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  1. Re: LF hikers, do you remove plastic tree ribbons?

    When it snows in the northwest hills and mountains you often can't find the trail. These could be a very needed winter marking system. Markings like these are used for cross country trail skiing....
  2. Re: Large format shops near Tacoma, Washington?

    There is also Camera Tech's in Ballard - they sell used equipment - 2034 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107

    Phone: (206) 782-2433
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    Re: Velostigmat Series II; Info and Images

    Thank you Mark. From your wonderful posting I ventured to take my 12 inch Velostigmat II apart and remove the tiny screw that restricts the number of rotations for the outer ring - allowing for...
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    Re: Problem with New Fujinon W 135mm f5.6

    It may be that the shutter needs cleaning - often refereed to as a CLA (clean, lube, adjustment). Besides the T and B setting is the 1 second slow as well? If so this would be a indicator of a...
  5. Re: Tacoma Wash shops

    Seattle has Glaziers' Camera - they have some used cameras, lenses, film, paper, chemicals etc. You could check on line to see - it has been a while since I have been there. Kenmore Camera is...
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    Re: Framing and focusing in a breeze

    I use a Technikardan that has a focusing hood - it is useful to use sometimes - I use a long focus magnifier. I use traditional a dark cloth which is a problem in the wind. Shooting in the wind is...
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    Re: Kodak Dry Plates

    We used a lot of ortho film when I was in High School in graphic arts for the pre-press work. I used to play with it at that time in the early 1970's altering full tone to line etc. offset negatives...
  8. Re: How are Camera Bellows UK bellows holding up over time???

    I have had one of their standard bellows for my Technikardan for somewhere around 20 years. I sent the old bellows in with the frames attached. The replacement bellows still looks new.
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    Re: Pet Pictures, Any Format.

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    Fang
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

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    digital image with Cannon 24mm perspective control lens
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    Re: post your trees!

    4x5 Technikardan shot with with 300mm Nikor M lerns F/45 - 20 seconds Tri-x film developed in HC110 - the light was overcast
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    Re: how old are we?

    I am 65 soon to change.
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    Re: Camera / tripod brace for vibration

    Neil you are absolutely correct. The heavier the camera the more stress (moment arm) there is on the tripod to camera joint. The tripod is basically a three dimensional truss - so its not moving. ...
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    Re: Camera / tripod brace for vibration

    Urmem, I have not tried weighting the tripod down yet but I will try it.
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    Re: Camera / tripod brace for vibration

    Thank you Bernice. I thank you for all of your thoughts. I have noticed that the longer the extension the more problems seen to occur. I have been experimenting with a second tripod - but I think...
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    Re: Camera / tripod brace for vibration

    Joshua, your solution is exactly what I have been looking at. Are the Magic Arms rigid enough to transfer the compression / tension loads to the legs - with the hinge joint in the center? This...
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    Re: Camera / tripod brace for vibration

    Daniel - your solution to camera vibration is similar to what Edward Weston used on his 8x10. I think that the Sinar Norma 8x10 is one of the most robust cameras. My issue is the connection...
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    Camera / tripod brace for vibration

    I have been using longer exposure times recently with smaller apertures for close up work in the field. Camera movement seems to be an issue. I have gone to using 2 tripods for longer exposures...
  19. Re: Do you standardize your screw-on filters by thread size?

    I standardized on 67mm with step up rings for most of my newer lenses. I did buy a series 9 set for a couple of larger lenses. I also have a series 6 set for older small lenses. It seems one size...
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    Re: Red "D" on Nikkor-W 300mm f5.6

    I have a Nikkor-W 240mm lens - serial number 777--- that is earlier (I assume) than your 78---- serial number lens. My lens does not have the "D" or "R" letter designation. It could be as mentioned...
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    Re: Wide angle lenses for 8x10

    I have been shooting 4x5 for many years and have a variety of lenses from 75mm to 19 inch. Several years ago I bought a Calumet "black beast" to try out 8x10 format. I love the format - but there...
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    Re: Jacob Riis

    Jacob Riis work is listed and shown in Beaumont Newhall's "History of Photography" and Michel Frizot's "A new History of Photography." I took photography classes in the early 1970's and the...
  23. Re: Lens Comparison: 135mm 4.7 Xenar and 135mm 4.5 Heliar

    The out of focus area with the Heliar lens seems more pronounced. Was the f/stop or focus different between the Heliar and the Xenar lenses? They are both are fine lenses - but they may do slightly...
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    Re: Good Morning

    Karl, welcome to the website. I am also a professional architect - and practice in Washington State. As John says above a bag bellows for wide angle lens use is very useful for architectural...
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    Re: Worthy Linhof Contenders

    I bought a used Technikardan years ago because I take a lot of architectural photographs. It has a bag bellows available. I have used the bag bellows with: 58mm, 75mm, 90mm, 92mm 112mm, and 135mm...
  26. Re: Framing a darkroom against concrete wall

    You really will want to insulate and finish your darkroom. You will want it heated and you will want to control the moisture in it. I would suggest that you dig out and waterproof (not damp-proof)...
  27. Re: Seeking a newer 4x5 camera for mostly landscape

    I have been using a Technikardan for a number of years. I bought it for its versatility. There are many very fine cameras built - it depends what you want the camera to do. I shoot architecture...
  28. Re: Thoughts on the “tailboard” design for 8x10?

    I use a Calumet C-1 8x10 now - as Tin Can said it uses a friction focusing system. Before the Calumet 8x10 I used a old wooden 8x10 Camera the was for the most part push and pull rear standard- as...
  29. Re: It happened to me! What Disasters or Near-misses have you had while Shooting?

    I was working for an architect and shooting a fraternity building that the firm had designed. I mounted the camera on a quick release (an old Bogen one) and started to level the camera and find...
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    Re: Still Life 2020

    207060207060 Barrel 8 1/4" Dagor, LUC Shutter, daylight f/32 - 4 seconds Tri-X 4x5 HC-110
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    Re: Shot abandonment

    I like JP above usually abandon a possible image sooner than when I close the shutter, cock the shutter put in the film holder, and pull the dark-slide. Sometimes the idea of the image found with my...
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    Re: 8x10 Camera + Accessories: Advice

    Lighter 8x10 equipment equals a lot more expense. For that matter 8x10 equals a lot more expense. A 300mm Nikor W is a big lens - I have a 240mm Nikor W - it gets left behind in the car a lot. A...
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    Re: Large Format Industryscapes

    206630 Nikor M 300mm - HC-110 N-1 - no filter - 4x5 Linhof Technikardan Conway, Washington
  34. Re: Are there alternatives for Schneider Super Angulon XL 210mm to cover 11x14"?

    There is a 210mm Super Angulon for sale on E-bay $2,250. My 8x10 doesn't have the movements to use one of these.
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    Re: Homemade Camera Obscura

    You will get perspective correct with a camera obscura. Looks like a wonderful job that you have done. Many artists would be envious!
  36. Re: Do I need to worry about really heavy lenses causing damage?

    Yes - really heavy lenses can ruin you camera. Years ago I put a heavy 12" Velostigmat (in a #5 Betax shutter) lens on a old wooden 8x10. After using it for a while it broke the front standard of...
  37. Re: G-Claron 150mm f/11 - Any info appreciated

    I looks like F/9 is shown on the side of the front elements for the setting of the aperture. When looking thru the lens (if this is true) is there a visible aperture change you can see?
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    Re: Please help ID

    Yes Oren is right - I have one
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    Re: Used gear and availability

    simdil, the bellows are expensive for a Technikardan (from Linhof) - especially the main bellows. I sent my standard bellows in to a bellows maker in England to have a new one made. The wide angle...
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    Re: Tape like a post it note

    drafting tape, drafting dots
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