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    Re: Compur-Rapid cleaning woes

    I read the same Len, less is best, so I didn't put much in. So far, none has migrated to the blades, I'll keep an eye on it.
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    Re: Compur-Rapid cleaning woes

    Thanks for the advice guys, much appreciated. The lightest oil I have is 3-in-one so I put a few drops of it at the places that seemed appropriate, especially the slow speed escapement, then I...
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    Re: Compur-Rapid cleaning woes

    Aah, I see. Anyone know if there is a diagram online of where to lubricate on a Compur-Rapid?

    What sort of oil does it need?
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    Compur-Rapid cleaning woes

    Hi folks

    I have a Compur Rapid #00 in very nice condition, but sadly it sticks open on the slowest 4 speeds.

    So I removed the face plate and washed it out with lighter fluid. Hey Presto, it...
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    Re: Copal Press Shutter woes

    I am the sort of person that won't waste time and effort on dodgy equipment, so this shutter/lens combo has been put to one side awaiting maintenance. Interestingly, in the warm house now it is...
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    Re: Copal Press Shutter woes

    It's a Copal Press #0 I took from a Shackman oscilloscope camera. I wonder if taking it from the warm house into the cold was the reason, I'll see how it runs in the house.

    Interestingly,...
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    Re: Sharpness of paper negatives

    This is the sharpest I have got, two I made today came out so soft I threw them away and it definitely isn't shake or any other error.
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    Sharpness of paper negatives

    Hi folks

    I've been shooting paper negatives using Agfa Brovira Speed paper and I'm disappointed by the sharpness, or rather the lack of it.

    Is this to be expected from paper? The resolution...
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    Re: Leica Elmaron-P 250mm projection lens

    Beautiful picture! What is the lens, a Beck Symmetrical?
  10. Re: Wide Angle Lens for round image on 5X7 film

    Doesn't surprise me, you need to compromise, drop the MC requirement for instance. A lens like the Angulon 6.8/65 really doesn't need MC.
  11. Re: Wide Angle options for2x3 Century Graphic

    Cheers for the tip, I'll keep my eye out for one, is 60mm the shortest?

    Mwclassic have a coated one for 60 quid but I'm only gaining 5mm over my Angulon.
  12. Re: Wide Angle options for2x3 Century Graphic

    I'd love a 58mm XL, but will have to sell quite a few things.

    I can't get more than a tiny bit of front rise with my Angulon 65mm, I guess I'll just have to remove the wire finder frame as I do...
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    Re: Schneider Angulon f6.8 90mm

    Yup, definitely should be a cell in the back. :(
  14. Re: Wide Angle options for2x3 Century Graphic

    Thanks Dan, you've confirmed all my thoughts/fears. Trying to find any of the lenses mentioned is pretty difficult, and when they do appear on ebay it tends to be outside the EU which means incurring...
  15. Wide Angle options for2x3 Century Graphic

    Hi folks

    I am very happy with my Angulon 6.8/65 on my Century Graphic 23, at f16 and f22, where I shoot it, the IQ is excellent. However, I crave something wider.

    What options are there in the...
  16. Re: Wide Angle Lens for round image on 5X7 film

    65mm Angulon probably as the image circle is a bit smaller than the Super Angulon.
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    Re: Copal Press Shutter woes

    Thanks guys. I guess I'll have to study the DIY info and make a decision.
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    Copal Press Shutter woes

    Hi folks

    I took my Mamiya-Sekor 2.8/80 in Copal Press 0 shutter out to shoot today, not used it for 3-4 months and dammit, te slow speeds are now a lot sower than they should be. 1 sec is 3 or 4...
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    Re: cooke series II anastigmat?

    I have a 5 3/8" one made in 1912, stunningly good for such an old and simple lens.
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    Re: Paper negatives

    Cheers John. Scans using my old Epson Perfection 3200 then a little bit of tweaking of brightness/contrast in photoshop and added a sepia tint. I might have got lucky with this paper, it was still...
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    Re: Paper negatives

    30 year old Agfa Brovira Speed #5 paper rated at ISO 3. Stand developed to completion in Fomadon LQN.

    Wray HR Lustrar 5.6/82mm on Century Graphic 23, f5.6, 1/2 sec:
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  22. Re: Hugo Meyer & Co-Görlitz Doppel Anastigmat Veraplan 1:4,5 16,5cm

    Yes, dialytes work well in harsh lighting, their lower contrast becomes a benefit in such situations.
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    Re: Xenar Type D

    I have a 1950's vintage Xenar 3.5/105 that came with my Centuy Graphic 23, it's a 'normal' 4/3 tessar. Good lens, very sharp and contrasty.
  24. Re: Hugo Meyer & Co-Görlitz Doppel Anastigmat Veraplan 1:4,5 16,5cm

    Worth trying I think, dialytes are usually sharper than tessars but lower contrast due to more air-glass surfaces. I like dialytes a lot actually.
  25. Re: Hugo Meyer & Co-Görlitz Doppel Anastigmat Veraplan 1:4,5 16,5cm

    The Citonar is a dialyte 4/4 type. The Veraplan is also a dialyte I think, probably for the obsolete 10x15cm format.
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    Re: Meyer & Gorlitz Primotar 1:3.5 F=21cm

    It's a 4 elements in 3 groups tessar type. The serial number suggests it was made in 1937 or 1938.
  27. Re: A. M. lens: Who made it? "W W" code = ???

    I forgot to mention, I opened the rear cell and it has two airspaced elements, so it's not a tessar type.

    I can't get the front open, but the external curves are different to the rear cell so it's...
  28. Re: A. M. lens: Who made it? "W W" code = ???

    I was lucky, I bought two of these 4.5/5" together in a job lot of junk for next to nothing. The apertures in both didn't work, but the glass was fine. Yup, like the more common Ross WA Xpres 4/5"...
  29. Re: A. M. lens: Who made it? "W W" code = ???

    I don't have much time for internet nonsense to be honest, if you listened to every 'fact' you heard on the internet, you'd never learn much of value.

    So I prefer to ask the lens what it can do.
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  30. Re: A. M. lens: Who made it? "W W" code = ???

    I thought 'pot metal' just referred to alloy of uncertain composition that had been produced by melting down old cooking pots?

    Yes, 4.5 is suspiciously fast for a double gauss. I'll see if i can...
  31. Re: A. M. lens: Who made it? "W W" code = ???

    To be honest, the barrel has almost nothing to do with the origins, I have Dallmeyer lenses with very similar brass barrels.

    I'm not going to fall into the trap of making a generalisation not...
  32. Re: A. M. lens: Who made it? "W W" code = ???

    Andrew, what makes you think it's made by Ross?

    The two lenses are completely different, they both have heavy brass barrels but the design of the barrels has little in common.

    I have no idea...
  33. Re: A. M. lens: Who made it? "W W" code = ???

    I have two of these lenses, f4.5 5". They are a 4/4 double gauss design. One of mine has the WW code and the s/n 27473, the other has no code but the s/n 26705.

    They are not Ross Wide Angle Xpres,...
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    Re: WA suggestions for 8x10

    Cheers Roger.
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    Re: WA suggestions for 8x10

    No problem Ed, as long as you know how to use it! :)
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    Re: WA suggestions for 8x10

    Beautiful image Ed, is that lens a double gauss 4/4 type?
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    Re: DOF question 35mm vs. 4x5

    Excellent thread, one of the most informative I have read in a long time. I hope it doesn't get derailed by sarcastic, argumentative and unpleasant people.
  38. Re: How do I achieve Minolta Autocord image quality with a view camera?

    No, human vision interprets 3D through comparing two different viewpoints - we have two eyes!
  39. Re: How do I achieve Minolta Autocord image quality with a view camera?

    That's an excellent observation Patrick and I very much agree, the entire boundary edge of the subject must be in sharp focus and the separation of subject to background is very important too.
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    Re: Dallmeyer Triple Achromatic Lens

    One of these sold on ebay UK this week for just over 30ukp. I bid 31 and lost, didn't want to risk more as it looked rather beaten up and might not have been complete judging by the photos.
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