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Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions - Morris

From: Neil Morris <neil.nul>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 10:50:43 +0100
Fwd Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 08:21:22 -0400
Subject: Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions - Morris

>From: Bob Shell <bob.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 16:13:39 -0400
>Subject: Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions

>>From: Neil Morris <neil.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 10:58:41 +0100
>>Subject: Re: Just A Few Roswell Questions

>>There are other factors too: 5x4 format flat sheet film had and
>>still has, a reference notch to locate the film sheet correctly
>>into the film holders. From this we can deduce which way the
>>camera taking the photograph was held _if_ it were a
>>SpeedGraphic. The Ramey, Ramey/DuBose and Marcel Right images
>>all follow a pattern and indicate the camera was rotated 90
>>degree counter clockwise, yet the Marcel Left would have had to
>>have been taken with the camera rotated 90 degrees in the
>>opposite direction had it been a SpeedGraphic. Photographers
>>even amatuer ones like myself are creatures of habit, it would
>>also be _very_ tricky to operate a SpeedGraphic in that odd
>>position with a handheld flash which is what Bond used.

>Neil, this is not true at all.

>I'm probably one of the few, and maybe the only, person on this
>list who has actually shot a lot of photos with a Speed Graphic
>(two words, not one). I've also worked extensively with a number
>of other 4 X 5 cameras, and spent my share of time in the
>darkroom loading sheet film holders (sometimes called dark
>slides by British photographers).

>The notch has nothing to do with orienting the film in the
>holder. The notches are a way to identify which kind of film you
>have in your hands in the dark, a sort of Braille code if you
>will. No two film brands/types have the same notch code. You can
>"read" the notches by running your fingers over them in the



I knew of the use of the notches for emulsion orientation but
fully accept your further comments and so am happy to withdraw
the point claimed.

Mark one down to informed discussion!

Best Regards,


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