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    I've been avoiding buying one of those 4x4 Yashicas due to the cost of film. Now I want one. This tip will cost me money.
    "Far more critical than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know." - Eric Hoffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molli View Post
    Admittedly, my mind travelled to some harsh places after you used the word "circumcision" to describe the process
    Sorry! At least it's all over in a few seconds.

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    This tip will cost me money.
    Sorry! But they are great little cameras...
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    very cool!

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    Next I will demonstrate cutting of aerial film with a bagel cutter
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    my yashica 44 thanks you
    cracking idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    Next I will demonstrate cutting of aerial film with a bagel cutter
    Please do! Sweetums is hungry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Worker 11811 View Post
    Please do! Sweetums is hungry!
    I almost bought one of them once, but had a sudden moment of clarity, closed my computer and walked away

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    The aerial cameras are awesome! There has been an aerial plaubel on fleabay for months now, it keeps speaking to me in my dreams. Unfortunately my dreams also involve an open cockpit airplane or helicopter, a reckless pilot, and the coast of hawaii...

    The problem with the aerials is, of course, the lack of close focus. So I got a K22 (?) or something like that and took it apart and discovered a very clever vacuum back mechanism, which could be cannibalized. It would be a very nice thing to transform into a 4x5 back. Project #387 for a rainy day...

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    Richard Pippin just mentioned a pipe cutting implement that he thinks would be even easier than the cigar cutter. Just about anything is better than forking out $10+ / roll. If you do go with a cigar cutter, you might want to avail yourself of a knife sharpener too, you want to keep that one edge very sharp and the other one dull. I dulled the one side with a dremel tool.

    We discussed using a nice thin saw to cut down a lot of rolls at once, but the concern is heat. When you go all the way through the plastic, quite a lot of heat would be generated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    The aerial cameras are awesome!
    aargh, don't tell me that, tell me they are terrible waste of money, useless pieces of junk.

    you mean one of these pipe cutter?

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    I didn't buy the aerial camera. I inherited it.

    I have several spools for it and one roll of unexposed Super-XX Aerographic film, still in the sealed can, but it's dated 1949.
    There is also a bag mag that's supposed to attach to the camera, somehow, but I haven't figured it out. The bag mag will have to be repaired first. There's a crack in one of the corners. Probably not a hard repair to make. It's just another thing I have to figure out how to do.

    There is an observation deck at the top of a tall tower, overlooking Presque Isle Bay, toward the Peninsula. I thought I could take it up there to do my first test shots with it. If I can get it to work, I thought it might be possible to stop by the airport (I live nearby) and pop into the office at the civil aviation hangar and see if there is anybody who would like to trade a ride in an airplane for some free aerial photography. A fair trade, I'd say.

    My only real problem, assuming I can get a roll of film to fit it, is how the hell do you develop the film? It's seven inches wide by 25 feet long!

    I think the bag mag is probably the best way to go, anyway.
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