I have a Linhof Technikardan 45S with 58, 110, 135, 180 and 360mm lenses. While on a recent trip I was using the standard ground-glass and found that it was ha rd to see the whole image due to light fall off. Longer focal lengths are bette r and short ones worse.
It was suggested that I used a fresnel screen. I have a few questions though:
1. My understanding is that the fresnel screen mounts behind the ground glass so mehow and that both are then used. Is this just a matter of releasing some tabs already on the camera, or do I need additional hardware?
2. Without a fresnel, the 58mm is just a host spot in the middle; it's impossibl e to see the entire image without moving ones head. Will the fresnel make this situation better or worse? I'm hearing that since it's such a wide angle that i t will be worse. Also, I plan on getting the new Super Symmar XL 80/f4.5. Will it work OK with that lens?
Thanks for any help, Lloyd