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    Re: Giving up the view camera---am I nuts?

    Agh! How did I miss this!?

    Oh, Adams's Surf Sequence is on exhibit. I should go see that.

    -- Mike
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    Re: Starting 4x5 - Which film?

    There's some useful advice in the thread "Kit recommendations for a complete beginner"

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    Re: Maria Isabel LeBlanc

    They're like Sugimoto seascapes but of vegetables!

    -- Mike
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    Re: My first 4x5 photo

    Niiice

    -- Mike
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    Re: Kim Weston Nude Workshop

    Obviously graduates.

    -- Mike
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    Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    Thank you! I'm pleased that I didn't seem to make any gross screwups. I've only made contact sheets so far.

    I took a few more photographs today. I'm using my digital camera as a light meter and...
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    Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    What do you know, I wound up with a Sinar F2 and a Schneider-Kreuznach 150mm f/5.6 Symmar-S MC. I just finished developing my first negatives! Here's an iPhone shot on the light table, sloppily...
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    Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    Well, I just got this camera and its stated condition was without any issues that affect image quality. So I feel it's fair to hold them to their warranty.

    But it's a fair point about the hassle...
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    Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    Narrator: "It really was that simple."

    Yep, there one is. Glad I found it. Thanks for the advice.

    In fact there are two. I think I'll ask KEH for a replacement bellows.

    -- Mike
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    Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    That sounds far too simple.

    -- Mike
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    Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    A good point, thank you.

    I'll be careful to measure the film holders and cut the paper in a clean, well-lighted place so I don't screw it up ;)

    -- Mike
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    Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    Oh, and a followup question...

    I guess you could take one of those film holders loaded with photo paper and use it to test the light-tightness of your new-to-you camera?

    -- Mike
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    Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    Well alll right.

    -- Mike
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    Re: Kit recommendations for a complete beginner

    I'm in a similar boat. I got a slew of used film holders last week.



    I'm going to guess the procedure for this is:

    Buy some inexpensive paper, say 8x10 RC.
    Cut to 4x5.
    Load into holders....
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