Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24

Thread: 4x5 large format field camera that can handle a 600mm lens

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    116

    4x5 large format field camera that can handle a 600mm lens

    Hey everyone,

    I am starting to look for a new camera to me, new or used, folding field camera that can handle a 600mm lens with movements.

    suggestions???

    thanks!

    cheers

    david

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    grand rapids
    Posts
    3,844

    Re: 4x5 large format field camera that can handle a 600mm lens

    good luck. It may exist but there's no way it would be very solid. There are some 5x7's (with reducing back) which could handle the weight and be solid enough for a sharp exposure.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    137

    Re: 4x5 large format field camera that can handle a 600mm lens

    Wista SP or VX with additional bed extension rail and long bellows if am not mistaking its like 600mm or so.

    this is one of the variations

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...550mm_for.html


    basically you need to carry that extra rail in your bag and its not big hustle to change the bellows. only question is: can camera be folded with 700mm bellows or not? there is several Wista owners on a board am sure someone will tell us

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    116

    Re: 4x5 large format field camera that can handle a 600mm lens

    Thanks!

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    361

    Re: 4x5 large format field camera that can handle a 600mm lens

    Without having the camera on 2 tripods you can forget about it. The shutter closing alone will shake the lens so that it will result in a fuzzy picture.

  6. #6
    ic-racer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    5,445

    Re: 4x5 large format field camera that can handle a 600mm lens

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	LongExtension.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	41.5 KB 
ID:	137115
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ShortExtension.jpg 
Views:	30 
Size:	53.7 KB 
ID:	137116

    This goes over 700mm. I don't use this for 600mm (don't have one) but if I did, I think I'd get better results with a 4x5 reducing back on my 8x10 field camera. But, as with all things, the more attention to detail, the better the negative, though one may need to compromise if traveling or hiking etc. Also, consider the quality once can achieve with T-max 100 in a 35mm camera with a high quality 200mm APO lens and one's 4x5 camera tripod, mirror lockup, cable release, sand bags, etc.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    St. Louis, Mo.
    Posts
    2,949

    Re: 4x5 large format field camera that can handle a 600mm lens

    Congratulations, you now have an excuse to give your wife on why you need an 8x10 camera. Just don't forget to pick up a 4x5 reduction back for it!

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Orange, CA
    Posts
    947

    Re: 4x5 large format field camera that can handle a 600mm lens

    I use to shoot an Ebony SV45U2 with a Fuji 600C using a top hat extended lens board (I used a two inch). Enough extension to focus at bit shorter than infinity along with a bit of tilt. Be sure to use a lens hood as otherwise the huge lens coverage can generate a bunch of bellows flare.

    You definitely will need either a second tripod or at least a long lens support arm (ideally two to support both standards) so that shutter kick or wind vibration doesn't blur your photographs.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    137

    Re: 4x5 large format field camera that can handle a 600mm lens

    Just simple magic arm will do. another trick that we in film industry use with tracks is to use a light stand as the end support. as long as you dont have a moving shot (and in stills you dont) this works 100%. instead of light strand you can use monopod as well

  10. #10
    Angus Parker angusparker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    San Francisco, USA
    Posts
    852

    Re: 4x5 large format field camera that can handle a 600mm lens

    Quote Originally Posted by dave4242 View Post
    Hey everyone,

    I am starting to look for a new camera to me, new or used, folding field camera that can handle a 600mm lens with movements.

    suggestions???

    thanks!

    cheers

    david
    Why such a long lens on 4x5? I rarely use 450mm on my Chamonix and on a windy day that is very challenging. Basically I don't often have the need for that long a FL.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 5-May-2013, 17:32
  2. Leather handle for field camera
    By Mike Lease in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 24-Dec-2012, 07:36
  3. lens for large format field camera
    By Yong-ran Zhu in forum Lenses & Lens Accessories
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 9-Dec-1997, 15:45

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •