90mm on Shen Hao 5x7?

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  1. oper33

    oper33 Member

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    I am about to pull the trigger on this camera but I want to know how it handles with a 90mm which is the widest lens I will use.

    If you have used this combo I would like to know how it worked out?

    can a 90mm be focused with a flat board and the standard bellows without the use of movements to bring the standards closer (ie tilting the front back)?

    can you get any movements with a flat board and the standard bellows?

    I know the camera comes with an adapter to use linhof boards if I took the adapter off is there a recessed lens board for the camera (in other words not linhof recessed but the standard board for the camera)?
    thanks
     
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    Bellows extension is 55mm to 360mm see specs at Badger Graphic Sales
     
  3. Eric Jones

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    Badger only lists the 4x5 and the new 8x10. The bellows draw on the Shen-Hao 5x7 is 115mm to 580mm (according to Shen-Hao's site). The focal flange distance on the Nikon 90SW4.5 is 97.4mm and is 97mm on the F8 version (Nikon Europe LF page specs). Therefore you would need a recessed lens board for infinity focus. I have not directly used the camera (only the 4x5 model), this is just looking at specs. You may want to PM Sandy King, I did know that he has or had one of the 5x7 Shen-Haos.
     
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    Apologies all around,

    I did not pay close attention to the question.....5 x 7 and ASSumed we were talking about 4 x 5....

    Sorry about that

    Dave
     
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    It is possible to focus a 90mm lens at infinity with the 5X7 Shen-Hao. Using the front tilt mechanism you tilt the front standard straight back and the lock it down parallel to the back for use. You might even be able to focus a 75mm lens in this configuration but I don't know for sure. Of course, the normal bellows would certainly limit the range of movements using a lens of this focal length.

    There is not enough bellows draw to use a 90mm lens without using the front tilt.

    Sandy
     
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    Do you mean that Sandy? Or do you mean that you need to tilt back? With 600mm of bellows a 90mm should be easy.
     
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    I just meant that in order to use a 90mm lens you have to tilt the front standard back, but this is not such a big deal. My 90mm will not focus at infinity just by racking the lens back as far as it will go.

    Sandy
     
  8. oper33

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    Thanks for the replies, this has answered some of my questions.

    One more question I have is if I take out the linhof adapter is thier a recessed lensboard that fits this camera?

    If I tilt the front standard back and use the wide angle bellows could I still get some front rise out of the camera?

    Thanks.
     
  9. herb

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    shen hao 90 mm

    I use a bag bellows with a 90, and even like it with a 120 better than the regular bellows. For some reason the sh bellows tends to bunch up more than say a deardorff.