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  1. Thread: Strange Flare?

    by IanG
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    Re: Strange Flare?

    Maybe a light leak on the dark-slide light trap.

    Ian
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    Re: f-Stops for Ilex 7.5" Paragon

    It does sound like the shutter aperture scale was originally calibrated for a different FL. An easier option would be to photograph the scale of a similar 7" Paragon, I think I have one somewhere...
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    Re: Is f11 max practical in the field?

    Like Vaughn I'd say yes, I have a Ross f16 wide angle, it's actually an Air Ministry unmarked Protar, very small it covers 10x8 and I found it surprisingly easy to focus. It helps having a good...
  4. Re: Wide angle lens suggestions - Rodenstock Grandagon 75/4.5

    I wouldn't go for a 75mm as a second lens, think about the 90mm f6.8 Grandagon N - I've had mine for years and it's great with 6x9 for landscapes and a perfect wide angle for 5x4, it's quite easy to...
  5. Thread: Bottle cap size?

    by IanG
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    Re: Bottle cap size?

    Kirk, I save plastic caps that I think may fit other bottles but there don't appear to be standards. It's pot luck it seems.

    Ian
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    Re: Have I Killed My XTOL Developer

    You'll have learnt a useful lesson,I doubt you'll make the same mistake again :D

    Ian
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    Re: Have I Killed My XTOL Developer

    Not any longer :D

    Thinking about it while sat in the darkroom I realised the Sodium Metaborate buffering in the Xtol should easily cope with the slight trace of acidity from any residual Citrate...
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    Re: Have I Killed My XTOL Developer

    Probably not because the amount of stop bath left on the funnel after 5 minutes would be minimal compared to the volume of developer. Only way to find out is to process a test sheet but I doubt there...
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    Re: Prontor shutter slow speeds too fast

    Yes that's the lens I assumed you meant :D The shutter's fine it's the right size but you will need to make an aperture scale.

    Ian
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    Re: Prontor shutter slow speeds too fast

    The only 89mm Anastigmat I know is the 89mm f6.3 WA which came in a Compur #0 shutter so the right size but the early ones in a Synchro-Compur have a self timer rather than a preview lever. I've just...
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Michael, it's worth looking through the earlyphotography.co.uk website because there's a lot of details on fittings. The site's always evolving and more being added.

    I've still to restore the...
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    Re: Prontor shutter slow speeds too fast

    There are quite a few #0 compatible shutters, Copal, Compur (rimset), Prontor SVS & Press Prontpr are the commonest, but there's Proto, Ibsor, Seiko, Epsilon, Trikon, AGI, all the same threads and...
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    Re: Prontor shutter slow speeds too fast

    Yes your 203mm f7.7 Ektar is Mount 370, originally they were sold in a Kodak modified Epsilon shutter, then the Prontor SVS and finally the last ones made were in the last version of the Synchro...
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    Re: Prontor shutter slow speeds too fast

    You need to be careful there were quite a few variations of the Prontor SVS shutters, I think this was the only LF lens to use one. I have 2 or 3 spares and the release arms etc are designed for...
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    Re: Prontor shutter lens slow speeds too fast.

    You can rig up a shutter speed tester quite easily, do a search online. I wouldn't go by sound as the Protor SVS shutter used for the 203mm f7.7 Ektar sounds quite different to a Compur or Copal...
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Yes the front just sits free when folded but the compressed bellows allow no movement. There are different ways front standards are fitted simpler still is just a slotted fitting like this:
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    You need to look for a Compur #0 shutter but you'd have to make a new scale, I have the same lens in the Protor SVS which I used in Cyrrus 15 months aga :D. I also now have a very late US version in...
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Michael, the front has two metal rods that run inside the wood of the front standard threaded at the top with a thumb nut and a plate at the bottom that locates under a brass rail. When you tighten...
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Finally a complete ULF kit, my first.

    An Unknown 12"x10" British Field camera which I bought (off Ebay) from the Grandson of the original owner who still runs the family studio and camera shop,...
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    Re: Focus Issue around edges

    Wista used their own combo screen fresnel and ground side it's plastic on my 45DX and excellent, very bright ad accurate..

    Have you used the same lens on your monorail camera and is it OK, if not...
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    Re: Inspiration from other Media

    Never heard of Roy Anderson, however a Google search indicates natural lighting probably a WA lens, 90mm on a 5x4.

    Ian
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    Re: Delta 100 vs TMX technical differences

    It's not something I worry about so I can't really comment.

    You're muddling Orthochromatic which is red blind, with the extended red sensitivity of Tmax 100 which is the total opposite. Better...
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    Re: Delta 100 vs TMX technical differences

    We had the same thing with Ilford price rises a few years ago, it's unfortunately reality.

    Ian
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    Re: Delta 100 vs TMX technical differences

    I've shot a lot of both films and like them both. I switched to Delta 100 because of real difficulties finding Tmax 100 (or any other Kodak B&W film) while living and traveling abroad (Turkey and...
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    Re: Who on Earth made 16x14" Cameras?

    I'm not sure that that was a particularly established set of ULF sizes here in the UK, The regular commonest sizes over 10"x8", were 12"x10" and 15"x12".

    Looking in old BJP Almanacs there's...
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    Re: Looking for easily customized Linhof board

    I make Wista/Linhof size boards from Aluminium sheet, I've used the first two I made for over 30 years now with no issues. I've mounted Thornton Pickard shutters to these boards with a spacer as the...
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    Re: Extreme Flange Removal

    That's strange Dan, the Oscillo-Raptar I bought last year in an Alphax #3 has no restrictions to the aperture, I've actually fitter a set of 6" Turner Reich cells and need to attach the old Betax...
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    LF weekend 29th/30 April - West Midlands, UK

    This is a cross forum event and there are 6 or 7 already committed to attending.

    The Saturday will be spent on or around the Severn Valley Railway starting in Kidderminster. There will be some ...
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    Re: Extreme Flange Removal

    My mistake initially Drew said it was a Wollensack Alphax #3 shutter, I missed the later bit where he said an Illex shutter.

    Ian
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    Re: Extreme Flange Removal

    That's like one Alphax #3 I bought, however there's a chrome or nickel plated insert on the rea of the shutter body and that can usually be removed to reveal the normal thread.

    Ian
  31. Thread: "Anything Dagor"

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    Re: "Anything Dagor"

    My experience with Dagors is they are good usable lenses, they don't have the "unique discernible signature" which some look for in lenses like Heliars which is the rendering of out of focus area,...
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    Re: Extreme Flange Removal

    I have one 75mm f1.9 Oscillo-Raptar, I bought it just for the Alphax #3 shutter, I can't remember if there was a flange but I think maybe it did - I had another Alphax #3, from memory I think there...
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    Re: Creating lens aperture scales - what a project!

    I have two 203mm Ektars, one the same as this one i the Graphic Compur 1 shutter is to me a much better shutter than a Copal 1. The only downside is the non standard flash sync connector but luckily...
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    Re: Creating lens aperture scales - what a project!

    Robert, apologies I confused your two scales the end and start points f7.7 and f45 do appear close to correct but that scale should be linear, all Copal shutters and the very late Synchro Compurs...
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    Re: Creating lens aperture scales - what a project!

    Your f45 setting is over a stop out, it should be around half way beneath the 1/2 and 1/4 second markings. If you used a standrad 210mm scale then the f45 setting would actually be f43.5 with the 203...
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    Re: Creating lens aperture scales - what a project!

    I think you're right, the spacing on all my Copal shutters is not like that it's equal spacing between every f-stop. I'd actually copy the f-stop scale from a 210mm Symmar/Sironar shutter, the...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    It's the EXIF data causing the issue, you need to remove it from the Image files.

    Ian
  38. Re: Dallmeyer 3B being remanufactured

    Cooke could re-introduce/re-manufacture one or more of their older lenses with modern glass after all lenses like Tessars (& Xenars) evolved to use more modern glass, that's not the same as a...
  39. Re: Dallmeyer 3B being remanufactured

    The title is a touch misleading and doesn't reflect what Eckhardt Optics are actually making. They are not, and make no claim to be, re-manufacturing the Dallmeyer 3B, they clearly indicate it's a...
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    Re: Firefox security warning

    It's a service provider issue rather than this site someone had a similar issue with APUG yesterday. I had similar with na new Forum but that was insecure as the Admin set-up files hadn't been...
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