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    Re: Am I stupid for buying a new 4x5?

    Definably not stupid and as a bonus you can throw around phrases like "Any fool can shoot digital". Yo do get extra points if the digital shooter has a matching camera strap and ball cap with his camera logo shouting out to the world I am a digital photographer steal my gear! Extra points if they are wearing a photography vest.
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    Re: Am I stupid for buying a new 4x5?

    I recently bought a brand new Shen-Hao 8x10. So, you indeed may or may not be stupid but you have company

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    Re: Am I stupid for buying a new 4x5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Dahlgren View Post
    Am I stupid? Isn't film dead?
    Jack,

    You're just down the road apiece. Why don't you come up for lunch and I'll show you why film ain't dead. There isn't a print on my wall that could be done with a digital camera.

    When moving pictures came out they said Photography was dead. Lots of photos since then......

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    Re: Am I stupid for buying a new 4x5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny Eiger View Post
    Jack,

    You're just down the road apiece. Why don't you come up for lunch and I'll show you why film ain't dead. There isn't a print on my wall that could be done with a digital camera.

    When moving pictures came out they said Photography was dead. Lots of photos since then......

    Lenny
    One of these days I'd love to. I used to live up that way and this is a great time of year for photography.

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    Re: Am I stupid for buying a new 4x5?

    Igor, you foooool! Everyone knows that you should have bought a 5x7 but are just too polite to kick you when you'rr down.
    Congratulations and bountiful blessings upon your 'first'. You can never have another first so be at peace.
    My entry two years ago was a camera listed as "good condition"...saggy bellows c multiple holes, cracked base, no focusing screen...but lot's of grief. You were wiser than me. Welcome!

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    Re: Am I stupid for buying a new 4x5?

    Awesome! Hope you enjoy your new Ebony.

    Just remember that a view camera can be very flexible to use many film and digital formats. At some point in the future, it might be a digital back on your Ebony. Your purchase might be a camera for a lifetime.

    Ciao!

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