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    Help.. im a begginer

    Hi, I have a 20 year old Horseman 4x5 camera and I would like to know if I could attactch my nikon dslr body to it.. I dont know much about the model of my camera but I know that it is L shaped.. so I hope someone can help me.

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    Re: Help.. im a begginer

    The answer is yes but you can't do it directly. There are several companies that make a solution for you. The first is an inexpensive attachment that you can find on eBay. I don't recall the details, someone else might. Next up the line is is the offering from Camera Fusion www.camerafusion.com for around $1500. There are others but they keep going up in price.

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    Re: Help.. im a begginer

    Check with SKGrimes at www.skgrimes.com -they do serious LF camera mods and might be able to put together an adaptor back to fit the Nikon mount to a Horseman/Sinar lensboard or some similar scheme. I haven't worked with the Horseman, so mabe the back is fit together differently, but there's a way somehow.

    I've kept an old low quality teleconvertor around to scavenge the nikon mount for just such an adventure. A teleconverter or an extension tube can provide the bayonette mount.

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    Re: Help.. im a begginer

    There is someone in China advertising a relatively cheap adaptor on eBay about $200 US. See http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Moveable-Adapt...QQcmdZViewItem
    (I hope the URL works if it doesn't look for item 140203602624 on UK eBay).


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    That's the Chinese adapter I was talking about. It's basic and gets the job done. Thee are reasons to go with something more sophisticated in terms of image quality.

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    Re: Help.. im a begginer

    Thanks everyone.. But will it give a good image quality.. Does someone have some images taken with that chinese adapter

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    Why not just put some 4x5 film in the camera? That will yield the best image quality from that camera. It's not hard. It's actually quite a lot of fun. Be careful-you may get spoiled.
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    Re: Help.. im a begginer

    where can I buy some film???????????
    Anyone here own a chinese adapter.. I would like to see some images taken with it

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    Re: Help.. im a begginer

    Capitan,

    Your camera sounds like an earlier version of the LX, which is a terrific studio camera.

    I agree with Wayne... if you're using this camera to obtain maximum quality and the movements that go with it, why not just shoot 4x5?

    As for film... you don't say where you live but 4x5 film is readily available on the internet at places like MidWest Photo, Badger Graphics, or B&H Photo. All are very reliable and provide great service.

    Give it a try and you'll be hooked... especially after you look at a 4x5 and compare it with a 35mm neg/pos.

    At any rate... welcome to the world of LF photography.

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    Re: Help.. im a begginer

    Thanks Capocheny.. well I think I will buy the adapter anyway to see how it works.. But I think ill buy some film too.. Thanks

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