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    Re: Reviving a 210 Sironar, is it Worth it

    Make a three test exposures with your 210 f5.6 Sironar. One of a high contrast scene (night shot maybe), one of a normal scene (very slight overcast daytime), and one with a full cloud cover. See how...
  2. Re: Through the Eyes of Paula Chamlee November 9 December 30, 2022

    Very fair pricing, but no mention, that I can see, if and how the works are mounted and matted. Nice reproductions of the photographs as seen on my monitor...
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    Re: Chamonix 45N-2 and offset lens boards

    Sounds like a much simpler solution to mine for determining and marking the offset measurement...
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    Fabrication of a reflex back for a LF camera?

    Has anyone had first hand experience with fabricating a reflex back for a whole plate or 8x10 camera? I once read a one page article in VIEWCAMERA magazine about the fabrication of a reflex back for...
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    Re: Prontor Pro Shutter Release Cable Repair

    Sinar OEM cable releases that were used with the Sinar Copal shutter, I believe have the longest throw of any cable releases. Unfortunately they are quite hard to come by without also purchasing the...
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    Re: Chamonix 45N-2 and offset lens boards

    Probably five years ago, I had the lenses for my Chamonix 4x5 mounted on a some generic ("rip-off" would probably a more accurate term) Linhof style boards. The amount of off-set fell into three...
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    11x14 Improved Empire State View camera

    Is there anyone out there using one of these? In the late 1970s on into the mid 1980s, I owned one in almost unused condition. Used it often and came to love it. I was fortunate to have a couple of...
  8. Re: Rare Collection of Early-Color Photos That Can Never See the Light of Day

    99% sure that Sheila Metzner didn't use the Autochrome process, but her images certainly had the "Autochrome look" to them. In the 1980s emulated the "Autochrome look" by shooting 35mm High Speed...
  9. Re: Need advice on purchasing an expensive darkroom item from Germany to US

    A few years ago I purchased a JOBO processor that was shipped from Germany via Fed-Ex or DHL to my personal (not business) USPS mailbox. I had to sign for it, but there was no import duty fee.
  10. Re: new Burke and James commercial view 810 owner

    Same camera was my first 8x10 in the mid 1970s. As I remember the front standard was moved to the front of the short base and with the rear 8x10 standard moved forward the longer rear base hinged...
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    Re: NOS KODAK Lantern Slides unexposed

    Keeping an eye on this thread. Picked up these three items a while back for a few dollars. Finally got the shutter to work. Pretty simple and basic.... no iris, no focus, but a choice of...
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    Re: Repairing a B&W filter

    With filters like yours, I have put the smallest dab/dot of hot glue on the ring to keep it from unscrewing. Hot glue is of course very easy to remove, if need be. I had one filter that seemed to...
  13. Re: Eastman Ektar 14 inch: serial number and coating

    Burke & James Inc in Chicago, Ill. was a huge photographic equipment store in the 1960s. They advertised that they were the "World's Finest Photographic Equipment (store) for over 64 years" back in...
  14. Re: Eastman Ektar 14 inch: serial number and coating

    Something also to be aware of: In 1961 Burke & James had a "Lenskoting Department". "Lenskoting is the modern surface treatment for all glass-air surfaces." per their 1961 catalog. "The service is...
  15. Re: Desirability of lens flanges for older lenses

    S K Grimes has machined several flanges for vintage lenses and shutters that I have acquired over the years. All fit 100% as they should, and the cost of their fabrication/machining was very fair.
  16. Re: Center filter question - usage on different formats

    "Focus shift" with a pinhole camera???
  17. Re: Center filter question - usage on different formats

    The 11x14 pinhole camera has a sliding brass shutter in front of the pinhole. It was just easier to mount the CND filter behind the pinhole. In front of or behind... it shouldn't make any difference...
  18. Re: Tachihara 11x14 holders? Any reviews? Any comments? Why so expensive?

    I also use Chamonix 11x14 holders. Over the past maybe three years I have shot maybe 50 negatives with them with zero problems. The dark slides seemed a bit firmer/tighter when compared to my...
  19. Re: Center filter question - usage on different formats

    Did so a number of years ago on my 11x14 very wide angle pinhole camera (with an effective focal length of 5 inches). CND was a Schneider IVa 3x. Ended up shooting three times with the filter mounted...
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    Re: Milky Way photography

    I only remember the camera being set on "B". My guess is probably one to two minutes.
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    Re: Milky Way photography

    Attached image done years ago by my son without using a tracker. Original image file looks 500% better. Yes there is a little bit of movement over the tree tops in the horizon, but I bet you that...
  22. Thread: CANHAM vs EBONY

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    Re: CANHAM vs EBONY

    I have been fortunate to use both over the years. I suppose I could compare them to driving a Porsche and a BMW... both a pleasure to drive but with a different feel to each. You decide which matches...
  23. Re: Paper recommendations for Portfolio of color digital prints?

    I was fortunate to be able to borrow and go through a pile of different images printed on I think it was 12 different papers. The following three impressed me:
    Somerset Enhanced Velvet
    Inkpress...
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    Re: Help me choose 4x5 camera to buy in 2022

    Big plus... If you turn out not liking it in a year or two, you will most probably be able to sell it for almost if not all of what you paid for it. I'd also definitely get the Chamonix 4x5 reflex...
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    Re: Help me choose 4x5 camera to buy in 2022

    Leica MP and Rolleiflex 2.8F... high camera standards to follow through with a 4x5. Personally would choose either a Chamonix field camera or a Sinar (older Norma (classic) or a newer F (I think very...
  26. Re: "Poll" Question: Do you use a footswitch for your enlarger?

    My first full time Photo job consisted of being a professional printer for about 50% of the week. Foot switch was for making the exposure and a knee "switch" was for composing, focusing, and burning...
  27. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Did a Google search on the Mill... It was constructed by Ralph Hiers in 1976. He built it to look much older... :-(
  28. Paper recommendations for Portfolio of color digital prints?

    I have finally decided to put together a Portfolio of my color work. Too many loose prints of all different sizes in too many random boxes. Final paper size will probably be 22"x17" with images...
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    Re: Need Sound Tripod Advice

    I now have and use two large Ries tripods. One with a large OEM Ries head and the other with a Chinese "ripoff" (price if it was too good to pass up on). Shoot up to 11x14 and the two of them have...
  30. Thread: Digital IR

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    Re: Digital IR

    Mill off of Route 189 in Granville, Mass. IR converted Nikon Z6 with 24-70mm Z Nikkor at 70mm.
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    Re: Which 360mm lens has the largest image circle

    Up for suggestion is a 10 inch GRAY's No. 8 Extreme Angle Periscope. From the literature I have on GRAY's lenses, it is listed as covering up to 20x24.

    I have and use a 5.9 inch inch GRAY's No. 5...
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    Re: 4x5 macro advice needed

    I've gotten great results with using Repro-Clarons. Less expensive than G-Glarons. Little less coverage when compared to G-Clarons, but this has never been an issue with me for Photomacrography...
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    Re: Question: About R H Phillips

    It's interesting to read other forum member's opinions of the different brands of (similar?) field views. I've had and used an Ebony, Phillips, and presently a Chamonix 8x10. The Ebony I liked a...
  34. Re: Schneider Super-Angulon 75mm and Vignetting on 4x5?

    Depends on the camera... When I was using a 4x5 Sinar X with its reflex back in the field, I could change the fresnel (in its "clip-on" frame) in about 5 seconds. With the 8x10 Norma, changing the...
  35. Re: Schneider Super-Angulon 75mm and Vignetting on 4x5?

    I once purchased a wide angle FUJINON lens that should have easily covered the 4x5 format but it didn't. Turned out that the front and rear sets of optics were mismatched.
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    Re: What are the cons of using this lensboard ?

    Pros: You have a "top hat" lens board for longer lenses, albeit a relatively shallow "top hat", requiring less bellows extension. Sometimes the "top hat" cone can be reversed, giving you a slightly...
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    Re: Quick release recommendations...

    I have been using a Kessler Crane Kwik Release Receiver with a Kessler Crane Kwik Utility Plate for my 11x14 Chamonix and this combination I find to be totally secure and stable.
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    Re: My new backpack, Seek Outside Exposure 5000

    Way back when I was backpacking, I used a (top loading) large Dana backpack. Camera equipment was carried in the middle of the pack so I only had to remove the top 1/4 to 1/3 of the contents to get...
  39. Re: Arca Swiss F-Line Metric vs Metric C Field for architceture

    An understatement in this member's opinion. A few years ago I picked up a disassembled 8x10 Arca-Swiss (Series 11 from the late 1970s as best I could determine at the time) camera for what I thought...
  40. Re: Getting back into 8x10, would a cheap Intrepid Satisfy?

    My first 8x10 camera in the mid 1970s was a (quite bulky) Burke & James Commercial view. Hiked up many a gorge in the Finger Lakes region of New York with it even in the dead of winter. Backpacked...
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