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    Re: Bag Type Bellows Sewing Pattern?

    Here are bag bellows instructions with patterns. Itís in German, but Google translate works well enough.
    http://www.foto-net.de/net/dyo/gross_ww.html
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    Re: Bag Type Bellows Sewing Pattern?

    As a high school student I had a part-time job in a wet suit factory. Parkway fabricators, South Amboy, NJ. They would make sure the material was cut squarely and smoothly. Use glue, pinching the...
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    Re: Rittreck View, Whole Plate & Holders

    Good to know. This is a very valuable database for me.

    Both of my holders are black with red sides on the darkslides. One is labeled Rittreck View. The other (narrow) one is unlabeled, and with...
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    Re: Rittreck View, Whole Plate & Holders

    I'm not sure what the etiquette is about posting more than ten years after the last post:confused:, but I found this thread so helpful (ten years after) and in that spirit of archived information...
  5. Re: Nagaoka cameras are still made in Japan. The story of a wooden LF craftsman.

    David, Yes. I'd like that. I'm a it busy the next few weeks with trade shows. Maybe could slip in a Zoom meeting. Or meet up after October 9th? I have two working cameras. A Burke & James wide angle...
  6. Re: Nagaoka cameras are still made in Japan. The story of a wooden LF craftsman.

    Wonderful. So glad I found this thread. I also live nearby (well, west Tokyo, anyway).

    Last Friday, I went to see the annual exhibition of the Ebony Camera Club at Fuji Film Square in central...
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    Re: Wanderlust Travelwide - still alive?

    Indeed. My apologies. I shouldn't rely on my memory alone.
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    Re: Wanderlust Travelwide - still alive?

    [Responding to Nelari's Post with links to various sources of LF hand-held cameras/designs]

    Following these kickstarter type initiatives gives one an appreciation of what is involved in making a...
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    Re: 5 x 7 film holder confusion

    Jason,
    I'm curious that the tech tips page at pictoriographica.com says that your half-plate glass plates are nominally 4.5-inch x 6.5-inch (113 x 164 mm actual)....
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    Re: 5 x 7 film holder confusion

    Note that 4.75-inch x 6.5-inch (121mm x 165mm) was also a format used in Japan. It was a common format for Japanese wooden field cameras, as well as a common back size for the Rittreck View and the...
  11. Re: Toyo 5x7 deluxe monorail bellows and lens question

    Here is a poll on Large Format Photography Forum about whether people take the slide all the way out. A couple of respoonses mention the possibility of a light leak if the slide is left partially in....
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