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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Vive la France!


...From a review in French of the Canham 11x14 view camera.

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON, hat tip to Struan Gray via O.G.

6 Comments:

Blogger matt~ said...

View camera as field table for your glass of wine? Now that's living.

7:48 AM  
Blogger H_Leighton said...

I ran the review through Bable Fish and it was fairly readable

10:56 AM  
Blogger Robin P said...

The most enjoyable 10 minutes I've spent on the web for ages!
Another country, another language and a style of photography I shall probably never pursue... just like going on an exotic holiday.
Thank you for this one Mike, a great example of the interesting links we'd never read without The Online Photographer.

Cheers, Robin

Oh, BTW, those with a smattering of French should persevere with the original text, it is elegantly but simply written and far nicer than the soulless computer translation.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Max said...

I agree with Robin, it's quite interesting and funny. I don't know if it's the cultural gap here or just the photographer in question, but it's a very french review. Mostly because there's a strong hint about not really trying to justify things in a logical or technical manner, but more "because I like it that way!"

10:04 AM  
Blogger Pete Vagt said...

Hmmm, I like the color pictures of the view camera, more than the B&W photos taken with the camera.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Eugene S said...

...it's a very french review. Mostly because there's a strong hint about not really trying to justify things in a logical or technical manner, but more "because I like it that way!"

Actually gallerie-photo site features a lot of very technical stuff, to the point that you need a degree in one field or another to figure it out. What they don't do is comparative reviewing like dpreview does (and which is very useful sometimes, especially in the case of compact digital cameras). Here is just one example: trichromie: un test. Actually, even this article contains technical details, e.g. film development times. Most of the articles there, being well written, always put these technical matters into a perspective, and not because "I like it," but for completely rational reasons (Cartesian clarté anyone?) that are always well laid-out.

This was just to dispel another stereotype...

8:04 PM  

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