Question on Linhof Universal Finder and Anatomical Grip

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Fintan, May 21, 2006.

  1. Fintan

    Fintan Member

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    I'm looking for more help on my Technika.

    #1 Why is there two sets of distance markings on the left [120-500] and right [90-360]? Is this anything to do with how far forward you pull out the bellows? Sorry if this is basic info.

    #2 Is there a special cable release needed for the Anatomical Grip? I got a grip with the camera but no release.
     
  2. David A. Goldfarb

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    1--90-360 refers to the focal length. I haven't seen one marked 120-500 as well, unless perhaps it's a 5x7" finder or a finder that was adapted for both 4x5 and 5x7.

    2--Any cable release that's long enough and flexible enough should work, but a Linhof release (new or old) will click into the grip and will be held more securely in place.
     
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  4. Fintan

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    Thanks David and David for your posts.

    How long a cable release should I get?
     
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    I use a 20inch / 50cm release with mine (from top of plunger to end of tongue) and it is a bit long so something around 18inch/45cm should do the trick for most lenses and extension.
    But remember the old golfing adage; 100% of putts that fall short don't go in the hole.....
     
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    One thing about my finder (probably yours too) - if you wear glasses, the top of a Kodak 35 mm film canister makes a handy eyecup and protects your specs (of course you have to cut your own hole in the middle!).

    Regards,

    David
     
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    Thanks again for the replies