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Can anyone recomend a good matte cutter.....
These are excellent... http://www.altosezmat.com/
Thanks Doug ,I will check them out..........trying to keep costs down when framing.
Matting here in Aus ,when done by framers can cost more than the actual frame most of the time so want to try to do it myself.
;) I am very impressed with the 45mm for the RF I recently aquiered secondhand.Nice and sharp!!!........I have uploaded a shot I took last weekend in "My gallery" its the vertical ( for a change!!! ) of the beach shot.
Some years ago I was into "academic" art-photography, and when I wanted to do some print matting and asked around, the concensus pointed to the Alto's EZmat as a quality item at a good price, with enough versatility to get some useful effects. There are more mechanized mat production machines, but this one is fine for hand work.
So I mail-ordered one and was pleased. Very nicely made, and in an attractive robins-egg blue plastic. Then I noticed where the factory was... six blocks distance from where I live, in a rather small town in a rural area! And it turns out I know the owner too; I knew he was invoved in the arts, but wasn't aware of the mat-cutter business. Well, good for him, and good for our town!
I'm glad you're enjoying your "new" 45mm for the Bronica... That's a nice lens and is usefully wide. Are you using the external viewfinder?
RFF is such a great source of info! Thanks Doug. I've bookmarked the site.
Doug,I have used the external viewfinder but not really sure if I actually need to use it......I think I may be able to get away without it....more trial & error I guess.
It does come in useful if you just need to frame a shot without having it on the camera....has come in handy when I have had the camera in the bag.
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