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  1. Equipment Purchase From Hong Kong, by e-mail

    I believe that the main reason for price dispcrepancies between markets is not the retailers but, rather, the distributors. As we have seen in examples in prior threads, there can be some alarming...
  2. Frame Spacing issues with older Linhof Rollex backs

    I don't have an answer here, but in thinking about it I thought of a word (which may not be novel, but was independently thought up).

    "ReBay" - a verb meaning to resell this sort of error. Like...
  3. Investor Rebellion at Kodak? Blood in the streets of Rochester??

    There was a long thread on this topic right after the announcement, on the other lf forum.

    Kodak faces the "free cash flow problem." They have a highly profitable product, film, that is in a...
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    Gowland 4x5 Aerial Camera

    For reference:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2957178605&category=15247

    Gowland Aerial 4x5 for $305.
  5. Thread: Camera ID

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    Camera ID

    Oops

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2956486011&category=11717&rd=1
  6. Thread: Camera ID

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    Camera ID

    Does anyone know what this is? Size? Brand?

    TIA
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    Shutter Choices

    Thanks Jim - something like this?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2953466409&category=30076
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    Shutter Choices

    I spoke with Adam at Grimes. The Copal option will cost $550, if they supply the shutter. If I supply a shutter, it will be $250 - $300 to do the machining. Gotta admit, it seems a little pricey...
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    Shutter Choices

    Thanks Kevin. The set I have is much like a Hugo Meyer set on the Grimes site. They recommend the Copal 1 then the Ilex 3 (Good job!) I will look for an Ilex. Since I will use the lens mostly on...
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    Shutter Choices

    I am thinking of having a casket set put into a shutter and wanted to avoid buying a new Copal. What do people think is the ranking of used choices, in the Copal #1 ish size?

    TIA
  11. Buidling a field camera - fabricating the metal parts

    www.mircotools.com is just a "search" site, as far as I can see.
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    LF Depth of Field

    Okay, this one has been bugging me for a while. LF is said to have relatively little depth of field, compared to 35mm, for example. If I cropped a 24mm x 36mm section from the middle of a 4x5...
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    Compact 420 - 450mm Lens

    The Copal 3 is just too big - any other lenses in a smaller shutter?

    John
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    Compact 420 - 450mm Lens

    I hope you aren't jackin' the new guy - is this a compact setup?
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    Compact 420 - 450mm Lens

    Hello,

    Aside from the 450mm Fujinon C, are there any reasonably lightweight and compact, non-telephoto lenses in this range? This can include non-current offerings.

    TIA
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    Cambo Wide Viewfinder

    FYI - Marmite is a wretched-tasting English concontion of vinegar and shoe polish. A small olive jar will yield a similar cap without enduring the same horrors.
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    Cambo Wide Viewfinder

    Nice buy, by the way.

    I have a similar camera - A Feurbringer Vistashift with a 55mm Apo-Grandagon, and I use my Voigtlander Heliar 15mm viewfinder. I would look at Cameraquest - they have a 15mm...
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    Anemic Print Paper

    Try here:

    http://jandcphotography.com/Photopapers.htm
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    Scheimpflug Question

    Actually, Ellis, my understanding, as far as it went, was fine. A "point" referred to the top-view of the line in the 2 dimensional diagrams common in the view camera texts. Ease off the coffee,...
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    Scheimpflug Question

    Here is my understanding of the Scheimpflug principle: If the lens plane, film plane and object plane meet at a single point, the object plane will be in sharp focus. Question: If the film and...
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    East Coast LF Group

    Jason,

    You can take pictures of buildings with any length lens. Pick out some interesting features, look at thinge from a new perspective.
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    Drop-in Shutter - Lens Combos

    If one used it primarily on "B", is the Vario ok, or is it a reliability issue?
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    Drop-in Shutter - Lens Combos

    There is a Vario shutter on ebay that the seller says is the same size as a Copal O - if so, it seems a good buy. Is the mount the same? (Just leave me one)
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    Drop-in Shutter - Lens Combos

    I have heard that the G-Claron 150mm will drop into a Copal 0 with no extra work, making the retrofit cost effective. Do people know of other such pairings where a cost-effective mating might be...
  25. Useful Tools for the Corinthian LF Photographer

    Google is a useful tool, too!

    Co·rin·thi·an ( P ) Pronunciation Key (k-rnth-n) adj. Of or relating to ancient Corinth or its people or culture. Architecture. Of or relating to the...
  26. Useful Tools for the Corinthian LF Photographer

    This was not a setup, but it occurred to me that this tool is now my Corinthian Leatherman.
  27. Useful Tools for the Corinthian LF Photographer

    The key Corinthian accessory is a Chrysler CorDOba!

    Actually I like my Leatherman Micra.
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    Convergence of vertical lines

    From an article on Greek temples:

    The Greeks developed an augmentation technique known as entasis to avoid an optical illusion caused by the shaft's fluting (parallel vertical lines). In a tall...
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    "Real"Coverage of 150mm G-Claron

    I have heard that this lens in fact will cover much more than the 189mm published image circle, due to a higher level of rigour in establishing the acceptable image. If one used the criteria more...
  30. Recent problem with Bob Salomon on photo.net / ebay

    This has nothing to do with NAFTA, which deals with items made in NA.
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    Double clamp / shade

    One more...

    http://www.multiclip.com/fprices.html
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    Double clamp / shade

    A couple of options:

    http://porterscamerastore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=13-0492&Category_Code=C1B

    http://www.multiclip.com/mc.html
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    Portra NC160 in Readyload version?

    I'll take the over on twelve-to-one. No way, given the new "strategy" of Kodak.
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    Trousse Parisienne Casket Lens Set

    Thanks Richard - I was hoping I could take a more mathematical approach - i.e. get the formulas used in the table above that says f(focal length a) (+ or x) f(focal length b) = f(combined focal...
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    Kodak Announcement

    That's cool.

    I would be interested in evidence, that's all. Keep in mind that ALL of Kodak's operating profits are generated by conventional film-based technology, according to the WSJ. Digital...
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    Kodak Announcement

    Jeff,

    It seems you are taking this personally - I have no idea why. Nice to bail with a logic-free final statement.

    I cannot state with absolute certainty that the 25% decline in Kodak's...
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    Kodak Announcement

    Hello Jeff,

    I think you and I agree on the basic facts - digital is growing and film is declining, though quite slowly overall, given growth in lesser-developed markets. The question is "Can...
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    35mm Zoom Lens Viewer Device

    Very good, QT, I think you are right. I already own this exotic "device" (FM2n). The Nikon 24-120mm seems to be the best single-lens solution.

    Thanks
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    35mm Zoom Lens Viewer Device

    Hello,

    Does anyone know of a device to which one could mount a 35mm zoom lens, one that would cover the focal length equivalents on one's LF lens set, that could be used to frame a composition and...
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    Kodak Announcement

    I can imagine the corporate culture at Kodak has created a series of perverse incentives. The desire to increase revenues, fiefdoms, budget hording, etc.

    If a Kodak shareholder wants to invest in...
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