SL66 and Cropping in the Viewfinder

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by ineffablething, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. ineffablething

    ineffablething Member

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    I notice sometimes that if I use the tilting mechanism with the 150mm lens, that part of the viewfinder is cropped off. Does that mean the image will be cropped too?
     
  2. jonathanbennett120

    jonathanbennett120 Member

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    Don't worry about that loss of the image on the ground glass.

    In the "In Practical Use" instruction manual that came with my SL66 on page 8 under "Shooting: 3. Focusing:" It says:

    "With lenses of very long focal length and when using extreme depth tilt the mirror may cut off a strip near the top of the screen image. The film in every case still records the full picture area."
     
  3. pyrometol

    pyrometol Member

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    Why not just put a film through the camera and find out! pyrometol
     
  4. ineffablething

    ineffablething Member

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    Interesting rationale. Sort of "why not just pull the trigger?" to find out if a gun is loaded.


     
  5. John Koehrer

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    If you're looking down the barrel and it is. You'll only do it once.