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    Re: Linhof 240mm Tele-Xenar Reviews

    Thanks. You are right. I should be more careful. I AM random Googling for my info. At least from your response, I know it should cover 4x5.
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    Re: Linhof 240mm Tele-Xenar Reviews

    From what I found on line, the image circle should be 252mm. Why is the info on this lens so scarce?
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    Re: Linhof 240mm Tele-Xenar Reviews

    You are right. I was just wondering if anyone had experience with this lens. Before I can shoot, I have to send to Flutot's for a shutter repair! Later........
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    Linhof 240mm Tele-Xenar Reviews

    I just acquired a very nice 240mm Tele-Xenar ( Linhof). Any opinions on this lens? I will be using on my 4x5 Pacemaker Graphic. Thanks!
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    Re: Ilex No. 3 Universal Shutter ?

    We are all sick, but as they say....."You are not a hoarder if you have cool stuff."
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    Re: Ilex No. 3 Universal Shutter ?

    Thanks! I knew you guys would have an answer. I sometimes even surprise MYSELF with spending money on stuff I will never use, but as they say....."They don't make these like they used to". I will...
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    Ilex No. 3 Universal Shutter ?

    I just received this shutter , but know nothing about it. I bought it because it is a Cool thing! Anyone know what may have been intended to be used for? Note the lack of aperture markings. The...
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    Re: Kodak supermatic shutter?

    You are probably right. The CLA service charge from Flutot's seems very reasonable. If I were to come across another Supermatic or Supermatic (x) shutter, how do I determine if it will work with...
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    Kodak supermatic shutter?

    I thought I fixed my Kodak Supermatic (x) shutter, but apparently not. I am DONE with it! The shutter goes with a 127mm Ektar. I will probably not use anyway, but what size shutter fits this...
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    Kodak Supermatic Shutter lube points?

    I finally unfroze my Kodak Supermatic (x) shutter with Electronic contact cleaner spray! So far , the shutter work great, but I'm sure I need to relube some points in the mechanism. I have the...
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    Ilex Paragon 254mm F6.3 info?

    I have a chance to buy an Ilex Paragon 10" (254mm) f6.3 in Ilex shutter. Serial No. 227. I have not checked this lens out yet, so not sure of condition. I can not find much info on this lens...
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    Re: Kodak vs. Rodenstock 135mm

    I will never sell the Rodenstock! The Kodak is part of a package deal with other stuff. I have not even inspected it yet. I have other Kodak lenses that I love. Just thought I would get opinions...
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    Kodak vs. Rodenstock 135mm

    I already own a Rodenstock 135mm F5.6 Sironar-S. How would it compare to a Kodak 135mm F 6.3 Wide Field Ektar? I have a chance of getting the Kodak for a good price. Hate to pass up a margin, but...
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    Shutter CLA

    I have a Kodak 127mm in a Supermatic(x) shutter that needs CLA. The glass is perfect! and I have tried the home remedies to get the shutter in shape without taking it apart. At least it operates...
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    Re: Which lens next?

    Yes, a 90mm would be your next lens. I do not like 210mm lenses. For me, I am either too close or too far away. For a long lens, I recommend the Nikon 300mm f9. My favorite lens is the Rodenstock...
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    Re: Buhl projector lens?

    Thanks! I think you may have summed up my expectations. I will shoot and see what happens.
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    Buhl projector lens?

    I have a new Buhl 7.5in. f3.7 lens mounted and ready to go on my Pacemaker Graphic! Covers 4x5 well. I have adapted front ring to accept 67mm filters and I have a 6 stop neutral density filter so I...
  18. Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    I would start with the Calumet cc400 monorail. Do not get some iffy old lens. I you can find the Calumet (Rodenstock 150mm) that would be good start, but not great for portraits, you need...
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    Projector lenses on 4x5 ?

    Any one shooting projector lenses on 4x5? I just received a Buhl 7.5 in f3.7 to try on my Pacemaker Graphic. I hope it may cover, but if not, it may be fun to shoot anyhow. I guess I will use the...
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    Re: Focusing cloth ?

    I just looked at the wanderer photo site. No info on how they attach or materials they are made of. I sent an email for more info, but no response so far.
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    Re: Focusing cloth ?

    I get it!
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    Focusing cloth ?

    I love my 1980's vintage Calumet dark cloth, but would like to find another similar. Most I find on Ebay are the velcro types or very lightweight. I am not against the velcro types, but it should...
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    150mm Caltar II-n Experience?

    I am soon to have a nice 150mm Caltar 5.6 II-N. I'm pretty sure it was made by Rodenstock. I have had wonderful experiences with Rodenstock 135mm and 180mm lenses. Any difference in quality with...
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    Compound shutter serial number search

    Anyone have a lead on finding the age of my Compound shutter? Serial No. 784911. Thanks!
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    Compound Shutter tune up

    Anyone tune up a compound shutter? later version I think .
  26. Re: S-K 360mm f5.5 Tele-Xenar Shutter change?

    Thanks for all responses! I think I'll keep using my Compound shutter for now.
  27. S-K 360mm f5.5 Tele-Xenar Shutter change?

    I have a very nice S-K 360mm Tele-Xenar in a working Compound shutter. What would it take to remount to a newer Copal shutter? I think it would need a #3 Copal.
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    Rodenstock 270mm f 5.6 Rotelar info

    I have the chance to buy a very nice 270mm Rotelar. Linhof shutter and lens has Linhof branding. Serial number indicates a date of 1960. Heavy lens compared to my S-K 300 Tele-Xenar. I understand...
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    Shutter Speed Tester

    This may be the wrong place to ask this question, but has anyone tried one of those phone apps to test shutter speeds on both leaf and focal plane shutters? I have looked on Ebay for the traditional...
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    S-K 360mm f5.5 Tele-Xenar photos?

    Can anyone out there post some images shot with a S-K 360mm f5.5 Tele-Xenar? I have a old Linhof version that I just shot for the first time yesterday. Just curious. I cannot wait to see what I...
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    Re: 75mm for Pacemaker Graphic 4x5

    Thanks! I will investigate the brands you mentioned. I am just worried that I will pick a 75mm that has coverage issues on 4x5. I use my 65mm on 4x5 with known coverage problems, but sometimes, I...
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    Re: 75mm for Pacemaker Graphic 4x5

    I understand the rail positioning issues. I go through some of that already with my 65mm. I will not plan on folding up the camera with a 75mm on. I am more interested in optical quality, coverage,...
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    75mm for Pacemaker Graphic 4x5

    Any suggestions for a 75mm for a Pacemaker 4x5? I'm sure it it may be a big lens, but my 90mm F6.8 Grandagon-N works fine and it is large for my camera. Thanks!
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    Re: AGC Shutter issues

    DUH? It always takes someone else to state the obvious! Thanks!!!
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    AGC Shutter issues

    I have a 65mm f8 Super-Angulon with a self cocking AGC shutter. Speeds seem OK, except 1 second setting hangs up more often than not. I know this setup is not worth much, but would like to get rid...
  36. S-K 300mm f5.5 Tele-Xenar flange distance

    Thanks for all of your previous info, but I have looked all over and cannot find the flange distance for a S-K 300mm F5.5 Tele-Xenar. Apparently, this is a rare or unpopular lens. Thanks.
  37. Re: S-K 360mm f5.5 Tele-Xenar Bellows draw?

    Thanks!
  38. S-K 360mm f5.5 Tele-Xenar Bellows draw?

    Just purchased a nice S-K 360mm Tele-Xenar. Looking out my window, I figured infinity bellows draw about 220mm. Any more accurate info? Thanks!
  39. Re: Pacemaker Graphic 4x5 light seal material

    Good news!! I finally got outside in a recent , rare sunny day and shot a roll of film. I kept my felt light trap material on and used the advise of not pulling the dark slide all the way out. ...
  40. Re: Pacemaker Graphic 4x5 light seal material

    The velvet I am finding seems thin. Shouldn't the fuzz stand out from the back plane a little? I already have new 1mm thick light trap felt installed that extends very slightly out from the plane. ...
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