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  1. Re: ICA Rapid Aplanat Novar F 6.8, F = 16.5cm.

    Sliver not found:

    I suspect that an Aplanat or RR f6.8 is a mislabled Dialyte, that Aplanat & RR were limited to f 8.

    With research, my lens is a Dialyte; wondering if most f 6.8, 16.5cm....
  2. Re: ICA Rapid Aplanat Novar F 6.8, F = 16.5cm.

    Thank You, All.

    It has four separate thin elements, appears to be symetrical and "says", "***extra rapid Aplanat ***."

    The ground glass image is very bright.

    I will black-out the damaged...
  3. Re: ICA Rapid Aplanat Novar F 6.8, F = 16.5cm.

    Brian, Still hunting for chip. Thanx,
    Bernie
  4. ICA Rapid Aplanat Novar F 6.8, F = 16.5cm.

    I hope "they" let me send this, I am again logged in, retyped for second try.

    Purchased on ebay an ICA REICKA 505, (10 x 15cm.) folding plate camera to get ICA. AKT. - GES EXTRA RAPID APLANAT...
  5. Re: Tessar lens with Compur shutter questions

    Zeiss sometimes used 39mm. Fine thread which Leitz used for many filters and lenses. Tiffen made an adapter ring that extended from 39F male thread (used by Leitz both female and male) to 49 Standard...
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    Re: Large Format Photography - 2010 Survey

    In honor & memory of Ben van Meerendonk, the Amsterdam-Rotterdam Street Photographer, and admiration for his son Ben, and daughter-in-law Coco, I completed the survey.
    Bernie Kaye
  7. Re: Super Speed Graphic; Rangefinder Coincidence vs Perfect Focus Test

    Bob Salomon & Brian Shaw may be into something:

    With GG only, I thought the ground glass is located towards the film plane so that we are focusing on the ground side of the GG, not on the shiny...
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    Re: Unit Focusing Tessar...

    All of us (including British armed forces in WWII) who used Super Ikontas and Ikontas and their front element focusing cousins must have been very forgiving and Zeiss wasted engineering effort in...
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    Re: Help me find my light leak!

    Light coming through the lens is inverted; light leaking through a gap in film holder-camera body is where it is, it is not inverted, it is not an optical image.
  10. Re: Question: Kodak Commercial Ektar lenses for 4X5 view camera

    Mr. Shaw,
    Great Portrait!
    Bernie Kaye
  11. Re: How to straighten bunged-up threads on an old lens?

    A sturdy lens wrench and a sturdy wrench used to open filter retaining rings may not work on older, heavy brass filter rings such as by Zeiss for 25cm. f 6.3 Tessar; the brass is too heavy and risk...
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    Re: One way to fix lens separation

    I am now boiling a Zeiss 50mm. f1.5 Sonnar (Contax) postwar, presumably UV glue, and ask who sells it and what is it called. It was a cull lens: I just finished "hand-machining" the mounting -camera...
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    Re: One way to fix lens separation

    Did you "skip the reglue" or did you rebalsam or reglue and with what glue or balsam? Bernie
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    Re: Help Pricing Dagor and Ektar lenses.

    Before most of you were born, I was a CPA & damn good auditor: the hair on back of my neck is up.
    Bernie
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    Re: Can't get shutter off lensboard

    Does the front cell come off?
    I have a 21cm. f 4.5 Tessar shutter that has been glued together but I got both front & rear cells off, am looking for a shutter: understand your frustration.
    Remove...
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    Re: continuing member

    Thank You,

    Bernie
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    continuing member

    Is there a way to determine if a member who does not reply to PMs is still with us?
    Bernie Kaye
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    Re: Whether you use Wollensak?

    After WWII, when W issued coated Raptar Ia convertible lenses, "copies" of Zeiss Protarlinse, more than one favorable reviewer lamented that they did not mark them Zeiss Protar: arrangement of four...
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    Re: Post your first (LF) shot

    Thank You for letting me be a member of LFPF.
    Bernie Kaye
  20. Re: 100mm f/6.3 Wide Field Ektar Filter Size

    I goofed & badly: the thread is 39mm.FINE for many Leica filters and certain older Zeiss equipment: 40.5 for certain later and older Zeiss equipment but do not force FINE & STANDARD threads together....
  21. Re: 100mm f/6.3 Wide Field Ektar Filter Size

    39.5mm.FINE is size & thread for many Leica and some Zeiss older (e.g. Protar) lenses, filter size for Leica and shutter acceptance thread & other for Zeiss.
    You can force a 39.5mm.STANDARD onto or...
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    Re: More old lenses and stuff...

    Just arranged to have my ashes put in a jar next to Ole's lenses, some of which are older than I am (old).
    Bernie
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    Re: altitude induced separation?

    Put a sound Rollei 35, a well made camera, with Tessar or Sonnar lens in its case on the jet's floor between your feet for an 8-12 hour flight and be prepared to have to tighten several screws...
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    Re: BERGHEIL or AVUS

    Shucks!
    Bernie
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    Re: BERGHEIL or AVUS

    Ian's second black camera, with the Etui, looks like an ICA/Zeiss Ikon "IDEAL" which has a swing back and if you can find Ideal 9 x 12 holders that pop on-pop off and load differently, you have a...
  26. Re: HELP! need info on old Mentor 1899 camera

    Ken Ruth at Photography On Bald Mountain repaired one for me 25 or so years ago, shutter, etc., and it worked very well.
    Bernie Kaye
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    Re: Lens cleaning (Help, please)

    Steven Tribe is right: the sooner you do it, the better; rotate & flip lens elements out of shutter frequently and do not let a hot spot develop and stay on a flammable surface. Focal point in...
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    Re: kodak no.34 216 4.5

    Kodak Anastigmat No. 34 (8 1/2") or 216mm. recommended negative size is 5 x 8" per Kodak Lens Manual, copyright 1942. No. 33, 7 1/2" for 5 x 7", No. 32, 6 3/8" for 4 x 5".
    Bernie Kaye
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    Re: ICA lens question

    Steven,

    Thank You.

    I am thinking of somehow attaching it to a 9 x 12cm. Ideal if I can match the shutter bayonet fitting to an Ideal's bayonet prongs; if not, then to any old 9 x 12cm. camera...
  30. Re: Kodak Portrait Lens—other Dual Purpose Considerations

    Place a 1/4 inch wide soft-flexible rubber band under your thumbs and on the front lens retaining (beauty) ring, press carefully into-onto the ring and twist counterclock wise to loosen and unscrew...
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    ICA lens question

    Lens is on an ICA Reicka 305/? It is 10x 15cm. folding plate camera that is similar to an ICA Ideal: swing back, pop-on pop-off double cut film holder-ground glass viewing screen hood, front shift...
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    Re: Outrageous?

    Again, I tout the quality of 100mm. f 3.5 Ektar that is on a Kodak Medalist and its brother, the 105mm. f 3.7 Ektar; many have favorably commented on longer Ektars, Commercial Ektars and Wide Angle...
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    ICA lens question

    Lens is on an ICA Reicka 305/? It is 10x 15cm. folding plate camera that is similar to an ICA Ideal: swing back, pop-on pop-off double cut film holder-ground glass viewing screen hood, front shift...
  34. Re: Zeiss protar series IIIa- any experience?

    By time that November, 1902 Carl Zeiss, Jena Photographic Objectives catalogue was issued, only the Series IIa, IIIa & V anastigmats were listed and by 1910 only the IIIa and V remained though from...
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    Re: Enlarging lenses

    It was a Focotar and at 60mm. it was perfect for 35mm.
    Bernie Kaye
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    Re: Question on Steinheil Quinon-S

    Thank You, Paul & Arne,

    Bernie
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    Re: Question on Steinheil Quinon-S

    Does any of you know from such as ILEX instructions or using it if with an f4.8 Convertible Paragon 215-350 whether at 350mm. (14") (A) one uses the rear element alone where it is in rear just...
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    Re: Enlarging lenses

    I agree fully with all of you including Stephen, the proof of the pudding is in the eating: yes, even a new one can have its shortcomings and a well cared for used one that was good when new will...
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    Re: Enlarging lenses

    DITTO
    Constantly being in a damp environment called a "darkroom" will sooner or later degrade any enlarging lens:
    so go NOW to yours and put it or them in a dryer environment, perhaps expose it or...
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    Re: Unknown lens configuration

    In "A History of the Photographic Lens," by Rudolph Kingslake, Academic Press, Inc., Copyright 1989, (not revised book to be issued perhaps January 10th,) on pages 108-110 is discussion and diagram...
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