Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 68,692   Posts: 1,482,408   Online: 703
      
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    4

    No front swing on a 5 x 7 Deardorff

    There's a really nice 5x7 Deardorff for sale over at the Classifieds for Sale Forum, but it doesn't have any front swings. How important are front swings on this type of camera? What are the pluses and/or minuses? I'm thinking mostly landscape photography.
    LEM22

  2. #2
    Ian Grant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    West Midlands, UK, and Turkey
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    15,947
    Images
    148
    It's a movement I've very rarely needed to use for landscape work, in fact front & rear tilt are more important. Many older 10x8 cameras had no front swing, it's the least used movement, and the larger the format the more critical movements are.

    Most cameras have a bit of rear swing which is enough especially combined with stopping down for good DOF..

    Ian

  3. #3
    Jerevan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Sweden
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1,812
    Images
    9
    From my own experience, I'd say it will not affect you in a landscape situation. Rise, fall and some shift is what I use.
    “Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.” - Lao Tzu

  4. #4
    jmcd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    715
    Images
    41
    Larry Metza : There's a really nice 5x7 Deardorff for sale over at the Classifieds...
    It looks fantastic!

    NFS doesn't bother me. I do like to have a swing in either the front or the back.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    south central Missouri
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,924
    Images
    9
    You could always have it modified if it is important to you.



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin