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    Format Omnivore Brian C. Miller's Avatar
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    Re: Is This Forum Too Gear Oriented?

    I have no idea if he'd know or not, but I sure can wonder!
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    Re: Is This Forum Too Gear Oriented?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C. Miller View Post

    But I have been wondering, what was the best Nazi secret lens designed by aliens on the far side of the moon under the direct supervision of Adolf Hitler?
    That would be the Scheissadler-Reichs-Ultraorthogon.
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    Re: Is This Forum Too Gear Oriented?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Noble View Post
    ...and not enough on technique?

    Is there a "Technique" mini forum on this forum? That's what large format is about anyways.
    But in order to practice technique, one must first posess gear.
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    Re: Is This Forum Too Gear Oriented?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    WWANN: Why Would Andre Noble Know
    Brian, Brian. "WWANK"
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    Re: Is This Forum Too Gear Oriented?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Noble View Post
    ...and not enough on technique?

    Is there a "Technique" mini forum on this forum? That's what large format is about anyways.
    My view is that "Large Format Photography"--when you get right down to it--about gear or technique at all. Instead it's a sort of approach to photography. For example, Ansel-Adams-ish images of national parks--no matter how overdone boring--do indeed fit the definition but equally overdone and boring catalog shots, even when shot with an 8x10, don't really fit in. On the other hand, images shot with a DSLR might fit in very well. It depends.

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    Re: Is This Forum Too Gear Oriented?

    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Brian, Brian. "WWANK"
    Ummm... that just didn't pronunciate very well.

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    Re: Is This Forum Too Gear Oriented?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Gittings View Post
    ..... You get from this forum commensurate with what you contribute. What's stopping you from posting threads on technique?
    Kirk makes an excellent point...if you're into discussing technique, post some threads about technique. Even if all you can do is ask questions, it will naturally lead to more discussion about technique.

    You get out of it in proportion to what you put in....

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    Re: Is This Forum Too Gear Oriented?

    Technique. Gear. It's all good
    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.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: Is This Forum Too Gear Oriented?

    The term "Large Format" describes the size of the film, not the size of the print.
    By definition that's a function of the gear being used.

    If you don't like gear talk, don't read gear posts.

    Most techniques (lighting, composition, etc) are not format-dependent, and could be discussed on any forum.

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    Re: Is This Forum Too Gear Oriented?

    I a agree that sometimes when you press what's new
    It's a majority of for sale items which gives a certain vibe

    My idea would be to put the for sale section in its own realm
    And to not have it come up in what's new
    through a glass darkly...

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