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    Copenhagen large format users?

    Hi,

    I recently moved to Copenhagen (from Sweden/France) and am currently considering making the jump to 4x5 large format (I mostly shoot digital or 35mm with a Nikon FA at the moment), mainly for landscape work. However, before making the jump and invest good money in a field camera, I would have liked to give it a try, or at least see one being used by someone who knows what he/she's doing.

    Is there anyone in the copenhagen area who owns a large format and feels like showing me? It would be extremely appreciated!

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    Hey Alexandre

    Welcome to Denmark.

    I actually got a very nice 4x5 black Gandolfi Variant Level 2 - just fitted with new ground glass.

    You can see it here on APUG just listed for sale :

    http://www.apug.org/classifieds/show...1&cat=2&page=1

    New price is 17.000 danish kroner, but you can have it for 5500 + shipping by Post Danmark.

    Nothing is wrong with the camera, it isn┤t stolen - its just a bargain.

    You can call me if you want to know more

    5050 2616
    Claus - Denmark
    Last edited by BlueLemon; 11-06-2008 at 10:16 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    The Gandolfi Variant is a great camera to start with - and go on with, and end with.

    From what you wrote on the LF forum, I think it would be perfect for you.
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    Thanks. I am worried about the weight, though. From what I could find on the internet, it seems to be close to 8.5lbs, which is way too much for the biking/backpacking use I would most likely have...

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    A Variant Level 2 weighs 3.4 kg - and there aren't many lighter cameras which are anywhere near as stable and versatile.
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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    Fair enough.

    The weight difference between a Technika V and the Variant is not that big.

    But it┤s cheap and its there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandre Buisse View Post
    Hi,

    I recently moved to Copenhagen (from Sweden/France) and am currently considering making the jump to 4x5 large format (I mostly shoot digital or 35mm with a Nikon FA at the moment), mainly for landscape work. However, before making the jump and invest good money in a field camera, I would have liked to give it a try, or at least see one being used by someone who knows what he/she's doing.

    Is there anyone in the copenhagen area who owns a large format and feels like showing me? It would be extremely appreciated!
    hei alexandre.
    welcome to Denmark.


    I'd love to show you some LF cameras (I have a few...), but that requires you to take a trip to the top of Denmark... (the Land of the Gandolfi's)

    ..

    should you want to visit, you're always welcome.

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    Hi gandolfi,

    I assume you mean the top of Jutland? I am actually always up for some traveling and didn't have any opportunity yet to see the rest of Denmark... Maybe I could pay you a visit on a weekend in early december, if that's ok with you?

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    As said: you are very welcome.

    (this is also the "home" for Claus' Gandolfi Variant...)

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    Hi Alexandra
    Welcome to Denmark.
    Though shooting with a Sinar Norma 13X18 I wont say that I exactly know what Im doing
    Kind regards
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