It is complete

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Krzys, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Krzys

    Krzys Member

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    My Copal 0 lens board arrived today. Now I have a complete LF setup.

    Wista Field
    Nikkor-W 150
    ONE light tight and functional film back (the other needs repair) - this could pose a problem :D

    Now I just need some film and the learning begins.
     
  2. Steve Hamley

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    Congratulations - Show us the prints! :smile:

    Cheers, Steve
     
  3. Ian Grant

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    It's never complete . . . . .

    Have fun, Wista's are great cameras to use, and you'll be amazed how many people will stop & talk to you when you use it, just remember when they ask is it old, say it's remarkable what the Japanese make now :D

    Ian
     
  4. z3guy

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    Ian is right. Wista is a great camera to use and it does get a lot of attention and the "it must be really old" comment. I love using mine. Enjoy!

    Paul
     
  5. Chazzy

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    Congratulations. You are going to get hooked on large negatives. If you haven't already, do check out the large format forum; there are some articles there that might be useful to you.

    http://www.largeformatphotography.info/
     
  6. Ian David

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    Good work Krzys. Fun eh?
     
  7. SMBooth

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    What do you complete....what about the Darkcloth to hid under, focus loupe, shutter release, etc :smile:
     
  8. Krzys

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    I have all those :smile:
     
  9. Ian Grant

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    A roll film back is very useful, it means you can switch to 120 film when you're running out of film particularly when out shooting all day.. There's a Wista version that has a plate so it can sit under the focus screen if the camera doesn't have the Graflock type back.

    Ian
     
  10. mark

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    Welcome to the opium den.

    As someone said, it is never complete.
     
  11. Wyno

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    Pretty soon now you'll decide that 4x5 is not big enough, and that's when you find you can't get off the train.
    Mike