Anyone use a Wisner 8x10 Expedition?

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Sean, Dec 2, 2002.

  1. Sean

    Sean Admin Staff Member Admin

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    I've found a mint condition used one for 2800 bucks. I am torn between this or a new Gandolfi 8x10. Jorge has the Gandolfi and is happy with it. Just looking for some varying opinions. I'll also check other sources on the net. Thanks, Sean
     
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    Hey Jorge, the bellows on the Gandolfi seems pretty short. How do you find it? In 35mm terms I always shoot 28mm-50mm, so shouldn't be an issue should it? I'm torn now,, a used Wisner 8x10 Expedition for 2800 or a new Gandolfi for 3000. Then you've got people in other forums raving about Philips, Lotus, Canham, Toyo, Linhof, etc. And I thought finding my soul mate was hard! [​IMG]
     
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    LOL...yeah it amounts to almost the same thing.....I only have up to 450 mm and I have plenty of bellows left, for landscape you should not have a problem. if your choice is to shoot wideangle in 35 mm then you definitly wont have a problem. With a bellows draw of 30 inches you can go up to 600 mm and still have a comfortable margin for closer objects so this should not be an issue for landscape.

    As I said the Gandolfi for the price is a good camera, Canham, Wisner, Ebony, toyo, etc are all also good.