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    Anyone with a Cambo 8x10 answer a question regarding min/max bellows?

    So this is confusing me, the Cambo PDF I have says Minimum Extension with standard bellows is 88m or for us with Brooklyn education, 3 1/2 inches. But, the closest I can get the front and rear standard is about 7-8 inches cause the base plate for focusing is touching each other and thus limiting the minimum.

    Why would the PDF specs say 3 1/2 inches when clearly the hardware is in the way of it doing that.

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    Re: Anyone with a Cambo 8x10 answer a question regarding min/max bellows?

    Can you move the tripod block in front of, or behind, the two standards?
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    Re: Anyone with a Cambo 8x10 answer a question regarding min/max bellows?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Unkefer View Post
    Can you move the tripod block in front of, or behind, the two standards?
    No bueno, it has a block under the front and rear standard. I used my cabeza and took a photo so you guys can see it.

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    Re: Anyone with a Cambo 8x10 answer a question regarding min/max bellows?

    If you are able to turn the entire rear standard/block around that’ll get you part of the way there… or do the standards on the legend not come off the rail?


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    Re: Anyone with a Cambo 8x10 answer a question regarding min/max bellows?

    Quote Originally Posted by EBJohnson View Post
    If you are able to turn the entire rear standard/block around that’ll get you part of the way there… or do the standards on the legend not come off the rail?

    Technically the feet can be put in the other way around, but the bellows would not work. Wait, hmmmm, I may not know what I'm tallking about. Let me see, cause I think the notches for the bellows is the same for the GG holder
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    Re: Anyone with a Cambo 8x10 answer a question regarding min/max bellows?

    Quote Originally Posted by ericantonio View Post
    Technically the feet can be put in the other way around, but the bellows would not work. Wait, hmmmm, I may not know what I'm tallking about. Let me see, cause I think the notches for the bellows is the same for the GG holder
    So the SC2, SCX and SCN (45) the standards are indented both ways… so they can be fully turned around… Which I imagine is for this very purpose


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    Re: Anyone with a Cambo 8x10 answer a question regarding min/max bellows?

    Quote Originally Posted by EBJohnson View Post
    If you are able to turn the entire rear standard/block around that’ll get you part of the way there… or do the standards on the legend not come off the rail?


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    DING DING DING!! Winner winner chicken dinner!! I was looking at the PDF and noticed the focusing knob are on the right side. And thought it odd that number scales would be on one side and then the other side for rear.

    Well, I did a bad, the front standard is back-ass-ward!!!

    Now I feel like I should delete this post so you guys wouldn't know what a dumb***s I am!!!

    Okay, nah, I'll admit it, I am sometimes pretty dumb, maybe most of the time as all my GF's have told me.
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