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    Regarding offsetting the hole in the lens board, you should read Kerry Thalman's review of the Toho. The lensboard is round, and there is a special eccentric lensboard with the hole off-center. The lens can be positioned differently by rotating the lensboard, thus helping to move coverage one way or the other.

    See http://www.thalmann.com/largeformat/toho.htm

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    It's only on Linhof Technikas and cameras that use their lensboards that the board is off center in the neutral position. I think it's just a function of how they have been constructed, historically or perhaps to make more room for the lensboard clamp on top or for the wire-frame finder that sits on the front standard on the older Technikas.

    My pre-war Linhof Tech II actually does have significant front fall (but not as much as it has front rise), but not front forward tilt. If you want front fall on a newer Technika, I guess you would drop the bed, tilt the lensboard back to level, and then adjust up from there or turn the camera upside down and rotate the back.
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    </span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Prime @ Mar 16 2003, 12:39 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> I&#39;ve read that drilling the hole off-center is actually fairly common. Probably a lot cheaper than buying a new Linhof.

    Of course, you could drill the hole off-center, buy the Linhof anyway, then give that new camera to your best friend as a birthday present. Ah, well...just an idea.

    Your best friend,

    Prime </td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'>
    Now I am really laughing&#33; I really did do this - except it was an old Burke & James give away for a light weight Tachihara purchase. - Of course the Crown Graphix and the Speed Graphix had only rise - Good, I guess for buildings, but not good for landscapes. The Super Graphic had both rise and fall. I still have thoughts of getting a Super Graphix - nice camera - My medium format gear seems to make it a mute point and the only thing I would use it for is 4x5 hand held and I am not sold completely on that - hand held medium format is bad enough.
    My photos are always without all that distracting color ...

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