h2ph

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from south of Canada, yet north of Mexico

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    • i wish

      14 years ago

      h2ph

      that i had more to say.

    • bubbles, bubbles, everywhere...

      14 years ago

      h2ph

      Is totally not what this is about.

      So, yesterday whilst I was at school (which this is actually the entire reason I went to school yesterday in the first place), I checked out a 4x5 view camera and a tripod. First of all, the tripod weighs like 10 pounds (I know, not much right? just wait, it gets better)... The camera itself is not very heavy, just awkward, but it is still not light either... I think it might be 15 pounds? Well, there are the accessories that i had to also check out, like (a) a polaroid back, (b) tripod clamp, (c) 90mm lens, (d) bag bellows... I tried to check out a light meter, but the only ones they had in were the studio ones (and heaven forbid, we can't loan out a studio light meter when the studio is about to close for the night, to someone who will have it back before the studio next opens on Monday), so I am stuck carrying around my 35mm camera with me when I go to take the pictures that I have to take, in order to meter the light.

      Now onto the rest of the heaviness. The box that the camera is in is a metal box with foam lined wood... Yes, I said WOOD. F-ing 2x4s inside this box, "protecting" the camera from harm. The box itself weighs 50 pounds... Someone weighed one during my first quarter and told the entire class that that is just the amount that the empty box weighs. With the gear, the box weighs a whole lot more, and then you include the tripod.

      This is why the school suggests using a luggage carrier.
      Also, this is why my school is stupider than your school.

      Anyways, I checked the camera out because i need it for my architectural photography class... Which I totally do not want to take, bt as it is required, I must. ARGH. I wish it weren't required, although one can make a LOT more money in architextural photography than in other forms of the program (so says the program director, who was an achitextural photographer before being hired to be the program director). And now I'm done.
      This snippet of my life has been brought to you by:
      Ruffles, the Works potato chips. With all the flavor of a stuffed baked potato inside a small chip.

    • so as to not seem like a n00b

      14 years ago

      h2ph

      i am going to stay confused as to how the board (or should i call it "the forum"?) has so many rules.
      i'm not a person who deals with rules well, so i shall stay fairly silent

      anywho, i'm not so much a fan of how this site works, and i would like friends, so i'll whore myself out right here.
      friend me up. that's my only request.

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