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BIG Bertha comes home

 
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disemjg



Joined: 10 Jan 2002
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Location: Washington, DC

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:46 am    Post subject: BIG Bertha comes home Reply with quote

She is not yet mine, but is in my kitchen awaiting a proper evaluation and price check. She is very well endowed with a 40" f8 B&L Telestigmat. Unfortunately she also needs two new bellows, and that is going to be an issue.

This is clearly something the newspaper had cobbled together locally; as I understand it that is typical of the breed. It weighs about sixty or seventy pounds and I think about forty pounds of that has to be the lens. The lens appears to detach to facilitate transportation, but I have not yet gotten it off.

Overall a wonderful white elephant, presenting unique storage and handling problems for me to resolve.

Dang; I just realized that I should have put this in the Lenses category. Now I cannot figure out how to move it. ''
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Les



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So moved. ( I think only moderators can move things around)

Les
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Joined: 25 Jan 2003
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Location: Sayreville, New Jersey

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:09 am    Post subject: Where did you find it? Reply with quote

I've been looking at acquiring a Big Bertha myself, for auto races... Where did you find yours?

Would you care to rent it out next May?

Dan Schwartz
Sayreville, NJ
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:23 am    Post subject: Big Bertha's new home Reply with quote

Well, it looks like Jim's place is too small, so when the opportunity arose to lasso her big butt, I jumped on her like a cheap whore!

Here is my blog on her, with the photos from the gentleman whom I bought it from.

David Burnett has already challenged me to get a real photo out of her... Just watch!
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pv17vv



Joined: 22 Dec 2001
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of getting a real photo out of a camera, what did you manage to do with your Aero-Ektar during Thanksgiving ? IIRC you had the greatest expectations.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanksgiving dinner got Very Ugly, just as I was about to bite down on the turkey. Let's not go there.

pv17vv wrote:
Speaking of getting a real photo out of a camera, what did you manage to do with your Aero-Ektar during Thanksgiving ? IIRC you had the greatest expectations.
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