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Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« on: May 03, 2012, 06:08:26 AM »
Fresh off the plane from China:







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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 06:16:41 AM »
Mmmm nice  ;D

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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 07:07:09 AM »
I bet that there's someone in the Taylor household that looks like the cat who's just got the cream... hope you enjoy using it as much as I have with mine.

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2012, 08:09:28 AM »
Mmmm... Bellows... my favorite (in that Homer voice)  ;D

I can imagine all the jumping around that happened when this was left on your doorstep :)
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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 09:52:38 AM »
thanks guys - and I got a job yesterday ...

new job, new camera - I'm doing somersaults here :)

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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 09:56:18 AM »
Well, congratulations are in order, I think. Both for the job and the camera!

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 10:00:17 AM »
Wonderful, Leon! I can relate to all this - I got a job myself (after being out of one for ages and ages) the week before last and tonight I am taking delivery of a small baby, err... I mean LF camera, namely a Sinar Norma.

Life can be grand sometimes. :)

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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2012, 10:30:08 AM »
Congrats Leon. It is a beautiful camera, you will have som much fun with it. And congrats to the job as well!

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2012, 10:53:46 AM »
Haha - Well done !!   ;D

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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2012, 11:00:00 AM »
Hats off good fellow.

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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2012, 11:01:27 AM »
waow! :o you're on a roll leon! congrats~~~ ;D
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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2012, 11:41:10 AM »
Great news. That camera is just gorgeous looking. Have you posted a video review yet?  ;)

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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2012, 11:50:44 AM »
Congratulations for the job and camera Leon! :)

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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2012, 12:38:33 PM »
Congratulations on both.

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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2012, 12:44:46 PM »
Nice toy and congrats on the job hustle....

Talking 4x5, yesterday an assistant of Lord Snowdon picked up a Polaroid 4x5 back from me... Says its getting strapped to his Linhof kit today... 82 years old and still shooting I guess and at least its seeing the light of day instead of shacked up in my cupboard...
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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2012, 01:59:28 PM »
Great stuff. Hope you enjoy the new job as much as I'm sure you will enjoy the camera. :)

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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2012, 06:49:02 PM »
Congratulations on the job and camera, Leon!  What a beauty!  What's going to be your lens of choice?

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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2012, 11:15:39 PM »
Thanks for the warm wishes :)

ann - I mostly use a 150mm for 5x4 but this camera lets me focus my 65mm super topcor so I'm looking forward to some mad-wide 5x4! Even the harman Titan is less wide than that! It's a lens for 6x9 but the image circle will just cover 5x4 so I'm told. Exciting.

Miller - you always have the best anecdotes! Just being an octogenarian Polaroid snapper would have been cool enough, but Snowdons assistant too? Excellent.  
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« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2012, 11:55:14 PM »
Congrats on both counts Mr Leon. I do hope the latter will not get in the way of the former! 8)

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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2012, 12:26:31 AM »
Congrats on the new camera and new job Leon!
Please do a podcast review on the Chamonix, I'm sure a lot of us are really looking forward to that!  ;D

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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2012, 12:31:46 AM »
Fabulous news on both fronts, Leon. Hope you soon settle into the new job and that the Chamonix is all you've hoped for.
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« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2012, 01:00:10 AM »
Cheers on both counts!
We should all have a beer at the local pub.....

Anxious to see how you get about with it.
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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2012, 02:03:14 AM »
Very nice mr taylor

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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2012, 04:27:09 AM »
Congrats on the new job Leon!  ;D

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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2012, 04:55:55 AM »
thanks again all.

Here's a tempting taster for Ann  8) :


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« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2012, 05:59:06 AM »
It's a lens for 6x9 but the image circle will just cover 5x4 so I'm told. Exciting.
And if it doesn't, you'll get that much sought after vignetting  ;D
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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2012, 06:27:54 AM »
What sort/make of lens panel is that Leon?
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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2012, 06:35:10 AM »
Paul - it's a converter from 80mmx80mm to linhof size..  The lens is in a panel for my Horseman camera.  I wanted to be able to use it for both LF and MF, so I got a linhof size adaptor.  I;ve put all my LF lenses into a horseman panel, and I use this adaptor with them for LF.

works well.

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Re: Look what the postlady brought me today ....
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2012, 07:01:45 AM »
I had no idea you were getting a new camera. Straight out of the blue.

 ;) ;)

Seriously though, it looks great and I know you'll do great things with it. Job too. Excellent!!
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« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2012, 09:31:34 AM »
Och Leon, yer sutcha jammie jammie dodger,  .............................................................an am awfie pleezzed fir ye tae, so ther  :)   8)
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« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2012, 09:43:08 AM »
och, thanks neddie, so ther  8)

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« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2012, 10:01:03 AM »
wow
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« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2012, 12:18:35 PM »
... and it covers perfectly.  Even allows for a (very small) amount of tilt :)


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« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2012, 02:08:25 PM »
Congrats Leon, on both the job and the camera! Wonderful news on both fronts!

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« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2012, 04:32:50 AM »
Here is another wetplate holder for 4x5:

http://www.incameraindustries.com/

looks a bit more "industrial" (sturdy) and there is also a 8x10 version. But I sure would love a 5x7" version...  :)