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    Backpacking with 7x17

    Wondering what others are using for a backpack to transport their 7x17 to remote locations?

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    Re: Backpacking with 7x17

    Steve,

    I just use a regular Ridgeway backpack made by Kelty for it. My 7x17 is about 10 Ibs.

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    When I shot the format I used a LowePro Super Trekker.
    Kerik Kouklis
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    Re: Backpacking with 7x17

    What cameras are you talking about? Also how many holders do you have loaded?

    Asher

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    I use an old Lowepro Super Trekker for my Canham 7x17. There is enough room for two lenses, a Nikkor 450M and a 305 G-Claron. I carry an AWB film holder case that holds three holders. It works about as good as you can get for 7x17.
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    Re: Backpacking with 7x17

    In my Lowepro super trekker, I get my camera, three holders, two lenses and meter/filter.

    My tripod is heavy and is carried separately.

    It weighs 30-35 pounds..I wouldn't backpack very far. I also have a wagon/garden cart with large inflatable wheels which can go over somewhat rough terrain. I load all my stuff including tripod.

    Others simply load a Jeep and go four wheeling.

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    Re: Backpacking with 7x17

    So Kirk and the two Scotts and Hugo,

    how much do your cameras weigh? (We know the Chamonix is 10 lb). Then what happens to the negative and making the print?

    So here are the 5 key questions I see. Do any of you:

    1. scan your prints?
    2. have a 7x17 enlarger?
    3. only do contact prints?
    4. do platinum/gold etc prints?
    5. send your work out to a photography lab?


    Also what film do you use?

    A lot of questions, but you guys would kow

    Thanks so much for sharing. It seems once one starts with pnoramic format, it's addictive!

    Asher

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    Re: Backpacking with 7x17

    Asher,

    I'm calling in since I use 7x17 too. Here are my answers:

    1. I do scan prints for web display, sometimes I scan the negs. I use a Canon 9950F and have to stich the two parts in Photoshop.

    2. uhm, no

    3. yes

    4. not yet. I'm practising in smaller formats untill I get my methods right. I'm currently exercising pt/pd and gum printing.

    5. never.

    I use my homebuilt 7x17 camera with 3 filmholders loaded with Fortepan 200. It sure is addictive but the camera should get out more!

    Greetings,
    G

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    Asher,

    I only do No. 3.

    I use any cheap films I can get my hands. Currently Efke 100.

    Hugo

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    Re: Backpacking with 7x17

    I used to have a Folmer Schwing with 4 holders and 5 lens. Recently acquired a Phillips 7x17 with 6 holders and now 6 lens.

    I am heading to New Mexico for a few overnights and would like to get the system, tent, ground pad and bag to location on my back.

    Thanks for your input.

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