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    Re: Film, etc. from Japan

    Thank you, Alan.

    JapanPost EMS services to the US have resumed only last month after being suspended since April 2020. But JapanPost warns of delays. Until quick EMS services restart, I am...
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    Re: Film, etc. from Japan

    Ethan,

    The order states that the ban will be enforced from September 5th, 2021. But will imports be allowed until then? I am unsure. I believe banned items are supposed to be discarded /...
  3. Re: Trying to find the maker of a very large homemade ULF camera

    Kurt Moser? https://www.lightcatcher.it/en/

    Kumar
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    Re: Film, etc. from Japan

    Alan,

    Film is manufactured in batches, so occasionally there are backlogs. But right now, Velvia in all sizes is readily available. I buy direct from a Fuji distributor, who orders it from Fuji...
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    Re: Film, etc. from Japan

    The latest price list:

    https://i.postimg.cc/rFVzztwN/Fuji-Film-Pricing-15-January2021.jpg
  6. Re: Grandagon 75 mm, what lens board do I need?

    All Toyo view cameras use 158mm square lens boards. 94mm square suggests a Speed Graphic board. Toyo makes flat and recessed adapter boards for Linhof Technika, Toyo Field and Speed Graphic cameras....
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    Re: new (and first) 4x5 camera

    Patrick, the duty works out to 18.03%, much higher than the base rate of 6.7% shown in the pdf. Perhaps you should ask your customs office about it, and let us know so that we are better informed.
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    Re: new (and first) 4x5 camera

    The EU and Japan's Economic Partnership Agreement came into force on 1 February 2019. The EPA provides for a gradual reduction of duties starting from that date, with each year beginning on 1 April....
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    Re: new (and first) 4x5 camera

    1. The Toyo 45CF is discontinued, and parts are not available. If something breaks, there is no way to repair it.
    2. The Japan-EU FTA mandates no customs duty on Japanese goods imported from Japan....
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    Re: Tired of my ground glass

    Barry Young on this forum makes focusing screens.
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?144632-Ground-Glass-focusing-screens-including-custom-sizes-from-Young-Camera-Company
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    Re: Ground Glass Resource

    Barry Young on this forum.

    Kumar
  12. Re: A custom made bag example for arca swiss 8x10

    mhayashi spoke with Sakuma san, while I handled the payment to Sakuma san and shipped it to konakoa in the US for a small fee, as part of the services I offer.
    Most of the "insane" increased cost is...
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    Re: Arca Swiss A Or B 8x10

    The A has axis tilts, the B has base tilts, the A/B has both. Standard film holders will fit.

    Kumar
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    Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    Thank you for the kind words, Daniel. But all that is a long time ago...

    I meant a proper 4x5 sliding back like this:...
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    Re: Fastest Speed of all 4x5/9x12 Sinar Norma

    Wouldn't a Sinar Sliding back be faster, with no parallax issues?

    Kumar
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    Re: Looking for 5x7 macro lens recommendation

    My humble suggestions, based on my philosophy of simple solutions:

    1. If it is going to be collodion and ferrotyping, you aren't looking for 100 lpm in the corners. Wouldn't a symmetrical lens do...
  17. Re: Fujinon 90mm/f5.6 SWD rear element doesn't fit on a Wista 45SP - alternatives?

    Actually, both types of bellows could be used without the special lens board. The one that allowed the use of the special lens board had a threaded ring to accommodate the board.

    Kumar
  18. Re: Fujinon 90mm/f5.6 SWD rear element doesn't fit on a Wista 45SP - alternatives?

    The Wista wide angle bellows can be used with a 90mm lens on a flat board. A 75mm lens could probably be used with a recessed board. It extends to ~185mm, so a 180mm lens can be used at infinity. The...
  19. Re: Fujinon 90mm/f5.6 SWD rear element doesn't fit on a Wista 45SP - alternatives?

    1. The Wista 45D (both the wood finish and black versions) and the 45SP have the "micro-swing" knobs. The SP has front swing, the 45D doesn't. They also share the same back with the clips on top.
    2....
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    Re: Rittreck 4x5 / 5x7 Camera Backs

    In addition to what Oren said, half-plate film backs and holders were also made. There is considerable variation in the backs and holders. Different backs were specific to Rittreck, Tachihara, Anba...
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    Re: Prototype RF-coupled 4x5 camera

    The idea of a compact RF-coupled 4x5 camera is to be welcomed. Cameras like the Wista RF and Linhof do need substantial improvement in design and usability.

    However, I'm not sure how the film...
  22. Thread: Good Morning

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    Re: Good Morning

    Thanks, Louis.

    Karl, I can get you any accessories you need for the Toyo system. Please send me a message, or better, an email and we'll take it from there.
    To send a message or email, click on...
  23. Re: Linhof Master Technika and focusing with Fujinon 75mm f.8

    Seiko shutters were made by the same company that makes Seiko watches, and is now part of the Seiko Epson group. The #0 shutters will take the same lens cells as Copal / Compur, etc. The Seiko #1...
  24. Re: Lens Hood for Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar 180mm f5.6

    Use a compendium hood on your camera. It will be good for every lens you own, not just the 180mm.

    Kumar
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    Re: Feature Limited Compur Shutters

    Some shutters have a small screw that limits the aperture. Remove the screw and it opens up fully.

    Kumar
  26. Re: Fujinon T 300/8 I need to re-assemble Fuji Gx617

    Does this help? http://www.thalmann.com/largeformat/t.htm

    Kumar
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    Re: Reflex view on a Wista 45d?

    Depends on which Wista 45D camera you have. On older models the bottom part is wider. The finder in the photo is for the later model cameras.

    Kumar
  28. Re: Cambo TWR 54 - 4x5 Twin Lens Reflex (like Gowlandflex) Question...

    Please send me a message.

    Kumar
  29. Re: Wish I had researched a bit on the Wista 45D

    @eriet30: Please resend.

    Kumar
  30. Re: Wish I had researched a bit on the Wista 45D

    In addition to my product development efforts, I'm still actively selling! I haven't been listing as much because I get a lot of referrals, and of course, many repeat customers. I need to fund all...
  31. Re: 5x8 sheet film inserts for Rittreck View

    If you have the folding WP wooden bookform holder and the appropriate back, you can make a sheath for 5x8, or whatever size you want. Modern WP plate holders are also available, and will allow the...
  32. Re: 5x8 sheet film inserts for Rittreck View

    What I meant was that you could make a 5x8 sheath and use it easily with a bookform holder. Thse holders were made for plates, and can use sheaths for smaller size films.
    I think you mean this kind...
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    Re: Sinar P service manual urgently needed

    Hello Jose,

    I sent you an email.

    Kumar
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    Re: (possibly) taking the large jump

    I haven't seen a Horseman 5x7 back in a long time. A Sinar F2 5x7 is easier to find, and thanks to the modularity, you can always get the Norma or P variety. The Arca Swiss is a fine option, though...
  35. Re: 5x8 sheet film inserts for Rittreck View

    I think you mean 6x10? Perhaps cutting 10x12 film in half would be an easier option? Your film choices are a bit more limited, of course.
    If you want to use 5x8 inserts, it is best to get a whole...
  36. Re: 1963 Super Technika V Bellows Front Plate Replacement

    I don't know if the Linhof plate is the same size as that for Wista cameras.
    Please see:...
  37. Re: Toyo 45a baseboard release button missing

    First, make sure the back tilt knobs are loosened. If they are tightened, the camera will not open.
    The button presses down on this spring clip at the top:...
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    Re: Schneider Symmar S 210 5.6 help

    Glad you made a good deal. This has me intrigued. Can you measure the size of the rear gold cell - diameter, height? Perhaps show some close up photos? Is it simply a rear cell that has the black...
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    Re: Schneider Symmar S 210 5.6 help

    Schneider made a set of lenses with gold front barrels for their 125th anniversary. A colored rear barrel would tint the image, so you won't need a warming filter :)
    From the photos, it looks like...
  40. Re: Wista Parts - Fine focus lock / tensioner

    I should be able to help you with these parts. Please send me a message.

    Kumar
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