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    Hello all

    Hi all,

    I hope I'm posting this correctly... Just wanted to introduce myself as a new member here. I'm a photographer of many years. I got started in medium format with 120 a long time ago with a Rolleiflex, before upgrading to a Hasselblad. I made the leap to large format a few years ago with a 4x5 that I enjoy. I recently made the bigger leap to 8x10 with a Toyo G. It's glaring at me with a big 300mm eye from across the room, just daring me to take it out for the first time once the warmer weather arrives this spring. This thing doesn't bite, does it?

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    Re: Hello all

    Hello! Don't worry big cameras don't bite but they do sometimes draw a crowd.

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    Re: Hello all

    Welcome -- they only bite the wallet...hee, hee!
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

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    Re: Hello all

    Quote Originally Posted by Lens Carrier View Post
    with a Rolleiflex, before upgrading to a Hasselblad.
    Debatable if that was an upgrade, or more like a sideways move (or dare I say downgrade? ;-) LOL

    welcome and have fun with LF.

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    Re: Hello all

    Welcome, to my friend LC!
    I dream in black and white.

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    Re: Hello all

    Thanks everyone! Mike introduced me to this forum, him and I are going on a landscape shoot of the Hudson River Pallisades today. Vaughn, you're right about the wallet I noticed it was lighter after I bought the Toyo. I got it for a nice price even though Mike explained its more a studio camera instead a field camera. We will keep it close to the car!

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    Re: Hello all

    It helps to have sense of humor in life

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Welcome -- they only bite the wallet...hee, hee!

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    Re: Hello all

    Yeah I guess it does... maybe I can tell that to my better half when I start paying for bigger film. bigger lenses and bigger everything else that goes with 8x10 instead of 4x5

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    Re: Hello all

    Welcome aboard!
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: Hello all

    If you really want to learn about wallet biting then ask Vaughn about his 11x14!

    Welcome to the forum. We are glad to have you!

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