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    new LF camera and son's quip

    Woo Hoo, I got my brand-spanky used Calumet Cadet in the mail yesterday. I was assembling it in the living room (feeling like a kid at Christmas) when my 16 yr. old looked at it and remarked that it looked like it belonged in a museum. I looked at him and replied that it will outlast ANY digital camera he will ever own and it belongs making photographs and NOT sitting in a room with a velvet rope around it.

    Now to deplete the world’s supply of 4x5 b&w film.

    Mike (still grinning)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillsilver View Post
    ..... it looked like it belonged in a museum.
    Remind your son that museums are where they exhibit the really good stuff!!
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    I have a Cambo Cadet (same camera), not sure if it could actually outlast the best d****al cameras, the build qualities OK but it's a budget monorail and designed to be cheap and cheerful. Having said that it's a good functional camera and treated well will last for years.

    Good luck, make some good images with it then rub your son's nose on the prints

    Ian

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    My Tachihara is like two years old. Many times passer by remark at the incredible condition of my antique camera, and ask if I did the restoration myself.

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    I've got a couple of cameras pushing 75 years and they all work just fine

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    (i wanna big camwuh) sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Walrath View Post
    (i wanna big camwuh) sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Chris... you will get your big camwuh in due time.

    Mike... I also have the Calumet Cadet and for the money it is a fine camera and should last you many years of happy use.
    My other big camwuh is a Kocak 2D 5x7 from the early part of the 20th century and I expect that to last me quite a long time.

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    My Sinar is not that old, when I want to use an old camera I have a Rollei. That being said when I pull it out I have had pro's with digital cameras in awe. (And offer to buy it!) I love that camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBrunner View Post
    My Tachihara is like two years old. Many times passer by remark at the incredible condition of my antique camera, and ask if I did the restoration myself.
    I hear that sometimes too, but most often when the camera really is antique - or when it's the almost-brand-new Gandolfi.
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    My old Toyo still makes great images and always attracts attention when I take a studio camera into the outdoors. A field version would be great, but as long as the wife is happy to help with the lugging she can hold the purse strings.



 

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