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    Interesting observation regarding Large Format on Facebook

    Iím really not interested in the pros/cons of Facebook.

    I AM interested in a FB page that Iím on that is dedicated to Large Format.

    Every day or two, upwards of 3-5 new members sign up. The Moderator welcomes newcomers, directing them to the pageís Ts and Cs.

    Very interesting numbers joining. Contrary to what Tony Northrup claims, it seems that film isnít dead.
    Lachlan.

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    Re: Interesting observation regarding Large Format on Facebook

    That metrics is super inflated, no one should take it seriously.

    Joining a FB group is super easy - almost as easy as creating an account here. Takes no effort at all.

    What fraction of them will actually go out and buy LF related equipment, and more importantly, use them?

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    Re: Interesting observation regarding Large Format on Facebook

    I've maintained a close relationship with Arca Swiss, having bought a half dozen of their cameras over the last 20 years. My last was an 8x10 F Metric and Rod told me afterwards that they're selling more of these than ever. At $8k a piece, I'd say that's a positive metric.

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    Re: Interesting observation regarding Large Format on Facebook

    While I can't speak specifically to LF, I can make an observation on shooting film in general. I teach high school photography. 10 years ago many high schools closed their darkrooms (fortunately we did not). I know of one high school that closed their darkroom a decade ago that has re-opened it. There are more students interested in shooting film today than in previous years. They think of it like vinyl records — analog is cool and in style.

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    Re: Interesting observation regarding Large Format on Facebook

    Good points that support increasing LF and film usage.

    Several small companies have joined the fray.

    FB is winning
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    Re: Interesting observation regarding Large Format on Facebook

    Do the terms and conditions of Facebook still claim ownership of anything posted on it? The right to use it, alter it, sell and re-sell anything posted - including your personal information?
    This was part of their terms some time back - have they changed them?
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    Re: Interesting observation regarding Large Format on Facebook

    There are several LF groups, two have about 7,000 members.


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    Re: Interesting observation regarding Large Format on Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    Do the terms and conditions of Facebook still claim ownership of anything posted on it? The right to use it, alter it, sell and re-sell anything posted - including your personal information?
    This was part of their terms some time back - have they changed them?
    Please reread the first line of my original post.

    I don’t care about Tw&Cs on Facet.

    This thread is simply about interest in LF.
    Lachlan.

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    Re: Interesting observation regarding Large Format on Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachlan 717 View Post
    Please reread the first line of my original post.

    I don’t care about Tw&Cs on Facet.

    This thread is simply about interest in LF.
    I read it the first time.

    The fact of how they do business helps with deciding whether to get involved. Dedicated to Large Format is nice but if you can lose rights to your images or information - that is a consideration before getting involved.

    On this site those in charge do not claim ownership to sell or whatnot. Worth being on here.
    "My forumla for successful printing remains ordinary chemicals, an ordinary enlarger, music, a bottle of scotch - and stubbornness." W. Eugene Smith

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    Re: Interesting observation regarding Large Format on Facebook

    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Barrett View Post
    I've maintained a close relationship with Arca Swiss, having bought a half dozen of their cameras over the last 20 years. My last was an 8x10 F Metric and Rod told me afterwards that they're selling more of these than ever. At $8k a piece, I'd say that's a positive metric.

    CB
    Doesnít mean that much if you donít know how many they sold before.

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