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    Seeking a newer 4x5 camera for mostly landscape

    Hi Guys, I want to buy a "newer" large Format camera for 4x5.

    Can you recommend me a Linhof or another camera?
    Light, Quick folding with Front and Back -> shift, tilt and swing possibility (mostly Landscape)

    All the Best Michael

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    Re: Linhof Techno or Master Technika Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by gmfotografie View Post
    Hi Guys, I want to buy a "newer" large Format camera for 4x5.

    Can you recommend me a Linhof or another camera?
    Light, Quick folding with Front and Back -> shift, tilt and swing possibility (mostly Landscape)

    All the Best Michael
    LInhof .master classic
    LInhof Super Technika iii
    LInhof Super Technika IV
    LInhof Super Technika V
    LInhof Super Technika Classic
    LInhof Classic or Classic, lll or lV or V WITHOUT RANGEFINDER

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    Re: Linhof Techno or Master Technika Classic

    A Linhof Techno will not do 4x5

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    Re: Linhof Techno or Master Technika Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by gary mulder View Post
    A Linhof Techno will not do 4x5
    No, but a LInhof Technar does do 45 hand held.

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    Re: Linhof Techno or Master Technika Classic

    thx...!

    do you have experience with the Master Technika 3000?

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    Re: Linhof Techno or Master Technika Classic

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    thx...!

    do you have experience with the Master Technika 3000?
    also all LInhof back to the early 60s.

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    Re: Linhof Techno or Master Technika Classic

    so i guess this lf camera is also quit good for landscape ... ?

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    Re: Linhof Techno or Master Technika Classic

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    so i guess this lf camera is also quit good for landscape ... ?
    Technika work for Sexton, Barnbaum and thousands of others. So does the Technikardan.

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    Re: Linhof Techno or Master Technika Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    Technika work for Sexton, Barnbaum and thousands of others. So does the Technikardan.
    Peter Dombrovskis also used a Master Technika during his whole career. David Ward is one very prominent user of the Technikardan.

    I have a Technikardan S45 and find it to be superb for landscape. A little slower to set up than a Technika no doubt, but more versatile in terms of movements and lens possibilities.

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    Re: Linhof Techno or Master Technika Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by gmfotografie View Post
    so i guess this lf camera is also quit good for landscape ... ?
    A cardboard box with a pinhole is good for landscape, depending on the photographer.

    You comment you would like to buy a "newer" large format camera. I don't know if that means "new" new or just not a 100-year-old junker that needs a lot of work, which some enjoy restoring, while others want modern reliability.

    If you mean NEW, let me suggest you save about $9,000 (or more) over a Linhof and buy a Chamonix, Shen-Hao, Toyo, Canham, Intrepid, etc. camera instead. I own 5 different Linhof large format cameras and they generally aren't my "first pick" for landscape. Sometimes they are really great for that, other times they are frustrating and limiting. Personally I would recommend a Chamonix first for someone wanting a full-featured and robust camera. Intrepid for someone who wants really light and cheap.

    Don't forget that there is basically no "new" large format lenses available anymore.
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