Old Polish saying: "Don't piss in the soup."
I agree. It's a lovely size. And If there was any sign at all of its viability (film, holders, etc) it's what I'd be shooting instead of 5x7...
Roger, I don't believe that the Contax was ever considered superior
to Leica in quality of construction. But it certainly had better
First thing to do is to announce on the Internet that you own one.
Why don't you mention how much you paid for it, too?
If you think that current Leica viewfinders are Schisophrenic, wait
till you try the Nikon S3 with all three bright lines visible (more
Troll. Going off on a two year backpacking trip with a used camera
he's apparently never even tried. Right. Don't call us...
The 5x7 cut film holders will fit directly on a half-plate camera
without any adaption. However, there will be a little cutoff on the
Nagaoka 4x5 (except for very early ones) use Technika lens boards.
Unless you're making Clyde Butcher size prints, the purpose of Large
Format cameras isn't to get sharper negatives, it's to enjoy the LF...
I think you're right, it DOES look more like the Ektra, which is only
the SECOND ugliest camera ever made.
Yes there are studies (of similar situations, I don't know of any on
the enlarger). Until fatigue sets in, standing is more efficient,
I just got an email from Leica announcing the M7 and other stuff. They also gave company data which indicated that Minox is no longer part of the...
The 90mm framelines of the M3 are almost 100% exact for a 105mm lens
at working distances of 10-25 feet.
This lumpy beast looks like a 1940 Kodak 35, one of the ugliest
cameras ever made. Also, Minolta has had a FIVE megathinge camera on
I was inspired to go back and dig out my "Eye of Eisenstadt." It's a
great book, and he was a terrific guy!
"Everybody" loved Eisie. But I always wondered if he was one of the
truly great photographers, or just a really competent worker (like so...
There's a 5x7 piece of Kodak Opal glass on eBay this morning. Bill
Spare us. Please.
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