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    Fotoman 69 arrives!

    Got it today. After unpacking I assembled the camera, lens w/cone and rollback. Everything comes in a nice metal case w/foam insert. The foam insert required modification as it was not made deep enough to hold the assembled camera. I bought two lens; 65 f4 SW Nikkor, and a Schneider 100 f5.6 Symmar-S multicoated. I have loaded a first roll of Velvia 100 and hope to go out this afternoon or in the morning. One thing different from the photos on the website is there are slots incorporated into the body for a strap and I threaded in an Optec strap. The handle version is still being finalized so was unavailable when I ordered mine. Does anyone know of a handle which would attach to the tripod mount? I may have to make a drawing and take it to a machine shop and have one fabricated. Kudos to the staff at Midwest Photo Exchange for all the assistance and advice.
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    Congrats. Looking forward to seeing the results from this and feedback on handling/ergonomics. Have fun...

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    I'm not sure if the Stroboframe separates, but if it does, the bottom half would work well, even better with the top if you have a shutter that can sync to flash.
    http://www.tiffen.com/Stroboframe%20web%20catalog.htm

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    Does anyone know of a handle which would attach to the tripod mount?
    You can use a pistol grip or any flash handle from cheap to expensive. I have a 6x9 Graphic and my grip is a cheap folding unit with a flash shoe on top.
    W.A. Crider

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    Thanks for the replies. I looked at the stroboframe. It will work if I saw off the top half. Basically I want an L bracket w/pistol grip that I can drill & tap for a remote shutter release. If someone knows of a particular brand and where to find it I would be most appreciative.

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    For a handle, you can always look for a (rather cheap and easy to find) used Hasselblad L shaped handle. They are ergonomically well made and can, with some inspiration, be modified (partially dismantled) and no need for drilling for a remote shutter release.

    Good luck,

    Philippe
    "...If you can not stand the rustle of the leafs, then do not go in to the woods..."
    (freely translated quote by Guido Gezelle)

    PS: English is only my third language, please do forgive me my sloppy grammar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leicam5 View Post
    For a handle, you can always look for a (rather cheap and easy to find) used Hasselblad L shaped handle. They are ergonomically well made and can, with some inspiration, be modified (partially dismantled) and no need for drilling for a remote shutter release.
    Thanks for the advice, Phillipe. I ordered one from KEH today. They only had the two-handled one in stock, but I should be able to modify it for my preferences.
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