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    Is It Weird...

    ... to be as excited about building a system for my brother as it is to build one for myself? I just bought a tele lens for the kit I'm assembling for my brother and it feels every bit as nice as buying a lens for myself. Mind you, I'm not a wealthy guy... never have been. In fact and as always, I'm having some very serious financial issues myself and am having to cut back on my own kit so I can build his. I suppose the fact that economic situations have reversed for us somewhat makes a difference. At any rate, I'm finding myself in unfamiliar territory.

    Sorry... I should have posted this in the Lounge Area.

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    1. Not weird. It is nice to hear that you have a good relationship with your brother.

    2. Yes, probably better content for The Lounge... but it might not really matter where it is posted.

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    Hi Brian,

    My relationship with him isn't the best lately but I still love him. He is my brother and recently he needs some diversion to take his mind from his worries.

    Mike

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    Nope. I talked my friend into buying more graflexes than I own.
    www.EASmithV.com

    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."— Dorothea Lange
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    God will bless you greatly for forgoing yourself, to bless another.

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    Sounds pretty dern normal to me...
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    sounds like both you and your brother are lucky

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    Not quite as lucky as I'd hoped. The 240mm Tele Arton I bought for him, though nearly perfect in every other way, has separation in the rear cell group. I wish Adorama had mentioned that in their description of the lens. I'm sending it back and will continue my search.

    BTW, anyone have a nice 65mm Angulon or SA they want to sell? Or a 240-ish tele? I'm missing the longest/shortest lenses for his kit. Actually, I have a TT&H Cooke 65mm but the sale of that lens will buy him both of the others. I'm not exactly in the best financial situation myself at the moment and, although I want him to have a nice kit, I can't afford to go overboard on one lens.

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    nice. I'd be doing the same if my brothers were interested in photo too, but all they're interested in is girls and swimming and football. I'm the oldest of 4 kids(two younger brothers and a younger sister).

    but its alright. I'll have to keep Kodak in busineez by myself .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1234 View Post
    Not quite as lucky as I'd hoped. The 240mm Tele Arton I bought for him, though nearly perfect in every other way, has separation in the rear cell group. I wish Adorama had mentioned that in their description of the lens. I'm sending it back and will continue my search.

    BTW, anyone have a nice 65mm Angulon or SA they want to sell? Or a 240-ish tele? I'm missing the longest/shortest lenses for his kit. Actually, I have a TT&H Cooke 65mm but the sale of that lens will buy him both of the others. I'm not exactly in the best financial situation myself at the moment and, although I want him to have a nice kit, I can't afford to go overboard on one lens.
    If he hasn't done LF before, he doesn't need a three lens set up. Two is overboard. If he has done LF before, he should have his own kit already or he is probably not interested enough.
    I would give hime the body with what ever normal lens you have and a couple of film holders, a Luna Pro, and let him prove himself with that. Remember, things given to you are no where near as precious as things you got yerself.

    tim in san jose
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