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  1. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    I went out today after work, gave a guy my hard-earned cash, and came away with a 4x5 Speed Graphic with 127mm Ektar lens, 127mm Graflex lens, twelve film holders, speed back, assorted lens filters, instruction book, two boxes of film (old Tri-x and Vericolor S) in a case, a colorhead and color stabilizer for my 23C, a daylight 4x5 developing tank, and 8 hard rubber Kodak developing tanks with 4x5 holders! :oops:

    Where am I going to put all this crap??:er:

    Oh, and I'll try to post pics this weekend. I need to trudge up to the office to use our digital camera since I don't have one.
     
  2. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yea, your bad. But I'm sure I and a few other volunteers can help releave you of your guilt and pain.
     
  3. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    I bet you guys can, too.

    Here's my concern, and perhaps Max or JC will need to answer it for me: will this first leap into LF cause me develop a ravenous hunger for larger and larger negatives? Will I be foaming at the mouth for an 8x10 before too long?

    I might need to move to a bigger house.
     
  4. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Oh, $170 for it, if anyone's interested. Am I bragging? I don't mean to if I am. :p
     
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    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    Good for you for getting it!!

    Man, i bet you can't WAIT to see some 4/5 Velvia slides!!
     
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    JC1220 TPF Noob!

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    Great find! My first venture into 4x5 was with a Calumet 45NX then bought a Calumet 4x5 field(pretty much a Tachi) of which I still have both and not touched in probably 12 years, when I moved to 8x10 & 12x20 and contact printing. Come to think of it I haven't touched the 4x5 Besler in about the same time period! Wow I have a lot gear I should sell!

    Anyway, I moved up to 4x5 because I was becoming increasingly unsatisfied with 35mm. I think you will like the control - both in camera and processing, viewing on the ground glass in quite enjoyable and that large negative! I think I stared at my first negatives for hours!:D

    So, I give you a year if you are lucky, maybe a month or two on the outside before you start wondering what an 8x10 neg would be like!:lol:
     
  7. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Uh oh... It started!The addiction to the LF started! :lol: Bad news, there's no 12 step recovery from this addiction.;)

    Good find! Price is very, very low and you'll have tons of fun shooting 4x5. Have fun with it.
     
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    r-brian TPF Noob!

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    Just take on look at the price for 8x10 and larger film. 4x5 sounds pretty good.
     

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