Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,951   Posts: 1,557,904   Online: 929
      
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 40

Thread: Big Bertha

  1. #1
    Whiteymorange's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Boston area
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,313
    Images
    26

    Big Bertha

    Boy! I saw one of these today. Glad I didn't have to lug that thing around to get my job done as a sports photographer! I wonder how many were made? The one I saw today had a 28" f5 Zeiss Jena Triplet. They must have pushed the film quite a bit to get action shots in Yankee Stadium, where the owner of the camera says that this one was used. The handle on the side is a sort of speed shift, to get the focus right for each of the bases where the action might be happening at any given moment. Here are a couple in action.

  2. #2
    zsas's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    1,962
    Images
    74
    1016mm!!!

  3. #3
    papagene's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Western Mass., USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    5,198
    Images
    116
    Where did you cross paths with one of these??? You didn't try to slip it into your back pocket did ya?
    gene LaFord


    Long live Ed "Big Daddy" Roth!!
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    "I don't care about Milwaukee or Chicago." - Yvon LeBlanc

  4. #4
    David A. Goldfarb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawai'i
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    17,360
    Images
    20
    I like those beer crates under the cameras in the second shot. "Tripod? We don't need no stinkin' tripods!"

    I think traditionally the focus stops would have been set to home plate, the pitcher's mound and first base.

    Looks like that's a night game, too, which must have been even more of a challenge.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

  5. #5
    Sirius Glass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Southern California
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    13,194
    Thanx!
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

  6. #6
    tony lockerbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Bega N.S.W. Australia
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,308
    Images
    377
    Back in the days when men were men, and Chiropractors were busy!

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,458
    AP used them. Here's a link, if it still works, to an account of Big Berthas at the 1952 World Series: http://books.google.com/books?id=SiE...tha%22&f=false

  8. #8
    brian d's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Indiana
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    396
    Images
    1
    another THANKS!
    Real men use Speed Graphics and flashbulbs.

  9. #9
    David A. Goldfarb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawai'i
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    17,360
    Images
    20
    Fantastic article, Dan. Thanks!
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

  10. #10
    MattKing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Delta, British Columbia, Canada
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    12,601
    Images
    60
    +1 on the Popular Science article.

    Like the item at the end too - a hand-held tube radio!
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin