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  1. Re: Durst L1840 Enlarger 8x10 10x10--Everything you wanted to know...

    I rather doubt that you'll see much-if any- difference. You're already using a good enlarging lens.
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    Re: Seeking Advice For 11x14 Lens

    355 G Claron in Copal 3! Best bang for the buck!
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    Re: Stiff Majestic gear head - how to fix it?

    I have 7 of these heads, all mint with 3/8-16 screws. Different vintages, three have the built in mount base, 4 have the 3/8" post adaptor. One is mounted on a very large Gitzo tripod, the others...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Keith, It's pretty well documented that old parts were used until gone. The knobs and hardware are stainless, so I think that alone takes it out of the Chicago realm. The stenciling on the...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Has a metal plate and is recent I suspect post 1990.
  6. Re: Devere 504 lens mounts for Schneider Componon-S 150mm 5.6 and Schneider Comparon

    Both should fit on a flat board with a hole as per above. If you have the lock ring a slightly oversized hole will work.
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    Re: Deardorff Specials

    The Deardorff Special was a 5x7 camera with a Special 4x5 back. When I bought mine new in 1987, it came with a revolving 4x5 back. My two 4x5 Specials showing how the nameplate changed in 50 some...
  8. Re: Shutter swap - possible or not recommended..?

    I have a 121 SA in an older Compur shutter that is not a direct swap to a newer shutter. If you really want to swap, suggest you send it to SKG and let him do the swap with the corresponding adaptor...
  9. Thread: nega 138 help

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    Re: nega 138 help

    Measured my Nega 138 as per the photo below. You may need to modify your Nega 138 to fit your enlarger. The metal pieces that hold the white pins on mine are riveted on. On yours it looks like...
  10. Thread: nega 138 help

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    Re: nega 138 help

    Post a photo of your dilemma to see if we can help.
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    Re: Developed Film - Vignette ?

    Why areyou stopping down to F 45? If they’re not classic lenses they’re sharpest at F 22 if classic that’s a different story. You’re shooting at infinity so you don’t need the DOF, Or use a little...
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    Re: Help with enlarger transportation

    The press is a Great find, much harder to find than the enlargers. I paid $700 for mine shipped, in as new condition! Free is better, howerver. L
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    My latest V8 (photos by previous owner), I believe the fact that there is no Serial # and from the nameplate that it is a TN manufactured camera. It also has stainless steel knobs and I believe all...
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    Re: Help with enlarger transportation

    Those are “baby” enlargers I thought you were talking about an 8x10 Saltzman or Fotar. Should be an easy fit in a wagon or SUV. I transported an 810 DeVere 1000 miles in a Honda Odyssey!
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    Re: Good light lens for 8x10’

    The 3 lenses I carry with my 8x10 camera are the 12” Dagor a 19” Artar and for wide a 6.5” WA Dagor!
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    Re: Fotar Horizontal Enlarger?

    You can get NOS lamps at the auction site for $5-$7 per bulb! I've got over 100 I've bought from 4 to 20 at a time! L
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    Re: Anyone use a hat?

    I use a dark slide for a lens shade! L
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    Re: Framing a darkroom against concrete wall

    I would frame in front of the concrete wall and insulate all walls with bat insulation. I'd put a poly barrier in front of the concrete foundation wall. If you don't wish to do that, then I'd bolt...
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    Re: Use 4x5 Beseler for smaller film?

    I typically use my 8x10 DeVere for printing everything from 135 to 8x10 although I have a dedicated LPL 4500 enlarger for roll film. Once I'm sitting at the DeVere, it's just easier to use it with...
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    Poll: Re: Some Darkroom questions, mostly on enlargers

    Never felt a need to attach the top column of my 45 LPL, though my 810 Devere is attached at the top. The Durst 8x10 base of the SM-183 did not require it. L
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    Re: (possibly) taking the large jump

    Have 3 4x5 F2’s best bang for the buck
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    Re: Compound shutter repair or replace?

    Check with Precision camera works in fairfield, CA.

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    Re: Can this lens be salvaged?

    Why bother I’d send it back and get a 240!
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    Re: Suggestions for LF field camera

    Deardorff V5 is just a bit more used with 23” bellows!
  25. Re: Is there such as thing as a modern, fast, compact 360 for 8x10?

    Not F6.3 but then again I use a 14” GD Dagor and a 355 G-Claron!
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    Re: Darkroom Design for a 9.8ft x 10.1ft room

    Does the Jobo mix temperatures or will you need a mixing valve? The water comes out of the chiller at 55 deg F.
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    Re: Darkroom Design for a 9.8ft x 10.1ft room

    The ER 301 is an air cooled chiller. I would install it where it is not too hot so as not to decrease the efficiency of the chiller. Also, if installed inside the darkroom, it will tend to make the...
  28. Re: Dry Mountings vs Hinging and other aspects of presentation

    I too have done both, but currently prefer to using linen tape or archival corners to mount and an overmat.
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    Re: Going Wide on 5x7

    The 111 WA Dagor covers as should the 130 W Perigons.
  30. Re: Any telephoto (360mm or above) recommendations for a 4x5 (TK45S)?

    You didn't say that Bob, pls read your post #2!
  31. Re: Any telephoto (360mm or above) recommendations for a 4x5 (TK45S)?

    What’s a teleartar? How much bellows does the camera have?
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    Re: Use 4x5 Beseler for smaller film?

    Like stated in post #3, if you have room for two enlargers, I'd keep the smaller one, if not then just use the 45. L
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    Re: AC, Venting, ideas for a Darkroom Shed?

    If the subdivision regs don't allow window units, mount the window unit in a box INSIDE the shed with only the back end sticking out. That way, it won't really be visible. If needed, you could put...
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    Re: Chamonix Whole Plate Camera!

    I think most folks move up from 4x5 film to 5x7 or 8x10, but going to Whole Plate is certainly understandable if you like the format. 5x7 and 8x10 are more popular thus the used inventory is larger!...
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Wow a grizzle Saluki. If an Afghan it would be a Domino. What’s it called in Salukis?
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    Re: DeVere enlarger alignment video

    Good video! Learned a few alignment points I didn't know existed.
  37. Re: Advice: Lens mounted, close camera (metal field)

    The short answer is yes
  38. Re: Sealing New Bellows in Deardorff Rear Frame

    An ancient thread but relevant. I use 1/4” black masking tape all around, also use it when lens boards are loose.

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    Re: Need densitometer reading

    If you pm me, and include an SASE, I'll give you my address and gladly read and return them to you.

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    Re: 8x10 film holder case

    Look at the Winco 12x12x12" insulated Pizza delivery bags. I use the Zone VI for 6 holders, the Winco holds around 14 holders. There are a number of other sizes for less holders. There is a thread...
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