Shen-Hao HZX - Issues with the standard bellows

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by sicmx, May 29, 2012.

  1. sicmx

    sicmx Member

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    Hello everyone!


    I recently purchased a new Shen-Hao HZX 4X5-IIA camera and noticed that there was something odd with the front end of the bellows. Attached is a picture:


    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8442384/Bord/Photo 2012-05-24 09 41 03 (HDR).jpg


    When folding up the camera, the bellows at the front don't always align properly due to this. It was this way when I purchased it.


    Surely the bellows aren't supposed to look like this?


    Many thanks!
    //Andy
     
  2. ic-racer

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    Looks like the "universal bellows."
     
  3. sicmx

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    I think you're right. The front part doesn't seem to have the stiffness as the rear end of the bellows

    Thanks!
     
  4. wildbill

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    I've never seen a shen hao with a "universal" bellows, didn't know they made one. they certainly don't look like chamonix's universal bellows which would fit this camera.
     
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    I have exactly this camera and have same issue, but i never care or worry about it, i just manually align the bellow and fold it fine, this will not make me to replace it, because i may get a better 4x5 body than this one, but this is going to do the job for a while i hope.
     
  6. Curt

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    I bought one new from Badger and it does not look like that. That's just wrong in my mind.