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    I love contact printing. There's nothing else like it, so first 4x5, a skip up to 8x10 and, of course, an 11x14 as soon as I find one at the same time I'm not broke. I already got some lenses. The cameras aren't so big to me because I've spent my life hauling around and hefting big metal motion picture cameras.

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    When I settle on one I'll tell you.
    Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy. Pope Paul VI

    So, I think the "greats" were true to their visions, once their visions no longer sucked. Ralph Barker 12/2004

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    I went LF because that's what the photographers who's work I admired the most used. 4x5 made the most sense as the forests and mountains here are rugged, with few trails.

    Murray
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    Note to self: Turn your negatives into positives.

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    I've pretty much settled on 120 roll film cameras. The older I get, the less appeal hauling my 4x5 seems to have. I guess my romantic idea of using a view camera in the wild has faded with time. (And time is something I don't have a lot of these days, family life and all.) I find 120 much more spontaneous than sheet film, and my success rate is higher.

    If I get a chance to ramble with a camera, I take my Hasselblad. I figure it will do the job about 90% of the time. If I want a bigger negative, I'll pull out my Fuji GW690III. Sell my view camera? Maybe, but not today. Those big negs are so nice to print . . .

    Peter Gomena

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    For me, bigger is better but my practical limit on bigger is 4x5. I went from 35 to 6x7 to 4x5 and I now use both 35mm and 4x5.

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    Choose? One?

    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    When I settle on one I'll tell you.
    Ditto.
    "Only dead fish follow the stream"

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    Well, I'm a 35mm shooter because I love the flexibility this format offers me. The cameras are relatively portable and easier to carry than other format. This allows me to do a range of photography, from candid street photography to portraits, and still get good results. I don't just expect grainless 20" x 24" prints.
    "The secret to life is to keep your mind full and your bowels empty. Unfortunately, the converse is true for most people."

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    Back when at school I started with 35mm and once swapped for a Yashicamat for a weekend, later I bought a very early Rolleicord, followed swiftly by a pair on Mamiyas a C33 & C3. 120 they became my main B&W format. Then came 5x4 in my early 20's but used mainly for business/work.

    When I began shooting more personal work in the mid 80's I became frustrated by lack of movements with my Mamiya 645's, so switched to 5x4 only using 120 for commercial work.

    Then I grew up and bought a 10x8, it's a progression. I still use 35mm but only very occasionally, I've begun shooting 6x17 because I'd always wanted to shoot with a much wider format, and now I have a hankering to shoot square again, so have a Yashicamat and a Rolleiflex.

    Ian

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    Two score and then some,
    holding cameras in my grip.
    I finally found a nine by twelve,
    to be the perfect fit.


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