LOL and it is being sold AS-IS
LOL and it is being sold AS-IS
Being sold “AS IS” – “NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES”
“ALL SALES ARE FINAL”
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That about says it all doesn't it? Keep looking, when you are about ready to give up one will come along that's right for you.
I am putting my Grover 8x10 (w/ 5x7 and 4x5 backs) up for sale again to help raise funds for this project. Gotta get it done pretty soon; I have about 8 to 10 weeks to shoot approx. 200 dead ends here in my neighborhood in N.E.L.A. for a book. I think I am gonna just get a Horseman revolving 2x3 back for my Sinar. There is one on eBay now that, again, is only 15 minutes from my house. I am lucking out with local items so far on this hunt.
If all else fails, I will just slap my Polaroid packfilm back onto the Sinar as a last resort. Would certainly take a load off at the printing and processing stage, though would put a hurt on my pocketbook buying all that FP-100C.
Thank you for all the help. It is most.......er....helpful! Keep the info coming if anyone has something to add.
They are very informative specs. That is not enough more movement than a Graphic to warrant the massive search on my part. Over the Graphic, it basically just has swings and forward tilt (which we all know we can get on a Graphic anyhow by dropping the bed). Some day, yes, I may want one, but it is not needed for this particular series of shoots. What I really need for this is vertical rise and fall, and a little bit of lateral shift. I just though that since I want a 2x3 field camera anyhow some day, I might as well take care of it now.
I have options. I have my Sinar and I have my Speed Graphic 45. I can get a 6x9 back for them if I need to. Not sure if I can get the shift I need with a 75mm lens on a 4x5 rail, but I can definitely do it on the Sinar.
What you might want to take into consideration is that the VH and VH-R models are the only ones with a rotating back. The 985, 980 and 970 do not have a rotating back and therefore you have to put the camera sideways on a tripod for vertical shots. There is a tripod attachment on the left side of the camera as well as on the bottom. The VH models also have an extra tripod attachment on the left side of the body but I do not see much use for that myself.
Before I bought my VH-R I did some research on the internet. From what I have learned, the Horseman Super lenses will cover 5x4 though I have no idea if they give much room for movements on 5x4. Plenty however on 6x9 and the quality on the edges of the picture should also be better compared to lenses designated for 6x9 only. The lenses that have an ER designation are multicoated. I have 2 Super ER lenses, a 75 and a 180mm. My other lens is a Topcor 5.6 150mm meant for 5x4, also multicoated.
I shot my first roll yesterday so later this week I will no more about the quality of these lenses. From a mechanical point of view the quality seems very good.
This topic just popped up over on LFinfo.
Brian Wallen has put together a web page with info on the Horsemans
I thought 6x9cm was medium format...
In any case, they're not cut for a generic lens of that focal length, they're cut for a specific Horseman lens model of that marked focal length. However, you can't assume that the actual focal length matches the marked number, or that another vendor's lens of that nominal focal length will match the actual FL for which the cam was cut.