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    Re: 3D Printing for presentation

    Hi Bob

    I wouldn't say I'm a true expert but I've been 3D printing Technika boards and similar stuff.
  2. Re: How do I recognize lenses that will cover an 8X10 plate with no vignetting

    159mm Wollensak f/9.5 is a great lens IMHO. not too huge and I've been happy with the results. Not huge. A tad dim, but has worked well for me
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    Re: 210 mm Fujinar - any opinions?

    Thanks. I wasn't up to doing much today, but hopefully in the next day or two I can get the lens on a board. I'm thinking of mounting the shutter to a Technika board and making up an adapter that...
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    Re: 210 mm Fujinar - any opinions?

    That's what I was thinking it was. I've rummaged around the web a bit and it seems that a set of Fujinars (180, 210, 250) was more or less the standard complement for the photographers who waited...
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    210 mm Fujinar - any opinions?

    I recently bought one in a Shanel shutter - wanted the shutter (not the lens) to front moutn a few older lenses

    But just thought I'd ask about the Fujinar - since I have it, I probably should try...
  6. Re: Question for those who have 8x10 monorails...carrying....

    For my 5 x 7 Kardan Bi I had a machine shop cut town one of the rail sections so it was just long enough to hold the front and rear standards with enough space between them to insert in the rail...
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    Re: New Computer Time...

    Interesting that you mentioned SABRE. I spent 8 years working in the IBM Industry Marketing group that was responsible for sales to IBM's airline customers. I was primarily responsible for developing...
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    Re: New Computer Time...

    Someone asked what a "Computer guy is. I think it's someone like me. Started programming for pay in 1959, worked for IBM designing operating systems and computer languages. At one point I had 14...
  9. Poll: Re: Seeking 4x5 Lens Advice - Which Lens To Keep - Fujinon Or Nikkor 150mm 5.6

    Typically those big boxy video lenses are controlled from a master control room - the cameraman is just responsible for lining up the shot. I've seen them in person the couple of times I've gone to...
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    Re: Modern Changing Tent?

    My Harrison is like new after 18+ years. it stays set up unless I'm actually traveling with it. I "hide" it out of the way under one of my wife's two grand pianos with the sleeves draped across the...
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    Re: Velvia 100 discontinued in the US

    +1 on Astia. Velvia always seemed too saturated for my taste.
  12. Re: I'm not sure if it's a popular size, but can I get some 5x7 camera recommendation

    My first view camera was a 5 x 7 Linhof Kardan Bi bought new around 1970. Still happily using it although it's been joined by a few other 5 x 7's. it's in nearly perfect condition - the only problem...
  13. Re: Not understanding Toyo Base Tilt Front and Rear

    From looking at the link to the camera specs, I think they're being a bit less that straightforward in how they describe this. If you drop the bed 15 degrees and then level the bed, the back will be...
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    Re: Advice request: cutter

    I use a Roto-trim 30"
  15. Re: Ross . London 6in Homocentric 1:6.3 lens

    The pneumatic cylinders are what times the exposure. The pistons compress the air in the cylinder and it leaks out slowly through a rather precise hole that lets the air out at a predetermined rate....
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    Re: Shipping 8x10 wooden camera safely

    My cousin was a cellist and when he was booked for a solo appearance he wouldn't take the gig if they didn't pay for two 1st class seats - one for him and one for the cello. His cello was made in...
  17. Re: 210 for travel and landscape: Heliar or Schneider?

    I bought a 305 Repro Claron that I used on my 5 x 7 Kardan Bi in 1970. I loved it - I did a lot of fairly close-up photography - not quite macro, but close. I still love it even though it may be a...
  18. Re: A question on Buying an Item in UK via e-Bay

    I've bought stuff from just about everywhere. Never paid an customs fees (nor FedEx or UPS fees)

    I prefer buying used stuff from Japan - people tend to be serious about taking care of stuff and...
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    Re: How to shorten a Sinar rail?

    I shortened a Linhof Kardan Bi rail so I could carry the 5 x 7 on the short rail all set up and ready to mount on the tripod then just add a rail and shoot. Worked fine. But I shortened it TO about 6...
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    Re: 300mm lens 4x5" landscape

    I still use my "ancient" f/9 Repro-Claron 305mm. I bought it new around 1970. But lately for a long lens I use the Nikon 360 - 500 - 720 set (720 on 5 x 7, 360 & 500 on the Technika.) Very sharp,...
  21. Re: Should I build a LF TLR? What would it take?

    Moving parts - lately my personal parts don't move so well. I'm still trying to build a camera support for my power wheelchair so I can mount my 5 x 7 Linhof on it.
  22. Re: Should I build a LF TLR? What would it take?

    I'd love to see an 8 x 10 version of the handy gadget Mamiya made for their TLR's - a little lift that goes between the tripod and the camera base. When you press the lever it raises the entire...
  23. Re: Epson V850 Pro Scanner and 5x7 film & other

    Hi Sandy

    Did you mean that the mounting station wasn't available for the 750 when it was ORIGINALLY sold? Because when I got my 750 it included the mounting station.
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    Re: Just 3D printed a technika board

    I designed the model so that the part of the board inside the light trap is a separate file so I just have to "punch" holes for the lens and mounting screws into a copy of the separate part. Load the...
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    Re: Just 3D printed a technika board

    Any decent 3D CAD package is fine - once you have an STL (or other supported file type) you input it to the slicing software for your printer and it basically calculates the path for the extruder to...
  26. Re: Epson V850 Pro Scanner and 5x7 film & other

    In my limited (a few hundred scans) experience ...

    Basically exactly what Sandy said. I used the Aztek mounting fluid and itxs dry by the time the scan is finished just removr from scanner and...
  27. Re: Epson V850 Pro Scanner and 5x7 film & other

    I scanned 5 x 7 wet mounted on an Epson 750 "mounting station"- I found it took less than 30 seconds to wet mount a negative and results were quite good. I upgraded to a Creo/Kodak IQsmart 2 and dry...
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    Re: Help Request : Film Choice

    I've pretty much settled on FP4 over the last few years (used to be partial to Ansco 100 but that's ancient history...)

    It's fast enough for most things and pulled to 50 I can use old lenses in...
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    Re: Just 3D printed a technika board

    Moisture is one thing we don't have to worry about too much in Tucson. Outside of a few weeks during Monsoon season in July/August it's pretty dry - often single digit dry.
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    Re: Just 3D printed a technika board

    Good question, Peter. The short (and long) answer is that I don't know. Hygroscopicity is a known issue with Polylactic acid as is relative intolerance to extended exposure to high temperatures. (I...
  31. Re: The betterscanning.com business status thread

    Thanks. I have a lot of days when this really seems to be true. I've been learning how to drive my fancy new wheelchair - must have done $1k or more damage to the walls and cabinets by now. Chair...
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    Re: Linhof marked any better?

    You won't see it until you've been a member for a month.
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    Re: Just 3D printed a technika board

    By the way I found some information that looks like the ECO-ABS starts to soften in the 60 - 65 C range so it should be OK for normal use - unless you live in Death Valley
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    Re: Just 3D printed a technika board

    @ Andy

    The flange itself adds a lot of strength to the board. By the way, my next project is to print a back for my 5 X 7 Linhof Kardan Bi. I've lost track of my 5 x 7 to 4 x 5 reducing back so...
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    Re: Just 3D printed a technika board

    I would have said the same thing - but after printing a couple for under a $ each and free "overnight delivery" with offset lens holes and flange mounting holes already in place I have to say I'm...
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    Re: Just 3D printed a technika board

    I can check the printing price for a metal board from a service bureau, but printing one myself is overnight turnaround and maybe $1 for materials. Of course therexs the expense for the printer and...
  37. Re: New Zeiss apertures to f-stop converter

    Thanks much. I've seen that one. What I'm wondering is whether anyone has mapped the number from say 27.36 to the nearest third or half stop between f/22 and f.32.

    f 27.36 isn't a particularly...
  38. New Zeiss apertures to f-stop converter

    Just wondering if someone has a good conversion method to convert "New Zeiss" aperture sizes to today's standard system.
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    Re: Just 3D printed a technika board

    Yes, I'd give it another try using "solid" infill. I haven't been to Picacho Peak in a few of years with a camera. I should go again. Funny name Picacho = Peak in Spanish so it's "Peak Peak. On the...
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    Re: Just 3D printed a technika board

    Maybe we need a state by state rating of plastics for softening. It gets a bit warm in a car here as well. But I used to spend time in Miami in the Summer (Eastern Airlines if you're old enough to...
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