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    I didnt know my wista can do this.....

    Ive owned LF 4x5s before, but I have never seen a camera that does this......
    My recently aquired Wista 45 can swing the front rails left n right. There is a latch tab on the side I can push as I move the front rail bed to the sides.

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    Re: I didnt know my wista can do this.....

    Weird.

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    Re: I didnt know my wista can do this.....

    Uh... back swing... not really so unusual on a view camera is it?

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    Re: I didnt know my wista can do this.....

    Right, looks like back swing. Quite common.

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    Re: I didnt know my wista can do this.....

    the camera back has knobs on the sides for back swings at the film holder. this is in addition another feature, rail bed swing.

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    Re: I didnt know my wista can do this.....

    Ever read the manual?
    I tend to procrastinate on stuff. One of these days I'll do something about it.

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    Re: I didnt know my wista can do this.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Ron View Post
    the camera back has knobs on the sides for back swings at the film holder. this is in addition another feature, rail bed swing.
    Pretty cool. Can you show where the controls are for this feature?
    I've owned the RF and SP and never saw this on those cameras.

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    Re: I didnt know my wista can do this.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Ron View Post
    Ive owned LF 4x5s before, but I have never seen a camera that does this......
    My recently aquired Wista 45 can swing the front rails left n right. There is a latch tab on the side I can push as I move the front rail bed to the sides.

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    How do you do a front shift with your camera? I mean shift the front standard only. Is it a different control?
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    Re: I didnt know my wista can do this.....

    Folding press-style field cameras with back swing pivot like that are common? That is the first I have seen. Horseman and Linhof use a totally different scheme to accomplish that.

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    Re: I didnt know my wista can do this.....

    I think all my view cameras have rear swing pivots. If I`m not wrong, the only one who does not is my Technika.
    I don`t remember Wistas, but my Rittreck (is it a Wista`s grandfather?) has it, too. BTW, it also has some kind of asymmetrical micro swing adjustment!
    Maybe not so common on "true" press cameras, as you say. (Mmm... I wonder if Wistas -and Rittrecks- can be considered press cameras).

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