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    Great LF book, 'Graphic Graflex Photography' "The Master Book for the Larger Camera"

    I heard of this book elsewhere on this forum.

    Got one today. Perfect condition, $16 delivered. 438 pages

    Any beginner should have one. It is packed with extremely important information and is nothing like any modern book. It is better, by far than any other LF book I have bought.

    'Graphic Graflex Photography', by Morgan and Lester

    "The Master Book for the Larger Camera"

    Lot's of great pics, text, ads and examples. Includes darkroom process and design.

    Read this instead of endlessly searching the Internet for snippets of data.

    This book is really all you need! it is not out of date.

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    Re: Great LF book, 'Graphic Graflex Photography' "The Master Book for the Larger Came

    Which edition do you have?

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    Re: Great LF book, 'Graphic Graflex Photography' "The Master Book for the Larger Came

    7th edition, 1946, 3rd printing.

    I wanted a post war one, but they were in worse condition and more money.

    This one has interesting wartime comments.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    Which edition do you have?

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    Re: Great LF book, 'Graphic Graflex Photography' "The Master Book for the Larger Came

    You want the last and best, the eleventh. I have the first and tenth.

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    Re: Great LF book, 'Graphic Graflex Photography' "The Master Book for the Larger Came

    Sure, I did not even see an 11th during a search. I still read books.

    What do you need?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    You want the last and best, the eleventh. I have the first and tenth.

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    Re: Great LF book, 'Graphic Graflex Photography' "The Master Book for the Larger Came

    I misread your post.

    I'll look for 11th.

    Most sellers are claiming the 10th is the last edition.

    Thanks for the tip.

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Sure, I did not even see an 11th during a search. I still read books.

    What do you need?
    Last edited by Randy Moe; 8-Jul-2013 at 16:33. Reason: 10th is the last?

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    Re: Great LF book, 'Graphic Graflex Photography' "The Master Book for the Larger Came

    Maybe I was the guy who turned you on to that book. I know I mentioned it in some post or another. I found mine to be very helpful.
    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    I heard of this book elsewhere on this forum.

    Got one today. Perfect condition, $16 delivered. 438 pages

    Any beginner should have one. It is packed with extremely important information and is nothing like any modern book. It is better, by far than any other LF book I have bought.

    'Graphic Graflex Photography', by Morgan and Lester

    "The Master Book for the Larger Camera"

    Lot's of great pics, text, ads and examples. Includes darkroom process and design.

    Read this instead of endlessly searching the Internet for snippets of data.

    This book is really all you need! it is not out of date.

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    Re: Great LF book, 'Graphic Graflex Photography' "The Master Book for the Larger Came

    You are correct, premortho, twas you. Thank you!

    I am finding old photo books are far better than new ones.

    Sergei turned me on to William Mortensen and I bought 2 on models.

    Maybe we need a reading list, but who reads? I wish I could also have them all electronically, as I tend to get buried in books and magazines. I have had to clean out the stacks many times over the years.

    This book is a secret treasure, well written and illustrated.

    And I like Speed Graphics, but anybody reading this, please that ignore that, as the book is applicable to any LF camera of any size.

    I also located the 11th edition, but my book budget is done for the month.




    Quote Originally Posted by premortho View Post
    Maybe I was the guy who turned you on to that book. I know I mentioned it in some post or another. I found mine to be very helpful.

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    Re: Great LF book, 'Graphic Graflex Photography' "The Master Book for the Larger Came

    Since you're looking, look for Photographic Principles and Practices by Neblette, and Photographic Facts and Formulas by Wall & Jordan ---I think they make nice compliments to Graphic Graflex Photography
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: Great LF book, 'Graphic Graflex Photography' "The Master Book for the Larger Came

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kasaian View Post
    Since you're looking, look for Photographic Principles and Practices by Neblette, and Photographic Facts and Formulas by Wall & Jordan ---I think they make nice compliments to Graphic Graflex Photography
    Hi John,

    Excellent suggestions! I have both; Neblette was my guide as a teenager, and I still refer to him fifty years later.

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