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    Which lenses fold up into your field camera? Linhof Tecnika, Horseman, etc. question

    Hi,

    Which lenses fold up into your field camera?

    I wonder which lenses will fold up or close up
    inside most field cameras.

    I have a Linhof Technika IV.
    Do you know which lenses fit inside with the
    camera folded up?

    It would be interesting to know.

    In the future, if I happen to buy, or trade for
    another field camera, I would be interested in a
    Horseman 45FA. I would also be interested
    to know which lenses fit in this camera closed
    up.

    It would be quite good and handy if one could
    use the lenses one already has.

    I wonder which lenses will fit inside with the
    camera folded up inside your field camera.
    Perhaps there is a 'pattern'

    Thank you, kind regards!

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    Re: Which lenses fold up into your field camera? Linhof Tecnika, Horseman, etc. quest

    In my experience the 135mm Planar ƒ3.5 V1 on its standard board just barely folds up in the Super Technika V. The fit is so close that one cannot fit a lens cap or filter over the lens. Most of us simply let the clam shell do its job. (For me the 135mm Planar is perfect in all regards as a RF lens.)
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    Re: Which lenses fold up into your field camera? Linhof Tecnika, Horseman, etc. quest

    On my Horseman HF, i have a 135 mm on a no. 0 shutter that folds up. A old 90 mm (f 6.8?) Wollensak lens also folds up. Nothing on a #1 shutter will fold up. Only the smallest lenses.
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    Re: Which lenses fold up into your field camera? Linhof Tecnika, Horseman, etc. quest

    Quote Originally Posted by Ig Nacio View Post
    Hi,

    Which lenses fold up into your field camera?

    I wonder which lenses will fold up or close up
    inside most field cameras.

    I have a Linhof Technika IV.
    Do you know which lenses fit inside with the
    camera folded up?

    It would be interesting to know.

    In the future, if I happen to buy, or trade for
    another field camera, I would be interested in a
    Horseman 45FA. I would also be interested
    to know which lenses fit in this camera closed
    up.

    It would be quite good and handy if one could
    use the lenses one already has.

    I wonder which lenses will fit inside with the
    camera folded up inside your field camera.
    Perhaps there is a 'pattern'

    Thank you, kind regards!
    150mm on 001015 recessed board folds in the Technika 45.

    On the inside of the drop bed is a circle. Any lens left to mount when the camera is closed
    Has to have a front rim that fits into that circle.

    If the lens diameter is larger it can not be left on a folded camera.

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    Re: Which lenses fold up into your field camera? Linhof Tecnika, Horseman, etc. quest

    I did have a Fuji 125mm that folded into mu Wista. Think it was a W.
    Expert in non-working solutions.

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    Re: Which lenses fold up into your field camera? Linhof Tecnika, Horseman, etc. quest

    With my Technika IV both the 120 and 135 lenses fold up into the closed body. Also if I remember correctly both the 90mm and 120mm f/6.8 angulons are small enough to fold up as well.

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    Re: Which lenses fold up into your field camera? Linhof Tecnika, Horseman, etc. quest

    It's one thing for a lens to fit (when mounted forwards) but additional convenience comes when the cable release can stay on the lens.

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    Re: Which lenses fold up into your field camera? Linhof Tecnika, Horseman, etc. quest

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Lee View Post
    It's one thing for a lens to fit (when mounted forwards) but additional convenience comes when the cable release can stay on the lens.
    With the Linhof QR cable release socket, properly mounted, and the correct cable release that is not a problem. You can plug a cable release into the socket as fast as you can uncurl one mounted to the lens. And that doesn’t put strain on the cable release nipple or the shutter’s socket or stress the spring in the cable release.

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    Re: Which lenses fold up into your field camera? Linhof Tecnika, Horseman, etc. quest

    Hi,

    Thank you for your messages : ) !!!

    Amazing suggestions : ) !!!!!

    Hopefully more people will tell about
    lenses they may have used with the
    camera closed up. That way the
    number of suggestions for the
    different field cameras in this thread,
    grows!

    So far, the lenses recommended
    have been tried with the above
    mentioned field cameras. But what
    about lenses you may think that
    may fit a particular field camera,
    even if may have not tested yet!

    For example, is there perhaps a lens
    you may want to recommend to use with a
    Linhof Technika IV, (or any newer
    L. Technika model for that matter),
    given that the diameter of the drop bed
    hole is around 70-72mm. Perhaps there are
    some other lenses you may already be
    thinking of and are perhaps considering,
    lenses that may also conform to the
    camera's size restrictions.

    Thank you again, kind regards!

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    Re: Which lenses fold up into your field camera? Linhof Tecnika, Horseman, etc. quest

    Beside the diameter you have to also consider the length of the lens. The 150 Apo Sironar S is about the longest lens on a recessed board that will fit and close.

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