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    Re: Source needed for KCN, potassium cyanide

    There are times when derailing a serious topic with frivolous tangential comments is really unhelpful.

    Closing the thread at the OP's request.
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    Re: Source needed for KCl, potassium chloride

    OK, everything reconciled, thread title - with KCN and cyanide - should now be correct. Thanks to all for the behind-the-scenes correspondence.
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    Re: Selenium Toner for Archivability

    What koraks and Mark Sampson said - complete protection requires toning to completion. which does things to image character that most of us will find unpleasant. But partial toning does provide...
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    Re: Where to find a [scarce view camera]?

    Karl, if you want to flame someone, flame the moderator - I deleted the specifics, not the OP. Please read post #2 carefully.

    A periodic refresh of general discussions about where to look for LF...
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    Re: Where to find a [scarce view camera]?

    Sorry, I should have also mentioned CatLABS (www.catlabs.info) - Omer is a member here and his shop has been regularly stocking LF cameras.
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    Re: Where to find a [scarce view camera]?

    Discussion boards besides here:
    Photrio
    Rangefinder Forum
    GetDPI

    eBay - search both in the US and on foreign eBay sites
    Yahoo Japan (https://buyee.jp/item/search/category/2084041680)
    ...
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    Re: Where to find a [scarce view camera]?

    There are no magic places to find scarce LF items. All that one can do is closely monitor relevant sales venues - eBay and other auction sites that list photographic equipment here and abroad,...
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    Re: Rittreck View, Whole Plate & Holders

    It's perfectly fine! Thank you for going to the trouble to find a relevant thread to add your comments - you're making life easier for everyone else who is seeking to understand the Rittreck WP...
  9. Re: 150mm f8 SW Nikkor is retrofocus

    Nikon's FFD spec for the 150 SW is 165.9 mm. For the 120 it's 130.7 mm.
  10. Re: Thom Bennett, online exhibition Thursday, September 10th 6PM

    David, thanks for posting this announcement.

    Just watched it - I was happy to find that I was able to view the live stream despite not being registered in Facebook. Anyway, it was a pleasure...
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    Re: Chamonix 57N + Technika Lens Board

    Chamonix says the minimum bellows draw is 70mm.

    https://www.chamonixviewcamera.com/cameras/57n
  12. Re: An invitation to a personal project I want to open up to everyone

    "Announcements" seems reasonable enough.

    Fun idea - good luck!
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    Re: Digital file to B&W negative

    In the hands of someone who knows what he's doing, an inkjet internegative can be used to make a convincing alt process print. Silver... not so much IMO. Others may feel differently.

    Another...
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    Re: Digital file to B&W negative

    What do you mean by "conventional negative"? Do you mean for printing in silver rather than alt processes, or something else?
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    Re: Copal BT?

    Threads merged.
  16. Re: Nagaoka cameras are still made in Japan. The story of a wooden LF craftsman.

    The thing that stands out for me in that Gin-Ichi brochure is the reference to a 6.5 x 8.5 model. Quite a few years back now I made an inquiry through a Japanese friend but didn't get very far -...
  17. Re: Nagaoka cameras are still made in Japan. The story of a wooden LF craftsman.

    Thank you for those details!

    Street view, for those who are curious what a factory that makes wooden view cameras looks like from the outside: :)
    ...
  18. Re: Nagaoka cameras are still made in Japan. The story of a wooden LF craftsman.

    Hayashi-san, that is fantastic, thank you!

    Do you know if his workshop is still in Ueno? And is there any way to contact him? I know he communicates only in Japanese, and he has not wanted to...
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    Re: Need Guidance on Getting a Sensitometer

    Excellent, thank you!
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    Re: Need Guidance on Getting a Densitometer

    Thanks for that link!

    As you're figuring out what will work best for you, do take a look at "Beyond the Zone System" if you haven't already - the current edition is pricey but earlier editions are...
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    Re: Need Guidance on Getting a Densitometer

    And a follow-up: I've now read page 5 of that Kodak workbook and I see where this is coming from. Everyone I know who has done this procedure for themselves has made the required exposures simply...
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    Re: Need Guidance on Getting a Densitometer

    Larry, the error was mine, not yours. I've reset the thread title accordingly, and I apologize for the embarrassment. I've also deleted your added apology from the initial post because you weren't...
  23. Re: 12x20 / 14x17 conversion back for Phillips 11x14 Explorer

    Thanks, appreciate the correction! IIRC, his 12x20 had matching holders with a distinctive design - I don't remember the details, and I've never seen one myself.
  24. Re: Fujinon C 450mm F/12 .5 (or another) to replace Fujinon T 400mm F/8 for Lightweig

    For minimum size/weight: 350 Apo-Tele-Xenar in Copal 1. May take a while to find one, though.
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    Re: Ritter 11x14 Feedback

    As you may know, Richard does all sorts of custom mods. You might ask him whether he can offer a wind-stabilizer gadget to brace the standards, to provide a bit more rigidity at the cost of a slight...
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    Re: Film holder question for F&S 12x20

    An unmodified F&S 12x20 needs holders with a groove rather than the rib that's typical of other brands.
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    Dick built 7x17, 8x16 and 12x20 cameras in addition to 11x14. He also built reversing-back 11x14's in addition to the horizontal-only Explorer. I don't think he ever made any 14x17's.

    The 11x14...
  28. Re: Distance optimization for '60s-vintage Super Angulons and Symmars?

    Jerry, take a look at the sticky thread at the top of this (Lenses) subforum - Dan has a link there to a very detailed list of lens information sources that he has continued to update and expand as...
  29. Re: Distance optimization for '60s-vintage Super Angulons and Symmars?

    Jerry, FWIW, the contemporaneous Schneider brochure for the Angulons/Super Angulons says nothing about it. However, the Symmar brochure has the following passage, with Google translation following:...
  30. Re: How To Properly Determine Infinity For a Lens?

    Not clear what you're asking. Are you trying to determine how far a target has to be for it to be a reasonable proxy for infinity when you are calibrating a rangefinder? If not, what exactly are...
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    Re: Focusing at 1:1 magnification

    The cross-section published by Rodenstock for the 120 and 180 Apo-Macro-Sironar is not symmetrical.
  32. Re: The betterscanning.com business status thread

    Another thread merged.
  33. Re: DSLR scanning with Kaiser Slimlite Plano 5000K question

    So a qualification to my comment is in order. EFCS or full electronic shutter is important. If you're using an older DSLR that doesn't have it, then depending on the particulars of your camera and...
  34. Re: DSLR scanning with Kaiser Slimlite Plano 5000K question

    Using the 8x11 size Kaiser Slimlite Plano and a full-frame mirrorless camera for copying B&W negatives at near 1:1 reproduction ratio, camera at ISO 100 and lens at f/4, I'm getting shutter speeds in...
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    Re: Custom Lens Boards?

    SK Grimes has made copies of an existing metal lens board for me.

    https://skgrimes.com/products/lens-boards/
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    Re: Sacrifice Rear Movements for Stability

    Have you seen Alan Brubaker's wind stabilizer accessory?

    http://www.filmholders.com/wskit.html



    Yes, happily. I can't remember the last time I used any movement other than front rise/fall.
  37. Re: Manufactured for Copal 0 and Copal 1 - Focal length

    The one example that comes to mind of a manufacturer offering a lens under the same name but in two different shutter sizes is the mysterious 120 mm Sironar-N, which had a very short sales run...
  38. Re: Investigating the image orientation bug: feedback, please!

    Thank you for re-posting it here!
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Pedro's contribution merged into the big thread.
  40. Investigating the image orientation bug: feedback, please!

    We've gotten a number of reports about uploaded images being displayed sideways, for example in FS listings.

    vBulletin has been reported to have trouble dealing with images uploaded from iPhones,...
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