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    A Question For Chamonix Owners

    Hi all,

    Looking at possibly purchasing a Chamonix 045F1. Having no access to the camera, I've been doing as much research as I can online.

    The one complaint that seems to keep popping up is the lack of zero detents.

    I'm hoping to hear from some users of Chamonix cameras (not sure if this is the case with all of their models), and learn if this is an issue for you or not? Any other feedback, positive or negative, would be great.


    Thanks!

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    Re: A Question For Chamonix Owners

    It's a minor pain, but not detrimental. e.g. my photos do not suck more because of it, they just suck for other reasons :-)

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    Re: A Question For Chamonix Owners

    My Gandolfi whole-plate doesn't have zero-detents, and it drives me CRAZY!
    Wilhelm (Sarasota)

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    Re: A Question For Chamonix Owners

    Indents dont bother me. The biggest pain are the slide locks that stop front and rear tilt. There work fine and not a deal breaker but just a bit fiddly to operate.

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    No complaints from me.... Love my F1
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    Re: A Question For Chamonix Owners

    Thanks for your replies, guys. I'm being swayed toward the Chamonix...

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    A Question For Chamonix Owners

    If you don't like the limiting functions of the f-1 there's always the n-2

    I love my 8x10

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    Re: A Question For Chamonix Owners

    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    If you don't like the limiting functions of the f-1 there's always the n-2

    I love my 8x10
    Pardon my ignorance... I was under the impression that the 045F1 had more features (added base and asymmetrical tilts of the rear standard) than the 045N-2. What am I missing? (Sorry, a bit of a newb here).

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    Re: A Question For Chamonix Owners

    Quote Originally Posted by seandavid View Post
    Pardon my ignorance... I was under the impression that the 045F1 had more features (added base and asymmetrical tilts of the rear standard) than the 045N-2. What am I missing? (Sorry, a bit of a newb here).
    Perhaps I misspoke.

    You said the f-1 doesn't zero out. But the n-2 does as far as I know.

    So in that respect it has features you might want. It's really perspective but the n-2 is technically a more advanced camera (by a small margin). But really it's what you want out of the camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Perhaps I misspoke.

    You said the f-1 doesn't zero out. But the n-2 does as far as I know.

    So in that respect it has features you might want. It's really perspective but the n-2 is technically a more advanced camera (by a small margin). But really it's what you want out of the camera.
    Actually, neither the 45N2 or F-1 have zero detents and it is the F-1 that is considered more technically advanced.

    I have no issues with the lack of zero detents but I do wish I could lock down the focus once set.

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