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    Getting ready to do something embarrasing

    One of my photographer friends wants to take a look at my RZ67 because he's crazy about old equipment so I'm going to take it out to a restaurant. It's going to have a few extras attached like a Metz handle mount flash and a winder. Maybe I'll put it all on a dolly. Which is more embarrasing? Having a dolly in a restaurant or having the RZ out in public? Should I call the whole thing off? This is just insane right?

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    I take my RB67 out in public all the time. I don't need a dolly to move it as the left handed flash bracket is enough for me to hand hold it. I was going to make a joke about guys and dolls but then thought better of it...
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    What's embarrassing about that? The bigger the camera, the cooler you look.

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    Why would you be embarrassed by your camera gear? I carry my gear proudly where ever I go in public, Mamiya C-330 or C-220. I even carry a funky gear bag over my shoulder. There is something terribly wrong if you are embarrassed by your camera, harumph.
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    Like others have said, why be embarrassed? Be proud of your analog gear; it shows to the world that you're not just another "spray and pray" digital photographer :-)
    Nikon 35mm, Mamiya 645 & RB67, Leica IIIb, other bits and pieces

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    Carry around a 4x5 press camera and watch the jaws hit the floor.
    Last edited by Christopher Walrath; 08-22-2011 at 05:47 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    you'll prolly pick up heaps of chicks with it.

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    Those big old cameras are embarrassing enough to just own it! Send it to me and I'll keep it for you and save you from eternal shame.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Walrath View Post
    Carry around a 4x5 press camera and watch the jaws hit the floor.
    I do... So much so that sometimes it's hard to actually use the thing between the impromtu public seminars. But that negative makes it worthwhile. You know that old saying "Nothing beats cubic inches?" Well, just remove one dimension.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomalophicon View Post
    you'll prolly pick up heaps of chicks with it.
    Hmm... "Chicks" by units of volume. Still waiting for that part to happen...

    Ken
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    — Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs

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    I not only take that to the restaurant; I take the model too.
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