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    Espresso or Medium Format Negatives

    To buy or not to buy?

    My father gave me some money because he got a bonus for a business trip and wanted to share it with me...

    Now I have got the money for a Hasselblad or some other MF camera. But I also want nice espresso machine...

    What is a boy to do?

    Greater negs or greater coffee? Tough one!

    Morten

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    Go for the camera. Coffee is overrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colrehogan
    Go for the camera. Coffee is overrated.
    Coffee is NOT overrated. Large Format is

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    http://gauchogourmet.com/Merchant2/m...ry_Code=4000IT

    Put the rest of the money towards an 8x10-)

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    I think you have too much coffee Morten.
    Get a camera.
    Going out for coffee with that camera is better for your social life too.
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    Briel Estoril ES-33--they put all the money into the pump, but the body is plastic, so it makes a perfect espresso, but doesn't cost too much, leaving plenty left over for a 500 c/m. I think ours was around $150 five years ago. The only downside is that there is one heating element for both steam and coffee, so if you steam milk, you have to let it cool a bit or run some water through it (which is what I do) to cool it down to the appropriate temperature for coffee. If you're not making cappucino for 20 people at a time, it works just fine.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
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    I have had coffee from a 50+ years old Italian espresso machine in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea. That is the best espresso I have ever tasted.

    I have also seen 100+ years old LF photographs - they are among the best pictures I have ever seen.

    I would only settle for both
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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    Go for the camera and buy a jar of instant coffee and eat it by the spoonfull. You will soon think you're drinking espresso.

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    pavoni *then* camera

    or this vacuum-pot
    http://www.bodumusa.com/shop/line.as...L52MQF4J9H5ER5

    coffee is good and lots of $$ for the camera
    Last edited by jnanian; 04-30-2005 at 04:39 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: forgot something

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    Oh, heck, do both. You can pick up an inexpensive espresso machine (for single servings, up to a double shot) for around $200, brand new, and a nice grinder for $50 or so; that should leave enough to get, not a 'Blad, but a Kowa or Kiev 6x6 SLR and a lens or two, from money that would have gotten you a used 'Blad. I'd be amazed if you could tell the difference in the images, though the coffee might make your hands shake enough to show as motion blur...
    Photography has always fascinated me -- as a child, simply for the magic of capturing an image onto glossy paper with a little box, but as an adult because of the unique juxtaposition of science and art -- the physics of optics, the mechanics of the camera, the chemistry of film and developer, alongside the art in seeing, composing, exposing, processing and printing.

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