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    What camera shops to visit in Vienna?

    I found myself in Vienna and I would like to visit some shops that could sell old lenses.

    Any recommendations?
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    Re: Optical diagrams of Pinkham and Smith lens?

    Interestingly Vademecum is also not sure about these lenses.

    Smith Series 1 - It is a single achromatic or semi-achromatic lens
    Smith Series 11 - This was a semi achromatic doublet ie only part...
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    Re: Optical diagrams of Pinkham and Smith lens?

    Pinkham & Smith Series IV Visual Quality 13" that Jim Galli has/had http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/PinkhamSmithLens.html has doublet both ends (similar to Rapid Rectilinear).

    Pinkham & Smith...
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    Optical diagrams of Pinkham and Smith lens?

    I tried to find optical diagrams for Pinkham and Smith products but came back empty handed.

    Anybody here can share some bits about the design of these lenses (any of them)?
  5. Re: What is the difference between Type 54 and Type 55 Polaroid?

    At least it is something.
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    What I gather from this is that the Type 54 was meant to be a throw away stuff.
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    Hilarious.
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    Hi Brian, sorry for blurting out like this. I know that lmgtfy was general trend at that time. Did not play out in the long term though. My emotional note was meant rather for the future generation...
  9. Re: What is the difference between Type 54 and Type 55 Polaroid?

    Thanks Mark, the polaroid.com on waypack machine is a good tip. I usually lookup only individual pages but browsing the whole site might be a good idea.

    I understand what you mean but for me the...
  10. Re: What is the difference between Type 54 and Type 55 Polaroid?

    Thank you! I think I had it figured out, Type 55 is ISO 50 and Type 54 is ISO 100. Type 55 gives also a negative and Type 54 does not (but I am not sure about this), Type 54 is coaterless (but I have...
  11. Re: What is the difference between Type 54 and Type 55 Polaroid?

    After just 8 years, do you still feel as smart as you did in the year 2012?

    If you just wrote few words, we may know what actually was the difference between type 54 and type 55.

    I am sorry, I...
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    Re: Opening top of Symmar-S 210

    I understand what you mean but why not both? Being able to unscrew front elements on will would allow me to use both combinations.
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    Re: Opening top of Symmar-S 210

    This is my case too but I only have the front cell that I bought exactly for this project for small money.
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    Re: Opening top of Symmar-S 210

    200123

    Here is the situation I have.
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    Re: Opening top of Symmar-S 210

    Indeed, this is my plan. He mentioned rear cell but front one will work also when I turn it around. I am using a iris clamp and as such this is not a problem for me.

    I have only the front cell. I...
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    Re: Opening top of Symmar-S 210

    No, no, I am not about to fix it. I just want to take the broken thing away and keep the meniscus in place. :)
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    Opening top of Symmar-S 210

    I am trying to open the top of Symmar-S 210 (the lens has considerable separation) but the thing does not give up.

    What is the standard solution to make the threads to go more easy?
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    Re: Close up lens, how do they work?

    Thank you for this explanation. Can you also explain how it would work as a combined system? What happens when I focus my lens closer than infinity?

    I would like to understand if I could shorten...
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    Close up lens, how do they work?

    I am trying to figure out how (in the sense of why) the close up lens work.

    I have some theory but the available information mostly focuses only on the usage aspect.

    I have gathered from the...
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    Re: How these sliding fixers are called?

    Thanks! This is the best answer so far.

    Slide lock actually results in actual products.
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    Re: How these sliding fixers are called?

    I mean like here http://skgrimes.com/products/lens-board-adapters lens board is held in place by these sliding metal fixers.

    Do these have a name?
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    How these sliding fixers are called?

    Many cameras and lens board adapters come with metal sliding fixers for lens boards. Do these fixers have a specific name?
  23. Thread: Krauss Quatryl

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    Re: Krauss Quatryl

    I am not criticizing. Just stating the facts for the helpful reference. I think they published information what they were able to confirm and this is the right thing to do.

    Your Berthiot article...
  24. Thread: Krauss Quatryl

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    Krauss Quatryl

    Not much information can be found about Krauss Quatryls. Available catalogs do not mention them. Only possible source I could found was Le RÍve Edition Krauss dossier - N 21 Krauss -...
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    Re: What kind of lens has aperture scale in mm?

    It indeed was a Zeiss lens - 500mm f/4.5 Tessar. The name was under the tape that had been wrapped around the top of the barrel.
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    Re: Zeiss Tessar Coverage

    Le RÍve Edition Krauss dossier includes also mentioning of 60cm f:6:3 Tessar that was made by Krauss by Zeiss licence and also 100cm f:6:3 Tessar that was made for aerial photography.
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    Biggest Sinar board opening you have seen

    I have the board with the 102 mm hole and I could not find any larger. Has somebody seen anything that is wider?
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    Re: Ebay - lenses from Japan

    It can be that I got very unlucky. My success rate so far is 1/4. The main risk factor for me is that I have never gotten the tax back and everything entering the EU is taxed on the sales price, used...
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    Re: Process lens image circle nature

    I ordered Goerz 30 inch F12.5 Apochromat Artar for my project. The main influence was weight and tiny bit shorter focal length. With both combined I could even hope to use this lens on my 11x14 for...
  30. What is written on Photoplastic normal rear element?

    I am looking information about what is engraved on Photoplastic normal rear element?

    According to the catalog the two soft elements have engraved "MEDIUM SOFTNESS" and "EXTREME SOFTNESS"...
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    Re: Ebay - lenses from Japan

    I think that the long term strategy in such case is to find an expert friend who will not expire before the due date.

    Joking aside, I am considering something along the same lines for exceptional...
  32. Thread: Which lens next?

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    Re: Which lens next?

    I think it is positive a development. It will make using shorter lens for ULF portrait more acceptable. :) At least in a short run until the market will catch up.
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    Re: Process lens image circle nature

    I thought about this on my way home today. How to keep vertical junk of paper flat. Yes, vacuum would do put I thought that it definitely will not fit into thigh time frame. I have about a week to...
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    Re: Process lens image circle nature

    Nice, this is exactly what I was looking for.

    Does anybody know this about Ronars and Artars?
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    Re: Ilex Photoplastic, any pictures?

    Many thanks for this link. My search did not find this.
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    Re: Process lens image circle nature

    I am not worrying about the bellows because I do not plan to use them. The idea is to build a walk in camera obscura.
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    Re: Process lens image circle nature

    I plan to build a camera obscura. The one where you can walk in. I plan to focus by moving the back inside the camera. I am thinking to use large photo paper and by large I mean really large like 1...
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    Process lens image circle nature

    I am planning to buy my first large process lens and I am wondering how does various process lenses image circle behave. Is it quick cut off or more gradual fade?

    I am considering something around...
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    Ilex Photoplastic, any pictures?

    I am looking to find some examples of Ilex Photoplastic. It looks an interesting lens but not much is known about it.
  40. Re: Eastman Portrait f-5 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 11.5 inch

    I included the catalog page for this lens.

    197632

    What is confusing for me is that for my untrained eyes my lens looks very close to the one in the catalog (Series B, F-5, mine does not have a...
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