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  1. Re: Camera scanning: conservator's perspective

    Good find - thanks!
  2. Re: Camera scanning: conservator's perspective

    Museum professionals typically work to standards, as mentioned in this thread. Understanding the goals one is trying to achieve and establishing a standard to meets those goals consistently is key to...
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    Re: Shutter CLA in Canada??

    Thanks Greg. I discontinued professionally servicing shutters some time ago. I very much enjoyed working on your shutters. Bill
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    Re: DSLR Scanner Project: Does it work?

    Yup - works great. I bought an old Bowens Illumitran, placed the base unit on a copy stand with a Nikon D810, a bellows and a 75mm Rodagon D 1:1. The results are excellent for digitizing 35mm slides...
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    Re: Filter Really Stuck...Help!

    Cut two pieces of wood a bit bigger than the filter and flange. Glue pieces of rubber inner tube to the boards. Place the stuck filter and ring between the boards - rubber side to the parts, press...
  6. Re: Aerials: 125-150mm sharp@ f/8 for 4x5 minimal vignetting

    Yes - in small aircraft vibration and buffeting is by far the major factor. From a Cessna I've found it easy to pan to compensate for the general motion of the plane but only a high shutter speed,...
  7. Re: Aerials: 125-150mm sharp@ f/8 for 4x5 minimal vignetting

    I've done quite a bit of aerial photography, albeit all digital. There are a few things I've learned that you may find helpful.

    1) Normal to short telephoto lenses may be the most useful. Except...
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    Re: Piezo/Thermal Head Conundrum

    Apparently the HP z3200 printer can be used to print digital negatives. I have not done this so I cannot comment on the quality of the results. I have not had time to trace the links for this but a...
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    Re: Shutter Service in Western Canada

    Just letting everyone know that I'm discontinuing my shutter service. My work as a visual artist/photographer and a museum consultant has expanded so, sadly, I've had to wind this up. Special thanks...
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    Re: Cable release socket broken off......

    I've done several repairs using a 6-32 tap, and the result provides a secure socket for the cable release. To try for a better result, I did one with a #4 tapping hole and tapped it 4-40. Then I...
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    Re: Help Assembling Copal 1 Shutter

    Here is the exploded diagram.89938
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    Re: Help Assembling Copal 1 Shutter

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    I've attached the Copal #1 exploded diagram and photos of the difficult spots. I have additional images. Let me know if there is another section for which you need the image....
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    Re: Lens Valuation sought

    I used a 150mm uncoated Tessar in an old dial Compur shutter for awhile before I could afford a "good" modern normal lens for 4x5. Interesting thing is that I could not easily tell the Tessar frames...
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    Re: HP Z3200ps DOA

    Martin,
    I use a z3200ps. Problems do corp up - but I don't think more so with the HP than with other large printers. Mine "blew" a red print head and I had to clean a considerable mess out of the...
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    Re: Storing Mounted 8x10 Lens

    I use insulated lunch bags from the dollar store. They are nicely padded and don't shed lint like whiskey bags do. I choose the "professional looking" green ones but you can have Superman or Batman...
  16. Re: HP Z3100/Z3200 long term experiences / extended warrenty necessary?

    I got a z3100 24 inch about a year after they came out and I've had a z3200 44" for about two years. Each machine has had one significant repair, the z3100 had a drive issue quite awhile after I sold...
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    Re: New moderator - Rick Denney

    Rick,
    I recently came upon your website while researching something about Kiev cameras. Several of the images really stuck with me, especially Juneau Waterfront and Salisbury Ceiling. I appreciate...
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    Re: Dropped my dagor not working :(

    Andrew,
    Ilex shutters are pretty simple and should not slow down a shutter technician even if they arrive as a bag of parts. I've seen a number of shutters come in that way. Have the technician...
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    Re: 1800mm and Beyond

    Have a looks at Surplus Shed as well for Achromats.
    http://www.surplusshed.com/pages/category/objectivelenses_3.html

    Achromats are very sharp on axis - typically diffraction limited. They...
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    Re: Swapping Copal Shutter Fittings

    Steve,
    You can replace the parts with no worries. Just use a properly sized, good quality screwdriver when working on the small screws that hold the parts in place.
    Bill
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    Re: measuring aperture opening

    Roger,
    Lenses with a central diaphragm compress the diameter of the beam of light flowing through the lens. Thus the physical aperture in the lens is smaller in diameter than the simple f/d formula...
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    Re: A few tips about Photoshop CS5

    Thank you!
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    Re: 17x25 Paper - Any Suggestions?

    I second the opinions about being cautious in the use of cut down roll paper in the Epson 38xx. The Epson is subject to head strikes if the paper isn't flat enough, and/or it seems if the room...
  24. Re: How much does the scan take away from the Negative?

    Ivan is correct - in both his posts.
    Every time image information is transferred there is some level of "generation loss". I learned this years ago when I first saw the studio master print of a...
  25. Re: Problem with the scanner Imacon Flextight Precision III.

    Jeremy is right. I'd be surprised if this doesn't solve the problem. I've done this service and it needs about an hour of technician time. I seem to recall that Imacon/Hasselblad supplied a kit with...
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    Re: Mounting Aero Ektar on Speed Graphic

    I solved the problem of the Aero Ektar not fitting through the Graphic's standards by machining down the diameter of the rear cell. The attached photos show the mounting job I did for a client who...
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    Re: Nikon 300mm f9 v. Geronar 300mm f9

    To ease the bellows draw, consider an extended lensboard. I've used a 305mm Apo Nikkor on an extended board on a Wista and the combination worked very well. It was necessary to line the tube of the...
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    Re: copy photos with a Tominon

    Yes - provided the copy area isn't too large the Tominon will cover. Lenses will typically cover much more at near focus than at infinity. Run a test with the largest piece of copy you expect to...
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    Re: using a CC=400 in the field?

    Use a good frame pack - internal or external. Collapse the CC-400 to the middle of its rail and drop it upside down in the top of the pack. Let the rail stick out the sides and pull the top flap over...
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    Re: Copal shutter problem...

    Noah,
    Once a shutter starts to go, it is really unpredictable when it will get worse. With a new shutter you eliminate this risk.
    Copals are consistent in spacing so a new one will accept your...
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    Re: Just dropped a lens...hard

    Ari,
    Yes - a ding like that has got to be disheartening. Fortunately it was a wood floor. From the photo it looks like if repaired by a pro the ding will come out and filters will work. With a heavy...
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    Re: Shutter Service in Western Canada

    Greg,
    Thank you! It is always a delight to work on your optics. You have found some real gems - the best of the best classic lenses.
    Cheers,
    Bill
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    Re: Shutter Service in Western Canada

    Thank you for the advice - good idea. I also got a PM asking if I did Rolleiflexes and other TLR's. For these I recommend using one of the Rollei specialists in the US who does these cameras all the...
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    Re: Shutter Service in Western Canada

    Occasionally I get a request to recalibrate a classic shutter to the modern speed sequence. This can usually be done, thought the design of some classic shutters sometimes means that not all of the...
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    Re: Question about lens coating..

    Assuming you keep the lens, depending upon the amount of damage, the surface smear/scuffs may have little actual effect on actual images. The main risk is that flare will be increased and/or the...
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    Re: LaCie done!

    I keep it simple and buy Vantec Nextar Hard Drive Docs. These are e-SATA devices that accept a raw hard drive. Cost is less than $50. I use Seagate 7200.12 1T drives or WD Caviar Black. I simply...
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    Re: Make your own helical focus mount

    I've used the Fotoman Helical to build a camera and think they are well made a very good value for the money. Here is the link:http://www.fotomancamera.com/accessories_list.asp

    If you can scrounge...
  38. Re: Concerns Re Overnighting at Racetrack in Death Valley

    This is good advice about camping at Racetrack Playa. I've spent quite a few nights at the campsite a mile or so south. Watch out for nails - the campsite is in part built on an old mine site and...
  39. Thread: MFAs?

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    Re: MFAs?

    Kirk,
    Readers of this thread may enjoy Alain Briot's discussion called "Rethinking Talent" at LuLa:
    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/columns/rethinking_talent.shtml
    Alain comments extensively on...
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    Re: Keeping adapter rings from sticking

    Yes - you don't want to use pencil "lead" or graphite - messy. Wax works because the anodizing or other coating on most filters is slightly porous. This porous roughness contributes to the typical...
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