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    Alex Timmermans
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    Great large format camera support

    http://collodion-art.blogspot.nl/201...a-support.html

    I recently bought the Manfrotto 359 lens support and use it as a camera support.
    great tool. just have a look at my weblog.
    Last edited by alex from holland; 28-Mar-2013 at 03:53.
    "You dont take a picture, it's given to you"

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    Alex Timmermans
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    Re: Great large format camera support

    sorry, posted this at the wrong forum...
    "You dont take a picture, it's given to you"

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    Re: Great large format camera support

    Blogger won't let me see your site for some reason. This is the message I get:

    Your current account (xxxx@gmail.com) does not have access to view this page.

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    Alex Timmermans
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    Re: Great large format camera support

    Michael, it should be ok by now. Posted the wrong link. sorry.
    "You dont take a picture, it's given to you"

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    Re: Great large format camera support

    Here is my solution. I have used it with longer lenses. As you can see, it is adjustable on the vertical, and can be reversed for longer lenses. The lens shown weighs more than the camera and tended to pull the board off the camera without the support. The support is a 'V' shape to accommodate almost any lens diameter.

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    Re: Great large format camera support

    Hello, i was just admiring your camera...... homemade. Is there anyway I can see more pictures of it?
    Alex Timmermans, in his blog, talks about going back to traditional methods of doing images. I find myself also drawn to making my own camera and making images with it.

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    Re: Great large format camera support

    Jac,

    Nice custom Sinar. I like the lens support and platform. I will one day do something similar with Horseman.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    Here is my solution. I have used it with longer lenses. As you can see, it is adjustable on the vertical, and can be reversed for longer lenses. The lens shown weighs more than the camera and tended to pull the board off the camera without the support. The support is a 'V' shape to accommodate almost any lens diameter.

    Attachment 92193

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    Re: Great large format camera support

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Jac,

    Nice custom Sinar. I like the lens support and platform. I will one day do something similar with Horseman.
    Hang in there. The platform can be used with almost any camera. I may be selling out as soon as the new body is done.

    (It actually is not a custom camera, just the Sinar Alpina, their economy unit. They were selling used for $75 each, with case, when I got it.)

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    Re: Great large format camera support

    I think that setup is very custom.

    If i could find a 5x7 Horseman, I would sell my whole Sinar kit.

    I like sturdy!

    Oh, and Jac, I just got a complete flashpowder setup. Everything. Any idea how to use it? I gotta try it for a night shoot and take video.

    I know. Outside!



    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    Hang in there. The platform can be used with almost any camera. I may be selling out as soon as the new body is done.

    (It actually is not a custom camera, just the Sinar Alpina, their economy unit. They were selling used for $75 each, with case, when I got it.)

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    Re: Great large format camera support

    Quote Originally Posted by alex from holland View Post
    http://collodion-art.blogspot.nl/201...a-support.html

    I recently bought the Manfrotto 359 lens support and use it as a camera support.
    great tool. just have a look at my weblog.
    Returning to your original post. I regret diverting the thread. Indeed I appreciate your solution.

    If I may - by pure luck I stumbled into a modern ladies clothing shop that was selling everything in the shop.

    Surprise to me! Their displays were all Italian modular components which matched Manfroto articles. I got all the parts at scrap-metal value.

    I replaced the same support of my old Century stand with two of the same parts you shared with us.

    So perhaps sharing our discoveries, from very different sources will add to our collective efforts.

    Very cool!

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