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    Re: Restoring a Gowland 4x5 SLR

    good article on cleaning front surface (telescope) mirrors at
    http://www.galaxyoptics.com/images/T...gProcedure.pdf
    have done this many times, secret is to proceed slowly and as gentle as you can and then some.

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    Re: Restoring a Gowland 4x5 SLR

    Not worth bothering to try and clean it, if it's dirty just get a replacement first-surface mirror. They are not expensive, and are readily available, custom-cut to size.

    Neat camera, will be interesting to see more of it. Post some pics of the interior if you get a chance.

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    Re: Restoring a Gowland 4x5 SLR

    Electronic flash is the key

    I have the Gowland TLR 4X5

    but can't see well enough to use it!

    I shoot a lot with at 1/25th with strobes, works fine
    sin eater

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