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by Barry Kirsten
08 Dec 2018, 16:31
Forum: Things
Topic: Bottle Tree, Toowoomda
Replies: 5
Views: 34

Re: Bottle Tree, Toowoomda

Beautiful handling of contre-jour light, Maris.
by Barry Kirsten
08 Dec 2018, 16:25
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Berlebach Report 2042 tripod - new
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Berlebach Report 2042 tripod - new

Yes it is. Beautifully made and not all that heavy. I don't know how it compares with a comparable metal tripod, but it's certainly manageable. As it happens, I've been going through my old 8x10 negs recently with the view to reprinting some of them, and have been grabbed by the wonder of the format...
by Barry Kirsten
01 Jul 2018, 15:00
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Berlebach Report 2042 tripod - new
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Berlebach Report 2042 tripod - new

I bought this brand new a few years ago with the idea of getting back into 8x10. It never happened and at 75 I don't think it ever will! Apart from putting my 4x5 on it to check it out, I've never actually used the tripod. It's brand new in every way and has remained in it's bag ever since. It's ide...
by Barry Kirsten
26 Jun 2018, 16:22
Forum: Places
Topic: Like Willie: I am back on the road again
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Like Willie: I am back on the road again

Great to see you back in action again, Walter. Hope you have better luck with this kit.
by Barry Kirsten
29 Mar 2018, 14:22
Forum: Things
Topic: Old Weyba Bridge and Bird, Soft Focus.
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Old Weyba Bridge and Bird, Soft Focus.

Very nicely seen and executed, Maris. I don't think there are many subjects that respond well to soft focus lenses, but this one certainly does. May I ask how you maintained 'focus', by aperture alone or swings, or both. It must have been tricky, but you did it well. A lovely image.
by Barry Kirsten
25 Sep 2017, 06:26
Forum: Places
Topic: X-Ray scan of contact print
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: X-Ray scan of contact print

Hi Bazz,

Nice images. But I'm intrigued to know what an x-ray scan of a print is. I've never heard of x-ray scans of prints.
by Barry Kirsten
12 Sep 2017, 06:27
Forum: Places
Topic: American River, Kangaroo Island
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: American River, Kangaroo Island

Nice image, Gary. Lovely tonality. Please post more often! Congratulations also on your website.
by Barry Kirsten
11 Sep 2017, 15:24
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: The biggest camera I can carry
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: The biggest camera I can carry

It must be and I don't envy you lugging it all through the bush. I can't remember what model my Manfrotto was, but it was heavy! How easy would it be to replace the metal legs with carbon fibre pieces. And can you find them?
by Barry Kirsten
11 Sep 2017, 10:41
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: The biggest camera I can carry
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: The biggest camera I can carry

And Record Rapid... I loved all those papers.
by Barry Kirsten
10 Sep 2017, 12:47
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: The biggest camera I can carry
Replies: 5
Views: 885

The biggest camera I can carry

Chatting with Walter recently via PM on the subject of suitable cameras for use in the later years of life, I happened to remark that I used to use a Toyo 810G "...here, there and everywhere." And I did. Walter also used 8x10, in all probability more frequently than I did. Now we both have...

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