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Thread: Pinkham's, Petzval's, & Petrol on Pater's Day 2008

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    Pinkham's, Petzval's, & Petrol on Pater's Day 2008

    You know the drill. You guys seem to like these little blogs with ecclectic lenses.

    If not, nothing to see here, move along.......

    I'll double post this over at APUG for my many friends there.
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    Re: Pinkham's, Petzval's, & Petrol on Pater's Day 2008

    Well, there's a reason we like these little blogs, Jim, something about well-seen and well-made images from lenses that hold a bit of history and magic. I think we appreciate your own appreciation of them as well...

    "I'll repay his graciousness with a portrait that he likely couldn't have gotten on purpose in all of Los Angeles."

    I've sometimes wondered whether a photographer could keep a small commercial studio going by making large-format portraits with the old lenses. But perhaps it's an acquired taste, enjoyed mostly by a few over-the-hill... excuse me, "well-seasoned" photographers.
    "I love my Verito lens, but I always have to sharpen everything in Photoshop..."

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    Re: Pinkham's, Petzval's, & Petrol on Pater's Day 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sawyer View Post
    Well, there's a reason we like these little blogs, Jim, something about well-seen and well-made images from lenses that hold a bit of history and magic. I think we appreciate your own appreciation of them as well...

    "I'll repay his graciousness with a portrait that he likely couldn't have gotten on purpose in all of Los Angeles."

    I've sometimes wondered whether a photographer could keep a small commercial studio going by making large-format portraits with the old lenses. But perhaps it's an acquired taste, enjoyed mostly by a few over-the-hill... excuse me, "well-seasoned" photographers.
    My fantasy is to open a studio like Mike Disfarmer's and do penny portraits like his until I die. First I have to win lotto.
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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    Re: Pinkham's, Petzval's, & Petrol on Pater's Day 2008

    Delicious!!!

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    Re: Pinkham's, Petzval's, & Petrol on Pater's Day 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sawyer View Post
    Well, there's a reason we like these little blogs, Jim, something about well-seen and well-made images from lenses that hold a bit of history and magic. I think we appreciate your own appreciation of them as well...
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    I think Mark has said it perfectly here!

    Jim, I hope you do win the lotto and open up a studio, I would love to see the results from that project.

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    Re: Pinkham's, Petzval's, & Petrol on Pater's Day 2008

    awesome. now lets see some work from that old dallmeyer!
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    Re: Pinkham's, Petzval's, & Petrol on Pater's Day 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by eddie View Post
    awesome. now lets see some work from that old dallmeyer!
    Really hope I can get to that this weekend!
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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    Re: Pinkham's, Petzval's, & Petrol on Pater's Day 2008

    Jim, these are great. I love them all! The portraits are especially good. I sent you an e-mail on a lens I picked up. A big Darlot. Let me know what you think.

    Jim

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