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747sp
4-Dec-2008, 15:02
Arrived today...it is a thing to behold. Six months wait was well worth it. Thanks to those who have answered my questions re heads and lenses...if it weren't for the terrible weather i would be heading out tonight to try it out...

747sp
4-Dec-2008, 15:05
apologies - got so excited i forgot to include the rubbish photo...

IanMazursky
4-Dec-2008, 15:29
Very nice and pretty too!
I want one.

Photojeep
4-Dec-2008, 20:12
So what kind is this?

Turner Reich
4-Dec-2008, 21:00
The good kind!

Michael Alpert
6-Dec-2008, 14:02
I am in the mood for this guessing game. It looks like a Gandolfi "Traditional" camera. Yes?

Allen in Montreal
7-Dec-2008, 06:20
Arrived today...it is a thing to behold........

There is something about LF that is is really beautiful isn't there!
It just is not the same feeling when you use an DSLR or an SLR.

747sp
9-Dec-2008, 07:11
correct - its a Gandolfi Traditional 8x10. Its funny one of you mentioned a DSLR as the budget for this camera was originally reserved for a nikon D3. Then i saw the light...as it were...

BarryS
9-Dec-2008, 07:18
Beautiful wood and brass--you undoubtedly made the correct choice. What kind of head have you got on your tripod? It looks like a Gitzo 3-way. Do you like it?

747sp
9-Dec-2008, 17:56
yes - after quite a lot of posting and opininion hunting i bought a Gitzo 1570m which so far is very goog - to be hoonest the big thing for me is having the ability to be able to put two screws into the base of the camera - i asked the question regarding this issue (fixing the camera to the head) on this forum and it seems people fell into the quick release versus fixed category very quickly. All i know is that after my investment i really don"t want to have the camera anything other than rock solid safe.

I believe there are a lot of other three way heads available however i liked the look of the gitzo and its movements (for a non geared head) seem very solid and secure.

BarryS
9-Dec-2008, 19:11
Thanks, it looks like a nice head and maybe a field trip to B&H is in order.

747sp
10-Dec-2008, 16:48
that's where i bought mine - Robert White here in the old country were out of stock...

Jess C
10-Dec-2008, 16:51
That is a handsome camera. Congrats and enjoy your new toy!

Brandon Draper
10-Dec-2008, 19:09
Very nice 8x10. I'm looking at that format right now.

Concerning the D3, I use it in my business and it was one of my best investments.

747sp
11-Dec-2008, 11:27
that's interesting - i would imagine it's a fabulous pro camera. i might be tempted if they produce the fabled "x". However, i don't earn my living taking photographs which, i imagine, helps to define the choice of the tools. i like the challenge of only having a couple of chances at a landscape shot...an the acreage of the negative......

ImSoNegative
15-Dec-2008, 11:57
Beautiful! Artwork in itself

gandolfi
3-Jan-2009, 05:18
Gandolfi RULES!! :D

So beautiful - easy to work with.

I have 5 in different sizes - and I want more......:rolleyes:

congrats!

Sven Schroder
3-Jan-2009, 08:46
Hi all

I agree Gandolfi = Beauty in form and function, I've notched up 3 so far and maybe 4 I am tempted by the 10x12 Gandolfi @ Mwclassics. It seems under priced even if it only has 10x8 back.

Regards
Sven