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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemuir View Post
    I'm not getting your point?
    Actually now I see the wind crank. For a while there I thought they had marketed that for the digital crowd. Now I see it is a film camera.

    Here are some color pictures of the 'Flexbody' and a list of the movements available with various lenses:
    http://harrysproshop.com/Hasselblad_...blad_flex.html
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    Well the "Flexbody" allows use of the Zeiss glass for hasselblad & filmbacks that some already own. Although movements are indeed limited.
    I believe it used a smaller image area by way of a mask but you could remove the mask it desired to get full 6x6. (I'm not 100% sure of specifics on this so please no one flame me on this, I got enough of that on the Cindy Sherman thread)

    Okay I'm kindding about the flame remark. When someone that knows specifics please set me straight.

    Now the "ARCbody" indeed uses a Rodenstock lens that affords a lot more movements.

    I would image the Flexbody would still be awesome for portraiture but maybe not architecture.

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    Looks like a very nice project.

    Just ni case you need ideas, here's a link to a less ambitious project, built by a member of the French LF forum :
    http://www.galerie-photo.com/constru...ambre-6x6.html
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    Maybe I'm off base on this, certainly wouldn't be the first time, but wouldn't there be patents on this design? I would think Hasselblad would still protect their ownership even though they are no longer making these.
    Neat cameras anyway. I think Keith Carter used one.

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    In terms of reverse engineering, this simpler, supposed "prototype" may be easier to make: http://cgi.ebay.com/Prototype-Rare-H...#ht_7229wt_907

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    If I were going to do a project like this on a budget I'd just make a hassy lensmount adapter from an old body and put it on a baby Speed Graphic.

    For a more involved project I'd look for a 6x9 monorail and do both a lensmount adapter and hassy film holder adapter for the back from a beat up body. Here is a neat Cambo 6x9 monorail (but the price is way off). http://cgi.ebay.com/Super-Cambo-6x9-...ht_2184wt_1282

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    The whole idea I think...
    was for it to be compact.
    A baby speed would probably meet that criteria but that Cambo, maybe not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemuir View Post
    The whole idea I think...
    was for it to be compact.
    A baby speed would probably meet that criteria but that Cambo, maybe not so much.
    Yes, since the Hassy lenses are either 80mm or retrofocus or telephoto, that 'baby' twelve-inch rail is on the big side. But it could be cut in half .

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