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    Re: Looking for a Pittsburgh connection

    Hello, Rick
    I'll be sending you a PM shortly. Just got back from a month off (without internet or decent cellular access) so it may take me a little while to completely catch up.
    Just so you know,...
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    Re: Looking for a Pittsburgh connection

    Found an interesting photography group right here in the area. "Westmoreland Photographers Society".
    Did a photo walk with them last weekend. Interesting approach to the art. Not at all happy...
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    Re: Film, etc. from Japan

    I just found this thread, Kumar. AND I figured out how to translate using Chrome.
    Not buying anything at the moment but I will keep your service in mind.
    You are my go-to guy for MF/LF...
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    Re: Looking for a Pittsburgh connection

    To the guy up in the tree:
    Thank you. They look rather interesting and I can get there without going through the dad-gum tunnels!
    They have a course in August I might try.

    Bethe King:
    I could...
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    Re: Looking for a Pittsburgh connection

    I just lost me second reply so I'll make this short and sweet. You have my interest.
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    Re: Just 3D printed a technika board

    I've used AutoCad for many years but have very little experience with the 3D side of the package. I just checked and it will export to STL.
    I've also never looked seriously into a 3D printer but...
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    Looking for a Pittsburgh connection

    Is anything happening around SW Pennsylvania?
    Looking for classes, workshops, one-one help, etc.
    Brand new to LF but interested in 35mm and MF, both film and digital.

    Thanks
    _Karl
  8. Thread: Shutter repair

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    Re: Shutter repair

    Yup! That's an excellent point. Would have never thought to look.
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    Re: Shutter repair

    Methylene chloride is another no-no. Worked for a Pharmaceutical company and found out too much about it. Sure does take off paint, though.
    Think I'll stick with plain lighter fluid (but no...
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    Re: Shutter repair

    Trichloroethylene?? That's some seriously bad stuff. I'd rather smoke a cigarette while using lighter fluid. But thanks for pointing out what the documentation had to say, Havoc.

    Didn't think...
  11. Thread: Shutter repair

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    Shutter repair

    1. Is there a mechanical or electronic device or setup of some sort to verify the shutter speed in a LF lens?

    2. What is the preferred solvent to use on oily shutter blades, or for that matter,...
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    Re: Identification, please

    Additional convincing evidence can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/120296402@N04/sets/72157642308332525/
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    Re: Identification, please

    I do believe I may have found the answer, thanks to an appraiser and a $5.00 fee.
    It sure appears to be an RHS Camera Model A, made by the Raygram Corp. of New York City sold between 1939 and 1941....
  14. Thread: Instant Film

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    Instant Film

    I'm new to LF so I really like the idea of taking a "Polaroid" shot before I waste a 4x5 negative.
    The problem is, not only does b&w instant film seem to be out of production but I'm not sure what...
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    Re: Identification, please

    Found a 5x7 camera on eBay that is "identical" to my 4x5. The decal on it says "Majestic". Montgomery & Ward made a camera named Majestic but this is not that camera. I'll try to buy it for a...
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    Re: Identification, please

    I've been wondering if it's maybe a prototype.
    mdarnton:
    That's a very close design but the hardware doesn't match up. And too many things on the B&J are just not right.

    I took a close look at...
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    Re: Identification, please

    Dugan:
    Refinishing is my first thought but I don't want to touch it if it has some history. Thanks for the tip on lens boards. Toyo film holders fit but I need to check the distance to glass/film....
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    Re: Identification, please

    more photos212753212754
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    Identification, please

    Ran into this little beauty at an auction.

    KNOWN: Lens board is 4"x4" (just threw that lens in to "fill the hole"); Ground Glass is 4"x5"; Overall length is 19"+; finish is paint (exhibiting...
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    Re: Strange accessories.

    That's it, Jason.
    It actually turns out I have a set of each - with spare caps for each.
    Wonder what I'll find next mixed in with the "stuff".
    Seeing no way to get liquids in and out without...
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    Re: Strange accessories.

    I think you may have it, Jason. An 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper fits perfectly so an 8x10 would be even more... perfect????

    _Karl
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    Strange accessories.

    I purchased a used 4X5 kit last weekend from a guy whose father passed away. Included in the "stuff" were quite a few KIWOTO, inc. welding rod storage tubes. Do they have a use in LF photography? ...
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    No darkroom blues

    I'm not sure this goes in this forum so please advise me if it needs to be moved.

    The problem I have is, simply stated, I have no darkroom - at least for a year or two.
    During the last several...
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    Re: Chemical storage question

    Thank you Mark and Kevin. I think I'm about to mix some developer and store it in my bottles.
    Wayne, you bring up an interesting point. :rolleyes:
    _Karl
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    Chemical storage question

    Will developing chemicals deteriorate if stored in dark but not "light-proof" containers? In particular I'm looking at Kahlua bottles, both glass and plastic and Meyers Rum bottles.
    Probably...
  26. Thread: Good Morning

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    Re: Good Morning

    Thank you Robert.
    I actually wasn't thinking about Architectural photography when I jumped in. Micro/Macro is my primary interest but due to the capabilities of LF I may just change my mind.
    Yes,...
  27. Thread: Good Morning

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    Re: Good Morning

    OMG.
    It's from HIM!!!

    Thanks, Kumar. Ari from Photrio recommended I contact you back a month or two ago.
    Right now I'm mostly trying to learn what I'm looking at - put a small fortune into...
  28. Thread: Good Morning

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    Re: Good Morning

    Thank you Louis - never hurts to ask.
    I am well aware of Mr. Kumar and Photrio (both contributed heavily to getting my venture off the ground and I visit at least once daily).
    Will be contacting...
  29. Thread: Good Morning

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    Re: Good Morning

    Thank you all for the warm reception.
    Is there a way around the 1-month wait to get to the Buy/sell forum?
    I'm looking for missing pieces of the TOYO-View sdo I can get started.

    _Karl
  30. Thread: Good Morning

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    Re: Good Morning

    Thank you all. I'm from New Stanton, PA but spent 30+ years in Buffalo. So Hello! Hamilton.
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    Good Morning

    Hello. I'm a semi-retired Architect who has played with Nikons for the last umpteen years. I've always been aware of LF but never got off dead-center until I picked up a decent used TOYO 45G for an...
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