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    Re: 4x5 in the UK?

    Re: I've been doing photography with 35 mm and 6x6

    In the UK it's 6x6 - I know it's hard to tell, but I did reverse the numbers...

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    Re: 4x5 in the UK?

    When you swing a 6x6 back around to do a portrait the difference is amazing!!
    Pete.

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    Re: 4x5 in the UK?

    4x5 prints are small for landscapes, but in vertical format they work very nicely for portraits. Edward Weston and many others made 'em that way for years.
    Wilhelm (Sarasota)

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    Re: 4x5 in the UK?

    I absolutely agree with Bill. Even CdeV portraits (2+ x 4+) work well in the hands of a gifted photgrapher.
    I have enclosed some related CdeV portraits of the same sisters over 10 (?) years which should appear as approximately 4x5" on the average computer screen.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails cdevsisters 001.jpg   cdevsisters 002.jpg  

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    Re: 4x5 in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Watkins View Post
    When you swing a 6x6 back around to do a portrait the difference is amazing!!
    I regularly do that with my 6x6 folders!


    Steve.

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    Re: 4x5 in the UK?

    I'm sure that you've already got this covered but my main advice to anyone starting out is to plan your complete workflow and all associated costs before buying a camera.

    How are you going to develop the film? (commercial lab? trays? rotary?)
    Are you going to scan the film? (commercial scanning? consumer scanner?)
    How are you going to print? (optical enlargements? optical contact prints?)

    LF is a uniquely soulful and rewarding way of working.

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    Re: 4x5 in the UK?

    Steve,
    Just bear in mind that it was me who discovered this.
    Fame at last!!!
    Pete.

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    Re: 4x5 in the UK?

    It took me a while to find a LF camera at the right price but it was worth the wait. I got a Wista field camera via the 'auction site'.

    I got my first lens and lens panel from Ffordes and have found them very good to deal with. Other dealers in the UK to try are Teamwork in London www.teamworkphoto.com who are very helpful and friendly. It's worth giving them a ring about used equipment because they don't put all their stock on the website (just bear in mind, though, that their prices are ex-VAT). Also Hailsham Camera Centre www.camcentre.co.uk. Again, give them a ring as they might have stuff that's not on the website. As was mentioned by someone else, Peter Walnes is also a good, reputable, dealer.

    I would also recommend joining the lf-photo.org.uk group even if you do have to wait a bit for a response (not in my experience though). There are helpful people on there willing to give advice and there is a lot of gear for sale through other members at good prices. You may also be able to make contact with a member in your area and can arrange to meet to see equipment before deciding what to buy.

    Good luck!

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    Re: 4x5 in the UK?

    ...............good to hear that you're sorted

    yep, Teamwork prices are definitely 'ex-VAT' - they're very sound guys, know 'em well

    and as for my good mate Pete's comments re 'our friends in Croydon', West Croydon in fact, they're never cheap but there's so much gear down there, there's enough spare flanges there to sate any barrel lens enthusiast...................like me

    good luck

    andrew

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    Re: 4x5 in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Watkins View Post
    Just bear in mind that it was me who discovered this.
    Fame at last!!!
    I wouldn't be so sure about that. I have one of my father's Kodachrome slides showing me holding my Agfa Isolette up to my eye rotated ninety degrees because I thought it was cool when I saw my father do it with his Nikon F.

    I was ten at the time - I'm now forty seven.

    So I have photographic evidence proving me to be the originator of this artistic technique!!


    Steve.

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