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    4 Giga Pixel Analog Camera

    I'm not sure if this is the correct forum but I thought everyone might enjoy this article on a custom made camera.

    http://www.wired.com/news/technology...ory_page_next1

    Don Bryant

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    Ok so this guy's claim to fame is that he makes BIG pictures. Wow, since bigger IS better, he must be the best photographer on the planet

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    Okay-

    Being the gadget freak that I'm known to be...

    I GOTTA GET ME ONE OF THESE!

    Sure, it's just bigger pictures... but it sounds like fun to tinker with. I haven't the faintest idea how to use one of these, but what a great toy!


    Side note- my wife just looked over my shoulder & announced:

    "Don't even THINK about it!"

    Damn.
    John (Alpha Flying Monkey) Moore
    http://www.flyingmonkeystudio.com

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    How come we keep seeing this technician's work? Can't we just ignore him?

    It seems that every few months someone "discovers" this web site, gets amazed by the banality of his work and posts a link on every LF forum in the world.

    I gotta speak to his marketing agent ...... or get a gimmick.
    Graeme Hird
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    Failure is NOT an option! It comes bundled with your software ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme Hird
    ..... or get a gimmick.
    All photographers have a gimmick.

    Don Bryant

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    Oh NO!!! not this again!!
    Mama took my APX away.....

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    This one I think is actually different from the guy in the news a few months ago. That was Clifford Ross. This is Graham Flint.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    Yeah he is different. DOing the same thing, proving that he probably has more money than most and producing hohum really freakin big pictures. A bigger heavier camera makes you a better lover....um..photographer right?
    Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy. Pope Paul VI

    So, I think the "greats" were true to their visions, once their visions no longer sucked. Ralph Barker 12/2004

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    Most people just don't realize what you can do with a big piece of film, all other improvements aside (and I would not regard building a LF camera with no movements as an "improvement"). This came up on another list (not particularly photographic) that I follow, and I posted this in response--

    If you are curious as to what you get with an ordinary 8x10" neg scanned
    on an ordinary 1000 dpi flatbed scanner (an old Agfa Duoscan), I have one
    on my photo site at 4 different resolutions at:

    http://www.echonyc.com/~goldfarb/photo/imviaduct.htm

    No nuclear reactor or spy plane parts involved. Just an 8x10" Gowland
    PocketView (an ultralight monorail camera), a conventional filmholder, a
    50-year-old single-coated lens, and T-Max 100 not particularly processed
    for fine grain. A few off-the-shelf refinements like a modern lens, a
    somewhat sturdier camera like a Sinar, maybe a Sinar high-end filmholder
    (has better flatness than a standard holder), and a drum scan, and it
    would be hard to tell the difference from a Flint/Ross type camera.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    Stunning!! On the XL image I can even see that the car is up on a jack, will all the tires removed; license numbers and street signs are all readable.
    Robert M. Teague
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    "A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist" -- Louis Nizer

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