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    It seems that there is more than one 4x5 shooter on the campaign trail!!

    http://www.pdn-pix.com/photodistrict...ent_id=2071563

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricR
    Check out this article. A newshound has packed away his digital camera and found success. And guess what he was using? An old Speed Graphic! This should make Ian Greant happy.

    http://digitaljournalist.org./issue0...s_burnett.html
    FWIW I drppoed him a note and helped him with information on grafmatics, seems he had one but didn't know enough about using it. Hopefully he will be able to get some more good pictures with less restriction from being weighed down with filmholders. He seems to be a nice guy.

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    I'm going to be adding 4X5 my system this spring and find this thread very interesting. Hadn't thought much about hand holding a 4X5 but wondered if anyone uses a monopod?

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    No reason not to use a monopod with a press camera as one might with any other kind of camera, if that's the most convenient thing.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole
    The weight and momentum of a moving Technika 5x7" should not be underestimated.
    All hail Ole!!

    ...but we want to know how manly you really are.. Just how many film holders do you really carry at once?

    Cheers,
    Ian

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    If you want fast focusing for a Graphic do this -

    1 . Take the cover off the collimation hole on the top of the viewfinder.

    2. Get a cheap laser pointer and tape the on button down.

    3. Using electrical tape, tape the laer pointer so it shoots DOWN into the viewfinder. Adjust it so that you see two dots on the wall from the viewfinder. One from the bottom "hole" and one from the top "hole".

    4. To focus, just rack the lens until the two dots line up next to each other or appear as one.

    Voila! Tack sharp focus at wide open apertures (assuming proper viewfinder colimation), and it is fast too.

    Plus it looks wicked....
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    Hey Robert,
    That is a good idea, although it might not fly following presidential candidates around. Could you imagine what the secret service would do if they saw 2 red dots show up on the forehead of the guy they were protecting? It wouldn't be pretty.

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    jdef -
    you might look for a junker speed / crown graphic with a focus spot and see if you can find a battery that works with it ...
    pull it off of the one camera and stick it on your 'dorff

    http://graflex.org/speed-graphic/kalart-focuspot.html

    "watch the birdie ..."

    - john

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    But then you would need to concoct a cam linkage to go with your lens as wel as a cam. Fun huh?
    Gary Beasley

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    bitchin!!! I've got one of those Kalart spots on my speed but hadn't been bored enough to try to figure out what it was or how it worked....

    guess I'll have to clean up the old contraption, get some power to it and just have me a good old time!

    Cheers,
    Ian

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