Tachihara 4x5 field camera.

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Tachihara 4x5 field camera.

Post by alexvaras » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:01 pm

Hi all,

I sold my Nagaoka 4x5 and too this very similar one but with spring back which pleases me more than a graflok back, I know this one is more useful but...

I promise tomorrow upload photos of the camera, so far a test I did at home with my two kind of holders, Toyo 4x5 and Linhof 9x12. They have been done with the Heliar 18cm.

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Счастье - Happiness.

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Both seems ok with the ground glass, maybe Linhof a bit off but if using smaller aperture it won't be noticed.

Thank you for watching,
Alex

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Post by PFMcFarland » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:53 pm

Very similar where the focus line falls, Alex. Very similar. You shouldn't need to worry in the future which holder you're using.

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Post by alexvaras » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:59 pm

The camera.
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Everything locks well and the only thing I will change is the ground glass, I found a local provider who makes an special treatment to ground glasses making them brighter (not a fresnel), let's see if it's true.

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Post by PFMcFarland » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:46 pm

Lovely camera, Alex. I think what is used is a chemical glaze to craze the surface, which lets more light through than the normal sand grinding method.

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Re: Tachihara 4x5 field camera.

Post by alexvaras » Sun May 05, 2019 2:52 pm

I got the ground glass but is still dark for me, my previous Nagaoka had fresnel and created a vicious on me :D
The good thing is that all the image even corners are well illuminated.

I got a new stock, two packs of 50 sheets of outdated Tmax 100 from 2005, shot as 50, good results, I like it a lot!!
With Heliar 135mm f/3.5 wide open.
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Symmar 210mm f/5.6.
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Thank you for watching,
Alex

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Post by Julio1fer » Sun May 05, 2019 6:32 pm

These are great, Alex!

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Post by PFMcFarland » Sun May 05, 2019 10:55 pm

Everything is working fine there.

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