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    I'm investigating the idea of going 11x14 and doing contact prints. Any advice on gear? Is it possible to get a used 11x14 setup without having to take out a 2nd mortgage?

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    Yep as a matter of fact E bay has one now, it is going for $430 something dollars, and I estimate it will probably sell for about $1000 to $1200 as it is in good shape. here is the link

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...1380551304&rd=1

    I can tell you I got my 12x20 gear for about $2000 but that includes a brand new nikkor 450, so if you are willing to use a red dot dagor on a barrel you can get the whole thing for about 1200 to 1500.

    Now for the bad news, the film holders are outrageously expensive, but luckily for you Fidelity makes 11x14 film holders, and they are also available on E bay. The fidelity film holders should not be as expensive as the ones made by AWB or S&S. I got mine through E bay at $300 each...ouch!!


    All and all, maybe not really cheap, but certainly a lot cheaper than getting one of them new cameras, When I was looking for a larger format, I checked Gandolfi, the traditional 11x14 is something like $3500, I think Lotus, Canham and Wisner are about the same price. So definitly the way to go is E bay and a lot of patience.

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    Cool! Thanks Jorge!

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    Its possible to do almost anything on a shoestring!! But if funds permit what about Lotus. I believe they also make a reasonably priced film holder!!

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    </span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Jorge @ Sep 12 2002, 09:02 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>I checked Gandolfi, the traditional 11x14 is something like &#036;3500, I think Lotus, Canham and Wisner are about the same price. So definitly the way to go is E bay and a lot of patience.</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    I too have recently checked into the &#39;new&#39; offerings for this format. There is a big difference in price between the various manufacturers. Gandolfi has had a dramatic price increase - their 11x14 Traditional is now ~&#036;7300US. As a comparison the Canham is &#036;6000US and the Lotus ~&#036;5500US. The Wisner Traditional at &#036;4000 almost seems like a bargain. All offer about the same bellows extension and all have identical movements. There is one other choice - the Philliips but it is a &#39;horizontal-only&#39; camera with fixed back and a short bellows (24"?).

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    Ah, the Gandolfi traditonal is a beautiful camera but there is no way it is worth &#036;7300&#33; First of all is a turn of the last Century design, it cannot be converted to a 12x20, 7x17, or other aspect ratio. If they are asking that kind og money I would go for Lotus. Much better design and able to convert to other formats.

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    </span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Jorge @ Sep 20 2002, 04:49 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>Ah, the Gandolfi traditonal is a beautiful camera but there is no way it is worth &#036;7300&#33; First of all is a turn of the last Century design, it cannot be converted to a 12x20, 7x17, or other aspect ratio. If they are asking that kind og money I would go for Lotus. Much better design and able to convert to other formats.</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    One problem with all the Traditional Gandolfis I&#39;ve seen or heard about is that they&#39;ve all had joint separation in the base - not sure what the reason is - perhaps climate? For me, a camera&#39;s ability to &#39;convert&#39; wouldn&#39;t be at the top of my list. All of the &#39;conversions&#39; involve replacing the whole rear standard and back along with it&#39;s focusing rails for it to be accomplished. Transporting one ULF camera is hard enough&#33;

    No matter how one looks at it - going for a new ULF is big bucks. I would really love to see someone like Shen Hao bring out an 11x14 for say &#036;2000-&#036;2200US. I&#39;m sure they could easily do it.

    Roger...

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    I own a Ganfdolfi 8x10 and it is not a split bed design, the transport bed is a solid piece of Mahogany, so maybe that is why they changed the design. I do like the ability to convert the camera, specailly if you are going to spend that kind of dough.

    You are not kidding though I would be first in line for a Shen Hao or even a Tachi on 11x14 at those prices&#33;

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    </span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Jorge @ Sep 20 2002, 12:21 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>You are not kidding though I would be first in line for a Shen Hao or even a Tachi on 11x14 at those prices&#33;</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    Alas the Tachihara 11x14 isn&#39;t cheap either - goes for about &#036;6100US (re: Badger&#39;s site).

    That&#39;s interesting about the change in the Gandolfi bed design. Glad to see they&#39;ve remedied the potential problem - they really are beautiful &#39;old world&#39; cameras.

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    </span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (rogein @ Sep 21 2002, 03:39 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>Alas the Tachihara 11x14 isn&#39;t cheap either - goes for about &#036;6100US (re: Badger&#39;s site).



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    These people must think ULF photographers are made of money or have "fool"tatooed on their forehead. Come to think of it, we must not be very smart if we are hauling these mosnters around&#33;

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