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    Re: Building the "Sinar Norma Handy" camera!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Bodine View Post
    Am I correct in assuming the 65mm is short enough that a focusing mount is not necessary?
    For me, a focusing mount is always needed, even on my 4x5" (nominal) cameras with a 47mm f/5.6 or f/8 Super-Angulon.
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    Re: Building the "Sinar Norma Handy" camera!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    It is not a "spring pressure plate holder" it is a Linhof Glass Plate/Sheet Film Holder. The plate makes up for the difference in thickness between glass plates and sheet film.
    Thanks Mr. Solomon.
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    Re: Building the "Sinar Norma Handy" camera!

    An image shot with the Sinar Norma Handy by the owner of the camera in the first post. Unfortunately he had a light leak. But you get the idea of the 65mm F8 Super Angulon

    Scan-120325-0006 by Andrei Badoiu, on Flickr

    Scan-120506-0015 by Andrei Badoiu, on Flickr
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    Re: Building the "Sinar Norma Handy" camera!

    An image shot with the Sinar Norma Handy by the owner of the camera in the first post. Unfortunately he had a light leak. But you get the idea of the 65mm F8 Super Angulon

    Scan-120325-0006 by Andrei Badoiu, on Flickr

    Scan-120506-0017 by Andrei Badoiu, on Flickr

    Scan-120506-0019 by Andrei Badoiu, on Flickr

    Scan-120506-0020 by Andrei Badoiu, on Flickr
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    Re: Building the "Sinar Norma Handy" camera!

    One more

    Scan-120325-0002 by Andrei Badoiu, on Flickr
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    Re: Building the "Sinar Norma Handy" camera!

    Here's the camera after the initial build. I used JB Weld to hold the parts together tightly, and it has worked very well. The metal epoxy is dry and the camera is very solid. To finish the camera, I will need a viewfinder (I ordered a Gaoersi 65mm/4x5, I hope it will work OK!), and add the cold shoe (I tapped both holes in the Norma Auxiliary frame to 1/4"). Finally, I'm looking for a 65mm F8 Schneider Super Angulon in #00 Compur. I have a 65mm F8 but it has Norma Rabbit ears, and no shutter (it works with the Norma Mechanical Shutter). So I am getting closer. I'm in no hurry to finish this. Oh Yes, I have to drill a hole in the grip for a long cable release. Also I will take the Norma parts completely apart and clean them, check light seals, clean helical, etc.

    Norma Handy Initial Build by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Norma Handy Initial Build 2 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    It is surprisingly light in weight so far. Very Handy!
    Last edited by Daniel Unkefer; 9-Jul-2017 at 09:08.
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    Re: Building the "Sinar Norma Handy" camera!

    Last one. Now waiting for additional parts.

    Norma Handy Initial Build 3 by Nokton48, on Flickr
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    Re: Building the "Sinar Norma Handy" camera!

    Here the finder shoe has been added to the camera. So now I am waiting to receive the 65mm Optical Viewfinder, and I just paid for a Schneider 65mm F8 Schneider Super Angulon in Compur #00 from KEH. So the camera will be soon completed!

    Sinar Norma Handy Finder Shoe by Nokton48, on Flickr
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    Re: Building the "Sinar Norma Handy" camera!

    Here is a modern "Handy" type of camera from China. Very similar to mine in many respects. Seeing this has given me a few ideas. It utilizes the same viewfinder as my camera.

    4x5 Handy type camera from China by Nokton48, on Flickr

    Handy type camera from China 3 by Nokton48, on Flickr
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  10. #20

    Re: Building the "Sinar Norma Handy" camera!

    Well now we are getting somewhere. The lens arrived from KEH and it's a beauty. Very sharp on the groundglass, and WOW it's wide. I dug out my Norma-Era Sinar Reflex Viewfinder and I can see the whole screen edge to edge and it looks great to me!

    The optical viewfinder is on it's way from China and then I will start to use the camera. This will be a blast............

    Norma Handy with lens! by Nokton48, on Flickr
    Last edited by Daniel Unkefer; 19-Jul-2017 at 15:31.
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