"Mystery Scribe" eat your heart out !!!

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  1. Philip Weir

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    Not just for "Mystery Scribe" but as he's building his own camera, a man ahead of his time [or 100 years behind] Thought I'd show you an old camera I'm currently restoring to its former glory. It's over 100 years old, and I personally used it about 20 years ago, and it still works well. If you'd like any further information on it, don't hesitate to comment. I will take some shots with it in the next few weeks [hopefully].:mrgreen:

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    www.philipweirphotography.com
     
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    Nice! Is it an 8x10? Do you use a horse as a tripod? Love it! :drool:

    Just for comparison, the neg holds over 53 times the data that a 35mm does. For those that think digitally, if it had the same sensor density of a 5D, it would be a 678MP camera and make images 29,120px x 23,296px. :stun:
     
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    :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
     
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    Oh, and another cool comparison: Blowing a 35mm up to 8x10 is like blowing an 8x10 to 64x80. That's over 5' x 6.5' and still being able to scrutinize the print with your nose right up to it.
     
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    I f'n love it. I wish i had the knowledge to use something like that., I to would like to know the size it shoots.

    I was shooting pics at a flea market once to drum up some winter business and someone tried to sell me a huge, I mean huge camera that had been in the news paper office's starage for about a hundred years. I was too stupid to buy it.

    I love it and yes i wish i had it.

    Even more important why didnt you answer my guestion.. Does tilt or swing effect the exposure of the negative.

    I failed to mention that mine is (stating in embarrased fashion)_ 2x3
     
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    It would actually take a 10x8 back, but I only have a 5x4 and a 5x7 back.
    Thanks for your data information. It would be one hell of a sensor.:mrgreen:
     
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    Mystery Scribe, you do have the knowledge to use one, you just point the glass bit away from you and shove a film in and your rolling.
    To answer your question re exposure using tilt and swing. I thought i did, but if not. NO, it won't affect your exposure.
     
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    I read this one before the other one... You did answer and thanks... It was my guess but I wasn't sure. I do love that camera and yeah I figuring out mine as I go.

    Kind of cool to be able to shoot without having to worry about the camera placement too much. Im tempted to build one for roll film now.
     
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    Well, now you'll have to get one. ;) A camera that size would take one, wouldn't it? At this point you might have to make it yourself, though.
     
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    Okay philip here is an idea for you. Mount a scanner to the rear of the camera. Focus your image on the glass top and then scan it direct from the camera. the worlds larges digital camera instantly.

    I have a canon lide 25 that is actually light enough and small enough to use for that. Now wouldn't that be a kick
     
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    Beautiful camera Phillip :) I have an 8x10 field camera myself, in good working order. The film is just so damn expensive! :p
     
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    A beautiful camera indeed, Philip! :thumbup:

    I am looking forward to seeing some shots taken with it. :D
     

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