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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:19 pm

Today is the Day, a New Day.

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Post by Charles Haacker » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:12 pm

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:No Burst mode needed. :| :lol: :look:

http://www.intoourworld.com/photographe ... e-results/

That's how it was done!
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The only difference in a newspicture scrum now and a newspicture scrum then is the size of the cameras. :lol: By the way, if you don't recognize them, those big Graflexes were single lens reflexes! The monster hood was to shut out light so you could see the dim image on the ground glass. It was reversed but right side up (the Pentaprism on your DSLR rights the image both ways and puts it at eye level). You focused by racking the lens and bellows but the image was pretty hard to see, impossible if light got onto the ground glass, very much like trying to see a 3" view screen in bright sun today! When the shutter was tripped the mirror had to come up first with a nice big thunk. For the next picture you had to depress a big lever which recocked the mirror. I think you may have had to recock and reopen the shutter using a little button on the lens housing called the "press focus." At the turn of the last century many of these guys were still using glass plates in holders, or sheet film in holders, one shot to a side. The F1 photographer is probably using film packs, 20 shots per pack with a much thinner sheet. My dad preferred film packs with his 4x5 Anniversary Speed Graphic in WW2. His boss gave him a 620 roll film Kodak Medalist to try but we have a letter from him saying he could work his big 4x5 faster with packs. :)
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Post by St3v3M » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:13 am

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:No Burst mode needed. :| :lol: :look:

http://www.intoourworld.com/photographe ... e-results/

I love it when people keep 'old world' techniques alive! Thank you for adding this! S-
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