How lucky can one get? ;-)

Discussion in 'Ultra Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by big_ben_blue, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. big_ben_blue

    big_ben_blue Member

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    Well, I love ebay, I really do (sometimes at least).

    And so it came about, that I found myself bidding on "A BIG SIZE WOODEN CAMERA". The price of 300$ sounded fair, considering the listing included two holders and a 24cm Voigtlander Heliar. I was hoping it being the sibling to the Watson&Sons 8x10 which I had gotten a few months before from the same seller.

    Well, the camera arrived today. Looked a little on the large side inside all that bubblewrap. Then came the shocker - the sucker isn't a Watson&Sons, nor is it a 8x10 either. CRAP!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    Turns out, it is an 10x12 Gandolfi (acording to the label). Now what should I do? Leaving a negative feedback to the seller for misrepresenting the item.? How good can a 300$ Gandolfi be for crying out loud? Gotta have to leave now, need a drink ... :wink::D

    Chris (PS: someone having 10x12 film for sale by chance?)

    EDIT: Jeepers, there's another thread with the same name and about another Gandofli too. And I didn't notice it. Where do I have left my mind?
     
  2. Ole

    Ole Moderator Staff Member

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    So there are two of them!?

    10x12" is a nice format. My favorite print size is 9.5x12", so naturally I have a camera in that format. 10x12" is almost as nice (just a little bit too square)! :D
     
  3. gandolfi

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    my thread - my gandolfi.. but slightly bigger than yours (12x16") :smile:

    if you are mis content, I'll be happy to buy it from you for 300$....
    (one can never get enough Gandolfi's!!)

    :smile:

    by the way: can't you post a picture..

    show mt yours and I'll show you mine...:wink:)
     
  4. Ian Leake

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    Sounds like you got a good deal! A 12x10 Gandolfi went for just under £1000 a few days ago in the UK. Ilford make film of that size as a special order - I was quoted about £95 per box if I remember correctly. It may be easier to find 14x11 film and cut it to size...
     
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  5. gandolfi

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