing" -- got a question from a buyer, who asked--" I buy only...
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    Re: Any hope my film has not been destroyed?

    Maybe the agent was really good at his job and opened the envelopes to count the sheets to make sure they were all there!:(
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    Re: Tonopah inspired

    There is a Speed Graphic Model called the Anniversary Speed Graphic (C.1940 ish ???) Pre are models before that. Anniversay is it. Post is all since the Anniversay model. I THINK it was a 50th...
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    Re: 5x7 fisheye???

    Years back ( sometime in the 80's -- maybe?) I did used one of those cheap fisheye adaptor lenses ( Spiratone, I think) on a 4x5. Got a nice 4 inch circle on the Ektachrome film. Fun project and...
  33. Re: The LF Camera you have owned the longest and still do.

    I got an Anniversary Speed Graphic in the spring of 1962. In the late 1960's, I sold it to a friend. In 1977, I realized my mistake and bought it back from him. Saddly, it sits on a shelf today --...
  34. Re: The Lens you have owned the longest and still do.

    For longest owed, and still using -- a great Triple convertible Raptar (10" / 15"/ 20") in an Alphax shutter. Bought it in the fall of 1965. Shortly there after, I had a flash sync added to the...
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    Cirkut #10 questions - did I goof?

    Well, I've reached a point in my life where I have been thinking that I should be getting rid of excess stuff rather than accumulating more treasures. Then, the other day, I was at a sale, and there...
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    Re: American Girl

    Three of my four grandchildren are girls. They all have American girl dolls. I think they are great. They teach a bit about history and good values -- unlike those awful Bratz and boobie Barbies....
  37. Can I still get parts for a Majestic Tripod?

    I have several Majestic tripods. One of them has a broken casting. Is the company that made them still around? Are parts available?
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    Re: Refurbished ink ?????

    We have a store near us that specializes in refilled cartridges. I figured for our quick and dirty - black and white notes, letters and signs -- why not? Well, the refilled cartridge would not...
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    Re: Unified View broken on iPhone

    On our full size - desk computers, I am getting the problem with UNIFIED VIEW after Vista upgraded my home computer to IE ver.9 --. No problem at all at work where we still run good old XP PRO and...
  40. Re: Rodinal with rotary processing.. add EDTA salt?

    As I said, My experience is from some time back. I ran my own test as far as processing times and dilutions -- and I am afraid I do not remember just what I used. I no doubt have a log of such...
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