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    my first foray into 12x20 ...

    APUG is about the only place I think I can come too where I can adequately share my excitement and have an audience of people who'll appreciate it

    I picked up my (new to me) 12x20 Folmer & Schwing camera yesterday up in Fort Worth, TX. Stopped by Burleson, TX and visited mike Castles, he graciously helped me cut a few lensboards for it, and allowed me to set the camera up and play with it some on his porch.

    Got up this morning and loaded some ilford MGIV paper in the holders to test them out and make some paper negs.

    This was literally my first shot with the camera.... negs turned out pretty good and I decided to contact print it onto another sheet of Ilford MGIV



    thanks for letting me share.

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    Congratulations Matt, sounds as if you are running with the big dogs now. Nice study of form by the way.
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    Not only is this a BIG camera, it is also a very "pretty" camera. By that, I mean it is really nice shape and as the fit/finish of the folks that made them leave me in awe.

    Here are a few digi-snaps of Matt and the camera (if these need to be removed by the moderators, please do)
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    Of course, to buy film for the thing, Matt has had to give up his apartment and move in under that bridge. :rolleyes:

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    Matt is looking pretty happy there. I bet you couldnt pry that smile off his face.

    Now you've done it Matt! Where will this madness end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Brown View Post
    Of course, to buy film for the thing, Matt has had to give up his apartment and move in under that bridge. :rolleyes:
    Lol...You have anything left for the ilford order Matt? Very cool, btw.

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    Congratulations Matt...I know you have been looking forward to this for a while. happy shooting!
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    There is some inexpensive 12x20 film floating around at this time, take a look. Calumet was selling some 12x20 hp5 I think just expired and others. Certainly someone on apug will step up and give you a few sheets of film for this baby. Good luck you are one of the few who have the skills to shoot this format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harrigan View Post
    Good luck you are one of the few who have the skills to shoot this format.
    thanks harrigan. I appreciate the comment.

    also, thanks everyone for the kind words of encouragement. Thanks to a gracious/generous fellow ULFer and Texan Im going to have a few boxes of film soon to shoot and test out with. Really looking forward to it.
    Especially looking forward to trying to get a few churches shots for the texas church project. I think this format and the 'wide' 355mm G claron will work well in these older churches we are shooting.

    Thanks again to mike castles for helping me cut a few lensboards and get the lens mounted properly on the camera.

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    Congratulations on the new toy, Matt!
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