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    I feel bad every time I see thing like this.

    Every time I see people using old film gear to make other stuff I feel sick. It makes me feel like our film gears are useless stuff.
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    I kinda like it-that might change if I saw the price tag,though.

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    Look like Hewes reels, price tag guaranteed to be pretty high

    The only thing that really peeves me are the Graflex flash handle star wars light sabers. Repurpose any gear you want, but for god's sake stop when it comes to vintage pieces that can never be replaced.

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    I know what you mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chan Tran View Post
    Every time I see people using old film gear to make other stuff I feel sick. It makes me feel like our film gears are useless stuff.
    Most "re-purposed" gear is either damaged beyond repair or stuff (like steel reels) that are not rare and are being thrown out everyday. You might be over-reacting.

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    I once saw a Tilt-all Tripod with a electrical box screwed to the 1/4 inch thread and a lamp fixture on top. non-destructive use!
    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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    i know one Linhof technika V that become a lamp

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    As a clarinet player, I understand. Clarinet lamps are in too many antique stores.

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    I think it's a beautiful piece. Excellent design, except for the clunky, out of scale base, but that's quibbling. I didn't dwell on the price issue (stuff is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it anyway), but I'd certainly like to have it, no matter where the materials originated. It looks like a prop from the movie Metropolis. Except for the base. Grrr.

    That's probably the first article from that magazine that's been of interest to me in years.
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    I think it's cool... but not cool enough to have on my end table.
    However, it makes me wonder if I should have thrown away the Hewes 220 reel I had. It had barely noticeable broken weld, tweaking enough to not be able to load past about 12 inches (and I certainly tried). Might have been a good part for something like that lamp.
    Truzi

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