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  1. Re: Rare Rodenstock APO-Sironar W 300mm F5.6 MC Lens

    Thanks for the info Bob. I always appreciate your knowledge. It is in fact rare today as a search on eBay will reveal that very quickly. I think people are holding on to them just like I did until...
  2. Re: Rare Rodenstock APO-Sironar W 300mm F5.6 MC Lens

    Hi Eric, thank you. Yes, this is the lens. I used this lens to do all my 8x10 copy negatives because it was so incredibly sharp and able to resolve the finest of details. If I weren't retiring, no...
  3. Re: Rare Rodenstock APO-Sironar W 300mm F5.6 MC Lens

    Hi Oren, thanks for the info and the reminder and the valuation. I didn't think about that, and now I know for the future. Much appreciated.

    Tim
  4. Re: Rare Rodenstock APO-Sironar W 300mm F5.6 MC Lens

    Hi Karl, I honestly don't know where I bought it... Too many lenses over the years.

    I am now positive this is an APO Sironar W based on all the helpful info that I received here and the...
  5. Re: Rare Rodenstock APO-Sironar W 300mm F5.6 MC Lens

    Thanks for the info. I didn't think to look at the Sinar brand, so good info on that.

    Yea, this thing is in mint, like new condition. With me retiring, I want it to go to a good home. I don't...
  6. Rare Rodenstock APO-Sironar W 300mm F5.6 MC Lens

    Hi, I am hopeful the group here can help me with what appears to be a pretty rare lens.

    I believe that I have a Rodenstock APO-Sironar W 300mm F5.6 MC lens.

    I went to the Rodenstock lens...
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    Re: Custom Metal Lens Boards?

    Thank you.
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    Re: Custom Lens Boards?

    Thank you.
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    Custom Metal Lens Boards?

    Anyone know of a resource to make some custom metal lens boards for a rare Beseler C-6 4x5 press camera?

    I have one original lens board, so I can provide the exact dimensions.

    As a general...
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    Re: Jason Lane Dry Plate

    Outstanding!
  11. Thread: High ISO

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    Re: High ISO

    I have done some HP5 at EI 800 and EI 1600 with my 8x10 because I worked on a very low light project with some wild horses. I will see if I can find some of the prints and share them here, but I can...
  12. Re: 035293 Eyecup for Rangefinder of Linhof Master Technika

    Thanks Bob, I just sent Precision Camera an email.
  13. 035293 Eyecup for Rangefinder of Linhof Master Technika

    Looking for a place that I can order a replacement eyecup from my Linhof Master Technika.

    035293 Eyecup for Rangefinder of Linhof Master Technika

    Any ideas?

    Tim
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    Re: Schneideritis?

    Even if the issue around optical defects is arguable, it would seem logical to me that the value of the lens would be less whether you are a buyer or a seller.

    What are your thoughts about that?
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    Re: Schneideritis?

    Thanks Brian. I have one to sell and one that I want to buy, so I would like input on both scenarios.

    Thanks
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    Schneideritis?

    Hi, I would like to know the opinon of the large format community about Schneider lenses that are effected by "Schneideritis".

    Do you feel there are any optical issues associated with this...
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    Re: Paper Chemicals for Mural Printing?

    Hey, what a great thread!!

    I thought I would chime in a little bit and share a few things based on my experience in case it can help anyone.

    I started printing big back in 2010 and built...
  18. Seeking Resource For Large Mat/Foam Board 40x60 and 48x96 - Know of Any Place?

    I am making some custom printing masks for my 40x50 and 24x72 prints.

    Do you know of any places where I can purchase some mat or rag board that I can use to make this?

    I have found some...
  19. Re: Beseler 45V-XL with 8x10 Conversion Max Print Size Question

    Hi, I have one, but I am waiting on getting it mounted to a lens board with the proper flange. Can't wait to try it.
  20. Re: Beseler 45V-XL with 8x10 Conversion Max Print Size Question

    I got the 8x10 enlarger wall mounted and I am now operational. Thanks to everyone here for the help and information.

    Here is the video on my website at...
  21. Re: Beseler 45V-XL with 8x10 Conversion Max Print Size Question

    Hi Luis, thanks.

    Here are the next steps:

    1 - Tomorrow, I am painting a full sheet of 3/4 plywood flat black and installing it on the wall where I will be wall mounting the enlarger column. I...
  22. Re: Beseler 45V-XL with 8x10 Conversion Max Print Size Question

    I appreciate the help Randy. I will send photos once I get it all built and installed.
  23. Re: Beseler 45V-XL with 8x10 Conversion Max Print Size Question

    Here is a quick update on the project.

    I was able to remove the enlarger from the original baseboard this morning and setup a temporary solution for mounting it to the wall. I have 8 foot...
  24. Thread Size For El-Nikkor 5.6/210mm Enlarger Lens?

    Does anyone know the thread size for the El-Nikkor F5.6 210mm enlarger lens? I plan to mount it on my 45V-XL enlarger.

    Thanks

    Tim
  25. Re: Beseler 45V-XL with 8x10 Conversion Max Print Size Question

    Hi Randy, I am from St. Louis. I have lots of family there still and visit on a regular basis.

    I built a cabin and big darkroom in the Ozark's, so still only a few hours from you probably. I...
  26. Re: Beseler 45V-XL with 8x10 Conversion Max Print Size Question

    Hi Randy, I just walked down to my darkroom and did a little testing.

    Just so we are clean, I have the 45V-XL with the 810 cold light head and the 240mm APO-HD lens.

    Here is what I found...
  27. Re: Beseler 45V-XL with 8x10 Conversion Max Print Size Question

    Hi Randy, this is encouraging. Thanks for the message.

    I think I can fabricate something to make this work even if standard Beseler parts are not available any longer. It sounds like the real...
  28. Re: Beseler 45V-XL with 8x10 Conversion Max Print Size Question

    Hi Luis, thanks for the reply. My question really is about someone knowing if the projected image in the vertical position will be correct and not go deeper beyond the column. My fear is that I...
  29. Re: TF-4 vs. TF-5 for FP4+ Developed in Pyrocat HD?

    Thanks for confirming Peter.
  30. Re: TF-4 vs. TF-5 for FP4+ Developed in Pyrocat HD?

    Hey John, always good to see another Layton!

    I have also been very happy with TF-4 with my Pyrocat HD negatives. I don't have an issue with having to shake it up before mixing what I need for a...
  31. Beseler 45V-XL with 8x10 Conversion Max Print Size Question

    Hi, I am working on my Beseler 45V-XL enlarger with the 8x10 cold light kit to try and get at least a 30x40 print out of it without borders.

    Using a 240mm APO-HD lens with the 8x10 cold light...
  32. TF-4 vs. TF-5 for FP4+ Developed in Pyrocat HD?

    Hi, does anyone in the group here understand if there is a reason on a chemical level to use TF-4 vs. TF-5 for FP4+ developed in Pyrocat HD in a Jobo?

    I have both on hand in a small supply and I...
  33. Re: Tech Info on Rodenstock Monar F3.5 lens (Circa 1905)?

    Thanks for the info. I have been searching, but haven't found much. I will check this out. Thanks for your help.
  34. Re: Tech Info on Rodenstock Monar F3.5 lens (Circa 1905)?

    It sems really odd that there isn't much on this lens...
  35. Tech Info on Rodenstock Monar F3.5 lens (Circa 1905)?

    I was cleaning up my lenses today and found a Rodenstock Monar F3.5 lens. I did some searching for the tech details, but can't find anything (at least yet).

    Does anyone here know the technical...
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    Re: Source for single element optics?

    I get mine from surplus shed.
  37. Re: Max print size on base with Beseler 45V-XL and 8x10 Conversion Kit?

    only down side is that it appears this is a bit of a unicorm to find, and if you do find one, it is crazy expensive...
  38. Re: Max print size on base with Beseler 45V-XL and 8x10 Conversion Kit?

    Excellent, thank you.
  39. Re: Max print size on base with Beseler 45V-XL and 8x10 Conversion Kit?

    I thought the 210 was a 5x7 lens? You know that it covers 8x10 for sure?
  40. Re: Max print size on base with Beseler 45V-XL and 8x10 Conversion Kit?

    Anyone have experience and an opinon about Nikkor 240mm F5.6 vs. Rodenstock Rodagon 240mm F5.6 for an 8x10 enlarging lens?
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