Large Format in China - Wow!

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  1. Colin Corneau

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    A great find, Shame about the "TORUM" on the sign.
     
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    So we can expect Jobo tank compatible processors from China soon? :smile:
     
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    Could be a lens or two I've sold on eBay in that group shot.
     
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    That's just what I was thinking!
     
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    Those guys who only ship to the continental U.S. are missing out on a serious chunk of the market!
     
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    They're not taking LF seriously. Only 3 beards between the lot of them!
     
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    Of particular note is the LF pano cameras on the left hand side...I don't know enough to tell if they're 7x17 or 12x20 or what, however -- drool-worthy stuff.
     
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    Approximately 142 people, quite a lot considering it's obviously cool weather.

    Interesting to note only one wooden tripod, Berlebach are safe for the moment!

    Yes, the "only will sell to the continental USA" mob, do restrict their market, but their loss is your gain David.

    Mick.
     
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    Amazing photo. Thanks for sharing. Makes me want to start using LF.
     
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    Very impressive!

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    No! links to the Torum of China Large Format Photography should be made elsewhere. They are a hybrid user group!

    I'll get my coat. :D



    Seriously, lots of interesting photos here

    http://www.45810.com.cn/en/lijie.htm
     
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    what lens is this big?

    super symmar xl?

    [​IMG]

    -Dan
     
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    It would be interesting to know what the ULF, whole plate and other custom format shooters are using for film. Is there a Chinese distributor for the Ilford ULF cuttings, or are they doing their own special orders or group orders with Shanghai/Era, Fuji, Ilford, Kodak, the East European manufacturers, etc.

    I know highpeak posts on the xitek forum sometimes. Anyone with any insights?
     
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    I believe there is a ready supply of ULF Shanghai film in China.
     
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    One thing hasn't changed. There aren't many women in the group. :sad:
     
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    They do a nicer job on the group photo than we do as well.

    -Rob Skeoch
     
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    There is an outlet, in the amazing Wukesong camera mall in Beijing, for Ilford products (as well as many others). IIRC, they advertise in View Camera magazine.

    I bought my Shen Hao 4x5 in that mall so there definitely is a place to go for this stuff.

    Not sure what Shanghai, Era or other Chinese manufacturers offer for the more unusual film offerings -- be very curious to know for anyone who can post that info?
     
  23. David A. Goldfarb

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    When I've glanced at the xitek list, there seems to be a fair amount of interest in color, and there are surely some people in that crowd with the budget to special order from Fuji or Kodak.
     
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    Beijing is a first-world, hyper-modern and wealthy city (for the benefit of those who don't know as much about China, perhaps). One look at that photo will show you those guys came to play.
     
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    What's with the Schneider-Kreuznach sign in the photo?
     
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    I was in the photo mall in Shanghai this June. About six floors. As you go up the smaller players start to show up. You could find the latest new LF gear at a few of the stores and Shen-Hao has their store there as well.

    As Colin mentioned these are supper modern city's... I thought Shanghai was very similar to New York in a lot of ways.

    -rob