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    Re: Gitzo 1570m issues

    Had a similar problem with another brand a few years ago. I glued a thin sheet of cork, but it didn't last a year with normal use. So then I replaced it with a sheet of felt, problem solved. Since...
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    Re: Sinar F2 Vs Sinar Norma (4x5)

    With a good level to accurately confirm their alignment, easy to replace. Just beware of cheap rip-offs that are not accurate (not usable) or the holes for the screws will not align with the holes on...
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    Re: Sinar F2 Vs Sinar Norma (4x5)

    Have been using Sinars since the mid 1970s. All around favorite has always been the Norma, but for inside studio work the P made efficient shooting just a bit easier. For a time had and used a 4x5 F...
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    Re: Condenser lens in a snoot?

    Agree with Carsten. In the past I have adapted the reflector of driving light to get a focused beam of light and also the reflector off an industrial backup light to give me a wide beam. In both...
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    Re: Coverage of 19 inch Red Dot Artar?

    One thing to be aware of is that most Artars originally came in barrel mounts. Ones mounted in shutters were usually, but not always, custom lens mounting jobs. Another LF photographer that I was...
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    Re: blowing up a Kodak 2D

    Once drove (well actually pushed) my 1976 MG Midget into the basement after removing the sliding glass doors. About a half inch clearance on either side. Then religiously spent about an hour or so...
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    Re: Schneider Kreuznach Super Angulon MC XL 5,6/58

    If you will be shooting color, then plan on also buying a center ND filter. A Schneider IIIb (part #10590). Exposure correction is 1.5 and the filter thread M67x0.75. I believe that Rodenstock and...
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    Re: Tripod refurbish procedures

    Had an old Gitzo that had been in storage for probably 20 years. Everything on it seemed to be stiff. I don't really like WD40, but after wiping pretty much everything with WD40 and then wiping it...
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    Re: margins for alt process prints?

    My experiences is to have students practice coating paper using strong (room temperature) black coffee with both a rod and a brush. Most prefer one over the other, with the rod by far more preferred....
  10. Re: Is a Transparency that was Exposed Backwards Salvageable?

    In Photoshop go to image>Auto Color. Slim chance of working, but a few times it has performed miracles in "rescuing" a terrible looking image. It's worth a try....
  11. Re: I'm not sure if it's a popular size, but can I get some 5x7 camera recommendation

    I had a probably circa 1960s 5x7 Technika once for a very short time. Excellent plus condition and amazingly acquired for only around $200 at a multi-dealer Antique store in western Massachusetts....
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    Re: margins for alt process prints?

    I print whole plate and 8x10 on 11x14 paper. I now use a glass puddle pusher rod exclusively. One time I let a friend borrow my two brushes, and upon their return, they were never the same... With...
  13. Re: I'm not sure if it's a popular size, but can I get some 5x7 camera recommendation

    I'd seriously consider a 5x7 Sinar Norma. It is just a pleasure to work with. When I was looking for one, several 5x7 Norma's were going for more than buying a complete 4x5 Norma and then also a 5x7...
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    Re: Who is shooting 20x24 film nowadays?

    When I started shooting 14x17, I started out shooting paper negatives. With the camera tilted slightly down, I had serious problems with the paper sagging. Not so with film. I had tried using double...
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    Re: Rare lens maybe only exists in catalog

    When I was a student in the 1970s, I stopped by a Photo store in Bridgeport, CT. FS were 210 and 300 Apo-Lanthars in shutters and in like new condition. Next to them was an unusual lens which at the...
  16. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Beach Rock, Barkhamsted CT
  17. Thread: Nikor Canoe??

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    Re: Nikor Canoe??

    Used three of these way back when to process prints. Agitation was not random and if I recall correctly they didn't hold a lot of chemistry.
  18. Thread: Cougars

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    Re: Cougars

    Here in Connecticut we have Mountain Lions. Sightings are very rare. Confrontations with humans pretty much unheard of. Confrontations with pets unconfirmed but probable. One of my trail cams...
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    Re: LED light recommendations for dark box

    Google "Astronomy LED Red light". I prefer and use a red LED Headlamp. Some red LED penlight flashlights have multiple brightness modes. Bike lights for some reason have shorter working times in my...
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    Re: Rare lens maybe only exists in catalog

    First hand info: A friend of mine was a photographer in the US Navy. He told me that quite a number of exotic lenses were specced out by them and prototypes made by major manufactures. After the...
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    Re: Rare lens maybe only exists in catalog

    RE: Hypergon 200mm. I possibly saw one once FS by an auction house.
    1. Though it could have been a 150mm. It definitely was larger than a 120mm.
    2. More importantly the lens had only one element......
  22. Thread: The Road

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    Re: The Road

    Colorado outside of Denver probably in the late 1980s. 4x5 Chrome.
  23. Thread: 4x loupe

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    Re: 4x loupe

    My main loupes are a Pentax 5.5x, simple magnifier, Agfa Lupe 8x, small 10x loupe, and a pair of prescription eyeglasses.

    Pentax 5.5X: This is my favorite loupe except for using it with WA and...
  24. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Just passing on some of my observations and experiences...

    All my AI converted and AIS MF Nikkors work great for shooting IR - 20mm, 24mm, 35mm, 85mm, 135mm, 200mm, and 300mm. No hot spots.
    Both...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Trip up to Boston
    Tri-X shot with Leica & 35mm lens
  26. Re: Is this HAZE in 240mm G-Claron? Recommendations please?

    I tried to do this once and it was a complete failure. I am a very capable "do it your selfer", but not an optical technician. Best bet is to get another set of 240mm f/9 lens elements from a barrel...
  27. Re: Advice on lens with Cleaning marks on the Front optical element

    I have filled in cleaning scratches with black ink. Found it tricky to do, but after several tries filled in the scratches. The lens (Heliar) had a seriously lot of scratches on its front element,...
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    Re: Digital IR

    LifePixel's Super Color IR
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    Re: Digital IR

    Just got my Nikon Z6 back from being converted to IR. 20 minutes ago went to one of my favorite places in town. This is one of the first shots I took with my 24-70mm Z lens. To have auto focus work...
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    Re: LF hikers, do you remove plastic tree ribbons?

    Personally I have no patience for people putting ribbons on trees. Only exceptions I accept are for forestry use, surveyors, and the temporary marking of a proposed hiking route, and I'm sure that...
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    Re: Common Large Format Mistakes

    1. Forgetting the shutter release cord
    2. Talking to bystanders while I'm shooting with my 11x14 in the center of our town.
    3. When testing out a lens, not taking detailed notes but trusting my...
  32. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    Anyone who has printed Platinum/Palladium will list this first.
  33. Re: Looking for my first 8x10 field camera, what are my best options in 2021?

    An 8x10 Burke & James Commercial view camera is a good start. It was for me. After using it for a few years, I stripped the gray paint and refinished the wood. Ended up selling it for three times...
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    Re: Filter dilemma for 82mm solution

    For any filters 77mm or larger (well also 62mm) I go to eBay and buy NIkon, Canon, B&W, or Pentax brand used/pre-owned filters. They are high quality filters but because they may be 20-40 years old...
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    Re: Can someone identify this focusing accessory?

    I acquired the Sinar version for use on my Sinar and concur... I used mine a couple of times and then shelved it.
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    Re: Does changing aperture move the focus point

    How I have checked my vintage lenses for a focus shift:

    1. Set up my palm sized LED flashlight on one side of my basement. It has 4 rows of 6 LEDs in a rectangular pattern.
    2. On the other side...
  37. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    Seems as though buyers can still pay via PayPal.... Wonder how long that will last....
  38. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    I stopped selling on eBay last year after a buyer returned a camera to me after a few weeks saying that it was broken. I had sent it to him in mint condition and it was 100% working. He obviously did...
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    Re: How the Linhof Technika became Superů

    Great... now you've made me take a second or third look at acquiring a Technika... :-)
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    Re: A question on Buying an Item in UK via e-Bay

    Over the years I've bought items from England and from Germany. Never a problem with anything being shipped from the UK via Royal Mail. All packages arrived in a timely basis With items being shipped...
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