From: Bill Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 08/29/02-02:01:51 PM Z
While I don't think I could set up in 90 seconds, my 4x5 field camera can be set up quickly. The process goes something like this:
-extend tripod legs
-snap quick release (attached to camera) onto the tripod.
-release catch and fold open the camera.
-lift front standard to operating position and tighten thumb screws.
-get out the dark cloth and start composing/focusing.
If I'm using my nonorail, it is almost as easy. The quick release is attached to the rail and I just have to slide the standards onto the rail and I'm ready to go.
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: shannon stoney <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 14:34:58 -0500
>> When I teach view camera
>>technique I tell students that you should be able to see something from the
>>car at 70 mph (or while hiking with your gear in a packback) and be pulling
>>the darkslide within ninety seconds. They usually think I'm kidding, but I'm
>>not. (How do you get to use a view camera fast? Same way you get to Carnegie
>We're going to start calling you Quick Draw Carl. Seriously, how do
>you do this? It takes me ten minutes minimum to get the camera out
>of the backpack, put it on the tripod, open it, etc, etc. Maybe you
>mean your camera is already on the tripod over your shoulder and your
>other stuff is in the backpack?
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