Stoked, view camera class starts soon.

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  1. DIRT

    DIRT TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, Im amped to start my new View camera/Zone system class. It starts the 31st. Anybody got any tips?
     
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    oriecat work in progress

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    Awesome, good luck! What size camera will you be using?
     
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    DIRT TPF Noob!

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    Thank you, I will be shooting 4x5in.

    you changed your avatar? Cute.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I always take 2 exposures of every shot. Hopefully I'll only goof one of them up. ;)

    Freestyle still has some Arista Pro 4x5 left. It's really Ilford Hp5 and FP4, but cheaper.

    I've been using mostly Speed Graphic bodies for 4x5. For many years I used an Anniversary Speed Graphic, and recently I switched to a Super Graphic. I have an old steel monorail that I used in school. I dragged it out on Mothers' Day and took some portraits. It was in worse shape than I recalled; it needs a tune up and/or a rebuild.
     
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    oriecat work in progress

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    Thank you! :)

    I think I may need to look into a LF class myself. I would love to try it, but I just don't know if I could ever feel comfortable just jumping in by myself. (altho I was sorely tempted by a 4x5 enlarger I saw at Goodwill a couple weeks ago! Man, what a monster.)
     
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    DIRT TPF Noob!

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    Thanks KSmatt, I work right across the street from Freestyle. HAHA sucks to be anybody else.

     
  7. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yup. Dust is attracted to the sky area of all images, ya know.

    Everything will be pretty much the same... just bigger. Bigger tripod too. Bracket your exposure with transparency film. Use a lupe on the ground glass to check your focus.

    You're in for a bunch of fun!

    Good luck.

    -Pete
     
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    Man am I jealous. I have been wanting to get into 4x5 forever. Just have'nt made the plunge.

    If still want to do the print exchange, maybe some contact shots of enlargements from the class would be cool.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Often where I screw up a neg is scratching it during development. I've gotten a lot better, but I still like to have a spare.
     

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