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 Posted: Fri Aug 23rd, 2013 03:42 pm
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Herb Kephart

Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 5981

A product of a large format negative (10x12", possibly 11x14") on a glass plate, and a "rectilinear" lens. Those lenses were made obsolete because the largest that they would open was usually F8, so they were only practical for non moving objects. But they gave a beautiful, sharp image.

Ever see old pictures of a racing car at speed--where the car seemed to be lunging forward, and the wheels were oval? A product of a "focal  plane" shutter, another early photo item, that was discarded--although a Leica that I had was relatively modern, and it had a focal plane.


Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"
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