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Main Forum / Re: It is Weekend 17-19 November 2017
« Last post by KevinAllan on Today at 09:24:50 AM »
Intrepid 4x5 camera, front swing, Fomapan 100 in HC110:


Phalenopsis
by Kevin Allan, on Flickr
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Main Forum / Re: Share The Love 2017
« Last post by astrobeck on Today at 12:12:45 AM »
It's too easy sometimes.
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Main Forum / Re: Share The Love 2017
« Last post by Bryan on November 17, 2017, 10:02:02 PM »
I like becky's method of creating an image of her offering.

"just throw it in the scanner"

I was wondering what the weird reflection in the viewfinder was, it looks like teeth.
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Main Forum / Re: I just made/fixed ...
« Last post by Francois on November 17, 2017, 09:55:46 PM »
The trick is super simple. I do what is called reverse-collimation.
I have a piece of film on which I made some pretty big scratches on the emulsion side.
I tape it inside the camera and leave the camera back open. I put my desk lamp so it light through the scratched X.
You open up the shutter and leave it open using a cable release if the lens doesn't have a T setting.
Now, using a big telephoto on another camera, you just focus through the lens of the camera that needs fixing.
Rotate the focus until you get perfect focus on the film. Lock the infinity at that point.

That's all there is to it.

You do need a lens of at least 210mm for it to work. More the better.

Eventually, I might make myself some sort of jig to hold everything, but just setting things on the desk works just fine.
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Main Forum / Re: I just made/fixed ...
« Last post by cs1 on November 17, 2017, 08:37:21 PM »
Nicely done, François. I'm wondering: how did you recalibrate the focus? I've tried it once on a Voigtländer and failed miserably (though before shooting a roll of film I was pretty confident that it went well).
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Main Forum / Re: I just made/fixed ...
« Last post by Francois on November 17, 2017, 08:31:31 PM »
Last night I worked on James' Kodak 35 I got through Share the love.
The camera works fine but the 1938 grease that was in the focusing mechanism made things difficult to say the least.
Took it apart, used a dab of Lithium grease, re-calibrated the focus and now it's ready for another 80 years of picture taking :)
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Main Forum / Re: Share The Love 2017
« Last post by Francois on November 17, 2017, 08:19:26 PM »
I hadn't noticed  ::)
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Main Forum / Re: Share The Love 2017
« Last post by SLVR on November 17, 2017, 08:15:14 PM »
I like becky's method of creating an image of her offering.

"just throw it in the scanner"
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Main Forum / Re: It is Weekend 17-19 November 2017
« Last post by ManuelL on November 17, 2017, 08:00:02 PM »
And thanks for all the kind comments! I sent the Scala to a lab for development. We have a little toddler running about at home, so I banned the chemicals for a while.
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Main Forum / Re: It is Weekend 17-19 October 2017
« Last post by ManuelL on November 17, 2017, 07:58:03 PM »

P.S....we are in November right?


Ooops, this is the 2nd time this happend to me this week. Corrected now.
Have to get those Christmas presents....
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