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    Minimum focal length lenses possible to use with Bi-Kardan 45

    What is the minimum focusing distance that one can achieve using the Linhof Bi-Kardan 4x5 camera, (and perhaps combined with a recessed lens-board) when the standards are crushed together?

    I do not own this camera. I am thinking about purchasing it but I would like to know this beforehand.

    I think you'd want to configure the front and back so that they were very snug.
    e.g.,:



    Anyone who can answer this? Thanks
    Last edited by radiograbadora; 14-Jul-2015 at 19:32. Reason: clarifying my original question in hopes to get better answer

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    Re: Minimum focusing distance possible with Bi-Kardan 45

    You are not really looking for the minimum focusing distance.
    You wish to know what focal length lenses work with the standards crushed together.

    Begin by measuring. A ruler is a good start until a kind person answers.
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    Re: Minimum focal length lenses possible to use with Bi-Kardan 45

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    You are not really looking for the minimum focusing distance.
    You wish to know what focal length lenses work with the standards crushed together.

    Begin by measuring. A ruler is a good start until a kind person answers.
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    You say tomato, I say I thought it was fairly obvious. But, I updated the original post. Thanks.
    Last edited by radiograbadora; 14-Jul-2015 at 19:36. Reason: clarifying

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    Re: Minimum focal length lenses possible to use with Bi-Kardan 45

    using a lens holder plate sunk, I could use a super angulon 47mm f:5,6... (without movements)

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    Re: Minimum focal length lenses possible to use with Bi-Kardan 45

    Quote Originally Posted by Francisco J. Fernández View Post
    using a lens holder plate sunk, I could use a super angulon 47mm f:5,6... (without movements)
    Thank you, Fransisco. So is that with a bag bellows?

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    Re: Minimum focal length lenses possible to use with Bi-Kardan 45

    both bellows ... but no movements

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