Advice on selecting a camera...

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  1. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Francis Miller, a photographer for LIFE magazine in the 50s and 60s, commenting on the switch from 4x5, to medium format, and eventually to 35mm, said this...

    "The trouble with these damn Nikons is, you hit someone with it, they go down but they get right back up. Now, with a Speed Graphic, you hit somebody, they're gonna stay DOWN!"
     
  2. blackdoglab

    blackdoglab yeah I'm easy.... but I'm not cheap

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    LOL! Does an Argus c-3 fall under the Speed Graphic catagory or Nikon in terms of use in assault?
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :lol:

    Ain't that the truth!
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :lol:

    Where do you come across these quotes, Matt? Too funny!
     
  5. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I think I found that one in an article by David Burnett, the PJ who's shooting politics with Speed Graphics and Holgas.

    http://www.davidburnett.com
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hey, thanks for this link - great stuff here. :)
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I always figured that's what tripods were for.
     
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    blackdoglab yeah I'm easy.... but I'm not cheap

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    Tripods, hmmm..... For use as a bludgeon or a knife (aka. tripods with ground spikes or like the one used in Peeping Tom)
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    nah.. I find my monopod a far more effective club.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This thread is turning violent. :shock: You people are scary!



    :lol:
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    We are photographers.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :lol: 'nuff said!
     

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