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Thread: Wista VX or Linhof Master for 72mm to 240mm architecture.

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    Re: Wista VX or Linhof Master for 72mm to 240mm architecture.

    There are three tripod mounts on an MT2K, body bottom, body top (under the cold shoe) and on the baseplate.

    If you want to avoid cut off in a vertical shot from the baseplate while using wides, you can turn the camera on it's side, in landscape mode and use the shift movements as surrogate rise and fall.

    Lenses shorter than 90mm use the body-internal focussing track when the bed is dropped out of the way. Rise in this configuration is limited as it relies on the shell top being hinged out of the way as the lens rises.

    @OP, if you find yourself in North West Scotland, you can try my MT2K.

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    Re: Wista VX or Linhof Master for 72mm to 240mm architecture.

    Quote Originally Posted by mpirie View Post
    There are three tripod mounts on an MT2K, body bottom, body top (under the cold shoe) and on the baseplate.

    If you want to avoid cut off in a vertical shot from the baseplate while using wides, you can turn the camera on it's side, in landscape mode and use the shift movements as surrogate rise and fall.

    Lenses shorter than 90mm use the body-internal focussing track when the bed is dropped out of the way. Rise in this configuration is limited as it relies on the shell top being hinged out of the way as the lens rises.

    @OP, if you find yourself in North West Scotland, you can try my MT2K.

    Mike
    72 and longer use the main rail. 65 and shorter use the internal body rail system.

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    Re: Wista VX or Linhof Master for 72mm to 240mm architecture.

    To get the main rail out of the way with a 90mm in a vertical shot, i use the internal rail and drop the bed.

    Mike

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    Re: Wista VX or Linhof Master for 72mm to 240mm architecture.

    Quote Originally Posted by mpirie View Post
    To get the main rail out of the way with a 90mm in a vertical shot, i use the internal rail and drop the bed.

    Mike
    The instruction book tell you to put the back in landscape position and rotate the camera 90°.

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    Re: Wista VX or Linhof Master for 72mm to 240mm architecture.

    Quote Originally Posted by mpirie View Post
    There are three tripod mounts on an MT2K, body bottom, body top (under the cold shoe) and on the baseplate.

    @OP, if you find yourself in North West Scotland, you can try my MT2K.

    Mike
    And I was just in Inverness last year. Always too early, or too late.
    I could see the advantage of the top tripod thread in Scotland... the bed makes a nice roof to keep the rain off the lens. ;-)
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    Re: Wista VX or Linhof Master for 72mm to 240mm architecture.

    Quote Originally Posted by mpirie View Post
    To get the main rail out of the way with a 90mm in a vertical shot, i use the internal rail and drop the bed.

    Mike

    Is this something that required you to pull out the rear standard for enough flange distance or can you accomplish 90mm infinity focus with the rear tight to the body?
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    Re: Wista VX or Linhof Master for 72mm to 240mm architecture.

    IIRC, no need to pull the rear standard out for the 90mm @ infinity.

    Mike

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    Re: Wista VX or Linhof Master for 72mm to 240mm architecture.

    Schaf, what did you decide on for a 4x5 field camera?
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    Re: Wista VX or Linhof Master for 72mm to 240mm architecture.

    Don't write off the Wista VX. I have one, and it's a really nice camera. Should work well for your purposes... except maybe for 75mm.

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    Re: Wista VX or Linhof Master for 72mm to 240mm architecture.

    Quote Originally Posted by pchaplo View Post
    Schaf, what did you decide on for a 4x5 field camera?
    I'm just going to build one. I'll post photos of the Frankencamera when it's done. Inspired by the Walker titan with Cambo guts and a Horseman 'L' geared front standard.
    I decided I didn't care if it was lightweight, but it needed to be rigid and have a ton of front rise.

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