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    Re: Which Chamonix 4x5?

    My Chamonix 45H-1 should arrive today or tomorrow. Is there a recommended plate support for putting on a tripod?

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    Re: Which Chamonix 4x5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    My Chamonix 45H-1 should arrive today or tomorrow. Is there a recommended plate support for putting on a tripod?
    Highly recommend the Kessler Kwik Release
    https://www.kesslercrane.com/kwik-release
    Biggest plus is that it has a fail safe double locking mechanism, plus it easily replaced the OEM plate on my KIRK ball head.
    Personally use it with their Utility plate for my Chamonix 11x14. Sure it is an overkill for 4x5, but one has to experience their camera accidentally slipping off a quick release with a single locking mechanism and falling into a stream and the ensuing repair bill. Rollei SL-66 with their OEM single locking mechanism back around 1980... I'm sure Bob doesn't remember me.
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    Re: Which Chamonix 4x5?

    I second the Kessler Crane QR and use it on any camera/tripod

    I use the largest plate, even with my DSLR KWIK STAND XL as i like how it stands...

    https://www.kesslercrane.com/kwik-release
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    Re: Which Chamonix 4x5?

    Does the Kessler take any Arca type plate?

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    Re: Which Chamonix 4x5?

    There is no standard for Arca-Swiss emulations

    The best advice is use any QR with the same manufacture plates for that QR

    I have bought cheap eBay camera side plates that don't fit anything I have, making a head prop out of one right now...


    https://www.arca-shop.de/en/camera-plates/

    https://www.reallyrightstuff.com/intro-to-rrs-qr-system

    I recently read a complete explanation with all variations somewhere... can't find it now

    That's why I recommend Kessler Crane ONLY, made in USA designed for heavy loads of video cameras with sliders

    Not overkill for LF


    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    Does the Kessler take any Arca type plate?
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    Re: Which Chamonix 4x5?

    Similar interest in these cameras, but more concerned with wide angle capability. My widest lens is 75mm Rodenstock Grandagon-N. I've used it with recessed boards on an Arca Swiss Model B. Curious about the Chamonix since it'd mean a whole set of new lens boards (yipes!).

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    Re: Which Chamonix 4x5?

    I use Schneider Super-Angulon XL 5.6/58mm lens for 45H-1 and 45N-2.
    This lens has been installed on the flat lensboard.
    Chamonix 45N-2, Chamonix 45H-1

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    Re: Which Chamonix 4x5?

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    I installed a long RRS plate. (Multi-Purpose Rail 152mm)
    It is also stable when using a tele lens.
    Chamonix 45N-2, Chamonix 45H-1

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    Re: Which Chamonix 4x5?

    Quote Originally Posted by roscoetuff-Skip Mersereau View Post
    Similar interest in these cameras, but more concerned with wide angle capability. My widest lens is 75mm Rodenstock Grandagon-N. I've used it with recessed boards on an Arca Swiss Model B. Curious about the Chamonix since it'd mean a whole set of new lens boards (yipes!).
    No need for a recessed board on a Chamonix 45 for a 75mm. IIRC, the published minimum bellows draw is 52mm.
    Trevor

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