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    Richard K. Richard K.'s Avatar
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    Just Got My New Phillips 7x17

    Sorry, just couldn't resist letting you all know...

    A couple of pictures of it:

    http://members.rogers.com/zoneiv/Phillips7x17.html

    (Michael M. - got yours yet?)
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    Just Got My New Phillips 7x17

    Beautiful, congratulations. Now you've got to tell us how much it cost and what you're going to hang on the front. Then you'll have to show us pictures... Get busy!

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    Just Got My New Phillips 7x17

    That is the most butt-ugly camera I've ever seen. In other words, it's perfect. (No bordello red bellows for me!)

    Mine hasn't come yet, but Dick tells me it will probably be ready next week. I don't understand how I am so far down the list when I've been pushing him for about 5 years to make them!

    Now for the sad news. Dick has made the declaration that this batch of cameras (the 7x17's and the recently finished 11x14's) is the last of the ULF cameras he will ever make. He will continue makeing 8x10's and some 4x5's, but the large cameras are all over with for him. He's getting too old to wrestle with the large cameras, I suppose (he's about 70 years old).

    Thankfully, he conceded to build one batch of 7x17's before it was all over.

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    Just Got My New Phillips 7x17

    "That is the most butt-ugly camera I've ever seen. In other words, it's perfect. (No bordello red bellows for me!) "

    I like to think of them as more Stealth Bomber as opposed to your grandmothers big and awkward Victorian walnut sideboard... :-)
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    Just Got My New Phillips 7x17

    I"m jealous. I'll have to go to work part-time at Home Depot to afford swell gear and keep up with you guys.

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    Just Got My New Phillips 7x17

    Congratulations, Richard. Looks dandy. Color me envious-green (available from Crayola on special order only).

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    Just Got My New Phillips 7x17

    Wow, that is like the Dearth Vader of cameras.
    May the force be with you!

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    Just Got My New Phillips 7x17

    Richard, where do you live ?
    When are you NOT going to be home?
    Congratulations, ...anybody wants to buy a kidney?

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    Just Got My New Phillips 7x17

    Where does the CF card go?
    Wilhelm (Sarasota)

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    Just Got My New Phillips 7x17

    Those springs look familiar....

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