Looking for a kiev user

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Hidde, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. Hidde

    Hidde Member

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    hi people,

    im looking for somebody who uses a Kiev medium format camera, i want to know if u can fire and cock the shutter without a lens attached? or is there sum pin or finger that is pressed or pushed by the lens when its connected to the body?
    I want to know this because i want to see if i can use the kiev as a base for a tilt and shift adapter im designing. It will sport a LF lens, so i need a curtain shutter on camera.

    greetings
    Hidde
     
  2. JasonC

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    Yes, you could cock and fire the shutter without a lens or a back. As far as I know, there is no interlock.

    Jason.
     
  3. Nick Zentena

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    If you're using a LF lens why do you need to use the Kiev shutter?
     
  4. Hidde

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    cause i need the reflex mirror action, so i can focus and make my shot, wait for the moment live...i hate to lose my view when i put the casette in front of the groundglass when shooting LF....
     
  5. Tom Hoskinson

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    I sometimes use a LF lens in Copal shutter on my Kiev 88CM. I just mount the lens on my Pentacon Bellows, then I can use either one of the shutters.

    However, for perspective control stuff with my Kiev, I use my either my 45mm PC Hartblei or my 55mm PC Arsat.
     
  6. mark

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    I do it all the time. No problems yet, on my Hartblei master 88
     
  7. Hidde

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    what i want is a combination of bellows and some shift capabilities, so i can have a mild macro effect combined with a rotated depth of field...i dont know if i can realize that with mounting a hartlbei on said pentacon bellows..any of u guys have any experience in this matter
    grtz
    hidde
    thanks for the feedback so far, this is helping me out in a big way
     
  8. Tom Hoskinson

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    You can mount any of the Hartblei or Arsat PC lenses on a Pentacon bellows. I believe that the HartBlei 45mm PC Super Rotator lens probably has the most perspective correction capability, and it is a very good lens.
     
  9. ZorkiKat

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    ...what you SHOULDN'T do is change speeds WITHOUT cocking the shutter.