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Old 06-08-2010, 05:07 PM   #1
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Came across this link yesterday in a woodworkers' forum:

http://www.tyguillory.com/20x24%20Mammoth%20Page.htm
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Whoa!

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Cool ... a take-out process camera. ;-)

   
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I think I'll wait till Wallmart have the film (or plates) on special offer.

   
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PLEASE do not hold your breath for that to happen.....
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:25 PM   #6
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Now can you imagine what it must've been like back in the day? A photographer (whose name escapes me at the moment) traveled with a surveying expedition in the US west carrying a camera that size. And had his own special wagon to serve as a darkroom ... at the time, the plates had to be coated with emulsion as needed. As in "glass plates".

His photos of Yosemite inspired the creation of our national park system, if I recall correctly.

Ah, wait.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Jackson

   
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When I use my mobile phone to take pictures I often get the knuckle of my index finger over the lens - with one of these that wouldn't be possible. Of course that behemoth doesn't fit in my pocket so I'll probably put it down somwhere and forget I brough it with me in the first place.

   
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Reminds me so much of the cameras in print/graphics shops, where the inside of the camera was a separate room from the one where you set up the image to be photographed. I think most were larger than 20 x 24 (isn't a broadsheet newspaper bigger than that?)
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Yep. Those were set up for turning pretty much anything into film for making offset printing plates. One of my clients still has one. Of course, he also still has a letter press and a hot lead Linotype typesetter. And cases full of metal and wood type.
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When I junked my process camera (28x31) about 10-12 years ago I found the process lenses were usable in large format still cameras such as the one pictured. One guy used to lug a 24" camera with him to record horsemen on a trail ride.

Tremendous detail!

I don't think he did it more than once, now he uses a DSLR
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