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    Conley BW 8x10 bellows dimensions?

    I'm back to working on this old 8x10 Conley frame and will get to the bellows sooner or later.
    But I'm having trouble finding statistics on the bellows construction, if you have any literature or...
  2. Re: Glue to re-seat dry wood joinery in LF frame?

    My repair on the 8x10 rails is holding strong, but I don't leave wood of any kind that hasn't been impregnated with marine epoxy sitting in steamy bathrooms and car trunks so YMMV :)
    In any case,...
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    Re: DIY Drum Scanner?

    At this point it's going to be far better to design a laser driven system using mirrors for the movement across the film and avoid that whole spinning wheel of death thing altogether.
    You should...
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    Re: 8x10 Kodak Master View - CAD Drawings?

    It's a far cry from 3D visual modeling and a dimensioned CAD model, unfortunately.
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    Re: New camera building! Step by step!

    Looking forward to seeing your progress.
    Something with the way you lay down the plywood reminds me of wooden boat construction, which is also very concerned with dimensional stability and...
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    Re: December 2017 Portraits

    "Fixed," this looks like a great 1970's naturally faded photo, it captures a time that never happened, kind of like magic if you ask me ;)
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    Re: Pyrocat HD in Glycol Shelf life

    On smaller formats a clip test in room lighting is done often to see how fully it develops in the test soup, but it's very cheap in that format...
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    Ending the thread on an up note - a day later the joins are rock solid and I can't even tell at the seams that it was ever falling apart.
    It's always great to learn a new skill and have it pay off...
  9. Re: Glue to re-seat dry wood joinery in LF frame?

    I made way too much glue :mad: I'll drop some cling wrap over it and toss it in the refrigerator.

    Squared to the frame and against flex, glued and clamped, and now we wait.

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    Starting the process this week: hide glue as recommended. Thanks for all the advice, I don't do this often and like to know what I'm getting into and not ruin an antique in ignorance.
    I'm not going...
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    Re: Shutter release reccomendations

    Are there any good pneumatic ones that will run out 6-10+ feet and still have enough plunger depth to trigger old shutters?
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    Re: Measuring of Bellows for Exposure

    Isn't it technically from the nodal point of the lens to the film plane?
    Using a 210mm lens as an example, infinity focus measured as above should be near 210mm and a 1:1 macro focusing would be...
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    Re: Darkbox construction ideas?

    In defense of boxes and tents, it's pretty nice to set up in front of the TV while doing your dark deeds :cool:
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    Re: Sticky Fabric om Harrison Tents

    Even sticky and near dead it's better than an unmodified, stock KangRinpoche, where you can read about light leaks from the embroidery stitching that goes straight through both layers :confused: I...
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    Re: Darkbox construction ideas?

    Take a look at Fuji Dark Box and see what they've done with the idea and how they handled the poles and folding for storage.
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    Re: Sticky Fabric om Harrison Tents

    Oddly enough I just went looking for Harrison tent fixes, I got mine used several years ago and it's finally started sticking to itself.
    I may try the alcohol strip to get rid of the silver gunk,...
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    Fortunately I have a sous vide cooking thingy that'll keep things at a nice 150deg without having to get all DIY on a heating solution.
    I like the glass jar idea, seems ideal and wide mouthed for...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    The working end of the Ansco 8x10 I'm going to be gluing back together again: 171119

    Pics of the other side once the frame is stable.
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    Sounds like good advice.
    It's the model without the front tilts, just the shifts. I got lucky and this one has 3 backs, 8x10 + 5x7 + 4x5, and a bit unlucky because only the 8x10 ground glass is...
  20. Glue to re-seat dry wood joinery in LF frame?

    I've started an Ansco 8x10 fixer and the fold down rail joins are pulling apart.

    The wood and channels are old, dry, and straight so the fitment is great.

    What glue is recommended and strong...
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    Re: Enlarger with LED light source

    I know enough to follow what you've done but not actually design it myself, so it's great reading!
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    That's brilliant :)
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    Re: Help Reading A Negative Please

    I find it amusing that most darkroom calibration texts I've read say to run the full test sequences for each lens+film combination you plan to use. Instead of standardizing on testing of each...
  24. Re: Anyone considered or tried Vantablack paint?

    I think I'll buy some then, just to give it a go. Won't be until Summer until there is a view camera frame in shape for it, but patience is a virtue.
  25. Anyone considered or tried Vantablack paint?

    Not actually the real research Vantablack, but a very closely related light absorbing cousin: https://culturehustle.com/products/black-v1-0-beta-the-world-s-mattest-flattest-blackest-art-material
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    Re: What about Benro tripods?

    I have a Benro aluminum tripod that's many years old now. Does all kind of contortions with a reversible post and post clamp that can rotate 90deg out. It is not a delicate thing but it is solid...
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    Re: Rochester Optical Company Carlton camera

    By coincidence I got a full plate version of this recently, too. This is inspiring me to get down to work on it sooner than in two years :)
    A little bellows patching and a lot of shutter un-gunking...
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    Re: Lens ID help (Carlton full plate)

    Pardon the harsh lighting.

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    Re: Lens ID help (Carlton full plate)

    Thanks for the quick identification :) I can convert US to fractional stops now that I know what's up.
    This one came with one film holder, it's a plate size but has an insert to hold a half-plate...
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    Lens ID help (Carlton full plate)

    I've picked up a Carlton full plate camera and would like to settle the question of what this lens is. It looks like it came with the camera, or at least is in the same condition as if it had been...
  31. Re: Ways to unfreeze a stuck lens cell in a very old shutter?

    Many great ideas.

    The one that worked was 1) freeze the whole contraption and 2) rubber band and big wrench. It spun dryly, but without tons of force.
    Thanks, all.
  32. Ways to unfreeze a stuck lens cell in a very old shutter?

    Old shutter: Betax #3
    Front lens cell won't unscrew; rear cell is easy to remove.

    My first thought is to get some light oil (Nyoil is what I have on hand) at the top of the threads and let it sit...
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    Re: Century 9A Restoration

    Magic, every time.
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    Re: Period lens suggestions for 1915-ish 8x10?

    I found a very old Goerz 9-1/2" double-anastigmat in a broken shutter at a good price. Glass looks in great shape, the shutter I can fix or replace.
    Now to get the camera itself restored...
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    Re: Period lens suggestions for 1915-ish 8x10?

    I was going to write a long winded missive on the false dichotomy between appearance or performance, but I think that it's obviously meant as a talking point and not a philosophical challenge! That...
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    Re: Period lens suggestions for 1915-ish 8x10?

    Not easy finding a Dagor in the States either, that isn't just a barrel or completely beat up. Keeping my eyes open, it'll be at least a month or two before the camera project is ready.
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    Re: Period lens suggestions for 1915-ish 8x10?

    Speaking of which, I picked up a beat up Series III Wide Angle Velostigmat F:9.5 (uncoated).
    Since this is a project for fun and contact printing sometimes and not for a high artistic purpose, a...
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    Sorry I couldn't make it, birthday plans and a dead battery dictated otherwise.
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    Re: Conley 8x10 part identification

    I'm just glad that it's a very solid piece of work and looks properly machined instead of just hacked on.

    The front mount has a Packard shutter behind it, that rusted looking bit at the lower left...
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    Re: Conley 8x10 part identification

    It does look like that graflex bracket (which would let an adapter bracket for it attach standard starwars flashes), and the L piece can mount farther out to the side or fully in to fold.

    Clever...
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