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    Would Love to See an "Other Formats" Sub Forum

    Hello, I know a lot of LF'ers shoot medium and 35mm, probably more towards traditional processes as well.

    Wouldn't it be nice to be able to tap their expertise here on a sub forum for medium format and 35mm?

    Anyone else had this idea? Has this been proposed before?
    Last edited by Andre Noble; 1-Jun-2011 at 08:33. Reason: spelling

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    Re: Would Love to See an "Other Formats" Sub Forum

    Traditional work (aka "analog") is what APUG is all about, regardless of format.

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    Re: Would Love to See an "Other Formats" Sub Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Noble View Post
    ...Wouldn't it be nice to be able to tap their expertise here on a sub forum for medium format and 35mm?...
    No, it wouldn't. This is the Large Format Photography Forum. There are plenty of other general photography forums available to discuss medium format and 35mm.

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    Re: Would Love to See an "Other Formats" Sub Forum

    It's called "The Lounge".

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    Re: Would Love to See an "Other Formats" Sub Forum

    Yeah, cool.

    And let's add one for point and shoot digitals!

    And one for shots made with mobile phones!

    And one for finger paintings from kids!

    (Note the sarcasm. No thanks).
    Lachlan.

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    Re: Would Love to See an "Other Formats" Sub Forum

    Definitely agree. I found Apug to be a massively annoying group. Frustrating to want to ask a question here and know that people here have the answer but feeling lame about it because it's a small format question.

    I'll try to keep it to the lounge but I do agree.

    Apug is useless to me particularly because you can't even mention the concept of scanning without people jumping down your throat. Ridiculous. Generally the pictures I see there are pretty lame and people seem overly obsessed with the idea of shooting film being some moral imperative.

    Anyway, not likely but I agree!

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    Re: Would Love to See an "Other Formats" Sub Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Noble View Post
    Wouldn't it be nice to be able to tap their expertise here on a sub forum for medium format and 35mm?
    No, it would not.

    The 'net is littered with forums for small formats. This is one of the few, and the best, of the LF forums -- because it specializes in LF.

    Bruce Watson

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    Re: Would Love to See an "Other Formats" Sub Forum

    Sully75, thanks for the positive feedback.

    As to the others: I know we are all getting up there in age, but I thought black and white (so to speak) thinking was more of a product of youth than of experience and wisdom.

    Or is it that the state of Large Format Photography is so fragile that *some* people unconsciously feel that it could get squeezed out (I doubt it) on its' own forum?
    Last edited by Andre Noble; 1-Jun-2011 at 14:50. Reason: addition

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    Re: Would Love to See an "Other Formats" Sub Forum

    The way I see it, this is a specialist forum. It specialises on large format photography, whether that is with film or silicon, whether the results are printed with 18th century techniques or with a modern inkjet printer.

    APUG is also a specialist forum, it specialises in "all silver photography". Yes, mention scanning as a part of the process leading to the final print and the moderators (myself included) will stomp on it. And the 100 members who scream blue murder before we catch it.

    The strength of these two forums is that they are specialist forums. They have clearly defined "scopes of interest", and are well guarded to prevent them going the way of most other forums - to ever greater diversity, but also less depth. That lets them retain some very clever individuals, whose knowledge and experience would simply drown in more general forums. And then perhaps they would get bored of the endless NiCanon discussions, and stop posting and even reading the forums...

    I have a question I can't find a good place for myself, too. It's about my 6x4.5cm plate camera - it isn't large format, so this is the wrong place. Yet it isn't MF either, since that really implies roll film. But that doesn't mean I want the forums to change to accommodate MY wishes.

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    Re: Would Love to See an "Other Formats" Sub Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by sully75 View Post
    Definitely agree. I found Apug to be a massively annoying group. Frustrating to want to ask a question here and know that people here have the answer but feeling lame about it because it's a small format question.

    I'll try to keep it to the lounge but I do agree.

    Apug is useless to me particularly because you can't even mention the concept of scanning without people jumping down your throat. Ridiculous. Generally the pictures I see there are pretty lame and people seem overly obsessed with the idea of shooting film being some moral imperative.

    Anyway, not likely but I agree!
    Nice. Reminds me of the girl who sued her school because the boys basketball team wouldn't let her join the team. Those apuggers and their analog equipment, how dare they!

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