Books to learn about LF techniques

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  1. YorkshireBloke

    YorkshireBloke Member Registered User

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    Hi,

    Ian has kindly suggested

    "the View Camera" Steve Simmons, or "View Camera Technique" Leslie Stroebel are the two main books on using LF."

    And there are copies available on eBay right now. Before I buy this Sunday (11.2.18) does anyone have spare copies they want to move on?

    Would prefer to give my brass to a Forum user. Please PM me asap if you want to sell.

    Thanks,

    Robert
     
  2. Chris Frear

    Chris Frear New Member Registered User

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    "Press/View Camera Technique" by Paul Wahl is a good little pocket book
    Cheers
    Chris in Lincolnshire.
     
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    Hi Robert,
    I have Ansel Adams:-
    The New Ansel Adams Photography Series Bk 1, 2 and 3
    The Camera, The Negative, The Print.
    Sorry they are only The Third Printing From 1982.
    They Are As New since I bound them in Plastic Dust Wrappers.
    You Can Have Them If You Want.
    Pm Me, If You Want.

    jeffoldbean.
     
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    Alan9940 Active Member Registered User

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    Robert,

    The two books Ian referenced are great books to start with. I know I have one of 'em around here somewhere. If I can find it, I'll let ya know. Another good one, IMO, is "Large Format Nature Photography" by Jack Dykinga. This book doesn't go into the "nitty-gritty" like the other two, but it's a great reference.
     
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    There's a book on LF photography based on the Sinar system, by Carl Koch.
    There's also a brief, but clear description in the Zone VI catalogue, if you can find one. Like the Sinar book, it's based on one brand of camera. The lessons are equally valid for any camera.
    If you are a beginner, Stroebel might tell you more than you want to know.
     
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