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Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by George Papantoniou, May 25, 2006.

  1. George Papantoniou

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    Myself, my favourite Borsalino and my new (old) Zone VI...
     

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    Nice hat, George. :wink:
     
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    And the camera isn't too bad either. :smile:

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    NIce camera, (drools on self) Hey, isn't that a canon lens cap? :smile:
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    Thank you George. It looks as if the photo was taken with a Leica M3 using a selftimer.

    What a waste of a beautiful hat.
     
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    Indiana Papantoniou?



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    Love the hat, and the camera of course.... And what is that I see in the background, a color print?
     
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    I have too much hair for a cool hat like that.
     
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    What's the coke bottle hung on the front of that? I could be envious.

    Nice 'at mate.

    tim in san jose
     
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    So George, have you ever seen the French movie "Borsalino"?
     
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    Mr Mc Blame, wrong as always... Indiana Jones did not wear a classic "fedora" style felt hat. He had the "traveller" type, the one with a leather band instead of the "ribbon" type the classic hats have. The classic Borsalino is fitted with the ribbon and this is what was worn by all respectable Italians (and Italian-Americans) before the war.

    I also have a borsalino with a leather band (the "traveller" model - that Indiana Jones wore) that I wear when I'm in a playful mood. I once wore it during a photo-job and saw someone making a gesture like saying I was dressed like a cow-boy... what an ingnorant, even you, Mr McBlame should know that cow boys wear Stetsons...

    If you want a real Indiana Jones - look hat, look for it in Australia (Akubra hats)...
     
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    Quite right... It's a colour (RA-4) 1mx1m print I made by projection of a (square) portion of a 35mil. EPP I had processed in C-41 (cross-process)... the grain is visible, but it still isn't disturbing (the subject helps it to disappear)...

    Claire, you should be surprised to know that although I am allergic to small negatives, I have three huge prints hanging in my house that are made from 35mm negs. I just like them too much (not the negatives, the pictures...)
     
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    No, you wouldn't... it's a Fujinon L 420mm. The low price range that isn't produced anymore. Sharp in the middle. I want it for super sharp portraits, it'll do the job (I don't care about corner sharpness). It might help in the beginning, but later on I'll go for a 300mm for landscapes.
     
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    "Borsalino & co", yes, of course... I really liked some of the gangster movies with Delon, I prefer "Le cercle rouge". Lately I tend to look at the kind of hat every actor wears instead of other things (am I getting obsessed ?)
     
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    Le cercle rouge is a great film.
     
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    Do I detect a revisionistic approach to "Hate the sin but love the sinner"? Oh, I just love those gorgeuos huge prints made from the crappy, small, inadequate negatives.

    Perhaps you can make some wallet sized prints..or have them made for you..from some 8x10 negatives. Then you could declare "I hate these shitty little prints but I do so love the negatives they were made from.
     
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    Well, Claire, it's just that I am a schizophrenic personality, that's all. I love B&W but sometimes do interesting things in colour, praise the qualities of LF but own interesting smalls cameras and sometimes work with 35mm, etc. But aren't we all ?
     
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    You are so correct George but I do so regret the misuse of a high quality and handsome hat. Does gilding the lily strike a chord with you?
     
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    Although my English is not that good, I can guess that you're tryng to offend me. You're being silly and you'll make me report you to Big Brother
    :-(
     
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    You English George is perfectly fine. Offensive is as offensive intends. I intended no offense but I do tend to over kid.

    I look at your photo with your new camera and I think to myself: " What a handsome camera. What a marvelous hat. What a fine looking face is on the photo that is being obscured by no recent contact with a razor. Perhaps I can use this to irritate George."
     
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    No need to present your excuses, I was joking. I am no fink. And I know you're joking, too :smile: