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    Re: VDS 5x7 CAMERA REVIEW (sort of)

    Congrats on your new camera!
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    Re: VDS 5x7 CAMERA REVIEW (sort of)

    Hi!

    How are you liking your VDS so far? And - if I may ask - how are you carrying it with cassettes and lens? I was thinking it's a bit impractical that you cannot fold it with the lens attached..

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    Haven't shot one image yet, but intend to shortly. Actually, I've loaded several film holders already, but I need bit of a break between projects around the house. Anyway, as Ken Lee (on this forum) suggested, I sprung up for a large "cooler bag", which was v. light and priced v. reasonably. Sooo, there is plenty of room for film holders, padded lenses, the camera and accessories. Hmmm, I might be able to fold it and keep the smaller lenses attached (ex. 150mm g-claron), but I haven't got to this point. I bought the rig with the idea of storing the lens/es seperately after I'm done....especially the Xenar 360mm :>).

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    Man you must have been busy..such a nice camera, tempting ..but stored..and not used yet..must be nagging..hope you'll soon find the time !

    Good luck,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leszek Vogt View Post
    Haven't shot one image yet, but intend to shortly. Actually, I've loaded several film holders already, but I need bit of a break between projects around the house. Anyway, as Ken Lee (on this forum) suggested, I sprung up for a large "cooler bag", which was v. light and priced v. reasonably. Sooo, there is plenty of room for film holders, padded lenses, the camera and accessories. Hmmm, I might be able to fold it and keep the smaller lenses attached (ex. 150mm g-claron), but I haven't got to this point. I bought the rig with the idea of storing the lens/es seperately after I'm done....especially the Xenar 360mm :>).

    Les
    I can totally relate to that; we've been fixing up the kitchen and it's taken a huge effort. How big a lens do you reckon would fit when folded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cor View Post
    Man you must have been busy..such a nice camera, tempting ..but stored..and not used yet..must be nagging..hope you'll soon find the time !

    Good luck,

    Cor
    Indeed, v. nice camera. Hmmm, 1/2 year went with a flash. Went to Canada for 10 days and ended up at some secluded island (Cortes)....and that took 3 ferries to get there. Needless to say, that was an unexpected treat. Then Alaska for 3 weeks (don't have to sell that). Just as I land back here, one day later I'm on the road (1200 mile marathon) to LA to pick up my new truck canopy. Afterwards I meet with long time friends at Burney Falls (state park) and we camp there for a week. Yes, life in retirement may seem busy....tho someone has to do it :>)....and now I'm putting out fires on all these projects that require my attention.

    Yes, the mental nagging continues, but....

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    Re: VDS 5x7 CAMERA REVIEW (sort of)

    Did you actually use the camera yet?

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    I got mine yesterday, have not had time to try it out yet. Can confirm that a 180 Fujinon A fits mounted when folded!

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    Re: VDS 5x7 CAMERA REVIEW (sort of)

    And it's very light: 2.7 Kg with the lens mounted!

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    Re: VDS 5x7 CAMERA REVIEW (sort of)

    I'm very interested in the VDS cameras and would love to hear more about your experience using yours!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jockos View Post
    And it's very light: 2.7 Kg with the lens mounted!

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