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    Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Photography SHOULD be fun.
    But at $20+ per frame for 5x7 and up, the sitter SHOULD sit still!

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    Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Quote Originally Posted by xkaes View Post
    That's why it attracts us masochists.
    Exactly -- it can be miserable, but we still enjoy it.

    As a climber put it..."No one climbs Everest for fun."
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

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    Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heroique View Post
    ... Back swing changes geometric perspective, but not viewpoint perspective. Back shift changes neither.

    Doremus, if memory serves, I think you proposed those two terms many years ago in that old, eternally long, but incredibly entertaining thread about how to define perspective. Do you remember that fun but exasperating thread? Those are two terms LFers might put on their refrigerator door.
    [Cues up the old song from Gigi] Ah, yes, I remember it well! All about definitions even though there was basic agreement on everything else.

    Quote Originally Posted by Heroique View Post
    I think the most physically painful and emotionally stressful of any LF endeavor is macro work in the wilderness...
    With a folding field camera with no rear-standard focus and no easy way to move your camera back-and-forth except picking up and repositioning the tripod on uneven terrain necessitating lengthening and shortening of leg lengths, with the wind moving everything around and, finally, once you get everything positioned perfectly finding out that there's no easy way to get to the front of the camera to set aperture/shutter speed so you have to dismount the lens carefully, set everything, and replace it carefully, hoping you haven't moved anything from it's original position...

    Yep, been there, done that.

    Doremus

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    Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    I think Sillverfast and Vuescan are overrated and not worth the money. Stick with free Epsonscan.
    I don't think Epson scan outputs dng files

    Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk

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    Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Bigger is better??? :0

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    Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Quote Originally Posted by pdmoylan View Post
    Compare this to the current Christie’s auction of AA and both Weston’s original prints. It ends on the 24th and expected selling ranges are a pittance compared to this.

    Why the drastic disparity?
    sorry to say it like this/ sound condescending /disparaging but(to many in the collectable art world) the AA and Weston prints are "just photographs"... they're nice photographs but it's not quite the same...
    Last edited by jnantz; 17-May-2022 at 09:21.

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    Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    This has been a helpful thread for me. Thanks.

    Mine: Using a light meter is like using a tuning fork before playing every note of Devil’s Dream on the fiddle. (I am not there yet!)
    ...Dilettante! Who you calling a Dilettante?

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    Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironage View Post
    This has been a helpful thread for me. Thanks.

    Mine: Using a light meter is like using a tuning fork before playing every note of Devil’s Dream on the fiddle. (I am not there yet!)
    that analogy makes no sense. a photo is equivalent to a song, not a note. if you're tuning your fiddle or adjusting your lights, it makes perfect sense to check the results before playing a song or taking a photo.

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    Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    I have no "opinions" about large format photography that I feel need expressing to others. I enjoy what photography brings to my life, the things it enables me to do, and the sense of purpose it gives me. Any opinions I have about LF photography that may be "unpopular" with others are irrelevant.

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    Re: What’s your most “unpopular” opinion about LF?

    Quote Originally Posted by paulbarden View Post
    Any opinions I have about LF photography that may be "unpopular" with others are irrelevant.
    That's a very interesting opinion, and one that I generally share -- but generally don't share it with others.
    Last edited by xkaes; 17-May-2022 at 10:56.

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