Hi, I have been reading a lot of threads on homemade 4x5 point and shoot cameras. I am having a hard time trying to figure out what to use to make the camera. I need to know what tool to use to get within the .001 inch requirement and what film back would be the best to use. Some people have mentioned building a camera yourself will be difficult to get to spec and have proper focus.
I read about the DAYI and was told it is junk with poor support. I am interested in a Fotoman but don't want to spend alot of cash. I
I have a Nikkor 75mm and would like to have a handheld 4x5 to compliment my Canon 5D. I have tried the field cameras but there are too cumbersome and take too long for me to set up. I really like the 17-40mm lens on the canon and most of my pictures are taken in the 17-21mm range so I feel the Nikkor 75 will do. The only other route would be the Mamiya 7 with a 43mm but it can be a pain to use filters. I am open to other suggestions.