I just purchased a Zone VI camera and have at least four questions right now:
1) How in the #%&#@# does this camera fold? The place where I bought it showed me but it is a PITA?
I've loosened all the knobs, removed the lens, lifted the front of the camera off the standard, but it still doesn't fold. I did fold it once accidentally. I've spent several minutes over two days trying to fold this contraption.
2) Don't know if anyone can date it. The plaque says it was made by "Zone VI Studios, Inc. Newfane, VT 05345." There is no serial number. Don't know if the wood is mahogany or cherry wood as I'm not a tree expert. The fittings are chrome not brass plated.
3) There is only 12 inches of bellows extension. Will I have to buy a recessed board for a 90mm/f8 Super Angulon with a SC shutter.
4) KEH is selling Zone VI lens boards but I don't know what size to get as they list them as 36 hole, 42 hole, etc. not as 0, 1, 2, or 3. And the lady never heard of a spanner wrench!!!!??
Thanks for your time.