DAMMMN! Thats GENIUS!
Real cameras are measured in inches...
It's just a square aluminum plate, a spacer, and another plate the size of the lens board. Machined here on the Bridgeport. I've used this several times with good results, no vignetting, and I mount a shade and/or filters on another SG standard on the track, too.
The shutter kick isn't bad at all, the real limitation being the wobbly Saltzman design.
Yep, I just read Bill Kumpf's post,& was goin' to ask a question,but,as it's most informative & easy to u/stand,+ one would hope any LF Photog' would have enough little grey cells to make one,but ?.
The thought that the shutter blade accelerates while dropping,with subsequent uneven exposure,suddenly became self explanatory.
As our Image is upside down, then the ground area would get marginally more exosure than the sky,which would be great for Landscapes---or am I wrong ?.
I'm studying this because I've acquired (yep a bit stupid I know-but could not resist it ) a great big Kodak Ektar,& I have to make a shutter about 6" square so,
any quick sensible thoughts appreciated, Kind R'grds to one & all.