Crown Graphic 4x5 and Skater Being Filmed
This Crown Graphic camera was manufactured in 1963 and is my current favorite for street work.
Instead of having to chase or convince people to stand for me, I have almost too many people interested in the camera.
There was a rough character that I wanted to approach, and was considering how I would ask him when he called out "Hey, look at that antique!" I smiled and said "You talkin' to me?" and he said"No, no the camera!" With this opening, I was able to make a very nice portrait of him.
There is a loss of speed in the process of making a phpotograph compared to 35mm and 120 film, but the size of the 4x5 negative more than makes up for what I might miss, in the amount of detail I gain.