interesting movie about a "shutterbug" (large format camera)

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  1. gtaylor

    gtaylor TPF Noob!

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    I saw "Public Eye" from 1992 yesterday. Interesting movie about a street photographer in the '40's in N ew York.

    He used what I believe to be a "large format" camera and I was fascinated by it.

    Does anyone own one?
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Yes, several of us own one. I used mine for the first time yesterday. Who was the photographer? Weegee?
     
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    interesting flick. Had never heard of him.

    I am totally uninformed about large format cameras. What type of film and where would one get it? I loved that old camera he used.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You are not alone... Go have fun! :) There are many more forums out there.
     
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    One or two, or maybe a few more. I still have the ex-RAF (Royal Air Force) MPP S92 I bought in the early '70s. I use a variety of LF cameras nowadays. Here is one of them, a Polaroid 110B converted to 4x5. Right now I'm being dragged into large format digital photography kicking and screaming, but I'll still be using plenty of film. I get most of my large format film from B&H or Adorama here in New York.

    Good luck,
    Helen
     
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    I have three, use two. I'll check the movie...
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    i've a 4x5 but never use it
     
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    There is digital large format?
     
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    Is this movie online? Or does one need cable to watch it?
     

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