Now THAT'S what I call Large Format...

Discussion in 'Casual Photo Conversations' started by cyanatic, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Stumbled across this camera while walking the streets of Chicago yesterday. The prints of the portraits they had displayed outside were amazing.
    Despite its traditional design and function, the camera is capable of producing images with over 1000x more detail than today’s most advanced digital cameras. Resulting exhibition prints will be breathtaking 24-foot portraits with detail never before seen in photography​
    http://butterfliesandbuffalo.com/theproject/camera/
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  2. SCL

    SCL

  3. Also look at some of its predecessors - see Google images for "world's largest camera"
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    This is close to where the Marilyn Monroe statue was, isn't it?
    I hope it is waterproof.
     
  4. Stephen Lewis[​IMG][​IMG], Oct 05, 2013; 07:47 p.m.
    Here's a link to the story: September 19, 2013: BIG camera traveling around USA
    Oops. Sorry about that, Stephen.
    JDM von Weinberg[​IMG][​IMG], Oct 05, 2013; 07:55 p.m.
    Also look at some of its predecessors - see Google images for "world's largest camera" link This is close to where the Marilyn Monroe statue was, isn't it? I hope it is waterproof.​
    Well, I do hope they covered it up tonight, JDM. A nasty series of thunderstorms are rolling through. This was near Canal and Washington along the river. The Monroe statue was over by the plaza near the Tribune building, just off Michigan.
     
  5. Well, I suppose on the lower right are the contact prints?
     
  6. with detail never before seen in photography​
    Errrmmm... That's a brave claim. I've seen photos taken with scanning electron microscopes that were - you know - pretty "detailed"...
     
  7. Some friends of mine were in the area and sent me cell phone photos of it.
    Yup, it sure did rain yesterday. Hopefully it was well covered.
     
  8. How's the 'bokeh'? Seriously, the DOF must be incredibly small.
     
  9. Here's what I'm think'n - put the camera on the bed of a dump truck on big bearings for horizontal movement and use the truck's hydraulic ram for the vertical, then it'd be on a gigantic Alt-Az mount.
    A few more modifications and it can become a really big equatorial mount for astrophotography. :)
     
  10. At least you save money by not needing an enlarger.
     
  11. Reminds me of one of my favorite guys, William Henry Jackson. See one of his cameras here: http://i.gettysburgdaily.com/imgs/Arlington060710/Arlington06071004.jpg
     
  12. "Resulting exhibition prints will be breathtaking 24-foot portraits with detail never before seen in photography."
    For portraits, sure, but for landscapes a good high resolution pano stitch can equal it.
     

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