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Wiseowl? You still running this show?

Art.
Yes, still up for it.

Sorry it's taken so long to get started, unfirtunately life sometimes gets in the way of doing the really important things :smile:.

Unfortunately, the camera is likely to be a disposable, rather than something with some control. While I was hoping to get something like an old folder nothing suitable has turned up. It's been a case of either too fragile, too heavy, too valuable or just plain broken.

If I can now ask all of you who are still "in" to pm your details, including postal address, then I can put a schedule together and get things moving. With a good tail wind the camera should be making it's rounds before the end of spring.

Thank you all for your patience.

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All,

Another call for addresses, so far I've had 2.

Cheers

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I can offer a Balda 6x9 camera, in decent shape. But I would suggest we shoot one film each instead of one exposure...
 

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I'll be #3. I love the 6x9 format. I have some Pan F in the refrigerator I can pass along with the camera to the next shooter. It expired in 1999 but still looks good. I need to restock anyway, so if there's a problem with expired film, I don't mind offering up some fresh film if the number of users stays fairly low.
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Assuming the postage costs aren't insane, I'd like to have a go.

I could probably send a roll of Classic Pan 200 along with the camera to the next shooter.
 

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mcgrattan said:
I could probably send a roll of Classic Pan 200 along with the camera to the next shooter.

I was thinking 15-20 rolls so we're all shooting from the same batch and same camera. Won't these get scanned and posted online? We're comparing photos shot on film that have the same traits. Same idea as the disposable camera. Just my two cents.
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20 rolls would be a bit beyond my pocket! However, I'd be happy to pay a share of a batch of film if everyone was shooting from the same batch.

However, it might be interesting to see what different shooters get from the camera using their favourite film and their favourite developer.
 

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I was volunteering to cover the expense. Use one roll, then pass the rest of the film along with the camera to the next person. Everyone shoots a roll, then passes it on-- camera and film. Ole is volunteering the hardware. I'm offering the film. All you'd have to do is develop your roll... in theory. You're being asked to pay less, not more. I thought this may help drum up interest.
You also have a good point with allowing peole to use their favorite films and developers. No one else has chimed in to give opinions. Let this thread go a few days and see what pans out.
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Ole said:
I can offer a Balda 6x9 camera, in decent shape. But I would suggest we shoot one film each instead of one exposure...

I'm happy to go with this.

Please pm me your addresses
 
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I was thinking 15-20 rolls so we're all shooting from the same batch and same camera. Won't these get scanned and posted online? We're comparing photos shot on film that have the same traits. Same idea as the disposable camera. Just my two cents.
Chris

Postage costs could be a bit on the high side for camera and 20 rolls. While it would mean that we're all shooting the same batch and camera, processing and scanning would be different.

I would prefer that each individual supplies their own roll.

Just my 2 cents

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I would prefer to just shoot one or two images; I really don't have the time or interest to shoot an entire roll of B&W film.
 

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roteague said:
I would prefer to just shoot one or two images; I really don't have the time or interest to shoot an entire roll of B&W film.

Just a reminder: 6x9 on 120 is only 8 exposures. If it makes you feel any better, you can shoot a roll of Velvia through it too. :smile:
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Just a suggestion, but I think you should make up the rules BEFORE everyone signs up. It would also be good to list it all in one posting rather have everyone make up suggestions and this back and forth going on. So what are rules now? One roll each or one pic each or it's up to you? Is someone supplying film or do we get our own? Is it 35mm or 120? B&W or colour or doesn't matter? Do we make prints ourselves? Do we pack up everything and send it along? Has anyone thought about the idea of sending 20 unprocessed rolls through the mail 20 times - postage, packaing and x-rays?

My suggestion is to use this thread to figure things out, get consensus and then post another thread doing this all over again. Next time tell people specifically what the organized function is, and ask them specifically for the info you need up front.

Remember the idea was that this round was going to be FASTER than the last two rounds (which is also a bit disorganized) and now we're going to have everyone shoot an entire roll each? Yes, this round will go faster, since it's only taking 6 months to organize! LMAO.

Sorry to be harsh, but I think a little reality is in order here.

Regards, Art.
 
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gr82bart said:
Just a suggestion, but I think you should make up the rules BEFORE everyone signs up. It would also be good to list it all in one posting rather have everyone make up suggestions and this back and forth going on. So what are rules now? One roll each or one pic each or it's up to you? Is someone supplying film or do we get our own? Is it 35mm or 120? B&W or colour or doesn't matter? Do we make prints ourselves? Do we pack up everything and send it along? Has anyone thought about the idea of sending 20 unprocessed rolls through the mail 20 times - postage, packaing and x-rays?

My suggestion is to use this thread to figure things out, get consensus and then post another thread doing this all over again. Next time tell people specifically what the organized function is, and ask them specifically for the info you need up front.

Remember the idea was that this round was going to be FASTER than the last two rounds (which is also a bit disorganized) and now we're going to have everyone shoot an entire roll each? Yes, this round will go faster, since it's only taking 6 months to organize! LMAO.

Sorry to be harsh, but I think a little reality is in order here.

Regards, Art.


Having given this more thought overnight I must agree with both gr82bart and roteague. Personally I would find it difficult to find time to get 8 shots. Also, it does seem to be moving away from the original concept somewhat.

Here is a summary of what I considered to be the "rules" when I started this thread ages ago.

1. One shot per person.
2. Everyone pays their own postage.
3. Move the camera on as quickly as possible
4. Last holder of the camera processes the film and posts the images.

It really struck me as being that simple, you recieve the camera, take a shot and then send it on to the next address.

My intention is to include a printed itinery, with room for a few notes by each photographer to say something about the picture taken, this can be posted at the end with the images.

Ole, my understanding from yuor description of the Balda is that it's convertible to 6X6, which would be 12 shots. As it stands if we used 6 X 9 then we could all shoot 2 frames each, as I only have 4 addresses.

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Yes, the Balda has a 6x6 insert and two red windows, one each for 6x6 and 6x9. I can't remember if it has a release lock or not...

If doing one shot each, I suggest it should be the responsibility of each participant to advance the film after exposure, so that the camera is ready for the next recipient. That way we might avoid double exposures as well as unexposed frames.

When we know how many "steps" there will be, I can take out the insert (if fewer than 8) or leave it in (9 to 12 participants). I'll put a piece of black tape over the unused window to avoid confusion too. :smile:

I'm volunteering the camera, and a roll of film if we all shoot one frame: APX100 OK with everyone?

If I'm last on the list I also get my camera back, so I'll volunteer to develop and print the film as well.
 
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Ole said:
Yes, the Balda has a 6x6 insert and two red windows, one each for 6x6 and 6x9. I can't remember if it has a release lock or not...

If doing one shot each, I suggest it should be the responsibility of each participant to advance the film after exposure, so that the camera is ready for the next recipient. That way we might avoid double exposures as well as unexposed frames.

When we know how many "steps" there will be, I can take out the insert (if fewer than 8) or leave it in (9 to 12 participants). I'll put a piece of black tape over the unused window to avoid confusion too. :smile:

I'm volunteering the camera, and a roll of film if we all shoot one frame: APX100 OK with everyone?

If I'm last on the list I also get my camera back, so I'll volunteer to develop and print the film as well.


That sounds fine by me Ole, on all counts.
 

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Fine by me as well!

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I'm closing the list. I think it's long overdue to actually put this into motion.

For those of you who's address I have I'll PM you with an itinery tomorrow.

Martin
 

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A quick update from the slowest interenet connection I have ever had the "pleasure" of waiting for:

I have brought the camera with me to work (oil rig, offshore Denmark) for a cleaning and general checkout.

The lens is now cleaner than it's been in many, many years! It's a triplet, but like many others I have taken some very good pictures with triplets...

The shutter works, on all three speeds (25, 50 and 100) plus B. There is no double exposure lock, though...

Bellows look very good, the rest of the camera looks at least light tight.

I get home from here on the 18th (with any luck), will then use that weekend to shoot a test roll after checking the shutter speeds. Then I'll write a little manual, and send it out on it's journey!
 
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