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    Re: Old Things,Farms,Barns,Buildings, Plus

    Camera: 8x10 Eastman Kodak Rochester Empire State
    Film: Agfa X-Ray exposed at ISO 100
    Development: Caffenol C-H for 8mn

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51435818615_dd37f94aee_k.jpg
    Barn by...
  2. Re: Hey, Guests! Please consider joining the Forum!

    I manage a forum and as the admin, I can see the difference between human guests and robot guests. There are much more robots than people browsing forums and I don't think you will get them to join...
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    I took the camera out a few days ago but in full sun, the bellows have too many light leaks.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51419709882_5fc5de1264_k.jpg
    8x10 Kodak Rochester Empire State by...
  4. Thread: Bridges

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    Re: Bridges

    Inside a covered bridge in NB, Canada.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51414878065_f57efd06db_k.jpg
    Covered bridge by T. Chabry, on Flickr
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    Thanks. I will take it out in the field sometime next week... if I find a way to fit it will all my equipment in one of my backpacks.
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    Here are the first two photos I took with the camera :

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51410429521_9016c1c98c_k.jpg
    8x10 X-ray film by T. Chabry, on Flickr
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    The camera is finally done and I took my first photos with it.

    I taped the outside of the bellows and painted the tape with acrylic paint. It doesn't look great but there are no light leaks and it...
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    Re: Cars, Boats, Trains, Planes

    I sank in the mud up to my knee after taking that shot and lost one shoe but luckily, the camera, films and tripod were saved. :D

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51393829475_80b0f3cbde_k.jpg...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Thanks Martin. Not really, the stalk was standing there and I liked it so I didn't disturb it. :D
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    Shot with Agfa X-ray film

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51388837346_e5d08783bf_k.jpg
    Brook in the woods by T. Chabry, on Flickr
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    Shot with a 4x5 camera and X-ray film
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51388837496_4ad3e93f29_k.jpg
    Waterfall by T. Chabry, on Flickr
  12. Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    The flange I have is already screwed on the lens board and the shutter is screwed half a turn and tight on the flange so I'm not worried about it.
    Knowing what is needed would be good if another...
  13. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    You might not be the only one for very long after showing us these nice photos. Congratulation!
  14. Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    Good idea, I added "automatic" in the title, thank you.
  15. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I don't know about the UK but in France you have this website:
    https://www.xraystore.fr/613-les-films-radiographiques-et-la-chimie

    I also bought Shanghai films from China a couple times and had...
  16. Re: Any suggestions on who to commission to help me build a camera?

    A wooden field, rail, box, pinhole camera? I made a pinhole one and it's quite easy but I wouldn't attempt to make a field one. ;)
  17. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Thanks. The camera is the Sony DSC-V1 with the magnet hack for daylight shooting as explained here:
    https://kiwiinkyushu.wordpress.com/2016/04/13/sony-dsc-v1-infrared-magnet-hack/

    I'm not sure...
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    Re: Digital IR

    Thank you Jon.



    Me too. Wow! I didn't have much interest in digital IR photos but when I see one like this, it makes me want to get the camera out again.
  19. Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    Well, the back section of the lens screws perfectly on the macro tube for my Japanese metric Canon so I had good hopes. :D


    Yes, I understand why now. lol

    Anyways, the lens is still sitting...
  20. Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    Thanks. It looks like the second one but I don't think it's any of them.

    Here is a better photo and a link with a shutter with the same patent dates.


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    Re: Digital IR

    Shot with a Sony DSC-V1 camera
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50677424952_96d63fa9ba_b.jpg
    Infrared by T. Chabry, on Flickr
  22. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    For this one, I had a light leak between the shutter and the lens bord but managed to save half of the negative:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51344298963_a96ea77cb4_b.jpg
    Saint John, NB...
  23. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Agfa G Plus X-ray film exposed at 100 ISO.
    Developed in Kodak HC-110 dilution B for 4 mn.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51289486402_a47463fcc3_b.jpg
    Vintage cameras and watch by T. Chabry,...
  24. Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    I received the flange and 63mm is too small. I was still able to screw the flange half a turn on the lens so it will be good enough for now but if someone else is looking for one, 64mm should be...
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    An 8x10 lens purchased for $70 (more than the camera) was mounted.
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    I also started to work on the bellows:
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    Good, thanks! I placed a $50 offer on Ebay for an 8x10 in worse condition than mine for its back, I'm glad it wasn't accepted.
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    Thank you, I like your Century too. I am planing to use mine but I hope it won't take too long to get the missing parts.

    By the way, does anyone know if all 8x10 backs from Kodak, Rochester,...
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    There is not much to say about the latest work but I did everything I could do with the method explained above. Now I can put the camera on a shelve until I get a back and bellows.

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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    Ah! I have been using the same oil a couple years ago on the wood of a coffee grinder and it still looks and smell good. I don't use much oil, just enough on a paper towell to give the wood some...
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    Me too but I will worry about it after I get a back and new bellows.



    No, I will see how it ages. I would like them to get some patina again but if it gets too bad, I will start over and coat...
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    Thanks John!

    Another broken piece of wood was glued on the other side of the same board. I was able to place the assembly after lots of rubbing on the tripod and everything moves smoothly.
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    A broken piece of wood was glued in place.
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    A screw hole was stripped so I filled it with wood glue and toothpicks were placed in the glue.
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    Et voila!
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    Here is yesterday's work.

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    Everything was cleaned with water and soap and left to dry.

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    The brass parts of the front panel were removed...

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    ... and placed in a bath of...
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    Re: Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    Yes, if I can find another camera with a back, knobs and good bellows for $50, that would be great but I don't count much on that. :D
    I will try to make my own bellows. I have a 4x5 camera that...
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    Vintage 8x10 restauration project

    Hi all, after restoring vintage cars in my young days and watches more recently, I decided to start a new project with an 8x10 Eastman Kodak Rochester Empire State camera in very poor condition.
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  36. Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    Thanks for your help. I bought a lens board with a 63mm flange on Ebay. Hopefully it will be the right size.
  37. Re: Still can't find a lens for the Travelwide 4x5 years later!

    Why not? On their website they say it was designed for the Schneider Angulon 90mm ƒ/6.8 and there are quite a few of them on Ebay:
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=angulon+90+6.8
  38. Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    OK, I think I have the dimensions right now.

    The outside diameter where the thread is is 63mm so that's 2.5 inches. With this dimension, I don't think I will have troubles to find a flange, ring...
  39. Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    Getting a ring or flange made in Portugal might still be good for a French in Canada but I have seen some on Ebay with a diameter of 61, 62 or 63 mm and I don't know for sure what I need.
    I imagine...
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    Re: Change my username

    I sent you one, thanks.
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