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  1. Re: 5x7 inch Developing Reel for Jobo 2500 Series Tank

    I have one - Poilot 5x7. They hold 3+3 sheets, six total, loaded 3 per side. They work very well in JOBO 25xx drums and are my main way of doing 5x7 sheets.-alfredian
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    Re: Glue For Bellows

    In the USA an outfit called "Zoro" (only one "R") has some liquid glues for sale - 4-6 oz. jar with a brush. They are the tamed-down version of classic VOC (volatile organic compound) solvent...
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    Great stuff - reminds me of where I grew up in Western NY on the Pennsy line - Allegany County, NY/Potter County, PA. We had mostly villages & "hamlets" (Albany recognizes hamlets). I drive up there...
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    Re: Where can I find 4X10 film sleeves?

    I've done business with ULine & you can contact them and ask them just what particular plastic is used in the 1500' roll. They do state FDA & EPA approved - I'd put more weight on the FDA. Should...
  5. Re: I'm looking for a "thing", something to hold my lenses with Technica boards

    I tend to buy decent, sturdy, reasonably-priced (okay, cheap) bags/packs on line and make interior padding/compartments from closed-cell packing/padding foam (scavenge from packages received or buy...
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    Re: Giving up the view camera---am I nuts?

    The "Texas Leica" Fuji 690 is amazing - large negative (relatively) even for 120 format, rangefinder focus, great optics. Hand-holdable, I have yet to use it on a tripod but will some day. I have...
  7. Re: 8X10 Wood Eastman Kodak Filmholder Size?

    Hello - welcome to "Vintage" large format - In the days of hand-craftsmanship, who needed standardization?! I have six wooden 8x10 holders that came with/fit a Kodak No.2 in 8x10. They are a...
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    Re: Getting rid of tiny white spots

    I just developed a couple of batches of Ilford FP4+ (5x7) in Poilot 2550 drums w/their 5x7 spool (six in first batch, four just tonight). I used Rodinal 1:25 (12ml up to 300ml). Tap water to dilute,...
  9. Thread: 6.5x8.5

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    Re: 6.5x8.5

    Oren - thanks for the rapid reply. I was basing my decision/assessment based on dimensions provided in Hugo Zhang's attached images (dimensions dubbed on by the sender) and my measurements of my...
  10. Thread: 6.5x8.5

    by alfredian
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    Re: 6.5x8.5

    A couple of bits of info to provide here - I just re-bellowed a Kodak Model 2 & have in hand a bunch of the Rittreck Hope Full/Whole Plate holders.. BUT they are too long in the locking-ridge...
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    Re: Ebay - lenses from Japan

    I have always had excellent item quality & fantastic service from Japan - cameras, lenses, film holders - all great. One bit of (possibly urban mythology) is that if it comes into the USA via the...
  12. Re: Tips/Ideas For Hand Making Lens Caps For Vintage LF Lenses?

    If you need/want camera-grade leather or "leatherette" try cameraleather.com in Vermont, USA. He mainly sells pre-cut kits but will sell pieces of stock material for most things. Web site isn't as...
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    Re: Before? I only THOUGHT I was confused

    Thanks! I phoned them & the fellow said that sort of thing came through occasionally, nothing in hand right now. --alfredian
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    Re: Before? I only THOUGHT I was confused

    Thanks, probably phone them given that their "contact us" clicker left me with a pulsating black dot. No swirly thingy? Seriously, definitely a hit for me.-alfredian
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    Re: Before? I only THOUGHT I was confused

    Thanks, sent an email, hoping for the best!- alfredian
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    Re: Before? I only THOUGHT I was confused

    Thanks Oren & Two23. I put out a feeler to Hugo Zhang and will probably get a few Chamonix units. I can cut down film in the meantime. The whole Rittreck thing will be an exploration, now that I've...
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    Before? I only THOUGHT I was confused

    My beginning with "Full Plate" format: bought a nice-looking Kodak Model 2 in (what I thought) was 8x10. Nope - "full plate". Needed a new bellows so I replaced it (some tribulation, but done). All...
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    Re: Odd lensboard sizes

    Six inch square (wood) is the classic 6"x 6" Kodak lensboard for the Model 2 (or 2D) series. I have a 5x7, a Full plate and and 8x10 in Kodak No. 2 & they all take 6x6 boards. I've only tried wood,...
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    Re: Shen Hao HZX 45-F

    Two points here - most of my 4x5 wood cameras are Chamonix but I did buy a Shen Hao 45 HZX II from a Forum member for about US$750-850 or so. Excellent design & build, used it just this last week on...
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    Re: Foam for lens case

    U-Line warehouse/shipping products & gear outfit has excellent options. I bought a couple of cases of their "plank" packing material. This is "closed-cell" foam, not the usual pillow & sponge...
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    Re: Anyone Recognize this camera?

    Back again - It's a Korona most likely, and the bellows are indeed right-way 'round. I have a pair of Korona 4x5s & they have rings on top - they hook onto a latch on the front riser. This is to (I...
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    Re: Can you identify this panoramic camera?

    I have a Korona 7x17 and this looks like another. I put a ruler to the screen and given that the lens boards are 5.25" square (or so) the rear ground glass is about 18" or so - too small for an 8x20,...
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    Re: Anyone Recognize this camera?

    Looks like a Gundlach/Korona. Check out eBay - there is a 4x5 Gundlach up with the same metal top-bar with raised-ridge (for stability/nonbending). The nameplate on that one is small, held on w/2...
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Congratulations Farid - did the refurbisher refinish the wood (looks like-new) or did the previous owners "keep it indoors"? I have a Korona 7x17 and it's lovely and I have some Kodak No.2 cams...
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    Re: 5x7 Film Holder Case?

    Lunch totes are the way to go - slightly insulated/padded, and about the right dimensions in the adult sizes (kiddie sizes are for 4x5). The Office De Pot here in Silver Spring has been peddling a...
  26. Thread: ROLL CALL

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    Re: ROLL CALL

    Several times a day, often logged in all evening, checking the posted images, gear for sale. Occasional conversations re: gear & preferences. The occasional Whutizzit? query - alfredian
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    Re: Finishing my first box of 4X5 sheets...

    Well done & welcome aboard. As John Kasaian mentioned, adding B&W filters to your kit is a great addition to your analog tool kit. I carry Yellow, Orange, & Red filters (I favor Nikkor 52mm or B+W),...
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    Re: Chamonix 4x5 F2

    Thanks for the excellent pics. The Chamonix 45F2 is my "snapshot" cam for the same reasons. On a carbon fiber tripod I can shift the whole rig one-handed to another viewpoint without dismantling...
  29. Is there a source of "hardware" parts for vintage LF field cameras?

    I've been googling & searching this forum to no avail. Is there a source (website, or better yet, merchant) for brass and other (steel, leather, etc) parts/pieces for vintage (1800s - early 1900s)...
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    Re: Why 8" x 12"?

    What luck! the 8x12 aspect ratio is the same 2x3 ratio as "full-frame" 35mm - 24x36mm. Now your friends look at your contact prints and ask you "so, you can still get film for your...
  31. Re: Has anyone tried or have opinions on the Poilot PL810 sheet film reel and P2550 t

    I have the CatLabs 8x10 reel, have yet to use it (no negs on hand). I have been using (2nd time tonight) the Poilot PL57 for some Ilford FP4. Today's run ended up with 2 negatives with scuffs/digs on...
  32. Re: Slowing down Ilford DD-X (going more dilute than 1+9?)

    Hello & Happy New Year - I've used JOBO 2840 tubes for my 8x10 & 4x10 negs - Kodak Tri-X 320 & Ilford FP4/HP5. I have used DDX (usually Rodinal) as well as Ilfosol. My only problems have been if/when...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Magnificent view! I would keep the bright sky - it "shows me" where the light falling on the red rock face is coming from and it balances the image, which would otherwise be dark & rather murky. The...
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    Re: Stand for a 24x24 Chamonix

    Check out the "Uline" catalog on line - they have a wheel-mounted scissor jack lift for a bit over US$500. Quick glance at the specs mentions 51" extended height (platform deck level). Definitely a...
  35. Re: Whutizzit? brass peg/screw on back of Copal #3 housing

    Thanks for the rapid reply - what I opined is now confirmed. That is what a couple of product brochures (Nikkor?) stated. Few of the smaller format shutters have the peg, a few 2nd hand boards do....
  36. Whutizzit? brass peg/screw on back of Copal #3 housing

    I now have several Copal #3 shutters, with/without lenses. There is a brass peg on the back, in curving track partway 'round the lens opening. This has a screw-slot in it and the thing is...
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    Re: Is Wistar-W 210 f5.6 a Sironar-N 210/5.6?

    Thanks all - I had a thought that the Rodenstock sticker was unique to the shutter assembly. I know Wistar had shopped out actual manufacture to Topcor & Nikon at various times. I have Topcor 180 &...
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    Is Wistar-W 210 f5.6 a Sironar-N 210/5.6?

    Hello - I have a Wistar-W 210/5.6 on the way. ePhotos show a "Rodenstock Quality Seal" sticker on the Copal assembly. Did Rodenstock make the lens, then badge it as a "Wistar-W"? comes on a Wista...
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    Re: Need a rear yoke for a ToyoView D45

    So far, so okay. One side of the yoke took the Superglue well - it's "White Metal" by the look of the fracture. My 8th Grade (age 13-14) Metal Shop class exposed me to this brittle but easily molded...
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    Need a rear yoke for a ToyoView D45

    I need help - I picked up a ToyoView 4x5 for cheap on Rangefinder Forum about ten days ago. Came with all sorts of stuff - 2 lenses, 7 boards, rollfilm back, etc. Then I bought a Fujinon 180 (more...
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