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    Re: Rare lens maybe only exists in catalog

    First hand info: A friend of mine was a photographer in the US Navy. He told me that quite a number of exotic lenses were specced out by them and prototypes made by major manufactures. After the...
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    Re: Rare lens maybe only exists in catalog

    RE: Hypergon 200mm. I possibly saw one once FS by an auction house.
    1. Though it could have been a 150mm. It definitely was larger than a 120mm.
    2. More importantly the lens had only one element......
  3. Thread: The Road

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    Re: The Road

    Colorado outside of Denver probably in the late 1980s. 4x5 Chrome.
  4. Thread: 4x loupe

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    Re: 4x loupe

    My main loupes are a Pentax 5.5x, simple magnifier, Agfa Lupe 8x, small 10x loupe, and a pair of prescription eyeglasses.

    Pentax 5.5X: This is my favorite loupe except for using it with WA and...
  5. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Just passing on some of my observations and experiences...

    All my AI converted and AIS MF Nikkors work great for shooting IR - 20mm, 24mm, 35mm, 85mm, 135mm, 200mm, and 300mm. No hot spots.
    Both...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Trip up to Boston
    Tri-X shot with Leica & 35mm lens
  7. Re: Is this HAZE in 240mm G-Claron? Recommendations please?

    I tried to do this once and it was a complete failure. I am a very capable "do it your selfer", but not an optical technician. Best bet is to get another set of 240mm f/9 lens elements from a barrel...
  8. Re: Advice on lens with Cleaning marks on the Front optical element

    I have filled in cleaning scratches with black ink. Found it tricky to do, but after several tries filled in the scratches. The lens (Heliar) had a seriously lot of scratches on its front element,...
  9. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    LifePixel's Super Color IR
  10. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Just got my Nikon Z6 back from being converted to IR. 20 minutes ago went to one of my favorite places in town. This is one of the first shots I took with my 24-70mm Z lens. To have auto focus work...
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    Re: LF hikers, do you remove plastic tree ribbons?

    Personally I have no patience for people putting ribbons on trees. Only exceptions I accept are for forestry use, surveyors, and the temporary marking of a proposed hiking route, and I'm sure that...
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    Re: Common Large Format Mistakes

    1. Forgetting the shutter release cord
    2. Talking to bystanders while I'm shooting with my 11x14 in the center of our town.
    3. When testing out a lens, not taking detailed notes but trusting my...
  13. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    Anyone who has printed Platinum/Palladium will list this first.
  14. Re: Looking for my first 8x10 field camera, what are my best options in 2021?

    An 8x10 Burke & James Commercial view camera is a good start. It was for me. After using it for a few years, I stripped the gray paint and refinished the wood. Ended up selling it for three times...
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    Re: Filter dilemma for 82mm solution

    For any filters 77mm or larger (well also 62mm) I go to eBay and buy NIkon, Canon, B&W, or Pentax brand used/pre-owned filters. They are high quality filters but because they may be 20-40 years old...
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    Re: Can someone identify this focusing accessory?

    I acquired the Sinar version for use on my Sinar and concur... I used mine a couple of times and then shelved it.
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    Re: Does changing aperture move the focus point

    How I have checked my vintage lenses for a focus shift:

    1. Set up my palm sized LED flashlight on one side of my basement. It has 4 rows of 6 LEDs in a rectangular pattern.
    2. On the other side...
  18. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    Seems as though buyers can still pay via PayPal.... Wonder how long that will last....
  19. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    I stopped selling on eBay last year after a buyer returned a camera to me after a few weeks saying that it was broken. I had sent it to him in mint condition and it was 100% working. He obviously did...
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    Re: How the Linhof Technika became Superů

    Great... now you've made me take a second or third look at acquiring a Technika... :-)
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    Re: A question on Buying an Item in UK via e-Bay

    Over the years I've bought items from England and from Germany. Never a problem with anything being shipped from the UK via Royal Mail. All packages arrived in a timely basis With items being shipped...
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    Re: Best 1/4" to 3/8" adapter?

    Available from B&H: Arca-Swiss Adapter Screw 8mm 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Reducer Bushing BH #ARB.2538 • MFR #809011
    Just ordered 2 spares.
  23. Thread: Boston Deardorff?

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    Re: Boston Deardorff?

    When I needed some. my source was to buy (high) quality mahogany furniture from the late 1940s. Right now have the option to acquire a bedroom set sold around 1949, but resourcing the wood from this...
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    Re: Dating your prints

    Prints are marked on the bottom left with the title and date shot and on the bottom right with my name. If this is covered by a mat, the same info is written on the the front of the mat. Back of the...
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    Re: 8x10 carry options

    I do agree to some extent. I have and use a f/64 backpack with either my 8x10 or whole plate camera. Longest distance that I have hiked with the loaded f/64 was about a half mile. Doesn't ride like a...
  26. Thread: Protar Lenses.

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    Re: Protar Lenses.

    In the 1980s acquired a 12 3/4" f/7.7 Bausch & Lomb VII Protar. Front group is 18 7/8" and the rear is 27". Back then I was using it on an 8x10. If I was using either group alone, I would simply...
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    Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    Am curious why the lenses go further apart? I would think that the top one should be as close to the axis of the bottom one. Possibly needed to be so in order to be able to load film holders...
  28. Re: Legend of The Ghost Technika - The Linhof Technika Medizin

    This thread reminds me of a time about 25 years ago that I was walking through a local flea market. From 20 feet away recognized an off white Linhof Technika and a red leathered Leica. From about 4...
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    Re: 24 inch Red Dot Artars: Brass vs Aluminum?

    Another lens to consider is a 600mm f/11 KangRinpoche in a Copal 3. Educated guess and probably from what I read is that it is a copy of the 600mm Fujinon. Maybe a member of the FORUM has both and...
  30. Thread: Found Photographs

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    Re: Found Photographs

    Route 44 in Canton, Connecticut...
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    Re: Velostigmat Series II; Info and Images

    In the early 1970s I was a student at RIT in the BioMedical program of studies. In my last year of studies there, before leaving for Christmas break I acquired a OEM Burke & James 8x10 Commercial...
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    Re: 300mm lens 4x5" landscape

    Full disclosure, I have never used a 150mm Topcor with 2x focal length converter. I did have a friend who had one and told me it that it produced an excellent image when the lens was stopped down. He...
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    Re: How to shorten a Sinar rail?

    My Little Machine Shop Mill is the model 3990. I can recommend it 100%. Only modification was to make different sized front plexiglass shields.
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    Re: How to shorten a Sinar rail?

    So... Last year I acquired a Little Machine Shop Mini Mill. This was probably project 12 or so, and finally I feel comfortable operating (100% self taught) the mill.

    Took the rail apart....
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    Re: How to shorten a Sinar rail?

    For an 8x10 Sinar "Handy". The base of my 8x10 Norma back and the rail clamp only need a rail to be 4.5" long. Current 6" rail is about an inch too long to fit inside the narrow bottom of a backpack...
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    How to shorten a Sinar rail?

    I would like to shorten my 6" Sinar extension rail. I'm sure that this has been done before and think I remember seeing this covered by a post, but my searches come up blank. If someone has done...
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    Re: 2 Questions re Location Portraiture

    Once did a vaguely similar project. First I'd stick to one camera and one lens. Standardize the lighting to cut down the setup time. Before photographing the subjects, sit down and talk with them for...
  38. Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    When I was a student at RIT enrolled in the BioMedical Photography program of studies, I did all my Photomicrography assignments with my 8x10. I remember standing on the lab countertop looking down...
  39. Re: Which would be easier to build - 8x10 SLR or TLR?

    Toyo-View 8x10 Binocular Reflex Hood was available a few years ago from B&H, but the item is now listed as "No Longer Made". There was an article in VIEWCAMERA about someone having a reflex housing...
  40. Re: COMPARISON: Fujinon W 250mm f6.7 & Fujinon A 240 f9

    Piping in again about Repro-Clarons. Back in, I think, the mid 1990s I was shooting 4x5 Chromes with my Sinar F. I owned several 210mm lenses. Repro-Claron, Red Dot Artar, G-Claron, and a Nikkor-W....
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