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  1. Re: Cambo Wide 650 - Impressions and question regarding close focusing...

    I just came across this thread - I missed out chasing my digital tail for a bit there - and love reading up on this camera.

    I’ve had three Cambo wides now. An old 650 with an image circle that...
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    Re: Northern Virginia/Washington, DC

    I hope that it's relevant, too - I would love to meet up in person after the pandemic and would appreciate being included in Zoom meet ups until then. Thanks!
  3. Re: Tintype Portrait Exhibition in NYC until Nov 29th

    Looks awesome! Congratulations!
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    Re: Gowlandflex question

    No luck. That would have made my year - I’d love an easy fix! ;)

    Thank you.
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    Re: Gowlandflex question

    I just compared the viewing ground glass and the taking ground glass from head and shoulders head portrait distance (about six feet or so) and waste up portrait (about 12 feet) - from both distances,...
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    Re: Gowlandflex question

    Thank you for weighing in - I appreciate it. I am going to run through a few low-risk tests tonight though fear that this may quickly jump above my comfort level.
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    Re: Gowlandflex question

    This is fascinating stuff - thank you. I think that you are correct re misusing "collimate" and I will use a different word or phrase going forward.

    I cannot wait to get the testing rolling later...
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    Re: Gowlandflex question

    Thank you for the info - I appreciate it.

    I am not a TLR aficionado. Are these collimation problems also common with Rollei and Mamiya TLRs?

    I will share the results of the target tests...
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    Re: Gowlandflex question

    Thank you for the tips - I appreciate it. I primarily am looking to use it for head and shoulders portraits so if a sweet spot is inevitable I would prefer for it to land closer than further away.
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    Re: Gowlandflex question

    Heeeeeello all -

    I’ve shot a dozen sheets of film and unfortunately am pretty frustrated - my lenses appear to be out of collimation. Or sync. Or something. ;)

    The following Spydercal target...
  11. Thread: Developer trays

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    Re: Developer trays

    A decade or so ago John mentored me in the darkroom over the better part of a few months - after a few years away from the darkroom, it was a joy to get real instruction from a great printer. John...
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    Re: Gowlandflex question

    Thanks for the tip - I will have to look into picking up some readers! I was hoping that I wouldn't cross into reading glasses territory until later in life though suppose that my entry would be...
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    Re: Gowlandflex question

    Hey all - yet another question.

    Is there a problem with storing this camera on its back (horizontally, lenses pointed up)? Or am I courting issues with the viewing lens mirror alignment or sone...
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    Re: Gowlandflex question

    Hello all -

    The friendly folks at Catlabs clarified their success with rotating the Graflok - no tools necessary, just firmly twist from the corners into portrait orientation.

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Gowlandflex question

    I am primarily interested - scratch that - only interested in using this for portraiture and in portrait orientation. I’m waiting to hear back from the seller re their experience with changing the...
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    Re: Gowlandflex question

    Does anyone have advice on the thumbscrew mentioned here?

    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?69858-Gowlandflex-vertical-shots-L-bracket

    My Gowlandflex was advertised...
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    Re: Gowlandflex question

    Hey there-

    Thank you for weighing in - I appreciate it. I took off the GG panel and was surprised to find the mysterious hardware secured by an interior nut for seemingly no purpose. No connection...
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    Gowlandflex question

    Hello all -

    I just picked up a 4x5 Gowlandflex TLR and cannot wait to jump into it. Iíve read through many of the Gowlandflex and Gowlandflex adjacent threads on here and appreciate everyoneís...
  19. Re: New to 8x10 - Calumet C questions (ground glass, case, etc.)

    Thanks for the cautionary tip - I would hate to see any rocking and rolling with this camera (or any camera) mounted.
  20. Re: New to 8x10 - Calumet C questions (ground glass, case, etc.)

    All fantastic info - thank you! I am particularly intrigued by the suggestion to practice with X-ray film. I have never shot on it though the price is right and the devotees here seem to love it. ...
  21. Re: New to 8x10 - Calumet C questions (ground glass, case, etc.)

    Jose -

    Thank you for the tips - I appreciate it. The cost of 8x10 sheet film is staggering and I am tempted to get repetitions in with a reducing back first.

    Re weight, I think that this is...
  22. New to 8x10 - Calumet C questions (ground glass, case, etc.)

    Hey all -

    Iíve dabbled in 4x5 and now am taking the plunge into 8x10 - abandon all hope, right? Itís a big change from 4x5 on the Calumet CC-400 or Cambo Wide. Wish me luck.

    A long forgotten...
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    Re: Type 55 longevity???

    Hey there - please check your PM's. Thanks.
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    Re: Hello from Morocco! An update -

    Thank you for the info - I am going to reach out this afternoon! What an adventure!
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    Re: Hello from Morocco! An update -

    Vanessa! With posting on the forum, the world just became a tad smaller - I just emailed you an hour ago!

    I hope to meet Benbrahim in the near future. He is behind the marche central or the...
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    Re: Hello from Morocco! An update -

    My wife may disagree! :rolleyes:
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    Re: Hello from Morocco! An update -

    How did I miss this response for over a year? I would have killed to have access to a darkroom...and am moving back to the states in two months!

    Oh well!
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    Re: Thoughts on the new MOD54?

    I have been using the original Mod54 with Tmax 100 and haven't had any film slippage or uneven development (with a pre-soak) issues.
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    Re: Assignment in Morocco

    Hollis -

    The new images are great. The portraits from the tannery are especially fantastic - great work.

    Hopefully your next trip stays closer to the plan, though these images should make you...
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    Re: Assignment in Morocco

    Hollis -

    After looking at your site (again), I see that you are familiar with Marrakech and probably know your way around better than many of our visitors.

    Please let me know if I can help...
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    Re: Assignment in Morocco

    Hollis -

    Moulay Idriss is a very, very small place that, as you know, is much closer to Fes than Casa. That being said, the Casa airport is busier and larger (and usually has many more...
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    Re: December portraits

    Awesome!
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    Re: Assignment in Morocco

    Hello all -

    I live in Morocco and have flown in and out since arriving. Feel free to drop me an email with any questions re: Morocco. joeldowling (AT) gmail (DOT) com.

    Where are you going...
  34. Re: Lee Big Stoppers on the dreaded auction site - bogus or the real deal?

    Sounds good to me. Thanks for the info!
  35. Re: Lee Big Stoppers on the dreaded auction site - bogus or the real deal?

    Thanks for the tip - I would rather buy it from one of the little guys than one of the big guys than one of the scoundrels on the auction site. :)
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    Re: Flying (Air France) with processing chemistry?

    I have flown with them since my comment posted above. They are still horrible - no gate rep until ten minutes after published boarding times, flights that show up two hours late without any...
  37. Re: Lee Big Stoppers on the dreaded auction site - bogus or the real deal?

    Those gremlins! :)
  38. Re: Lee Big Stoppers on the dreaded auction site - bogus or the real deal?

    It's not the price that raises my suspicion - it's the fact that they have them! How do these guys stock what the big guys can't?
  39. Lee Big Stoppers on the dreaded auction site - bogus or the real deal?

    Hey all -

    The title says it all - are these sales to be trusted? Or am I playing with fire / bootleg junk?

    Thanks!

    - Joel
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    Re: Lens hood for Schneider 65mm? Help!

    Thanks guys - I will definitely try flagging with my hand or a spare piece of something opaque.

    I appreciate your help and look forward to trying it out!
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