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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Linhof bellows that aren't red or blue!

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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Hello:

    Thanks for commenting.

    I will not be making iris clamps. I need my punch presses set up for a job they are already running.

    Studio stands are a possibility. It is not really a question of making the stands, it is a question of how to get cheapskate photographers to pay for limited run or custom items. If there are stands available anywhere, at any price they will be less expensive than custom ones. I recently had to fly from Seattle to LA and back to pick up a very good, very very rare microscope that was being sold by Goodwill and they would not ship it. This is how the world works. I mean sure I can make you a studio stand, but it will not be a bargain. Unless 50 or so people want them. The casting patterns alone is a three month job. So, unless we can spread the costs over many people buying them, they would be prohibitively expensive.

    Thank you

    Barry


    Quote Originally Posted by Vaidotas View Post
    Universal iris clamp. There are ways to substitute it but it took quite long time to accept that investment.

    Studio column stand. They are always for pick it up and always a bit far away.

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    Barry Young
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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Contact Custom Bellows

    http://www.custombellows.co.uk/

    Barry

    Quote Originally Posted by pdmoylan View Post
    Linhof bellows that aren't red or blue!

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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Many threw out Arkay Studio stands

    Since I was handicapped 10 years ago, both the ones I have were loaded by happy and 2 different Pro Studios
    Tin Can

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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jody_S View Post
    Something that's getting harder to find: universal iris.
    Since Barry replied indicating that a universal iris isnít something he would make, líll mention that Chamonix makes them. Check under accessories on their website.

    Roger

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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    I've been looking for Sinar polyester filters (or any optically clear filter) for B/W photography for months.

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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Quote Originally Posted by barryjyoung View Post
    Contact Custom Bellows

    http://www.custombellows.co.uk/

    Barry
    Thank you and will do!

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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Why Sinar brand for B&W filters only?
    Know Sinar filters (both sizes 100mm & 125mm) were made by Hitech in UK back in the day.

    Easier to purchase new from Lee, Hitech and others today as that plastic filter technology has matured and widely produced.
    The cinema folks go for high quality optical glass square or rectangular filters made by Schneider, Tiffen and others. These work GOOD, just add $$$ per filter.


    Bernice

    Quote Originally Posted by bmikiten View Post
    I've been looking for Sinar polyester filters (or any optically clear filter) for B/W photography for months.

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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Thanks. I didn't know HiTech made them. I have rectangular holders and lots of different lenses so buying a bunch of round standard screw-in doesn't make sense. I have a full set of Sinar filters but wanted another of the B/W for another camera case.

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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Not just Hitech, Cokin, Lee, Schneider, Tiffen and others make high quality square filters.


    Been using these plastic filters for decades, they have held up remarkably good.

    Bernice

    Quote Originally Posted by bmikiten View Post
    Thanks. I didn't know HiTech made them. I have rectangular holders and lots of different lenses so buying a bunch of round standard screw-in doesn't make sense. I have a full set of Sinar filters but wanted another of the B/W for another camera case.

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