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  1. Re: convert standard film holder to Graflex lipped holder

    Yes, I have holders, a couple of roll holders, and some bag mags, but the bag mags give me the greatest pleasure of the mess.

    A hint for buying holders is that you have to check everything because...
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    Re: Flash Socket for Old Shutter?

    My experience with Paramount cords is that it's worth haviing a cord for each shutter, then leaving it there. Because the P cords fit so tightly, I'm always wary of ripping the posts right out when I...
  3. Re: convert standard film holder to Graflex lipped holder

    Is there some reasonable resistance to just buying the right thing and using that? They aren't unobtainable, and because the size you want isn't desirable they aren't even particularly expensive.
  4. Re: convert standard film holder to Graflex lipped holder

    Graflex holders have a groove lightlock along the slide side, instead of the ridge found on normal holders. How will you deal with that?
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    Re: Rail size for a CALUMET 4X5 CC401?

    As people have said, KEH, while a good place, has some problems. I ordered a basic Cambo 4x5 from them once, and they sent the much fancier (and much larger) geared model, in a large box with one...
  6. Re: 300mm f5.6 TeleCongo Lens ... Which doesn't exist?

    Looking for the emblem on the shutter speed dial, I found this shutter with a similar dial, a Durax: https://www.flickr.com/photos/camerawiki/39966059143/in/pool-camerawiki
  7. Re: 300mm f5.6 TeleCongo Lens ... Which doesn't exist?

    It looks like a Prontor Press shutter, but of an older vintage than I would expect for the lens. Anyway, it's a mechanical shutter, not electric.
  8. Re: Goerz Doppel Anastigmat Serie III No 7 360mm f6 COVERAGE or lens catalogue

    http://www.piercevaubel.com/cam/catalogs/1895goerzlp723.htm
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    Re: 15" Tele-Raptar front group FL question

    The center of the elements, basically where you should be measuring, in that lens is quite a bit forward.The position of the aperture is irrelevant.
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    Re: 15" Tele-Raptar front group FL question

    With the front in front it is about f/2,8, in back, about f/5.,6 The focal length is around 180mm--I have never attempted to measure it precisely. The effect is different in front or in back: in back...
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    Re: 8x10 Camera + Accessories: Advice

    The Bogen 3057 head is great, but it's much too large and heavy for your application. Pix don't do justice to the size.
  12. Re: Replacement corner pins for 8x10 back (ie Deardorff, B&J, Ansco etc.)

    That's what I did.
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    Re: Advice on 4x5 compatible 5x7 field camera

    I want to sign in with the Korona guys. My 5x7 (and I have a 4x5 back, too) is a delightful and well-thought out camera. It's got front and back extensions and huge bellows draw, but will also work...
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    Re: 4x5 lenses: telephoto and portraiture

    There's a lens that hasn't been mentioned that I really think should be in everyone's bag and that's the 15" Tele-Raptar / Tele-Optar. Its an excellent lens with flange focus around 9 inches, so you...
  15. Re: Buying large format lenses... (Newby question)

    Universal is universal. And for this one-off job I'd buy something cheap on Ebay.
  16. Re: Curiosity testing for diffraction limitation -- very general

    If I were doing it I'd shoot newspaper, and I'd shoot at a slight angle to minimize the effect of focus shift (since you'd always be able to find somewhere on the tilted paper that was in focus,...
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    Re: July Portraits

    Odd in the best of ways. I like it.
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    Re: 210mm or 240mm for Portraits?

    Well, basically I agree with Bernice. . . if you were doing anything but portraits. Everyone has a default, and his is plasmats--there's nothing "neutral" about that recommendation, either.. Mine is...
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    Re: 210mm or 240mm for Portraits?

    To me it looks hard. Same shot two lenses would be interesting.
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    Re: 210mm or 240mm for Portraits?

    It doesn't seem to have been mentioned here that many portrait photographers do not like the rendition of all of the modern lenses named, finding the out of focus areas unpleasant relative to the...
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    Re: 2 Flanges on 1 board

    Well there's an idea I would never have thought of!
  22. Re: Burke & James 8x10 geared focus rail pinion pressure ?

    I briefly had the 5x7 version, and mine was nearly new. It did that, and I think it's normal. These were never really a quality product, though they certainly are tough! Maybe both of our cameras...
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    Re: Lightweight stable tripod platform

    I have my 5x7 and 8x10 Ansco views each mounted on a piece of wood just like this, with the two holes lined up to the two holes in the cameras' bases, and the mounting hole at the ideal balance point...
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    Re: Prism Finder for Ebony Camera

    In this type of finder the image is right side up, reversed left to right. It is used for both focus and framing. Practically speaking, it completely eliminates the need for a dark cloth, especially...
  25. Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    Art comes from working within restrictions. I remember when cheap motors came out for 35mm cameras. I was a newspaper photog at the time. I'd go to an event and there'd be tons of amateurs shooting...
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    Sticky: Re: Kickstarter Projects--No Longer Posted Here

    I'm fine with what the mods do. I may disagree once in a while in a small way, but their work has made this the most civil, information-filled forum I have ever participated in. I'm not going to...
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    Re: Turner Reich Triple Conv. date..

    Mine shows the tiniest bit of separation around the edges, completely insignificant, which is a common problem with these lenses. I don't find it hard to think that in the 50s and 60s it would have...
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    Re: Turner Reich Triple Conv. date..

    I've got a 5x8 version (8.5", I guess), #214900, and it's uncoated, so the several mentioned before that with coating must have been among the first coated ones, or coated later.
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    Re: What model is this Graflex

    Looks like yours is a Series B, and of course you can use it for whatever you wish!
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaeldarnton/17146398051/
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    Re: June Portraits

    Nice portrait!
    What lens, Randy? Something fuzzy, it appears?
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    Re: What model is this Graflex

    I have a couple, and they are my favorite Graflex. It was my original lust-camera, which I first saw a camera magazine in the 50s, and I didn't think I'd ever find one until Ebay came along and made...
  32. Re: Do I need to worry about really heavy lenses causing damage?

    Based on what I see of pix of the camera, your most likely chance of damage is ripping the track covers off the bed. Because of the WA configuration of the camera, and the possibility that you'll be...
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    Re: Pismo Beach on fire?

    Don't know why you're having a problem---I got plenty of hits when I just looked to see what a Pismo is.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=pismo+ca
    Click over to the news page and there's even more.
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    Re: how to work out shims

    I think you misunderstand shims, but will leave the explanation to someone else. Your macro does not have a shim because it is a macro.
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    Re: June Portraits

    Ari, is good!
  36. Re: What can cause TINY TINY white spots on a neg?

    Based on your margins, it looks like those are BLACK spots on the negative. And if they are white spots on the neg, do you mean white, or do you actually mean clear? Obviously the cause is going to...
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    Re: June Portraits

    Ari, what f stop for that one?
    Four turns past the stop on my 12/4.5 SF Velostigmat, and you'd be staring at a pile of glass on the floor. 3.5 turns, max.
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    Re: Dark Trailer Dark Slides

    This sounds spiritually similar to my hidden studio.
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    Re: Tripod recommendation for 4X5 studio camera

    If you don't have an elevation crank on the column you might regret it once you try someone else's, later!
  40. Re: Portraits: Fujinon SFS lenses vs. Fujinon 240 A + Soft Focus filter

    If you look through my LF Flicker pages you'll find some different SF lenses represented. Which is which is noted in the text underneath. The one I personally like the quality of best is simply the...
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