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    Re: Any Suggestions/Recommendations For A Lighter Field 4X5 Camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by LocalHero1953 View Post
    Any other suggestions for dealers that specialise in large format would be welcome.
    You could try Ffordes.com up in Beauly (or down in Beauly for me) :-)

    WRT the OP, I have a TK45 perfectly complimented with an MT2000.

    Downside of the Technika is the limitation on wide angles.....but if you know you'll use wide angles, then take the TK45 !!

    I like the precision of the Linhofs, my wooden folder sometimes feels too brittle so i'm afraid to use it in case of damage.


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    Re: Any Suggestions/Recommendations For A Lighter Field 4X5 Camera?

    Ffordes recently sold a Gandolfi via eBay for a reasonable but not high price. You might as well sell directly if this is the case. I've watched various auctions of Gandolfis, and eBay, and prices vary, significantly. Personally I'd use the Gandolfi - if its survived student use you probably can't change its cosmetics much more, and it will probably appeal to an ex-student come what may (I've seen just one Ealing Gandolfi sell, and for more than I expected). Such provenance will probably increase its value for such potential buyers despite cosmetics. If you want to sell though, the classifieds here might be a good place - I helped a friend sell his (immaculate) Gandolfi through these although it was exceptional as he had ordered it himself and then owned it from new having hardly ever used it as he had another!

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    Re: Any Suggestions/Recommendations For A Lighter Field 4X5 Camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by pgk View Post
    Ffordes recently sold a Gandolfi via eBay for a reasonable but not high price. You might as well sell directly if this is the case. I've watched various auctions of Gandolfis, and eBay, and prices vary, significantly. Personally I'd use the Gandolfi - if its survived student use you probably can't change its cosmetics much more, and it will probably appeal to an ex-student come what may (I've seen just one Ealing Gandolfi sell, and for more than I expected). Such provenance will probably increase its value for such potential buyers despite cosmetics. If you want to sell though, the classifieds here might be a good place - I helped a friend sell his (immaculate) Gandolfi through these although it was exceptional as he had ordered it himself and then owned it from new having hardly ever used it as he had another!
    Thank you, Paul. As I said, I am in two minds - the romantic in me likes the Gandolfi, while the practical tells me that by selling it I could get a Chroma that is equally or more functional, perhaps with something left over for another lens!
    I shall at least wait till I can see the classifieds here.
    Can you tell me what the Gandolfis that you saw sold for? PM me if you wish.
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    Re: Any Suggestions/Recommendations For A Lighter Field 4X5 Camera?

    Just saw this on Freestyle's website - Gibellini's new 3D printed 4X5... $599 - which looks to be strong competition for the Interepid / Chroma crowd. https://www.freestylephoto.biz/39204...mera-Black-Red

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    Re: Any Suggestions/Recommendations For A Lighter Field 4X5 Camera?

    Isn't Ebony made in Great Britain? Wouldn't the pricing be less than imports?

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    Re: Any Suggestions/Recommendations For A Lighter Field 4X5 Camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    Isn't Ebony made in Great Britain? Wouldn't the pricing be less than imports?
    Ebony is no longer made, but were Japanese. They still look pricy s/h
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    Re: Any Suggestions/Recommendations For A Lighter Field 4X5 Camera?

    One of the user perks of using a Technika is precision, accuracy and stability. These are the aspects of the Technika that make it very nice to use and durable. They remain box folder cameras with specific limitations. Linhof designed the TK to over come these limitations of a box based field folder while keeping the physical constraints similar as possible to their or any box form field folder camera.

    Wood folders of any variety are just not my thing after owning-using several of them. Tolerance for their limitations (bellows, camera extension, wide angle lens compatibility, and...) and lack of precision remains not agreeable.

    Reality is for most field-outdoor made LF images, generally they are not as demanding of camera movements compared to studio table top, architectural or similar LF images. This reality can distort the preferences and perception of what IS a good camera. Similar applies to lens focal length used, images made and all that. As mentioned many, many, many times previous there is NO ideal camera to meet ALL view camera needs only specific trade-offs based on what LF lenses are to be used, print image goals and all related to the print. Skill level, ability of the image maker and personal preferences also figure into this..

    IMO, to put weight as the primary factor for camera choice is a mistake that will appear over usage and demands placed on the camera in question. Essentially lowest weight camera can be a short term gain with long term difficulties and regrets.

    Also previously mentioned, two pounds lower weight camera could be reduced else where in the overall image making kit.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mpirie View Post
    You could try Ffordes.com up in Beauly (or down in Beauly for me) :-)

    WRT the OP, I have a TK45 perfectly complimented with an MT2000.

    Downside of the Technika is the limitation on wide angles.....but if you know you'll use wide angles, then take the TK45 !!

    I like the precision of the Linhofs, my wooden folder sometimes feels too brittle so i'm afraid to use it in case of damage.


    Mike

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    Re: Any Suggestions/Recommendations For A Lighter Field 4X5 Camera?

    I was thinking of the Intrepid in Great Britain as a light camera and inexpensive. Here's a comparison of it and other 4x5's for the field by Alex Burke.
    https://www.alexburkephoto.com/blog/...era-and-lenses

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    Re: Any Suggestions/Recommendations For A Lighter Field 4X5 Camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernice Loui View Post

    IMO, to put weight as the primary factor for camera choice is a mistake that will appear over usage and demands placed on the camera in question. Essentially lowest weight camera can be a short term gain with long term difficulties and regrets.

    .Bernice
    I can't argue with any of your points regarding the durability and rigidity ertc of heavier cameras.

    Yet at age 70 and with one hip replacement and the other scheduled for April, weight is a major concern when packing my 4x5 kit. I don't even cary it around much, rather dragging it around on a set of luggage wheels
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    Re: Any Suggestions/Recommendations For A Lighter Field 4X5 Camera?

    Ikeda Anba or Nagaoka.

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