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Sheldon N
28-May-2008, 22:56
Okay, so tonight I wanted to play around with some new strobe gear and ended up making an image that I liked. My 4x5 camera just happened to be the subject, but it got me to thinking..

I figure that we are all proud of our cameras in one way or another. It may be your first camera as you just start to learn, it may be that shiny new toy that the gearhead in all of us gets excited about, or it may be a trusted companion that's been with you for years. Regardless - our cameras are our conduit to making the images that we care about.

So here's your chance - show off your baby!
(LF cameras only, of course)


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/sheldonnalos/ArcaSwiss.jpg

vinny
28-May-2008, 23:18
wehman 8x10

Daniel_Buck
28-May-2008, 23:25
This will be an enjoyable thread to browse through in a few weeks! :-)

Tachihara 8x10, and 360 Rodenstock in Red Rock Canyon earlier this year:

http://www.buckshotsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/mojave2_10.jpg

Joanna Carter
28-May-2008, 23:50
This will be an enjoyable thread to browse through in a few weeks! :-)

http://grandes-images.com/images/Title.jpg
Are you sure this is a suitable title for this picture ?:confused: :p :rolleyes:

Daniel_Buck
29-May-2008, 00:05
Are you sure this is a suitable title for this picture ?:confused: :p :rolleyes:
my photoshop actions put the camera format onto my web images. It's not the title, but the format that took the photo. :o

Lachlan 717
29-May-2008, 00:14
My custom 617.

Please excuse the image quality. Like me, it's better in behind the camera, rather than being it!

Enrico Faini
29-May-2008, 04:33
my 5x7 nagaoka

http://www.xflowsupersprint.com/images/nagaoka/IMG_1734ps.jpg

eddie
29-May-2008, 04:35
here is my "loaner" 11x14 that i was shooting in bar harbor maine last weekend. great big negs...i love em.

BarryS
29-May-2008, 05:46
My Chamonix 45N-1 overlooking the Rio Grande Gorge in New Mexico.

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/6654/chamonixinnewmexico1co0.jpg

Scott Knowles
29-May-2008, 06:16
My first day (http://www.wsrphoto.com/lfblog15.html) in the field with my 4x5. The coat served as a dark cloth and camera cover (overcast with showers) when not in use by me.

http://www.wsrphoto.com/web-images/img_1223nw.jpg

Hugo Zhang
29-May-2008, 06:17
Well, I am kind of cheating with this picture. I have it, but have not used it yet. I am having a little one (16x20) built though.:)

Ken Lee
29-May-2008, 06:46
here is my "loaner" 11x14 that i was shooting in bar harbor maine last weekend. great big negs...i love em.

You're doubly - no - triply lucky. An 11x14, an "assistant" (who I have met and who is charming) and... MAINE !

wfwhitaker
29-May-2008, 08:02
Eastman No. 2 Improved. This one has both 7x11 and 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 backs.

Monty McCutchen
29-May-2008, 09:19
Here's my lunacy;

Ebony 20 x 24 next to my daughter Counti and son Satchel Cochise.

xmishx
29-May-2008, 09:36
My Busch 4x5...

http://www.artistsimageresource.net/blog/2008/2008-04-15busch.jpg

Mark Sawyer
29-May-2008, 09:49
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/817/41640826551_1b40533d2a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26rE7Zn)stupid%20cartoon (https://flic.kr/p/26rE7Zn) by Mark Owen Sawyer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/carrots_eh/), on Flickr

xavier deltell
29-May-2008, 09:56
My Linhof Technica IV, and Nikon 150. La Union (Murcia) Spain. Last summer.

Payral
29-May-2008, 10:34
My Canham 8x10 at work

mrladewig
29-May-2008, 10:44
Here's mine. Tachihara 45BR. Lensboard is homemade out of Bubinga.

http://www.ladewigs.com/Gallery/d/854-1/RRR_20080328_04.jpg

drew.saunders
29-May-2008, 11:19
Here's my new baby (Ebony 45SU, now with lighter wallet!) at Point Lobos a few weeks ago.

I think the pic I was taking might have been this one, but I can't be certain: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2023/2511983609_a4b44da763_o.jpg

Drew

Phil
29-May-2008, 12:00
My "Canadian" Kodak Master 8x10.

Scott --
29-May-2008, 12:51
My Seneca Competitor 5x7, and the VCW 5x12 I seem unable to unload... :rolleyes:

Don Sparks
29-May-2008, 13:13
Altview 4x10

Laurent
29-May-2008, 13:19
The view camera I built from Jon Grepstad's plans. It does not get much use, but I like it.

Kevin Klazek
29-May-2008, 13:29
This is my Deardorff 8x10 that I rebuilt last year.

Marko
29-May-2008, 20:59
Well, I am kind of cheating with this picture. I have it, but have not used it yet. I am having a little one (16x20) built though.:)

Hugo,

That picture looks familiar! Where did I see it before? :)

Hugo Zhang
30-May-2008, 06:02
Marko,

You took that picture!!! :)

Eduardo Aigner
30-May-2008, 06:16
http://www.eduardoaigner.com.br/outros/DSC01720p.jpg
Toyo 45CF
Nikkor W 180mm

Blueberrydesk
30-May-2008, 10:52
Kinda tough to see, but here's my Tachihara 8x10 on location at Valley of Fire State Park just NE of Las Vegas. I wish I'd spend more than just 2 days there, but I'd just done a week in Death Valley and needed a shower...


http://sundownis.com/IAGG/DV/VofFireLFDSC_3166web.jpg

Asher Kelman
30-May-2008, 13:48
My custom 617.

Please excuse the image quality. Like me, it's better in behind the camera, rather than being it!

Lachian,

This is handsome. Who made it? Looks like a lot of metal work.

Asher

Asher Kelman
30-May-2008, 13:55
Here's my lunacy;

Ebony 20 x 24 next to my daughter Counti and son Satchel Cochise.

Monty,

Come off it! You cannot really expect to satisfy us with a picture of two very cute kids and that one distant image of the special camera! Give it up! We would love to see much more of this special machine! What movements does it have and what lens did you invest in to match that class of ocean liner!

Asher

Ted Stoddard
31-May-2008, 07:26
My Shen-Hao 4x5 in Yosemite after a 7 mile hike to get to this spot due to major road work...

BennehBoy
31-May-2008, 09:28
Sinar P2 8x10
http://benneh.net/oomz/sinar/8x10side.jpg

Back view with yours truly reflected in the GG.
http://benneh.net/oomz/sinar/8x10back.jpg

Peli 1650 - the 10x8 frame doesn't go in there though.
http://benneh.net/oomz/sinar/peli.jpg

Collin Orthner
31-May-2008, 18:13
Wehman 8x10 at Margaret Falls in British Columbia.

windpointphoto
31-May-2008, 18:38
My Shen-Hao 4x5 in Yosemite after a 7 mile hike to get to this spot due to major road work...

Oh man Ted, you're like 1000% more dedicated then I am.

Bruce Pollock
31-May-2008, 19:58
This is the best thread EVER!

Songyun
31-May-2008, 20:52
Ok. Chamonix 810c
http://lh6.ggpht.com/quintic.photo/SDC9bbAozuI/AAAAAAAAAVg/GaqoBHzJyd4/s800/_POR8755.JPG

Frank Petronio
31-May-2008, 21:13
Wow that is a great set-up -- how do you like the Korean Cube head? Any problem fitting the plate under the camera's bed?

David A. Goldfarb
31-May-2008, 21:56
Linhof 4x5" Tech V, 150/4.5 Xenar, Chicago Navy Pier, 30 Dec. 2007

Songyun
31-May-2008, 22:55
Wow that is a great set-up -- how do you like the Korean Cube head? Any problem fitting the plate under the camera's bed?
So far so good, I use a kirk 8" long board, it works very well. Adjust level is just a few seconds. :D It has bigger knobs. But locks on both pan is not big enough. And the friction control does make a difference.

I am waiting a 3530s to replace my 2530 tripod leg, as the center column is the weakest link of this set up.

Songyun
31-May-2008, 23:03
follow up a few photos

http://lh6.ggpht.com/quintic3/SEI7N6v894I/AAAAAAAABoE/YSFbRjs_gn0/s800/_POR8763.JPG

http://lh4.ggpht.com/quintic3/SEI7PIqxNPI/AAAAAAAABoM/dYB7dWTKWZA/s800/_POR8765.JPG

Daniel_Buck
31-May-2008, 23:12
that looks like an interesting head! sure is an odd design, but I can see how it would make tilting simple. Those knobs, do they feel as small as they look?

Here is one of my Chamonix 4x5, in the Mojave again:

http://www.buckshotsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/mojave_v08.jpg

Frank Petronio
31-May-2008, 23:15
If Arca-Swiss simply distributed a photo as cool (and basic) as that one, they would have sold twice as many Cubes.

Now I can really see why the Korean (and the Arca) head is fairly expensive -- pretty amazing hardware.

But I agree, the 8x10 and the head seem a bit much for a #2-series tripod!

Songyun
31-May-2008, 23:46
that looks like an interesting head! sure is an odd design, but I can see how it would make tilting simple. Those knobs, do they feel as small as they look?

Here is one of my Chamonix 4x5, in the Mojave again:



Daniel,
Chamonix 045 with a ries tripod kind of weird, a super light camera with a heavy duty tripod.
The knobs on the geared head is pretty big (I think it is bigger than Arca's). So far everything is smooth.
Here is the first Chamonix 045N1 on this continent. I took the picture about this time last year.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/quintic3/SEJED-fug7I/AAAAAAAABos/FGcgy3KjZI8/s800/20070615_0131.JPG

Armin Seeholzer
1-Jun-2008, 02:34
My Burke & James with Universal Heliar the master lens! ;--)))

Ken Lee
1-Jun-2008, 08:02
http://www.kenleegallery.com/images/forum/hadleyclouds.jpg
5x7 Kodak No 2D
"Outstanding in its Field"

Daniel_Buck
1-Jun-2008, 09:24
Daniel,
Chamonix 045 with a ries tripod kind of weird, a super light camera with a heavy duty tripod.
Yea, it probably is an odd combo. I really like the tripod, but I'll probably eventually get a light weight tripod for when I bring the 4x5 out.

vinny
1-Jun-2008, 09:40
Daniel, i noticed when i had your camera on my carbon fiber gitzo that it felt like the whole thing was going to tip over if i touched it or put a holder in it. It was almost too light of a set up!

Mark Sawyer
1-Jun-2008, 10:44
My Burke & James with Universal Heliar the master lens! ;--)))

And a custom handle wrapped in a space-age aluminized, self-adhesive fabric!

Ron McElroy
1-Jun-2008, 10:59
Zone VI in Gloss Mountain area in Northwest Oklahoma.

Darren H
1-Jun-2008, 11:10
Here are a few of my Arca Swiss Discovery.


BTW-I do this very thing on my blog-it is just images of my 4x5 set up photographing in different locations and some travel stories or thoughts on photography

You can check it out at:

http://thetravelingcamera.blogspot.com/

Ken Lee
1-Jun-2008, 11:18
http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/SinarInYard.jpg
Sinar P, Sinar Shutter, Barrel Lens, Pipe Insulation, and... Duct Tape

John Hoang
1-Jun-2008, 12:19
http://home.socal.rr.com/jnnh/080601/4x10.jpg

My home breed 4x10. Doesn't have a pro-look but it works and very light, less than 4 lbs.

Colin Graham
1-Jun-2008, 12:52
Hey that looks great! Do you have any more shots of it? What did you do for the back?

kev curry
1-Jun-2008, 12:56
What a fabulous looking camera, great job and less than 4lbs too.......thats next to nothing!

John Hoang
1-Jun-2008, 13:13
Thanks, Colin and Kev. Colin: will have more photos tomorrow to show you the back.

Monty McCutchen
1-Jun-2008, 13:21
Hi Asher,

Here is a link to all it's movements. I'm not being glib, I just could never do justice to all the camera can do by trying to list here by myself. Suffice it to say it is by far more camera than I am photographer. It's a strange story how I came to order one of these that I won't go into here but its somewhere here in the archives.

http://www.ebonycamera.com/cam.html

As to lenses I have four--

a 30 inch Dallmeyer RR
a giant Jarmin Darlot that weighs about 13 lbs
a 1000 mm Germonar (sp)
and the one I am going to have my two children 'study' instead of a liberal arts education--550 Schneider XXL Fine Arts Lens.

All of this was purchased with found money that has long since disappeared and I have to feed this beast on my own dime. No small task. When it works though it'll light your face up. Rare occasion with my skill.

Here are a couple of more pics. Sorry I don't have more.
If you're ever down in the Southeast around the Carolina's drop a line and play around with it!!

best,

Monty







Monty,

Come off it! You cannot really expect to satisfy us with a picture of two very cute kids and that one distant image of the special camera! Give it up! We would love to see much more of this special machine! What movements does it have and what lens did you invest in to match that class of ocean liner!

Asher

Daniel_Buck
1-Jun-2008, 13:34
Daniel, i noticed when i had your camera on my carbon fiber gitzo that it felt like the whole thing was going to tip over if i touched it or put a holder in it. It was almost too light of a set up!
something to keep in mind I guess! I've never really owned a light weight tripod, maybe I should have checked out my 4x5 on your tripod! :)

Colin Graham
1-Jun-2008, 13:45
Monty: love the hood ornament!

Lachlan 717
1-Jun-2008, 15:00
Lachian,

This is handsome. Who made it? Looks like a lot of metal work.

Asher

Asher,

I had it made for me in China. It was made around a DaYi 6x17 film back.

About 320mm bellows, front tilt/swing/shift. Rear swing/tilt/rise.

Lachlan.

Rick Moore
1-Jun-2008, 15:57
Canham wood 8x10, 240mm Germinar-W. Taken at Antelope Island, Great Salt Lake.

Ken Lee
1-Jun-2008, 16:10
Rick - What is that on the tripod legs ? And what keeps it on ?

Ralph Barker
1-Jun-2008, 16:34
Rick - What is that on the tripod legs ? And what keeps it on ?

Ken, I have the same thing on my small tripod. They'r foam sleeves encapsulated in a stretchy knit fabric to cushion the tripod when carried on the shoulder. Pipe insulation from Home Depot might work as well.

Colin Graham
1-Jun-2008, 17:09
Homespun 5x12 with my fancy -if somewhat limited- new tripod.

Gerry
1-Jun-2008, 17:28
my bananarama...a 4x5 razzle with 135mm fujinon lens

www.gerryyaum.com

wfwhitaker
1-Jun-2008, 17:29
Hey, Colin, that's pretty impressive. Lens looks familiar, too... ;)

Ken Lee
1-Jun-2008, 18:14
Ken, I have the same thing on my small tripod. They'r foam sleeves encapsulated in a stretchy knit fabric to cushion the tripod when carried on the shoulder. Pipe insulation from Home Depot might work as well.

Yes, I use pipe insulation, and duct tape holds it on.

But those foam sleeves look so... elegant. :rolleyes:

Colin Graham
1-Jun-2008, 18:32
Hey, Colin, that's pretty impressive. Lens looks familiar, too... ;)

Hey Will- yeah, from Ole to you to me...Lens has been passed around like a $2 (ahem). That's ok- I love it anyway. :D

But wow did it baaaarely fit on a 4.75" board- I had to refile the lensboard tabs to make room for the shutter. I think the retaining ring is the only thing holding the lensboard together!

Ted Stoddard
1-Jun-2008, 18:35
Oh man Ted, you're like 1000% more dedicated then I am.

Yes I am I do not get to Yosemite that often so when I am there I take full advantage... I wanted to hike more but after carrying all my gear which included 6 lens included in my camera bag plus another bag for incidentals... including water/snacks don't forget the tripod slung over my back... I slept like a baby that night... in my tent... feet thanked me too lol.... Thanks Leonard...

Kirk Gittings
1-Jun-2008, 20:37
Phillips 4x5 and a dude.

Jim Fitzgerald
1-Jun-2008, 21:12
At 11,500 feet with the Walnut 8x20 I built. Great looking camera but the guy in the pic can leave!

Jim

Joel Brown
1-Jun-2008, 21:53
At work with my 8x10 Deardorff and 250mm Fujinon lens. Even the model enjoyed looking through the GG.

www.joelbrownphotography.com

Hugo Zhang
2-Jun-2008, 04:43
Joel,

Is that Black's Beach?

Dirk Rösler
2-Jun-2008, 05:30
At work with my 8x10 Deardorff and 250mm Fujinon lens. Even the model enjoyed looking through the GG.

www.joelbrownphotography.com

Errr, could we make the last one the signature image for the forum please :p

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3038/2405624802_97e43fbde1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/megaperls/2405624802/)

Chamonix 4x5 during guerrilla shooting clamped to a sign post.

Frank Petronio
2-Jun-2008, 05:32
Only if there was a sign that said "no photography" ;-)

Joel Brown
2-Jun-2008, 07:45
At work with my 8x10 Deardorff and 250mm Fujinon lens. Even the model enjoyed looking through the GG.

www.joelbrownphotography.com

The beach is San Onofre state beach, south Orange County. We have only till Labor Day when they will no longer allow nude sunbathing.

Rick Moore
2-Jun-2008, 07:51
Rick - What is that on the tripod legs ? And what keeps it on ?

Ken,

Ralph is correct. I bought the Gitzo leg protectors, and they work well. However, the foam pipe insulation is much, much cheaper.

Don Boyd
2-Jun-2008, 09:22
Unpretentious Toho, pretentious photographer.

Monty McCutchen
2-Jun-2008, 11:06
Don,

your work on your site is outstanding. i particularly like (coming from a transplanted Texas boy mind you) the image from Caddo Lake State Park.

Well done,

Monty

Don Boyd
2-Jun-2008, 13:17
Thanks Monty. I was there in Uncertain, Texas for a photo workshop with True Redd. Being from the western Southwest where the light is (mostly) clear and seems to run forever, I felt as if I had stepped on to a different planet - hanging moss and tree limbs and thick, humid air. By the way, two months ago I sold a 32x41 inch print of the Caddo Lake image. As a large print it feels as though you could just step into it.

Kirk Gittings
2-Jun-2008, 13:32
Don, Weren't you shooting an Arca when we went to Utah? Or am I dreaming?

Ken Lee
2-Jun-2008, 13:51
Ken,

Ralph is correct. I bought the Gitzo leg protectors, and they work well. However, the foam pipe insulation is much, much cheaper.

Ahh - Gitzo leg protectors. Thanks !

QT Luong
2-Jun-2008, 13:59
My Shen-Hao 4x5 in Yosemite after a 7 mile hike to get to this spot due to major road work...

You must be kidding.

The entire length of the Valley is barely more than 7 miles.

You could have parked on the south side road near Cathedral Rocks (where you probably saw a number of cars belonging to rock climbers parked overnight) and walk less than half a mile to that spot like I did on two consecutive days this spring.

It's no longer an issue, anyways, since the north side road opened just in time for memorial day.

Don Boyd
2-Jun-2008, 15:03
Kirk, Yep I was shooting an Arca-Swiss when we went to Utah, but had been shooting a Toho before that. I don't have a good photo of the Arca, hence the Toho photo. (And, next week I will be downsizing the cost of my large format habit by selling the Arca and buying a Chamonix, which I have on order. I'm having to finance the Colorado River trip somehow.)

xmishx
3-Jun-2008, 13:46
Here is one I pulled out of the basement recently. Needs a lot of clean up, but I hope to eventually shoot with this beast.

http://www.artistsimageresource.net/blog/2008/2008-06-03_8x10century.jpg

http://artistsimageresource.net/blog/2008/2008-06-03_kodaklens.jpg

http://artistsimageresource.net/blog/2008/2008-06-03camerabadge.jpg

If anyone has any knowledge about this camera and lens, I'd love to hear from you...

Thanks,

Ted

Kirk Gittings
3-Jun-2008, 14:16
Hi Ted, Bring the Camera tonight and let's see him in the flesh.

Are view cameras male? I think of 35's with long lenses as male, but view cameras?

Kerik Kouklis
3-Jun-2008, 14:44
Ted - Don't know much about that particular camera (it's just a box, after all) but that's on SWEET lens you've got there. I've got a 305mm Kodak Portrait and love it...

domenico Foschi
3-Jun-2008, 14:59
Christopher, Le tue composizioni sono dei capolavori.
Un Irving Penn col gusto per il classico.
Bravo!

Ken Lee
3-Jun-2008, 16:36
Rendo omaggio al linguaggio dei maestri !

Ken Lee
3-Jun-2008, 16:46
If anyone has any knowledge about this camera and lens, I'd love to hear from you...

A quick google search revealed this photo (http://www.classic-camera.com/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=Classic-Camera-Com-Wood-Field,-Studio-View-Camera&id=Century_Studio_Camera_No_4A) of the camera, in its complete original configuration.

There appears to be one for sale on eBay right now too. See this link (http://cgi.ebay.com/8-X-10-CENTURY-4A-STUDIO-CAMERA_W0QQitemZ220241401316QQihZ012QQcategoryZ15248QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem).

My guess is that the camera is from around the turn of the 20th century.

Alan Davenport
3-Jun-2008, 17:50
Calumet 540 and Calumet Wood Field XM (a Tachihara by any other name....)

Collin Orthner
3-Jun-2008, 19:43
Found another one of the Wehman. This time it's in Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park in Alberta.

john wilton
3-Jun-2008, 22:37
Korona 5x7, Ilex Acuton 7.5" lens, bubbles added front and rear, plastic handle from computer box, Satin Snow GG, BTZS focus hood, new Mark Kapono bellows, ancient, very light Ries C that likes getiing its feet wet, Bogen 410 + Neversink River gorge + German shepherd dog = nirvana...

GeorgesGiralt
4-Jun-2008, 21:44
A Sinar Norma with an old Tele Xenar from Schneider on an old (and slow) Compound shutter.
Taken at the "Canal du Midi" near Toulouse France.

evan clarke
5-Jun-2008, 03:04
Couple of my Arcas..EC

eddie
5-Jun-2008, 05:47
here is pete making sure my 11x14 shot will be a winner.

acadia maine

eddie
5-Jun-2008, 05:49
my new chamonix 8x10 on it's first trip ever! acadia maine. 1st photo i took with it was from right here.

and one with me.

MIke Sherck
5-Jun-2008, 06:01
My Wehman and I this past March, "off the beach" along Lake Michigan. The picture was taken by a duck enthusiast who asked me whether I wanted a copy. The focusing cloth is a birthday gift from my oldest daughter, who made it for me last year.

Mike

Drew Bedo
6-Jun-2008, 11:23
I shoot 4x5 with an early Zone VI ( Wisner single extension) and 8x10 with a Folmer & Schwing 2-D.

Drew Bedo
6-Jun-2008, 11:31
I shoot 4x5 with a Zone VI ( By Wisner) and I shoot 8x10 with a Folmer & Schwing ( Kodak View 2-D).

See:

Charles Hohenstein
6-Jun-2008, 14:48
My Wehman and I this past March, "off the beach" along Lake Michigan. The picture was taken by a duck enthusiast who asked me whether I wanted a copy. The focusing cloth is a birthday gift from my oldest daughter, who made it for me last year.

Mike

Finally I get to see the Wehman. :)

Shen45
6-Jun-2008, 22:54
This is a great thread and so many beautiful cameras.

A while back I had an itch to make a camera for fun out of existing bits.
A friend in Geelong, Michael Wynd, gave me a Nagaoka focussing base and I had a 26" Calumet monorail. Naturally they needed to sit on a tripod at the same time.

I wanted something solid but light and at the same time sturdy. It had to break down quickly and be usable with lenses from 90 - 500mm.

The bellows and standards from the Calumet monorail take about 30 seconds [8 screws] to remove and the monorail frame is put aside for use as a studio camera base if you want.

Make a couple of wooden base plates, drill them out, get some bolts and knobs and about 3 hours later the whole thing is ready to take a test pic.

Without the extension the range is 90 - 240 and with the extension 210 - 500+.

All up the camera weighs 6 pounds and breaks down flat for a small backpack. From backpack to use takes about 2 - 3 minutes or less.

This was originally only going to be proof of concept but it works so well it "may" get a lick of paint if it is lucky because I'm not doing anymore on it, except use it as my main camera..

Steve

Shen45
6-Jun-2008, 22:56
The remainder of the images

JPlomley
8-Jun-2008, 07:35
Arca Swiss F-Field sporting a lovely Rodenstock 300/5.6 APO Sironar-S with front drop and rear rise....subject was a Sequioa with flowering dogwood in the foreground located down a slope...still waiting for the film to come back.

JPlomley
8-Jun-2008, 07:43
And one for Audioexcels (Mike) showing the beautiful Nikkor 450/9 M on the Arca Swiss with the telephoto belows (middle of bellows supported by an adjustable brace designed by Rod Klukas). This lens is just an incredible performer, almost as good as the Rodenstock 300/5.6 APO Sironar-S, in fact really difficult to tell the two apart. I was quite surprised given the price differential.

MIke Sherck
8-Jun-2008, 08:06
Finally I get to see the Wehman. :)

Hang around long enough and you'll probably get to see another one. If I had to live with one camera for the rest of my life, this one would be at the top of the list. I really like its portability and ease of use, as well as its rigidity. I'd really like to get another one later on, when life straightens out a little.

Mike

Dominique Cesari
13-Jun-2008, 06:57
Here is my Tachihara 8x10.
(have to learn how to attach an image)

C.S.Walters
14-Jun-2008, 13:03
Wow! Some great cameras, but I think the American models are under represented;-)
51 Speed & Graphic View ll

Steve

domenico Foschi
14-Jun-2008, 13:49
This is my "shame on me".
Every time I go out shooting, people ask me why do i wrap my shorts around it.
I try to explain, but they still look at me with an expression of empathy.

http://i31.tinypic.com/4jxco2.jpg

David_Senesac
14-Jun-2008, 14:01
My Wisner Expedition 4x5 a couple winters ago in Yosemite Valley under a 3-mil plastic bag waiting for a break in a snow squall:

http://www.davidsenesac.com/_a-z_evad/wisner_bag.jpg

Last week ground glass view with the lens about 75 inches above a 4 foot diameter redwood log, pointing at some rhododendron and redwoods. Atop a precariously tripoded G-1324/G-1318 plus head while I stood atop a wobbly precariously placed 20 ounce foldable tripod chair in order to reach as high as possible in order to keep tree trunks vertical. I made this Coolpix pic just after exposing a Provia sheet for 16 seconds and before removing the film holder.

http://www.davidsenesac.com/_a-z_evad/tripod_log.jpg

Hollis
18-Jun-2008, 09:17
looks like a beautiful location for a neck injury.

My addiction to photography has put in similar situations that just dont seem right to the normal person.

Diane Maher
18-Jun-2008, 10:17
I will re-take the picture of me with my 5x12 before I put it up here, but here is one of me with my Japanese whole plate back in December 2007. It was really windy that day.

http://dianemaher.fotopic.net/p51315005.html

Hollis
19-Jun-2008, 22:11
Here I am out at the Salton Sea yesterday (6/18) shooting my wista 45sp. Also attached is the polaroid of the shot I was working on (film's not back yet).

Michael Wynd
19-Jun-2008, 23:14
Steve,
I wondered if you ever got round to making your hybrid. To quote from Laugh In.....veeeerry interesting. Glad it works
Mike

Shen45
20-Jun-2008, 02:04
Steve,
I wondered if you ever got round to making your hybrid. To quote from Laugh In.....veeeerry interesting. Glad it works
Mike

Thanks Mike,

It works exceedingly well. All I need is a place to tie on a piece of fencing wire :)

Steve

IanG
20-Jun-2008, 05:36
My two main cameras, my niece was borrowing the Wista :D

http://www.lostlabours.co.uk/Uploads/apprentice.jpg

and the image I was making:

http://www.lostlabours.co.uk/Uploads/fallingfoss.jpg

Ian

Steve_Renwick
22-Jun-2008, 19:49
My Speed Graphic on the northern California coast, standing in a bunch of bushes that turned out to contain poison oak.

Sheldon N
22-Jun-2008, 20:00
My Speed Graphic on the northern California coast, standing in a bunch of bushes that turned out to contain poison oak.

Wow! Now that's suffering for your art!

:p

Steve_Renwick
22-Jun-2008, 22:24
Wow! Now that's suffering for your art!

:p

Especially since the pictures weren't all that good.

cjbroadbent
25-Jun-2008, 08:10
Point and Shoot 5x7. Metal parts scavenged. 120 SuperAngulon up-shifted 1". Focus short of infinity. Tripod shoe top and bottom. Spirit-levels everywhere.

Frank Petronio
25-Jun-2008, 19:12
Ye Olde Trusty Crown Graphic

Diane Maher
27-Jun-2008, 05:31
I will re-take the picture of me with my 5x12 before I put it up here, but here is one of me with my Japanese whole plate back in December 2007. It was really windy that day.

http://dianemaher.fotopic.net/p51315005.html

It seems that my attachment didn't work. Let me try again.

windpointphoto
27-Jun-2008, 07:54
It seems that my attachment didn't work. Let me try again.
And cold too I bet.

lenser
27-Jun-2008, 16:53
Here's my ultimate flea market find. I just couldn't leave it on the shelf for the $20.00 asking price.

Somebody went to a lot of work to cobble this together out of a graphic back and strap lugs plus a 65mm f6.8 Wollensak Raptar WA, and a really neat plunger assembly to fire the shutter.

The only problem is that it's rigid and the focus is set for about five feet.

As weird as it is, I don't have the heart to modify it for a better focus.

And, I love the paint job...kind of a cross between moss green and puss yellow!!!

Diane Maher
27-Jun-2008, 17:09
And cold too I bet.

23 F, wind chill 13 F, if I recall the wind chill correctly.

windpointphoto
27-Jun-2008, 17:12
23 F, wind chill 13 F, if I recall the wind chill correctly.


Oh you Flatlanders. Up here in Wisconsin that's Spring! Only kidding, good for you out there working hard!

Daniel_Buck
27-Jun-2008, 17:17
this arrived last week, Ritter's 8x10 to hopfully provide a lighter weight hiking solution to my Tachihara :-) I'll be taking it out on it's maiden flight this weekend!

More photos here: http://www.buckshotsblog.com/?p=195

http://www.buckshotsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/ritter_06.jpg

Mike Castles
27-Jun-2008, 17:36
Nice Daniel...Enjoyed the extra photos of the camera on your site, Thanks.

Should not be long now....

alec4444
27-Jun-2008, 17:59
My 11x14 and 5x7 Wisner Technical Field cameras. :D

Diane Maher
27-Jun-2008, 18:52
Okay, here's my Canham 5x12.

Sheldon N
27-Jun-2008, 18:52
That's a beautiful setup Daniel. Have you got your other lightweight lenses lined up?

Hats off to Richard Ritter for that camera design, it looks like a real winner.

Robbie Shymanski
27-Jun-2008, 19:37
My trusty Calumet C-1. I made the bellows out of sexy faux-ostrich ultrasuede. I was shooting a HABS documentation with a 5x7 back. I was shooting a mansion facade.

Daniel_Buck
27-Jun-2008, 19:44
That's a beautiful setup Daniel. Have you got your other lightweight lenses lined up?

Hats off to Richard Ritter for that camera design, it looks like a real winner.
Just the 240 g-claron and 450 Fujinon-c for now. That should cover the majority of what I need. I'm usually pretty good about working with the focal lengths I have with me at the time. A little wide, and a little long should do for most things I think. And as an added bonus, keeps me from dragging out 8 lenses :D


Diane, I'd like to see more of (and from!) that Canham!

BarryS
27-Jun-2008, 20:19
Whoa--those are the first detailed shots I've seen of *any* Richard Ritter camera. It looks great and those belong on Richard's site.

butterflydream
29-Jun-2008, 07:55
My Arca Swiss 4x5

RichardRitter
29-Jun-2008, 08:30
The little one is a Zone VI 4 x 5 now retired and a custom built camera with 76 inches of bellows.

Mike Castles
29-Jun-2008, 09:07
So that's what a camera looks like when you want to "Supersize" it. ;)

Louie Powell
29-Jun-2008, 09:56
The little one is a Zone VI 4 x 5 now retired and a custom built camera with 76 inches of bellows.

That's a Zone VI on steroids?

aporodagon
29-Jun-2008, 23:40
Swiss/French camera with Swedish companion camera.

Greg Lockrey
29-Jun-2008, 23:54
Swiss/French camera with Swedish companion camera.

:D :D :D Is that still considered "Large Format"?

Gary L. Quay
8-Jul-2008, 00:12
A calumet 8x10 on a budget.
14451 14452

14453 14454

1. Photo of me making a lensboard on my Buffalo drill press, made in 1888, in my cluttered garage.

2. The camera with a Hyatt's Rapid lens on a homemade lensboard. The front standard has been modified to be able to put almost any lens in front of the Packard Shutter as long as I make an extended lensboard for it. The original front standard is still behind Packard Shutter, and I can put shuttered lenses in it.

3. My Goerz Red Dot Artar, and my Cooke 12" Series II Portrait lens, both on homemade lensboards. Fot small lenses, I use plastic sheets for the backing. For larger, heavier lenses I use...

4. Old clipboards.

--Gary

zack
8-Jul-2008, 07:03
My Omega 45E on the new surveying tripod. It gets real big. 25 pounds of camera gear isn't very fun to haul around though.

http://zack.loseby.net/images/cameraporn/1.jpg
http://zack.loseby.net/images/cameraporn/3.jpg

Jrewt
8-Jul-2008, 07:36
She hasn't gotten much use since February, but I'm still diggin her. The wehman has to be the lightest camera for the money! Plus a feisol pod, hawling this kit around is a pure joy =)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1115/526757047_0c1b22ba84.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1239/526757051_d48d577250.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1211/526757049_49130c383a.jpg

Bill_1856
10-Jul-2008, 18:04
Just as good today as 35 years ago when this was taken.

Daniel_Buck
10-Jul-2008, 19:48
my speed graphic, with barrel lens attached

http://www.buckshotsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/bauschlomb_01.jpg

http://www.buckshotsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/bauschlomb_02.jpg

Albert Lombardi
10-Jul-2008, 20:12
My homebuilt
14596

14597

Chris Dunham
10-Jul-2008, 20:31
Candy Razzle with 135mm Fuji lens :)

http://bp1.blogger.com/_TZOCb81cxqE/R94rmuGjP5I/AAAAAAAAAOk/V3rEuwqOGxs/s1600/IMG_08_03_16_camera.JPG

Robert A. Zeichner
10-Jul-2008, 20:36
A recent outing at Watkin's Glen. I was having a bad hair day as is usually the case when I'm under the cloth. Camera is my Anba Ikeda 4x5, a 2-1/2 lb. pleasure to take on long hikes. Photo credited to Steven Bikofsky, whom I met while at the gorge.

Eric James
10-Jul-2008, 22:44
Sweet dark cloth-bath towel.

Dany
11-Jul-2008, 01:12
http://www.dany.cz/dany-2.jpg

Me and my toyo view G :)

Ole Tjugen
11-Jul-2008, 02:14
My avatar is myself with my Linhof Technika 5x7" - since sold.

Now I'm using a 7x5" Gandolfi traditional (among other cameras):

Degroto
11-Jul-2008, 02:29
Here is my monster:
http://degrofotografie.punt.nl/upload/mijn_camera_3.jpg
http://degrofotografie.punt.nl/upload/mijn_camera_1.jpg
http://degrofotografie.punt.nl/upload/mijn_camera_2.jpg
http://degrofotografie.punt.nl/upload/mijn_camera_3.jpg
http://degrofotografie.punt.nl/upload/mijn_camera_1.jpg
http://degrofotografie.punt.nl/upload/mijn_camera_2.jpg
It doesn't seem to display the pics.

Louie Powell
11-Jul-2008, 03:26
Last Sunday morning at China Beach in San Francisco.

I was making a long exposure of the the surf and rock when I noticed some movement - the girl proceeded to walk into the scene, turn around and then walk out. Fortunately, I was able to stop the exposure, recock the shutter and then complete it after she walked away.

Turns out that she was a model on a professional shoot - when I left, the photographer apologized for interrupting me, but it thought it was rather rude of him to walk in as I was working and simply assume ownership of the area. The temperature was cool, so I suspect the model was very uncomfortable.

Diane Maher
11-Jul-2008, 04:31
Just the 240 g-claron and 450 Fujinon-c for now. That should cover the majority of what I need. I'm usually pretty good about working with the focal lengths I have with me at the time. A little wide, and a little long should do for most things I think. And as an added bonus, keeps me from dragging out 8 lenses :D


Diane, I'd like to see more of (and from!) that Canham!

I have a lot of 5x12 negs, but not many scanned prints.

Steve Gledhill
11-Jul-2008, 09:04
My Zone VI earning its keep ...

RmFrase
11-Jul-2008, 17:07
My new Shen-Hao 4x5 TZ II B. With 210mm Nikon lens

Dave_B
11-Jul-2008, 17:41
My Phillips Explorer:

timparkin
11-Jul-2008, 17:47
My Ebony 4SU trying to capture the Worms Head Peninsular, Gower, Wales..

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z248/timparkin/2412288093_6fd0733fa0.jpg

The result

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z248/timparkin/2499745671_7b691e137b.jpg

audioexcels
11-Jul-2008, 19:40
And one for Audioexcels (Mike) showing the beautiful Nikkor 450/9 M on the Arca Swiss with the telephoto belows (middle of bellows supported by an adjustable brace designed by Rod Klukas). This lens is just an incredible performer, almost as good as the Rodenstock 300/5.6 APO Sironar-S, in fact really difficult to tell the two apart. I was quite surprised given the price differential.

Brilliant:). Now it's time to do an Arca-Conversion to an 8X10 back and get some further use out of both of these very fine lenses. Beautiful camera, btw:):):D

Wonderful thread everyone!

Michael_4514
11-Jul-2008, 19:41
Which one?

I decided to count mine the other day, and I stopped when I reached . . . well, it was more than 10 and less than 100.

Photojeep
11-Jul-2008, 21:20
My Ebony 4SU trying to capture the Worms Head Peninsular, Gower, Wales..

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z248/timparkin/2412288093_6fd0733fa0.jpg

The result

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z248/timparkin/2499745671_7b691e137b.jpg

Tim,
What is that "pack" hanging from your tripod? I have been looking for something like that.

Thanks,
Randy

timparkin
11-Jul-2008, 22:59
Tim,
What is that "pack" hanging from your tripod? I have been looking for something like that.


It's a Gnassgear Quickload holder..

http://blog.timparkin.co.uk/2007/10/gnass-quickload-holder.html

I'm not sure Justin Gnass is in business anymore though.

Tim

Another couple of pictures

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z248/timparkin/2501847066_f8f4bc9d0e.jpg

and

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z248/timparkin/2501828804_2b716c1b08.jpg

Eric James
11-Jul-2008, 23:45
I like this trend - the set up and the resulting shot. Robert - can we see your shot from that day?

Turner Reich
11-Jul-2008, 23:51
http://gnassgear.com/

You can get right here.

Daniel_Buck
12-Jul-2008, 00:03
I like this trend - the set up and the resulting shot.
I do too!

Steve Gledhill
12-Jul-2008, 05:13
My Zone VI earning its keep ...

Excellent idea to show the setup and the result. Here's the result of my setup in Yosmite - taken a few minutes before the snapshot of my camera:

Darren H
12-Jul-2008, 11:46
This morning in the park.

Arca-Swiss Discovery, 210mm lens at infinity, rise, Compendium Shade, Quickload Holder.

Darren H
12-Jul-2008, 18:39
I like the idea of showing the camera set up and the final image. Here is one from the reaches of west Texas-the Guadalupe Mountains.

Camera set up on location at the rocks and the final image.

The final image is with a Fujinon 125mm lens (at the time it was taken it was my only lens).

Pat Kearns
12-Jul-2008, 19:20
My 5x7 Pony Premo No 3, light and compact. My 4x5 Tachihara.

Robert A. Zeichner
12-Jul-2008, 20:22
I like this trend - the set up and the resulting shot. Robert - can we see your shot from that day?

If you are referring to the scene of Rainbow Falls at Watkin's Glen, I just printed it this evening. 11x14 is too big for my scanner, but I'll see what I can come up with tomorrow.

Daniel_Buck
12-Jul-2008, 22:36
here's 'the shot' along with the setup photo on my Tachihara:

http://www.buckshotsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/mojave2_8x10_03.jpg

http://www.buckshotsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/mojave2_09.jpg

Daniel_Buck
14-Jul-2008, 22:15
and here's another, with the Ritter 8x10, my friend snapped this shot at the exact same time I snapped mine!

http://www.buckshotsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/vara_daniel.jpg

http://www.buckshotsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/vara_06.jpg

IanG
15-Jul-2008, 00:00
If that's a 5x4 Tri-x neg . . . . . . .

Have you tried panning the camera, now that would be interesting.

Ian

Daniel_Buck
15-Jul-2008, 09:00
sorry, I miss-labeled it at first, it's 8x10 negative. I did some panning with my speed graphic 4x5, but not the 8x10. Next time I go I'm going to try and pan with the 8x10 :D

IanG
15-Jul-2008, 12:58
When I'm back in the UK I'm lucky to have the oldest motor race track in the world nearby, the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb. If I get a chance I'll take my 10x8, or failing that a 5x4.

If Lartigue can pan in the 1920's I'm pretty sure we can do better nearly a Century later :D On LF that would be amazing . . . .

Actually at Shelsley they usually have images going back beyond 1920 on display . . . . . . and there GOOD

Ian

Bill_1856
15-Jul-2008, 13:42
If Lartigue can pan in the 1920's I'm pretty sure we can do better nearly a Century later :D On LF that would be amazing . . . .



I don't believe that anybody will EVER do better than Lartigue did nearly 100 years ago, (or even come close)! It is one of the most wonderful images in all photograpy.

keeds
15-Jul-2008, 13:56
I've had the idea of panning my 7x17 from before I got it. I fancy trying to capture a friend cycling, he's into triathlons, and panning with him... Will give it a go one day soon. Should be interesting... ;-)

Daniel_Buck
15-Jul-2008, 14:51
I don't believe that anybody will EVER do better than Lartigue did nearly 100 years ago, (or even come close)! It is one of the most wonderful images in all photograpy.
I'm certainly going to give it a try :) I did get a bit of leaning background in one of my panning shots, but I was so far away from the car I was panning very slowly. Next time I go, I'm going to use the most slim shutter width, and get as close to the car as I can so that I'll be panning the camera faster. Then if I pan slower than the car, that should give me both leaning in the background, and leaning on the car in the oposite direction, like Lartigue's shot! :) Once I've nailed down that, then I'll have to find a nice background to go with the action shot, a large fence would probably work, with all the polls.

In any case, this image that you posted was the same image that gave me most of my inspiration to pick up the 4x5 speed in the first place, and I'm just now getting around to taking it to the track! I may not do as good as that shot, but I'll have fun trying :-)

David Watts
17-Jul-2008, 03:20
The photo following was taken by my father in the late 1950's with a hand-held Super Technika III at the Pt Wakefield circuit (which was closed in 1960, I think). It was taken on the start/finish straight so the Maserati 250F would have been at some speed. I scanned the contact print, which is the only shot I now have from father's 4x5 work, about a week ago and as you can see from the enlarged head shot, the driver's left eye can be made out through the goggles. So panning 4x5 is not impossible.

OT, this is my first post although I have been lurking for some months.

David Watts
17-Jul-2008, 03:22
This photo should have appeared first.

David Watts
17-Jul-2008, 03:33
Try again.

Andrew ren
19-Jul-2008, 18:59
me&camera&step ladder.

Ernest Purdum
20-Jul-2008, 16:18
Many years ago I had fun panning skiers with a Graflex SLR. I was a little dubious because of the left to right reversal, but it worked very well and was not all that difficult.

I still think a big SLR is the way to go if you want hand-held large format.

Darren H
23-Jul-2008, 15:01
For any users of the Arca's with 171 standards contemplating a wide angle bellows- here it is in action.

My Arca-Swiss Discovery with 171 standard and the wide angle leather bag bellows(The F series would be the same). This is a 210mm lens focused at infinity and then at infinity with about as much rise as I feel safe doing.

Third image is a 75mm at infinity with some rise (it could do more).

cjbroadbent
25-Jul-2008, 10:48
My Gandolfi:

fstop
27-Jul-2008, 13:26
I'll go. This is the Sinar p2. The love of my life. He has agoraphobia, though and won't leave my studio (he's a little shy about his weight.) Therefore I had to get a portable Shen Hao 8x10.

Bill_1856
27-Jul-2008, 18:01
It is said that the Speed Graphic was invented because photographers using the Graflex (which was standard press camera at the time) were getting killed because their vision was directed to the ground glass, and weren't watching out for the cars.

SamReeves
28-Jul-2008, 12:04
http://www.samreevesphoto.com/tachihara.jpg

Just another Tachi. Though I'm still proud of it. :p

eric mac
28-Jul-2008, 17:58
My Zone VI 4x10 is about finished. Took it out for a spin last night and finally got rid of that pesty light leak. Need to saw off the rails as you can see. I'm probably not going longer than a 305 on it anyway.

Eric

Brian Bullen
28-Jul-2008, 21:11
My beautiful and ugly 11x14 Korona Camera City View. Found it abused, in an antique store and pieced it back into useable condition. The setup, lens, and the final product.

GuillaumeCo
31-Jul-2008, 06:42
technika in action behind "le lac des dix", in the grande dixence dam, in front of "l'en darrey" alpine ice.

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/2153/tech1ho8.th.jpg (http://img241.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tech1ho8.jpg)

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/2563/tech2nn2.th.jpg (http://img254.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tech2nn2.jpg)

Brian_A
31-Jul-2008, 13:12
http://www.akersonstudios.com/temp/camera.jpg

It's nothin special... Horseman Woodman 4x5 with a DaYi 6x17 viewfinder on the back, a Nikon 150 f/5.6 lens and a Gitzo Basalt tripod. In the grand landscape of my backyard while I was screwing around testing some stuff.

-Brian

Tony Lakin
1-Aug-2008, 09:01
Agfa/Ansco 10"X8" with Taylor Hobson Cooke Series XV.
15411

Photojeep
1-Aug-2008, 09:24
Me and my Wisner Tech 4x5 in Zion.

Steve M Hostetter
1-Aug-2008, 16:35
photo#1- Sinar p 810 w/ 210mm 5.6 XL, Deardorf 11x14 w/ 405 Kodak lens mounted, and a Linhof 4x5 w/ 150mm lens...
photo#2- sinar P 810 w/ Wray f16 APO process lens mounted..

Ben Syverson
3-Aug-2008, 18:31
Just got my Gowland 'Lite' 8x10... Peter and Alice are the best!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3293/2730433966_c8a83eea6c.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/bensyverson/2730433966/)

Here it is packed in my messenger bag. It fits in there with lens, tripod (gitzo 1550T), extension rod, two holders, and all the bits!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/2730432288_c3ba6ee7f9_m.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/bensyverson/2730432288/)

I love this thing.

Andrew O'Neill
3-Aug-2008, 23:16
Swiss/French camera with Swedish companion camera.


Aporodagon, That's too funny! When did you do this??

Steve M Hostetter
4-Aug-2008, 00:40
Bartender I'll have another Korona

This was shot w/ out-dated color polaroid of a 8x10 Korona w/ a Gundlach Turner-Reich anast.f=7.0 Triple Convertable..

This guy has a plate on camera that states C-1 Ground Camera used by the US government to photog national parks ... Ansel may have used this very one,, lens also govern issued...

Maretzo
4-Aug-2008, 04:53
Tachihara in the wild, equipped with a Rodenstock 150 and loaded with Velvia 100.
In Zermatt, facing the Matterhorn.

Jim Cole
4-Aug-2008, 08:45
Bartender I'll have another Korona

This was shot w/ out-dated color polaroid of a 8x10 Korona w/ a Gundlach Turner-Reich anast.f=7.0 Triple Convertable..

Steve,

Great photograph of a classic camera. I want to touch it.

wfwhitaker
4-Aug-2008, 09:38
This was shot w/ out-dated color polaroid of a 8x10 Korona w/ a Gundlach Turner-Reich anast.f=7.0 Triple Convertable..

Out-dated or not, I just love the color in this photograph. It makes the loss of the Polaroid medium seem all the more profound.

Steve M Hostetter
5-Aug-2008, 15:42
hey Jim,Will,,,,

Yes, I just heard about Polaroid and I'm not at all happy ...

Ole Tjugen
6-Aug-2008, 07:01
I'll start with an old Gandolfi Universal. This one has a 5x4" spring back on it; I don't think that's original. I still haven't changed the lens that came with it to something less anachronistic than a 150mm f:4.5 Xenar.

Ole Tjugen
6-Aug-2008, 07:04
Next Gandolfi is a 10x8" Traditional.

I use a universal iris lens mount on it, on a roughly modified original (to the iris) lens board. It may not be pretty, but it works. Both the iris and the camera are perfectly happy with a 300mm f:5.6 Symmar.

Ole Tjugen
6-Aug-2008, 07:07
Yet another Gandolfi: This is a 4x5" Variant Level II. I was looking for that lens yesterday and couldn't find it - that's where it was hiding! :D

Ole Tjugen
6-Aug-2008, 07:11
Not another Gandolfi, but another British camera:

The Carbon Infinity. Here shown with a 150mm f:9 Germinar-W, and a 47mm f:5.6 Super Angulon XL. That lens is easily focussed to infinity with the regular bellows, but I have bag bellows as well if I need movements too.

Ole Tjugen
6-Aug-2008, 07:14
Yet more cameras:

Here's the little Speed Graphic Anniversary - 4x5", so it's only small compared to some of the others. This one also has a universal iris mount, here shown with a Thomson Brothers casket set lens. It's nice to have a camera with focal plane shutter!

Ole Tjugen
6-Aug-2008, 07:18
Last but far from least: A German "Reisekamera" in 24x30cm (9.5x11", just about), made most likely sometime after 1880 and before 1940.

You get the drift now? This one has a universal iris lens mount too. Since the "normal" focal length for this format is 360mm, I put the 360mm f:5.6 Symmar Convertible on it for the pictures.

caleb
6-Aug-2008, 07:44
here is my 5x7 shooting last week in Dublin. This one is a tropical copy of a baby dorff made out of teak. It is heavy and not real tight but when:p it gets pinched or smashed to bits while traveling I won't shed any tears...

Phil Hudson
6-Aug-2008, 08:05
Here's my Hobo 8x10 point and shoot. It's an early one - long before the Fotoman PS came along!

I've adapted it to take Sinar panels. It is pictured with a Nikkor-SW 120/8 lens. This is in a reversible lens mount so that it packs away flat in a backpack with the lens inside the body for protection.

I also have 90mm and 135mm lenses for it if I want some vignetting.

The Nikon 120mm lens is so wide on 8x10 that I've had to make a slot-in gelatine filter holder for the rear of the lens.

Fun to use!

Matt Miller
6-Aug-2008, 08:17
Bartender I'll have another Korona

This was shot w/ out-dated color polaroid of a 8x10 Korona w/ a Gundlach Turner-Reich anast.f=7.0 Triple Convertable..

This guy has a plate on camera that states C-1 Ground Camera used by the US government to photog national parks ... Ansel may have used this very one,, lens also govern issued...


Beautiful shot of a beautiful camera. My first 8x10 was a Korona with a C-1 Ground Camera tag on it, just like yours. Wish I still had it.

Tony Flora
6-Aug-2008, 08:42
Finally had time to post photos of the new Chamonix 4x5. I just cant get over how light weight and compact it is. So easy to throw over the shoulder and walk with. I put about 20 sheets through her over the weekend.

Ash
6-Aug-2008, 09:06
I've still not take any recent photo's of (nor with) the Razzle or Korona, nor the Speed Graphic or the Perken Son & Rayment. I'll have to do so soon!

Since he's long dead, here's Alfred Cheney Johnston's upon his behalf ;)

Steve M Hostetter
6-Aug-2008, 19:35
Beautiful shot of a beautiful camera. My first 8x10 was a Korona with a C-1 Ground Camera tag on it, just like yours. Wish I still had it.

Hi Matt,,, Nothing quite like a good Korona

Steve M Hostetter
6-Aug-2008, 19:40
Last but far from least: A German "Reisekamera" in 24x30cm (9.5x11", just about), made most likely sometime after 1880 and before 1940.

You get the drift now? This one has a universal iris lens mount too. Since the "normal" focal length for this format is 360mm, I put the 360mm f:5.6 Symmar Convertible on it for the pictures.

Hey Ole,,, nice seein ya again ! Nice camera too

Steve M Hostetter
6-Aug-2008, 20:08
my new chamonix 8x10 on it's first trip ever! acadia maine. 1st photo i took with it was from right here.

and one with me.
Hi Eddie,, nice camera .. I notice your from Kingston NY,,, any woodstock stories or photos perhaps..?:eek: :D

dynamo
25-Aug-2008, 03:58
Here's my 13x18 (5x7) Linhof Super Technika V with a ApoSymmar 5,6/210.

Ash
26-Aug-2008, 15:23
May have posted this before... but here's a better quality scan. (clickable thumbnails)

Korona 5x4 with Dogmar lens....

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/second-belated/5x4-misc/th_img074_.jpg (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/second-belated/5x4-misc/img074_.jpg)


....and the first photo taken with the lens.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/second-belated/5x4-misc/th_img073_.jpg (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/second-belated/5x4-misc/img073_.jpg)

Scott --
26-Aug-2008, 16:12
Some restoration-in-progress shots of my Seebold Invisible-era Korona 8x10 with mismatched back. Needs a new bellows, and it'll be ready to shoot!

audioexcels
26-Aug-2008, 17:14
Some restoration-in-progress shots of my Seebold Invisible-era Korona 8x10 with mismatched back. Needs a new bellows, and it'll be ready to shoot!

Beautiful. Put some nice fresh bellows on it and you have a museum quality piece of art.

Francesco Gallarotti
27-Aug-2008, 19:33
Well, I am kind of cheating with this picture. I have it, but have not used it yet. I am having a little one (16x20) built though.:)

wow... simply amazing!
BTW, nice to meet you Hugo!

Matt Magruder
27-Aug-2008, 21:41
Picture of me with my 12x20 Folmer & Schwing w/355mm G Claron.

The image I was capturing.

http://www.matthewmagruder.com/files/gimgs/25_12x20owcem19.jpg

Drew Bedo
29-Aug-2008, 08:36
Ok, now I will finally try to figure out how tom post an image. This is my Kodak View 2-D.

John Jarosz
1-Sep-2008, 17:35
My just completed 8x20. More pictures on APUG, in the camera building thread.

John

Mike Castles
20-Sep-2008, 11:49
A bit late to this, but then was waiting for my new Richard Ritter 7x11/8x10 - and it arrived TODAY!!

All of the good things you have heard are true about the Ritter Cameras, the fit/finish and the functionality are top notched - Richard IS a master camera maker.



more photos can be found here (http://mikecastles.wordpress.com/2008/09/20/new-ritter-7x118x10-camera/)

Frank Petronio
20-Sep-2008, 19:34
Here's my new old 8x10 Norma w the "What the Duck" GG protector

butterflydream
20-Sep-2008, 19:54
Picture of me with my 12x20 Folmer & Schwing w/355mm G Claron.

The image I was capturing.

http://www.matthewmagruder.com/files/gimgs/25_12x20owcem19.jpg


Matt, I was very surprised that you're in this picture. :eek:

Brian_A
21-Sep-2008, 17:41
http://www.AkersonStudios.com/b_lf.jpg

In the field making an image.

Photomax
21-Sep-2008, 21:07
Here is one of my 4x5's: a really nice Busch Pressman D...

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa242/Photomaximum/pressman.jpg

Max

Jiri Vasina
25-Sep-2008, 11:19
Although I don't pictures of myself, and have no tendency to present them at all, I'll make an exception here - because I like the idea of photographing the setup and showing the shot too...

So here is me, my Chamonix 5×8" and a beautiful river...


http://www.vasina.net/photos/web/pict7142.w.jpg

and here is the resulting shot:


http://www.vasina.net/wp-content/gallery/linie/p13x18-156_web.jpg

Mike Castles
25-Sep-2008, 15:38
Nice Jiri, great way to show the power of the 5x8 format (of course the results are great) Thanks for sharing.

Steve M Hostetter
25-Sep-2008, 15:42
Nice one Jiri..!

Allen in Montreal
25-Sep-2008, 18:05
Very nice Jiri,

Monty McCutchen
25-Sep-2008, 18:29
Jiri,

I'm glad you took the time. It's nice to see a picture of the guy who's work is so damn good.

Monty

Jan Pedersen
25-Sep-2008, 18:43
Agree, nice to see you Jiri.

jan

BarryS
25-Sep-2008, 18:46
I like the pair of images. It's interesting seeing the setup and the final shot--and the final shot is beautiful. Only downside is it makes me want a Chamonix 5x8.

Erik Larsen
25-Sep-2008, 19:40
Me on a chilly day at my local spot in Colorado with my 11x14 Gundlach.

Jiri Vasina
25-Sep-2008, 22:15
Thanks guys, but here the praise should go to my wife... she managed to get a decent shot of me and also the target of my concentration ;)

As to your wanting a Chamonix 5x8 camera, well for example when I see Erik's Gundlach 11x14, I want a camera this large also. It would be a joy just to look at the groundglass, let alone on the processed negative, the details, the clarity, the tonality. The Chamonix is not a perfect camera, but is reasonably close. For me, it should have been larger (that is, for larger format size). But it's better to be content with the tools at hand - if they work well for their purpose. I have now forced myself to stop looking in the FS section here, to stop going through photographic section on eBay. Because anytime I look there, I see something I want, or worse, something I need. :D

(But on the other hand, I have never made so good photos with my Pentax 6x7cm, when that was the best tool at my hand. Not a single one...)

nathanm
25-Sep-2008, 23:11
Shen-Hao 4x5 with 300mm 5.6 Schneider which is a ridiculously large\heavy lens for this camera. It's like a big fishbowl hanging off a miniature diving board. I guess it worked, though.

Jumbo size:
http://nathanmarciniak.com/End_Of_A_World_setup.jpg

Eugene van der Merwe
26-Sep-2008, 11:28
Me and my Ebony SV45ti, and the result (I think, i made quite a few images on this occasion and i'm not sure that this is the right one...:) )

Allen in Montreal
26-Sep-2008, 11:30
I am really enjoying the direction this has taken with the camera/result dual views.

Daniel_Buck
26-Sep-2008, 11:53
here's me with my speedgraphic and projection lens, and then there is the results below. Both photos taken within 2 seconds of each other (the photo of me, was taken with the camera in my photo, and vise-versa!) :-D Man... I really should stay *behind* the camera, I'm not a very good model. hah!

http://www.electricreality.com/oakglen/images/_MG_3930.jpg

http://www.buckshotsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/rileys_14.jpg

willwilson
26-Sep-2008, 13:12
My old Shen-Hao HZX 4X5-IIA and the result. This was taken on the Weaver Lake Trail in Sequoia National Park. The Shen Hao has moved to portugal, but my new Chamonix 45N-1 has been getting regular use. I'm Looking for a nice lightweight 8x10 field kit, anybody?

Michael Chmilar
26-Sep-2008, 13:58
Ebony sv45u (with quickload holder inserted), in Jiuzhaigou, China.

Mick Noordewier
26-Sep-2008, 15:19
Daniel,
Cool photo, but how did you manage to shave in 2 seconds ? :confused:
-Mick

Daniel_Buck
26-Sep-2008, 15:57
Daniel,
Cool photo, but how did you manage to shave in 2 seconds ? :confused:
-Mick

the photo of me, was taken by the guy in my photo (notice we each have a camera in our photo). Right after I snapped my shutter, he moved his arm and snapped his. :) Not super exciting, I know... :o

Mick Noordewier
26-Sep-2008, 16:28
Ahh, my bad. That's what I get for looking at the pictures and skimming over the text.

Used to get me in trouble when I was young, also.

I love the photo that you took.

-Mick

Scott --
29-Sep-2008, 11:30
Little bit of an update: The Seebold Invisible-era Korona 8x10, post rehab, with it's new perch, a Ries Jr. Deluxe with 1601 head (thanks, Roger!):
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/smpsweeps/IMG_5128.jpg

Legs are maple with a lot of figure in them. Will strip, sand, dye and topcoat them, blast and powdercoat the metal, and it's be my new number one!

Allen in Montreal
3-Oct-2008, 17:06
Sweet camera Scott!



.... The Seebold Invisible era Korona 8x10, post rehab, with it's new perch, a Ries Jr. Deluxe.......
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/smpsweeps/IMG_5128.jpg

seabird
8-Oct-2008, 02:15
Hi all,

Too many real pretty wooden cameras in this thread. Time to redress the balance with some German heavy metal!

Super Technika IV out in the field. Setup and Result attached below.

Evening light, Hartley Vale NSW Australia on 30 Sept 08 (can you spot the kangaroos at the centre of the image?)

Cheers

Carey
http://members.iinet.net.au/~cbird/index.html