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    PROTO120A - I was bored, so I did a thing

    Had some free time on my hands, and some scrap materials in the shop...so I hobbled together a 4x5 Point & Shoot.

    Built around the Schneider 120mm/5.6 MC lens, it offers a 179mm image circle which adequately covers 4x5. The camera body is made from teak, and some mahogany.

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    Re: PROTO120A - I was bored, so I did a thing

    Some very tidy looking "hobbling" going on there....


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    Re: PROTO120A - I was bored, so I did a thing

    It is fixed focus then? Is it set up for infinity or a bit shorter for hyper-focal?
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    Re: PROTO120A - I was bored, so I did a thing

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Bedo View Post
    It is fixed focus then? Is it set up for infinity or a bit shorter for hyper-focal?
    It's currently set-up at infinity. Depending on the f-stop, near field is as close as 4-meters.

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    Re: PROTO120A - I was bored, so I did a thing

    You should get bored more often! Beautiful work.


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    Re: PROTO120A - I was bored, so I did a thing

    Very impressive carpentry! love it.

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    Re: PROTO120A - I was bored, so I did a thing

    I took this shot the other day....On tripod, Acros 100, Dev-D76. 120mm, f/32

    The pic appears sharp corner-to-corner. The lens also seems to be perfectly parallel to the film plane.

    Can't find much fault with the Schneider 120/5.6

    Been thinking about positioning the lens at hyperfocal distance for f/16, but not much to be gained in DOF, so why bother?

    If I had to change anything about the camera design, I would have loaded the film from the right side....although I'm not sure how I feel about having the shutter on the left.

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    Re: PROTO120A - I was bored, so I did a thing

    Beautifully done

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    Re: PROTO120A - I was bored, so I did a thing

    Quote Originally Posted by jmontague View Post
    You should get bored more often! Beautiful work.
    I'll say! Looks really good!

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    Re: PROTO120A - I was bored, so I did a thing

    Great job, and nice looking wood - I love cams made from teak
    would not look bad in the DIY section too
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