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    Re: Pentax 67 fisheye on a 4x5 Sinar

    John,
    Sinar lens board due here next week. Took apart the "Adapter for Pentax 67 PK67 Lens to Canon EOS EF Mount" and was very surprised to find that the front 8mm section that houses the female...
  2. Re: Article on digitalizing film with a digital camera, including color negatives

    Last year I wanted to scan approximately 100 frames from four large reels of 16mm B&W film for our town's museum. Contained in those reels of 16mm film were several pans of the construction of a...
  3. Re: How many film holders do you bring for a day out?

    4x5 - six holders, many times have shot all 12 negatives
    whole plate - six holders, usually only shoot 2 or 3 negatives
    8x10 - 4 holders, usually shoot 4+ negatives
    11x14 - 3 holders, usually...
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    Re: How not to drill a lens board

    100% of the time I am cutting holes in OEM Sinar boards. I believe that they are made from a harder grade of aluminum? (correct me if I am wrong). I first mark the hole that I want to drill with an...
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    Pentax 67 fisheye on a 4x5 Sinar

    Snowed in a few days ago so I finally got around to seeing if I could somehow use my Pentax 67 35mm F4.5 FishEye on my 4x5 Sinar Norma. Front standard will be moved all the way to the front of the...
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    Re: Sinar Norma Copy Stand

    Is the 8x10 reflex a Toyo, Sinar, or ??? The 8x10 Toyo seems to be unavailable as of a few years ago. The Sinar I have heard of but have never seen one listed FS. Gowland I seem to recall once...
  7. Re: Ilex shutter #5 bent shutter blade, are all #5 identical?

    This is by no means a definitive answer, but the shutter blades on all of my different "generation" ILEX No 5 shutters look to be the same.

    I once had a Betax No 5 in which the blades were all...
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    Re: 51 Gallons Distilled

    My limit has been 20 one gallon bottles of distilled water. Walmart bottles are indeed susceptible to leaking. Stop & Shop bottles never leaked in my experience. I have yet to check out Whole Foods...
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    Re: Exposure Worksheet

    Here's what I have been using for the past 40+ years. Measures about 6 1/2 x 4 inches. Pages reside in a bright orange 6 ring DIETZGEN Engineers' Field Book. Square box is for quickly drawing the...
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    Re: LPL masking attachment

    On a similar point....
    I use a DURST Ce1000 4x5 enlarger. I have never liked the OEM DURST negative holders. The top and the bottoms of them are aligned with two pins in the bottom of the carrier...
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    Re: Fujinon 125mm f/5.6 W (old version)

    I have and use a FUJI 120mm f/8 lens on my whole format Chamonix and it covers the whole plate format with a beautifully sharp image.
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    Re: Polarisation Filter

    I do agree with Bob that the polarizer always passes the same amount of light, but it has been my experience that areas of the image may change by several Zones (usually becoming darker) and this...
  13. Re: Going to Yosemite but can't take my 4x5 or 8x10. What to do?

    Was in a similar situation a few months ago. Decided to go with a Nikon D850. As for lenses: 24mm PC-E, 85mm PC-E, and my 14-24mm AF-S Nikkors. It all fit in a small backpack. Initially wanted to...
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    Re: Bathroom Darkroom Ideas

    When I was a student at RIT in the mid 1970s, I had good access to the school's darkrooms, but only at odd/off times. I was shooting 35mm and 8x10. In my apartment's bathroom was a sink, toilet, and...
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    Re: Velostigmat for 8x10

    My first lens for my just acquired 8x10 B&J Commercial view camera in the mid 1970s was a 12 inch f/4.5 Wollensak Velostigmat Series II with the front element's swift focus ring in a Betax #5. This...
  16. Re: 4x5 & 5x7 Negatives - Camera Scanning with Nikon D800E

    For holding the negatives I have had the following holders work out great for me:

    16mm movie film: A modified double glass 6cm x 8.5cm hinged film holder. Brand is "HA-P1" made in Japan. It has a...
  17. Re: Dim Groun Glass on Arca Swiss Model B..........

    This probably won't apply to your relatively newer camera, but a while back I had circa 1910-1920 Improved Empire State view. The image on its GG was very dim. The GG looked to be clear when it was...
  18. Thread: 90mm f8 vs 5.6

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    Re: 90mm f8 vs 5.6

    Over the years I have owned and used both f/5.6 and f/8 90mm lenses. Honestly I never really saw that much of a huge difference in brightness that each projected on the GG. Take into account that I...
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    Re: Post Here OLD LF Camera Fails

    11x14 Improved Empire State View. Was pre Email with written correspondence back and forth with the owner of a small camera store. Think that it was around 1980. Was sent two Polaroids (poor ones) of...
  20. Thread: Macro lens set

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    Re: Macro lens set

    I've heard stories of people resurrecting Multiphot systems from dumpsters... I was never that lucky. In the 1980s through the mid 1990s put together a Multiphot system very slowly part by part. You...
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    Re: Sinar Norma light trap material?

    Decided to use the roll of adhesive backed 1mm thick black flocking that I already have. I used it about a year ago to replace the foam rubber gasket near the hinge on the back of my Pentax 67 and...
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    Sinar Norma light trap material?

    In going over my 8x10 Sinar Norma, I am finally confronted with having to replace the front carrier's light trap material. Probably 15-20 some years ago, I replaced the fibrous light trap material on...
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    Re: Replacement Bellows for 8x10 Sinar Norma

    Thanks for the replies... You all convinced me to get a replacement bellows from Custom Bellows in the UK. Even though my vintage Norma bellows has seen better days, the frames are in amazingly...
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    Replacement Bellows for 8x10 Sinar Norma

    I just finished blocking the pinholes in my OEM Sinar Norma bellows. The bellows is now once again light tight, but because of its age, not sure for how long. Time to get a replacement bellows. I am...
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    Re: Liquid electrical tape for bellows repair

    So based on this thread, I dug out an old Sinar 8x10 Norma bellows that had more than a few pinholes in the corners of the back third of the bellows. Used Gardner Bender Liquid Electrical tape that I...
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    Re: Panoramic Format (6x12 ~ 6x17, etc) B&W only.

    120 pinhole panoramic camera with curved film plane
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    Re: Fujinon 180mm. f/9 - Curious about some specs.

    Keep your eyes open for acquiring a Nikon Multiphot. Every now and then one shows up for a bargain price. Shipping is usually the deal breaker, the whole system is a bit bulky to easily pack and...
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    Re: Gluing camera screws

    You are right, I should have been a bit more specific. In the past I had reinserted the screws till they were 90% in there. Then just under the head of the screws I placed the tiniest drop/dab of JB...
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    Re: Gluing camera screws

    I've had a bit of luck using JB WELD, but only with a tiny, almost micro, drop applied into the screw hole. Furniture restorers recommend using Gorilla Glue for broken table legs. Gorilla Glue works...
  30. Thread: SinarSix metering

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    Re: SinarSix metering

    When I got my SinarSix many, many years ago, it came with no directions. I slid the probe in front of the GG and pushed down on the rocker switch. The needle "tilted" to the maximum measurement of...
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    Re: in-camera negatives for Salt Printing?

    Back in 2016 I did a lot of testing.

    Here are the final combinations that I had decided on:
    FP4+ ASA 50 Rodinal 1:25 17 min 68 degrees average density range 2.23
    FP4+ ASA 100 HC-110 1:4 10...
  32. Re: Who knows the origin of this 480mm Rodenstock lens?

    From HP Marketing Corp. literature dated 11/1985
    film format - 8x10"
    Dia. of image at f/22 - 396mm
    Filter thread - M 67x0.75

    nice lens...
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    Re: Tech Pan 8x10 in a Jobo - Looking for Info

    When I was shooting 8x10 TechPan many years ago I processed it in Rodinal 1:100. I agree with Drew that getting the "soot and chalk" effect was annoying. Too many times I got this effect and...
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    Re: Winter Weather Photography

    In the mid 1970s, I was a student at The Rochester Institute of Technology. In the winter on either Saturday and Sunday I'd get up at 5AM and have a hearty steak and eggs breakfast. Pack up a simple...
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    Re: Large Format Macro Images

    My first cover image. April 1983. Image is of a weld joint between two titanium wires that showed minimum distortion. 4x5 Chrome.
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    Re: Masking a Ground Glass for Cinema Aspect Ratios

    Tape is very easy to remove, Honestly never left any residue. If it did I would first try some film cleaner, otherwise I'd use what I consider the best residue remover: Seal UNSEAL ADHESIVE RELEASING...
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    Re: Masking a Ground Glass for Cinema Aspect Ratios

    I've used clear red negative masking tape in the past. Scotch 3M 616 Lithographers Tape. "Pressure sensitive - Red "Paklion" film. We used to use it to mask Kodalith negatives. Very important: it was...
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    Re: I Wish They Would Make . . .

    I had kind of the same idea and tried to adapt and use a 1960s movie projector stand, one with trapezoidal angled out adjustable legs. Original top metal platform was too small for my Pelican 1600...
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    Re: Zone VI Type II power switch

    https://www.osha.gov/electrical/hazards/grounding/gfci

    https://home.howstuffworks.com/question117.htm

    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/gfi.html
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    Re: Zone VI Type II power switch

    Forgot to mention: Make sure the enlarger is plugged into a GFI protected outlet. I once bought a 4x5 Durst Laborator enlarger locally. The seller plugged it into an outlet to show me that the...
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