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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    The broken focus lock lever on my Horseman VH. I've been moving the similar, but more robust, lever from my Horseman FA back and forth. Both appear to be castings, but the VH's lever was hollow rather than solid. Pictures of VH lever stub and intact FA lever attached.
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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Yep got a broken one here too



    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Santamaura View Post
    The broken focus lock lever on my Horseman VH. I've been moving the similar, but more robust, lever from my Horseman FA back and forth. Both appear to be castings, but the VH's lever was hollow rather than solid. Pictures of VH lever stub and intact FA lever attached.
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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    I make my own slip-ons. But you can also try filterfind.net.

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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Series type lens hoods without threading would be easy to 'print' to order for slip-on applications

    I have many, but never the right one


    Quote Originally Posted by Serge S View Post
    Slip-on filter adaptors & lens flanges come immediately to mind.
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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Quote Originally Posted by barryjyoung View Post
    Hey LF users!

    I am curious what you have had a hard time finding. I own a small manufacturing company. This is by way of research. If enough people want the same thing, there is a possibility we could make it and help alleviate the problem of hard to find items. What do you need?
    Simple plexiglass or 3D printed silver tanks for wet plate would be nice to have at a reasonable price. Most people could make their own wooden boxes to hold them, so just the tanks. Currently, 4x5 tanks start around $100, and 8x10 around $200.
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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Regarding slip-on filter adapters, I used to have an inexpensive one made for gelatin filters. It had two adjustable barndoors and was held on the lens with a pair of padded spring steel bands that were pushed at the ends to separate them before clamping to the outer lens front component. It could therefore be used with a variety of sizes. A similar design might be popular.
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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Bellows. Custom Bellows in the UK is superb but I would love to have a closer option of comparable quality.

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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Slip-on filter holder for big lenses (specifically 127mm) that accept standard 150mm slide-in filters (Lee, Nisi et al). Can't find colour filters (B&W) in 127mm, only in Lee's 150x150mm resin (yuk, but beggars/choosers...)
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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    620 and 122 film spools

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    Re: What equipment is hard for you to find?

    Metal lens boards for the 3.25x4.25 Pacemaker Crown and Speed Graphics. They're smaller than the 4x5 boards, larger than the 2.25x3.25 boards, very hard to find, and not so easy to make without a well-equipped shop.

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