For a Good Board Call...

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Dan Quan, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Dan Quan

    Dan Quan Member

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    There's a guy on that auction site that makes nice boards for a really good price, he is super easy to deal with and seems to really care about his work. I actually bought two, and i feel compelled to let everyone know about him. Here is a photo of one he did for me.
    And the link is:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Wooden-Lens-Board-6-x6-B-J-2DEastman-8-x-10-various-color-undrilled-/230714480707#ht_864wt_1372

    edit: i feel a little guilty about the quality of the photo, but i'm invited for bloody mary's and really didn't feel like putting much effort into it. sorry.
     
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  2. LJH

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    Pity he doesn't sell outside the US… Seems quite a stupid business practice to me.
     
  3. BradS

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    I recently bought a couple of lensboards from him for my Koda 2D. Agree with the OP. He does beautiful work, delivers on time and the craftsmanship is quite evident. Highly recommended.
     
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    Sounds like they offer happy endings as well. :smile:
     
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  5. Dan Quan

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    I bought this camera about twenty years ago and was just grasping the beauty and versatility of Pyro when I divorced and lost my darkroom and desire to pursue my 8x10 hobby and instead became "more serious" by working in a real studio. The very first job I had in photography was, of course, an assisting position (no pun intended). In the bathroom above the toilet someone had scrawled "Edith Head gives good wardrobe", I was dumbstruck, "what the hell does that mean?" I thought. I had no idea my introduction to fashion, the steak and the sizzle, film noir and p&l statements had just begun, or what a long, strange trip it would be. Anyway, I now have two lenses and both is mounted on a board, finally, and I am once again ready to become "more serious" about photography. I have 100 sheets of HP5+ and am hopeful I can pull off at least 30 happy endings (pun intended).

    I realize part of me is likely stuck at 10Yr's old, but I'm not sure I want to fix that part just yet.