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    Boy in Chair

    Polaroid 800 camera, lens at f/35, Arista grade 2 paper negative, taped to film platen, preflashed 7 seconds, exposure 8 seconds.

    The boy didn't want his picture taken, so I'm surprised he sat as still as he did.

    Orthochromatic tones add an interesting tropical skin tone effect. He has a bit of a tan from swimming, but not really this dark. Hey: now I can capture portraits and the sitter doesn't need to risk skin cancer trying to get a nice tan! Attached files

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    Boy in Chair

    This is a nice unassuming portrait too. Sometimes the reluctant ones make the best subjects.

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    Joe, these are both great portraits (this one and Lady with white Cow).

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    Joe, did you use the rangefinder to focus? (Actually, I don't know how else you would have...scale?)

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    Murray; Yes, I used the rangefinder. But there's also a distance scale on the fold-out bed, adjacent to the bellows.

    I think with a changing bag and two storage boxes or bags, with one preloaded with paper (and some masking tape), one could do some extensive shots "out in the field". Hmm....this might make for an interesting camera to take on a motorcycle trip.

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    I have a pile of 95B,150, 160, 800 + one 900.

    I wanted to pursue Steve Smith's (?) project of a 120 conversion.

    I'm also working on a Busch 2x3 sheet back conversion.

    It might be interesting to do 3" rolls somehow on one of these...I'll ponder that too, because I had been scheming 4" rolls for a Kodak 3A and Ansco 5...3 options...x-ray film cut down, hand-taped, aerial film cut to width (not ready to undertake in-the-dark-slitting yet).

    I-M talks about Exeter paper, but two lengths of 120 film overlapped might cheap-out work.

    Apparently some uncommon older Ansco film (Vidil) had what sounds like lengths of film alternating with trasnslucent paper that served as a viewing screen between exposures. (Had a ground glass back).

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