I found the lakesgraphic people, but nothing useful up at the moment, I suppose I shall just have to stalk them...
Originally Posted by Ian Grant
I bought two spares from an online seller and repaired mine, there a couple of people in the US who strip down Pacemaker Graphics for sp[are parts which they post on their own webites or Ebay. One was Canyonland Graphics (lakesgraphic on ebay) and the other just has a website but I can't think of his name off-hand.
Luckily I didn't need to many parts to rebuild two totally written off Speed Graphics but they are getting much more expensive now, so good luck
...visit LFPF. They're a bunch of opinionated eclectic eccentric characters, some threads go on for pages while off topic. I think the mods have given up...
It's ironic that someone would post on APUG referring to members of another bulletin board as opinionated, eccentric characters. It doesn't get any more eccentric than this. Note that I don't consider eccentric a bad thing; APUG is a good place.
The Large Format Photography Forum's moderators haven't "given up" at all. As volunteers who can't read every post made, they must rely on member reports of rules violations. Whenever so notified (or if they discover a transgression while participating themselves), enforcement is swift and severe, especially recently. As a member there for more than one dozen years, I'm both protective of that community and extremely pleased with how it's run.
Whatever forum one visits, be it APUG, LFPF or another, the contributors are humans. Each human has one anus and at least one opinion. Opinion(s) will be stated. It's part and parcel of social intercourse. The best venue for participating in electronic discussions where others' opinions don't conflict with one's own would be to enter a document in MS Word or equivalent. Close document. Open document and enter a response. Nirvana.
What did work was my camera! I was able to successfully load two film holders last night, take 4 pictures today, and tray develop them in my bathroom this evening. They are hanging to dry in the shower at this very moment. I had so much fun!
Stay tuned for pictures -- although my scanner is only good to MF... hmmmm...