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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Nania View Post
    Hello Ron,

    yes, the back frame is held by a generous amount of magnets. This is not a bad design imho, it requires a certain force to separate the back frame, meaning it won't move in the use. The back frame has an inner step so that it sits always in the right position. Honestly, I'm more worried about the front standard than the rear one: a beefier set of metal bars would given better stability with heavy lenses.
    The bellows is made of a kind of fabric. It's made of two layers, inner black and outer colored. It is of a good quality in my opinion. For example, it is different than the vinyl bellows of the Intrepid (I owned a 4x5 MK4 sold after few months).

    Again, it's not a super precise camera with smooth movements like Chamonix, Tachihara or other but it's certainly a fair step forward than the Intrepid. If you look for a good camera to start 8x10 (as I did) without selling parts of your body, that is one camera to look at. If you want a camera with smoother movements, finer crafted details and maybe longer lifetime I'd go for other makers, keeping in mind that the price will start at 2500€. For example, I would go for a Chamonix Alpinist if I get 4000€ to spend on a camera.
    Thanks Roberto for the swift and clear response. I saw a film from the maker and indeed already in that film the front standard looks a bit too flimsy considering the dimensions of the camera and lens/shutter combo's; it seems they copied the front standard of their 5x4 model but without taking into account that one would use bigger/heavier lenses/shutters.
    Maybe it is easy to exchange the front standard by a selfmade sturdier one?
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron (Netherlands) View Post
    Thanks Roberto for the swift and clear response. I saw a film from the maker and indeed already in that film the front standard looks a bit too flimsy considering the dimensions of the camera and lens/shutter combo's; it seems they copied the front standard of their 5x4 model but without taking into account that one would use bigger/heavier lenses/shutters.
    Maybe it is easy to exchange the front standard by a selfmade sturdier one?
    Yes Ron, that's a good point: one can upgrade the camera with self-made solutions. For example: I have trimmed the bolt for the fast focusing because it touched the release lever of my tripod base and I have replaced the teflon washers for the rise-fall locks with still ones when I discovered that the teflon washers were too slippery to made a proper lock with heavy lenses.
    The metal bars of the front standard are 2mm thick; I think that if they were at 3mm the rigidity would be enough.

    This model is Hyper Advanced MK2 but there is plenty of room for a MK3 version.
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!



    Here you can see the camera from a different view
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Nania View Post


    My new companion for 8x10" format.

    Stenopeika Hyper Camera Advanced 8x10"
    That's very cool.

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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    The front standard looks way sturdier then the 4x5 / 5x7 version, but in general I think all the Stenopeika folding cameras look like they have unstable front standard even their high end models

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    Here you can see the camera from a different view

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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Even the first day l loved 4X5 so much!
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    I didn't think I'd like this camera as much as I do. Turns out it's the best 8x10 I've ever owned. If there were a 4x5 version, it would rule that category, but that honour belongs to the Technikardan 45-S.
    Anyway, in the last 2 months I've made countless lens boards, a 4x5 reducing back, and drilled/tapped a second thread so as to attach a long QR plate with two screws.

    This is the first-generation Wehman, so the shell did not have any speed holes.
    Today I finally finished all the hole-drilling in the aluminum shell, it shaved 2.5 lbs off the camera and looks pretty kool.
    It now weighs 8.15 lbs or 3.7 kg. and can support a 4.4 pound lens very nicely. Ask me how I know.

    Next I'm gonna get my daughter to paint the exterior shell. Mid-century govt-office gray won't cut it anymore.
    Maybe a Stars and Stripes on one side and a Maple Leaf on the other. That way, it'll feel like I'm at the hockey game every time I take out the Wehman.





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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Way cool, Ari! Definitely do the paint job.

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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ari View Post
    Next I'm gonna get my daughter to paint the exterior shell. Mid-century govt-office gray won't cut it anymore.
    Maybe a Stars and Stripes on one side and a Maple Leaf on the other. That way, it'll feel like I'm at the hockey game every time I take out the Wehman.
    LOL nice I can't wait to see that!
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    Re: Show off your Large Format camera!

    I just want this camera so so much! Sadly they are super hard to find and even harder to find in Europe.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ari View Post
    I didn't think I'd like this camera as much as I do. Turns out it's the best 8x10 I've ever owned. If there were a 4x5 version, it would rule that category, but that honour belongs to the Technikardan 45-S.
    Anyway, in the last 2 months I've made countless lens boards, a 4x5 reducing back, and drilled/tapped a second thread so as to attach a long QR plate with two screws.

    This is the first-generation Wehman, so the shell did not have any speed holes.
    Today I finally finished all the hole-drilling in the aluminum shell, it shaved 2.5 lbs off the camera and looks pretty kool.
    It now weighs 8.15 lbs or 3.7 kg. and can support a 4.4 pound lens very nicely. Ask me how I know.

    Next I'm gonna get my daughter to paint the exterior shell. Mid-century govt-office gray won't cut it anymore.
    Maybe a Stars and Stripes on one side and a Maple Leaf on the other. That way, it'll feel like I'm at the hockey game every time I take out the Wehman.






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