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    Re: Copal 3 lens board question

    Hand filing 3mm to make the hole larger... in the past have done it many times. A good vice, a half rounded coarse file, and music in the background are all you need. I cover the front of the board...
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    Re: Portriga Rapid for Lith printing

    Follow up after 3 darkroom sessions:

    Developer: Arista Liquid Lith Dev A+B. Bottle recommends diluting 1:24 for Lith printing. Found 1:24 to be way too weak. Tried 1:8 and it was too strong....
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    ? ID of two lens groups

    In doing spring cleaning came across these two lenses. Both marked "LENS - JAPAN". Serial numbers are 561823 on the larger one and 531145 on the smaller one. Both fit directly into a Copal 0 shutter....
  4. Re: 75mm-3inch f/1.9 Oscilloscope Lenses: Market is up . . .whats up with that?

    Years ago acquired one for well under $50.00. I was after its mint Alphax shutter. Have read of some folks adapting similar lenses to their mirrorless camera bodies. Personally am in the process of...
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    Re: New Epson Scan 2 64 bit For MAC OSX Catalina

    Personally stay away from always updating my operating system to the latest and greatest as soon as it comes out. I wait till the next version comes out, then update mine to that "last" version. My...
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    Re: New Project: Clouds

    When I was a student at RIT, on one of our trips to the George Eastman House we walked by some framed prints of the Equivalents series of photographs of clouds taken by Alfred Stieglitz. 2 of...
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    Re: Testing unknown films

    PREMIUM HD NEGATIVE FILM - looks to be the promising
    TYPOAQUE TR-DO film - "expose on lightbox 1-2 minutes" - forget this box
    KODAK BIOMAX - is double sided Radiograph
    KODAK Special PX-2836 -...
  8. Re: 75mm Super Angulon 5.6 - Lindhof Master Technica - SOFT EDGES

    Last year I bought a 75mm Fujinon lens off eBay. Looked to be in absolutely mint condition. When I shot a test sheet of film with it at f/16, got pretty much the same results that you did, center...
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    Testing unknown films

    A while back acquired many boxes of mostly 11x14 film from our State's surplus store for just a few dollars. Among them are:

    PREMIUM HD NEGATIVE FILM
    TYPOAQUE TR-DO film
    KODAK BIOMAX
    KODAK...
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    Re: Hole Saw For Commercial Ektar Lens

    Agree 100%. My father was a self employed carpenter when I was growing up. He showed me how use the table saw in our basement when I was years 8 or 10 years old. Vividly remember some 60+ years ago...
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    Re: Hole Saw For Commercial Ektar Lens

    First off, my experience has been pretty much all with older gray "Norma style" lens boards. First off I place the lens board on a Granite Surface Plate (bilateral tolerance +/- 0.0001). Few of the...
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    Re: Where to find tiny wood screws?

    Every now and then up for auction will be a bunch of worn out wooded view camera parts. Usually the opening bid will be the winning bid. Ask the seller if they can ship it via the cheapest way...
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    Re: Macro setup possible

    Attached (cropped) image shot with a 4x5 Sinar Norma, lots of bellows extension, and a barrel 120mm Micro-Nikkor. Natural lighting. Lens actually substantially stopped down. Exposure was around 1...
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    Re: where to look for used gear

    I feel the surge in finding bargains of used equipment has already started around here. Two event photographers that I know told me that they have decided to change professions. About 2 months ago...
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    Re: where to look for used gear

    On this end a few months back acquired a lot of photo items (that I will never use) at an Estate Sale. With the state of Connecticut seemingly closed down because of the virus, and trips to the Post...
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    Re: Finding f-stops for remounted lens

    Personally am able to remove the GG and fresnel from the equation by using a Horseman Exposure Meter 45. It slips in as a film holder does and measures an area 4 5/8" x 3 1/2". Actually preferred it...
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    Re: Finding f-stops for remounted lens

    Beware of some older lenses that the iris opened up wider than the listed aperture for the lens. I have a 12 3/5" Protar Series VII which is listed as a f/7.7 optic. The iris actually needs to be...
  18. Re: Disinfecting Film, Cameras and other Photographic Equipment from Viruses

    My high intensity UV light box now in daily non-photographic use. Groceries, gloves, mask, hands, etc. all get exposed to its light. Also have a handheld UV light source that is used on everything...
  19. Re: Any thoughts on why my film washer is not working?

    Years ago acquired a large used Kostiner Archival Washer. Never worked all that well when I got it. Looked like everything was there when I compared it to a photograph of the washer. Finally took it...
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    Re: To loupe or not to loupe?

    Rock climbing cord 2mm or wider
    https://www.edelrid.com/us/sports/accessory-cords/multicord-sp-2-0mm.html
    is an example. Will never break or wear out for sure. Best thing is that it comes in really...
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    Re: Computer Technology

    In 1992 we were one of the first photo departments in the country to acquire a Kodak DCS 200 along with a couple of Macs and a Kodak Dye Sublimation printer. At one dedication we were actually able...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    Thanks. Was about a 15 minute exposure. Was able to take 4 images while I was there. Camera at the end of a monopod suspended over the stream. Framing was done completely by guessing... composition...
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    homemade panoramic pinhole 120 camera
  24. Thread: Post your signs

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    Re: Post your signs

    from the 1970s
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    Re: Iris clamp mounted to Sinar Copal shutter

    Did the same once using a Sinar Auxiliary Standard to hold the lens board with the iris mounted on it. Behind the Auxiliary Standard a short bellows which was attached to either the Sinar shutter or...
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    Re: Kodak Technical Pan and PMK Pyro?

    Years ago processed Kodak Technical Pan in very dilute Rodinal (1:100?) in a 9% Sodium Sulfite solution. Excellent N development and even came close to approaching a N-1 development. Film was from a...
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    Re: Linhof 240mm Tele-Xenar Reviews

    Catalog listing most probably mistaken... For the lenses that I have and are listed in circa 1950s and 1960s B&J catalogs, many a time they were listed with having less or more coverage than I...
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    Re: Sinar 4x5" back for Norma rear standard?

    If I understand you correctly, yes. The frame and the GG parts on my Norma are the "newer" black ones. I personally like it because it has 2 small levers that facilitate loading 4x5 film holders in...
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    Re: Linhof 240mm Tele-Xenar Reviews

    Only listing of this lens that I can find is in my 1961 Burke & James catalog. The catalog lists its coverage for the 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" format.
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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    One reason to use a 1970s VW type 2 van, all parts are readily available via 2 day USPS Priority mail. Unfortunately a type 2 VW in reasonable condition goes for 10K+ out here in Connecticut.
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    Re: 210mm lens for 8x10?

    Had both and sold the Symmar-S. You are right, even in the corners of the whole plate format, the Nikkor-W outperformed the Symmar-S... not by much but there was a distinct difference. I'm sure the...
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    Re: 210mm lens for 8x10?

    Forgot to mention a 200mm f/6.5 TAYLOR-HOBSON Cooke Series VIIB WIDE ANGLE ANASTIGMAT. Not a physically large lens, but it covers 11x14 at f/64 with some movements possible. Mine is in a Copal #3....
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    Re: 210mm lens for 8x10?

    210mm Fujinon W f/5.6 Fuji says covers 352mm at f/22, I agree, if not more
    210mm G-Claron Schneider says covers 260mm at f/22, mine covers a lot more than that, 8x10 with some movements
    210mm...
  34. Re: (Micro-Mark Mega Mini R8) Milling machine for fabricating parts... advice needed.

    I think that they just held a winter sale, and all their units were sold out. Was very impressed with the wooden shipping container it came in, was actually quite over constructed in my opinion. Was...
  35. Re: (Micro-Mark Mega Mini R8) Milling machine for fabricating parts... advice needed.

    Followup on the original post:

    Considered the Micro Mark, Grizzly, and LittleMachineShop's mini mills. Evidently all are made by the same parent company in China but to different specs. In the...
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    Portriga Rapid for Lith printing

    A while back did some Lith print testing with processing Portriga-Rapid in very dilute (vintage) Kodalith A & B developer. The relatively large cube containers of Kodalith liquid developers dated...
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    Re: B&W digital workflow....what's yours?

    Agree with you 100% To each its own.
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    Re: Photo travel by vehicle, what's your favorite?

    2004 Rialta: Small RV that you could park in a normal parking space and easily go through a drive-through. When used as a Photo vehicle, I used the closet to hold my photo equipment "out of view"....
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    Re: B&W digital workflow....what's yours?

    Very, very generally speaking:
    Clone used when there is more detail or pattern to the area. Essentially copies an area.
    Healing used when there is less detail or pattern to the area. Ctein put it...
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    Re: B&W digital workflow....what's yours?

    Rough workflow, and I am sure that I am leaving out some steps...

    First use a light box that has extremely even illumination
    Camera a D850
    Lens depends on the size/format of the negative
    Mask...
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