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Mikael01
4-Apr-2013, 04:46
Hi!

Is there anyone who knows the lable/brand of the camera
that Sally Mann use?

EdSawyer
4-Apr-2013, 06:34
She uses several different cameras, last I knew. Mostly large to ultra-large format.

Joseph Dickerson
4-Apr-2013, 08:06
I thought I saw a video with her using a Toyo metal field. Don't remember if it was a 4x5 or an 8x10.

JD

Light Guru
4-Apr-2013, 08:24
What does it matter the camera does not make the image the photographer does.

John Kasaian
4-Apr-2013, 08:38
More unique are the lenses she uses.

Mark Sampson
4-Apr-2013, 09:38
I seem to recall seeing her in Toyo ads with their 8x10 field camera. That was a few years back- late 1990s maybe.

Alan Gales
4-Apr-2013, 09:48
More unique are the lenses she uses.

It would be awful hard to find lenses identical to hers! :)

Brian Ellis
4-Apr-2013, 09:52
If you Google "Sally Mann" you'll find many videos about her including a 3 or 4 part documentary that PBS or somebody did. Many of the videos show her working with her camera(s).

Mikael01
4-Apr-2013, 10:26
Thanks everbody!

I was just curious, because I saw some pictures on the internet and could not recognize the label.
Thanks again. super!

E. von Hoegh
4-Apr-2013, 10:32
It would be awful hard to find lenses identical to hers! :)

I hear you can get them from reputable dealers on epay.

Thom Bennett
4-Apr-2013, 12:49
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I seem to recall seeing her in Toyo ads with their 8x10 field camera. That was a few years back- late 1990s maybe.

Alan Gales
4-Apr-2013, 19:15
I hear you can get them from reputable dealers on epay.

;)

Louis Pacilla
4-Apr-2013, 19:30
Look what she's using now.

jumanji
4-Apr-2013, 19:35
Louis, it's View 2, not 2D :p

Greg Davis
4-Apr-2013, 19:54
In the documentary about her called "What Remains" she uses a Toyo M II 8x10, a Phillips 8x10, and the one in the above post for her wet plate field work. She also uses a large 8x10 studio camera on a huge stand.

Thom Bennett
4-Apr-2013, 22:28
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Maybe an 11x14?

Steve Barber
7-Apr-2013, 08:06
Hi!

Is there anyone who knows the lable/brand of the camera
that Sally Mann use?

I do not know what other cameras she has used, but, as to her work, Immediate Family, I am familiar with the camera and lens she used, because I bought them from her. The camera is a Toyo 810M and the lens is a Rodenstock 300mm f5.6 APO-Sironar-N. With the purchase, she gave me a signed copy of her book.

I bought it, because it was competitively priced and was what I was looking for, as a beginner’s 8x10. She teased me about trying to use it to achieve her level of artistry, but I had no illusions and I have been neither disappointed nor pleasantly surprised in that regard. The reason for buying her camera against others I considered was the potential for added value as a collector item over and above its intrinsic utilitarian value and the purchase included a lens that met my needs.

John Kasaian
7-Apr-2013, 09:13
The trouble with buying cameras and lenses from famous photographers is that they've already used up all the iconic, award winning shots out of them, and thats why they are for sale!:rolleyes:

Steve Barber
7-Apr-2013, 09:14
The trouble with buying cameras and lenses from famous photographers is that they've already taken all the award winning shots out of them, and thats why they are for sale!:rolleyes:

No, I can definitely say that is not a correct statement. In the narrow sense, as in all of the award winning shots of your immediate family, it may be correct, but for landscapes, architecture and flora, that old camera still has a lot to give.:D

Jim Galli
7-Apr-2013, 10:33
Look what she's using now.

This is a revelation! Sally Mann uses a light tight box that only lets the photons come in through the lens glass???!!!