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electricphoto
20-May-2015, 17:34
I am moving from shooting with a Linhof Technica and its full frame ground glass to a Sinar p. How do you check for vignetting on ground glass that doesn't show the corners? Any tips?

Mark Sawyer
20-May-2015, 17:40
When the camera is in position, the aperture is set for the exposure and while the shutter is open, check through the open corners to see if you can see the whole aperture. If you only see part of the aperture, you're in the "fall-off" area. If you can't see it at all, that corner will be blank.

vinny
20-May-2015, 17:41
The corners are missing so you can see the iris opening. If you can't, you get vignetting.
Otherwise, just replace the ground glass with one you like.

Randy Moe
20-May-2015, 18:47
I like cut corners for a secondary reason, they release air pressure when opening and closing bellows and I IMAGINE that may prevent dust in the lens...

ymmv

prendt
21-May-2015, 03:20
I like cut corners for a secondary reason, they release air pressure when opening and closing bellows and I IMAGINE that may prevent dust in the lens...

ymmv

Indeed, it effectively sucks the air/dust mixture right into the bellows and on the lens.

electricphoto
21-May-2015, 16:54
Thanks all for the tip. I never thought about the dust effect. Thanks.