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Proposal: Photographers Who Are Not Adams Or Weston Month

Posted August 25, 2007 in Random

It seems not an online discussion thread about large format photography can go by without invoking Their Holinesses, Ansel Adams or Edward Weston. Great photographers, both, who made significant contributions and had significant influence. But they’re not saints or gods, and the inevitable, genuflecting references and predictable ensuing debates tend to make the conversations essentially […]

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Project Basho’s Fall 2007 workshop/class schedule announced, PA, US

Posted August 9, 2007 in Workshops

Philadephia’s Project Basho have announced their Fall 2007 class and workshop schedule: Fall Classes and New Workshops We would like to let you know that the fall schedule for photography classes and workshops at Project Basho has been finalized and is posted on our website. We have exciting workshops coming this fall. As usual, we […]

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More cowbell: 30×40-inch camera

Posted May 18, 2007 in Random

Holy shit! Check out this 30×40-inch ultra-large format press camera for sale at the Large Format Photography Forum. Pictures included.

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More cowbell: gigantic home-built 16×36-inch view camera

Posted April 25, 2007 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Check out this monster 16×36-inch view camera that Ron Klein built for a friend.

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How to use your large format camera as an enlarger

Posted December 25, 2006 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Tim Haynes writes: I was looking for a cheap and convenient way to make small enlargement prints, particularly from 5×4″ black and white negatives, but without the expense of buying a proper large-format enlarger (to say nothing of the space such a thing would occupy). Does that sound like you? Sounds like me! Check out […]

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The Jim Galli shutter for barrel lenses

Posted December 22, 2006 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Most large format lenses are mounted in shutters, as focal plane shutters for large format are extremely rare. Barrel lenses don’t have them, and are generally used with very slow film and historical plate processes, where the shutter time is long enough that you can just remove the lens cap to make your exposure. What […]

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DIY 4×5 sheet film processing tube

Posted August 22, 2006 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Check out Eben Ostby‘s plans for a 4×5 large format sheet film developing tube. View a larger, more legible version of the plans and construction notes on the photo’s page on Flickr.

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New large format P&S cameras

Posted June 22, 2006 in Kit/Equipment + Product News

Oren Grad writes at The Online Photographer: Check out the re-launched, much improved website of Fotoman Camera. This Hong Kong-based company is known for its well-made, (relatively) inexpensive, interchangeable lens, scale focusing, roll film panorama cameras in 6×12, 6×17 and 6×24 formats. A long-awaited second lineup of large format point-and-shoot cameras has now finally become […]

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Cheap DIY large format filter holder

Posted May 20, 2006 in Camera Hacking & DIY

f295 member greyhoundman has posted instructions for how to build an ultra-cheap filter holder for large format lenses: Ok, I know someone probably sells an adapter for holding filters on a large LF lens. But, not around here, and I like to see what I’m buying. So again I decided to build what I need. […]

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