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  1. Re: E-Bay: What can I do If the buyer won't Pay?

    Isn't this the basic problem many industries have had with China? And it is not just from e-Bay. In Houston there is a multi block strip along a major therefore many just call "Harwin" (the name...
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    Bob; Liked thr Rimowa story. Sounds like the jole about the guy who bought tomatoes for a dime each and sold them at three-for-a -quarter.


    Lots of good advice here. I willmake some of the...
  3. Re: E-Bay: What can I do If the buyer won't Pay?

    Didn't know about the automatic non-payment thing. Good to know.


    I am selling off bits and pieces of my photo gear to lighten the load. None of this stuff is high-end. For example, the item...
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    thanks to all. I am still feeling my way in this. Gotta clean out the closet while we are in lock-down. Then maybe a short S-k-I vacation (Spending Kids Inheritance).


    I intend to wait till...
  5. Thread: Trail cart

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    Re: Trail cart

    It seems to me that there is plenty of money made on sophisticated tripods.

    I would think that some money could be made by designing and engineering a photo-specific line of carts using current...
  6. Re: E-Bay: What can I do If the buyer won't Pay?

    Well there is cheap and then there is cheap.

    This auction went off at $120.
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    A full week . . .I cvan see that.

    There is disruption in our lives everywhere these days.
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    Re: Compare Wet Plate to Best LF Film

    This was back in 2009-2010, so chip technology was stikll not thaty tight . . .
  9. E-Bay: What can I do If the buyer won't Pay?

    I have now sold an item or tow or three . . .all good. e-Bay, PayPal and my little bank account all integrating ass hoped.

    Now I have sold a small item but the buyer has not paid. The auction...
  10. Thread: Trail cart

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    Re: Trail cart

    An external frame is sort of concave toward the hiker's back when used conventionally as pack frame. I fastened the "convex" side to the golf bag cart and it held the backpack securely enough with...
  11. Re: Lensboards for Macro Stereo :confused::confused::confused:

    Could careful use of front movements be made to work. . . .?
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    Re: Compare Wet Plate to Best LF Film

    A while back, I explored the availability of dry plates used in computer chip masking. The resolution was incredible (don't remember the specs now) but the cost was prohibitive.
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    Re: Light weight 810 system

    I do not hike around with any camera due to age and joints, but . . .

    I routinely use my 8x10 Kodak 2D without a hesd on a set of Burlbach legs that has a leveling center post . The movement...
  14. Thread: Trail cart

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    Re: Trail cart

    No Pics. . .Sorry.

    I bought an inexpensive golf bag cart at goodwill and stripped off all the golf bag stuff. Then I used small hose clamps to attach an old (stripped down)external backpack...
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    Re: Fungus on antique Lens: Can it be fixed?

    I am thinking I will go the UV light path. Someone off this board thought several hours in the kitchen oven at 150 deg F might help . . .Maybe , but I'll try sunlight first.


    Noda: Don't think...
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    Re: Compare Wet Plate to Best LF Film

    Serious Astronomy imaging was always done on Gglass plates, wety or dry. This may still be the case for some sorts of sky survey projects. The dimensional stability of glass plates is the reason...
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    Re: Fungus on antique Lens: Can it be fixed?

    kebt and Steven:

    Thanks for your info. I am still learning. A reference book is now on my Christmas wish list.

    Stven. . .are you thinking that this could be an American made lens . . .like a...
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    Re: Fungus on antique Lens: Can it be fixed?

    Thanks Everyone.

    From the advice in several responses here, remediation looks less and less likely.

    I want to do some additional learning though. I have doubts that this is an 1890s era item....
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    Re: Fungus on antique Lens: Can it be fixed?

    [QUOTE=Steven Tribe;1558699]The quoted article matches my experience.
    Most RRs/aplanats do have these Quick mountings. They are not designed for servicing. Advances in Optics at the time (1890ís)...
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    Re: Fungus on antique Lens: Can it be fixed?

    Thanks. However, this is not a Petzval design. The markings say
    Hemispherique Rapod" which I understand to mean that it is of the Repid Rectilinear design. The front and rear cells donot seem...
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    Re: Fungus on antique Lens: Can it be fixed?

    This is an antique wet-plate era lens by Darlot. I will try to post a few pictures showing the fungus and how the lens is assembled. I can't see how to get the front cell out of the mount.
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    Fungus on antique Lens: Can it be fixed?

    I have gotten a nice little antique lens by a well known lens maker. Everything looks great with little corrosion on the finish, focus motion is smooth etc . . .I like it. I would like to put it on...
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    Re: Focusing A Petzval

    Full disclosure Ari: I have never owned or used a Petzval lens.

    Now, in another thread I wondered how the curvature of field could be used in creating an image. My thought was that a subject...
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    Re: Focusing A Petzval

    The Petzval design was a breakthrough because it allowed a relatively wide maximum aperture in a day when the most advanced sensitized Daguerreotype technique made plates with an "ISO" equivalent to...
  25. Thread: Portland

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    Re: Portland

    The digital online world has given us much that is good. However, I feel that we have also lost a lot too. Historians researching a topic from fifty years ago will have hard copy, or records of...
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    Re: Magnesium Powder Flash

    I apologize for any condescension on my part.

    I once thought I would like to get involved with Daguerreotypes. In the 1990s, I worked in diagnostic imaging at a major VA hospital as they...
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    Re: Magnesium Powder Flash

    Tin Can: My posts are intended to be friendly. Perhaps I expressed myself too emphatically.

    Franlky, i think it is so cool that theseitems have been preservedwith the cameras together. They...
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    Re: Wide Angle RR

    LF photography is a bit like coaching at the college level where recruiting is the norm. But the coach still has to adjust things to the players he has each season.

    And in a similar way, in L...
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    Re: Magnesium Powder Flash

    Just because a thing can be done does not mean that it is a good idea.
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    Re: Magnesium Powder Flash

    There are six pages to this thread so far and I haven't read them all so this may not be news.

    This came up here several years ago here and I looked up "Flash Powder" on Wikipedia.

    There is...
  31. Re: 480mm-600mm barrel lenses, covers 14x17 wide open, faster than f9?

    I don't really know . . .just brain-storming . . .

    Do any of the HUGE Petzval lenses I see on e-Bay meet any f your requirements. I think some might cover enough and some would be fast enough . ....
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    Re: e-Bay and my first sale

    Well I was referring to myself and how I wish it was . . .but realise that it it isn't.

    And I do remember when e-Bay was just a place to connect sellers and buyers . . .before it was a public...
  33. Re: Do I need to worry about really heavy lenses causing damage?

    My 4x5 is a little Wista-made Zone-VI. I used to havea ;argish Wollensak 15" f/5.6 telephoto that I mounted to a Wista lens board. It would work on the little ca,era, but the front standard was...
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    Re: e-Bay and my first sale

    Box is "IN The Mail". Willie is right: The shipping cost from e-Bay may not match the actual cost of shipping.

    As Dorothy once said, " . . .we're not in Kansas any more." The days of...
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    Re: e-Bay and my first sale

    OK . . .I paid for the shipping label and downloaded it.

    HOW DO I PRINT IT OUT?

    This whole thing is driving me crazy!

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    Got it done! E-Bay Help Chat is...
  36. Re: Online Reference for overview of Darlot Lenses?

    Watch any presentation involving vintage or antique items. Condition and originality are paramount. For cars, its Original paint. For firearms, its how much of the original bluing is remains. For...
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    Re: e-Bay and my first sale

    Rick: Thanks for that suggestion. I was thinking of doing ity myself, but now I understand.

    Will do as you suggest . . .today.
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    Re: e-Bay and my first sale

    I realize that things are different now and never will be the way it was . . . .when I met a guy in a McDonalds parking lot and he b ought a box of long-roll film magazines out of the trunk of my...
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    Re: e-Bay and my first sale

    Thanks everyone. This is a new world to me.


    lI will go ahead and ship the item anyway than.

    Doesn't seem right though. I don't sell much, a few items once in a while, mostly on this forum...
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    e-Bay and my first sale

    following some advice on another thread here I established a savings account at a bank different from my family banking and got it synched with PayPal

    listyed two oscilloscope lenses for my first...
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