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    BLOWN AWAY BY THE FUJI GW690

    Alright, APUG, I know most of you may not care, but somebody will.

    This has been quite the saga, starting with my doubts on ordering from Japan, and my not-so-surprising amazement when I finally handled this camera. Today, I have my first roll developed and I'm currently scanning (go ahead and hate me for scanning.)

    This camera has completely taken my breath away. Somebody on this forum said, "Make sure you're sitting down when you see those negatives." - They were not kidding!

    I was out on the lake again today, burning through my 5th roll on this camera, and I remarked to my girlfriend, "I don't even know if this RF is properly aligned, or if these images will come out properly exposed. I haven't seen what this camera can do." - Needless to say, I picked a winner. I have big plans for this camera, during the summer, especially. This first roll was Fujifilm 400H Pro, which I sort of regret, I'm not crazy about the blue/green saturation of this type, though it works well for certain subjects. I shot some Ektar, and a roll of BW today, so I am excited to see more results. This lighthouse shot is just the very beginning, but a good example of how sharp this thing is. I am completely obsessed with this camera, and I couldn't have found it without all your amazing advice!

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    I remember my first experience with a Fugi 690, also at a lake.

    It is still one of my 3 go to cameras - Fuji 690 and Linhof 617 for landscapes - Fuji 690 and Norita 66 for portraits.

    I am hoping that CineStill 50D, the world's finest grained color film, as well as CineStill 800Tungsten (also fine grained) are eventually available in 120 format film.

    Combined with these cameras, the results would rival larger format cameras.

    Congratulations again!

    Texsport

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    awesome! sounds like you're in for a lot of fun! Only one problem...
    you can't blame the camera anymore

    let the film roll! and please share your adventures...

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    Big negs do that. My first purchase on eBay back in 1999 was a GW690III.
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    "Well, my photos are actually much better than they look..."

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    Albany, CA (San Francisco bay area)

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    Looks great. My GSW690III arrives on Tuesday and fwiw I'll be scanning colour negs as well. I'm actually gonna use the 690 for my honours thesis this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marton View Post
    Looks great. My GSW690III arrives on Tuesday and fwiw I'll be scanning colour negs as well. I'm actually gonna use the 690 for my honours thesis this year.
    Nice!

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    400H is a GREAT film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    400H is a GREAT film.
    For sure! I am completely in love with the stuff. I don't usually use it for landscapes, especially in sunny weather. I love it for night shooting!

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    I have one of these Texas Leicas...I think it's one of the best cameras ever made. Glad you are
    excited...have fun!
    Common Sense is not so common.

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    Wow, I've been flirting with 6x9 for several years. What is stopping me?
    “You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” - John Galt

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