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  1. Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Have you asked Leica if they inherited any when they bought Sinar?
  2. Re: Behind the Film - Inside the ILFORD factory

    Backing paper is a story in itself.

    Back in the early 90s Kodak called me to make an appointment for a couple of their engineers to visit us and the company that did our camera repairs.

    We had...
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    Re: Following Ilford's Lead, KODAK Response

    Nonsense!
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 Base Plate Modification

    It would seem to be one of the first things that a manufacturer would determine once they mounted their first prototype to a tripod and looked at how established manufacturers mounted their cameras.
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    Re: Following Ilford's Lead, KODAK Response

    Are you naive enough to believe that Kodak management is not aware of how much 810 film is currently used and where? Or is your belief based on what you want to see without knowledge of the actual...
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    Re: How Do You Clean Your Lenses & Filters?

    Take a 20 or 40x loupe and look at the lens surface for micro marks.
  7. Re: Automega E3 Glass Negative Carrier Needs New Anti-Newton Glass

    As we were part of Gepe we would visit the factories in Götene in Sweden, Garmish Partenkirchen in Germany as well as the Dutch factory.
    Gepe, at their height, just in Sweden, used more then a mile...
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    Re: Intrepid 8x10 Base Plate Modification

    Somewhere or other there is a standard for the depth of a tripod screw and socket. Granted many cameras have deeper sockets, mostly view cameras that unlike 35mm and 2.25 modern cameras don’t have...
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    Re: Following Ilford's Lead, KODAK Response

    And they look at their film sales!
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    Re: questions about caltar ii-n lenses

    It got a bit complicated.
    Calumet and Cambo had common ownership. The owner also owned Calumet Europe, Fidelity/Lisco/Riteway as well as some other companies.
    As a retailer Calumet could not buy...
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    Re: questions about caltar ii-n lenses

    It is very possible that Rodenstock stopped supplying Calumet USA with the Apo Sironar N series with slower moving lenses due to Calumet not meeting their purchasing commitments as a private label...
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    Re: questions about caltar ii-n lenses

    If it is the Apo Sironar N version it will have the colored ring around the barrel. Otherwise it is the Sironar N, MC if it was the later version.
  13. Re: Automega E3 Glass Negative Carrier Needs New Anti-Newton Glass

    AN photographic glass is either acid etched, first choice and most permanent, or a sprayed on application.
  14. Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    Did you ever, or have heard of anyone, buy new film holders that had the slides not properly inserted?

    Why do you think that all manufacturers shipped their holders that way?

    Additionally,...
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    Re: Ascorlight 444

    If you can find the circuit or the charger you will probably find that the caps are no longer good after all those years of non use.
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    Re: How Do You Clean Your Lenses & Filters?

    When you use a microfiber cloth designed for lenses and dust or oils are trapped between the fibers and do not penetrate into the fibers. When cleaning the cloth you just wash them in a sink like...
  17. Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    A short life span is the wrong battery unless you are going to always carry spare cells.
    Check the criss option.
  18. Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    https://shop.criscam.com/collections/mercury-battery-adapters/products/mr-9-mercury-battery-adapter
  19. Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    The Wein is not the correct battery, it is a zinc air replacement cell for the real battery which was a mercury cell. Air zinc have a very short life compared to mercury which would last a year.
    But...
  20. Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Why not see if Samy’s have those other rings?
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    Re: Xenotar 150 2.8 Projector Lenses

    I said to ask Schneider what it was. Schneider had a very large business, at one time, manufacturing projector lenses. What formulas they used was something we never looked into, nor did it ever come...
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    Re: Xenotar 150 2.8 Projector Lenses

    Now you have:

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/43842-REG/Rollei_66876_150mm_f_2_8_AV_Xenotar_Projection.html
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    Re: Xenotar 150 2.8 Projector Lenses

    Bare in mind, for several years Rollei was owned by Schneider before they sold Rollei to Samsung.
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    Re: Xenotar 150 2.8 Projector Lenses

    No idea, question never came up. But we sold the same lens for the Liesegang 66 projector and Kindermann also sold it. That question should be directed to the manufacturer, but there is probably no...
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    Re: Xenotar 150 2.8 Projector Lenses

    I was the US Product Manager back in the early 70s when the P66 was going to be produced. This was when Rollei had opened their factory in Singapore.

    The first production prototype arrived just...
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    Re: Xenotar 150 2.8 Projector Lenses

    Most of the 150 Xenotars for the Rollei P66, P66S and Dual had a metal barrel, they were quite heavy. The economy lens for these projectors were a 3.5 and had a plastic barrel.
  27. Re: Bellows extension math assistance, please

    Back in the day we used a string tied to the camera that we stretched to the sitter’s nose.
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    Re: Pictures made with thrift store cameras

    New it was $1.00. Used to be sold by street cart vendors and at rodeos and circuses in NYC back in the 50s.
  29. Re: Bellows extension math assistance, please

    I use two rulers, one at the subject plane and one to measure one inch on the ruler on the gg. If they are both 1” open two stops. If the one on the gg is 2” open 4 stops. If the one on the gg is...
  30. Re: Bellows extension math assistance, please

    Why make something that is very simple complicated?

    1:1 open 2 stops.
    2:1 open 4 stops
    1:2 open 1 stop
    1:4 open .5 stop

    It’s that easy!
  31. Re: Recommendations: Small 135mm with good coverage for 4x5 portraits?

    Using a shorter, or longer, lens can not change perspective. Only changing the angle of the camera to the subject can change the perspective.
    You probably are confusing foreshortening with...
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    Re: Sources for Stainless Trays?

    While this product o longer exists you may be able to find an equivalent, or its formula:

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?78687-Kodak-TC-1-and-TC-3-Tray-Cleaner
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    Re: Linhof Kardan question

    What is a normal ball head? If you mean a Profi lll yes, possibly the Profi ll. The largest Novoflex will also easily work, as will the medium sized one.
  34. Re: Recommendations: Small 135mm with good coverage for 4x5 portraits?

    Apo Sironar S
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    Re: Linhof Kardan question

    The Kardan Color front and rear standards have exactly the same movements as a Technika. So what are you referring to?
    Having to open a Technika to extend the front standard, or dropping the bed for...
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    Re: Linhof Kardan question

    The original prototype Kardan camera had a unique knuckle type joint that allowed it to do swings and tilts from the same joint. This was where the name Kardan came from. While in theory it worked...
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    Re: Sources for Stainless Trays?

    You need SS316 stainless steel for photo use.
  38. Re: Is my film ruined by airport security hand check?

    Just develop one sheet, or one from the top and one from the bottom and see if they are fogged.
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    Re: Current state of instant film?

    Interesting to see the Mercury name come back. I used to own one of the second versions of the Mercury half frame 35mm cameras made by Univex.
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    Re: Looking for bellows.

    Yes:

    https://www.wista.co.jp/e_wista/english.htm

    But they have very poor English. You would be better off contacting Bob Watkins at Precision Camera in IL.
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