after the presentation of my new StenopeiKa 8×10 tailboard modular camera, i received many questions about this modularity.
For that reasons i made a video (here) to show you the simplicity of the operation (change the format with same camera) and also i write this article to explain better the other possibilities of tailboard camera.
So, to made the video, for test and for workshop, i always use a 5×7″ tailboard with a start configuration without movements but with native wetplate holder (rendering on the left, without bellow).
In this configuration the focus glass in on other magnetic frame, magnetic like frames bellow and native wetplate holder, that you remove after the focus setup.
How i tried to explain in the video, as well as changing the size simply by changing the back body, you can add baseboards (and back bodies) to stretch the bellows extension as you want.
In the picture on the right you could see an example of this kind of configuration (standard camera + 1 additional base board + 1 back body + 1 bellow not in the picture), note well that you can re-use the same wetplate holder.
In addition to this, as I said in the last video, the bodies can be changed with others having the movements, like the next pictures.
The bodies can be changed at any time, also the addiotinal base board.
With the top configuration you will have a camera with movements like monorail view camera but easier to transport.
So… why do you wait again?
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