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    Can I touch your camera?

    I live in the Waterbury CT area (please don't hold that against me), and I'm thinking about making the jump from Medium to large format, but I'm not really sure. What I would like to know is if there is anyone that might be willing to meet me in a quite public place like a park that has things to photograph in it, and show me a large format camera and how to use it. Maybe this could even be some sort of gathering with several people with cameras and several people that want to see them. I know this is asking a lot, but seeing how a large format camera costs as much as a small car I want to be as informed as possible before I do it.

    Thank you.
    "Would you like it if someone that painted in oils told you that you were not making portraits because you were using a camera?"
    "Shouldn't it be more about the joy of producing and viewing the photo than what you paid for the camera?"

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    If you are interested in LF photography, you should watch this video first:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a64iG...eature=related

    On a serious note, how far are you willing to travel?
    gene LaFord


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    Quote Originally Posted by bblhed View Post
    I...I know this is asking a lot, but seeing how a large format camera costs as much as a small car I want to be as informed as possible before I do it.

    Thank you.

    LF needn't cost that much, in fact a used camera, typically less than $200, is your best bet, as you will almost never get what you want in your first camera. Only by using it will you discover shortcomings based on your way of shooting.

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    This weekend I'm shooting with a Speed Graphic 4x5 that was given me... it has many of the qualities of a fine 4x5 camera, and many of the pleasures.

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    I'll meet you at the Port Jefferson Terminal.
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    If you're up for a short drive up I 91, come up to Bruce Barlow's open studio event, see this thread for details; http://www.apug.org/forums/forum139/...-house-nh.html

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    Yup, we'd love to have you come visit. Hey, the Keene Swamp Bats come your way during baseball season!

    We'll have all kinds of cameras for you to play with, and many knowledgeable people who can show you how it's done.

    Weather looks good, the menu's almost complete. Come see us this Saturday, Sunday, or both!

    directions can be found here: http://sitekreator.com/fallfoilage/main_page.html
    Bruce Barlow
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