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austin granger
27-Mar-2014, 17:52
Stumbled across this while web surfing. I don't know anything more about it but I'd like to tip my hat to Yu Xiang. Could he be the elusive Chamonix Camera Mountaineer/Founder?
http://www.marenvandenberg.de/spb/detail/4190-Asia;Chamonix;China;Haining;Landscape;air;analog_photography;art;balloon;camera;.html

tgtaylor
27-Mar-2014, 17:59
Wow!! Where would you get film for it?

Thomas

Lachlan 717
27-Mar-2014, 18:18
Some of the other photos in the set are a good insight into their operation. Thanks for posting.

Will Whitaker
27-Mar-2014, 20:02
Something's fishy..... It's obviously a cool camera, but the aspect ratio sure doesn't look like 24x32 to me. That would look like 3x4. This looks quite a bit more panoramic in shape, if not size. My first thought was that it's a 12x20, but that's not right as it's clearly larger and the shape doesn't quite look like that, either.

Notice, too, the grid on the ground glass. Judging from Mr. Yu's (did I get that right?) hand, they could be 1-inch squares and if so, the short dimension looks more like 16". The long side could be 28", but my eyes grow blurry and I am tired.

Whether it's 24x32 or 16x28 or something altogether different, it is quite impressive. But just curious since I was surprised by the shape...

StoneNYC
27-Mar-2014, 22:17
Link won't work for me...

I know Chamonix makes a 20x24 camera so I'm sure they do custom work too...

Tri Tran
27-Mar-2014, 22:51
It's Hass 24x32 Wet Plate camera . Not for film .

Dwarak Calayampundi
27-Mar-2014, 23:29
It's Hass 24x32 Wet Plate camera . Not for film .

Thats correct cannot get film that size I own a chamonix 4x5 and very happy with it I have the F1 model

Jim Fitzgerald
28-Mar-2014, 08:07
Yep, that is Haas!!

Will Whitaker
28-Mar-2014, 08:19
Kind of begs the question, "Hey, is that a Haas-elblad?"
*sorry!*

So, who is Haas?

StoneNYC
28-Mar-2014, 08:21
The link still doesn't work for me, on the website and through the app... I get the same thing...

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Anyone know if it's a country forbidden thing or something? I want to see!!

Dave Wooten
28-Mar-2014, 09:46
Will,
Everyone in China (and that is a lot of folks) and California knows Haas!:)

evan clarke
28-Mar-2014, 09:54
The link still doesn't work for me, on the website and through the app... I get the same thing...

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Anyone know if it's a country forbidden thing or something? I want to see!!


It's Flash

StoneNYC
28-Mar-2014, 10:10
It's Flash

OH!!!!

Who the heck still uses flash?? That's crazyness! Lol

Also explains my confusion... Thanks.

Will Whitaker
28-Mar-2014, 16:56
Will,
Everyone in China (and that is a lot of folks) and California knows Haas!:)

Will's in Maine. Long way from California. Closer to China (which is just northeast of Augusta, on the way to Bangor).

I still want to know why the format looks so long. Am I really the only one who sees that??

Randy Moe
28-Mar-2014, 18:22
Wow, very nice, now I wonder what lens works?

hass
28-Mar-2014, 23:04
Hi all,hello Tri,hello Jim,,

It is my wet plate camera,the size is 20x32in,it is not 24x32. so Will's view is sharp!:cool: Chamonix made 24x32 camera total 4 for custom but not one for me,I like panoramic so I just use 2032....,Following Pics, all wet plate tintype black aluminium 20x32, worked with the camera in Tibet in 2013..

thanks all:o

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hass
28-Mar-2014, 23:08
and more pics..,some pics worked in 2012.
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hass
28-Mar-2014, 23:16
a pic for the camera and me.my student's works,8x10 black aluminum.I think she's works better than me:p

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StoneNYC
29-Mar-2014, 06:16
a pic for the camera and me.my student's works,8x10 black aluminum.I think she's works better than me:p

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I'm just glad I got to see it! The link doesn't work for me so thanks for posting this last one...

And yes, seems the student isn't that bad at all, but then she may have an excellent teacher!

What an image!

StoneNYC
29-Mar-2014, 06:18
and more pics..,some pics worked in 2012.
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All of this is amazing history... Thank you for sharing!

Dave Wooten
29-Mar-2014, 07:12
Good one Will!

Thanks for the photos and clarification Haas!

Jim Fitzgerald
29-Mar-2014, 07:28
Haas, love the glass on the front of that beast!! :-)

tgtaylor
29-Mar-2014, 07:49
Bet you needed a Yak to haul the camera around Tibet as it requires 3 tripods, one for the lens alone. Speaking of which can you tell us a little about the lens such as focal length, make, etc?

Thomas

StoneNYC
29-Mar-2014, 07:52
Bet you needed a Yak to haul the camera around Tibet as it requires 3 tripods, one for the lens alone. Speaking of which can you tell us a little about the lens such as focal length, make, etc?

Thomas

It's actually 4 tripods.... Look closely.... Hah!

tgtaylor
29-Mar-2014, 08:02
Yep, 4! - 2 for the rear standard alone which makes since for a camera that big. Man, I thought lugging the 810G around was a hassle but after a couple of days with the Hass the G would be like a 35mm!!

Thomas

austin granger
29-Mar-2014, 09:41
a pic for the camera and me.my student's works,8x10 black aluminum.I think she's works better than me:p

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I am so glad I posted that link! Fantastically interesting pictures hass. I admire your devotion as well. I will never again complain about carrying my tiny Deardorff Special. :)

Best of luck to you.

-Austin

Tri Tran
29-Mar-2014, 21:12
Hi Hass,
Glad to see your Tibet work here. Please post more and keep us updated. See you next year .