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    Re: Dating Derogy lens

    Just saw this one come has just been sold:
    note that Paris is a bit oddly engraved..and the...
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Lovely work! Was planning on building a small one (quarter plate) in coming summer holiday since chance is we'll stay at home
  3. Re: Can I get help identifying this lens - Carl Zeiss

    Very welcome Jens,

  4. Re: Can I get help identifying this lens - Carl Zeiss

    Seems to me it is not in a compur 0 shutter but in a Ernemann 'Automatverschluss' and the serial seems to read 455844.
    Here you can find the many models of the camera with the lens & shutter: ...
  5. Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    It seems your lens has a mix of the old German f-value system and the old Stolze/Goerz system:
    f4.5 6.3 9 12.5 18 25 36 50 71 100

    here some tables relating older and more modern f-stop systems:
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    Re: Afghan Box camera Build

    Nice focussing system...but how did you put in the film at the right spot?
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    Re: 11x14 camera build attempt - Questions

    Great craftsmanship, the camera and the photos! .....just read the whole thread :-)
  8. Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    If you don't have a torch but only a solder iron, you might take off the solder in little steps using desolder pump aka solder sucker...
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    Re: Restoring my "new" Agfa Ansco 8x10.

    Since the bellows look fine, the camera will greatly survive; indeed a lovely project to do.
    Because you're only missing one screw/bolt I would keep the camera as original as possible and...
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    Re: April Portraits

    Great portrait - lovely grays and sharpness - which film did you use?
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    superbe shot btw!
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    Re: Flowers Anyone?

    Great picture indeed, but is this really LF or should it be in the MF section?
  13. Re: Easter Corona Weekend - DIY lens boards

    Indeed Steven, with motorised tools one must always be extra careful, especially with the ones hand held....Sometimes I buy indeed old piece of furniture, but rather for the full hardwood than for...
  14. Re: Easter Corona Weekend - DIY lens boards

    Thanks and yes, have two of those also with the same lens...but their f-stop scale is a little different.
  15. Easter Corona Weekend - DIY lens boards

    This Easter Corona Weekend, with very fine weather, and only being in and around the house, I finally found the time to make some lens boards for 3 of my British oldies which were desperately in need...
  16. Re: Newbie Questions about Field Camera

    You have the choice of working with a lens directly put on the camera, were you can put a shutter in front of the lens or
    you take a lens which is already mounted in a shutter.

    Finding the old...
  17. Re: Newbie Questions about Field Camera

    Recently I've put my little collection of bookformholders in a little database - which is now in a thread on Photrio forum (set up by Ian Grant). It shows al the dimensions of the plateholders (I've...
  18. Re: Mystery Carl Zeiss Lens - Anyone know what this is?

    Indeed non-original engraving and by the look of it not a front element. I have Zeiss lenses with much lower numbers but all with milled engravings.
  19. Re: How to properly use a Goerz Ango (Anschütz) camera?

    All seems to work fine - all shots came out well.
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    A-Pattern or 'A' Pattern camera

    Who of our fellow members has an A-Pattern camera?
    I ask since I've acquired one in very nice shape, but alas as so many times with these oldies, without any plate holders.
    If you have such a...
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    Re: 5 x 7 film holder confusion

    So that wouldn't fit 12,7mm which is the width of the 5x7" film.....
    but of course half plate film sheats would fit a 5x7 filmholder - just to add to the confusion
    but I guess the op was actually...
  22. Re: Polaroid 20x24 Cameras and standard films?

    In the film Elsa mentions there were 6

    Great shot, can you post a bigger size of the print so we can enjoy all the gear shown?
  23. Re: Polaroid 20x24 Cameras and standard films?

    Is that the same camera that Elsa Dorfman was using for quite a time?
    see here:
  24. Re: My Cycle Poco 5x7 is Very Excited...

    Very nice device, but aren't the light rays - partly - not hindered by the funnel?
  25. Re: Picture frame refurbishing a la cheap with polyurethane

    Before coating, to get a smooth surface, fill in the pores of the wood. I do this by applying egg white on the surface before wet sanding with (ultra)fine sandpaper - let dry and only sand one last...
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    Re: Dating Derogy lens

    Although I don't have a Derogy lens in my little lens collection, I saw another variation; one that entails the address in Paris:

    "Derogy Optn
    Breveté s.g.d.g.
    quai de L'horloge 33
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes me your shot - guess made almost at the same spot and time - posted in...
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    Re: In Praise of 5x7... Post'em !

    Very nice...I've always liked those 'nifty' Zorki's :-)
  29. Re: G. Gennert camera: which plateholders?

    Thanks Ron, I guess this might also be the case for the smaller sized camera's but would be great if a fellow member could confirm this from own experience.
  30. G. Gennert camera: which plateholders?

    G. Gennert camera's come mostly with a spring back. Further I see that the holders of Gennert had very specific recesses matching the back of the camera - albeit they seem very hard to find:
  31. Re: unknown Rietzschel Baryt Anastigmat 60mm lens

    In my collection I recently rediscovered a Baryt lens by Rietzschel residing in an Unicum shutter. The lettering and numerals on the lens read as follows:
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    Re: Anybody recognize this camera?

    Better view of the Universal Juwel or Universal Palmos - it is the model with the 9x12cm format:
  33. Re: Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co camera - restoration

    ... and what I found about the address on the makers label:
    Crowded Out - Eastman moves to 115 Oxford Street by Ron...
  34. Re: Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co camera - restoration

    Ok here a pic of the completed camera with its 3 matching full plate holders - the bellows came out very well after rejuvenation - conditioned with the right lotion and oils the Russian leather...
  35. Re: Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co camera - restoration

    It would not be complete without a lensboard that could take my lenses / shutters. Therefore I had to replace the original one since that one had a very big hole and too many screwholes for my...
  36. Re: Rayments Patent camera - who has one? - need some measures

    Thanks for passing by Walden and giving info on your PS&R lens. In the meantime I got two of these nice lenses, one for fullplate - about 250mm and one for half plate.
    Would love to see your results.
  37. Re: Replicatiing the lensboard for a Perken, Son & Rayment camera

    Hello Peter, the pieces are so small that you can only cut them with a handsaw or with a dremel ; I've cut the slots with a little saw in a dremel. Here are some pictures of the self built...
  38. Re: Replicatiing the lensboard for a Perken, Son & Rayment camera

    Thanks and yes they break easily, but as said, once glued they provide a strong fit. Mine are about 1,4mm - I had 'to shave' the wood to the right thickness with a mini routerbit on a dremel (have...
  39. Re: Replicatiing the lensboard for a Perken, Son & Rayment camera

    Out of the clamps, the boards edges are sanded....since the lensboard is a tiny piece, a shooting board comes in handy...
  40. Re: Replicatiing the lensboard for a Perken, Son & Rayment camera

    Since the composite board is build from 5 pieces (a centre board, 2 breadboards and 2 splines), one has to use quite a few glue clamps. Not only to squeeze the parts together, but also - doing that -...
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