Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by nealjpage, Nov 3, 2007.
Terri, I thought of you when I saw this camera. Even I think it's very purdy!
It is very pretty. Pain in the arse to cut down the film for it, though. You'd have to get a long roll of 4" by lots of feet and cut it down to 4"x10" sheets, or cut 8x10 in half, or I suppose you could cut down some 10"x10" aerial film. 4x10 is a pretty uncommon format these days. Even less common AFAIK, than 7x17.
And the film holders would be $150 a piece, easy.
It's only money.:mrgreen:
use an 8x10 camera for 4x10, get another dark slide and modify it to shoot half a sheet at a time.
Oh man, I remember reading the frustrated threads on APUG about people trying to rig a single 8x10 holder to shoot two 4x10's. It made lith printing sound like a piece of cake.
Lith printing IS a piece of cake. :mrgreen: Well, darn near. And it helps to have Tim Rudman at your elbow those first few tries.
Very pretty camera; love those red bellows! This is one of those cams that would be a lot of fun to play with, but for the reasons mentioned above, I wouldn't want it for a regular-use LF. I'll be perfectly happy when I get up the nerve to go for the Tachihara! It will get the job done for me and has the added plus of being a girly-weight 4x5.
Thanks for the eye candy, Neal.
I have a hard enough time controlling normal chemical reactions during development, let alone a chain reaction.
I've heard you have to do quite a lot of reading up on it before you try.
I felt like I had a decent grasp of the concept after looking at Tim Rudman's first book; nothing we did in the workshop was outside of what he had written, so I was indeed mentally prepared.
Watching infectious development is a total turn on. You have a different kind of control than in normal B&W developing. You can fool with it any way you want to. Shoot, Max, you'd be in love!
Sorry for the thread hijack, Neal.
Quite alright. Hijack away, guys!
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