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    Re: Pretty, expensive

    Hi Dan,

    It is. But a beautiful L bracket hand built wood monorail 4 X 5 that includes a Docter Optics 250mm Tessar lens, Berlebach tripod, tripod head, and a beautiful hand built camera suitcase; I believe it also includes a Polaroid 545i (?), 4 Fidelity 4 X 5 Holders, Dark Cloth, Large Format Handbook- Plaubel, construction diagrams, and magazine article about the camera???.

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    It is also a masterpiece, in the original meaning of the word!

    Pretty, but too expensive for me. So my pretty, inexpensive cameras will have to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Tjugen View Post
    It is also a masterpiece, in the original meaning of the word!

    Pretty, but too expensive for me. So my pretty, inexpensive cameras will have to do.
    This from the man that last bought a Carbon Infinity???!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by naturephoto1 View Post
    This from the man that last bought a Carbon Infinity???!!!!
    I "last bought" a pre-anniversary Speed Graphic. Inexpensive at $56, but maybe not so pretty.

    The Carbon infinity is pretty, and pretty inexpensive compared to this camera!

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    It might go well in a brutal shag-carpeted, mylar wallpaper, 1970s-style dream setting. It lacks the subtlty of a really nice Ebony or even a Nagoka Ikeda. It is entertaining -- and well crafted -- kitsch, and an ironic satire on Linhof's designs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Tjugen View Post
    I "last bought" a pre-anniversary Speed Graphic. Inexpensive at $56, but maybe not so pretty.

    The Carbon infinity is pretty, and pretty inexpensive compared to this camera!
    Yes, but the Carbon Infinity was a beautiful used piece of art work with a cracked GG.

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    I still use the cracked GG, and I haven't replaced the missing spirit levels either. I figure mine could well be the only CI showing clear signs of use - most of the others have never been unpacked, I suspect

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    Re: Pretty, expensive

    Everything is backwards when Architectural Digest comes with a large format camera to take pictures OF a large format camera.

    Furniture is...well...furniture, and cameras are cameras.

    The V11 is as close as I'll ever get to combining the two.
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    I see a window of opportunity here---- build a Bender, buzz out a circassian walnut lensboard, give the whole enchilada a piano finish sell it on German ebay.... and move to easy street!

    It really is a beautiful piece of wood (and metal)working but so is a V11 'dorff (plus you get all those acres of gg to play with!)
    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.
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