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    Re: Graflex Super Graphic Ground glass issue

    LOL... a very simple problem to solve. Just add light to the process! :)
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    Re: Graflex Super Graphic Ground glass issue

    Yup. I recently bought a long-barrel 6x loupe because “all of a sudden” I can’t see good enough to focus. Never seem to have had that problem before. ;)
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    Re: Graflex Super Graphic Ground glass issue

    Please, let me pick on words. When you say “cannot see an image” do you mean that you cannot see light on the GG, or that the image doesn’t focus?

    Also, have you taken the GG and Ektalite out of...
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    Re: Graflex Super Graphic Ground glass issue

    Is the aperture open all the way , f/4.7, when you are viewing on the ground glass?
  5. Re: Traveling across oceans with a Mahogany camera

    … so how does one tell if an old camera (or component) is “legal” mahogany or not?

    I’m thinking that when I unload my 2 old cameras and their plate holders I should just call them “antique brown...
  6. Re: Traveling across oceans with a Mahogany camera

    How did they know that they are mahogany… declared or by inspection?

    I have two cameras and similar holders, mahogany I think, but carried them by hand from England. Nobody looked or cared. I...
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    Re: Insurance Questions

    Thanks very much, Kevin, for your educated and experienced information.
  8. Re: Traveling across oceans with a Mahogany camera

    https://www.fws.gov/international/plants/mahogany-listing-history.html
  9. Re: Traveling across oceans with a Mahogany camera

    Never had a problem with mahogany, but certainly with antique piano/organ keys (ivory). Proving that they are old enough to be exempted was impossible. Logic, like they ae attached to a 19th century...
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    Re: Insurance Questions

    That’s a great question!
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    Re: Insurance Questions

    After the Northridge earthquake I, too, had a lot of damage, applied for and got a small grant, shouldered the cost for more than 90% of the repairs. Never asked the insurance company for anything,...
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    Re: KEH Camera “bargain” lenses

    I’ve looked at a few and wouldn’t waste my time even hoping they are worth the effort. Who knows, though…
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    Re: Insurance Questions

    ditto
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    Re: Insurance Questions

    https://www.google.com/search?q=can+i+insure+my+camera+equipment&client=safari&channel=iphone_bm&source=hp&ei=fFFTYbpHnrPQ8Q_w96V4&oq=insurance+coverage+cameras&gs_lcp=ChFtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1ocBABGAMy...
  15. Re: So stores/ebay sell 4x5 GG protectors but not 8x10?

    I broke a GG about 27 years ago. Since then I keep thinking of a GG protector. But I’ve been so careful ever since and I’ve never really needed it.
  16. Re: Kodak Ektar 127mm: how to sync with flash?

    ... and buy it quick while you can... Paramount recently went out of business.
  17. Re: Does a Photograph's medium change your opinion of it?

    Amen.
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    Re: 150mm f5.6 Symmar-S Image Circle

    Is it even illumination to they eye, or on film also?

    Eyes can be subjective and film is quite a bit more objective.
  19. Thread: Bellows glue

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    Re: Bellows glue

    This might be worth considering.

    https://www.simplyspeakers.com/speaker-repair-adhesive-mi-3035.html
  20. Re: A quick comparison of three 135mm 4x5 lenses

    “Wannabe wide angle”.

    Absolutely! I’ve been using 135s for 40 or more years. I once thought of it as a wannabe normal, though.
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    Re: Rapax Shutter Tab

    If I understand which part you are asking about, dust cover.
  22. Re: Why is "The Lounge" subforum blocked if you're not logged in?

    Probably not so much to boost membership but more to avoid public humiliation. ;)
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    Re: Facebook Group on 19th Century Lenses

    One day you might want to join the 21st century. Old fashioned forums and the like are dinosaurs.

    There are a lot of changes I didn’t like but adapted and accepted. Facebook is what you make of...
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    Re: Facebook Group on 19th Century Lenses

    Well, those are personal choices.

    Regarding the content… it’s interesting but if you don’t know what you’re missing I don’t know why there are noses bent out of shape.
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    Re: Facebook Group on 19th Century Lenses

    Facebook membership is free.
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    Re: Salvaging flood damaged lenses

    Also check out tax write off possibilities. It’s been a long time since I needed to do so, but after a major earthquake I was able to document some losses of antiques on, I believe, Schedule A for a...
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    Re: Salvaging flood damaged lenses

    Talk to your insurance anyway. They might call it “water damage” when related to personal items rather than invoke the flood exclusion. Insurance adjustors seem to have some discretion and the one I...
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    Re: Salvaging flood damaged lenses

    I’m sorry you are in this predicament. Hope that’s the worst of your loss and inconvenience.

    Here’s what I’d do:
    - Immediately separate the lens from shutter.

    - (I probably would not have...
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    Re: Film on a Plane: Check It or Carry-On?

    Not in my experience has that ever been allowed. Nor is it a very wise thing to attempt. If the millimeter wave scanner (stand on the feet prints while the machine buzzes around your body) is used…...
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    Re: Facebook Group on 19th Century Lenses

    I seem to often miss the intent and point of your questions/posts, Bernice. Don’t let that stop you though. :)
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    Re: Facebook Group on 19th Century Lenses

    "That said, root question becomes why the interest in 19th century lenses in the here and now?
    ~Discuss."

    I respectfully disagree that this is the root question. Dan has a well-established...
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    Re: Facebook Group on 19th Century Lenses

    Folks who don’t want to join… shouldn’t. Why they don’t want to join really isn’t very interesting (to me, at least).
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    Re: Facebook Group on 19th Century Lenses

    Yay… I’m excited. Thanks!
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    Re: Bellows from ecbuyonline2008???

    Yay… you got what you needed. Enjoy!
  35. Re: National Forests in CA temporarily closed

    This is current (I hope). ;)

    https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/08/20/map-all-northern-california-national-forests-closed-through-labor-day
    ...
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    Re: Bellows from ecbuyonline2008???

    You probably did the right thing!
  37. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    Paying taxes is an obligation of a citizen. Paying only tax that is owed is a right as a citizen. Paying too much tax is not being financially responsible. Avoiding taxes by nefarious means is a...
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    Re: Bellows from ecbuyonline2008???

    I think, but not certain, that they are two accounts for same business. It seems confusing from their profile (and some emails) about where they are located and from where they ship. I’ve bought from...
  39. Re: Precision Camera Works is moving to California [UPDATE: now Texas]

    Thanks for letting us know!
  40. Re: Now e-Bay wants my SSN and bank account info . . .???

    Sorry Bub… not interested in who can google the most stuff on topics we are not expert. Recall how we got started: you posted about sched D; I posted a related summary from TurboTax; you said that...
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