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    Re: a heads up for Intrepid shooters

    I have two young grand nieces, and I would never under-estimate bubble gum's ability to glue strands of hair together -- for infinity. Even in Arizona heat.

    Good luck with the epoxy!
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    Re: a heads up for Intrepid shooters

    Double-stick tape? OMG!!! Do as Bernice recommends -- use contact cement.

    Next thing, they'll be using bubble gum!!!
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    Re: Help to ID this lens.

    Take another look at the '82 literature. It shows the rear cell of the 150mm f5.6 as 45mm. It's an NW, not an NSW. It and the 240mm AS are the only lenses with a rear cell that diameter.

    Both...
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    Re: Help to ID this lens.

    When Fujinon changed the SWD series from 8/4 to 8/6 designs they kept the SWD designation. Even in the 1997 CM-W, black shutter-era literature, the three lenses are labeled SWD.

    229957

    The SW...
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    Re: Help to ID this lens.

    Depending on what lenses they actually came from, the front and rear might be quite valuable to some shutterbugs out there.

    If you tell us the front and rear diameters of the two groups, we can...
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    Re: Help to ID this lens.

    I think you are right -- and if they are Fujinon, they are not marked. Only the front elements were. And the black shutter means it's fairly recent.

    You can figure it out -- assuming they are...
  7. Re: Which lenses fold up into your field camera? Linhof Tecnika, Horseman, etc. quest

    I would never close up my field cameras with a lens inside -- even if they fit. 99% of the time, it would be the wrong lens.
  8. Re: Seeking Advice on Waterproofing Custom Built Wood Trays

    I made the same mistake -- making the sink INSIDE the darkroom. Of course, at the time, I never entertained the thought that I might move some day.

    I still miss the three feet I had to chop...
  9. Thread: Toyo Robos 4x5

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    Re: Toyo Robos 4x5

    The Robos look like incredible studio gear -- like the Sinar. The good thing is that -- in the US anyway -- you can get them for about ten percent of the original cost.
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    Re: Rear lens cap size for Fujinon NW 125mm

    For what it's worth, my NW 125mm f5.6 (52mm front thread) has an original rear cap marked "42". That is the outer diameter of the rear of the lens, and the inner diameter of the lens cap.
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  11. Re: Seeking Advice on Waterproofing Custom Built Wood Trays

    Any boating/marine/sailing shop will have a variety of waterproof paints. The epoxy paints are not just waterproof, they are chemical resistant.
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    Re: Kodak chemicals -- now what??

    Perhaps I missed it, but I'm really surprised that no one has suggested that the fixer in question be tested. It may be "old", but it's very easy to simply test it.
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    Re: testing spot lightmeter

    No need to get fancy. Some people on this board have a tendency to go overboard.

    It's easy to figure out if it's functional -- i.e., working CLOSE to correctly.

    Meter off a gray card in...
  14. Re: Information on a Beseler 45 V with 8x10 conversion

    Cheer up, Bill. It's not like there is a shortage of good 8x10 gear out there.
  15. Re: Information on a Beseler 45 V with 8x10 conversion

    'Nuff said.
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    Re: Wanderlust 4x5 Travelwide

    I wasn't referring to the cost or quality of the Travelwide pinhole itself, but rather to the cost of the camera. You can get a top-quality pinhole itself for a few bucks -- and use it in a shoe box.
  17. Re: Information on a Beseler 45 V with 8x10 conversion

    I've don't recall a special chassis, but anything is possible. Who is the "advertiser"? Beseler?
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    Re: Wanderlust 4x5 Travelwide

    Seems to me like a pretty expensive pinhole camera -- especially is you like Quaker Oats, or bought some shoes recently.
  19. Re: Information on a Beseler 45 V with 8x10 conversion

    The approach I use on my CB-7 -- which does not do wall projections like my 45MII -- is a Spiratone MIRROTACH (AKA, Asanuma SQUINTAR, Itorex ANGLE SCOPE 90, etc.). They use a Series VII adapter to...
  20. Re: Information on a Beseler 45 V with 8x10 conversion

    The 45V column goes straight up and down on a single column. It's a single column, but very wide, so pretty stable. But large prints are a problem -- due to the straight column -- and need a...
  21. Re: International Shipping Costs Seeem Outrageous, USPS, UPS, FEDEX, DHL?

    I've recently had to take GERMANY off my ETSY list -- not because of shipping costs. Germany has a new waste reduction program -- packaging restrictions, which I think is a great idea. But the...
  22. Re: International Shipping Costs Seeem Outrageous, USPS, UPS, FEDEX, DHL?

    I too have seen international shipping costs to go through the roof -- like 50% -- in the last month (I'm in the USA). There are a few ways to deal with it, but not available for all shipments.
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    Re: First macro / still live

    Imagine where you could be if you hadn't been vaccinated.

    Hang in there. They expect to have a newer vaccine in the Fall that targets the Omicron variant.
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    Re: Soft focus lens suggestions requested

    That one works -- thanks.
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    Re: Soft focus lens suggestions requested

    I don't know why but that link does not work for me.

    Here's a different one on DIY Wollaston & Verito lenses:

    http://www.subclub.org/fujinon/softfocus.htm

    You might also be interested in:
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  26. DIY Wollaston Landscape lenses and DIY Wollensack Portrait lenses

    These DIY lenses can be used for any subject, not just landscapes and portraits.


    http://www.subclub.org/fujinon/softfocus.htm
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    Re: Large format at Jan. 6 hearing

    I'm only slightly familiar with the Speed Graphic. I assume, given its name, that it is designed for "fast action". Do you think it could catch flying dinner plates?
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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    There have always been too many young people that don't have enough fear of failure, and they end up dead or in a wheelchair for life. Fear is a good thing if it's realistic, but it can often grow...
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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    Certainty is never obtainable. Are you certain your roof won't collapse in the next five minutes?

    There's a difference between the need for certainty and procrastination. Some people have a fear...
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    Re: Large format at Jan. 6 hearing

    I hope that wasn't your "take-away" from today's hearings!
  31. Re: Schneider 90mm f8 in Sinar DB in copal shutter?

    Here's a Fujinon C 300mm in a Copal. It's not mine, but exactly like mine -- and all my other Fujinons:

    228581

    If the scale is "silk-screen", "stenciled", "painted" on, your only option would...
  32. Re: Schneider 90mm f8 in Sinar DB in copal shutter?

    I can't speak to all Fuji & Nikon lenses, but all the ones I've seen have had metal, screw-on scales. The Fujinons I've seen all have a small number on the end, for example 54, indicating what...
  33. Re: Creative ways of mounting largish lenses on smallish lensboards?

    What's the width of the opening on the front of the camera without a lensboard attached?

    If you have a shutter that is too wide to fit on the front standard of the camera, an adapter like the one...
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    Re: Goerz red dot lens board removal

    Usually the shutter is attached with a lock ring/jam nut on the rear, but I don't see one. I assume the entire shutter & lens are simply screwed in to the board. Those three bolts on the rear...
  35. Re: How To Create Dense & Contrasty Film Negs For Alt Prints?

    Another approach would be to start with a contrasty film and working your way DOWN -- Tech Pan, LITH, etc. comes to mind -- instead of using a normal contrast film and working your way UP.
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    The "f64 group" started this "everything in focus" idea one hundred years ago. Fortunately it was a craze that died out. Every photographer has to make their own decision every time they make an...
  37. Re: I accidentally got (PPD), I want a concentrated recipe

    B&H carries it -- $7 for 10 grams
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    Re: 180mm for Portraiture

    I see that Kumar just sold a very nice Wollensak Verito 8.75" (222mm). It's a beauty, for sure, but it makes me appreciate my home-made "Verito" even more.
  39. Re: Grayish whites and other problems in my new darkroom

    Congratulations on the new darkroom. I'm sure it's a big relief.

    All you need to do is a simple test.

    Turn off the safelights. Put a piece of paper (use a high contrast MG filter) in the...
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    Re: 180mm for Portraiture

    I'm always a fan of "To avoid GAS, use what you got".

    Should you want to learn some more about Verito-type lenses, here is a good summary:
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