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    Re: Biggest Camera Race....ON!

    I used one of these for my Ritter 20x24. Worked great.

    https://www.thule.com/en-us/bike-tra...e-2-_-10203022

    While you can always find them for less than retai, it was a drop in the bucket when you add up the price of admission to 20x24. Heck, it didn't cost as much as a box of film when I bought it.

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    Re: Biggest Camera Race....ON!

    "Ultrelarge format Aquisition Syndrome ("Disorder?"):

    I am sure that this is a real thing. I am waiting for this guy to post pictures of the camera he builds from a shipping container on a utility trailer. . . .8x10 FEET.
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    Re: Biggest Camera Race....ON!

    I think the biggest analog photo ever made used a BIG US Marine airplane hanger all blacked out

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Picture
    Last edited by Tin Can; 18-Nov-2021 at 06:09. Reason: Marines did it!

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    Re: Biggest Camera Race....ON!

    "The Great Picture. . . .Well Ok but:

    I guess the big deal is not that the image is compelling to view, but that it exists at all right?

    I couldn't find a good viewable shot of the image itself on line.

    I would be more impressed if someone had done a similar thing on a smaller scale with a semi-trailer or shipping container that could be transported to a scenic lookout somewhere.

    Or if something like that had been temporarily done to an as yet uncompleted floor of the Freedom Tower in NYC as it was going up.
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    Back on this idea

    It is Spring!

    Mine will not be ALL retro

    Amazon Wheelbarrow handles, some sort of box, bicycle wheels, just enough to wobble into my yard and get it on the porch

    Gotta get on it before it's winter again

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    Re: Biggest Camera Race....ON!

    Biggest Picture : they turned an empty blimp hanger into a pinhole camera, and used paint rollers to apply something like a liquid light emulsion to canvas, as I recall. Ended up with a giant remarkably boring image of the adjacent parking lot. Biggest portable cameras, well, a number of RV's and truck trailers have been turned into those, as well as a big flatbed truck tricked out with a giant wooden view camera on it. I've personally chatted with such people on how to make on-site processing drums six to eight feet long out of large diameter plastic irrigation pipe. They develop by rolling those on the sidewalk of road surface. Some late 19th C frontier cameras were so big they needed to be supported by scaffolding. I've seen a few contact prints about 5 ft across, and they weren't even close to the largest from that era.

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    Re: Biggest Camera Race....ON!

    Wet blankets are useless until dry

    Advertising Headlines work

    For many fun is doing not criticizing

    I think that is how KODAK made it big

    Everybody can make images
    Tin Can

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