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by Peter B
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:49 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two good, two bad
Replies: 50
Views: 11452

The update tonight is that I phoned Ffordes at lunchtime to check, and was told that it "seems to be sold as it is on the counter with a lens and a couple of filmholders", so (genuine) best wishes to the new owner. If I had REALLY wanted it, I could have had it. The potential trade-in was then given...
by Peter B
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:41 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two good, two bad
Replies: 50
Views: 11452

Just visit Robert White or Teamwork (my mistake ;) ) and ask to handle an Ebony. Stroke it, sniff those bellows, twiddle the sleek, elegant aluminium knobs, feel the silky smoothness of the titanium.... :P :D Sell your partner on ebay and use the proceeds to buy what will become the love of your li...
by Peter B
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:25 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two good, two bad
Replies: 50
Views: 11452

Mike M wrote:Hi Peter, you may be looking at the Walker SF which is a folder. The XL Wide weighs the same as my Shen Hao which is 400g heavier than the Ebonys.
http://www.walkercameras.com/XL_4x5.html
You're absolutely right Mike, it is indeed the SF that's on the auction site.

Many thanks, Peter
by Peter B
Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:19 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two good, two bad
Replies: 50
Views: 11452

I too looked at the Ebony RSW/SW and I very nearly went for one BUT then I heard about Mike Walkers cameras through this forum and after speaking to Mike I decided to buy his 5x4 Titan XL, its capabilities and movements are very similar to the RSW/SW but its made out of ABS instead of wood. Its pri...
by Peter B
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:24 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two good, two bad
Replies: 50
Views: 11452

Or, you could come to the Spring Workshop in Maldon, Essex, where you should find a few different types of camera which you would be able to try out. I'm afraid I can't make that weekend Joanna as I've a prior appointment at my best friend's 60th birthday, and he wouldn't be happy if I missed it. :(
by Peter B
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:54 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two good, two bad
Replies: 50
Views: 11452

Baxter & Mike I notice you are both based on the south coast and wonder if you went to Robert White to "play" with the cameras before making your decisions? I have Ffordes close by and see their website is showing an Ebony SW45 (1499) tonight, as well as a Toyo 45A11 (1099), a couple of Wistas and a...
by Peter B
Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:26 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two good, two bad
Replies: 50
Views: 11452

So that's 1 Toyo and 4 Ebonys(ies?) so far then. Interesting indeed.!
by Peter B
Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:51 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two good, two bad
Replies: 50
Views: 11452

Thanks for that Paul, but I think your 1 bad point may well be the deciding factor for me! :(
by Peter B
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:37 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two good, two bad
Replies: 50
Views: 11452

Joanna, it is one of my regrets that I didn't make it to the Glencoe bash, since there was also an ephotozine weekend at Rowardennan at the end of that week. To have had a week's LF immersion and take it in amongst the epz digi fiends would have been great, but alas it never happened. Jools, since I...
by Peter B
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:52 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two good, two bad
Replies: 50
Views: 11452

Thanks Charles, that was useful. There is absolutely nothing wrong with my present camera as such, it is just that it doesn't quite suit me, for whatever reason! It's a bit like the Nikon/Canon debates you see elsewhere and I always thought they were meaningless trivia, until I changed from Nikon to...
by Peter B
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:06 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two good, two bad
Replies: 50
Views: 11452

Two good, two bad

Hi All I haven't been around here much over the past couple of years, but I do visit without automatically logging in all the time, so I haven't been ignoring you all either! I've come to the conclusion that one of the reasons I haven't been doing LF recently is that I'm not getting the buzz when us...
by Peter B
Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:32 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Film Types - Opinions please
Replies: 6
Views: 2645

Chris

You might want to take a look at the Robert White page on LF Accessories as it shows the Fuji, Kodak & Polaroid backs with test results on interchangeability.

http://www.robertwhite.co.uk/Large%20accessories.htm

Regards, Peter