Unplanned Cheap G.A.S
Life is amazing.
I'm now in the LF club.
At my camera club meeting tonight I picked up a Calumet 4x5, with dark cloth, changing bag, 2 cable releases, 12-15 film holders, 50 sheets of Provia 100, and a Linhof Schneider-Kreuznach Technika Symmar 1:5,6/150 1:12/265.
$100, hope I didn't get taken. :D
Behind the lens board on the barrel it's marked 12/265. All the 12/265 markings are in green and the 5,6/150 stuff is in white.
What have I really got?
You got taken. It's no good. Send it to me and I'll give you $150 for it. ;)
Hell of a good deal.Iv'e got the same lens. Its normal for a 4X5, and has fare coverage of 4X5. My lens is not a technica,but does have the option of either focal lenth.
Fare coverage on a 4x5 beats full coverage on 35mm right? ;)
I thought MF would be my step up from 35mm, silly me.
Well off to bed to dream very big dreams.
It's a convertible lens. Use the full lens and it's a 150. Take off the front [I think it's the front on the Symar] and it's the longer focal length.
If the camera is in good shape just the camera is worth about what you paid. So all the other stuff is a bonus :p
You got taken.... it will cost you much more if you start LF, you should immediately forget about it ;-)
Ahh the dreams...
Yeah, when the deal came up last night I was thinking Oh Sh.. my enlarger and developing tools all stop at MF.
Originally Posted by Laurent
Just wait till you get addicted, then they stand ready with a 8X10 costing you BIIIIG $$$$$$ Thats the way those LF pushers work :D
To be serious: you are one lucky guy ! Congrad's !
$100,- for the kit ? It is a criminal steal..... money verry well spend.
Welcome to the LF club.
I like your tag line.
Originally Posted by Soeren
My wife likes 11x14 prints but she's starting to think larger, hmmm...