Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 31

Thread: Crazy Movements of View Cameras

  1. #11

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    SooooCal/LA USA
    Posts
    1,001

    Re: Crazy Movements of View Cameras

    Yes and no...

    For landscape use, not much movements need to be applied, but in a commercial studio with large multi-plane objects (say, a washing machine shot from an oblique high and side angle etc) after applying correction for multiple different planes, longer FL, and in a severe fall where (yaw starts showing it's ugly head), it's not unusual to take a look at the camera after set-up and see it twisted into an origami shape for the final shot... And sometimes in architecture shots (with complex planes) that the camera has to be tilted up and corrected later will twist up the camera pretty good...

    Never say never...

    Steve K

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    Forest Grove, Ore.
    Posts
    3,326

    Re: Crazy Movements of View Cameras

    I think it helps attract attention to (my) listings on EBay.

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Newbury, Vermont
    Posts
    413

    Re: Crazy Movements of View Cameras

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Layton L-45A copy.jpg 
Views:	88 
Size:	52.5 KB 
ID:	171706Click image for larger version. 

Name:	L-45A w:Bag Bellows, Vertical Shift copy.jpg 
Views:	83 
Size:	51.2 KB 
ID:	171707

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Madisonville, LA
    Posts
    1,387

    Re: Crazy Movements of View Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by kenj8246 View Post
    By and large, that's hype. If you got an image from those contortions, it'd be amazing. IMO.
    ++1 Plus I've always thought they're made by individuals with none or for those with no view camera knowledge.

  5. #15
    Cor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Leiden, The Netherlands
    Posts
    638

    Re: Crazy Movements of View Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by John Layton View Post
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Layton L-45A copy.jpg 
Views:	88 
Size:	52.5 KB 
ID:	171706Click image for larger version. 

Name:	L-45A w:Bag Bellows, Vertical Shift copy.jpg 
Views:	83 
Size:	51.2 KB 
ID:	171707
    So nice John, and it's a pity your camera never "made" it..but surely in the first image the light never reaches the ground glass ?

    Best,

    Cor

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Sep 1998
    Location
    Oregon and Austria
    Posts
    1,895

    Re: Crazy Movements of View Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
    Hi Doremus,

    Why don't you show us the image that resulted from those movements?

    - Leigh
    Hi Leigh,

    I looked to find the negative here in Vienna, but, alas, it's in my Oregon darkroom waiting for me to get back and print it. I won't be there till June... It was a building fašade with windows. I had to move myself way off-center in order to avoid my own reflection in the windows; that's why all the shift. The amount of front rise I used was a bit more than usual for me too, as I wanted to include details up high. If this thread is still active when I get to my neg, I'll post the image.

    Best

    Doremus

  7. #17

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Newbury, Vermont
    Posts
    413

    Re: Crazy Movements of View Cameras

    Thanks Cor! In another life the camera would be wildly successful! In the meantime...I'm still waiting for the light to bend - having been told by a trusted friend that with just a bit of patience (preferably augmented by a nip bourbon and/or a pint of Guiness) - that it will happen! (thank goodness for trusted friends!)
    Happy Trails,
    John

  8. #18

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    near Seattle, WA
    Posts
    767

    Re: Crazy Movements of View Cameras

    Might a fisheye lens be helpful? No idea what the coverage of those things is and could NOT care less.

  9. #19
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    5,079

    Re: Crazy Movements of View Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Bodine View Post
    Might a fisheye lens be helpful? No idea what the coverage of those things is and could NOT care less.
    No, you need that elusive 800mm Super Angulon XL.

    (I suspect the photos are like those of passenger cars on race tracks--if they can do extreme things, they won't be a constraint when doing normal things.)

    Rick "who has used some fairly extreme tilts with long lenses and close focus distances, such as for the product photography many of those rail cameras were made for" Denney

  10. #20

    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Sheridan, Colorado
    Posts
    888

    Re: Crazy Movements of View Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Bodine View Post
    Might a fisheye lens be helpful? No idea what the coverage of those things is and could NOT care less.
    A fisheye lens sees 180 degree of the subject, but behind the lens it does not project it 180 degrees.

Similar Threads

  1. New to the movements of view cameras
    By dikaiosune01 in forum Style & Technique
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 7-Dec-2010, 16:17
  2. Importance of Swing and other movements in LF Cameras
    By audioexcels in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 7-Jan-2009, 16:45
  3. Yaw? Going crazy between focus, movements, focus etc etc
    By Matt Day in forum Style & Technique
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 23-Aug-2007, 21:14
  4. When did cameras get full movements?
    By Gene McCluney in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-May-2007, 08:13
  5. View camera movements : monorail vs folding cameras for architecture purposes
    By Jean-Louis Llech in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 23-Sep-1999, 19:06

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •