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    Re: Need advice on ULF bellows

    Quote Originally Posted by seno View Post
    Hello.

    I am newbie and planning an ULF 16x20
    It seems to me that there is something completely incongruous about this statement.

    Why don't you start with something smaller before going into the deep end?

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    Re: Need advice on ULF bellows

    Quote Originally Posted by William Whitaker View Post
    It seems to me that there is something completely incongruous about this statement.

    Why don't you start with something smaller before going into the deep end?
    William,

    I presume to be clear you mean cheaper with a less expensive learning curve....

    Was wondering the same, but wanted to address is technical questions first,

    Len

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    Re: Need advice on ULF bellows

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Of course, but a 14" WA is far from a 165mm Angulon. I have one. I also have set of 16X16" bellows with 40" of easy extension, that folds down to under 2". Custom Bellows UK, made them. They are for a 14X16" camera using 14X17" X-Ray film holders, which don't use the entire 17" of film available normally.

    Cameras vary...

    By the way, 'TIN CAN COLLEGE' is The School of Hard Knocks and everyone is an alumnus.

    Happy Holidays everyone!
    Randy,

    Not just cameras vary, but so do non-original bellows. My non-original bellows on the 8x10 are relatively thick compared to the UK Custom Bellows on the 8x20.

    I do not recognize "Tin Can College" as a common term in reference to the School of Hard Knocks in Canada nor my travels in the USA. Is that a Chicago related reference?

    I do expect however given the demographics of this this forum, especially in this area of the forum, many are distinguished and well accomplished alumni members...

    And I concur, Seasons Greeting to all and best wishes for the New Year,

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    Re: Need advice on ULF bellows

    And I don't mean to rain on the OP's parade.
    Or maybe I do...
    But success at the larger ULF formats is very demanding in so many ways.
    The progression is very non-linear. And there are so many details to keep track of
    I just really hate to see someone get frustrated and possibly lose interest and quit photography because they fell victim to the romance of the formats.
    I believe I speak at least partially from experience. But I haven't quit yet. Not quite.

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    Re: Need advice on ULF bellows

    [QUOTE=William Whitaker;1529636]
    The progression is very non-linear. And there are so many details to keep track of/QUOTE]

    Having maybe too quickly moved from 4x5 to 11x14, I'll second this statement. It's a multi-year learning curve when you jump to ultra large formats.

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    Re: Need advice on ULF bellows

    Thank everybody for all your kind advice. I know I am in a rush, with more passion than experience and knowledge. I will report my progress for my project.
    Thank you again.

    Jongin

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    Re: Need advice on ULF bellows

    Nothing is impossible

    Good luck!
    sin eater

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