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    My new baby! & a new forum :)

    I thought I would not only show off my new plate camera but also decided to create a new forum for these types of cameras as well. I eyed this camera on ebay for a week and was up till midnight waiting to pounce on the final bid (thanks to Jeremy for the tip off!). It is a Thornton Pickard Imperial Triple Extension Half Plate. I did not think I would get it so was ready for dissapointment but won out in the last 3 seconds. I am not a huge collector of cameras but do have a few on proud display around the house. This was a double win for me since the camera is a 100yr old pristine and beautiful collectible but it's also 100% usable and ready for work. I plan to do mostly half plate ambrotype portraits with this cam, and use my 8x10 for typical field work. The cam is being shipped to the US and I'll pick it up there before I head to the conference.

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    Beautiful... glad you grabbed it!
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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    Now that is truly a thing of beauty!

    Congratulations Sean, and I'm glad such an elegant creation will be doing what it was made to do rather than mouldering in some cupboard.
    The destination is important, but so is the journey

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    Congrats Sean, beautiful piece!
    A new forum is always welcome.

    Cheers

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    WOW!!! It's gorgeous!!!!!!!


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    Speaking of Gear Acquisition Syndrome on another thread, this would definitely bring on a major attack! Congratulations...it's gorgeous!
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    Very cool, Sean. That's a gorgous camera, and it'll be great to see some work from it in the galleries!

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    Sweet. Congratulations.

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    very cool....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jovo
    Speaking of Gear Acquisition Syndrome on another thread, this would definitely bring on a major attack! Congratulations...it's gorgeous!
    Not only was I battling GAS but I was dealing with EBSS (Ebay Bidding Stress Syndrome), you know pulse rate at 200bpm 10 minutes before and after closing can take it out of you

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