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  1. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    Thanks for the link .
    Their doesn't seem to be a button to click so the website is in English , but I'll copy and paste into a translator and have a proper read .

    From France , I would imagine...
  2. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I'm looking at buying some X-Ray film , the green type , from the States to be shipped to the United kingdom .

    My concern is when it's on it's travels via several airports I would presume it might...
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    Re: Rejuvenating Camera bellows .

    The Chinese imports tend to be cheaper than goods made in your own country , thus "cheap" .
    Being in the U.K , I don't look at US $ prices , but a quick search has 10x8 bellows at 140 .
    That's...
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    Re: Rejuvenating Camera bellows .

    In post #3 , Neil Poulson wrote " They just gave me a quote of 99.00 for an 8x10 bellows " .

    I assume when someone's says "just" they mean recently , not 20 years ago .

    But having seen how...
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    Re: Rejuvenating Camera bellows .

    I've got some of the shoe polish on order and some Pledge furniture polish that was recommended on another forum to try .
    To be honest , I'm not too hopeful that it'll make much difference to the...
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    Re: Rejuvenating Camera bellows .

    I've never heard of "Mink oil" shoe polish before , but found it easily available with a quick search .
    It says it's for leather , likewise a bottle of mink oil is sold as a leather treatment .
    ...
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    Re: Rejuvenating Camera bellows .

    I will certainly contact them .
    I'm suppressed that 10x8 bellows are only 99 , I thought they would have been much more .
    It would be handy to have some made as the front part of the bellows would...
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    Re: Rejuvenating Camera bellows .

    The camera is a homemade camera , and no doubt the bellows are too .
    There no way of knowing how old the camera is , but I do think they are much stiffer than when it was made .
    They are not...
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    Rejuvenating Camera bellows .

    Hello .
    I've bought a used , DIY built 10"x12" Large format camera and film holder .
    It only cost me 45 , so I'm quite happy with it .
    I need to replace the missing focus screen and make a few...
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    Re: Copal 3s to Copal 3 adapter

    No the 210mm is much smaller , the thread of the shutter/lens is about 15mm narrower . On their website it was listed as a I+1 .
    Likewise the Symmar 240mm uses a different size ( neither a 3 nor 3s...
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    Re: Cap sizes 150 Symmar-S

    The front lens has a 58mm filter thread , so can use a clip on 58mm lens cap .
    If you want to use a push on lens cap , you need a 60mm one .

    The rear lens doesn't have a filter thread , so there...
  12. Re: Kodak Master View 8x10 / 5x7 film plane and GG question

    Presumably if the velvet is missing or crushed it will effect where the film holder and focus screen sit equally and make no difference for the point of focus .
    It might cause light leaks , but I...
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    Re: Painting/Staining Intrepid Cameras?

    Intrepid effectively make these to order , judging by the lead times .
    I would imagine they would be happy to make one for you that has not had any treatment / sealant applied .

    That way you can...
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    Re: 8x10 intrepid knob assembly help needed

    Hopefully you'll get the reply either today or tomorrow .
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    Re: 8x10 intrepid knob assembly help needed

    Just send Intrepid an email , they'll tell you soon enough .
    Mondays a bank holiday in the U.K , so expect a reply after that .

    Whenever I've contacted them they've responded within 24 hours ....
  16. Re: Jobo 2509n issue: rotates freely on center spindle

    Make sure the clips that hold the film in position are located correctly , and put the correct amount of liquid's in it .

    A litre of developer sloshing around in it has a fair bit of weight behind...
  17. Re: Where's "schneideroptics.com/info/vintage_lens_data" website gone ?

    I will have a look in the next few days to see if I can send them a message requesting it being put back up .
    You would think a firm with such a rich history in optics would keep all this...
  18. Re: Where's "schneideroptics.com/info/vintage_lens_data" website gone ?

    That's the link I've provided in my original post as despite doing various searches , nothing came up on the net or here .
    Thank you for the reply though .
  19. Sticky: Re: Where to look for information on LF (mainly) lenses

    Thanks for the link .
    Handy that you can select what format you want the lens for and it filters out the unsuitable ones .
    Very helpful .
  20. Sticky: Re: Where to look for information on LF (mainly) lenses

    I used to use this website "www.schneideroptics.com/info/vintage_lens_data/large_format_lenses" as a good resource when looking to buy a lens .
    Apart from details of the lenses construction and...
  21. Where's "schneideroptics.com/info/vintage_lens_data" website gone ?

    I used to use this website "www.schneideroptics.com/info/vintage_lens_data/large_format_lenses" as a good resource when looking to buy a lens .
    Apart from details of the lenses construction and...
  22. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    What sort of price did you pay per 100 sheet's ?
    I might look at getting some when I get back off holiday .
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    Re: Damaged aperture - is it fixable

    I don't know about repairing your existing aperture , but would it be possible to replace it as a unit with one of these off ebay ?...
  24. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    On a negative they would do , as no light got past the bits to leave an exposure .

    The sample posted is a scan of the negative then inverted to a positive .
    So the white dots on the negative are...
  25. Re: Has anyone built a lens hood or compendium hood?

    Not fully extended for wide angle , no more than about an inch extended for 75mm .
    For the 47mm you might consider getting one of those screw in petal hoods , and if need be , trim it to suit .
  26. Re: Has anyone built a lens hood or compendium hood?

    I've not made one .
    I use slot in filters such as ND grads a lot along with such as a yellow filter etc .
    You can buy a hood designed to slot into the filter holder and works fine with the HiTech...
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    Re: NEED HELP! All my negs are empty!

    I have a few lenses whose flash sync lever move a bit too freely , I put a piece of electrical insulation tape over it to prevent it getting moved by accident .
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    Re: Expensive fake lens boards !

    All my lens boards are made out of 1/8" hardwood ply .
    For thicker boards for heavier lenses a glue several layers togeather .
    Backs painted flat black , fronts varnished , looks good to me and...
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    Re: Lund Portable Darkroom?

    That's a very good idea .
    Way more than I'd pay for an old suitcase , some tent poles and some lightproof material though .
    But it gives me a much better idea on how I can make a similar one for in...
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    Re: Schneider xenar 105mm 3.5

    O.P's asking about a 105mm lens , not the 100mm you've linked to.
    The one I linked to was the 105mm f/4.5 though , not the 105mm f/3.5 that the O.P asked about .

    The 105mm f/3.5 the O.P isn't a...
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    Re: Schneider xenar 105mm 3.5

    My mistake , I didn't spot the different aperture .
    It's strange that is missing from this list ( https://www.schneideroptics.com/info/vintage_lens_data/large_format_lenses/xenar/ ) at Schneider .
    ...
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    Re: Schneider xenar 105mm 3.5

    All the information you need is on Schneider's website .
    For that lens , see here ; https://www.schneideroptics.com/info/vintage_lens_data/large_format_lenses/xenar/data/4,5-105mm.html

    Coverage...
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    Re: Develop 5x7 in a changing bag.

    They come up on ebay often enough like this one ( not mine , just for eg.) ; https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152940003358?ul_noapp=true .

    Notice the red peg's ?
    Make sure if you get one it has at...
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    Re: Develop 5x7 in a changing bag.

    Make life easy for yourself , get a Paterson Orbital Processor .
    It's intended for prints , but with a very minor modification works well processing film .
    Good for 4 sheets of 5x4 in one go , 2...
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    Re: Timber camera parts suppliers please?

    Custom Bellows in Birmingham , U.K will make any camera bellows you want , to your specifications.
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    Re: ANSI Standard for 14x17 holder seems odd

    Very helpfull of you to post this .
    I'm about to make a couple of cameras or adapt one other to use a larger format that was intended , and having this information to make a ground glass holder...
  37. Thread: DIY dark-tent

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    Re: DIY dark-tent

    When I looked into doing something similar to you I found some threads recomendiong grow tents .
    For e.g ;...
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