Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Hi all, New Hampshire here

  1. #1
    sagesmoke
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Hillsboro, New Hampshire
    Posts
    4

    Hi all, New Hampshire here

    Been on and off in 4x5 for some years now but am trying again and thought I'd join up here and say hi.
    I do have a question, sorry if it's under the wrong topic but I have an inkling to image some bridges around New England for a pet project of mine. Question is, should I use my Crown Graphic or my Graphic View II? Portability isn't an issue since the locations are near where we can park. Would the View's movements be of use in this type of situation or should I stick with the Crown's simplicity?
    BTW, my lenses are interchangeable for both.
    Never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker
    - Linus Van Pelt

  2. #2
    David Schaller
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Williamstown, MA
    Posts
    458

    Re: Hi all, New Hampshire here

    The Crown has very limited movements. Although I've never used a Graphic View, I bet you would appreciate the ability to make some movements that would be difficult or impossible to make with a Crown.
    Dave

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Rondo, Missouri
    Posts
    1,929

    Re: Hi all, New Hampshire here

    Quote Originally Posted by David Schaller View Post
    The Crown has very limited movements. Although I've never used a Graphic View, I bet you would appreciate the ability to make some movements that would be difficult or impossible to make with a Crown.
    Dave
    Agreed....a back swing comes in handy if you have to shoot from awkward angles. Which you usually do. You can get by with front swing, but back seems to work better.
    Michael W. Graves
    Michael's Pub

    If it ain't broke....don't fix it!

  4. #4
    sagesmoke
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Hillsboro, New Hampshire
    Posts
    4

    Re: Hi all, New Hampshire here

    Thanks for the quick replies. That's kinda what I was thinking but have never done any architectural stuff. Plus, I've never used the view outside of my own yard as I thought it was rather heavy and bulky to be taking on forays and I didn't really know alot about them to be tinkering out in the field with. But what the heck, I might as well take the plunge.
    Never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker
    - Linus Van Pelt

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    The "Live Free or Die" state
    Posts
    724

    Re: Hi all, New Hampshire here

    Glad to see another large format shooter in NH. Welcome to the forum. I've hiked with the Graphic View, but it wasn't much fun. For close shots of bridges that would be my choice of your two cameras. One issue with the graphic view is the limited ability for wide angle lenses. Other than that it's movements work very well.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Edgewood, New Mexico
    Posts
    34

    Re: Hi all, New Hampshire here

    Consider the rigidity of the crown as an asset. If the camera is leveled on the tripod, I've found that the rising front is all you need. This is especially useful in windy conditions when my favorite 3 pound field camera is just too light. But like is already stated, limited movements are the price...you have both view and press gear, so take both. Covered bridges are always "near" roads, so tot'n n fetch'n won't be much of an issue. Have fun, should be into foliage color season, go shoot some postcard shots. Out here, we settle for hot air balloon fiesta week (ending this weekend).

  7. #7
    sagesmoke
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Hillsboro, New Hampshire
    Posts
    4

    Re: Hi all, New Hampshire here

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Gebhardt View Post
    Glad to see another large format shooter in NH. Welcome to the forum. I've hiked with the Graphic View, but it wasn't much fun. For close shots of bridges that would be my choice of your two cameras. One issue with the graphic view is the limited ability for wide angle lenses. Other than that it's movements work very well.
    Thanks for the welcome. I have to agree about hiking with a monorail - just doesn't sound that appealing as I do try to ENJOY shooting LF.
    I didn't know about the wide angle lens issue, though (due to bellows draw?) - as I tend to shoot subject matter closer-up and I just can't afford them yet. My widest lens is an old 90mm but I haven't used it for ages (think it came on my first speed graphic). I stick to my Caltar 210 these days but may need to go shopping since my shooting habits are changing.
    Never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker
    - Linus Van Pelt

  8. #8
    sagesmoke
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Hillsboro, New Hampshire
    Posts
    4

    Re: Hi all, New Hampshire here

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Suderman View Post
    Consider the rigidity of the crown as an asset. If the camera is leveled on the tripod, I've found that the rising front is all you need. This is especially useful in windy conditions when my favorite 3 pound field camera is just too light. But like is already stated, limited movements are the price...you have both view and press gear, so take both. Covered bridges are always "near" roads, so tot'n n fetch'n won't be much of an issue. Have fun, should be into foliage color season, go shoot some postcard shots. Out here, we settle for hot air balloon fiesta week (ending this weekend).
    I have to agree that the crown is solid as a rock on a tripod, and even in the stripped-down condition I have it in it's still fairly hefty for it's size. I think I read a story somewhere about someone who set up a wooden 8x10 on a tripod, turned around to find something and a puff of wind came up and toppled it over - just makes me cringe.
    I think you're right, I'll take both and judge on location which is better. I'd love to shoot some color but processing/printing always seems to be an issue. Anyone know of a lab that still does that?
    We have a small ballon festival in town annually around the 4th of July with 4-5 ballons so I can just imagine being down there at the premire balloon event in the country (world?). have fun!
    Never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker
    - Linus Van Pelt

Similar Threads

  1. October Open House in New Hampshire
    By Bruce Barlow in forum Announcements
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 14-Oct-2010, 13:35
  2. For Friends of Ted Harris
    By ASRafferty in forum Announcements
    Replies: 225
    Last Post: 10-Mar-2009, 11:17
  3. A Gathering in New Hampshire
    By Ted Harris in forum Groups & Meetings
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 25-Jul-2008, 08:08
  4. New Hampshire end of November
    By Rider in forum Location & Travel
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 5-Nov-2007, 11:13
  5. Hello From New Hampshire
    By Colin in forum Introductions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 5-May-2007, 18:13

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •