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Tips from Sinar large format users ?


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Howdy.

wondering if anyone here using a Sinar ? I know there aren't many in SG.


I'm with a studio, using a Sinar p2 with a digital back + CeMagYK. Just wanna see if I can pick up tips here.
 

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I'm a Sinar user. Due to the low budget and requirement of assignments nowdays, and after purchasing the PhaseOne, it has be left in the store. If you want to learn more about using a view camera, I doubt you can find any tips here. Learn the right way by getting a copy of "The View Camera" by Harvey Shaman which is available at Borders at $40.99. It explodes the myth that view cameras are difficult to understand and use. The technique is the same whether you're using it with film or digital back.
 

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Okies.

I'm no longer with the studio and now I think I got the handling techniques part of it. I do have a little basic knowledge of how large format view cameras can correct distortion unlike small+medium lens cameras.

Will dwelve into them if I get another shot as a pro in the future.
Hmmm. wow. the phase 1 that is so highly regarded...

Right now I think I miss my filmmaking...
 

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I'm using a 4x5 field camera for landscape shooting. Just like to check if you guys have any luck in getting 4x5 Fuji slides locally.

I've bought up all Cathay & Ruby stock of Provia 100F sometime late last year. And right now looking for Astia 100F, but so far no luck.

Regards
KW..
 

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Tachi, sad to say that it tough getting 4x5 films these days. I've quite a huge stock of them in varies but all are expired. Now I'm keeping them as a collector's items. You can try some pro labs in KL and Thailand if you're really desperate. I believe they still have stock.

Yes KeyserSoze, PhaseOne indeed have very good review over the years. It nice working in digital which make my job better, faster and easier. However, I'll still prefer films when I'm shooting for recreation. Nothing beat the feeling of film camera and the joy of looking at trans. Digital is like using a machine gun and fire briefly, hoping to get a decent shot and retouch later. I prefer to be a sniper.
 

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Tachi, sad to say that it tough getting 4x5 films these days. I've quite a huge stock of them in varies but all are expired. Now I'm keeping them as a collector's items. You can try some pro labs in KL and Thailand if you're really desperate. I believe they still have stock.

Yes KeyserSoze, PhaseOne indeed have very good review over the years. It nice working in digital which make my job better, faster and easier. However, I'll still prefer films when I'm shooting for recreation. Nothing beat the feeling of film camera and the joy of looking at trans. Digital is like using a machine gun and fire briefly, hoping to get a decent shot and retouch later. I prefer to be a sniper, even when using digital.
 

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ical said:
Tachi, sad to say that it tough getting 4x5 films these days. I've quite a huge stock of them in varies but all are expired. Now I'm keeping them as a collector's items. You can try some pro labs in KL and Thailand if you're really desperate. I believe they still have stock.

Yes KeyserSoze, PhaseOne indeed have very good review over the years. It nice working in digital which make my job better, faster and easier. However, I'll still prefer films when I'm shooting for recreation. Nothing beat the feeling of film camera and the joy of looking at trans. Digital is like using a machine gun and fire briefly, hoping to get a decent shot and retouch later. I prefer to be a sniper, even when using digital.
Hmmm yeah, I always prefered 16mm to miniDV/Betacam/whatever digital film in filmmaking as well.
Now I'm missing my days in the uni darkrooms trying to make that 'perfect' print and the smell of Selenium toner. :D

Also you can get a lot of hard-to-find films on the Internet if you try hard enough. I'm pretty sure that some smalltime labs do still make considerably above average 4X5 photo films.
 

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