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If you have any questions re large format, why not put them forward to the wfpamembers@onelist.com. The community of the World Field Photographers Association, all large format users, should be able and ready to help. You may contact me: Robert A f van de Voort at hotshot@ihug.co.nz as editor of the WFPA, I hope I can help.]Regards Robert

-- Robert A F van de Voort (hotshot@ihug.co.nz), August 03, 2000


Better yet, lets combine our resources. If you see a question that you can help with, feel free to jump right in. Let's keep our resource of information right here, one stop shopping if you will. Us regular viewers of this forum would be glad to have you join us, the "RVOTF"("Regular Viewers of this Forum"),and share your views.

If you are worried about quality I think you'll find the group here a bunch of straight shooters with thick skin that don't believe in flames or arguments and strive for accurate and helpful answers.

-- Marv (mthompsonn@home.com), August 03, 2000.

Marv, RIGHT ON! Pat

-- pat krentz (patwandakrentz@aol.com), August 03, 2000.

Absolutley Marv. I like it here, no frills, no spills.

-- Trevor Crone (tcrone@gm.dreamcast.com), August 03, 2000.

Another vote for all of the above!! Paul

-- paul owen (paulowen_2000@yahoo.com), August 03, 2000.

OK Guys, I get the drift, will put it forward to our community how we can combine things, but do have a look at our site when you may think you have a question, we have quite nice resources! have a look at http://www.johndesq.com/ and let me know what you think! Regards Robert

-- Robert A F van de Voort (hotshot@ihug.co.nz), August 03, 2000.

Would you explain to us what would be the advantage of using your mailing list over using the LF QA Forum ? As far as I am concerned, I think the LF QA Forum sofware is pretty good. It supports web and selective email access. New contents is readily accessible, and archives are relatively easy to browse despite the 16000+ archived messages.

-- Q.-Tuan Luong (luong@ai.sri.com), August 03, 2000.

I agree with all the others here. Ain't no reason to go anywhere else.

-- Sal Santamaura (bc_hill@qwestinternet.net), August 03, 2000.

Hi, I visited the referenced site and found it slow to load and not particularly clear to navigate. Hard to assess the value of integrating the sites.

-- Fred Leif (Frederickl@aol.com), August 03, 2000.

UGH! Those JavaScript mouse trails are the bane of intelligent comminication! The sounds are not needed either. I quit at that stage.

I would recommend pooling mental resources in this established forum. However, that is not to say that smaller groups have no place. General issues could go here, while your specfic demographic issues would be better addressed in a less public forum. A thought...

-- Chris Gillis (chris@photogenica.net), August 03, 2000.

I was visitor #5905.

Our door is always open. Come and visit. BTW, your probably visitor #5905... today.

-- Wayne Crider (waynec@apt.net), August 03, 2000.

I just visited your site and frankly I came away with the kind of feeling you get after you just ate and paid for dinner but are still hungry and wondering what the point of it all was. I guess I'm having trouble comparing your site as it seems to be trying to sell me something????. This LFP site is hands down the best source for the exchange of information and ideas for Large Format Photography, and its free. I will keep watching your site however, as you never know.......

-- Scott A. Wells (wellsfam@sunlink.net), August 08, 2000.

This is a great site that I visit often although I don't own a 4x5 and shoot mostly 35mm and 6x7 MF. A lot of info here is applicable across all formats!

-- Gene Crumpler (nikonguy@worldnet.att.net), August 09, 2000.

Been following this thread and this site is quite different in set-up that comparisons are hard to make. The WFPA site got a refined touch in design and shows photo's and info and offers the same possibilities as this site re questions and forums. Navigation is "harder" which is something we might like to improve. I feel both sites offer different things to different people, I will have a cruise now on your (this) site and let you know what my impressions are!

-- Robert A F van de Voort (hotshot@ihug.co.nz), August 09, 2000.

To answer Tuan's question near the top. You receive a lot of e-mail and when the topic is intersting that is ok. I was part of another LF mail list and sometimes it would two people communicating way too much. On a couple of occasions I had received more than 30 e-mails in a day and it was all dribble. When someone commented on excessive e- mails they were told to pack their bags, I know that I sure signed off fast. This mail list wasn't the one in this thread but it was run by the onelist people and I think the potential for this kind of abuse is possible in this arrangement. I like this site, I can come when I want and ignore what I want. Hard to do when it arrives in your mail box.

-- Jeff White (zonie@computer-concepts.com), August 09, 2000.

In response to the last message, the wfpa list is not a forum like this and is more an extension of the WFPA site for it's member, but I do feel that if you have a LF question you may post it there to obtain some possible answers.

-- Robert A F van de Voort (hotshot@ihug.co.nz), August 09, 2000.


I'll be sure to check out WFPA site. However, as far as the Large Format Forum is concerned, I cannot imagine where else you could find a more informed, experienced, intelligent, thoughtful and downright helpful group of LF photographers.

-- Sergio Ortega (s.ortega@worldnet.att.net), August 09, 2000.

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