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mamanton
15-Dec-2018, 09:38
Very first shooting on the 20x24 inches ULTRA LARGE FORMAT "field" camera. Five people are quite enough to operate this beast!


https://youtu.be/a6zyvdIxoXI

Randy Moe
15-Dec-2018, 10:04
Nice, Anton!

Mark Sawyer
15-Dec-2018, 11:00
This is what Carleton Watkins dreamed 21st century photography would be like!

cp_photo
15-Dec-2018, 16:04
That is so awesome. Those negatives will make nice contact prints. How to you plan to print them?

Duolab123
15-Dec-2018, 17:35
Nice. Fun darkroom too.

andrewch59
15-Dec-2018, 18:52
Awesome! Now all you need is the packmule

mamanton
16-Dec-2018, 03:33
Nice, Anton!
Thanks! It works fine. But was very cold. We definitely will shoot more with this camera!

mamanton
16-Dec-2018, 03:34
This is what Carleton Watkins dreamed 21st century photography would be like!

Renessans!

mamanton
16-Dec-2018, 03:36
That is so awesome. Those negatives will make nice contact prints. How to you plan to print them?

We are going to enlarge the ULF negatives since we have a new MAMONT LED 20x24'' enlarger. Next video will be about it.
Some photos are here https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?133358-2024-quot-enlarger/page17

mamanton
16-Dec-2018, 03:40
Nice. Fun darkroom too.
Thanks! We do our best!

Randy Moe
16-Dec-2018, 06:45
I think Anton has the world's first modern 20X24 enlarger, so he may go big!




That is so awesome. Those negatives will make nice contact prints. How to you plan to print them?

Alec
16-Dec-2018, 08:04
Very nice Anton!

Yes, excellent news! Analog photography is NOT dead and we are a few in the world to work at the max possibilities of it;-)

Here is my 20x24 Argentum camera, a very nice one, i manipulate it completely alone: http://www.galerie-photo.com/travailler-avec-chambre-50x60.html

BTW Anton, you use the 770mm xxl Schneider? I have the 550mm.

Pali K
16-Dec-2018, 08:09
This is absolutely fantastic.

Monty McCutchen
16-Dec-2018, 09:56
I look forward to sending you a couple of my 20x24 negs to print! We will have to talk. Congratulations Anton! All your hard work paying off!

Monty

Mark Sawyer
16-Dec-2018, 12:36
You could also use the enlarger as an ensmaller, and make 8x10 prints from 20x24 negatives. You almost have to, just to say you did...

Alec
16-Dec-2018, 12:40
I prefer the idea of a giant print, some 20x24 negs have so much details, that it is possible to make a very very big print with sharp details...

cp_photo
16-Dec-2018, 13:56
We are going to enlarge the ULF negatives since we have a new MAMONT LED 20x24'' enlarger. Next video will be about it.
Some photos are here https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?133358-2024-quot-enlarger/page17

When I commented I hadn't realized that you are that lucky guy with the incredible 20x24 enlarger. I want one along with a 20x24 camera too. I am delighted that it seems possible to order a new 20x24 camera and enlarger in 2018. Maybe if I sell my apartment in California I can afford to join the elite club of people with these awesome cameras and very impressive enlargers.

Randy Moe
16-Dec-2018, 15:20
I have a 12" long reduction cone for Elwood 8X10/5X7 ensmaller, never tried it, but just in case...





You could also use the enlarger as an ensmaller, and make 8x10 prints from 20x24 negatives. You almost have to, just to say you did...

Drew Wiley
16-Dec-2018, 16:44
Now all you need is a solid selfie stick capable of holding that camera at arm's length.

Greg
17-Dec-2018, 07:29
I have to admit it that I have always yearned to own and use a 16x20 or 20x24 Chamonix. Being able to shoot solo was my tipping point, so settled for an 11x14 Chamonix. Bought the 11x14 Chamonix a few years ago and haven't looked back (with absolutely no regrets). Working from the back of my mid-sized SUV has been very doable within maybe 100 feet from the back of the SUV. A large Ries tripod with a Ries head carried over the shoulder. Camera, lenses, film holders and more reside in a modified large vintage Sinar case which I can "easily" also carry. For longer distances from the automobile, employ a wheeled luggage carrier to carry the large vintage Sinar case. Previously used and still do use a Linhof Heavy Duty Tripod when shooting close to the back of my SUV, but the large Ries is just a lot easier to carry any distance from the back of the SUV. My best decision years ago when pros were switching from film to digital was to buy up long Dagors and Protars at bargain prices. Selling some of them a few years ago more than paid for my 11x14 Chamonix. Kept 2 of them, and after having the shutters "tuned up", now use them on my 11x14. Both have more coverage than I have ever needed to employ. Who knows, maybe there will be a 20x24 Chamonix in my future... already have the tripod and lenses for it! Would love to hear other member's stories about shooting ULF. Around here in southern New England, it's a rare sight to see someone shooting even with a 4x5.

Duolab123
17-Dec-2018, 20:26
Thanks! We do our best!

I like the vigorous aeration in the large format washer. You folks have a lot of energy, nice to see such enthusiasts.

mamanton
18-Dec-2018, 03:58
Yes, excellent news! Analog photography is NOT dead and we are a few in the world to work at the max possibilities of it;-)
Here is my 20x24 Argentum camera, a very nice one, i manipulate it completely alone: http://www.galerie-photo.com/travailler-avec-chambre-50x60.html
BTW Anton, you use the 770mm xxl Schneider? I have the 550mm.

Great Alec! You are very welcome to St.Petersburg to try to enlarge some negatives, if you wish!
We have the whole kit: 550, 1100 and very rare 770mm Fine Art lens.

mamanton
18-Dec-2018, 04:00
This is absolutely fantastic.

The enlarger is truly fantastic.

mamanton
18-Dec-2018, 04:01
I look forward to sending you a couple of my 20x24 negs to print! We will have to talk. Congratulations Anton! All your hard work paying off!
Monty
Welcome Monty!
To send the negatives to print please use our email: info@artoffoto.com

mamanton
18-Dec-2018, 04:02
You could also use the enlarger as an ensmaller, and make 8x10 prints from 20x24 negatives. You almost have to, just to say you did...
Haha! That's exactly what we were thinking off - enSMALLER!!! )))

mamanton
18-Dec-2018, 04:07
When I commented I hadn't realized that you are that lucky guy with the incredible 20x24 enlarger. I want one along with a 20x24 camera too. I am delighted that it seems possible to order a new 20x24 camera and enlarger in 2018. Maybe if I sell my apartment in California I can afford to join the elite club of people with these awesome cameras and very impressive enlargers.
The funny thing - that inside the enlarger we found 3 plugs. Mr. Heiland installed it just in a case for something. So in principal you can live inside, plenty of space to sleep, 3 plugs for a kettle, smartphone and reading lamp :)))
Seriously, It's absolutely amazing that in 2018 the film is SO alive!

mamanton
18-Dec-2018, 04:14
Now all you need is a solid selfie stick capable of holding that camera at arm's length.
Yep, normally everything we do for the instagram! ))

Alec
18-Dec-2018, 04:58
Great Alec! You are very welcome to St.Petersburg to try to enlarge some negatives, if you wish!
We have the whole kit: 550, 1100 and very rare 770mm Fine Art lens.

Hello Anton,

I am in France and i know St Petersburg a little! You are very lucky to have the 3 lenses!

What about the sharpness of the 770mm on the edge? I found the 550mm is ultra sharp at the center but smooth on the edge for landscape...

Mark Sawyer
18-Dec-2018, 11:49
Haha! That's exactly what we were thinking off - enSMALLER!!! )))

It would make the 20x24 negatives much more economical to print! And really, isn't economy what 20x24 is all about? :rolleyes:

wmlaven
13-Feb-2019, 16:09
Thanks for the video. Who makes the gadget that rotates the Jobo drum?

pepeguitarra
13-Feb-2019, 16:20
Secret developer? Xtol?