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    Re: What's your Go To LF body & lens?

    I like to use a new camera every 6 weeks... hereís the current selection.

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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Iíll make sure to charge sales tax the next time I sell a 50 cent item at my garage sale in the spring.

    The tax was paid at the time of the retail transaction on a new product. As far as Iím...
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Oh yeah, eBay now charges taxes... Uncle Sam getting their greedy paws on everything.


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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    I saw one on eBay go pretty cheap, was that this?


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    Re: Post Photos of YOURSELF with your camera

    Man, the people here are weird... just sayin...


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    Re: Ritter 11x14 Feedback

    Iím in the exact same camp... of course the 13 vs 20 lbs conversation about how more willing youíll be to drag the Ritter out because itís lighter... an interesting conversation.


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  7. 11x14 Holder Fit - Ritter to Chamonix

    Iíve always been under the impression that 11x14 is the last ďstandardizedĒ holder size.

    I have a few Ritter holders and wanted to see if anyone here using a Chamonix 11x14 had any issues using...
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    Re: Ritter 11x14 Feedback

    No doubts about the craftsmanship element of it. Iím trying to find someone who owns his ULF rigs and can offer insight into the practical use in the field.


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    Ritter 11x14 Feedback

    Is there a user base here with first hand experience?


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    Re: ULF Film Holder - Carrying Options

    I have new Ritter 1114ís and have yet to test their battle proofness.


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    Re: ULF Film Holder - Carrying Options

    I have sleeves from Dan for my 810ís, theyíre nice but I wouldnít call them padded, at least mine arenít.


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    Re: ULF Film Holder - Carrying Options

    Am I overly cautious about any pressure against the slides? Obviously pin-point pressure should be avoided but what about general pressure across the holders slides ?


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    ULF Film Holder - Carrying Options

    Iíd love to hear about / see your carrying solutions in the field.

    Iím paranoid about pressure on my darkslides and causing leaks. If Iím working near the car it isnít an issue but if out in the...
  14. Sacrifice Rear Movements for Stability

    Iíve been able to handle a few 11x14ís of friends and colleagues and have noticed that the sheer mass of ULF cameras make for some ďwonkyĒ rear standards.

    Iím curious if a camera maker like...
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    Re: Durst L200 - New to Me - Confused

    The 189 is the adapter alone, with the head and all accessories Iím in like 700.


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    Re: Durst L200 - New to Me - Confused

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    Going to give this a go... since...
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    Re: Durst L200 - New to Me - Confused

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    Per a friend online I picked up a 12v 100 watt RV bulb and alas, it works.

    However , I am exploring the MG500 head...
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    That is correct, new to me (second hand)


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    Show off your ULF camera

    Had to make a duplicate of this scene, I think I caused a light leak in frame one when removing my darkslide. When I went to insert it back I noticed the film holder wasnít properly seated in the...
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    Re: Wehman - front shift

    Agreed ... if there is a will, there is a way and in the case of Grimes, a very expensive option!


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    Re: Durst L200 - New to Me - Confused

    Your images are dead links on at least the mobile forum.

    Here is the plug from the head going into the rear of the power unit...
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    Re: Durst L200 - New to Me - Confused

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    Re: Durst L200 - New to Me - Confused

    A friend mentioned I should stick with the 212 bulb and Re-wire to 110V. Enlarger was free and Iím now out of my comfort zone skills wise.


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    Re: Durst L200 - New to Me - Confused

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    Unit being referenced.


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    Re: Durst L200 - New to Me - Confused

    I should have added... at this point I canít even get the bulb to turn on. I can hear power running through the Varicontrol power unit.


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    Re: Durst L200 - New to Me - Confused

    Yes but itís not a very thorough text. It really points out where things are but not necessarily how it all functions or in what order.

    For example, the power supply... it just says plug it in...
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    Durst L200 - New to Me - Confused

    Just unloaded a new to me Durst L200... without a doubt the most confusing enlarger Iíve ever used. Iím coming from years of use on a Besseler which is childís play compared to this thing.
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  28. Restoring Crown Graphic - Advice and Wisdom Welcomed

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    Re: 8x10 Camera Musing

    After 8 years of owning and selling every camera known to man... I wish I just did that, plunked down the coin into an overpriced Arca Swiss and faced such a huge loss from selling it that I would be...
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    Re: 8x10 Camera Musing

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    My friend Andy Pigg used my camera to...
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    Re: 8x10 Camera Musing

    KMV? Bulletproof cameras.


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    Re: Chamonix Hs-1 Review

    Is budget a concern? Otherwise just wait for an Ebony 45 to pop up. SV45 is about as GOLD as it gets.


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    Re: Chamonix Hs-1 Review

    My dude... 4x5 is the start. You donít know crazy yet. Soon ULF will be calling your name. That is CRAZY.


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    Re: Chamonix Hs-1 Review

    Iíve done a few tricks... use my body as a shield depending on the direction of the wind, have the film holder inserted with slide removed and wait (patiently) for a break from the wind / gusts,...
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    Re: Chamonix Hs-1 Review

    No matter what you choose, it will work and work well. Itís like deciding between two high end sports cars.


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    Re: Chamonix Hs-1 Review

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    See that wheel in the center below the GG, thatís how you get fine focus or focus in general if you donít feel like...
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    Chamonix Hs-1 Review

    I personally have a distaste for the worm screw focusing on the Phillips style Chamonix cameras. Hence my vote for the H.

    The H is a nice camera and I regret selling it. Also, you can add a 57...
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    Re: Wet Plate - A Beginner's Experience

    I feel that as long as you stick with lab produced chemistry then WP is pretty easy... with one caveat, if your intention is to make PERFECT plates like the practitioners in those old days.

    I...
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    Re: The beginnings of the COVID darkroom.

    Starting mine today...

    Dry room baby, zero plumbing, zero ventilation.

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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Always admired people who can make stuff... Iím certifiably useless in that category.


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