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clnfrd



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2003 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Cykke...Just curious. Are you native Croatian? Your English is very fluent. How did you learn this...or do you use a translator? Thanks. Fred.
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Cykke



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2003 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks
Yes, Im native Croatian... I have been learning English for about 5 years in school. I guess that we have good English teachers.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2003 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply...and good luck. I'd like to think you're sincere in what you say here. Fred.
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Cykke



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2003 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I am... I have bought 2 Graflex replicas for SW conversion, from Parks *****s, and one real Graflex, that I will not destroy, or drill, I will put it on stand, and look at it...
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vic valis



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2003 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't put it on a stand! Them things were made to use! Buy some bulbs, give it a try. If you're not into photography, take it up, it'll expand the mind (but then, I'm a little biased on these matters).

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Cykke



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2003 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cant, its too beautiful to be used
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Les



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2003 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now how can you argue with a post like that!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2003 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cannot argue with that reasoning! If you like it that way, keep it that way! I'm restoring a war-era anniversary SG, and had an idea I might be able to get it back to as-new condition, but ended up dragging tools across recently refinished surfaces, chipping paint off of metalwork edges and revealing shiny brass beneath and realized: "Ah! This camera will be better if it looks FAIRLY new with moderate character!" So for me, scratches and dings from use are "character."

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Cykke



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2003 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice
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Kafziel



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm always skeptical of people who specify that it has to be a Graflex and it has to be a 3-cell. There are plenty of other brands, and a 2-cell lasts fine for modern-day purposes. There aren't too many people these days who are running around with a press card in their hatbands, snapping photos for hours on end. You don't NEED a 3-cell graflex. Or a 3-cell Heiland, for that matter.
That being said, here's some advice you won't hear from anyone else on here: just for kicks, I built a Darth Vader lightsaber out of a 3-cell Heiland tube. It came out pretty well. Heilands are cheaper, easier to come by, and easier to work with. Besides - Luke was a fag. You don't want a Graflex.
I have a pretty good collection of photo stuff and, even though I can sympathize with your desire to make a prop-replica lightsaber, I'm not going to help anyone ruin these flash tubes.
You're just going to have to suck it up, bring the village donkey to a pawn shop, and pay the asking prices on ebay.


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AWT



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dunno, Kafziel, somehow a 2-cell on a 4x5 just doesn't look or feel right. They might *work*, but they just don't have the gravitas of a 3-cell. Now, on a smaller format camera they might look better.

Also, a 3-cell moves the reflector up away from the lens by another couple of inches for better lighting of the subject and less chance of red-eye on color shots.

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Kafziel



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm inclined to agree with you on the 3-cell issue. Size DOES matter. But to do this cheaply, this guy basically has two choices - find a different brand (one that wasn't used in ********) or stick with the brand and get a different size. Anyone with the means to collect Graflex equipment in Croatia should be no stranger to paying top dollar. (Which is how you can be sure he's just a kid looking to make a lightsaber.)
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Kafziel



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha ha... sweet... the system automatically edits out the words... um... "arstay arsway" ... hee hee
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AWT



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah and it also edits out the words 'phore sayle', if you know what I'm saying!:0

As to the expense of a 3-cell; I worked around that by getting one of the *aluminum* flash handles for a relatively decent price ($35).

Chrome? This former Noo Yawkuh says: fuhgeddabouddit! (At least until the You-Know-Who fans die off. Of course, by then, all the good handles will have been turned into junk -er "sayburz".)

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AlecJ said:
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For sure, begging won't help. So, go looking, and stop whining, like the kid you obviously are!

Then Cykke said:
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And Im sure that Im older than you

Then Cykke says on eBay:
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I live in Croatia (Europe), Im 16 years old, so I dont have credit cards, or that stuff, but when I bid on somthing I really mean to buy it


You are older than 16, aren't you AlecJ??


[ This Message was edited by: sobahguy on 2003-05-07 15:50 ]
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