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  1. Re: Fujinon 180mm. f/9 - Curious about some specs.

    Why do that? It is easier, and faster, to carry them separately and then just mount the lens on the camera. It’s a snap in procedure.
    Why would you want to open the camera, remove a reversed lens,...
  2. Re: Fujinon 180mm. f/9 - Curious about some specs.

    The lens is too long.
  3. Re: Gowlandflex groundless replacement / CLA London or England?

    Almost, they’re in Rhode Island.
  4. Re: Fujinon 180mm. f/9 - Curious about some specs.

    No
  5. Re: Fujinon 180mm. f/9 - Curious about some specs.

    M Componons were available far longer then that.
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Master Technika. I don’t have a date as it is too recent.
    The shoe screws on with a large wheeled nut. It is easily replaced.
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    Re: How the Linhof Technika became Super…

    It was, but it was pretty big since it was the height and the depth of the body plus it’s height. In addition there was an IR receiver that fit in a cutout on the top and was positioned inside the...
  8. Re: What is a A. J. Thompson & Co Petzval lens about?

    To me that second letter looks more like the T in Thompson then a J.
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    Re: How the Linhof Technika became Super…

    The EMS was really quite light.
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbersß

    1948 Technika IV 6x9.
    Not that I’m aware of.
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    Re: How the Linhof Technika became Super…

    Movements are not designed to be handheld on a Technika.

    The top flap started with the Master.

    Wide angle is much more convenient on the Master as well as the V. It is most convenient on the...
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    Re: Cameras with geared swing movement

    Good part of the reason is because EPOI and then Sinar Bron were very free in long time demo loans to studios. I was one of those EPOI that did some of these.
    The EPOI sales manager for Sinar was...
  13. Re: The Problem with Modern Lenses.. transfered to those new to view camera image mak

    The user may get satisfaction with them.
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    Re: How the Linhof Technika became Super…

    It didn’t become a b. The SuperTechnika 23B did become one. The 57 didn’t.
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    Re: Cameras with geared swing movement

    Not to forget that the movements are silky smooth, without lubricants, each movement has separate locks and tilts, on the S version, has a removable detent.
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    Re: Violence? First Road Trip to the USA

    And switchblades are also not legal. Nor are gravity knives.
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    Re: Cameras with geared swing movement

    No, more gearing man’s more weight.
    A LInhof TK 45S will do everything you want, and then more, but with no geared movements othe then focus.
  18. Re: 8x10" at which length, is an auxiliary bellows support necessary?

    Made of aluminum.
  19. Re: Official length of Linhof Kardan TL 8x10" bellows?

    Where?
  20. Re: 8x10" at which length, is an auxiliary bellows support necessary?

    Shouldn’t be necessary. If the bellows develops sag just take it off and rotate it 90°. If you want, since the rail is flat on top just put a paper cup under the bellows.
  21. Re: Official length of Linhof Kardan TL 8x10" bellows?

    As long as you aren’t using the longer rail accessory. Longest one I sold was a meter long.
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    Re: Using filters on LF lenses

    When we dropped B+W to become the Heliopan distributor they also refused to do sandwiches.
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    Re: Using filters on LF lenses

    In 1986 we became the USA distributor for B+W filters. First thing that happened is that Helix asked us to take back drawers full of special order B+W custom made Wratten filters that they had...
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    Re: Using filters on LF lenses

    Focus shift is focus shift. If you place a filter behind the lens, and that lens was not designed for a rear filter, then you have created a focus shift.
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    I don’t have a record for that number. Sorry.
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    Re: Using filters on LF lenses

    Any dirt, dust smudges, etc will effect the lens from behind much more then in front. And there will be a focus shift.
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    Re: Oh my . . .

    You’re catching up! I’m at almost 14,000.
  28. Re: Modified Surveying Tripod, Dutch Hill_Bolex.

    Height? Leg length? Weight? Warranty?
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Super Technika Vb 1983
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    1953-54 Technika lll
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Hi Bob,
    I've recently become the owner of a 5x7 Super Technika, serial n. 2411208
    Could you please confirm it's a version "V" or otherwise? Which year?
    Thanks in advance,
    best
    1966 V
    Enrico
  32. Re: Does extending the center column accomplish the same thing as front rise?

    And fall off with those wide angle lenses. Especially when displaced.
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    1956
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    1961 or 62.
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    Re: USING TILT and SWING TOGETHER

    I believe the first yaw free design was a French camera from the 19th century.
    Why not a big deal? Decades of photographers successfully shot with yaw prone cameras. Correcting for yaw is no big...
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    Re: USING TILT and SWING TOGETHER

    I am a former Sinar rep.
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    Re: USING TILT and SWING TOGETHER

    Sinar patented their assymetric axis movement on some of their cameras. The did not have a patent on yaw free movements nor could they have received a patent on it. It simply meant that the swing...
  38. Re: There is a weird little screw on my Schneider SA XL 5,6/58

    The reason there is a Rodenstock lens wrench available to users is because we saw the factory technicians and engineers using them and asked the factory to make it a product. Same time we asked them...
  39. Re: There is a weird little screw on my Schneider SA XL 5,6/58

    But if you had gotten the Rodenstock one it would also work with 3 size shutters. This one doesn’t.
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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    1990. Not rare
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