Chris and others, is there focus on these PS cameras? Do you use one of those helicals (?) or is there a simpler way?
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makes me want a LF p&s more and more
It's a shame focusing helicals are so expensive. Otherwise, it'd be easy/cheap to cobble something together.
I've got my gear, now what?
Eric and dazedgonebye, I am using one of this (or similar to this):http://cgi.ebay.com/Helical-focus-fo...3%3A1|294%3A50
The helical mount would have been nice but there is not much need for focus in landscape. I shimmed my box just short of infinity and normally shoot at f45. A press shutter would have been a greater improvement.
Has anyone looked at the focusing helicals from Mamiya Super and Universal Press cameras, not to mention Polaroid 600SE and Graflex XL.... there are plenty of those old lenses out there with focus helicals in the Mamiya Super/Graflex XL graveyard. Just counting the Mamiya, there were helicals for 50MM, 65MM, 75MM, 127MM, 150MM. Same or more for the Graflex XL's.
talking about graflex xl helical. They're really easy to broke ( plastic) and hard to fucus. Nguyen
Two major problems I found were viewfinders and helical focus devices. Helical focus are expensive except those mencioned by John Hoang, wich I found this week on ebay.
I am dealing with 3 diferente designs and I have 2 lenses to use in a Point&Shoot 4x5 camera that I want to build, one is a Schneider Super Angulon 65/8, the other is a Schneider Super Angulon 47/5.6 XL. It's not easy to find a cheap viewfinder for either of these lens. I think the Gaoersi viewfinder will be the cheapest one wich can deal with a 47mm lens.
I'm still not sure about the design, I have parts of a Cambo Portrait, parts of a Cambo Legend 8x10 from wich I have several backs, lensboards, etc. I have plans and the necessary tools to build a wooden P&S camera, but still thinking about finding the best choice.
As Allen pointed out early in this thread, two bottles but did you all 21 drink of the same glass?