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Large Format anyone?

Sooty_1 8 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 5:56PM
Sinar Fs are great, but I wouldn't fancy dragging it around on a days walk....a wooden field camera with 2 lenses and a few dark slides is another matter, along with heavy duty tripod, dark cloth, film and changing bag still takes up enough space.

If you want movements with wide lenses, you often need a recessed board to give some flex to the bellows, as you can't change bellows on a lot of field cameras and standard ones will be compressed about as much as they can be.


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wildworlds 5 44
25 Dec 2012 10:54AM
Totaly agree a wooden field camera is the way forward. The f is surprisingly light BUT even though the standards can fold flat (ish) along the rail and a standard rail is quite manageable, the pain is the rail clamp, its too big for ease of transportation. Does make me admire the likes of Fenton and others that travelled with a complete darkroom etc though! Wink
steveb 13 343 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2012 10:07AM
I use my Toyo 45A a few times a year, shooting both E6 and B&W, have 65mm, 90mm, 135mm, 150mm, 210mm and 360mm lenses. I scan with an Epson 4990, the model before the current V700, but have accumulated a backlog to scan once I've removed a smeary film thats appeared under the scanner glass. It's a pig to open and clean, eventually I'll get around to it.
Goldfynche 5 306 England
31 May 2013 1:22PM
I always dreamed of owning a Linhof Super Technika The Rolls Royce of large format cameras, in the 60s. They even produced their own full colour glossy magazine.
keith selmes 14 7.4k 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2013 9:24PM
Linhof do look super nice, but MPP are cheaper

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