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by Peter B
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:27 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Myth busting
Replies: 5
Views: 2372

Re: Myth busting

Ah Charles, it was when things got modern and you didn't have to stand out front with the flash powder and take off the lens cap to expose the sheet. :) Bizarrely enough, you now have me wondering if it is linked with digi compacts where you have to look at the rear screen while you take the shot? :...
by Peter B
Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:54 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Top Hat to fit an Ebony
Replies: 5
Views: 2089

Re: Top Hat to fit an Ebony

There's a short one on the auction site, but I guess you're looking for something longer?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/wista-linhof- ... 564d55124f
by Peter B
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:02 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Field Camera
Replies: 10
Views: 2360

Re: WTB: Field Camera

Ffordes have a shiny looking Zone V1 for £499 and a couple of less shiny Wistas at £599

http://www.ffordes.com/product/10091516260081
by Peter B
Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:25 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebony Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 2921

Re: Ebony Wood

I recall several years ago phoning a dealer in Wolverhampton (maybe Warner?) and enquiring about buying a wooden field camera. The helpful(?) assistant advised me that in his opinion all wooden camers should be put in a field and set fire to in a big bonfire due to the expansion/contraction problems...
by Peter B
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:32 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 120 film wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 2574

Re: 120 film wanted

I have maybe 10 or 20 rolls of outdated 120 slide film that you can have for postage if you want. It is mainly Kodak and it has been stored in my film fridge since I got it as part of a bundle some years ago. Not sure I'd want to risk it on a trip to Mongolia, but you could get 1 or 2 processed befo...
by Peter B
Wed May 09, 2012 11:27 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ilford Ultra Large Format film 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2826

Re: Ilford Ultra Large Format film 2012

Many thanks for raising this Charles as I hadn't seen much about it anywhere. I'll need to trust Mike's very attractive price on the half plate as it seems to be almost as cheap as the normal 5x4, whereas it has been scarily expensive in the past. :o
by Peter B
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:18 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walker Titan SF on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 1609

Walker Titan SF on eBay

Don't know if anyone is looking for one of these, but thought I'd mention this as Mike Walker isn't making this camera at present according to his website. I've no connection with this at all. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Walker-Titan-SF45-Large-Format-Camera-/230773022195?pt=UK_Film_Cameras&hash=item3...
by Peter B
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:46 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB - Darkroom Equipment Esp Enlarger for 6x6
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: WTB - Darkroom Equipment Esp Enlarger for 6x6

The other thing to try if you haven't done it yet is a search on eBay by "nearest first" to your home postcode. This can be really useful for an awkward thing like an enlarger which many people just won't post, plus there are inevitably quite a few bits and pieces for a pick-up deal. Good hunting! :...
by Peter B
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:52 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harman 10x8 Pinhole???
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

Re: Harman 10x8 Pinhole???

vanman wrote:Bob Rigsby had a wooden 8x10 pinhole at Focus for, I think, £360. I've got an old shoe box........yours for a tenner (shoes not included).
Vanman.
That might be a bargain, but it would depend on how big your feet are! :lol:
by Peter B
Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:21 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harman 10x8 Pinhole???
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

Harman 10x8 Pinhole???

According to chatter on APUG, one of these has put in an appearance. :o

https://twitter.com/#!/Steve_Fell/statu ... to/1/large
by Peter B
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:51 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still dreaming of 5x4
Replies: 53
Views: 15932

Re: Still dreaming of 5x4

For example, which models would comfortably work with 90mm to 210mm lenses? Do any of their models allow you to stretch just that little further in each direction to a 72mm and 250mm lens? However much I Google, I never really find straight answers :? Have you tried contacting Robert White? They gi...
by Peter B
Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:37 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walker Titan XL 5x4
Replies: 3
Views: 1785

Re: Walker Titan XL 5x4

You do know that it's made of plastic I hope? Vanman I do indeed know that it's made of plastic, but I've played with the Harmann pinhole camera which is also made by Mike Walker and was impressed with it's strength and rigidity. I'm not in the market for this, though, or else I'd have kept quiet a...
by Peter B
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:09 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walker Titan XL 5x4
Replies: 3
Views: 1785

Walker Titan XL 5x4

I see that Commercial Cameras has one of these for sale and just listed in the last day or so. They describe it as near mint and it's priced at £875. :wink:

http://www.commercialcameras.co.uk/
by Peter B
Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:44 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Nikkor 450 f/9
Replies: 8
Views: 2004

Re: WTB: Nikkor 450 f/9

I actually bought one of these from the US (Fred from the View Camera store) only for it to arrive - well when I say it arrived, the packaging did but no lens. Someone at Parcel Force opened the package and pinched the contents. I could be waiting 3 months until I get my money back (and Fred has to...
by Peter B
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:01 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penumbra
Replies: 8
Views: 3529

Re: Penumbra

Sorry to hear this as I always found MXV an honest bunch to deal with and had bought an item from Penumbra a year or so ago.