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    Re: Shooting into a mirror

    This will be for a Shen Hao HZX 45 IIA. If it was a monorail, it would be an easy do, especially if the rail is round. But this is a flatbed field camera.

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    Re: Shooting into a mirror

    The simplest might be to forget about the mirror in front of the lens. Point the camera straight up. A decent 3 axis head will do that. Then use a 90 viewer over the ground glass to make viewing more comfortable. (there is one for your model)

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    In my picture the point was to show that there is a movable platform that can be placed in front of the lens. In my set up it was being used to support the lens. The camera can be placed further back from the front platform which can be raised and lowered.

    Upon that platform a mirror can be mounted. For example, a mirror can be mounted flat to a something resembling a Ries mount that can screw onto on the adjustable platform, tilted 45 and locked in place. (Just back off the center screw and tape or glue the mirror on.) I'm not about to make the setup just to illustrate what should be obvious.

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    It might be interesting to use the mirror off 45 as some kind of tilt, too.

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    Re: Shooting into a mirror

    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    This will be for a Shen Hao HZX 45 IIA. If it was a monorail, it would be an easy do, especially if the rail is round. But this is a flatbed field camera.
    A flat bed is the easiest to rig, two boards, one long, one short, a pair of friction hinges, mount the mirror on the short board
    spring clamp it to the flat bed.

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    Re: Shooting into a mirror

    Here is another version of a platform. Again, like the one I showed the front mount has an adjustable height.

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    Jim C's idea would work, too. Keep it simple.

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