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    Re: Now this is LARGE format

    I may never be satisfied with 4x5 again
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    Re: Now this is LARGE format

    Dennis Manarchy has been discussed in several threads on the forum. The most recent one was in the Lounge, asking if his camera is fake.

    OK, the camera isn't fake. The film isn't fake. Very likely he has ponied up $15,000+ for a Kodak special order, and they filled it. But that's no problem for him, as a portrait session is $50,000.

    Added: somebody take a look at the negatives. There's strips of lack of density on those, on either side of the subject. I can't tell if that's a display backlighting problem, or if it's a real problem on the negatives.
    "It's the way to educate your eyes. Stare. Pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long." - Walker Evans

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    Harhar, that's badass! :-)
    Imagine doing the development & fixing at home *rotfl*!!!

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    Here's more info on the project and the proposed exhibit:

    http://thefpac.org/
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    Re: Now this is LARGE format

    Wow!
    I want one

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    Re: Now this is LARGE format

    So what do you gain over 8x10? Better definition of pores and zits? Its a gimmick.
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    Yeah, Kirk, it's a gimmick like that gargantuan banquet camera that was used to photograph a train at one shot. It's also a gimmick to build monster trucks and break land speed records and jump the Grand Canyon. Or at least try to jump the Grand Canyon. (At least with a giant camera you won't get seriously injured or killed!)

    The main thing I want to see is the completed project. What "vanishing cultures" are going to be photographed? That camera isn't appropriate to that task, but maybe the project will generate interest in these "vanishing cultures." The "smaller" cameras (like 8x10) are more fitting to that task.

    Oh, there's also a Kickstarter project for this. But you have to donate $7,500 to receive a 16ft print on "weatherproof canvas." Doesn't mention if that's on real photo emulsion or not. For $10,000 you get a negative from the camera.
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    Yeah, I think anything over 8x10 is pretty overkill for those print sizes until film size equals print size, like wet plate etc...

    But interesting nevertheless ...

    And funny to think of 4x5 and 8x10 as compact cameras now ...
    can't wait to see the Field version of the truck camera ;-)

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    Re: Now this is LARGE format

    What I don't understand about the project is the final enlarged print. How are they enlarged and more importantly why?
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