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    Re: My Dream lens.

    The pictures look great. Apertures used for the photos would be helpful. Perhaps you stated that earlier, but it would still be useful with each picture so as not to have to reread.
  2. Re: What camera to shoot with out in the field when using HEAVY lenses?

    I did something sort of similar to Cameron's approach on his Eastman. But I had a Deardorff and new 16" Vitax I wanted to try. That is one heavy lens, way heavier than a Dallmeyer 3a. I made a...
  3. Re: cost expectations for 8x10 restoration

    I don't know the answer to that, but will chip in with a different take. Over the years I've had about a dozen Deardorffs and at least a dozen Cirkut Cameras, plus assorted Eastman 2D's, Anscos, and...
  4. Re: What is the large format camera that you have seen ever?

    The slit on my #10 Cirkut is around .3 inch. The Cirkut pulls the film in sync with the projected image so that it does't smear. It is not a perfect system and the narrow slit is necessary for...
  5. Re: What is the largest format camera that you have seen ever?

    Some crazy guy brought his #16 Cirkut Camera from Alaska to Osage, W.Va. (and beyond). Ron might know how big the final negative was. 16" x some crazy width.

    I had part of one around for a while....
  6. Re: Besler 45 V-XL non functioning elevation lock

    The motor was an option for these. My lock keeps it in place, but unlocks with any intentional movement of the elevation control. I like this enlarger, but find most of the controls to be a bit...
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    Re: Uneven rendering of B&W negative

    What camera? Are those the clear edges of the negative showing or something else? It would be nice to see the whole neg, including clear edges if included.
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    Re: Just saying hi

    Great. Welcome. Show us some pictures soon.
  9. Re: Continuous Processing with Dektol or PolyMax RT???

    Roller transport machines use a replenished system so that is probably the reason for that recommendation. I often end up using Dektol for film processing in tubes and it works great. Reusing the...
  10. Re: (Talk me out of) offering people at scenic tourist site to have their LF photo ta

    A large format camera does get a different reaction from people. You have to remember though that most people don't even know you can still buy film; at least that is the reaction I get from a wide...
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    Re: School me on press cameras.

    I recently picked up a cheap, very funky looking, wartime Anniversary Speed Graphic thinking I could use if for parts. Of course I couldn't leave it alone and got it cleaned up and working nicely....
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    Re: Going to try Techpan

    I ended up shooting a couple portraits on my Tech Pan like aerial film yesterday so thought I'd add a few details on that processing. I couldn't quickly find my notes on Xtol, but did find times for...
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    Re: Going to try Techpan

    Yes, if it is still good. But you asked about other developers. I also meant to mention that, to me, Rodinal would not be a particularly good option. I too had some packs of Technidol but gave them...
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    Re: Going to try Techpan

    You're talking 4x5 I imagine? I have a bit somewhere, but my experience is more with Panatomic Aerial which is purported to be a very similar emulsion. It behaves like that for me, and is absolutely...
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    Re: Best enlarging lenses

    "New" Nikkor, which are now mostly very old. The earlier models are fine, but the redesigned versions are really great (see the Ctein mention earlier). 50/2.8, 63/28, and 80mm (5.6 I think) are easy...
  16. Re: Help identify this older press or technical (?) camera

    I opened this thread several days ago then must have gotten distracted and just saw it now. Louis has a good eye. I'm not sure I would have made the connection to a camera I bought, but now it seems...
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    Thanks. That's plenty. I forget we're not all film based, and was just confused by the look. I do like the smooth look of the picture.
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    Re: Tiny Format Portraits

    That is very nice.

    I'm curious about the format.
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    Re: Why Large Format?

    It is nice to know there are some other folks here that have a less tech heavy approach to large format.
  20. Re: CC Harrison - how to gauge focal length from a picture

    It might be that the buyer is counting on eBay to back them up if the lens isn't what the auction says it is. The title and description seem clear. Even the qualifiers, I think, only mention that...
  21. Re: 1st, 2d, or 3rd click on tension spring for an early 5x7 Press Graflex?

    This is an early camera and they were still sorting stuff out. I wouldn't be surprised if this confusion is why they went to blanks appearing between. It really isn't any different beyond an extra...
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    Re: Mystery Wollensak Raptor...

    Well, I sure hope you are going to stick around here. You seem to know a lot about Wollensak; I'm curious where your info comes from.

    I've been undecided about the character of Wollensak 4.5...
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    Re: April Portraits 2019

    That is lovely.
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    Re: 8x10 Camera mainly for portraits

    I'm glad you're still here. I was afraid we'd scared you off. I'll be looking forward to seeing some pictures from 8x10.



    Nothing is impossible, but an 8x10 reflex camera would likely be...
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    Re: Tere from Estonia

    Welcome. 5x7 is a lovely format. Big enough to make a nice contact print, and small enough to easily scan.

    I hope we'll see some pictures soon.
  26. Re: 1st, 2d, or 3rd click on tension spring for an early 5x7 Press Graflex?

    It is nice to see some Graflex interest here again. I've been learning about Graflex lately and getting a few good results on 4x5 and 3x4.

    I've never had the Press, but was interested in those...
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    Re: 8x10 Camera mainly for portraits

    I think 8x10 makes perfect sense. For me it has been the ideal size for portraits. I went up to 11x14 this winter and have had a ball working with that, but really am finding the 8x10 more useful....
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    Re: My Dream lens.

    It would be exciting to see a new soft focus lens offered today. Your results look really promising. Have you done any portraits with it yet?

    I hope you'll share some more details about the lens...
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    Re: Northern Virginia/Washington, DC

    I'm a bit far in Morgantown, WV, though if you're ever traveling I68 stop by. I just wanted to pipe in and suggest you just don't worry about the books and just take some pictures. Then use the...
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    Re: Light Tripods: The Weak Link?

    The Century 12 foot tripods commonly used with Cirkut and Banquet Cameras seem to me to be ash.

    http://www.piercevaubel.com/cam/catalogs/1909ekcproflp737.htm

    Kodak was always very detailed in...
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    Re: April Portraits 2019

    Print in the fix from a Tuesday music and dance event. Graflex 4x5 w/10" f4.5 Ilex Paragon.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46923872794_ac18cbe631_b.jpgTuesday in Weston by Yew Piney, on...
  32. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    I like the x-ray film because it is orthochromatic, because its slow speed is good for lens cap exposures, and because it is cheap.

    The double sided is a nuisance, but manageable. I always treat...
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    Re: Agfa Ansco 5x7

    It is hard to relate to now, but many people really did turn away from natural wood finishes mid-20th century. Our house is full of solid oak, the previous owner apparently got tired of it. If it was...
  34. Re: New Resource for Wollensak Lenses and Shutters

    Nice to know about the coverage. It would have been interesting to see how that design held up once lens coating came along. The Cooke seems to have fared well as an uncoated lens though.


    The 1a...
  35. Re: New Resource for Wollensak Lenses and Shutters

    Nice resource.

    I do see a mistake in that the Velostigmat series 1 is not a double Protar like the 1a, but air spaced cells said to be much like the later Cooke triple convertible. I doubt that...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Thanks. I got a DR on my first M a very long time ago. That M3 is long gone, but I still have the DR. I never had a complaint about it, and took a picture with it on a newspaper job that my friends...
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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Wow. I've shot Summicrons for a very long time and never seen anything like that. Which version is yours? Some people seem to prefer the Dual Range and similar Rigid version over the late 6 element,...
  38. Re: C-Congo 180mm f/6.3 -- what do we know?

    I had Prinz branded 150 and 210 f6.3 that came with a used Prinzdorff when I first got into large format. I knew what the design was, but nothing about them so dropped by Lens & Repro with one of...
  39. Re: C-Congo 180mm f/6.3 -- what do we know?

    It's a tessar design, so f6.3 would be more usual. Maybe the Copal #0 that website shows it in was limiting the aperture a bit.

    I have an old brochure on some imported version of these from years...
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    Re: Pricktorialism

    I share your interest in fast lenses, but also like the designs coming out into the 1960's. My interest is for the speed, which I often need when shooting film, but I also have learned that I prefer...
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