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    Dang. I'm in San Francisco the week before that.

    It's madmen trying things like this that inspires me. Simply awesome.

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    I see a couple of #10 Cirkuts have shown up on eBay. The listings probably weren't triggered by all the Cirkut posts here, but it would sure be a good time to list one if you were trying to sell. I remember Ed who had the used camera store on Aurora Ave in Seattle for so many years saying he could always tell when one of the magazines published an article on a certain camera. Suddenly he would get all kinds of people looking for said camera.

    I understand the reality is modern America lives on borrowed money, but the "No payments for 3 months" in both eBay listings strikes me as slightly odd for a Cirkut. I suppose Rent-to-Own a Cirkut is next. Or "The repo man got my Cirkut today". Still, if creative financing helps someone buy these and keep them running, go for it. Likely a better investment than a new SUV or the stock market.

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    It's good to see some interest in the Cirkuts, would be even better seeing some of the younger generation showing some interest. To me it's a bit like comparing modern cars to those from early last century, the old ones can be a lot of fun but their foibles can test you at times.

    I fear the young ones with their digital upbringing will disparage the antiquated technology.

    Clayton

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    When I was younger, I would have never have believed three things about the start of the new century - the survival, let alone success, of Harley-Davidson; tatoos on women; and anyone on planet Earth doing wet plate photography. I do believe that Cirkut photography will survive.

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    "I remember Ed who had the used camera store on Aurora Ave in Seattle for so many years saying he could always tell when one of the magazines published an article on a certain camera. Suddenly he would get all kinds of people looking for said camera."

    Yeah I sold my Busch Pressman for $400 just after Shutterbug ran an article about it. Nice camera though, and I somewhat miss it.

    Anyway Panorama photography is very popular right now. But I think the big Cirkut cameras are just too much for most people to handle. You have to have a bit of crazy in you to try using one of those. (I'm setting up my ebay snipes right now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by claytume
    It's good to see some interest in the Cirkuts, would be even better seeing some of the younger generation showing some interest. To me it's a bit like comparing modern cars to those from early last century, the old ones can be a lot of fun but their foibles can test you at times.

    I fear the young ones with their digital upbringing will disparage the antiquated technology.

    Clayton
    Not sure if 32 years old counts as younger, but there are plenty of folks my age playing around with all sorts of LF equipment (and MF). Engineers are still engineers and are attracted by bright shiny objects with gears and pulleys, etc. The Cirkut cameras are a bit much for me only because of the size of the apartment I live in, and the number of toys I already own (5 4x5's, 2 5x7's, 2 8x10's, 1 8x20, cameras I'm building, lenses in every nook and cranny, and MF too numerous to count). I've been trying to work out how I'm going to print my 8x20 negs. 6' long negs are (almost) a non-starter. Although I'm now working out how large a kite I'd need for the old, beat-up Korona I haven't used in a while . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence
    Not sure if 32 years old counts as younger, but there are plenty of folks my age playing around with all sorts of LF equipment (and MF). Engineers are still engineers and are attracted by bright shiny objects with gears and pulleys, etc. The Cirkut cameras are a bit much for me only because of the size of the apartment I live in, and the number of toys I already own (5 4x5's, 2 5x7's, 2 8x10's, 1 8x20, cameras I'm building, lenses in every nook and cranny, and MF too numerous to count). I've been trying to work out how I'm going to print my 8x20 negs. 6' long negs are (almost) a non-starter. Although I'm now working out how large a kite I'd need for the old, beat-up Korona I haven't used in a while . . .
    Good to hear Terence...........now tell me do you have friends playing around with old equipment like this or do they spend their free time Playstation?

    Clayton

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    Actually, I'm a construction manager, so we have even more fun toys to play with. To be honest, the guys playing with Playstation, etc tend to be the married guys. The kids give them an excuse to have it in the first place. It's the single guys who have the disposable income to play with the real toys (cameras, etc). Unfortunately, between woodworking (for making cameras), camping and all my cameras, I barely have room to take on a new hobby in my 720 square foot apartment.

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    There's no stopping Galli, now:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Kodak-Cirkut-Pan...QQcmdZViewItem

    eBay Item number: 7598152341

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.d.ewen
    There's no stopping Galli, now:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Kodak-Cirkut-Pan...QQcmdZViewItem

    eBay Item number: 7598152341
    Sheesh! I can't get away with nothing! OK, now that word's on the street, does anybody want to buy the working 8?? Gotta pay for the 10 somehow!!!
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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