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    altb
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    hi

    thought I'd finally introduce myself.



    Up until now, I've only used 35mm and 120 format cameras, but I started a project last year, and as part of it, tried pinhole, which led me to liking the larger images, which led me to wanting a large format camera. I walked into a film prop place and found a 5 x 7 English style field camera. It is a very nice camera, but I had no idea what I was doing. So I ended up here, with too many questions.

    I live in Vancouver. My primary interest is in historical photographic processes.

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    8x10, 5x7, 4x5, et al Leigh's Avatar
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    Re: hi

    Hi ?name?, and Welcome Aboard.

    Hope to see some of your work soon.

    - Leigh
    If you believe you can, or you believe you can't... you're right.

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    altb
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    Re: hi

    Oh...right.

    I'm Anne. Thanks for the welcome

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    Re: hi

    Welcome. I haven't been a member here too long but have learned a lot and have been inspired by many here.

    Todd

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    Re: hi

    Welcome! This is a great place for finding answers.
    Bethe King
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    Re: hi

    Welcome to the LF forum, Anne. We're practically neighbors....whether it's Vancouver, BC or the one near Portland. Also have 5x7, but haven't shot one sheet of film...and no point boring folks with 45 excuses (maybe 46 ?).

    Les

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    altb
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    It's Vancouver BC actually. I love coming down to Seattle!

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    Re: hi

    Ask away! I've learned a lot from the members here.

    We are glad to have you, Anne. Bethe can tell you that we especially need more women large format photographers!

    Alan

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    Re: hi

    Welcome! I use a couple alt processes, and old enough to be historic I suppose (me and the processes). Carbon Printing and Platinum Printing.

    I enjoy using 5x7 -- it's a nice size for exploring processes. Alas, somewhen in the early 90s I borrowed a friend's 8x10 and was hooked. Then another friend lent me his 11x14...I bought one (Chamonix) this year. Be aware of that! Friends will do that to you! But there still is 5x7 film in my fridge and an older 5x7 Eastman View #2 that I use occasionally when the distance is too great to haul larger cameras/holders. 5x7 is a great size for looking at while hand-holding the work.

    Again, welcome!

    Vaughn
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

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    おせわに なります! Andrew O'Neill's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum. I'm in Coquitlam, in the burbs of Vancouver. Did you pick up the 5x7? It's a beautiful format... a little trickier getting film, though. I shoot mainly 8x10, as well as 4x5...and occasionally, 14x17. I mainly print in Carbon transfer, and Kallitype. Cheers!

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