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    I remembered the quote as 'f/8 and be there'.

    It balances speed- the ability to hand hold with a fast film and perhaps flash, and a nice balance of depth of field to keep the subject that you focus on as the sharpt part, separate from a lot of backgrounds.

    I think it was originallly attributed to Weegee.

    He shot 4x5, and they were ofent contact printed, so the bit out of focus if it happened it would not be magnified by enlargement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Davis View Post
    You might as well go into Commonwealth Stadium and yell, "Go Louisville!" this Saturday at the game if you want a bunch of Kentuckians mad at you. And, no, there are no Louisville fans from Kentucky.
    Well yeah, Louisville is, like, in Indiana or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    Well yeah, Louisville is, like, in Indiana or something.
    Exactly.
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    It was "f11 @ 1/125 and be there."
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnRichard View Post
    It's the Ektar 127. I think I'm going to go with f8, 1/25, #25b bulb, set the rail at the 15' mark. I think also that I will push the HP5+ to 800.

    What was the general speed used back in the day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Davis View Post
    You might as well go into Commonwealth Stadium and yell, "Go Louisville!" this Saturday at the game if you want a bunch of Kentuckians mad at you. And, no, there are no Louisville fans from Kentucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Wilde View Post
    I remembered the quote as 'f/8 and be there'.

    It balances speed- the ability to hand hold with a fast film and perhaps flash, and a nice balance of depth of field to keep the subject that you focus on as the sharpt part, separate from a lot of backgrounds.

    I think it was originallly attributed to Weegee.

    He shot 4x5, and they were ofent contact printed, so the bit out of focus if it happened it would not be magnified by enlargement.
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    Yes, it was Weegee who answered the question about his success: He responded "F/11 and bein' there." I expect he was not using dinky little Press 25 bayonet-type bulbs--screwin 22s, or whatever they were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddym View Post
    It was "f11 @ 1/125 and be there."
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    I think you will find that few, if any, shutters on the speedies of Weegee's period had a 1/125 shutter speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnRichard View Post
    So in two weeks, I will be shooting my cousins wedding. Now of course, she has a regular photographer that will do the regular stuff... But she likes a bit of the old fashioned. I told her I would bring my Speed Graphic and I might even ware a trench coat and hat.

    So, I will be shooting indoors in a restaurant. I'm shooting HP5+, and I have number of #25B and #11 bulbs. Now, since I wasn't alive in the 50's, what is the best way to set up the camera so that I can use the rangefinder or wire guide.

    I am very comfortable with judging distance, so perhaps setting the rail at 10' is good enough? Also, just to double check, when focusing using the scale, I should set the mark above infinity and 100 to whatever I want (like 10?)?

    Thanks!

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    There's a ver-sails Connecticut too.
    And I have always heard the saying as "f8 and be there."

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