Full 4x5 setup, lens, camera, backs, all working, for poor photographer.
If I didn't have an I thingy I wouldn't get any jobs at all haha, that's the way of things, in my business (the other one that's not photography) if you don't respond to emails within 2 minutes, you don't get the job.
Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh
As far as free, sure why not, some photographers have huge collections of unused LF cameras just collecting dust, if I got one, And enjoyed it enough to move up to a nicer one, I would pass the one I was gifted on to another and get them hooked, pass it on, get more new LF shooters and keep LF film alive.
I gave away one of my Canon AE-1's to someone and now they shoot film when they didn't before.
And I often lend my other AE-1 to newbies. I wouldn't sell my 1V as it is my backup/second to my 5D for weddings and other paid gigs.
And my first AE-1 was gifted to me when I was 12.
A brownie was gifted to me which is what got me into MF...
See a pattern?
I value the photography world, but to help support each other, we sometimes need to "help a brotha out" in the beginning. Since I'm not in school to borrow a LF camera and don't know anyone that has one, its a big investment to just jump right into with no knowledge, and asking for a working LF 4x5 when there are tons out there not being used, it's not such a crazy thing.
The Noteworthy Ones - Mamiya: 7 II, RZ67 Pro II / Canon: 1V, AE-1 / Kodak: No 1 Pocket Autographic, No 1A Pocket Autographic
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