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    Wink A 'compact' camera

    spotted this on evilbay, might appeal to someone with a pick-up truck and a strong back: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-HUGE-LA...item27e213889e


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    Re: A 'compact' camera

    I have one of those!
    Argyle 14x17 process camera, to save space, I use mine as a primitive vertical enlarger.
    Looks like this one has had the original vacuum back replaced with a homemade gg.
    The stand on mine is aluminum, so lighter than it looks.
    I've thought about adapting mine into a studio cam.
    Real cameras are measured in inches...
    Not pixels.

    www.photocollective.org

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    Re: A 'compact' camera

    nice, wouldn't mind trying one of those out some day, maybe when I win the Lottery I can afford the 11x14 film (or 20x24) saw interesting video recently of Chuck Close shooting Vanity Fair portraits: http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/...wood-portfolio and I believe Mary Ellen Mark shoots commissions on it.

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    Re: A 'compact' camera

    Could be made to shoot 14x17 vertical, or 11x14 (or smaller) in vert or horiz.
    You never know, the seller might even be a forum member.
    Real cameras are measured in inches...
    Not pixels.

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    Re: A 'compact' camera

    Quote Originally Posted by dsphotog View Post
    Could be made to shoot 14x17 vertical, or 11x14 (or smaller) in vert or horiz.
    You never know, the seller might even be a forum member.
    for sure, I'd need a personal shopper to collect it for me, as I live across the pond,and tbh if I had enough cash for that, I'd probably just keep Richard Ritter on speed dial, get one of his 20x24 monsters and just pack it and myself into a camper van and hit the road. In all seriousness though that camera is a nice deal... D

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    Re: A 'compact' camera

    How ironic. That honking big camera sold for $390, and less than a week ago I bought a small self-casing 4x5 for the same amount. Mine cost a ton more money, per pound. The other was a bargain!

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