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  1. Re: Is it worth it to use the Speed Graphic handheld from time to time?

    If one has no need of a Speed Graphic's curtain shutter, a Crown Graphic weighs less and is easier to hold steady. I own pristine examples of both in both 3.25 x 4..25 and 4 x 5. Any admirer of...
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    Re: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

    Nope, but I'll bet one can find phosphoric acid in many places.

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    Re: Intellifaucet D250 - sticking valves

    Instead of acetic acid try some phosphoric acid. It can be had at Home Depot and is sold as an etcher for concrete. Boaters (I live on a 44-foot boat) use it to descale hoses and plumbing of sea...
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    Processing 70-Year Old Undeveloped Film

    My sister just discovered a trove of unprocessed B&W Kodak film (3.25 x 4.25) taken by my father in the early 1950's. I am an experienced 4 x 5 film photographer so I know how to process film and...
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    Re: Fred Lustig camera repairs

    Several years ago I sent Fred two 3 X 4 Speed Graphics. One belonged to my father and was in good condition. I just wanted it freshened up for nostalgic use occasionally. The other was a never used...
  6. Re: Shutter Speeds - Representations in For Sale Ads

    Leigh, I am not ignoring the fact that the equipment is USED. In fact, that is just my point. But using the kinds of vague, undefined, ill-defined terms such as I noted is simply not helpful to newer...
  7. Re: Shutter Speeds - Representations in For Sale Ads

    Guys, it was not my intention to offend anyone but my post sure has provoked many opinions, and few that echo mine so I guess I was a bit off the mark. For those who have a good ear for speeds, good...
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    Re: Chips on front element ?

    Would the same principal apply to an edge chip on a rear element? Stupid me dropped the rear element of a 90mm Grandagon that I had intended to sell. Stopping down one stop f8 from f6.3 takes the...
  9. Shutter Speeds - Representations in For Sale Ads

    A recent posting in the "for sale" section stated that the shutter sounded accurate at all speeds. Sounded? Really? Since when is the human ear able to discern the accuracy of shutter speeds as fast...
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    Re: shutter

    Plus 1 for Carol. She has done at least 10 shutters for me.
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    Re: Copal Press Shutter woes

    Harold, three or four boxes of film? Carol Miller (Flutot's) will CLA a shutter for less than $100. With all the money we spend on film, chemicals, lenses, etc, why skimp on a such critical piece of...
  12. Re: Your eyesight goes bad. Your doctor says time for a choice.

    If you have the money and are willing to pay for them, lenses can be manufactured for each that will correct vision in the same way as contact lens. The doc will use an optical scanner to precision...
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    Re: Bellows for Toyo Super Graphic?

    Fred Lustig has NOS, genuine Graflex. Remember, the Toyo Super Graphic is the same as a Graflex. Give him a call.
  14. Re: Shutter wont cock - Synchro-Compur 1 M/X

    Carol Miller of Flutot's is not some poor slob just because you wouldn't do the work at that price. She provides good, quality service at a reasonable price. I'm quite certain that she is aware of...
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    Re: Obsidian Aqua, catechol staining developer

    Approaching success, I think. I mixed another batch using the potassiums rather than the sodiums. Yes, I know others have had success with the sodiums. Using Delta 100, I was able to produce a...
  16. Re: Shutter wont cock - Synchro-Compur 1 M/X

    Send it to Carol Miller in Whittier, CA. Soaking in fluid may free the works but you will be left with a shutter that is bereft of lubrication and likely badly calibrated. Carol will clean it,...
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    Re: First real outting with my Chamonix 4x5

    How does one access that overlook you mentioned?
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    Re: Bellows for Toyo Super Graphic?

    Fred Lustig in Reno, Nevada probably has one for you. He's in the phone book. No web site.
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    Re: Obsidian Aqua, catechol staining developer

    Got them all fresh from Artcraft. I will try the potassium varieties but I wonder why you are still getting thin negatives with TMY. For me, I am certain it's the developer cuz I took a baseline shot...
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    Re: Obsidian Aqua, catechol staining developer

    [QUOTE=Regular Rod;1059754]I don't think dry Catechol goes off if sealed in a jar. In fact I believe that is one of the characteristics that Jay took into consideration when he was devising OA to...
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    Re: Obsidian Aqua, catechol staining developer

    For those of you who prefer to use rotary processing (Jobo) and are okay with a slight reduction to box speed, what length of time at what temperature do you for specific films? I use only Delta 100...
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    Re: Too Many Lenses - What Would You Keep?

    Vick Ko, I just bought the Sinaron. It would be the last lens I parted with should I ever sell everything.
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    Re: Too Many Lenses - What Would You Keep?

    Actually, I have a couple of more. There's the 135mm Symmar S in a Synchro-Compur shutter with X-M flash setting mounted on a perfect 4 x 5 Anniversary Speed Graphic that I use to take fun pictures...
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    Too Many Lenses - What Would You Keep?

    I own the following lenses. Too many to use, I think. My Crown Graphic has scales for 90mm, 120mm, 135mm, and 150mm. It's cammed to 135mm.

    1. Rodenstock Grandagon N 90mm
    2. Schneider APO Symmar S...
  25. Re: Wanted: 18 phtographers for the 2014 LF folio exchange. PLEASE READ BEFORE RESPON

    Forgive my ignorance, but what is a folio? There seems to be such great interest. What am I missing out on?
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    Re: Motor base agitator for Jobo 3005

    I use a Beseler motor base with a Jobo 2551 tank. I simply place the tank on one wheel of the two roller wheels balanced with the red lid against a wall. Works quite nicely, never fails. No need for...
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    Beseler Analite 300 enlarging Meter

    I have one NIB, with directions/manual. I don't have a use for it. Is this worth anything and, if so, what would be a fair asking price. Or, is it a relic, outdated technology?
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    Re: Post Photos of YOURSELF with your camera

    With my trusty Anniversary Speed.
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    Re: Curious, why choose 135mm over 150mm?

    I use a 90mm Grandagon, 120mm APO Simmer S, 135mm Symmar S, 150mm Linhof APO Symmar S, 210mm Symmar, and a 250mm Fujinon. I suppose if I got a 180mm Something I might be done with lens acquisition....
  30. Re: Looking for Septums for Grafmatic holder

    I have a spare set of 6 septums I can part with.
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    Bosch & Lomb Lens Question

    I have 139mm Tessar lens cells in top condition, no shutter. Worth anything? At all useful? Good performer?
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    Re: Ernemann 190mm Mystery Lens

    Anyone have any thoughts? Flash: as with many on this forum it turns out that I was not finished with acquiring lenses. It's a bit of an addiction trying, experimenting, buying, selling.
  33. Re: Wide angle lens recommendation for Toyo 45CF?

    I have a recessed board available for $25 including shipping and fees.
  34. Re: 3 lens turret, practical for home darkroom?

    I have a three-lens turret on my Omega Pro-lab and use a 50mm El Nikkor as one on the lenses. Yes, when threaded fully it will not rotate to the next position. Not a problem. I simply unscrew it a...
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    Re: Portrait lens on a Speed Graphic 4x5?

    My 203mm Ektar is mounted in a Flash Supermatic. It has a slide setting for F or M bulbs. For use with bulbs the flash synchronizer lever must be cocked to invoke a 5 millisecond delay (F) or 20...
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    Candid Images - Share Yours

    I think this shot came out pretty well although the print looks better to my eye than the scanned image. It was taken with a Crown Graphic, Schneider Symmar-S 135mm, f16, 1/125 sec., Sunpak flash,...
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    Critique My Photo Please

    Yes, it is a boring photo. I chose the subject for the express purpose of making an image that might have a wide range of blacks to whites such that I could judge my success from a technical...
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    Grandagon 115-N, 6.8

    You're, not your. Sorry about the bad grammar.
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    Grandagon 115-N, 6.8

    So, your the guy who won that auction a few days ago. I have an extra 90mm Grandagon N that I have posted as wanting to trade for a 115mm but, alas, no inquiries.
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    Ilford Special Order Film Window?

    Thanks for the replies. Guess I'll have to cut some 4 x 5 film down in the darkroom. I've done it in the past successfully but I really hoped to avoid doing that. It's a real pain. When Efke produced...
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