Finally did it..... : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Well I finally bit the bullet and called Badger and ordered a 4x5 outfit. I wanted to thank everyone for the help the last couple of months in desiding what to get. I ended up with a Toyo 45AX, Fuji 135 CMW, ( At a very good price thanks to the declining yen. if your interested you might want to give jeff a call) Pentax digital spot, Photo Trekker and the other odds and ends needed. Thanks again for all the help. Ed,

-- Ed Candland (, April 24, 2002



Congrats!! (love my 45A)!

-- Douglas Gould (, April 24, 2002.


Have a great time with it. I think you will love it.

-- Dave Karp (, April 24, 2002.

And welcome to the wonderful world of large format!

-- Mark Sampson (, April 25, 2002.


When the camera arrives I want you to place your left hand on the box, raise your right hand, and say the following: "I swear by the groundglass that I will not do what Matthew did when he got his Toyo 45AX. I will use my new camera, and will not just set it up on the tripod, admire it, and later - having taken no pictures with it - sell it for a fraction of what I paid for it so that I can buy 35mm gear that will disappoint me and make me buy another 4x5 camera."

Have fun!

-- Matthew Runde (, April 25, 2002.

Matthew, I promise, I promise! I haven't really shot much of anything in the last few years. Almost completely because of the lack of image quality with 35mm enlagements of any size. I can wait to get back some big chromes and negs.

Thanks for all the kind words.


-- Ed Candland (, April 25, 2002.

Ed, you might want to send some going-away cards to your loved ones; they won't be seeing much of you for the next ten or twenty years. HA!!! Massive good luck and best wishes on your new voyage.

~cj (Seattle)

-- chris jordan (, April 25, 2002.

Resistance is futile!! :-))) I feel so sorry for you, nezt thing you will want an 8x10, a 11x14....etc etc.....please try not to spend your children's college fund...... Welcome to the fold....

-- Jorge Gasteazoro (, April 25, 2002.


Congratulations! Speaking from experience, you'll love the 45AX!


-- Jim (, April 28, 2002.

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