Shen Hoa Information???

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Donald Miller, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. Donald Miller

    Donald Miller Member

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    I am thinking of buying a Shen Hoa 5X7. It seems that they have two models (one with 480 mm of bellows extension and the other with 605 mm). I can not see that they show the lens board size for their cameras. Does anyone here know?

    They also don't seem to have a wide angle bellows available. What is the shortest lens that you can effectively use on the 5X7 camera?
     
  2. Amund

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    The Shen-Hao FCL57-A takes standard Technica boards. I just bought one, and wrote about it here

    They do have a 5x7 wide angle bellows. My camera you can`t go much wider than 90mm I think, the other model I don`t know.
     
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    Don, I don't have an answer for your question, but I got to use a 4x5 Shen this last weekend. Very nice camera. I don't think you can go wrong with one. I had no trouble adapting to it from the Big Dorff at all.
     
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    The other 5x7 uses Sinar/Horseman 140mm boards but ships with a Linhoff adapter. All my lenses are on Linhoff boards.

    With the front tilted back and a recessed board I think 65mm from ground glass to the front of the lensboard is the least you can use. 80mm without a recessed board?

    You can get a bag bellows. But my widest lens is 105mm and the stock bellows seems to handle it fine for me.
     
  5. Donald Miller

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    Thanks everyone