alex gard wrote:Welp. I've done it
I just bought
Schneider Super Angulon 90mm f/8 MC
Rodenstock 150mm f/5.6 MC Sironar-N (Sironar-S was like twice the price!)
5 film holders
appropriate filter rings for my Lee filters
copal 0 shutter board (this is right, yeah?)
Just need to get some film now.
Geoff; I will get in touch with you in a couple of weeks to discuss getting the 210 off you.
Not disregarding any of your advice re: field cameras etc, I got a pretty good deal on the F2, and the only field camera I've been told to consider elsewhere was a Chamonix, which seems pretty common around the grand mark. Maybe later on down the track if I really love LF and decide I can't lug the f2 around (which by the sounds of things isn't THAT much of a hassle?)
Look forward to playing with it and look out for some of my stuff soon.
RoganJosh wrote:I've never used a folding field camera, but I can tell you that I often use the extremes of rise and fall on my camera as a substitute for the scene altering film plane tilts. In this way the focal plane isn't altered. Folding field cameras can do this but to a far lesser extent.
Lachlan717 wrote:RoganJosh wrote:I've never used a folding field camera, but I can tell you that I often use the extremes of rise and fall on my camera as a substitute for the scene altering film plane tilts. In this way the focal plane isn't altered. Folding field cameras can do this but to a far lesser extent.
"…a far lesser extent"?
Where on earth did you read this (given you admit to never using one of the types that you're comparing, I am assuming you've read it somewhere)?
There are folding cameras with vast movements, and there are monorail cameras with limited movements. The generalised assertion that folding field cameras are comparatively limited is simply not true.
I think that we have a duty of care to either provide no information to new users of LF, or, if we do choose to give information, make it factual. I believe that we need to be careful NOT to represent opinion as fact. After all, new users are probably going to spend money based on what they read here.
boinzo wrote:Rogan Josh- I'm a bit with Lachlan on the movement thing. "Why would anyone use monorail cameras if they didn't have more movements than folding field cameras?" The answer I suspect has to do with fine accuracy of the movements available on monorails. Most monorails offer a lot more more accuracy and fidelity of movement than my Chamonix. But this less important to me than "hike-ability"! But I guess much more important in a studio environment.
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