Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Wista minimum bellows extension question

  1. #1

    Wista minimum bellows extension question

    I'm continuing to hesitantly lurch towards buying a 4x5 technical field camera, and in my research I had read that the Wista's, like the SP, can only accommodate a 75mm lens at the widest. Does this factor in recessed boards? I recently snagged a 47mm SA XL at a decent price, and I'd like to make use of it. I understand the flange-film distance isn't quite as low as the actual focal length. Nonetheless, my Cambo SCX's standards can't even get close enough to eachother to use it, even with a recessed board. It'd be a shame to finally get a camera that doesn't need a car to transport, only to not be able to use my neatest new acquisition.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 1998
    Location
    GA
    Posts
    11,105

    Re: Wista minimum bellows extension question

    Donít forget the Wista W/A bellows!

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    134

    Re: Wista minimum bellows extension question

    No idea about the 47mm but I use my Wista with a 75 SWD. It gets difficult to use rise because the knob to turn is inside the camera shell. So often it is a bit iterating between moving the lens forward, shift, focus again but it can be done. I wouldn't use anything needing an even smaller lens-film distance unless you'll never use movements.
    Expert in non-working solutions.

Similar Threads

  1. Wista SP - 600mm Bellows & Extension?
    By neil poulsen in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 13-Nov-2016, 19:21
  2. Wista minimum bellows extension question
    By senderoaburrido in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 6-Oct-2016, 20:15
  3. Setting minimum bellows extension
    By Carl Schofield in forum Style & Technique
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 17-Nov-2003, 17:39
  4. Minimum bellows extension and shortest focal at infinity
    By Nicholas F. Jones in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 24-Aug-2001, 11:16

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
  •