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    Re: A few advise before I dive !

    The 90mm f5.6 is both huge and heavy, as Bernice has already mentioned, and goes against your original intent of having a lightweight system. For a beginner, it's probably better to start out with...
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    Re: Hello from Montreal

    Bienvenue! I'm not from Montreal, but like to visit there in non-plague times.

    Yes, a Habs sweep would be sweet!
  3. Re: Can someone identify this focusing accessory?

    I have a Linhof version, so I assume that they have the same one.

    It seemed like a good idea, so that's why I got it. In actual use it's not really that great. The eyepiece is a magnifier, so...
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    Common Large Format Mistakes

    I just watched this YouTube video on "Common Large Format Mistakes" and thought it would be useful to pass along. Some handy tips of what to watch out for and avoid.
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    Re: Dark Streaks on RA4

    Does your old Jobo drum have the ribs to ensure the entire paper surface is held tight to the drum wall? It sounds like you're using more than enough solution if the paper is held flat to the drum....
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    Re: Methods for cutting 8x10 film down to 5x7

    I was daydreaming about this today, and I was wondering if anyone that's doing this was making constructive use of the leftover 1 inch strip.

    Test strips for camera/film holder light leaks? A 1"...
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    Re: Dark Streaks on RA4

    It looks like you may not be using enough chemistry in the drum. If you don't use enough, then you will get uneven coating of the developer on the paper. Another related issue is that the paper...
  8. Tetenal Interview with Silvergrain Classics

    The link has a very interesting interview with Peter Rasenberger of Tetenal. It covers many aspects of the analogue industry from a unique and interesting perspective.
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  9. Re: New FLM Ultralight Tripod for 8x10 and smaller

    Thanks for the photos, Ari. That gives a much better perspective on the working heights.

    It really seems to be a wonderful compromise between low weight, portability, and useful working height. ...
  10. Re: New FLM Ultralight Tripod for 8x10 and smaller

    I like the idea of two section legs, since it's faster to set up. I'll often carry my tripod with legs partly extended for that same reason. Could you post some pictures with a normal sized adult...
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    Re: Monorail vs. Folding Camera Weight

    I hear ya, man. The wooden ones might be a bit lighter, but getting the cork out could be a nuisance if you're in a hurry.
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    Re: Current 4x5 enlarger options

    Finding a copy stand that's tall and robust enough for an Intrepid Camera is probably going to be harder than finding a decent 4x5 enlarger. Using a 4x5 camera on a tripod as an enlarger is too...
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    Re: Monorail vs. Folding Camera Weight

    The first 100 years of photography was with wooden cameras, and there was lots of variety. Metal cameras came rather late to the game, and monorails even later. Monorails offered a level of both...
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    Re: Getting back into film - why not LF?

    Bring a small but bright LED flashlight so you can check the bellows. If the bellows are not light tight it can be a bitch to repair or find a replacement.

    It's also a bad time to be buying now,...
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    Re: Problem with New Fujinon W 135mm f5.6

    Yes, try exercising both the shutter and the viewing lever to see if bulb starts working more consistently. It definitely seems like a light sticking issue.

    If the exercising doesn't cure it,...
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    Re: Problem with New Fujinon W 135mm f5.6

    It's odd that Bulb doesn't work properly. That's usually the thing that almost always does work.

    Just a guess, but try actuating the viewing lever a few times. That's the black triangular shaped...
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    Re: PRONUNCIATION of Camera names?

    Gesundheit!
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    Re: Lina Bessonova

    Here's a link to an interesting podcast from Silvergrain Classics with Mirko Böddecker and Lina Bessonova. Mirko runs Photo Impex and Adox. He and Lena are married, and there is a long discussion...
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    Re: PRONUNCIATION of Camera names?

    This recent YouTube video shows the correct German pronunciation of some German cameras and lenses.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW_iBmUC_Xc
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    Re: What went wrong? cloudy negatives

    Since the good one was also taken into the sun, then it's less likely to be a camera light leak. The dark edges on the 3 bad ones indicate that the edges have been exposed to light, or the fixer...
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    Re: What went wrong? cloudy negatives

    Was the shot that turned out fine also taken directly into the sun?

    What do the edges of the negative look like? The edges should be clear since they would be protected by the film holder. If...
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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    Thanks for the feedback, Thom. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Seems like the logical situation for now.
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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    Thom,

    If corrections can be done in Photoshop, why would you stick with medium format and not just go to 35mm digital? Is it the resolution that's so important, or something else? I've been...
  24. Re: How are Camera Bellows UK bellows holding up over time???

    I've replaced 3 Technika bellows and a Fuji 645 bellows over the last few years. I used contact cement with no issues. Contact cements sets quickly, but it usually can also be removed without...
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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    I see that Cambo and Linhof still have "small" (2x3) digital technical cameras based on large format designs. When I spoke with the Linhof rep here in Canada a couple of years ago, he said that...
  26. Re: How are Camera Bellows UK bellows holding up over time???

    I wouldn't use Shoe Goo. That's nasty stuff that really smells, and could potentially damage the bellows. Why not use a good quality contact cement? Contact cement seems to be the preferred choice...
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    Re: Lost Light Art a Full LF Free Lesson

    That was pretty interesting.

    He also has an excellent video on making a bellows. There's both a YouTube and a blog post.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m7jK1PKjlk
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  28. Re: Shutter release adaptor for Technika recessed lens board

    I had a closer look at mine to see how it worked. The collar has a taper that spreads apart when you insert the cable. Once the cable is in, the collar springs back and retains the top edge of the...
  29. Re: Shutter release adaptor for Technika recessed lens board

    I have one of these older style cable quick release units. They're designed to be used with a Linhof cable release. The white plastic collar holds onto the rotating barrel of the cable that you...
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    Re: Just 3D printed a technika board

    That's cool!

    I've been debating getting a 3D printer since the cost has come down a lot. What kind of machine are you using, and what material are you using for the boards? Do you think it would...
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    Horseman L45 Tilt Friction Adjustment

    I just got a new-to-me Horseman L45. The only mechanical issue was the front standard tilt had too much friction.

    Here are the steps I took to get it to tilt more easily.

    1) The black...
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    Re: DIY PX28 or 4SR44 Battery

    After some further investigations this morning, I found out that the Varta and Maxell batteries shown in the photos were silver oxide based. I also took apart a Duracell battery that was alkaline...
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    Re: DIY PX28 or 4SR44 Battery

    I hadn't thought of that, but I can certainly see how that could be a problem. Another issue is the leaking of these types of alkaline batteries. I'm sure we've all been burned by this. I always...
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    Re: DIY PX28 or 4SR44 Battery

    I didn't know they were used for dog collars. Maybe they're more readily available than I thought.

    Still though, it always seems to be the case that when you need it urgently, you can't find one,...
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    Re: DIY PX28 or 4SR44 Battery

    The Varta battery was really nice. The metal positive contact can fit right over any LR44 battery, and the cap at one end of the plastic sleeve keeps everything contained at one end.

    I should...
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    DIY PX28 or 4SR44 Battery

    The PX28 battery (same as 4SR44 or 4LR44) is a 6V battery that is used in some medium format cameras and light meters. I know it's used in the Pentax 6x7, some Bronicas, and the Mamiya RZ67. This...
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    Re: Very used Sinar P questions

    Ya, robphoto's right, it looks like two rear standards. When you're standing behind the camera looking at the ground glass, the focusing knobs should be on your right.

    Since these are modular...
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    Re: Second Fastest Sinar Norma

    I assume you're referring to the speed of wallet emptying. :)
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    Re: Why is aperture backwards??

    ..... and negative. Always so negative on everything.
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    Re: Why is aperture backwards??

    Why do the folks here always take such a backwards and upside down perspective on things?
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