I dont visit here as much as I ought to these days, but I thought I'd share my experiences with the new Harman TiTAN 8x10 pinhole camera. It will be formally announced on Sunday at the Focus on Imaging show in Birmingham, UK, and available shortly afterwards. Harman/ Ilford/ Mike Walker kindly let me have a preview of this beastie - and I put together a video review:
I've been hoping, ever since these were announced last fall, that I'd be able to take one on the camping trip I have planned for mid-March. Seems pretty unlikely now, even if they go on sale tomorrow, that I'll be able to get one out here on the far side of Canada by then.
Maybe I'll have one for my next trip.....whenever that happens.
* "So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you." (the original Willy Wonka: Gene Wilder, 1971)
* My favorite cameras: Hasselblad SWC, Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T2, Nikon F4s, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras
For damping the vibration, how about a long strap from one tripod leg, over the back, held to the other side of the tripod somewhere with a (weak) bungee? Using just enough tension to keep the body from buzzing would help and the camera back is certainly sturdy enough to take a few ounces of pull. The only tricky bit might be arranging the strap to be clear of the DDS I suppose.
Depends where the vibration is coming from. If the motion is due to flexing of the camera/tripod mount itself, the only thing to do would be to use a wind shield. On the other hand it is large and light, so weighting the tripod might help if it is the overall combination that moves.