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07-26-2016, 05:54 AM   #4396
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
My recent 6x7 acquisitions ... another non-MLU ...
Even a non-MLU 6x7 is always a win Very nice, Jean!

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So, Jean, now you something for candid street photography.
BTW: Only once did I encounter someone using a 6X7, way back (1990's) on the Virgin Islands, a commercial photographer, on a beach, photographing one of two beautiful women standing in the water (they were changing outfits in a tiny tent), He had one assistant to hold a big oval reflector, and another to hand him a second 6X7 body and reload the first. What was the assignment? A magazine ad for perfume. All that trouble and expense, and a beautiful woman standing in gentle surf, to sell perfume???
I am pretty sure that for a lot of people, mine is the only 6x7 they have ever seen in the wild. I know I haven't seen a second one. But hey, those perfume ads have to come from somewhere, don't they? Look at the expense people go through now to make elaborate, special effects-heavy commercials, to sell...what exactly? Car insurance? A new phone? Things haven't changed.

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QuoteOriginally posted by unixrevolution Quote
Even a non-MLU 6x7 is always a win Very nice, Jean!



I am pretty sure that for a lot of people, mine is the only 6x7 they have ever seen in the wild. I know I haven't seen a second one. But hey, those perfume ads have to come from somewhere, don't they? Look at the expense people go through now to make elaborate, special effects-heavy commercials, to sell...what exactly? Car insurance? A new phone? Things haven't changed.
Amen to that, but at the time I had trouble linking a lady standing in the surf to perfume - a bathing suit, sun screen, a shady hat, after-swim wrap: sure - but perfume?? Then again I've seen car ads with a sedan - not a 4X4 - parked on or zipping along a beach, even splashing up a bit of water. Where and how am I supposed to drive this car? The whole purpose, I surmise, is to catch your eye so you read the ad, and to insert an image into your memory that you link indelibly with the product, however illogical the juxtaposition of product and location
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Amen to that, but at the time I had trouble linking a lady standing in the surf to perfume - a bathing suit, sun screen, a shady hat, after-swim wrap: sure - but perfume?? Then again I've seen car ads with a sedan - not a 4X4 - parked on or zipping along a beach, even splashing up a bit of water. Where and how am I supposed to drive this car? The whole purpose, I surmise, is to catch your eye so you read the ad, and to insert an image into your memory that you link indelibly with the product, however illogical the juxtaposition of product and location
I think just the very fact that I didn't see the juxtaposition until you pointed it out is proof that the ad men are right
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So, Jean, now you something for candid street
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I've done it with my 6x7, but it's not easy. The "candid" generally disappears after the first time that shutter fires.

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I've done it with my 6x7, but it's not easy. The "candid" generally disappears after the first time that shutter fires.

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Absolutely. The shutter is a little loud That's why I'm looking forward to doing more shooting with my C330.

Good thing for the 6x7 in those situations, that sound is slower than light is
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
So, Jean, now you something for candid street photography.
IIRC, @Rense does street photography with a 6x7 using the waist-level finder.


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I've done it with my 6x7, but it's not easy. The "candid" generally disappears after the first time that shutter fires.
They should have come with a silencer...
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IIRC, @Rense does street photography with a 6x7 using the waist-level finder.


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I believe that one of the authors on the Luminous Landscape (which is now a pay system) decided to shoot street from far away with a huge tripod with a gimbal, a 67II and a 600mm f/4. An odd choice, but it works.


I love shooting mine in street-like locations. I shot it at the Rennaissance Fair and Colonial Williamsburg on the street, and got some really good stuff.

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My latest addition... Busch Pressman D 4x5 with Caltar II-N 150/5.6
Next to my 67 it looks big, but it's actually quite compact for a 4x5 camera.


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My latest addition... Busch Pressman D 4x5 with Caltar II-N 150/5.6
Next to my 67 it looks big, but it's actually quite compact for a 4x5 camera.


Very nice

You are going to like the Caltar. I like mine.


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Very nice

You are going to like the Caltar. I like mine.


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I'm pretty excited to see what it can do.
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My latest addition... Busch Pressman D 4x5 with Caltar II-N 150/5.6
Next to my 67 it looks big, but it's actually quite compact for a 4x5 camera.

I am willing to bet the 4x5 is actually lighter, too. The lenses are much smaller, and the camera is mostly air. My Super Graphic was lighter than my 6x7 by just a bit. My current 4x5 wood field is lighter by a lot! Awesome setup!

That is a gorgeous Bronica outfit. Have you shot with it yet?
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I'll have the first roll finished today. I cant get the 135mm to stop down and the cameras flacking some foam from some where, but at the price I got everything for I have no complaints.
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