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  1. Re: Lee shade vs Arca Swiss Compendium Shade

    You might try using it with the bracket out front and extending it back towards the lens board. In this configuration you can pinch it open with out removing, to see and set the lens through the...
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    Re: Arca Swiss F-Line 4x5 with 600mm lens

    Also The 150mm lens has some movement but not full movement-Tilt ok but not much shift or Rise/fall. On a 141 series somewhat more than 171 series. I carry mine with long bellows installed and use...
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    Re: Arca Swiss F-Line 4x5 with 600mm lens

    [QUOTE=jeroldharter;641486]I have the Arca Swiss F-Line 4x5 field camera with the telescoping bottom rail and 2 sections of 15cm rail (30cm total) on top. so I can easily use my 300 mm lens with this...
  4. Thread: New to LF

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    Re: New to LF

    Cameras, as someone already said, are all, in some respects, compromises. However i would say this having taught LF photography for a very long time both in college and privately, the most efficient...
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    Re: Arca Swiss 4x5 Field

    The Tenba shootout Large is deep enough for the 6" rail on the bottom of the collapsed
    discovery body.
    Lots more room and great harness as well.
    Rod
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    Re: Early Arca 69 Lensboard Question

    This board and mount was a side sliding latch on very early Arcas.
    So you mounted the board at the bottom and tipped it back and slid the latch to the side to lock in place.
    Rod
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    Re: Lenses and dust

    Before anyone gets too far into a lens, let me comment this: The primary cause of loss of sharpness in a lens and or one side sharper than the other, is decentering of lens elements. Taking elements...
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    Re: Current Harrison Tents

    The Shadowbox 810 from Visual Departures is a better 'pup-tent' design and I've had mine 20 years and no problems carrying it from Antarctic to Canada. And they are still made. Large, with internal...
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    Re: Chucking it and going to DSLR?

    Well, one furthur point: many people using LF do not use the correct F stop and create more diffraction and therefore a 16x20 could be less sharp than an 11x14 from the same negative. As the...
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    Re: Inquiries Into LF Camera

    An Arca swiss used camera might be a great choice. Arca stands for All around camera and that is what they are. A 135mm or 150mm Apo-sironar-s is also a great starter lens as it performs better...
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    Re: Need Help With An Arca Swiss

    Photomark in Phoenix has many Arca cameras in stock.
    I will send you some info if you email me your snail mail address, on how to better use the Arca system.
    I teach large format photography and...
  12. Re: MF Digital back on 4x5 - inexpensive view camera options?

    This stopped some months ago, but i have some experience/info to add.
    The Fuji can be ok, but as with normal or rail LF cameras it will only work well with normal(135mm and longer) to long lenses. ...
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    Re: Digital back on an Arca-Swiss 4x5?

    All of the above are correct. However, there can be a problem for standard bellows cameras when coupled with wide angle lenses and digital backs. You would need to know exactly when you are at...
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    Re: Isn't 4x5' too small?

    The 8x10 format does have some other benefits not mentioned. Composing is easier on an 8x10 as you are looking at a possibly finished size.(print) The Canham and IMHO, especially the ARCA, have...
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    Re: Arca Swiss Cube head?

    I use a cube and so do several of my friends with 8x10 Arca Swiss cameras including up to 600mm Nikon tele lenses(Large). It is no problem with the small knobs and sooo..
    convenient.
    I love using...
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    Re: Case for my old style Arca-Swiss 8x10?

    Darin,
    If you have a 15cm/6" rail you can collapse the entire camera flat and fin ti various backpacks or suitcase style cases such as Tenba or pelican make.
    They work well.
    Rod
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    Re: What model 4x5 Arca Swiss is this?

    Really,
    Arca Swiss is a small company making excellent products. They are quite busy at
    making these products. The Older cameras were very good but no where near the precision of the F-line and...
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    Re: moving to LF newbie questions

    I hope this post won't be met with 'do a search' or 'this has been discussed loads of times' you people in here seem nicer than that :)
    (and I have done a lot of searching)

    I've sold all my...
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    Re: Arca Swiss 171mm bellows question

    David,
    Is your camera F line? Or older 171 style?
    The rounded channels on an f-line I think are what you are referring to when you say they interfere with installing the bellows. Also all 171...
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    Re: ARCA-SWISS | Press release | MONOBALL p0

    Interesting. I use my Arca Swiss 8x10 on a B1(like Z1) with no trouble at all and up to the 600mm Fujinon C.
    But the above members are right to check as leverage weight is greater than scale...
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    Re: needed info on arca swiss monorails

    The cameras, E modules, did indeed have a sensor/metering ground glass. I'm not sure how many of thjese were ever sold, but not many. They had a shutter similar to Rollei/Horseman electronically...
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    Re: Can anyone identify this Arca Swiss

    This an Arca swiss 4x5 B(base tilt) built until roughly 1983 when the F-line cameras came out.
    No levers, no bellows frames available any longer. Also, they work well and are light but,
    The...
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    Re: Top New 8x10 Cameras

    If you take an Arca Swiss 8x10 and set it up with a 6"(15cm) rail and a 16"(40cm) rail,
    You get a quite light, really versatile 8x10 camera with extreme precision.(under 10lbs).
    I've carried this...
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