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  1. Re: Toyo Cameras, Accessories and Spares from Japan

    The 45GII is priced at 288,000 JPY plus shipping, and the 810GII is 504,000 JPY plus shipping. The 57GII is discontinued. However, cameras are produced only on demand. Lead times are extremely...
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    Re: Oriental Paper

    Oriental paper is available in Japan. Whether it is the same as the older paper, I do not know. The product designations may also differ from those in the US or other markets.

    Kumar
  3. Re: Toyo 125VX Tripod foot clamp and quick release

    Stephen,

    A Saunders Quick Release fits the Toyo VX125. I may have one.

    Kumar
  4. Re: Tachihara 11x14 holders? Any reviews? Any comments? Why so expensive?

    I live in Japan. For large value sales (1 million yen and more), Japan Customs has called me to confirm a few details like the consignee's name and address, the items in the package, etc. But they...
  5. Re: M45 x 0.75 male thread industrial lens to Copal #3 lens board?

    My suggestion assumes you don't want to use a shutter. Retaining rings are used at the rear of the lens board to hold the lens. You would need a 45.75 or 46mm hole in the lens board, not the larger...
  6. Re: About Joe Cornish and the scope of the Large Format Photography Forum

    The rising cost of film, particularly sheet film has made it difficult for many photographers to continue using film. I know many photographers who use roll film holders with their 4x5 view cameras....
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    Re: Help me choose 4x5 camera to buy in 2022

    Perhaps I should have emphasized both words - Quality used. I don't think any of the cameras mentioned in this thread can be called "crap", though I could name some others. But let's not go there....
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    Re: Help me choose 4x5 camera to buy in 2022

    Quality used equipment is very inexpensive now. The Sinar F2 I bought after two years of saving my pennies can now be bought for a day's wages in the US...

    Kumar
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    Re: Help me choose 4x5 camera to buy in 2022

    I'm not old enough to give advice. My suggestion runs counter to what most people have said above. Buy a cheap monorail camera and learn movements. That is the essence of large format photography. If...
  10. EU-Japan EPA - Used Equipment imported by Individuals

    EU-Japan EPA - Used Equipment imported by Individuals

    I have been in touch with the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation / EEN Japan regarding the applicability of preferential treatment of...
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    Re: Loupe Question...

    A Nikon Pro Zoom 8-16X loupe is a great alternative.

    Kumar
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    Re: Seiko #00 shutter

    I have a couple of single coated Fujinon 90mm f/8 lenses in Seiko 0 shutters with the shutter blades restricted to the lenses' f/8 maximum apertures. There are no markings to indicate that they are...
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    Re: Thoughts on the Nikkor T 360/500/720 set?

    In general, bellows draw for telephoto lenses is about 2/3 the nominal focal length, give or take a few mm.

    Kumar
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    Re: Seiko shutter question

    Here is a brief history of Seiko: http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Hattori

    Kumar
  15. Re: Portable Solution to Make Overhead (90) Photographs

    It's not very long, but the Linhof Outrigger Arm is quite useful in such situations, and can be easily packed into a corner of the backpack.

    Kumar
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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    The Bhagavad Gita said that a long time ago.
    Chapter 2, Verse 47:

    karmanye vadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachana
    ma karmaphalaheturbhurma te sangostvakarmani

    You have the right to work only but...
  17. Re: Schneider 90mm f8 in Sinar DB in copal shutter?

    On Nikkor lenses, the band goes around the entire shutter and is held by two screws. On Copal 0 and 1 shutters, the screws also hold the shutter release cable socket. On Copal 3 shutters the screws...
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    Re: Super Angulon 90 XL Brass Shim

    The manufacturers provide shims only as needed, not with every lens.

    Kumar
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    Re: Schneider lens caps

    I gave up my project for making Acetal lens caps due to lack of interest: https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?132043-Acetal-Lens-Caps
    I'm open to restarting it if there's...
  20. Re: Toyo Cameras, Accessories and Spares from Japan

    The CF is discontinued. The GII is available new.

    Kumar
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    Re: Wooden film holder arcing

    Since we're mentioning resources for new film holders, a reminder:
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?138969-Toyo-Cameras-Accessories-and-Spares-from-Japan

    Kumar
  22. Re: Toyo Cameras, Accessories and Spares from Japan

    Edited to show current pricing.

    Kumar
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    Re: Mounting gels behind the lens, 4x5

    The Horseman BTL filter holder looks like this:

    https://i.postimg.cc/v8ScFCbk/Horseman-BTLLens-Board-01.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/4yMd6HWs/Horseman-BTLLens-Board-02.jpg
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  24. Re: Fujinon 135 5.6 W - Aperture blade issue?

    A Wista Copal Press shutter will stay fully open when the preview lever is used. On a regular Copal shutter, the aperture can be altered when the preview lever is used for focusing.

    Kumar
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    Re: Schneider-itis: The Perennial Problem

    I have been photographing with Sinar cameras for over 30 years and now also use Toyo and Wista. I have been using a compendium hood from the time I got my F2 in 1989. The hood doesn't add much in the...
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    Re: Schneider-itis: The Perennial Problem

    My mistake. The front of the hood must be parallel to the film plane. If necessary, barn doors may be used for maximum efficiency in blocking stray light.

    Kumar
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    Re: Schneider-itis: The Perennial Problem

    The Toyo and Wista hoods can be adjusted to ensure that there is no vignetting with movements applied to the standards. The aim is to keep the front of the hood parallel to the lens standard. I think...
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    Re: Schneider-itis: The Perennial Problem

    The circular part of the Toyo View hood that is closest to the lens has a diameter of 125mm, which is slightly smaller than 5.25". The Sinar louvred hood might be easier to modify. One more option is...
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    Re: Schneider-itis: The Perennial Problem

    Ari,

    Does the Wehman have sockets for a compendium hood like the Toyo? Toyo View hoods can be modified for Sinar.

    Kumar
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    Re: Schneider-itis: The Perennial Problem

    Alan,

    You might be able to modify the Toyo Field Compendium Hood which has pins that fit into holes on the front standard:

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/kHoQ5AAc8XZczK2e6

    or a Wista Compendium...
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    Re: Schneider-itis: The Perennial Problem

    Which camera are you using now? Hard to remember :)

    Kumar
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    Re: Schneider-itis: The Perennial Problem

    One observation: I sell around 10 to 15 cameras a month. I ask every buyer if he wants to buy a compendium hood. Only one or two buy.

    Kumar
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    Re: Linhof Lens Board Extender

    This is what you're looking for:

    https://i.postimg.cc/fbmZ6V7x/Wista-Extension-Board-01.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/rwvMn14V/Wista-Extension-Board-02.jpg
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    Re: Toyo 810M Resource/Fan Page

    You forgot Brexit!

    Kumar
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    Re: Identifying Fujinon lenses

    Seikosha, Seikosha-SLV, Seiko and Copal 0 shutters can be used interchangeably.

    I'm not sure what Allen means by "The snout of the rear Fujinon section protrudes and jams with the f/ stop part of...
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    Re: Identifying Fujinon lenses

    To add a bit of confusion: Some, not all, inside lettering lenses had serial numbers that began with the focal length of the given lens. For example, at the moment, I have in front of me a 90mm f/8...
  37. Re: Found this gem,curious if anybody can brand it?

    These cameras had this kind of tripod mount:
    https://i.postimg.cc/26hfb9wF/5x7-Camera-06.jpg
    The inner triangular plate is a later accessory for modern tripods. Without that part, one would use...
  38. Re: Found this gem,curious if anybody can brand it?

    Indeed there were many unnamed Japanese cameras. A lot of cameras also shared hardware, so it is quite difficult to say whether a particular camera is a specific brand or not.
    Most Japanese cameras...
  39. Re: Is Horseman Camera Misleading Us Re Movements?

    Horseman cameras have been discontinued. Toyo still makes cameras, though the VX125 is now made to order only, with a lead time of 4-6 months. Parts for the VX125 take longer to deliver, while those...
  40. Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 and Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 discontinued

    Fujifilm today announced that Velvia 50 4x5 and 8x10 and Fujicolor 160NS Professional 120 has been discontinued.
    Sales are expected to end on these dates:
    Fujicolor 160NS Professional March 2022...
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