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    Can't get a Walker camera - thanks a lot, pinhole people!!!

    Apparently you can't buy any of the Walker Titan stuff because he's too busy making pinhole cameras for Ilford. Guess I'm back to the Toyo plan.

    Damn pinholes!

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    Maybe the real problem is they keep getting up and walking away... If he made them without legs you might be able to get one easier. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    Apparently you can't buy any of the Walker Titan stuff because he's too busy making pinhole cameras for Ilford. Guess I'm back to the Toyo plan.

    Damn pinholes!
    That's the best bad news I've heard all week. Though I don't know the price difference between a Walker and a Toyo, I'm assuming you'll be coughing up a little more cash for it. Still, it's good to hear that sombody making film cameras is having trouble keeping up with demand.
    Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada

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    "Were I to invoke logic, however, logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." -- Mr. Spock from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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    Ha ha. Not always. The needs of even one lens user definitely outweigh the needs of the many pinholers, no matter how many there are.
    Last edited by Michael R 1974; 01-27-2012 at 09:34 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    The needs of even one lens user definitely outweighs the needs of the many pinholers, no matter how many there are.
    That's right. They can use any old box or tin can!!


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    Well, there's nothing to stop us lens users from screwing a lens into any old box or tin can, except that most of us consider ourselves to be "superior" to that.

    Michael, are you looking for a 4x5 or something bigger?

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    Sour grapes make such a fine whine!

    But pinhole images are great -- one just has to sharpen them up a bit in PhotoShop...

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    Some good answers here.

    Bdial: 4x5. I used to use a monorail but that was quite a pain in the field, and then I sold it so I could upgrade my 35mm gear, which I switched to for a while. I'm going back to 4x5 mostly now, and I'm re-outfitting myself with equipment that will serve me better than the stuff I aquired when I first started sheet film way back (didn't know enough about what to buy at the time).

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    If I were looking for a lightweight 4x5 field camera and were considering a Toyo or Walker, I'd buy the Wisner Flight that's been on offer in the APUG classifieds for the past few weeks, if it's not sold yet. Buy it, so I won't be tempted anymore!
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