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  1. Re: Compagnon "the backpack" for Linhof Technika equipment: recommendable?

    It is heavy! About 7 Kg with camera, fuji 180mm, three cassettes, dark cloth and tripod, however it sits very well on the back. I regret not getting the extra belt as I'm currently using the chest...
  2. Re: Compagnon "the backpack" for Linhof Technika equipment: recommendable?

    Regular double sided, the pink bag in the picture :)
  3. Re: Compagnon "the backpack" for Linhof Technika equipment: recommendable?

    I guess I'm to late for OP, but perhaps someone else will find it useful.

    My Compagnon arrived yesterday. I wanted a backpack that would swallow my 5x7, three cassettes and at least one extra...
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    Re: VDS 5x7 CAMERA REVIEW (sort of)

    The weather in Sweden has been perfect for photography the last couple of weeks; unfortunately I caught influenza, so I've only had the camera out once..

    What I can tell you so far, is that you...
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    Re: VDS 5x7 CAMERA REVIEW (sort of)

    And it's very light: 2.7 Kg with the lens mounted!
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    Re: VDS 5x7 CAMERA REVIEW (sort of)

    I got mine yesterday, have not had time to try it out yet. Can confirm that a 180 Fujinon A fits mounted when folded!

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    Re: FLM Tripod Heads. Anyone with experience?

    I have the 38 FT - which I found great for 4x5 and light 5x7 - and the 58 FT which is rock solid with everything I own. You can rack the front, lens and back all the way out, balancing the whole...
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    Re: VDS 5x7 CAMERA REVIEW (sort of)

    I can totally relate to that; we've been fixing up the kitchen and it's taken a huge effort. How big a lens do you reckon would fit when folded?
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    Re: VDS 5x7 CAMERA REVIEW (sort of)

    Hi!

    How are you liking your VDS so far? And - if I may ask - how are you carrying it with cassettes and lens? I was thinking it's a bit impractical that you cannot fold it with the lens attached..
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    Re: FomaPan 320 Retro Sheet Film

    I have these two right now.
    Managed to botch the last six shots I took in development. Still learning!

    http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=260160...
  11. Re: Kodak 305mm f/2.5 Aero-Ektar, what do I do with this doorstop?

    You could mount a packard shutter and some ND filters!

    Here's how I mounted my shutter:
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  12. Re: Ever heard of Colorfab Woodfill? (3D printing)

    That's a very good point!
    I'm just a beginner in 3D printing, buti was thinking: what if one covered the print in epoxy or similar? The hard "shell" should allow the print to retain it's shape at...
  13. Ever heard of Colorfab Woodfill? (3D printing)

    Hi all!

    as some here use 3D printing for making parts for their cameras, I wanted to show something I found very nice.

    I needed a new lens plate for my Szabad, and this time I noticed something...
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    Re: Induro, Feisol and Benro Tripods

    I have a Feisol 3342, and it can take my weight without collapsing. Yup, I suspended myself under the platform, and it held up.
    I don't have a centre post, but I think there's one made for this pod....
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    Re: Galaxy paper, intro and a return to darkroom

    I think the reason you don't see much about the paper is that it's not direct positive, but rather a reversal paper, which requires more expensive chemicals.
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    Re: Kern tripod, help!

    I ordered the parts from laser cut aluminium on eBay. Two large diameter discs for top and bottom, one disc the same diameter as the hole to secure horizontal movement, and one thicker small disc to...
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    Re: Kern tripod, help!

    If the spikes are pushed all the way down, the darn thing might just stop an earthquake!
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    Re: Kern tripod, help!

    I think you're right. The seller mentioned it was a Kern Kino Tripod!

    I'm going to look closer into this in the weekend, most likely I'll skip the dome, and go with a three plate sandwich and a...
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    Re: Kern tripod, help!

    Where did you put the fastener holes? would it be possible to have a look at how you did it?
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    Re: Kern tripod, help!

    If I put the plate I got on top like a dome, put a plate under the base, and then ran a bolt through the whole thing - same size as a tripod screw - and topped it of with a arca type clamp.....
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    Kern tripod, help!

    Hi all!

    I just got home with this huge piece of tripod. Weighs a few kilos, and has a minimum height of ~150cm.
    It's very stable, and I think I got a good price. Unfortunately a piece was loose...
  22. Re: Mounting an Industar-37 with Packard shutter to a Szabad (3D printing)

    ~120SEK about US$15, so it's not a whole lot of money!
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    Re: Printing 3D Parts?

    I've made a lens (!) for a speed graphic, and today I assembled my Industar 37 with Packard with the help of 3D printed parts. I don't own a printer, I just do the designs and pay someone on...
  24. Mounting an Industar-37 with Packard shutter to a Szabad (3D printing)

    Just wanted to post a quick thread on how I mounted an Industar-37 with Packard shutter to a Szabad 5x7 camera, with the help of 21th century technology: 3D printing!
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  25. Re: Anyone use the B&W King 5x7 (or 4x5) developing reel & tank (Nikor-like)?

    The 25th is pay day for most people in Sweden - me included - which led me to rush onto eBay on my morning break to spend some of those hard earned :-

    To my utter despair, the BW-King store was...
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    Re: Adding a second tripod screw hole

    Hi, I've already drilled two extra holes. Trying it out, it seemed to work really well with my 270mm tele arton!
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    Re: galaxy dry plate kickstarter

    I've tried to get information if it's possible to make a "ambrotype", false positive image on these plates, but no answer..
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    Re: New Dry Plate made in China

    Hoping for 5x7 here as well!
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    Adding a second tripod screw hole

    I have a lovely Szabad 5x7, which has its tripod hole all the way back, this makes it very unbalanced at portrait distances (even though I use a tele lens). To counter this, I got a longer arca plate...
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    Re: Buy gone bad Elinchrom

    Well, generations of photographers also had slave.. err.. assistants configuring their lights unpaid or for peanuts, so there's obviously some kind of boon not having to run around configuring...
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    Re: Buy gone bad Elinchrom

    The guy got back to me a while ago and offered a very nice discount. I was thinking of maybe taking it, and if the remote situation gets to bothersome, the money saved could buy me a third monolight...
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    Re: Buy gone bad Elinchrom

    My experience is that a button would break before a wireless interface would.
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    Re: Buy gone bad Elinchrom

    From what i've read there is a built quality difference. The early series (it) were poorly built, and that was corrected in the RX series.

    I'm bostly concerned about tall lights, like if I'm...
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    Re: Buy gone bad Elinchrom

    These are made in India fwiw, main line in Switzerland.
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    Buy gone bad Elinchrom

    Today I purchased a Elinchrom D-Lite RX 2 to go set, or at least I thought I did:

    The seller was located in another city, and my girlfriend was going there to look at a car she wanted to buy (and...
  36. Re: Calculating, NOT measuring, aperture of compound lenses

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  37. Re: Calculating, NOT measuring, aperture of compound lenses

    A quick update:
    I just put an order for a 3D printed case, after the cardboard/duct tape prototype turned out alright!

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    There is a picture taken with the first prototype as well, but...
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    Re: Chinese made bellows?

    I got one in red for my Wista cherry, looks lovely and works just fine. Installation wasn't to difficult either :)
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    Re: Rollei Digibase c41 bleach problem

    Can't you do the bleach step by hand? I always open the edge of the lid on my Paterson system if I feel any swelling, which is often when doing hot C41, to let out some air, and then press it down...
  40. Re: Evaluation and questions from first contact print (Retropan 320, Fomalux)

    FL = 270
    Inf. = 155
    Extension = 200

    Could I count this as an effective bellows of 315mm (270+200-155)? If so, the compensation would be .44 stops according to the exposure calculator. Assuming...
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