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04-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #1
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My brand new fully manual camera

Brand new to me any way. Just got a 1895-1898 Blair Hawkeye 4x5 plate camera for the collection.
Just thought you might like to see what you would be shooting with 110 years ago.

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04-01-2011, 02:26 PM   #2
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What a beautifull machine.That works with plates don't it?
You intend to use it or it's just for collection?
if you do post some here eh?
04-01-2011, 02:50 PM   #3
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Just for collection. I would love to use it, buy know nothing
about developing. I have gone out shooting w/ my 1916 kodak
1a autographic tho. The looks I get are great
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Beautiful machine indeed

I suppose exposure time is controlled by removing and replacing the plug in front of the lens? Are those two other things in the front that would appear to be made up of a lens, mirror and a window from the top/side combo viewfinders?

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Yes. There is a viewfinder? on top and one on the side. The 2
holes on the front are the openings. Also on top in a focus lever
in a narrow slot. It's not a tiny camera. 12" long, 6" wide, 7" tall
Just a bit bigger than my K-5.
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Beautiful find. That beats anything I have on the shelves.

To hand build that today would cost way more than the most expensive DSLR on the market.
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Up until I got my K20D 4 months ago, it felt like I was shooting with something like this, but not as nice.
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Pretty neat. I sorta feel like a wuss now. I will never complain about camera bulkiness again.

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