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  1. Re: How to keep film ending up wrong side of dark slide after exposing

    holders are all built to the same specifications. there's no reason that should be happening IF they're actually inserted properly.
  2. Re: Traveling across oceans with a Mahogany camera

    google and forums might help you track down which woods were used by a particular company, or you could compare the various types of wood visually to narrow it down.
  3. Re: Traveling across oceans with a Mahogany camera

    keep in mind there are several species referred to as mahogany. if the species used in your holders or camera isn't restricted, use the species name in any paperwork that might require it rather than...
  4. Re: Mounting a threaded filter on a lens without conventional threads.

    get a step up ring a little wider than your lens and glue leather, felt or something similar around the inside of the ring.
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    Re: an idiot question but need help!

    don't waste your time on that troll, just add him to your ignore list.
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    Re: Pop-up darkroom...

    you can also get cheap grow tents in various sizes on amazon. just turn the fabric inside out.
  7. Re: Old tripod, female thread on the ball head. How to connect to Linhof?

    just cut the head off a bolt that's almost long enough to bottom out at both ends.
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    Re: What would you do with this?

    i'd clean it up with a bit of furniture polish and sell it to pay for more useful gear.
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    Re: Rapax Shutter Tab

    on mine the sync pins themselves had corroded internally. i just unscrewed them and cleaned them and the bolts they screw onto with vinegar.
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    Re: DIY 4x5 Point and Shoot

    a camera and a street. all the other condescending, insulting nonsense about how you're supposed to focus and what focal length is appropriate and who you can or can't photograph with or without...
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    Re: vacuum easel pump suggestion

    any little container you can easily cut holes in with at least one flat side.
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    Re: vacuum easel pump suggestion

    get a well balanced high static pressure computer fan.
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    Re: Lens recommendation: Indoor, wide

    it's always easier to crop a too wide shot than to add to the edges of a too narrow shot. :P
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    Re: Expired film, storted at room temp, for bin?

    start at rated iso and adjust as needed.
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    Re: Tips for composing in low light?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pit33Lng2so
  16. Re: LF TTL Metering Systems Inquiry- Experience with these?

    in theory it wouldn't be too difficult to modify a cheap p&s digital camera and mount the bare sensor at the end of a probe in a film holder. you'd just have to set the iso to match your film and...
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    Re: Too wide of a lens used...?

    but only the position of the lens matters. the position of the rest of the camera makes no difference. and "moving your lens around" without changing the position of the rest of the camera does...
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    Re: Too wide of a lens used...?

    *sigh* if you move the entire camera, including the lens, that changes the perspective only because the lens has changed position. every other part of the camera is irrelevant. if you disagree,...
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    Re: Too wide of a lens used...?

    no, perspective is determined by the position of the lens' no-parallax point. you can move the rest of the camera around any way you want or even pivot the lens around that point and it won't change...
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    Re: Dove head first into the abyss

    strong reading glasses, compendium lens hood. reflex viewer or dark cloth, some basic filters.
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    Re: Looking for a budget 360mm for portraits?

    https://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=365mm+lens&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_odkw=365mm&_osacat=0
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    Re: Dark images trend?

    too many people watching zack snyder movies.
  23. Thread: Ebike?

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    Re: Ebike?

    just a regular bike and trailer.
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    Re: Condenser lens in a snoot?

    cut the centers out of a few dollar store page magnifiers and sandwich them between the light and snoot.
  25. Re: New here, new to LF, strongly considering a Wista

    50mmx3.5=175mm 105mmx3.5=368mm

    lots of great 180mm lenses out there to choose from and it's not hard to find a 360mm or 380mm telephoto lens that would work with the shorter bellows of a wista.
  26. Re: anyone print 4x5 negatives with a black border?

    place a sheet of milky white plastic or glass directly above your negative.
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    Re: A large-format laugh from Matt Marrash

    that part was total bullshit. everyone exaggerates about the limited movements of graphics because they don't know how to use one. you have rise, fall, shift, forward and backward tilt or in portrait...
  28. Re: Getting back into 4x5 -- Need some Suggestions

    pacemaker speed graphic if you want maximum lens compatibility but somewhat limited movements, crown graphic if you want to go a little wider than a speed graphic at the cost of being limited to...
  29. Re: 5x7 B&J no longer focusing correctly - why?

    so your gg is slightly too far back then. are you sure it didn't get flipped around at some point?
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    Re: Assessing Dollar Value of Equipment

    none of that matters. the subject of this thread is how to determine how much people are willing to pay for an item. that's literally what sold items on ebay tells you, minus what they paid for...
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    Re: Assessing Dollar Value of Equipment

    asking prices can be inflated, sold item prices aren't.
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    Re: Ground Glass--repair, replacement-----

    if the frosted layer is just painted on you could try stripping it and repainting with frosted glass spray paint. or if you can get your hands on a broken lcd monitor you can salvage some paper thin...
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    Re: Barrel lenses for Speed Graphic

    comparons are an excellent option too. just as sharp as componons as far as i can tell. https://www.ebay.com/itm/324698744664?hash=item4b998da758:g:ZV8AAOSw2j5esxJ-
  34. Re: Is a Transparency that was Exposed Backwards Salvageable?

    scan them with a colour corrected backlight.
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    Re: Reflection or light on an eye

    absolute BS. humans spend their entire lives looking into people's eyes and seeing catchlights that match their surroundings, which is rarely a single catchlight. anything other than that is...
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    Re: Reflection or light on an eye

    that's ridiculous. the sun has never been the only bright object reflected in people's eyes and we've been living in a world littered with artificial light sources for ages, so there's no reason to...
  37. Re: Use of X-ray film: technical discussion with example images

    you need to meter your lighting through a filter that mimics the sensitivity curve of your film.
  38. Re: Why View Camera & Sheet Film Today, in our here and now?

    yeah, sure, ask film shooters why they chose film over digital in a digital photography forum... makes perfect sense...
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    Re: Modern Changing Tent?

    you could just get a small grow tent and flip the fabric inside out. a little less portable but more useful.
  40. Thread: Industar-37

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    Re: Industar-37

    A 2" top hat lens board will get you close enough for head and shoulders portraits.
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