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    Milestone Picture (at least for me it is) ULF Portrait #1

    I've made 2 exposures with the giant Eastman 11X14 camera so far. This one really pleased me. No biggy you say? Try focusing a 22" Voigtlander Petzval on a squirmy 15 month old :o He started to get fussy so Grandpa handed him a vintage Lionel Shell tank car. (I think it adds wonderfully to the vintage look I wanted) No time to think. Plus all that thick carpet makes the very top heavy camera impossible to move around. For lighting I simply opened the front door and set a stool in the immediate entry. I only have a single aperture stop besides wide open. F9. I had mounted a Packard shutter inside so before the whole idea went to pieces I pulled the darkslide and Ka-Plunk-a. I'm glad I did. Gosh a big studio with wood floors and lights would be nice!


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    Well done, Jim!

    My god - that camera makes my 12x16" Soviet plate camera look lightweight and portable (it is a bit flimsy)!
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    WOW, what a camera and lens Jim. Where did you find that one? I'd have the same problem-no good room to put it in. Very nice picture too!
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    Jim, no insult or criticism intended, but what I see on my screen is nice picture but otherwise just another blurry .jpg. Small .jpgs don't represent the originals very faithfully, alas.

    As for that big studio, you know the recipe. Sell more lenses. A lot more lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Hawley
    WOW, what a camera and lens Jim. Where did you find that one?
    Why, Ebay of course

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm
    nice picture but otherwise just another blurry .jpg.
    It's 'SPOSED to be blurry Dan. I paid big bucks for blurry. Actually the smallish .jpg does lose most of the magic. The 1114 print is a pleaser.
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    Looks great Jim!

    I haven't even been able to scan my 11x14s, so as far as I am concerned any reproduction is great...

    Looking forward to more.

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    Well done Jim. A guy could make a pretty decent supplemental income in this town with a camera (and skills) like that.

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    Great shot Jim. I have a hard time shooting 4x5 portraits with available light.
    As for that camera I think its more light a piece of furniture.

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    Good God! I can't imagine lugging that camera around. Nice portait, I like the side lighting.
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    I bet it would be much easier to move if you install motor on it. Nice shot.

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