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    Re: 4x5 diy view camera rack/pinion question

    Sean,
    Thanks for suggestion on Chamonix camera
    I'll study and test also this solution

    Andrew

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    Re: 4x5 diy view camera rack/pinion question

    Don't underestimate plastics. They make gears for lathes out of plastic these days (and even in the '60's). Just separate load bearing sliding function from transport.
    Expert in non-working solutions.

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    Re: 4x5 diy view camera rack/pinion question

    Just for a break, OP, consider a solution that does not require a rack-and-pinion. Today's materials might help. Considering such a solution is a good mental exercise. Inventors go outside of convention to discover novel approaches.

    I built a wide angle wooden 4x5 camera frame that slid the lens against a vertical slide rather than the base. It locked focus using a large Wing nut. No bellows, no movements which will strike some LF enthusiasts as silly, but it was wide-angle. So be it.

    Just trying to free up pre-conceptions.
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    Re: 4x5 diy view camera rack/pinion question

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    Just for a break, OP, consider a solution that does not require a rack-and-pinion. ...
    ... No bellows, no movements which will strike some LF enthusiasts as silly, but it was wide-angle. So be it.

    Just trying to free up pre-conceptions.
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    Jac
    There you see it, Andrea. Some of us would like you to not only forget about your plastic rack&pinion but also about bellows, movements and focusing altogether on your LF camera.
    By now I think you understand that a lot of the so called advice you will get is just a pure concentrate of, well ... not much sense rumble. Just keep your common sense.

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