Page 1 of 44 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 440

Thread: Using and Modifying the Travelwide 4x5 camera

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Posts
    403

    Using and Modifying the Travelwide 4x5 camera

    How long a cable release is required for mounting though the channel in the grip? It appears (based on Kickstarter photos) that an 18" will work.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    8,192

    Re: Wanderlust 4x5 P&S

    Quote Originally Posted by HMG View Post
    How long a cable release is required for mounting though the channel in the grip? It appears (based on Kickstarter photos) that an 18" will work.
    If you look at my first setup I immediately modified the grip handle with a slot, to allow a shorter cable to be used.

    Now we are into using and modding the camera/ This should be a new thread.

    Perhaps the Mods can move this thead starter to a better location?

    Hello Oren!

  3. #3
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    6,300

    Re: Using and Modifying the Travelwide 4x5 camera

    Done - carry on!

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    8,192

    Re: Using and Modifying the Travelwide 4x5 camera

    Just checking in.

    Let's rock!

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    1,420

    Re: Wanderlust 4x5 P&S

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    If you look at my first setup I immediately modified the grip handle with a slot, to allow a shorter cable to be used.
    So cool! That's a great idea.

    Without modification, you should be able to thread a 12" cable release through the utility grips, but it can be unwieldy if you throw the whole rig in a bag (the cable can get crimped/bent). I wish we had the ability to add a hole to the grips!
    Co-founder of Wanderlust Cameras

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    8,192

    Re: Using and Modifying the Travelwide 4x5 camera

    Maybe some cannot find this. Here is my first Travelwide mod.

    I probably would not have thought of it, if I hadn't seen a similar solution on A FOTOMAN camera and since I have 3 dozen of these short German NOS shutter cables I try to dedicate one to a camera as needed. (none are for sale, I bought a large Lot of them on eBay}.

    Some have asked, what length cable fits? I don't know because I did this. I made center punch dents in a row and drilled them out with a cordless drill. I hand filed it all until my cable could pass through. The cable chrome part was loose at top and I applied 2 layers of gaff tape to make it stay in place, when pushed into the top hole. Then I gaff taped cable and slot. Gaff tape also improved my grip. I drop everything. Pita!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1-1-DSCN2580.JPG 
Views:	570 
Size:	126.9 KB 
ID:	139714

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Posts
    403

    Re: Using and Modifying the Travelwide 4x5 camera

    I modified this DOF chart for a more pocketable version. Haven't done it yet but need to calculate a f6.8 column for my Angulon.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 90mm Angulon DOF 2a.jpg  

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    8,192

    Re: Using and Modifying the Travelwide 4x5 camera

    Quote Originally Posted by HMG View Post
    I modified this DOF chart for a more pocketable version. Haven't done it yet but need to calculate a f6.8 column for my Angulon.
    I like! I get closer. I'm shooting people at 3 ft. I sighted in for 3' and try to guess 3'. I should probably use a string to raise the weirdo old man factor. That's my next mod!

    I keep getting people saying they blinked from the flashbulb. They blink late and I get 'eyes wide open' not shut... They ask for a second shot. I am training them not to expect a second chance.

    Then I tell them pics will be ready tomorrow.............

    Next I stop scanning and only show them prints.

    ps for nervous nellies. I AM USING FLASH BULB COVERS OR SHIELDS!

    I am finding flashbulbs give a different 'texture' perhaps from movement? No 1/10,000 sec freeze.

  9. #9
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    6,300

    Re: Using and Modifying the Travelwide 4x5 camera

    Quote Originally Posted by HMG View Post
    I modified this DOF chart for a more pocketable version. Haven't done it yet but need to calculate a f6.8 column for my Angulon.
    Unfortunately, Schneider doesn't say with the charts what CoC criterion they used - it's worth checking against a DOF calculator to see what it is.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Posts
    403

    Re: Using and Modifying the Travelwide 4x5 camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    Unfortunately, Schneider doesn't say with the charts what CoC criterion they used - it's worth checking against a DOF calculator to see what it is.
    It's not on that chart but on another it specifies a "blur circle" of 0.10mm.

Similar Threads

  1. Travelwide where to buy?
    By camerabrain in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 2-Mar-2014, 09:42
  2. Modifying a Crown Graphic Camera
    By Robert Brummitt in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 20-Nov-2008, 22:03

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •