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    Re: 8x10 film holder case

    I got a PhotoBackpacker "Cascade" 8x10 accordion wrap for Christmas one year. I have never used it as I haqve not done any 8x10 photography in the field for several years. Give that a look. They...
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    McKeowen's and all those cameras.

    I was looking up something in my copy of Mckeowen's 2001 guide yesterday. I couldn't find what I was looking for but was (somehow for the first time) surprised by the huge number of run of the mill...
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    I have not read most of the eight pages of this thread, so I may be redundent of just ignorent here . . . .But


    There are whiole books on this suff. Adems wrote three of them.

    Steve Simmons...
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    Re: 8x10 film holder case

    Thrift stores have long been my friend. My wife drags me on a tour of thrift shops from time to time and before finding an easy chair I always check out the luggage section. Once in a while there is...
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    Re: DIY Mirror Scope for Reversal shots

    years ago, I fiddled with a project doing vertical shots of table-top compositions. To do this, I went to an auction site and got a sSpiratone "Mirro-Tach", a screw on mirror attachment. My...
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    Re: Discontinuing an e-Bay Sale . . .How?

    There seems to be a shift in design philosophy in many fields. Some things as simple as food packaging or food storage containers frustrate me. Not because I have crippling arthritis (I have it...
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    Re: Discontinuing an e-Bay Sale . . .How?

    Thank you everyone.

    I feel like an idiot about these problems. All my life I have been a problem solver or the get it done guy at work. Retired since 2003, now I find that figuring out how to...
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    Re: Discontinuing an e-Bay Sale . . .How?

    I never would jhave guessed that.

    Thanks.
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    Trouble trying to empty stored messages

    I am having trouble trying to empty my stored messages folder.

    Click on Empty Folder

    "Are you sure? . . .click on YES.

    Folder is still full.
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    Re: Discontinuing an e-Bay Sale . . .How?

    My Desk-Top PC:


    How does a screen shot work?
  11. Re: Light Meter for Large Format (4x5) Landscape Photography

    Are they \really any good? I mean good enough for LF?

    For years, I have used a Minolta Autometer IV f, sometimes with a spot attachment.

    Works for me. Find 'em on e-Bay.
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    Re: Discontinuing an e-Bay Sale . . .How?

    But not now!

    Looking at not re-listing two items. Same problem for both items. Can't find the End Item button. Have read the little FAQ on de-listing. Can't find a drop down menu next to the...
  13. Re: Licensing Images For Clothing? Anyone Know this Outfit?

    Worked with this on and off for months. Ultimately had problems creating a product. Problems seemed associated with me using a PC platform, Windows-10 and Microsoft Edge. They eagerly wanted me...
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    Re: Shot abandonment

    \Abandoned shots:

    When that happens, for me it is often a conflict between what I "see" is the shot and what I can get on the Ground Glass. Usually this is some DOF issue. IK also have a...
  15. Re: Focal length, distance, and depth-of-field: clarification?

    Philip U:

    Thank you for that. In retrospect, I did not carefully read your OP.
  16. Re: Focal length, distance, and depth-of-field: clarification?

    Umm . . . .

    I understand that some calculations have been done.

    Why not actually set up the gear with a target (a bar code panel wil work) and ruler and see what actually happens when the...
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    Re: Borut Peterlin Biz Suggestions

    I am sure that it is just me . . . .

    The OP seems to be mostly Jibberish to me.

    Can anyone clarify this?
  18. Re: LF TTL Metering Systems Inquiry- Experience with these?

    I had a Sinar-Six outfit and later on a Sinar Boostyer-1 that plugged into my Minolta Autometer IV f.

    Both systrems seemed combersome to use and awkward for me.

    A long time ago I tried to...
  19. Re: How To Figure Out Subject Distance To Camera For Infinity?

    Isn't it the Rule-Of-Thumb that infinity focus can be taken to be ten times focal length measured from the lens to the subject?

    Someone here will come up with a formula I'll bet.
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    Re: 8x10 Camera + Accessories: Advice

    Reading the OP, it seems that you are looking to put together the "best" kit for your expected activity.

    If Large Format photography becomes something you do regularly for an extended portion of...
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    Re: Discontinuing an e-Bay Sale . . .How?

    Thanks for that.

    That is pretty much what to do.

    Managed to de-list the items.

    thanks
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    Discontinuing an e-Bay Sale . . .How?

    I have a few ongoing offerings on e-Bay just now. They havwe been automatically relisted twice. I would like to take them down but can't figure out just how to do that.

    Can anyone point me in...
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    Re: Waterhouse Stops: DIY Tips

    What I did do:

    • Measured the entrance pupil as viewed from the front, as advised elsewhere in thread.
    • Determined the back-focus/focal length by mounting the lens to a camera and focusing at...
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    Re: Large format Astrophotography

    Thanks for that. This C-90 is an older item bought used. I have not used it much, and only as a terrestrial spotter to familiarize myself with the mechanics of how it all goes together. It came...
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    Re: Large format Astrophotography

    Take a look at using the "Eyepiece Projection" technique as a way to cover your format. As I posted, I have used it with an unsophisticated rig many years ago. I lashed it together in my garage....
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    Re: Large format Astrophotography

    I say "Go For It!"

    back in the early 1990s I cobbled together a bracket to mount an old press camera behind a B&L Discoverer spotting scope. Had it set up to project the eyepiece image directly...
  27. Re: Can anyone recommend any backpacks/suitcases to transport my LF camera/lenses/gea

    A few years ago Ihad a Pelican backpack (soft) that was big enough to carry my 8x10 2D with one lens and the other things needed for an afternoon of shooting, but not more than that. It \was a bit...
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    Re: handling precautions?

    I do not do wet plate photography: Full disclosure.

    However, back in the mid 1980s, I worked for a small firm that was ionvolved with commercial radioactive tracers and hazardous chemicals. I...
  29. Re: Trying to Source Gear Rack for 8x10 Kodak 2D

    I can't do more than set up a card table and use hand tools for in home
    DIY projects. For this reason:

    One approach i might take would be to get ahold of a 2D bed for parts on e-Bay. Partial...
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    Re: 5x7 Eastman View No.2 Back Curiosity

    I have a 2D in 8x10 format It dates from the late 1940 or early 1950 period. i have a few other cameras that are at least vintage; one is a 4x5 Zone VI. Another is a pre-anniversary Speed Graphic. ...
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    Re: Advice on 4x5 compatible 5x7 field camera

    I have an 8x10 2D and like it. One feature that I like about the 2D and the B&J designs is that the rail can fold up to protect the lens while mounted for transport. The press cameras are...
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    Re: Advice on 4x5 compatible 5x7 field camera

    One of the things I liked about my B&J 5x7 to 4x5 set up was the long bellows draw. I used that to do some macro imaging. The B&J lens boards are simple enough for home-shop DIY. Recessed lens...
  33. Re: Drilling holes for flange screws in wood - suggestions

    I have drilled all the way through and used bolts backed with washers and nuts.
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    Re: Advice on 4x5 compatible 5x7 field camera

    Years back, I had a Burk and James 5x7 that I regularly shot 4x5 with a reducing back. It is a rugged wood field camera, not too expensive and has all the movements you will want.. Lens boards are...
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    Re: Optics cleaning with Collodion

    Years (and years) ago, before wet plate photography was popular, I read somwewhere that this was the method optics shops cleaned the large front surface mirrors on telescopes prior to re coating them...
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    Re: Copal No. 3 repair help.

    I looked at a couple of youtube videos on servicing the Copal shutter. shut it off after 4 minutes. I don't think I have the tools, temperament or physical skills to unscrew the front cover.
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  37. Re: E-Bay: What can I do If the buyer won't Pay?

    About five years ago I bought a LowePro sling bag ("Slingshot . . .Flipside?) off the junk table at a Houston camera shop. It was well used and one zippwer was broken on an auxiliary pocket. I think...
  38. Re: E-Bay: What can I do If the buyer won't Pay?

    Re. Stanly: It was a good deal. Only time will tell if the replacement item will last as long.

    Re. Summion: Patents never bothered the Chinese or the Soviets either. Look at the Leica and...
  39. Thread: Trail cart

    by Drew Bedo
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    Re: Trail cart

    Another photo cart concept:

    I got to thinking while the second cup of coffee cools.. .how about adapting/bonverting one of the more elaborate walkers? One of the models with big wheels and a...
  40. Thread: Trail cart

    by Drew Bedo
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    Re: Trail cart

    The golf-bag cart conversion can be really low-cost. I have seen them at Goodwill for 420, and some are not that much more brand new.

    They will support the weight of about any 4x5 kit. I had...
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