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    Backpack for a Field Cam

    Gents,
    Any suggestions on a nice backpack for my Toyo 45AII and a couple of lenses ? I was looking at the mini trekker - but I am open to suggestions. I don't want something too big as I feel...
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    DIY Motorized Base

    All,
    About one week after getting my Jobo 3010 - my Uniroller crapped out. It seems that there was oxidation on the motor which was causing it to get rather warm. In any event, I think that my...
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    Re: post your trees!

    And one more - modern stuff:

    http://lh6.ggpht.com/_IPGHyT92a24/SZN3J5b72xI/AAAAAAAACl0/J9fhK6TtR0Q/s800/marsh_road_park_wall.jpg
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    Re: post your trees!

    Old AGFA Folder lens which *just* covered 4x5

    http://lh6.ggpht.com/_IPGHyT92a24/SYhjqL0JemI/AAAAAAAACcc/-7o7-zGBHbI/s800/agfa_doppel_1.jpg
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    Re: post your Architecture photographs!

    Not quite sure if this counts ?

    http://lh3.ggpht.com/_IPGHyT92a24/SZN3Jy0cSYI/AAAAAAAACls/wQbqnEN2RK8/s800/alapocas_bridge.jpg
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    Re: Post Yer Still Lifes take 2

    4x5 on HP5 pushed

    http://lh4.ggpht.com/_IPGHyT92a24/SY9lRaRbqKI/AAAAAAAACh0/NZXEXejnbS0/s800/hagley_gear_cutter.jpg
  7. Thanks for the help on the Toyo - Put it to use today !

    Gents,
    Thanks again for answering my questions about the new Toyo 45ax I bought...Here's some film I burned through it. Hope you enjoy !
    ...
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    Re: Favor - Toyo 45AX User Manual

    Gents,
    Thanks again for all of your help. I will look for the red dot this evening; I've just been lifting up the lensboard support until the front standard rises freely...Didn't know there was a...
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    Re: Favor - Toyo 45AX User Manual

    Merg,
    Well I think I might have it figured out. There are two spring-loaded levers on the front standard which you have to depress to get some backward (negative) tilt. There are two 'click'...
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    Favor - Toyo 45AX User Manual

    Gents,
    Can someone point me to where I can find a copy of the Toyo user's manual online ? I just got my 45AX - which for the most part is self-explanatory; but there are two levers which I cannot...
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    Re: Verito Picture Post

    Here's a shot with my 12", developed in caffenol+c:

    http://lh5.ggpht.com/_IPGHyT92a24/SYhjqSvXF-I/AAAAAAAACck/Ph0EDYa6sr0/s800/caffenol_1.jpg


    My first attempt with both the lens and the...
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    Re: close up portrait for 5x4

    I have a Wollensack Verto II....12" or something like that I believe. I bought it in shutter for around $300 or so; I really like it as you can 'dial in' the softness; so it can be used as a regular...
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    Re: Rodenstock Grandagon-N 90mm 4.5

    Ben,
    Looking very close, I see all kinds of imperfections with the lens. I suggest that you ship it to me at once so that you can continue to look for a good one.
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    Re: How About A New Picture Post?

    Wow...This new post is already proving to be a worthy contender of the first !
    http://static.flickr.com/108/303016441_59af6dd39b_o.jpg

    I made this image using an old agfa doppel lens that came on...
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    Re: Tell me about field cameras

    Thanks again to everyone for their suggestions.
    As I said earlier, I made a short list, and Im slowly but surely getting a chance to check out all of the instruments in person. We'll see what the...
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    Re: Wollensak Velostigmat and Wollensak Verito

    I just got a Velostigmat II with the dial-in soft focus. Here is a shot, developed in caffenol+c, f/5.6 with out any dialed-in adjustment:
    http://static.flickr.com/113/303016445_d569df4979_o.jpg
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    Re: Tell me about field cameras

    Ouch....And I've always found USPS to be superior to UPS and FedEx.
    Thanks to Scott, I'll have the chance to check out the Shen Hao. Considering that the supergraphic on Epay went for over $400,...
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    Re: Tell me about field cameras

    Thanks Scott, I'll shoot you an email.
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    Re: Tell me about field cameras

    Mr Condit,
    Thanks for the input. I am always very cautious with my cameras (perhaps overtly so...), but then again being somewhat fresh out of college - every penny still counts.
    My main...
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    Re: Tell me about field cameras

    So...
    At this point (window shopping) Im going to try to look at these models in person:

    Toyo 45CF - This seems like it may be the most durable of the group, although composits sometimes aren't...
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    Re: Tell me about field cameras

    Thanks again. I would prefer durability over light-weight.
  22. Re: Yecch!!!, opening a Perkin and Rayment Optimus

    Very VERY cool....I like your choice of subject matter (tubes rock!). Im envious about your lens; I had the chance to get a Perkin about a year or so ago, and passed it up (It was 14"...abit too...
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    Re: Tell me about field cameras

    Thanks for the info thus far Gentlemen.
    Frank - the sinar idea seems OK; but I would prefer something that boxes into itself. Ditto for the Toho.
    I want something that could live in a backpack,...
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    Tell me about field cameras

    All,
    Im getting to the point where my travels are taking me further, and carrying around 40lbs of Sinar is holding me back (rock climbing with it poses a challenge..). So Im thinking of getting a...
  25. Thread: Show me yours!

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    Re: Show me yours!

    Me and my buddy:

    http://www.hometown.aol.com/veedubrocco/images/_mg_6129.jpg

    Before you ask, I usually do not go trampling around the woods in spandex - I was on a mountain bike excursion (It...
  26. Re: Velostigmat is mounted, and ready for a test drive !

    Thanks again Gentlemen. I'll try to get a shot or two of my machine work; although I think it will be more impressive to see everything once the meniscus lens barrel has been milled.
    On a different...
  27. Velostigmat is mounted, and ready for a test drive !

    All,
    I got the chance to finally mount the 12" Velostigmat II that I purchased recently. I cut the lensboard (sinar) on a CNC machine to be sure I had it just 'right', and then drilled/tapped it...
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    Re: My new babies; ID help Please

    Glenn,
    It does, here is a photo from the side:
    http://static.flickr.com/88/279435263_c2b1b361ac_b.jpg
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    Re: My new babies; ID help Please

    Thanks Dan.
    I honestly bought the second one to use the shutter with my DIY lens; so the Oscilloscope lens was just an extra that came with that shutter.
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    My new babies; ID help Please

    All,
    I was lucky enough (or sounded despirate enough) that a VERY kind member of this board gave me a deal on these two lovlies:

    http://static.flickr.com/101/279435261_1b949361bd_o.jpg

    The...
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    Re: Alan Greene Homemade Lens

    Or...
    Just look on ebay for an old projector lens or two. I bought one and got 2 meniscus sets out of it; one of which I am making into my own home brew lens. Details on the thread are here:...
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    Re: home made Puyo-Pulligny lens

    Interesting Stuff ! Looks great; I cannot wait to get the hell home to finish up my DIY lens project...Hopefully by the end of next Month I should be back home, and machining some metal :D
    ...
  33. Thread: Sinar f2 help

    by Steve H
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    Re: Sinar f2 help

    Steve,
    Here, this should help you out:
    http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?t=16220

    Enjoy it, I love mine !
    -Steve
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    Re: #5 shutter help

    Agreed...Thanks Mr. Purdum
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    #5 shutter help

    All,
    I have decided to scrap my electro-mechanically actuated packard in favor of a #5 shutter on my DIY lens project...For two basic reasons. #1 weight savings - no battery pack, no solenoid, no...
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    Re: Freestyle Cover

    Ya, a friend with a cleft a__hole....
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    Re: how about a picture post?

    Excellent work everyone ! Absolutely one of the best threads on the net !

    I wish I had more to share...I took a trip back to my favorite machine shop a couple of weeks ago. I won't ghetto scan...
  38. Thread: Home Made Lens

    by Steve H
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    Re: Home Made Lens

    And, lastly

    f/22
    http://static.flickr.com/83/216317795_8cf13b9bd7_o.jpg

    If the mods catch this, can you please PM me how to edit the posts ?? I read the FAQ, but I just don't see the edit...
  39. Thread: Home Made Lens

    by Steve H
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    Re: Home Made Lens

    I have no idea why the 'Edit' button isn't showing up.....So I apologize for dead links above.

    I adjusted the levels and messed with GIMP a bit. Here's the results:

    f/3.8...
  40. Thread: Home Made Lens

    by Steve H
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    Re: Home Made Lens

    Thanks Patrik. Im curious now to see what an acual print would be like...As contrast and shadow/highlights are all out of wack due to the uneven illumination of the light table.
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