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    I AM A BOXOHOLIC!

    Okay, I bought a .99 cent Ansco box camera and you know what happens from there. You move onto bigger boxes and before you know what has happened, you find a whole bunch of 70, 80 and 90 year old folders waiten' on your doorstep to boot!! I just can't help myself!! Not only are they fun to clean up and get working, there are even so much better to be standing out somewhere taking a picture and to have someone come up to you, stare for awhile, know they want to ask but are just too afraid (what the hell is he doing with that box???).
    So, how many other closet boxer's are there out there? you know who you are!
    Stant up and be proud of your letherette covered cardboard!

    Doug W.
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    Box camera addict reporting for duty SIR!

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    just got a new one but I don't know how to use them or get them working. I just have them on my shelf to admire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwestphal
    Okay, I bought a .99 cent Ansco box camera and you know what happens from there. You move onto bigger boxes and before you know what has happened, you find a whole bunch of 70, 80 and 90 year old folders waiten' on your doorstep to boot!! I just can't help myself!! Not only are they fun to clean up and get working, there are even so much better to be standing out somewhere taking a picture and to have someone come up to you, stare for awhile, know they want to ask but are just too afraid (what the hell is he doing with that box???).
    So, how many other closet boxer's are there out there? you know who you are!
    Stant up and be proud of your letherette covered cardboard!

    Doug W.
    No cardboard here, steel ! Glad to learn there are box nuts here ! :-)

    I got 2 Zeiss Tengor (pre WWII), an Agfa Box around 1950 and two Agfa Clack, all 6X9. The Clack is a pretty sophisticated thingy, the film plane is curved, to balance the deficit of the simple lens toward the corners.
    All costed less than $10.

    Attached a photo of my latest Tengor and a photo shot with the AGFA BOX, on FP4.
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    Last edited by rfshootist; 11-07-2006 at 06:14 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwestphal
    I just can't help myself!! Not only are they fun to clean up and get working, there are even so much better to be standing out somewhere taking a picture and to have someone come up to you, stare for awhile, know they want to ask but are just too afraid (what the hell is he doing with that box???).
    Doug W.
    In case anybody still does not know him :

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/dv/phone.htm

    The above pic of my favourites btw. Some in his gallery got a bot too much USM, would not habe v been necessary IMO

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    I have avoided doing this so far. Do any of you wish to join BA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire Senft
    I have avoided doing this so far. Do any of you wish to join BA?
    Claire, what means BA here?

    Thanks,
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    Boxcamera anonymous.
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    Ole, I have not seen you at any of those meetings!
    I love bellows cameras too! I have a great little Kodak Six-20 folder I love to carry around and yes, I get strange looks with my folders too.
    I save my 4X5 gear for my serious work.
    Man, I have way too many cameras. WHOE,,,, wait a minute, did I just say that?
    Or was that the evil voice (wife) in the back of my mind saying that?
    Douglas Westphal

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