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    Re: New Lightweight Camera System

    yes, have not been here in a while- real life got in the way-

    Ive recently returned to this project, and have started a redesign of some of the more problematic aspects of the design- rear tilt...
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    Re: 14x17 build, with filmholders and tripod

    Beautifully done...
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    Re: The Mercury, a universal camera

    The project looks great, and I thought the video was very entertaining, although you did cast the older guy with the beard as the large format guy-

    Still, older is probably relative...

    Good...
  4. Re: I have been a member of this forum for more than sixteen years....

    An apolitical photograph is a worthless photograph, after all. Unless it's art. In which case, it's inherently worthless. Or, useless (after Oscar Wilde...)

    Those who are easily offended should...
  5. Re: I have been a member of this forum for more than sixteen years....

    I haven't read the next page, but I'd just like to mention that I am Sparatcus, too.

    Gudmundur, a frank exchange of views represents a time gone by- when the site was vital. Perhaps we are the...
  6. Thread: Hi from Dublin

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    Re: Hi from Dublin

    Howaya...
  7. Re: 96" x 144" or 8' x 12' !!! Yes folks ! One of the largest cameras ever made !

    He had a vision, pursued it, and made it happen. I'm sure he is not in the least concerned with the mean spirited comments from this parish. Whether or not it has a working bail back that takes the...
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    Re: October 2015 Portraits

    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5802/22409156685_609ca05e4c_o.jpgFreda by joseph, on Flickr

    Freda, 82 next week. You didn't hear that from me...
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    Re: Are any civilians getting the New Type 55 film yet?

    Like you, I pledged my $75 and am still waiting for my reward. However, I have no problem waiting for my fulfilment. I understood that the risks were great, and that I was backing a project whos...
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    Re: new55 kickstarter has begun

    My New 55 hasn't arrived yet, I suppose I have to wait until it's my turn...

    With the old 55, which I'm still using, you have 3 options for using it in the field.

    You can save the print only,...
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    September 2015 Portraits

    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/754/21048715286_a6c22ff63d_o.jpgN at M by joseph, on Flickr

    T55, 250mm f3.5 CZJ Tessar at 5.6
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    Re: August 2015 portraits

    Lots of lovely work in August...
  13. Thread: Wanderlust 4x5 P&S

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    Poll: Re: Wanderlust 4x5 P&S

    Me too. Always loved that phrase.

    While I'm here, congratulations on your project having achieved the 'lumire du jour'

    Well done. Never doubted you for a minute...
  14. Re: Standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona........AIR Show

    Just find a place to make your stand, and ...

    Pictures look great, shame I can't get out west this year...
  15. Re: Gandolfi: pilgrimmage to the sites of the Gandolfi workshops

    Currently a car park for Toys are Us. I've parked there, buying Nerf Guns for the nephews; there's really nothing to see there anymore. On old map of London shows a row of buildings on that site,...
  16. Thread: Wray 36" f:6.3

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    Re: Wray 36" f:6.3

    I have a 36" f/6.3 Air Ministry lens, though there is no maker's mark. It's a lot heavier than 5kg.

    I wrote a little about it here.
  17. Thread: Reply with quote

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    Re: Reply with quote

    It doesn't bother me, since the internet is infinite and my scrolling finger is hardly over-exercised.

    It's particularly useful when referencing an image on an earlier page, since each page...
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Very nice- Arca Swiss is a really good platform for an extension.
    Have you taken it down the new Wookey Hole yet?
    I've only been to Cheddar Gorge once, a memorable spot...
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    Re: Choosing contact printing paper size

    9.5" x 12" might be a little more economical-
  20. Re: LF image only, no written comments, reply by image only

    http://www.carboncameras.com/img/portfolio/LF_gallery/fence-and-axe023AF800.jpg
  21. Re: Affinity Photo - a useful alternative tp Photoshop?

    BTW- I have tried the Gimp too- and it simply doesn't work on a mac, if you're someone who likes to use all the features. Life is just too short to try to learn the absolutely non-intuitive...
  22. Re: Affinity Photo - a useful alternative tp Photoshop?

    I bought it and first impressions are very favourable. My system- Im running a 2011 MBP with 16gb of RAM, hooked up to an external monitor. You can set the amount of RAM available to the program in...
  23. Thread: Newbie 5x7 woes

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    Re: Newbie 5x7 woes

    That's Half Plate size- 6 " x 4 ", or 12 x 16.5cm. I could use some of that, I've got the right holders...
  24. Thread: Post your churches

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    Re: Post your churches

    http://www.carboncameras.com/img/portfolio/LF_gallery/Sandwich_HR019_800h.jpg

    Sandwich, Cape Cod, MA. First Church of Christ.

    Some of you might have a picture of it already-
    ...
  25. Re: New Catagory for Alternative Printmaking via various digital means

    I've just shot some 4x5, and I don't have an enlarger so I would find it difficult to produce a wet print without a digitally produced internegative. Really, do we have to penalize large format...
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    Re: What's your Favorite LF Accessory?

    I'd quite like central air ...
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    Re: Sweet Ruin: The Brooklyn Domino Sugar Refinery

    Well done, and well done on becoming a featured kickstarter project. They emailed me today to say that you were one of their favorite projects; I hope the additional exposure works out well for you-
  28. Re: Anyone seen this scanning setup?

    It looks like a copy stand to me, with a backlit base. I don't think it will be too long before the outrigger lamps appear...

    I don't think it's correct to call it a scanner, since it looks like...
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    Re: New Lightweight Camera System

    'Launch' might be too strong a word...

    I'm working on making the prototype, then it will have to be tested. As soon as it looks like it works reliably, then I'll be inviting others to test it, and...
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    Re: New Lightweight Camera System

    Thank you Jim, appreciate the words of a master maker-
    got to aim towards your bigger size cameras soon-
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Nice looking camera Joe, and great pictures from it-

    As a child, I remember being in a family picture taken on one of these in Majorca in 1972-
    I remember the photographer attaching a logo to...
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    Re: New Lightweight Camera System

    There are no scales on the camera, there is no need to read off a scale to determine the spread between near and far focus.

    You are free to ignore the distance between near and far, if wide open...
  33. Thread: ULF Portraiture

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    Re: ULF Portraiture

    That's great...
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    Re: New Lightweight Camera System

    Thanks again, Drew and Kirk, and OnF, of course--

    Just a few points-

    I'm a little surprised that I haven't been challenged on any 'factual' representations on the website. I was sure there...
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    Re: New Lightweight Camera System

    Thank you all so much for the encouragement. It really helps, makes it seem as if it's in some way worthwhile.
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    Re: New Lightweight Camera System

    It will fold up like the original prototype- this picture is on the Design Goals page, there are more pictures there too-

    http://carboncameras.com/img/Design_2.jpg
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    Re: New Lightweight Camera System

    Thanks Drew. Sorry if you haven't found everything, but the only movement the camera is missing is rear rise and fall. I can't comment on your other claims.
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    Re: New Lightweight Camera System

    Thank you Colin, that means a lot to me-

    The rendering is of the next prototype, the C812, hopefully there will be some progress, and I'll have something to photograph shortly.

    It does look...
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    Re: New Lightweight Camera System

    Thank you-

    Yes, I should follow stricter rules with the typography. I'm not a website designer, it's just an additional trade to add to the 11 trades necessary to be a camera maker, that Gandolfi...
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    Re: New Lightweight Camera System

    Thank you to all who commented- I wasn't sure how this was going to be received, since there were quite a few new things all going on in one place here.




    Thanks for your detailed response- I...
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