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    Re: Canon Pixma Pro-10 -- Repair or replace

    Life has taken a turn for the busy, but I didn't want to let this slide. It's incredible how stuff like work gets in the way of important things like photography!

    First, in reply to our member...
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    Re: Canon Pixma Pro-10 -- Repair or replace

    Thanks for the comments! What I've been doing is running extremely hot water through the print head, then soaked it for several days in isopropyl alcohol. Then more rinsing under hot water directly...
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    Canon Pixma Pro-10 -- Repair or replace

    Life has gotten in the way of my making serious use of my Pro-10 printer for a while. Earning a living really interferes with taking photos! At any rate, I was planning on getting some photos...
  4. Re: 16 1/2in Red Dot Artar vs 420mm Fujinon L for 7x17

    Thanks for the comments, Bernice. I understand that film will not react the same way to light as our eyes will. I also understand that the circle of illumination is always larger than the actual...
  5. Re: 16 1/2in Red Dot Artar vs 420mm Fujinon L for 7x17

    I gave the dilemma in my previous post some further thought, and figured out a good way to get this addressed. I purchased some frosted plastic report covers from my local office supply store, and...
  6. Re: 16 1/2in Red Dot Artar vs 420mm Fujinon L for 7x17

    Well, since all of this took place, I had opportunity to pick up a 16 1/2 RD Artar in primo condition mounted in a Copal #3 (803,000 ser. no. range). I have tried focusing it at infinity and...
  7. Re: Sinar/Technika Adapter Board - Possible Damage

    Thanks for the offer, Oren! I took a few photos which I tried to include here. Even after logging in, etc., I am unable to upload a file. Not sure what the problem is, since the first image that I...
  8. Sinar/Technika Adapter Board - Possible Damage

    I just purchased a Sinar/Technika adapter lens board from a local photo retailer. For background, this is an original Sinar brand board. On opening the package and checking it out, I noticed that...
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    Re: Lens Separation & Image Quality

    Thanks for the commentary! Unfortunately, the camera was purchased in May, so the opportunity to respond is long gone. My error was that I relied upon the description, and things were so busy with...
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    Re: Adjustable viewfinder for Busch Pressman?

    You raise some excellent points, Jac! I guess I was expressing some concern about total dollars spent, since the camera is not going to be my go to for field use. The town that I live in has some...
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    Lens Separation & Image Quality

    I sent a camera in for repair, and the service tech mentioned that the taking lens had a small separation. Unfortunately, this was not something that I noticed when I bought the camera.
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    Re: Adjustable viewfinder for Busch Pressman?

    Thanks for all of the commentary! I was interested in a different viewfinder due to having purchased a 6in Dagor at a favorable price, along with getting the Pressman for a modest $80 figure. Total...
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    Adjustable viewfinder for Busch Pressman?

    I've seen Bolex Paillard adjustable viewfinders available which are supposed to cover a range of 16mm to 150mm. Wouldn't this be a good means of accommodating a variety of lenses on press cameras as...
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    Lens choices for Busch Pressman

    I've recently picked up a Pressman at an incredibly low price, in decent shape. I'll go through the Kalart and get it cleaned up, but otherwise, except for a crack in the ground glass, great shape...
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    Re: Two Lens Set for 4x5 Field Camera - Choices

    Noted here, also, Sal! Oh well.......

    Thanks!

    Ed
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    Zone VI 8X10 rear standard ridgidity

    I picked up a really nice Zone VI 8x10 from another forum member a few months ago. Been happy with it, but am noticing that the knobs on either side of the rear standard seem to have some play in...
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    Popularity of LED lighting?

    Anyone using LED lights for still life work and other table top shots? I have a good monolight, but do not have much beyond that, and am wondering if LED might offer a practical way for me to go. ...
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    Re: Two Lens Set for 4x5 Field Camera - Choices

    Well, thought I'd chime in with what I ultimately bought. First, I did take the advice of several posters, and went with a three lens set. That did make sense. I ultimately gave up on finding any...
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    Re: 2017 Ilford ULF program questions

    Another supplier to check with is Badger Graphic. The price I paid for my 7x17 HP5+ is a few dollars lower per box than The View Camera Store. Either retailer should be a good source.

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    Re: Computer, OS and Scanner Survey

    Well, would probably help to add more info. I don't have Photoshop, and am not crazy about the new subscription service. Being self employed, I've never had the time to deal with the very steep...
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    Computer, OS and Scanner Survey

    As I work further towards getting things back up and running, I was giving some thought to what I had originally planned on doing in regards to making prints from my negatives. Especially for 4x5, I...
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    Re: Two Lens Set for 4x5 Field Camera - Choices

    Well, I probably jinxed myself by speaking too soon. Sad to say, both lenses wound up being returned, so I am back to looking around again. That being said, I will be making use of the advice...
  23. Re: Longer lens and short bellows - Reversing a recessed lens board as solution?

    Thanks for the comment. I have looked at Sinar boards, and they do have some grooves along the back edges, which is what I believe that you are referring to. However, the intended use for this...
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    Re: Two Lens Set for 4x5 Field Camera - Choices

    Just as a follow up to all of this, I wanted to mention what I did wind up buying. It was possible to get a Kodak Ektar 203mm in Compur, and there is a 135mm Wide Field Ektar that is on its way for...
  25. Re: 16 1/2in Red Dot Artar vs 420mm Fujinon L for 7x17

    Good advice, Jim! I already have a 360mm Symmar as part of my longer lens kit, but if I didn't, your suggestion would be good, since the 210mm does change to a 370mm when converted. Thanks for...
  26. Longer lens and short bellows - Reversing a recessed lens board as solution?

    I've been looking at possible solutions for making a longer lens work with my F&S 7x17. The front standard has been modified to take Sinar lens boards. Wouldn't it be possible to take a recessed...
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    Re: Effects of coating/cleaning marks - older lenses

    Thanks, Dan!

    You're correct. That is the particular lens that I was looking at. The seller does have a return privilege, and he has submitted an additional photo with an arrow pointing to the...
  28. Re: 16 1/2in Red Dot Artar vs 420mm Fujinon L for 7x17

    I'm not in a super hurry, but I have observed that when something seldom seen makes an appearance, it's a good idea to be ready to act on that.

    Ed
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    Re: Help with lens choice: 120 vs 90

    I would agree with Peter. I have 120mm, 90mm and 65mm lenses for my 4x5, and the lens that I use most of these three is the 120mm, then the 65mm, followed by 90mm. Have you considered taking a bit...
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    Effects of coating/cleaning marks - older lenses

    I'm giving some serious consideration to a 135mm Kodak Wide Field Ektar that is up for sale. I'm normally pretty fussy about lens condition, but have noticed that the Wide Field Ektars are not super...
  31. Re: 16 1/2in Red Dot Artar vs 420mm Fujinon L for 7x17

    Interesting suggestion , Will! The question that comes to mind would be what the cost would be. If it's expensive enough then I'd be better off selling and going with another camera.
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    That's correct, Thom! I do have the F&S. I know that some people use a 450mm for infinity focus only, but I want more flexibility for subjects a little closer. I appreciate the suggestion...
  33. Re: 16 1/2in Red Dot Artar vs 420mm Fujinon L for 7x17

    Thanks to Thom for this commentary. That Fuji isn't a super common lens, so I'm reluctant to pick one up only to find out that there are issues with performance towards the edge of the coverage. I...
  34. Re: 16 1/2in Red Dot Artar vs 420mm Fujinon L for 7x17

    Karl is absolutely correct. I was looking at 420mm focal length so that I would have some ability to focus at other than infinity. Certainly can't do that with the 450mm on the F&S, unfortunately. ...
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    Re: Two Lens Set for 4x5 Field Camera - Choices

    Thanks for the link, Sal! Color me surprised to see the results that you mentioned. I guess it's natural to figure that performance would be consistent across an entire line. I decided to look up...
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    Re: Two Lens Set for 4x5 Field Camera - Choices

    Lots of good information to consider! Thanks to everyone for chiming in. I mentioned at the outset wanting to restrict myself to a two lens set. I might want to change that to a 3 lens set. If I...
  37. Re: 16 1/2in Red Dot Artar vs 420mm Fujinon L for 7x17

    Thanks, Dan! Here's one of the references that I was referring to for Artar coverage:

    http://www.apug.org/forum/index.php?threads/red-dot-artar-coverage.21456/

    FWIW,

    Ed
  38. 16 1/2in Red Dot Artar vs 420mm Fujinon L for 7x17

    As part of filling a gap and getting the longest practical lens for my F&S 7x17, I've been doing some research on 420mm lenses. I've done some careful research on the forums here, and elsewhere. I...
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    Close Focusing Distance Formula Question

    From doing some diligent checking, the formula for calculating close focusing distance for a given lens and bellows is the following:

    1/f = 1/d + 1/b

    f = focal length
    d = distance
    b = bellows...
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    Re: Two Lens Set for 4x5 Field Camera - Choices

    I used a Commercial Ektar with an old Calumet 8x10 that I used to own, and always liked the results. I do not have the 203mm yet, but was considering that for reasons of size and price. Are there...
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