Australian large format forum

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by welly, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. welly

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    Hi chaps,

    Not sure if this is appropriate or in the right place or anything else but wanted to share an online forum that I've started up (as there appears to be a bit of call for it) at http://aussielargeformat.hostingdelivered.com/ if you're in Australia and want to chat with other LF photographers down under.

    Cheers,

    Welly
     
  2. tomalophicon

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    Great.
     
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    How peculiar. I'd never heard of it. Then I clicked on the link and found I am actually a member of it. You learn something new and educational here every day...
     
  5. munz6869

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    aaargh - another productivity-killer!! (I have signed up immediately...)

    Marc!
     
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    You don't own a LF camera...yet...
     
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    Marc, you need discipline. Where is your other half that carries a big stick? :tongue:
     
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    ...yet...
    It is perhaps tellling how darned close I probably came to landing in LF after months of deliberation, instead opting for a cautionary upgrade to MF first.
    Anyways, LF will be a mid-year acquisition in 2012.
     
  9. munz6869

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    You should get a Wista Gary - everybody else has :smile:

    Marc!
     
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    Patience please, son. Patience. A lot of little things to be done, to be learnt with MF first! :smile:

    EDIT: Where do Wistas come from, Marc?
     
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    Gary, Gary, Gary, just bypass the small formats and jump straight into 8x10, you know you want to.
    Mike
     
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    Gary, Wistas come from the same place as Fuji, Japan. If you can't beat us, join us. :smile:
     
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    No, no, no, no. I mean where is the retail pop-up here in Australia for Wistas?
    Or does one have to bootscoot around FleaBay??
     
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    I'm not sure if they have an agent as such in Australia, but I'm pretty sure you could get somebody to import one for you. I bought mine from a fellow APUGer.
     
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    Ta Marc! I have bookmarked the 45DX. These prices are excellent now the dollar is dancing on the parity ballroom floor.
    Still, I have much work to do with MF first, but mid-2012 has some exciting acquisitions lined up. :smile:
     
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    I might join, but this is already here and could be made to work better - I come to APUG regularly to scab bits of dead cameras to keep mine working

    Except in this case I am scabbing end frames off dead Sinar bellows to modify my brand new Tackyhara to make it into a functional camera instead of a BBC period drama prop'

    On the bright side, if anyone is traveling in WA and needs to hire a most luxurious darkroom equipped for all formats up to 10x8" please contact me via here

    John
     
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    Yeah - when I got mine the AU$ was still kinda low... I ended up buying the 45DXIII, for the graflok back, and after three years of good use, I've never used anything but standard film holders... so it was kind of unnecessary, except I also have the flip up hood, which is awesome. I know other models have detachable bellows, and they would be great - my 65mm is rather squishy with regular bellows...

    Hey look - an LF discussion on APUG :smile:

    Marc!
     
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    That's off-topic here now :wink:
     
  20. welly

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    Just an update. It seems using a free forum host wasn't wise and they took a dive early this week. So have relocated the forum to a new URL on a new host (which isn't free).

    http://largeform.at

    Cheers
     
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    Wow! Same thing happened with my first marriage...