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    Looks like you're off to a good start. Nice pano subject!
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    I agree with David and it looks particularly good when the extreme right wall and the power pole, are in perfect vertical alignment.

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    Hey, that's a sweet photo from your new Noblex! I took a workshop with Macduff Everton a few years ago, and he shared a tip with the class - if you're using a Noblex, you can buy a small bullseye bubble level and secure it to the top front of the camera with silicone caulk, so it's visible when looking through the viewfinder. The level included in the camera viewfinder itself is only for one axis, and you'll need both axes level in order to have completely level horizons.

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    Thanks for posting that image Sandy, it's interesting to see how the perspective changes which works well in this particular image. Hopefully we'll see some more images shot with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlogue View Post
    Hey, that's a sweet photo from your new Noblex! I took a workshop with Macduff Everton a few years ago, and he shared a tip with the class - if you're using a Noblex, you can buy a small bullseye bubble level and secure it to the top front of the camera with silicone caulk, so it's visible when looking through the viewfinder. The level included in the camera viewfinder itself is only for one axis, and you'll need both axes level in order to have completely level horizons.
    Interesting about the levels. My finder in fact has levels on both axes. Perhaps I misunderstood what you meant? I would have thought that even the earliest finders would have had this feature.

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    Mine has a level for the horizon visible in the finder and a very slow fore/aft level visible outside the finder. I usually use the camera on a tripod and just put a bullseye level on top of the finder to adjust it quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    Distribution has become difficult since KWD has been having financial difficulties, so I don't think there is a current US distributor that can get things reliably for Noblex, and same for Robert White, which used to be a Noblex distributor. Calumet and Photo Habitat were Noblex dealers, so they may have a few odd items. RTS was the US distributor, but I gather that RTS has dropped them....

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    Hello David,

    AFAIK the financial difficulties at Kamerawerke Dresden has been solved in the meantime. There was a critical time in the last year, when the production of the 35mm models were stopped. But last autumn the production was started again.

    Distributors are listed here:
    http://www.kwdo.de/deutsch/noblex/frameset.htm

    @Sandy: Wish you a lot of fun and excellent pictures with your Noblex!
    I am still dreaming of one.....

    Best regards,
    Henning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henning Serger View Post
    Hello David,

    AFAIK the financial difficulties at Kamerawerke Dresden has been solved in the meantime. There was a critical time in the last year, when the production of the 35mm models were stopped. But last autumn the production was started again.

    Distributors are listed here:
    http://www.kwdo.de/deutsch/noblex/frameset.htm

    @Sandy: Wish you a lot of fun and excellent pictures with your Noblex!
    I am still dreaming of one.....

    Best regards,
    Henning


    Henning,

    Good to hear that the company is over its financial difficulties. Not sure how complicated it is to service these cameras but if that were necessary I would like to have it serviced by the company that made the camera if possible.

    I am right now in the process of scanning gallery proofs of some 30+ rolls of film that I shot with the Noblex 1/150U last weekend on Ossabaw Island. I made a few mechanical errors but the camera gave good results when my brain adjusted to its method of working. The biggest difficult for me is to remember to press the shutter release before winding the film since this is not the way most MF cameras work. I have ruined several rolls of film this way. Also, I have been startled at how fast the exposure meter, which actually controls the speed of rotation during exposure, goes through the batteries. I went through two sets of of the small N batteries for about every twenty rolls of film. Course, many of my exposures were long so the battery was working some three or four minutes for each exposure. Interestingly, I was afraid that the weak part of the camera would be the batteries that run the camera itself, but I am still working with the first set of the 1.5 volt Double A batteries that I started with.

    Sandy King

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    Thanks for the update, Henning!
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    Here are a few snaps from my use of the Noblex on Ossabaw. These are just quick scans with a minimum of adjustment for showing here. No prints from any of these yet.

    Negatives on either Efke 25 or Acros 100, both developed in two-bath Pyrocat-MC 1:10. The Efke negatives have a bit more contrast than I would like but scan OK on the Epson V700.

    Sandy King
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