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    Re: Film Holder Material--slide

    I was able to solve my issue re: a dark slide, and I pass on the following information at it might be useful to others. And I thank all of you for your prior responses.

    Yes, the original dark...
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    Film Holder Material--slide

    What suggestions would you have regarding making one's own dark slide film holder for large format-----specifically the material, where, common or not so common?????

    The dark slide (black) in 2 of...
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    Identifying source of light leaks

    I'm rather dense and I plod along, however, a suggestion or two by fellow forum members may "enlighten" me. I'm dealing with a old LF Scovill field camera and fabricated custom cut Rochester holders...
  4. Wood Working on old LF camera back--repair & suggestions 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 Scoville

    The Scovill film back has 2 sets of holes in in configuration--for vertical & horizontal shooting---with the holes aligned with small "brass stubs" in the existing wooden camera frame & if placed...
  5. Scoville Albion Camera, sized 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 camera

    Is there a forum member who is using this particular camera? with its original lens, a Bausch & Lomb Victor, and using a Scovill tripod??

    I ask because I am using a functional camera, & lens and...
  6. Help Re: Sekonic L558R Meter-----eye piece hood

    The rubber gasket, eye piece hood, on the the rear spot meter section has come off its base. Do you have suggestions on how best to replace the rubber gasket (eye piece hood) back into its correct...
  7. Re: Salt Lake City to Grand Teton/Yellowstone mid-September

    Pat--as has been stated, Bozeman might be worth a look at---from Bozeman up the Gallentin River into Yellowstone. But what ever. A suggestion is to visit not far from Bozeman and East of Yellowstone...
  8. Oh Canada! Vancouver: looking for a Fred Craig

    Perhaps some one knows of a person named Fred Craig in the Vancouver area who might have been or is a photographic shooter--perhaps large format, perhaps a photo tutor some time in the mid 1980's.
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    Re: Denver Repair Suggestions

    Bob----thank you for your response---will follow up on your suggestion--and thank you for being on this forum as I have noticed your supportive comments to other questions by forum users over time.
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    Denver Repair Suggestions

    Who or where in the Denver, Co area will repair Manfretto, Calumet type light stands--specifically the legs of the stands?

    Thank you, Raymond
  11. Charleston and Savanna---Photo people

    For those who might know, perhaps share with me photo people, galleries, instructors, in Charleston and Savanna as I will be arriving there next week.

    Anyone know the photo people at the Savanna...
  12. Charleston & Savannah---suggestions of a specific type

    I will Google, however, perhaps forum members might suggest---photographic institutions, galleries, photo educational programs, photo individuals et al in these 2 historic cities as I will be...
  13. Scoville Albion Camera, sized 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 film holders, Not Rochester

    There seems to be multiple film holders of this size, mostly Eastman/Rochester, however, I have yet to see on Ebay or other sites, specifically, Scovill Albion film holders----any out there? any...
  14. Historic paper--Luminos Charcoal R Fiber Base

    I have used the Luminous papers long ago, 11x14 & 16 x20---using colored pencils to enhance the print as intended. I have an unopened box which is still good.

    Luminos is no longer made (UK I...
  15. 6.5 x 8.5 cameras/negatives---who has???

    Who has a 6.5 x 8.5 field camera? I have one, an Scovill Albion Field camera (1880's-90's) with its original Rochester Victor lens- which I have restored and use on occasion---however, I have had to...
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    Re: 152mm Ektar

    I have a 152mm Ektar here in Colorado. It has served me well. It was given to me by an old timer along with its BJ 4x5 field camera in the mid to late 1980's. It was my learning lens for 4x5, and I...
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    Rene--I know Evergreen very well as I was a 20 resident of Georgetown in Clear Creek County (70's-90's), and I moved further West to Edwards, in the Vail Valley-----welcome---look me up---we have a...
  18. Re: What is your favorite 5x7 soft focus portrait lens?

    My mistake and I offer my apologies -----The historic Scovill Albion camera, late 1880's, is 6.5 x 8.5 in size, not 8.5x11, all other info is correct. Raymond
  19. Re: What is your favorite 5x7 soft focus portrait lens?

    I do not know if this fits in with the question, however, just yesterday I used a historic Scovill Albion field camera, 8.5x11 with a Rochester 5x7 film holder with its historic Rochester Victor lens...
  20. Re: Looking For Ideas on Converting a Vageeswari Camera to Accept Standard Tripod

    Hello from Colorado---I too have had an issue with my antique 1889 Scovill Albion field camera, it size being 6.5x8.5 with its unique brass tripod holder----not too dissimilar in shape as yours.

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    Re: Just Portraits, Without Rules or Date

    This is a portrait of "Nancy", a Peruvian sheepherder's wife, camp female who takes care of all the men & more in the high Rockies. This image was taken with a historic Scovill Albion field camera,...
  22. Re: Who is using, or has a 1890's Scovill Albion (NY) 6.5 x 8.5 field camera

    Kent---thank you for your response---I have never run across this photographer, FJ Haynes---thank you for the introduction.

    You state that he used this Scovill Albion camera in a "stereo"...
  23. Who is using, or has a 1890's Scovill Albion (NY) 6.5 x 8.5 field camera

    Who has the above as well as who is using this particular camera, and what lens are you using? I have this camera which I recently restored, thanks to help from forum members, as well as the...
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    Re: November 2016 Portrait Thread

    My portrait taken with a 1889 Scovill Albion 6.5x8.8 field camera with a Rochester Victor lens using same file holders but adapted to 5x7 Ilford HP5 film, at f8--with a little help with PS----I am...
  25. Re: Fishing Reel Case for Lens - Anyone using? Recommendations?

    I have the fishpond cases as well--2 which carry 3 lenses ea as well as a single--Obviously they add weight & bulk to one's pack, but they are well protected and one can organize, take along, as the...
  26. Re: Nathan Lyons--Passing---A Champion of Photography As An Art

    Kirk,--You were so fortunate to become involved at that time----Jay, Daren Coke, Newhall, Alinder, Metzler-----and Merg, you likewise apparently were involved at the very early stages of photography...
  27. Re: Nathan Lyons--Passing---A Champion of Photography As An Art

    Kirk, thanks for the addition. I am somewhat surprised not more forum folks have not added their bit about Lyons since he was such a magnet force in academic and a dynamic element in the world of...
  28. Nathan Lyons--Passing---A Champion of Photography As An Art

    A master photographer, educator, curator et al has passed who believed in using diptychs in his personal work.

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    Re: August 2016 Portraits

    This image is of my nephew-- a short portrait session, however, it was my first portrait with my camera which was undergoing its first test, a portrait. This camera, one I have been restoring,...
  30. From Colorado-- 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 Scovill Camera--An Update

    Some of you know that I have been restoring a very rare turn of the century camera, a very odd sized camera, a 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 New York Scovill Albion camera, dated 1889 with its Rochester Lens,...
  31. Re: Suggestions/How To--Tripod for 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 Scovill Field Camera Camera--from Co

    here is another image of the base ---153678
  32. Re: Suggestions/How To--Tripod for 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 Scovill Field Camera Camera--from Co

    Thank you for your interest---this camera folds upon itself & by doing so, it protects the lens when folded. Here are a couple of images of the base tripod area.153677
  33. Suggestions/How To--Tripod for 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 Scovill Field Camera Camera--from Colo.

    The camera I have is a 1891 Scovill Albion Camera which has a unusual tripod base--a ordinary Folmer type wooden tripod does not work with this camera. Hence I am asking for suggestions on "how to"...
  34. Re: Question re: Schneider Kreuznach Componon 5.6/150

    Daniel, thank you for your response---so you use yours as a camera lens rather than an enlarging lens---Am I reading you correctly?

    Any other info you want to share??? Raymond
  35. Question re: Schneider Kreuznach Componon 5.6/150

    I have been using this lens on occasion for enlarging purposes, however, I do not know its history nor what this lens excelled at. Please inform me of such. (serial # 7278571) Which leads me up to...
  36. Re: Fresnel lens to order/buy/sized 6 1/2 x 8 1/2

    Perhaps fresnel lens is the wrong term, I meant a "ground glass".
  37. Where to obtain a 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 ground glass?

    who makes custom fresnel lens for my needs, a 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of glass for my camera? I have attempted to make my own, however, it's beyond what is reasonable.

  38. Searching for Steve Tribe---from Colorado

    Searching for Steve Tribe as I understand he is a LF user and is knowledgeable regard odd LF camera gear.

  39. Scoville Albion Camera, sized 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 film holders & such

    Hello from Colorado---Some of you have been very helpful so far as I have had contact with a couple of forum members, however, I need to throw out a wider fishing net hoping others from this forum...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Gents--from the Aegean & Denmark

    My Scovill has a plate saying "Scovill mnf co NY". The lens is a "Victor" Rochester Optical Co which seems to work. The brass knob, a small one, is perhaps a...
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