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Looking for a pro-con review of the wista dx cameras - types of lenses that can be used with movements, etc.
How much bellows draw? For much field work I use a 300mm & too many ofthe small wooden field cameras are too limited with a short bellows. Then you can't use a 65 on them because they don't comress enough. Read the specs carefully. I ha ven't used one of these, but View Camera magazine should give some info in a bac k issue.
I haven't seen any reviews of any Wista cameras. However, an appendix in Leslie Stroebel's book "View Camera Technique" includes very detailed specifications fo r virtually all view cameras currently sold, including several Wista models. The se specifications will at least allow you to compare the Wista with other view c ameras in terms of movements, bellows extension, and all sorts of features.
I frequently use a 65mm on my Wista DX. Not much movement, but it focuses fine. For longer lenses, 300mm should be the maximum limit for conventional lenses and 400mm for telephoto design lenses.
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