View Full Version : Nagaoka 4x5 Field camera, lens boards off-centre or not?
I have just won (on ebay) a very nice looking Nagaoka 4x5 field camera, I understand that it takes Linhof lens boards, but noticed that some of these are off-centre and some centred. Could you kind people in the know let me know which one I would require.
I do not know which model of camera I have bought so if anyone can tell from the picture/description of ebay item number 110896777913 that would also be very useful.
Thanks in anticipation.
Usually when a board's hole is off center it is that way to provide a bit more rise than the camera's normal range would permit.
Of course i know nothing about Linhofs so take this with a grain of salt.
Hi John, thanks for your reply. It would seem that the majority of Linhof lens boards are off-centre as standard, but as I have bought a Nagaoka 4x5 field camera I could do with finding out which variety is best for that.
The offset on the Linhof boards are towards the bottom rather than the top.
Because they don't have a "fall".
Yes, the off center boards are ideal for Nagaoka, and most other field cameras, because they have adequate rise and little fall.
Brill, thanks Gents, I'll order up some boards.
They both work just fine on the Nagaoka.
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