My new pano setup

Discussion in 'Panoramic Cameras and Accessories' started by eclarke, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. eclarke

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    I have put together a new panoramic camera setup that I am very happy with after quite a bit of dabbling around. I have the Dayi 6x17 and have now mounted it on a new Ebony 45S non-folding view camera. I can use the Dayi back vertical or horizontal and have all movements available. The kit is light and handy to use...Evan Clarke
     
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    Can we have more details, and in particular see some photographs of how you've set it up, and may be something you've shot with it.

    Ian
     
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    Just curious - I have the Da Yi back, and it seems to have an issue with the way the film gets rolled onto the takeup spool. There was virtually no tension on the film, and every roll ended up jamming, as the paper backing wandered over the lip of the take up spool.:mad:

    There are two springs that I assume are designed to tension the film a bit (at either spool) but they were applying no pressure. I bent them to apply more pressure - better, but still have occasional problems. Any suggestions from Da Yi users?

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    Mine is just crackerjack. I am going to make some photos of my setup and post it..Evan Clarke
     
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    I am very interested in this thread - I have been researching a 617 purchase, and would really appreciate some answers. Obviously the first choice is between a roll film back and a dedicated panoramic camera. I have an Ebony 45SU, and the main lens that I would want to use with 617 is a Nikkor 90 SW f4.5. I'm looking at the ubiquitous Da Yi back.

    1. I have seen lots of different postings and articles, some of which say that a 90mm is very tight on a flat board even without movements, others which say that an 80mm is fine, and some which say you need a recessed board. Who is right?!

    2. Few postings talking about 617 roll film backs mention centre filters. Could those with experience of this type of setup advise whether this is essentail with a 90mm?

    3. Would I need bag bellows to make the Ebony work with the 90mm?

    Advice would be much appreciated.

    Bruce