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    ULF Dolly

    Hello,

    I am currently shooting with a 14x17 Wisner on a Ries tripod. Quite often I use the same camera for still life images indoors.

    I was wondering what dollies are out there that can carry...
  2. Lens Review: Goerz Dagor 19" (480mm) f/7.7

    Reaching out to the forum to see if anybody has used this lens and in case would appreciate it if you could share experiences and sample pictures taken with it.

    I know it has good coverage and...
  3. Lens Review: Bausch & Lomb 14x17 Tessar IIb 485/6.3

    Reaching out to the forum to see if anybody has used this lens and in case would appreciate it if you could share experiences and sample pictures taken with it.

    I know it has good coverage and...
  4. Re: For Sharing: My Wisner 11x14 Restoration

    Thank you! That is flattering though I am not doing it for business. Bellieve it or not this was just my first time restoring.



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    Re: spring steel for camera back?

    Reviving this thread.

    I picked up several referrals to mcmaster—so the feeler gauges work well and would last as spring backs?

    Or are there other options at McMaster that would work as well or...
  6. Re: LF: Stainless Spring Steel for Rear Standard

    Thanks! Will give this a think.

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  7. LF: Stainless Spring Steel for Rear Standard

    Reaching out to the group—what would be the best material to recreate LF spring backs? I have an upcoming restoration and would need help which material works best and where to source them.
    ...
  8. For Sharing: My Wisner 11x14 Restoration

    Dismantled the camera, worked in the dings and blemishes on the woodwork and refinished it to a satin matte finish. Cleaned up all metal bits down to the screws and replated them brushed gold....
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    Re: Wisner 11x14 Question

    Thanks Richard, appreciate it.

    I was thinking the replating caused the threads to tighten up.

    Given that there are two knobs on each side of the frame, which groove/provision on the body does...
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    Wisner 11x14 Question

    With the unending lockdowns for the past two years from where I live it's been quite difficult to get help overseas to get my Wisner 11x14 restored.

    Alas, after a few months I was able to...
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    Wisner 11x14 Restoration

    With the unending lockdowns for the past two years from where I live it's been quite difficult to get help overseas to get my Wisner 11x14 restored.

    Alas, after a few months I was able to...
  12. Re: Schneider Corp. of America (Kern) Gold Dot Dagor 14" f/8 (355/8)

    Mine is mounted on an older Copal #3 shutter—i'm assuming it's the single coated one and does not have threads for screw in filters—thanks for reminding re: SK Grimes makes sense to have a slip on...
  13. Re: Schneider Corp. of America (Kern) Gold Dot Dagor 14" f/8 (355/8)

    Agree.

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  14. Schneider Corp. of America (Kern) Gold Dot Dagor 14" f/8 (355/8)

    Hello,

    I recently got handed down a Schneider GD Dagor and I wanted to seek the group's general consensus or feedback about this lens, real world pros and cons, and perhaps which application it...
  15. Docter 240mm Apo-Germinar W for 11x14

    Hello,

    Is there any resources online with regards to the lens coverage of the Docter 240mm Apo-Germinar W? I did a lens test on my Wisner 11x14 Technical Field and noticed sharp cuts on my edges....
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    Re: Wobbly Ries Tripod Head

    The wobble is coming from the side tilt function of the A250 head. Where the forward tilt is secure when locked down, the side/left-right tilt has a wobble or play even when locked when my 11x14 ...
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    Re: Wobbly Ries Tripod Head

    Nuts-wise you are referring to those that can be tightened using a hex key?

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    Re: Wobbly Ries Tripod Head

    A-250

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    Wobbly Ries Tripod Head

    I have a Wisner 11x14 camera that I usually mount on my Ries outfit.

    I noticed that when everything is locked down my camera still tilts left to right.

    Are there nuts tighten the head further...
  20. Wisner Technical Field 11x14 Lensboards

    Any Wisner 11x14 camera users in the group?

    Trying to figure out the correct Lensboards dimensions for the camera as mine came without any.

    Old manuals show it's 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" but based on...
  21. Re: Alt Process Chemicals; How long can they last?

    Just chiming in, I received old stock sealed 25ml bottles of Sodium Chloroplatinite (Pt Sol 3). I noticed that they have some coagulation—can this still be used? If so, what to do with the build...
  22. Platinum Solution #3: Does it go bad?

    I was able to acquire several bottles of unused pt solution for platinum printing and I noticed that the solution has coagulated a little bit, is this still usable? What can I...
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    Film Holder Labels/Stickers

    Hello,

    Just having a bit of OCD but wanted to ask the group anyway. My for some reason the stickers on my film holders (5x7 and 8x10) have started to peel off, all of them in great condition...
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    Merry Christmas to All!

    Just wanted to thank the forum and to everybody that I've had exchanges with. Thanks for all the tips and learnings.

    Tonight I wash my Christmas Eve platinotype. Happy...
  25. Re: 8x10 Wide Angle Lenses for Still Life

    Beautiful.
  26. Re: 8x10 Wide Angle Lenses for Still Life

    Thanks for all the responses and samples. Still continuing my research.
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    Re: Strobes and Pops

    Yeah figured that out now, thanks!
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    Re: Strobes and Pops

    My bad, thanks for all the inputs!

    The table I should have shared:

    Initial exposure; 1 pop e.g. f/8
    + 1 stop; +2 pops; e.g. f/11
    + 2 stops; +4 pops e.g. f/16
    + 3 stops; +8 pops e.g. f/22
    +...
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    Strobes and Pops

    Hello! Calling on to the knowledge of the group.

    How do I determine the correct amount of additional pops per stop?

    Is my math correct?

    1 pop; initial exposure e.g. f/8
    2 pops; +1 stop ...
  30. Re: Bellows Extension Factor & Flash Photography

    Yes correct, for clarity, I am just shooting still objects.

    Are the only exposure controls left just my aperture and flash power?

    So if I needed for example +2 stops from my bellows...
  31. Re: Bellows Extension Factor & Flash Photography

    Yes, acquainted with the inverse square law.

    The long and short of it is, if I wanted to stick to my aperture for creative reasons, that means the only control I have is flash power correct? So...
  32. Bellows Extension Factor & Flash Photography

    Hello,

    I am starting to get a handle on using strobes with my indoor photography and I wanted to ask people in the forum how you work in your bellows ext. factor (and other exposure...
  33. Re: Strobes, Lighting, Metering, and Digital 'Polaroids'

    Thanks will do a search for old threads.

    What digital camera do you use if you don't mind me asking?

    Also, do you find a big difference in exposure values when plugging in digital camera values...
  34. Strobes, Lighting, Metering, and Digital 'Polaroids'

    Hello,

    I recently shifted to using Broncolor strobes for my indoor work.

    I wanted to ask two things:

    1. Using a flash meter and measuring light, how do you go about dictating the aperture...
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    Re: LF Flash Sync

    Two (2) power packs with two (2) lamps each—is this possible?

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    LF Flash Sync

    Hello,

    Planning on having two broncolor power packs and about 4 lamps to start using strobes for my still life set ups.

    How can I effectively trigger my lampheads with sync cords?

    Jurgen
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    Invisible Marks on Negatives

    I discovered something earlier while cleaning up after a platinum printing session.

    I usually fire up my UV box just to check it before I put it away, while doing so in the dark, ambient UV from...
  38. Re: Lampheads, Powerpacks, & Still Life Photography

    That is correct.

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  39. Re: Lampheads, Powerpacks, & Still Life Photography

    Yeah I was thinking within those lines as well. Effectively eliminating the need to calculate reciprocity as well.

    Are you using modelling lamps to guide you?

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  40. Lampheads, Powerpacks, & Still Life Photography

    Hello!

    I'm relatively new to using flash lighting whilst using my 8x10 camera.

    I know that sync speed is not an issue with leaf shutters but more than that I would like to understand the...
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