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Ed Bray
12-Jul-2012, 12:58
Got my new camera today a Plaubel Peco Profia with both 5x7 back and 5x7-4x5 reducing back. I'm just waiting for some 5x7 film holders to arrive now and I can go out shooting 5x7. It's beautifully engineered and surprisingly light when compared to my Horseman LX.

If anyone has any information on these cameras I would be grateful, the internet seems very light on information.

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m338/EdBray/Plaubel5x7.jpg

Jimi
12-Jul-2012, 13:57
Yes, it looks really good! And everything is light compared to a Horseman LX (used to have an LE 4x5"). :)

Leigh
12-Jul-2012, 14:02
I have one in 4x5, and have found it to be a very good studio camera. Plenty of movements and quite sturdy.

The company is still in business, in Frankfurt, and they have a website (though not a very good one).

BTW... Your front standard can be turned around 180, to accommodate shorter focal-length lenses.

- Leigh

Ed Bray
12-Jul-2012, 15:03
Thanks for the suggestion Leigh, I did look at that earlier as most images I've seen seemed to have the swing controls on the outside of both standards.

I am having Mike Walker (of Walker Cameras) adapt a Plaubel lensboard for me to take a Horseman/Sinar board. I already have a Linhof to Horseman adapter so will be able to use all my lenses (all my 10 lenses are in Linhof mounts) on all my current cameras (except for the Horseman Woody I bought tonight) and even better I will be able to use my Sinar shutter on the Plaubel too.

Leigh
12-Jul-2012, 15:07
OK. Not sure how you would use a Sinar shutter. It requires a standard to support it.

The shutter mounts on the back of the standard, between the standard and the bellows.

The db lenses rely on the thickness of that standard to keep the rear cell out of the shutter.

- Leigh

Ed Bray
12-Jul-2012, 15:28
OK. Not sure how you would use a Sinar shutter. It requires a standard to support it.

The shutter mounts on the back of the standard, between the standard and the bellows.

The db lenses rely on the thickness of that standard to keep the rear cell out of the shutter.

- Leigh

The Sinar shutter has a male side and a female side so to speak, normally you would fit the male side of the shutter into the front standard and the female side would accept the bellows. If you turn the shutter around (and I'm just surmising here) could you not fit the male side into the front of the standard and then mount a lensboard into the female side. I have no DB lenses, I bought the shutter to have a play with old lenses (petzvals and the like) and would just mount them onto the front of the lensboard in some way, perhaps using a flange?

Just a thought I had, I'll find out more when I pick my shutter up from the Sorting Office in the morning.

Leigh
12-Jul-2012, 15:42
...could you not fit the male side into the front of the standard and then mount a lensboard into the female side.
You could do that, but the rear cell of the lens would protrude significantly through the shutter, probably damaging it beyond repair.

It would work with a front-mounted lens, anything that does not protrude through the lensboard.

- Leigh

Ed Bray
12-Jul-2012, 15:44
You could do that, but the rear cell of the lens would protrude significantly through the shutter, probably damaging it beyond repair.

It would work with a front-mounted lens, anything that does not protrude through the lensboard.

- Leigh

Sorry Leigh, did you just miss this bit: and would just mount them onto the front of the lensboard in some way, perhaps using a flange?

Ed Bray
12-Jul-2012, 15:45
You edited your post whilst I was typing

Leigh
12-Jul-2012, 15:49
Nimble fingers. :D

- Leigh

Frank Petronio
12-Jul-2012, 16:41
I've played with them too, good solid cameras on par with Sinar, Arca, Linhofs. Hard to find accessories but it looks like you're nicely set!

Kuzano
13-Jul-2012, 12:31
If you want to see a huge inventory of Plaubel cameras and accessories, go to the web site www.ebay.de The German eBay. Search Plaubel, or Plaubel Peco.

You can translate the german pages to english in the alta vista translator babelfish or go to babelfish and insert the page address you want to translate and tell the tranlation service to translate from German to english, or any other language.

Lots of Plaubel there, as made in Germany.

andresnika
30-May-2017, 14:47
I'm a little late, but I show you an adapter that I made to use Sinar / Horseman shutter in Plaubel cameras.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/12825097@N08/albums/72157653921092434

Daniel Unkefer
31-May-2017, 15:33
I have three Plaubel 4x5 Peco Profias, plus a lot of accessories and extra parts. I like Plaubel, I also have three Makiflexes, and a Makina III and IIIR.
In my studio I have the Peco Profia camera stand. This will easily support the front end of a car.

I have manufactured an adapter to put my Sinar Norma shutter and lensboards on the Peco Profia. It's really quite a great camera.

Daniel Unkefer
22-Jun-2017, 14:41
Here's my studio (I am cleaning and organizing it!) with my Plaubel Peco Profia Camera Stand. Two of my Plaubel Makiflexes are attached.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4233/35138517615_8cc5dbf893_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Vx565B)DSC05778 (https://flic.kr/p/Vx565B) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr