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    Sinar filter holder

    The filters are all over EBAY....at pennies compared to what they cost new. Someone apparently has a huge stock of them...........because they are NEW.

    If you want to pay top dollar....but you...
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    Best 4x5 camera for Architecture

    Frank....I LOVE MY SINAR F2!!!

    It is far from being a "cold souless beast"....it has done a variety of jobs, been on two continents, all over the USA, fallen several times, been yelled at...
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    Best 4x5 camera for Architecture

    Sinar F2...the F1 or the F's front standard will drive you nuts. The A1's 18 inch rail will drive you nuts shooting architecture...and it feels quite flimsy anyway. The F2 weighs in at 6 pounds...
  4. Seneca Improved 5x7, info and/or pricing

    Yes the seneca takes "modern" 5x7 film holders.....I have one.

    I paid $150.00 for mine last year and it was in flawless condition. The only problem.....is you are going to making lensboards...they...
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    Copal #1 diameter

    http://www.skgrimes.com/lensmount/shutmt/index.htm

    41.8 mm
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    old 4x5 color polaroid film?

    The stuff is all over EBAY....hell you can find 20 year out of date polaroid on EBAY.

    If you really want some....I have a case of type 79 that expired in 1998. It has been fridged...but the color...
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    Tripod use in Paris?

    Paris shooting advice.....

    You will get away with shooting with a tripod on the street........in most areas. The areas you will NOT be able to get away with it....is around government buildings...
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    Permission to Photograph?

    Mark...that is very interesting....now I have to dig out the article (I believe it was in PDN in 2000 or 2001) that was written in warning to photographers about the copyright of architectural...
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    Permission to Photograph?

    The only person who can prevent you from publishing (notice I said publishing...if you can view it from the street...it is legal to shoot it...after photgraphing two architecture books....the legal...
  10. B&W imagery from 1940-1960 movies - observation

    About shooting current B&W films on color stock....

    According to an article I read in the a Cinematographers trade mag.....the films are shot on color stock because the studio wants a color print...
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    Linhof adapter from 2x3 to 4x5

    Bob.....I hate to say it but you are wrong....

    In the 1965 Linhof catalog.....it is clearly there.... It is pictured on a Technika 70 and it states that it allows usage of the 4x5/9x12 format in...
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    nightmares at the airport

    This topic did go way off base.....and all it seemed to prove is how short minded some people are.

    If we were to use the logic that "the biggest killings of this century were perpetrated by men...
  13. Linhof 5x7 Technika Lensboard Questions

    I have seen actual cameras and literature from the Model III era that shows the "red" finish Technika. The actual cameras I have seen are 6x9 models....yet a web search turns up one fellow somewhere...
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    The Speed Graphic Tradition Continues

    I could have sworn on TV I saw a view camera in the "photo pit"....but it went by so fast I couldn't tell.

    Guess I was right.....would love to know who was using it.
  15. Linhof 5x7 Technika Lensboard Questions

    Thanks Bob....I guess it will be one of those topics that will always be shrouded in mystery....but thanks for giving me an answer anyway.
  16. Linhof 5x7 Technika Lensboard Questions

    Bob....do you know the story behind the red leather Technika Model III's??? Was this optional on all models (6x9/4x5/5x7) and was there ever any other colors besides red/black on the Model III and...
  17. Linhof 5x7 Technika Lensboard Questions

    Thanks everyone for all of the responses.....I am gathering from Ole and Bob S. responses that the Tech III/IV/V 5x7 board is in fact the same???

    Also...Bob what year did Linhof cease manufacture...
  18. Linhof 5x7 Technika Lensboard Questions

    Hello Everyone,

    I am pondering purchasing a Linhof 5x7 Technika....but have a few questions regarding lens boards.

    On the Model III camera...does the 5x7 utilize the same boards as the 4x5 Tech...
  19. Archival concerns regarding cleaning transparencies with lighter fluid for scanning/printing

    if this helps the discussion- lighter fluid is not butane it is naptha. Disposable lighters use butane...what you buy in the store to fill a zippo is naptha. Naptha dries really fast....that is why...
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    F-Scale for Sironar

    Contact Mr. Bob Salomon....at HP marketing....it should be a standard part. In fact SK GRIMES will tell you that. If they don't have it....then it is time to send it to SK GRIMES.

    I went through...
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    wide angle lenses

    As Donald said....the larger image circle of the 72mm XL often comes in handy when shooting architecture.

    I shoot architecture for a living and also for pleasure.....and when you are at the point...
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    What makes a good photo...

    What makes a great photograph??? One that moves the viewer.....

    In 50 minutes....about all you can say without confusion.....is that what makes a photograph great is conveying whatever feeling...
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    tungsten diffusion

    Rosco makes a whole line of diffusion material for tungstun lights for photo/film and stage use. You can pick them up online at B&H and probably other places if you do a search. They are very...
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    Sinar Handy 47/5.6 cover 6x12?

    The schneiders from the 70's (and later) actually say "multicoated" or "MC" if they are multicoated....also if the lens is multicoated it reflects several colors on the glass. A single coated lens...
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    Old Linhof 10cm X 15cm

    You can get 10x15cm film from J and C Photo....it is a rather cool format about 4x6".....

    You can find single shot 10x15cm metal holders.....dealers in the USA do have them you just have to...
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    Unknown camera

    Have you tried this site......http://www.fiberq.com/cam/.....very detailed about 1880-1930 american wood cameras....

    unless yours is not made in the USA....but it is a fun site to look at anyway.
  27. 100 year old picture on glass negative developed in 2004!

    Tim....I want my holders back.....
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    Lighting

    Wayne....I hope it was sarcasm that made you post that link.....
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    Confess your Mistake Here!

    Mistake number one: Removing the GG back from your Sinar so it doesn't get accidentally "smashed" while being joseled around in your 1968 Buick Sportwagon.

    Driving five miles, getting out,...
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    Linhof 8x10 Kardan Color

    This camera.....wouldn't happen to be sitting in the back of Le Grand Format in Paris......would it???

    If it is I remember seeing that monster....but it did seem to have every accessory know to...
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    Agfa Duoscan T1200

    just remember....agfa is no longer supporting scanners.
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    Lens Cap Replacements

    I recently visted SK Grimes....and Adam gave me a tour of the shop. He was actually excited to give us (my soon to be wife and our friend) a tour...due to the fact that 99% of their trade is via the...
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    Sinar auto Shutter

    other tips....

    store the shutter on "8" NOT "B"....this sounds wrong but it is straight from a sinar repairman...also do not coil the cables for storage....just a light bend or store them...
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    computer specifications

    For working at home a G4 is all you really need....and they can be bought LOADED for under a $1000...I bought mine used off of EBAY and it arrived fine and is used for Photo and Graphic Design work....
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    lens board for Sinar F1

    The sinar only requires a recessed board for lenses below 58mm.

    Stick with Sinar brand lensboards...the are machined to a higher tolerance than other brands....
  36. Ideal air case for limited 8x10 outfit?

    Go with the Pelican...I had an extended four month job in Paris last year and I packed a Sinar with 6 lenses and a polaroid back into a Pelican 1610 case. The luggage handlers can throw it around...
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    Calumet processor for 8x10 Polaroids

    The Calumet processor has no need for a tray...that function is built in.

    You slide the positive POD up and FORWARD under the large chrome "lip" that is under the folm holder "loading" area. The...
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    Nikkor 260mm/f10 process lens...

    Try www.skgrimes.com....I recently visited Adam in Woonsocket...and he gave me "the nickel tour". Wonderful shop....and they are willing to share info.

    They mount a lot of those lenses into...
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    5x7 Transparency Film

    What film are you looking to have made??? You can get EPR in 5x7, and as the above states it is cheaper to by 13x18 E100VS and buy holders than have 2050 sheets made.

    Someone in NYC recently had...
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    Mentoring younger photographers

    David, I like you started photographing at a young age. 13 to be exact. At the time, I met a photojournalist named Mike Falco at a junior high school "career day".

    He saw my interest and...
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