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03-16-2008, 07:05 PM
Has anyone found or built a focus rail they like for 35mm and especially 6x6?

Jay Decker
Kennewick, WA

Marc Akemann
03-16-2008, 07:44 PM
For the last ten years or so, I've used a Velbon focusing rail for my 35mm Nikon equipment and my Bronica EC-TL system. Works very smoothly. It allows you to move the camera very precisely forward or backward, left or right. Very sturdy.

Enter 'velbon focusing rail' on Google and you'll see it. The current version is called a Velbon Super Magnesium Slider. Looks very similar to the one I have but I'm sure there are improvements over my 10 year old one.


03-16-2008, 08:28 PM
Really Right Stuff makes a well engineered focusing rail.


David H. Bebbington
03-16-2008, 08:28 PM
I bought one of these:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MetalHandle-4-Way-Macro-Focusing-Rail-Truck-Canon-FD-FL_W0QQitemZ380004349554QQihZ025QQcategoryZ3325QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
I use it for 35 mm but It looks robust enough for a Hasselblad or even my RB67.



David A. Goldfarb
03-16-2008, 08:40 PM
There's also a nice one made by Linhof for larger cameras.

Dan Fromm
03-17-2008, 04:57 AM
I use one, Panagor brand, that looks much like the one David Goldfarb bought under Nikons and 2x3 Speed Graphics. Works well enough.

03-28-2008, 07:17 AM
I use a novoflex focussing rail for my Mamiya RB67, it's pretty well engineered and robust, though I have also heard good things about the manfrotto rail, though I haven't used one.