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    Re: Wista Ground Glass Sandwich Question

    Go to the Wista web site and see what all of their accessories are. B&H has only a small listing of Wista accessories.
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    Re: Wista Ground Glass Sandwich Question

    Wista currently offers a sandwich of a ground glass, a fresnel and an overlay glass. Why donít you call Bob at Precision. They are local to you and the factory service center.
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    ď April 10, 1849
    Washington - Walter Hunt, of New York, NY, received patent #6,281 for the safety pin on April 10, 1849. Hunt's pin was made from one piece of wire, which was coiled into a spring at...
  4. Re: Centre filters for UWA lens - rear element instead of front

    Except the fall off already occurred when the light rays pass through the rear element. Also, placing a filter behind the lens creates a focus shift = 1/3rd the thickness of the filter material.
  5. Thread: Avedon

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    Re: Avedon

    No, he was not with Buddy Holly. Nor was he with any other singer in plane crashes. He did it all by himself.
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    See for yourself. Take your lens off. Point the camera at a light source, move your loupe towards and away from the gg till you sharply see its grain. That is the point where your loupe is sharply...
  7. Re: The elusive Linhof Technika electronic rangefinder?

    I played with it from the day it was announced at Photokina until the day I recalled all the ones sold in the USA. It was an interesting concept but awkward to use. Actually it was invented by a...
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    Re: Flash Socket for Old Shutter?

    If your flash unit accepts a household plug to connect it then you just need a common cheater cord sold by most electronic and computer parts stores. Or an old razor cord. Otherwise you will have to...
  9. Re: What small lightweight lens for 4x5 backpacking?

    Except he never tested many lenses that were current while he was doing his ďtestsĒ.
  10. Thread: Avedon

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    Re: Avedon

    And now, Peter Lik.
  11. Re: The elusive Linhof Technika electronic rangefinder?

    Electronic measuring system. Unfortunately it never worked properly and was recalled after a year or so. One of the ones that we sold through a dealer in AZ was never returned.
    But the owner has a...
  12. Thread: Avedon

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    Re: Avedon

    And they both made very good livings from that. You may as well include Bert Stern, Gowland, And almost every other successful pro in the list.
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    Either be slightly out of focus by resting it on the gg or fresnel or try to hold it at the proper distance so the grain of the gg is in sharp focus while, at the same time, focusing the camera and...
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    Re: Schneider Symmar S 210 5.6 help

    They also made some gold lenses for special edition LInhof cameras like the 50th anniversary Master Technika in a series of 50 sets. We had one of those gold lenses stolen from our warehouse.
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    Re: Help with Super Topcor 5,6/120?

    That raised screw on one side of the back of the shutter can not be an alignment screw as it would prevent the shutter from sitting perfectly flush on the lens board. More likely it is used as an...
  16. Thread: Avedon

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    Re: Avedon

    Not a white sheet in his studio it was a giant white cycloramic wall illuminated on each side by floor to ceiling banks of strobe heads and with a huge white umbrella suspended over the subjects...
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    There is a LInhof historical group on FB.
  18. Re: Wista Parts - Fine focus lock / tensioner

    Closing wasnít our choice. Our owner in Switzerland decided to close out all of his photo holdings. We were that companyís first non European photo acquisition in 1983 and we were the last photo...
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    You writing a book?
    Yes, correct.
  20. Re: Wista Parts - Fine focus lock / tensioner

    We closed HP Marketing in 2014. Omega Satter is the successor to us in the USA. They wonít know about parts for long discontinued models. The factory will know. Ask them.
  21. Re: Wista Parts - Fine focus lock / tensioner

    Why not direct your question to the Wista web site?
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    No. The lll came out in Oct 1946. The Technika ll 57 was made from 46 till 50.
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    1961 Super Technika IV
  24. Thread: Avedon

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    Re: Avedon

    No, it was very easy. The assistant was shooting withm his Mamyia TLR with them75mm lenses but Avedon used the the Rollei 2.8 f with the 80mm Planar.
    Enough stray light came off the high key...
  25. Thread: Avedon

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    Re: Avedon

    When I was with Rollei of America I made some visits to him when he was having a flare problem his assistant couldnít solve. Turned out one of the background lights was slightly angled and was...
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    Re: Upgrading a lens shutter

    Go to Jeff at Quality Camera behind GT and he should be able to help you. He is by appointment only.
  27. Re: Mystery paper: Supre-Print ultra-rapid process stabilization paper

    Just what the label says. You need an old stabilization processor. Donít know if they have been made since the 70s. I had the Ilford in the late 60s. The chemistry was so corrosive that it would eat...
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    Re: Rodenstock Aperture Scales

    Very nice!!
    They arenít as crisp as real ones though. The numbers look a little smudged.
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    Re: Imagon 250 compound copal exchange?

    The ones that we imported from Rodenstock were a direct fit. You unscrewed the lens bar from the rear of its tube and it screwed directly into the rear of the 3 shutter. You involved the trim ring...
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    Re: Ground glass questions

    Are you trying to say that you have a ground glass plus a separate fresnel plus one of the cheap fresnel sheets?

    That simply isnít the correct way to set up a camera if that is how you did it.
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  31. Re: Should I get a center filter for my 65mm Nikon-SW f/4 & 90mm Sinaron-W f/6.8?

    Very doubtful. A renter pays for mistreatment.
  32. Re: Excited and Stoked, 4x5 Black Edition Intrepid

    Your not wrong but it is corrected for medium format digital imaging. Optimal aperture is f8 rather then f22 as the film versions were. It also covers a much smaller image circle.
  33. Re: Excited and Stoked, 4x5 Black Edition Intrepid

    Congratulations, but that Apo Sironar Digital is not a film lens and you will barely cover 45 film with it.
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    NOT a lll. The earliest number for a post war lll was 2021
  35. Re: Should I get a center filter for my 65mm Nikon-SW f/4 & 90mm Sinaron-W f/6.8?

    Rental centers usually kept better care of their equipment then sole owners. The terms of their rental contract made the renter liable for damage and all equipment was inspected and cleaned before...
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    Re: Linhof Dekel Shutter History

    Before the cameras Valetin LInhof made shutters that were see by companies like Zeiss, Kodak, Voigtlander, etc.
    When LInhof began to make cameras they sold their shutter business to a neighboring...
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    Re: Super Graphic Viewfinder

    LInhof Multifocus Finders have a long history and have changed considerably through the decades. The modern version, on the market for over 30 years, is what you are looking for. Unlike the earlier...
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    1947
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    Re: Rodenstock Aperture Scales

    We sold all of the ones that we had left after we closed to Omega Brandess, they may still have some. Also ask Bob at Precision in CA.
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    Re: Going Wide on 5x7

    90mm 45 Grandagon N MC or the Spo Grandagon covrper 57 easily.
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