Just pasing through.

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Allan Swindles, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Allan Swindles

    Allan Swindles Member

    Messages:
    250
    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    Location:
    Wirral, Engl
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Hi folks,
    I'm really just passing through. Although I have an MPP mkV111, I really don't get the time to use it that much but I am trying, honest. Just wanted to say how good it is to read about how you people are keeping the faith. Long may it continue.

    Regards - Allan Swindles, (too many cameras, too little time)
     
  2. Drew B.

    Drew B. Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,023
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2005
    Location:
    The Cape
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    As long as you are keeping the faith...I'm happy!
     
  3. Gay Larson

    Gay Larson Member

    Messages:
    1,209
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    come back Allan when you can stay awhile.
     
  4. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    17,946
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2002
    Location:
    Honolulu, Ha
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    Pull up a chair and stick around. We'll have that MPP will be out of the case in short order.
     
  5. copake_ham

    copake_ham Inactive

    Messages:
    4,090
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Location:
    NYC or Copak
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Hey Allan,

    When you get tired of digiclicking - c'mon back and set for a spell.
     
  6. Trevor Crone

    Trevor Crone Member

    Messages:
    547
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Location:
    SE.London
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Hi Allan,

    If the heart's there, the time will come.

    Regards,
    Trevor.
     
  7. George Hart

    George Hart Member

    Messages:
    40
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2002
    Location:
    Chester, UK
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    Hi Allan:

    Just to make contact from a close venue! I live in Ness on the peninsula, and I'm a keen film user in all (ie small, medium and large) formats, though like you very limited by time in a busy job.

    Good fun.
     
  8. clogz

    clogz Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,842
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Location:
    Rotterdam, T
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Alan,
    Make time...and after some time you'll know you did the right thing.

    Hans
     
  9. roteague

    roteague Member

    Messages:
    6,671
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2004
    Location:
    Kaneohe, Haw
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    Welcome Allan from Hawaii.
     
  10. Allan Swindles

    Allan Swindles Member

    Messages:
    250
    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    Location:
    Wirral, Engl
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Hi George,

    I spend a fair amount of time around Ness Gardens, close-up and macro, bugs and stuff.

    copake ham - George, - digiclicking? True, I do have a digital compact, just to dip my toe in the water you understand, but it will be a long time before I abandon film in favour of it.

    And not least, the rest of you inspirational folk, many thanks for your encouragement. I will use my MPP - film's in the 'fridge.
    Got a bug in Windows XP at present so I've had to revert to 98 to get back on line - too many glitches, too little time. Thanks again folks.
     
  11. Allan Swindles

    Allan Swindles Member

    Messages:
    250
    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    Location:
    Wirral, Engl
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Hi George,

    I spend a fair amount of time around Ness Gardens, close-up and macro, bugs and stuff.

    copake ham - George, - digiclicking? True, I do have a digital compact, just to dip my toe in the water you understand, but it will be a long time before I abandon film in favour of it.

    And not least, the rest of you inspirational folk, many thanks for your encouragement. I will use my MPP - film's in the 'fridge.
    Got a bug in Windows XP at present so I've had to revert to 98 to get back on line - too many glitches, too little time. Thanks again folks.

    Regards - Allan Swindles.
     
  12. Neil54

    Neil54 Member

    Messages:
    8
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Location:
    Cheshire, En
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    Hi Allan,

    Although I use a wide range of formats, I keep on finding myself drawn back to large format. For me it just has some qualities that can't be matched by anything else. I am sure if you perservere with it, you will soon catch the bug!:wink:

    I've only been using 5x4 for about 2 years, but I already have urgings to go bigger, maybe 11x14? (Being only 20, I should be able to carry it for a fair distance:wink:)

    Good look for the future, and I hope you enjoy the large format experience!

    Regards
    Neil.
     
  13. Allan Swindles

    Allan Swindles Member

    Messages:
    250
    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    Location:
    Wirral, Engl
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Hi Neil,

    "some qualities that can't be matched by anything else.". I quite agree. The gradation on large format is so much superior than that of the smaller formats. Problem is of course, portability. It is so easy to carry a 'makes toast' SLR or nowadays DSLR, (sorry about the four letter word), whereas I think with large format
    the photographer has to have a specific idea or location in mind. Another problem is the publics (and some 'experts') idea of what makes a GOOD photograph. I think, in general, the QUALITY, of work being produced today comes no where near that of earlier times. That is a very debatable subject and not suitable for this thread.
    Regards - Allan.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 24, 2007
  14. roy

    roy Member

    Messages:
    1,308
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2002
    Location:
    West Sussex
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    Hello Allan, I also have an MPP but of indeterminate marque as it is an ex-WD model. Must use it more !