New camera has arrived!

Discussion in 'Ultra Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by colrehogan, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. colrehogan

    colrehogan Member

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    My Canham 5x12 arrived today! I was hopelessly distracted all day! :D

    Anyway, I'll spend a few days getting to know it before I load any film holders.
     
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    Congratulations Diane. Enjoy!

    How are you planning to develop those?
    I remember you using a Jobo on other sizes.

    Good luck.

    John Powers
     
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    Congrats Diane! You lucky dog...
     
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    Diane,

    Congratulations! I am equally impressed by your will power. Waiting a couple of days most certainly would elude me. More likely for me would be ruining several sheets of film trying to figure the camera out on the fly! I hope you share some of the pictures when you are up and running.

    Best,

    Monty
     
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    Great news Diane....now you can relax and enjoy :D

    Look forward to seeing lots of new work from you with it...envy the fun I think you will have with it.
     
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    I finally got a Jobo 3004 and will be using it to develop the film.
     
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    Work and a dentist visit are the problems. I've been going crazy for the last two weeks waiting for it to arrive.
     
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    very exciting Diane. take some snaps of it and brag to us all. :smile:
     
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    Good Evening, Diane,

    Congrats! Enjoy!

    Konical
     
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    It feels awesome opening up a new camera, good for you!
     
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    great to hear Diane........now the fun starts!

    Clayton
     
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    My thoughts, exactly!

    Congratulations, Diane! Enjoy your new camera, and share some pics of and from the camera.

    Best,
     
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    Great news, Diane!

    One of your previous posts made me think on going 5x12 and not 7x17 but it will be the bigger size :smile:

    Have fun,

    G
     
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    Diane, I can understand how you feel right now, although on a much, smaller scale. I just got a 6x12 back for my camera. I'm really looking forward to seeing some of your magic behind the lens.
     
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    Good for you Diane. I think you were looking when I joined APUG. That was a long search. Congratulations.

    John Powers
     
  17. David A. Goldfarb

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    Congrats, Diane! That sounds like a very portable format, and Canhams are great cameras.
     
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    5x12" sounds like a great format - kind of like a super-long 5x7" :smile:

    And it's half of a 10x12", the closest inch-equivalent to the 24x30cm camera I have learned to love even if I have only taken one picture with it (and that's when I found all the light leaks). I'll see if the bottom half of the negative is usable, so I can get an idea of what you format is like!

    What lenses have you got/are you planning to get for using with the new camera?
     
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    Are you one of those scary persons who read the manual before starting to fiddle around with your new shiny toy! :surprised:

    just a little envious :D -- MW
     
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    Well done Diane, I think 5x12 is a great format! I know just how you feel, I'm making friends with my 7x17 that I've only had for a few days.

    Richard Wasserman
     
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    Of course! :wink: But I have a dentist appt. today and it's supposed to rain this afternoon. :sad: I will practice opening and closing the camera to get a better feel for the process in the meantime. I plan to get some lenses onto lens boards and play with it inside too.
     
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    Dianne,

    This is a wonderful format, IMO. Last year I was fortunate to see Tillman Crane's Scotland work most of which was shot on 5x12. Enjoy your camera!
     
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    That's such great news, I hope you really enjoy it.
    And the Canham's are sweet.
    -Rob
     
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    What the hell! Everyone's getting a new toy lately. Congrats Diane, I've lusted after one of Canhams designs for some time. His all metal 20x24 looks $interesting$ How bout some pics of yours.

    Mike
     
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    Diane,

    Best of luck with your new toy. 5x12 is a great format, and very portable!

    Steve
     
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    Mmmmm, new toy, eh, Diane? Sounds like great fun. You might need a new wagon to carry your toys around, though. :wink:

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