's right, If I can't be a tough guy on the internet then where am I supposed to get my sense of self worth?
Lachlan717 wrote:"Quite limited"?
Enough of this bullshit. They are not.
As for you assertion about rise/fall, you might want to check the specs on the Deardorff 4x5. It has 4 3/8", which is 111.125mm. 0.875mm less than your quoted Sinar range. Hardly any difference (and none meaningful), let alone "quite limited".
To be honest, I didn't know that the Deardorff had that much movement and I if had a spare 1300 bones laying around I would probably buy one. After doing some research to redeem my internet pride I realised that the Deardorff actually has very little 'normal' rise/fall, as can be seen on the slider grooves on the sides of the lens/film planes. It actually gains extra movement by tilting the base and then realigning the film plane/lensboard as seen here:
This accounts for the 111.125mm
that is quoted as rise/fall for the Deardorff.
The Sinar can do exactly the same thing and doing so will almost double the original figure I gave to you.