<quote who=Stein date=[3/22/2005 10:56]/> > Dear Justin, > > Well, pooh, you have a great deal more talent for taking pictures than > we thought. I'll still stand by the recommendations, though. The 4 x 5 as > finishing line pictures should be nice and detailled - sort of a sweatorama. > Given that you will need to focus carefully to take advantage of the > resolving power of the large negative but will be playing with a smaller > depth of field for a standard focal length lens ( I seem to need f.16-32 for > my studio work with a 150 Symmar S ), you may have to arrange the subjects > precisely. Thank You Uncle Dick for the kind words. Truth be told, I have only been taking pictures now for about 18 months. I have purchased "Using the View Camera" and I already own the trilogy of books by some guy named "Adams" which I plan on reading again (especially the parts I skipped over about those cameras that look like they were made in 1920.. ) This coming weekend I will be traveling to San Francisco and my girlfriend and I are going to rent a 4x5 camera. If it rains, we will settle for a 645.. I had forwarded your replies to her and she thought we should definitely take you up on your offer for a beer. I told her I was game providing she pays the airfare to Oz. She hasn't replied yet. Thanks again to all for the help. As I stated, I am going to rent this weekend and then when the weather turns warmer here in Montreal rent again and if it still appeals to me I have been in contact with a Jim from Badger Graphic over a Shen Hao.. But first let's see if I am not insane. J -- Justin F. Knotzke jknotzke@xxxxxxxxxx http://www.shampoo.ca ============================================================================================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.