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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:14 am 
A product shot, of sorts.

The Kodak Monitor. Manufactured between 1939 and 1948. Considered one of the most sophisticated American Kodak folders of the 1930s and 1940s. Using 620 film, the frame size for this camera is 6x9 with 8 exposures per roll.

Look at those curves. That body. Those lines. This should intice everybody to go out and roll their own . . . . . . . . film.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:41 am 
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Wow. I like the looks of this one more than the tourist.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:54 am 
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What do you do, armorall your cameras? None of mine ever looked that good, even new.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:18 am 
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The photographic lighting is flattering... that might contribute to the armour-all look.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:28 am 
Keithwms wrote:
What do you do, armorall your cameras? None of mine ever looked that good, even new.


walter23 wrote:
The photographic lighting is flattering... that might contribute to the armour-all look.


I'm sorry guy's, but the drooling must stop. :shock:

There's a two step process to getting these to look new for the camera.

1. Buy a like-new, or mint condition camera.
and . . .
2. Lower the gamma by about 25% via software, and then increase the contrast just a smidgen, followed by just enough Unsharpen Mask to correct for resizing.

My lighting set-up is somewhat unconventional. I'm using three 4x5 cold-cathode scanner light sources which pass a very nice white light. One above, and one on each side. I added to the saturation of the first few images, which gave them a slight reddish color cast.

Sad to say, I'll not get to use this camera. I just sold it to a guy who couldn't stop drooling. Damn. Easy come, easy go.


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