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

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

    I had one of those Nikon Tele's. I was unimpressed with the results. Even tho' I could get in the lee of something, out of the wind, I was still shooting at trees in the distance that were moving (and out of focus as a result), into haze that was just going to make everything mush. I was hearing that pollution is worse than it used to be. I finally just got rid of it. I never made anything that I kept....

    I also decided that I only wanted to photograph things I understood, and that the things far away were too far away to feel much about anyway, and therefore wouldn't transmit much of that intangible stuff that makes things work - at least for me.
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    Re: 4x5 large format field camera that can handle a 600mm lens

    Suggest getting a 5x7 field camera with a 4x5 back, like one of the Canham's (traditional or all-metal), and using a non-tele 600mm lens.

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

    600 from a doable nearly 400 isn't much of a jump instead being more of a step and with a second support pod along with anything else I'd just crop

    I did a very simple experiment with diopters to see longest fl possible and 800 was bout it and that's a lightweight filter
    That was a real jump, though.

    Dsllmayer adon gets some extension while being lightweight but optically is only poor-mediocre


    Cropping bettered both but ad on has soft potential

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vinny View Post
    I wasn't aware that cambo made folding field cameras. Which one do you have?
    I thought we had progressed from a field camera to other suggestions such as a 5x7" or 8x10" with reducing back.

    As I said, if I had to use a 600mm lens, this is what I would do.

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