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Oct 17, 2017 14:29:16   #
Elmo
 
Hi, guys,

I’m an old guy in Austin who once — many, many years ago — made his living with a 4x5 view camera. Lot of water under the bridge since then and I’m now retired, but I’ve still got the view camera, although I must admit it’s been a couple of years since I exposed a sheet of film. Anybody else out there working in black and white? In large format?

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Oct 17, 2017 14:36:12   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
Welcome to UHH. Yup, been using a 4x5 since 1969, along with a plethora of other cameras both digital and film.
--Bob

Elmo wrote:
Hi, guys,

I’m an old guy in Austin who once — many, many years ago — made his living with a 4x5 view camera. Lot of water under the bridge since then and I’m now retired, but I’ve still got the view camera, although I must admit it’s been a couple of years since I exposed a sheet of film. Anybody else out there working in black and white? In large format?

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Oct 17, 2017 14:58:57   #
lamiaceae (a regular here)
 
Elmo wrote:
Hi, guys,

I’m an old guy in Austin who once — many, many years ago — made his living with a 4x5 view camera. Lot of water under the bridge since then and I’m now retired, but I’ve still got the view camera, although I must admit it’s been a couple of years since I exposed a sheet of film. Anybody else out there working in black and white? In large format?


Yes, I have two 4x5" View Cameras. One a studio rail full movement model, and a front movement mostly folding wooden field camera. And also I am mostly only interested in B&W film as I was in the old days. For Color, I'm all digital.

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Oct 17, 2017 15:09:48   #
Strange
 
No one left in Houston to process 4x5 or 8x10 color film, so my two Toyo's have gone dark.

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Oct 17, 2017 16:13:53   #
PixelStan77 (a regular here)
 
Elmo wrote:
Hi, guys,

I’m an old guy in Austin who once — many, many years ago — made his living with a 4x5 view camera. Lot of water under the bridge since then and I’m now retired, but I’ve still got the view camera, although I must admit it’s been a couple of years since I exposed a sheet of film. Anybody else out there working in black and white? In large format?

Elmo, I was like you until 10 years ago when I sold by 4 x 5 and 8 x 10 Deardorff's. I am a digital convert. With Lightroom ad Adobe PS I create Black and White images. It was exciting to watch the image come up in the developer. Don't miss the smell of the stop bath and fixer.
I gave it up because my favorite films,papers and chemicals were not available anymore.

I am old but don't think or feel I am old.

Welcome to UHH.

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Oct 17, 2017 19:06:02   #
rgrenaderphoto (a regular here)
 
Ben Horne:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtiLZhefLrm4CEMrctJyzUQ

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Oct 17, 2017 19:12:07   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
Not quite as adventurous, but here's me carrying my 4x5 somewhere in the Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
--Bob



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Oct 18, 2017 06:33:03   #
MikeMck
 
Welcome!

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Oct 18, 2017 07:37:07   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
Welcome to our forum!

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Oct 18, 2017 07:49:40   #
Sendai5355
 
Welcome to the UHH from a former Austin resident.

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Oct 18, 2017 09:19:42   #
joehel2 (a regular here)
 
Welcome to the forum.

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Oct 18, 2017 09:48:07   #
ebbote
 
Welcome to the Hog Elmo, enjoy.

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Oct 18, 2017 11:50:26   #
rgrenaderphoto (a regular here)
 
rmalarz wrote:
Not quite as adventurous, but here's me carrying my 4x5 somewhere in the Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
--Bob


Hey Bob, carrying that gigantic thing around is an adventure in itself.

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Oct 18, 2017 13:09:06   #
Hal81 (a regular here)
 
Back in the 50s and into the 60s I used a 4X5 to do weddings. Wasn't bad but having to lug around case full of film holders was a pain. I still have my black changing bag I used in case I had to reload some film.

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Oct 18, 2017 13:23:41   #
photophly (a regular here)
 
Welcome to the Hog

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