Today is a great day! Is the day of the official presentation of the new 4×5″ folding camera, model StenopeiKa 45se2.
After many months of testing with photographer Giulio Speranza (thank you for the pictures) and me I’m finally ready to launch this camera that is “younger sister” of the legendary StenopeiKa 810se2 folding camera, in fact it takes up almost all the mechanics, obviously re-adapted to the 4×5 “format, but keeping the thicknesses and then returning a truly solid and indestructible camera.
But, to make it look more like a large format monorail camera, I’ve also added raise, fall and shift on the rear standard, in this mode I turned a classic folding camera into a really large format camera with these features:
Maximumextension: 370 mm
Minimum extension: 100mm ( 0 mm with tilt)
Front standard movements:
Rise: 6 cm
Fall: 4.8 cm
Shift: 2.2 cm per side
Tilt: 25° upwards; 23.5° down
Swing: 12 ° per side
Tilt from baseboard: 90° onwards-limited by the bellows back.
Rear standard movements:
Rise: 2.4 cm
Fall: 2 cm
Shift: 1.7 cm per side
Tilt from baseboard: forward limited by the bellows, back 29°
Swing: 24° per side
Closed dimensions: 27cm X 27cm X 13.5cm
Weight: 3,100 Kg
Like all StenopeiKa cameras is available in iroko wood, cypress and … olive wood!
As I wrote in the title, the camera is completely magnetic (except for the lens board) and in the video you can see how it self-assembly, and how easy it is to change the chassis from vertical to horizontal and vice versa.
So if you want to discover more details of this camera i make also other video where I show more details, if you are interested in seeing it, just click here:
See you in the next video.
Ciao a tutti!