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    Re: Master Technika... over the hill...

    Thanks David,
    My kardan lensboard mount for the Biogon is substantial, I prefer the Technika for 135mm and up, the large wides just feel a bit forced even on the MT.

    Arne Cröll's work is always...
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    Linhof Color Technika III's

    Sometime around 1952-53' Linhof added Color versions to the line of Technika III cameras (2x3,4x5,5x7). Red, Green, Grey, & White were offered in the catalog. (White was a special coating and...
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Thanks Bob. From what I have observed there are 3 versions/styles of the 5x7 III...
    First had a chrome rear standard lock knobs on the side and the RF housing just below, like the early 4x5... I...
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Hello Bob, I have a post-war 5x7 Technika # 38362
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    Re: Master Technika... over the hill...

    Thanks, yes the camera is 1972 but the lensboard dates to the IV 56-63' and the lens is not the proper Linhof CZ Biogon but a USAF CZ Biogon. Originally the USAF Biogon was shutterless and housed in...
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    Re: Master Technika... over the hill...

    Yes it is the hover model... don't even ask how many times I had to toss the camera to get the right shot...

    Ah the Wista is about the same age - I did not realize that - another timeless classic...
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    Master Technika... over the hill...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52336163077_8dca23062a_b.jpg50 years of service from the Master Technika by C Canon, on Flickr

    The Linhof Master Technika turns 50 years old this month!
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  8. Re: Treat stiff bellows with Pledge (or other)?

    I think pledge works on dried rubberized material like the speed graphic shutter. Pledge works very well at returning the pliability but often people who use it complain of light leaks. I don't...
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    Re: Aerial Image Copyright

    In the end whoever can convince the judge will be awarded the copyright... good luck with your argument...
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    Re: Black exterior painted Linhof Technika...

    Recently I have been looking at the 5x7 V models and the later 1970's-80's sometimes have a black painted front standard and also some are all black paint like the black paint Master Technika was. ...
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    It seems I will have a similar project but I will need to find a rear standard as well as the back. So far I have been unsuccessful in finding either...
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    Re: Linhof Technika III 5x7 restoration

    The 13x18 plate back with the Linhof Munchen oval logo dates from 1950-1953 and was replaced with a fixed spring back until the IV in 1957. The IV back was improved over the early style spring back....
  13. Re: Original aluminum case for Linhof Master Technika

    You can order the stock ROx case and add inserts from their website, sad but if they wont take your money someone in china will... Custom Case: ...
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    Re: Saltzman

    Wow! Really amazing gear! Yes everything in the catalog was great...
  15. Re: Wide angle lens on folded-up Master Technika

    True, I just use the 135mm as a baseline for what can fit and most wides have will have larger diameter ends... May have to just use the old-fashioned Angulon or a contemporary wide field Ektar or...
  16. Re: Wide angle lens on folded-up Master Technika

    The Zeiss 135mm Planar just fits inside (on a special lensboard to help it to do so) so I would suggest searching to see if anything is of a similar or smaller dimension...

    With the camera closed...
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    Re: non-super technikas

    None of the Technikas made in the first 10 years 1936-1946 had a rangrefinder, but some dealers could install a Hugo Meyer or Kalart aftermarket rangefinder.

    The first Technika with a factory...
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    Re: All Those 45 Technikas...

    It would be great to see it. Thanks
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    Re: Linhof cameras before 1945

    Yes my understanding of the early 20th century German industry is it was possible to pretty much just order parts from any number of factories and build your own camera from them.
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    Re: All Those 45 Technikas...

    The 23 Technika 70 and all 23 cameras that followed did not use leather but a smooth hard paint shell... (there was an extra thick leather panel on the base to improve tripod operation.)
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    Re: All Those 45 Technikas...

    I gathered up some photos to go with the prevoius post...

    WWII no-leather rough paint finished camera. This one is a Standard but it was also on the Technika.
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    The 1958 45 Aero-Technika...
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    Re: All Those 45 Technikas...

    Thanks Everyone!



    I have not seen a 45 III without leather (other than ones modified by the owners). I would be very interested in seeing your camera if you can dig up any photos you have of...
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    Re: All Those 45 Technikas...

    Throughout its 87 years the Technika has had a number of Special Finish or Commemorative cameras:

    1937 - Technika Medizin with special all White Medical Finish. A special order finish available...
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    Re: All Those 45 Technikas...

    1972 - Master Technika
    Adding greater wide angle lens function a top flap is cut out of the body. The range of movement of both front and rear standard are increased.
    The black leather is back and...
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    Re: All Those 45 Technikas...

    1946 - Technika III (Early)
    In the fall of 1946 Linhof introduced a brand new 9x12/4x5 camera. The Technika III was a major design and style change. Slightly larger and more robust than the earlier...
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    All Those 45 Technikas...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52205948111_de83708846_o.jpgAll those 45 Technikas... by C Canon, on Flickr

    What make a Linhof camera a Technika… simply it is the presence of a lockable...
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    Re: How to post Flickr links?

    Lets try it...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52205948111_de83708846_o.jpgAll those 45 Technikas... by C Canon, on Flickr
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    Re: Linhof cameras before 1945

    That is an excellently done page!

    As you say 1936 is a good estimate. The Linhof Munchen with Munchen in outline style engraving shows up in late 1934 and is replaced with the "Eagle Eye" Linhof...
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    Re: Linhof cameras before 1945

    Looks like a 6x9 size camera. I think this just predates the "Standard" designation.

    The precision camera werk badge at the top of the bed was introduced in 1930 (changed to Linhof Munchen...
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    Re: Linhof cameras before 1945

    Those 13x18's are great.

    Yes the articulating back is what makes it a Technika model. It first showed up on the late model 34' and the Technika label appeared a couple of years later in 1936 and...
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    Re: Linhof cameras before 1945

    Yes I agree,
    all independent except for E. Krauss Actis models which were re-branded Linhof cameras from Munich.

    The more I learn about Linhof the more impressed I am about what they achieved....
  32. Re: Where can I buy fresnel clips for my Linhof Super Technika V ground-glass?

    Thanks
  33. Re: Where can I buy fresnel clips for my Linhof Super Technika V ground-glass?

    My MT is one of the early ones - sn6411143 and does not have clips. The fresnel sits after the GG (towards the lens). I believe you once told me I could have a service center add a set of clips, but...
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    Re: Identifying a Linhof part

    1. The back in the original post is a lo-end kardan type and lacks the circular plate that the rotating backs have. You can get an adapter so the camera can accept the rotating type backs, but there...
  35. Re: Where can I buy fresnel clips for my Linhof Super Technika V ground-glass?

    Actually the V and even the early Master Technikas did not have the clips and the Fresnel was mounted on the other side of the ground glass. Slightly smaller than the GG itself the Fresnel sat on a...
  36. Re: "When did pre-war Zeiss start applying coatings?" and other questions about Tessa

    A 240cm Tessar would be 2400mm and the largest Tessar I know was the 1200mm f15...
    The 240mm 1:9 Zeiss Jena Tessar is likely the APO Tessar and was made post WWII and was coated even though it was...
  37. Re: "When did pre-war Zeiss start applying coatings?" and other questions about Tessa

    According to Croell - "The Zeiss invention of lens coating shortly before WWII (initially marked by a red “T” on the mount of Jena-made lenses"...

    from the first article Bill linked above...
  38. Re: Photoshop Cropping tool -Need some help! How can I force it to stay in the frame?

    This works! Thank you both so much!
  39. Photoshop Cropping tool -Need some help! How can I force it to stay in the frame?

    Cropping tool -Need some help! How can I force it to stay in the frame?
    I shoot baseball in landscape but sometimes with pitchers and batters it is nice to just switch to the portrait orientation....
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Thanks Bob,
    I know its is not your fault how Linhof put those numbers in the list. Likely just a transposed number as it is highly likely 1956.
    You do a great service to the Linhof community. The...
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