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  1. Re: Diy tripod, plans, advice and links to plans please

    Lloyd you beauty, that is exactly what I was hoping for, thank you!
  2. Diy tripod, plans, advice and links to plans please

    Anyone made their own wooden tripod for 4x5 camera? Best options for economy of work, strength and stability.
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    Re: Reciprocity and reducing development

    The tricky bit is choosing a highlight that will not appear as paper white in the print!
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    Reciprocity and reducing development

    Is there a way of calculating how much reduction in development time is needed to counter the increased contrast when using long exposures?
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    Chamonix 5x4 focusing wheel

    Would it be possible to mark graduations on the focusing wheel to show the length of bellows draw. As in focus Far note position of focus wheel to 12 o'clock, focus Near, note rotation of focus...
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    Re: How Early Could It Have Happened?

    https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/oct/31/from-daguerreotypes-to-glass-plates-australias-oldest-images-photo-essay
  7. Re: What small lightweight lens for 4x5 backpacking?

    Tripods are of course necessary but heavy, I reduce as much weight as I can where possible. The one thing I need to look at is my rucksack, it is a 15 year old Berghaus that is heavy but comfortable....
  8. Re: What small lightweight lens for 4x5 backpacking?

    I cut a little bit of weight during lockdown, I have managed to lose 14lbs of blubber and increased my fitness. That should make carrying my large format kit easier for me. Need to lose another half...
  9. Re: What small lightweight lens for 4x5 backpacking?

    Yes I believe a lightweight tripod is an essential bit of kit. Reducing the weight of my rucksack prevents blisters on my feet and aches and pains from the straps. I am talking about 3-4 day hikes...
  10. Re: What small lightweight lens for 4x5 backpacking?

    Top info. Thank you.
  11. Re: What small lightweight lens for 4x5 backpacking?

    125mm,135mm or 150mm.
  12. What small lightweight lens for 4x5 backpacking?

    Hi, please recommend a small lightweight lens for back packing, I will be using a Chamonix 4x5 and making prints no larger than 12x16.
  13. Re: Advice needed for stuck lens retaining ring, please

    Run a graphite pencil around the retaining ring thread, it will prevent it from sticking next time, works on filter rings as well.
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    Re: Trying to repair my Omega D2 enlarger

    Take that bent rod off and whack it straight with a hammer, roll it on a flat surface to check it. Keep the springs from losing tension by holding them in their most relaxed position (use strong...
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

    Just found this thread, love this photograph, I really like that the water looks like it is flowing (not just burnt out smoke). Great detail and choice of scene many people would have walked on by...
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    Thank you again Doremus that is a well written set of instructions.
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    Clear as gin, thank you!
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    Re: How does rear tilt affect front tilt?

    Hi, Doremus, would you consider writing a primer on using asymmetrical tilts? I found your file, dealing with base tilts a great help, thank you.
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    Re: Help me choose a camera to hike 2000+ miles

    Fuji gsw6x7iii (more shots per roll than 6x9) yellow/green filter and a polariser, lots of asa 400 film a light tripod or even a Gorilla pod and a Sekonic L308 light meter. Carry it in a chest pack...
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    Re: How to start working on a shutter?

    If you decide to take a shutter apart take plenty of photos and make sketches and keep notes. I make drawings on corrugated card and poke holes in the card (with a needle),where the screws go. Then...
  21. Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    I have worked with machinist at British Steel that would have made a whole new lens casing in exchange for a packet of cigarettes, on the night shift ;-). During WW2 a local lathe turner called...
  22. Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    If, the lens was worth saving. The rust could be carefully cleaned off with a fine brass wire brush and wet and dry paper. The metal could then be treated with a product called Kurust, then painted...
  23. Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    Fair point, but if it was mine I would remove all the ferrous metal and replace it with a new brass sleave. I suspect the iron ring may be hiding a split or dent in the original casing. I would use...
  24. Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    Not really dangerous, a skilled turner can easily work to within 1/1000" . It would be possible to take very fine cuts until the iron and solder was cut away.
  25. Re: Iron ring on brass lens - possible to get off?

    Put it in a metal working lathe, and turn off the metal you don't want.
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    Re: Lens coating removal question

    Xerapol acrylic scratch polish is very fine and works very well on perspex etc. Toothpaste is also a very fine abrasive.
  27. Re: Are the higher shutter speeds on large format lenses always off?

    I store my shutters set on the B setting is this the correct thing to do?
  28. Re: Are the higher shutter speeds on large format lenses always off?

    As the detective "Columbo" would say, "just one more thing", when I tested my shutter speeds I fired the shutter 6 times at each speed and took an average. I noted that there was no appreciable...
  29. Re: Are the higher shutter speeds on large format lenses always off?

    Thank you all for the input. My shutter speed tester measures speeds accurate enough for me. It confirms what I see in my negatives. I find the speed tester gives me some idea of what to expect, (how...
  30. Re: Are the higher shutter speeds on large format lenses always off?

    Nothing to worry about then :)
  31. Are the higher shutter speeds on large format lenses always off?

    I have four lenses that I have tested with a shutter speed tester. Most of the shutter speeds are as they should be apart from the 1/250 and Higher speeds. Is it common for the higher speeds to be...
  32. Re: Shooting Ilford Delta and developed as iso 400

    Buy some Delta 400.
    Shoot Delta 400 at EI500 develop in DDX
  33. Re: Shooting Ilford Delta and developed as iso 400

    http://www.darkroomdave.com/tutorial/process-times-for-ilford-fp4-sfx-and-delta-400/
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    Re: Jobo CPP2 Motor Malfunction

    Pleased for you, I hate unsolved problems, you have took it on learned a lot and got a positive out outcome. Also your post will help others :-)
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    Re: Jobo CPP2 Motor Malfunction

    This is no help whatsoever but your problem reminds me of a friend of mine who could not figure out a problem with a short on his car. He resorted to putting a nail across the fuse and watched for...
  36. Re: Can you mount any 4x5 lenses in shutters from folding cameras?

    Thank you for your advice, I will close that avenue of thought, I have no time to waste on Tom-Foolery.
  37. Can you mount any 4x5 lenses in shutters from folding cameras?

    Just musing, I wonder if there is a possibility that cheap folding cameras could be a resource for large format lens shutters.Are there any shutters to be found on cheap beat up folding cameras that...
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    Re: My 4x5 set up for Hiking

    The secret is to walk with a friend who is not a photographer, persuade that person to carry some of your gear in exchange for some prints.
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    Re: Dartmoor National Park, UK

    You may want to contact B&W Niel here http://www.film-and-darkroom-user.org.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=12248
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    Re: Jobo CPP2 Motor Malfunction

    The motor I installed was a 37mm 24v DC 60rpm replacement high torque motor from ebay seller Xyfs-us see pic. I had to fit a motor shaft coupler to extend the shaft and make some spacers to fit...
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