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Press photography & inclement weather?
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45PSS



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2002 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



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wolvertone



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2002 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly, I don't know what I use.

It's called clear coat in a spray can, is that laquer?

How embarrassing, not to even know what I'm using!

I'll be on the lookout for the lift off #2.

Steve
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wolvertone



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2002 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, a shiny camera would kinda look like a display. I don't put that much on; just a couple of quick shots. Just enough to repel water and protect the wood from fingerprints, etc.. The photos make it look shiny b/c of the flash. It's more like a semi-gloss, and after a couple of trips in a case, it'll lose that sheen quick. The photos were taken 1 day after assembly and it hasn't been out of the house yet, except to set the infinity stops.

Steve
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r.b.hawkins



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2002 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess you could consider wind as part of weather. I am not sure of the speed of a moving Huey helicopter, but if you stick a stock Graphic out the door of one of these birds, the bellows will either collapse or rip out. At best there is a pulsating effect that causes the center of the film to flutter away from the center of the film holder throwing the image out of focus.

When I was at the Army's Ft Monmouth Audio Visual Officers course training for Vietnam we had some home made sheet metal housings that clipped (actually I don't remember the actual details of the connection)arond the bellows and onto the bed.

It worked pretty good, but a couple thousand feet up over Lakehurst New Jersey(where the Hindenberg crashed and burned--before my time)it was incredibly cold. We wore field jackets and leather gloves with wool liners making it very difficult to work the camera. By the end of the flight I was almost hypothermic.

And guess what? We used the Graflex in Vietnam. Not a lot, but we did use them.

Would like to hear from anyone who shot graflex's in Vietnam. Even the graflex xl which was not a combat camera inspite of the army trying to foist it off as one.

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