Presumably you already have a LF camera?I know little to nothing about LF lenses. As a starter where would be a reasonable place to look for one suitable for 4x5?
I've contacted them several times concerning products inc lenses but never purchased as they have been shall we say, a tad thin with the details when questioning certain aspects ....condition of glass etc.Camley Photographic
Pseudo: cliffprI know one or two ebay sellers too ( who I can highly recommend but will have to search out their pseudos ( assuming ebay is of interest?)
Forgot to mention that iirc the diagnal measurement of the film thus minimal coverage for 4x5 format is a 163 mm ( ( so a 163mm image cicle) , debatable by some to be 152mm but that would have to have the lens plane exactly paralell with the film plane and offer no movements whatsoever).coverage of the lens is paramount.
Forgot to mention that iirc the diagnal measurement of the film thus minimal coverage for 4x5 format is a 163 mm ( ( so a 163mm image cicle) , debatable by some to be 152mm but that would have to have the lens plane exactly paralell with the film plane and offer no front standard movements whatsoever but tilt and swing on the rear possible).
These figures are based on infinity focus
If focuing on closer objetcs then image circle , thus coverage , increases.
I don't as it happens! I've been looking at 4x5 cameras but have realised they all come at a price.Presumably you already have a LF camera?
Now then I may have something of interest. Minimal details here as obviously a classifieds would be necassary but I have a beginners outfit which includes everything barring filters and a darkcloth to part with. If you’re potentially interested I will proceed further in the correct forum. Not this evening mindst!I don't as it happens! I've been looking at 4x5 cameras but have realised they all come at a price.
Reason for posting was to get an idea whether going the Intrepid/Chroma route and then getting the lens/shutterwould be more affordable for me.... My immediate thoughts seem to be that there isn't that much difference between the new plus lens or used route at the price I'm looking at.
Thanks for all the links and advice you have given. I've been digesting and looking at this throughout the day.
I'd ideally like what I now know is called a field camera. I'd been bidding on eBay on a Crown Graphic as these type of "press" 4x5 cameras seem to be cheaper and usually come with a lens and shutter - I was outbid but not unduly concerned as the slower speeds were not accurate.
I've a significant birthday before the end of the year so getting a 4x5 as a present (well at least some money towards it) maybe an option. I'll keep looking but if you see anything that looks promising give me a shout!
Thanks Karl. Just for clarity I have paid for today the camera Asha had advertised. Obviously looking forward to receiving it but if anyone local, and something could be worked out that doesn't put anyone at risk in relation to Covid-19, then I would happily welcome any support with 4x5. Thanks again.Long way from me but somebody may be able to offer help, Wonder if Steve Lloyd has shipped any Chroma over that way
Many thanks StephenM.If you get stuck or just need some information, there are a number of folk here that know something about large format photography, and a dedicated thread:
Woodsy submitted a new resource: Large Format photography group - From "zero to hero!" - Large Format photography group - From "zero to hero!" Hi All, So I figured in light of everyone else having their specific owners group, us LF shooters could have one as well! I didn't have in mind a...www.talkphotography.co.uk