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    Shen-Hao HZX - Issues with the standard bellows

    Hello everyone!


    I recently purchased a new Shen-Hao HZX 4X5-IIA camera and noticed that there was something odd with the front end of the bellows. Attached is a picture:


    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8442384/Bord...03%20(HDR).jpg


    When folding up the camera, the bellows at the front don't always align properly due to this. It was this way when I purchased it.


    Surely the bellows aren't supposed to look like this?


    Many thanks!
    //Andy

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    Looks like the "universal bellows."

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    I think you're right. The front part doesn't seem to have the stiffness as the rear end of the bellows

    Thanks!

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    I've never seen a shen hao with a "universal" bellows, didn't know they made one. they certainly don't look like chamonix's universal bellows which would fit this camera.
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    I have exactly this camera and have same issue, but i never care or worry about it, i just manually align the bellow and fold it fine, this will not make me to replace it, because i may get a better 4x5 body than this one, but this is going to do the job for a while i hope.

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    I bought one new from Badger and it does not look like that. That's just wrong in my mind.
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