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Old 07-18-2014, 05:56 PM   #1
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Woohoo, New Camera! - Wet Print Scan Added

I just received a new (to me) field camera, a Zone VI 4x5 by Wista. It is nearly 40 years old but looks near new, like it was never used.

I snagged it for $500.00. These are still being made as the Wista DX II and go for $2800.00 new. Mine supposedly has plated gold hardware.

Can't wait to go hiking up in the mountains with it!


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Wista-Zone-VI-2 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr


Wista-Zone-VI-3 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:05 PM   #2
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That's pretty damn cool.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:52 PM   #3
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That's pretty damn cool.
Also pretty impractical, but WTF.....You can still buy a few films in 4x5....
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:57 PM   #4
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Very nice! Killer deal too.
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:57 AM   #5
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Drool. Colorado is definitely a locale to make use of a 4x5.

Can't wait to see some images!
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:46 AM   #6
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That is really nice. Looks like you got a really good deal. With lens? What is that lens, Rodenstock? Schneider? Focal length?

Nevermind...Nikkor 180, got it.
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:42 AM   #7
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Very cool. Post pictures!
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:24 AM   #8
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Awesome! Nothing beats large format film! You'll capture some beautiful images with that camera!
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:52 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone.

I took it for a test run last night at the local lake. I developed those shots as well as a couple I took at my shop when I first received the camera.

I all digitize those tonight and post them up.

Today I'm taking the camera for a hike in the high country.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:30 AM   #10
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That's beautiful. I'm looking to replace the Blad I had 20+ years ago to force me to slow down and make photographs and not just take snaps. But there's nothing like a view camera and only a dozen sheets in your field kit to make you really work on your composition.
I can't wait to see the results. Your images are always inspiring. And good on ya for keeping the craft going.
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:03 PM   #11
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What a beauty!

Can't wait to see the images

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Old 07-20-2014, 04:37 PM   #12
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I rode up into the high country today to try out the new camera. I shot all twelve sheets I had and I'm now developing them. I'm not sure if they'll be dry enough to digitize tonight.

When I digitize them, I'll post them up. Anyway, here are a couple photos of the outing.


20-July-2014-1 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr


20-July-2014-2 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr


This elk grazed right up to me as I was sitting and taking a break, its hard work hiking around at 12,000 ft.


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Old 07-20-2014, 05:50 PM   #13
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What, no selfie?
That's beautiful, congratulations!
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:58 PM   #14
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It is certainly an awesome camera, but I'm sure you could do amazing photographs with a 5 year old cellphone camera.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:28 PM   #15
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