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    Question Rittreck View 5x7 camera manual

    Hello do any of you have a copy of the manual of this camera that you could share? I'm trying to find a few details about its external dimensions so I can double check if it could fit inside one of my bags. I did a quick Google search already. Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Rittreck View 5x7 camera manual

    I have the manual at home. If someone else doesn't jump in before this evening, I'll post it somewhere you can get to it.

    I found the perfect bag for my use of the camera--the Domke F-833 (I always use shoulder bags, not backpacks.) Its discontinued, but B&H still has them for a lowered price.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...o_Courier.html

    It has two padded inserts that devides the bag equally. The Rittreck fits in one of the inserts, so I took out the second insert and centered the insert with the camera. That leaves two tall narrow spaceson either side of the camera. In one I put 2 or 3 lenses (depending on the size of the lenses.) In the other I put all the misc doo-dads like a Linhof lens board adapter, loupe, light meter, etc. The front pocket will hold 4-6 5x7 film holders. Then I lay the dark cloth on top and close down the top and fix the velcro.

    Thr only flaw is that loaded like that, the bag is pretty heavy, and unlike the smaller F-803 Domke satchel, the bag doesn't have good support under the bag, so I bought some extra Domke strap material and will have a seamstress sew that in place.

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    Re: Rittreck View 5x7 camera manual

    Quote Originally Posted by abruzzi View Post
    I have the manual at home. If someone else doesn't jump in before this evening, I'll post it somewhere you can get to it.

    I found the perfect bag for my use of the camera--the Domke F-833 (I always use shoulder bags, not backpacks.) Its discontinued, but B&H still has them for a lowered price.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...o_Courier.html

    It has two padded inserts that devides the bag equally. The Rittreck fits in one of the inserts, so I took out the second insert and centered the insert with the camera. That leaves two tall narrow spaceson either side of the camera. In one I put 2 or 3 lenses (depending on the size of the lenses.) In the other I put all the misc doo-dads like a Linhof lens board adapter, loupe, light meter, etc. The front pocket will hold 4-6 5x7 film holders. Then I lay the dark cloth on top and close down the top and fix the velcro.

    Thr only flaw is that loaded like that, the bag is pretty heavy, and unlike the smaller F-803 Domke satchel, the bag doesn't have good support under the bag, so I bought some extra Domke strap material and will have a seamstress sew that in place.
    Thank you! I'll look forward to that post. You must have strong shoulders ;D. I'll check out this bag because that should give me a rough idea of the dimensions.

    What tripod do you use with the camera? And what's your set up: 4x5, 5x7, or 8x10? I'm guessing you're enjoying it?

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    Re: Rittreck View 5x7 camera manual

    I’m using it solely for 5x7. I have better cameras for 4x5, and 8x10 for the Rittreck looks pretty clunky (and expensive.). Right now my tripod is an older Bogen/Manfrotto 3221 with a 3047 3 way head, though I’m looking at building a Gitzo G340 setup for it. The Bogen is a bit too small for 8x10, so for that I have a Zone VI “lightweight” wood tripod.

    The reason I use a shoulder bag is not steel shoulders, but rather knees and ankles made of cheeze whiz (motorcycle accident, and more titanium than bone in my knees). I am physically unable to kneel, and a backpack usually requires removing it and placing it on the ground to operate out of (at least in the places I shoot), while a shoulder bag I can load and unload while it’s on my shoulder. If you think the Rittreck is bad, I have a shoulder bag for a Sinar Norma 8x10. That’s kind of the limit for me.

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    Re: Rittreck View 5x7 camera manual

    here is the manual

    rittreckview_manual.pdf

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    Re: Rittreck View 5x7 camera manual

    Quote Originally Posted by abruzzi View Post
    here is the manual

    rittreckview_manual.pdf
    Thanks!

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    Re: Rittreck View 5x7 camera manual

    Quote Originally Posted by abruzzi View Post
    here is the manual

    rittreckview_manual.pdf
    That's what I need.

    Good information.

    Thank you

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