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    Horseman SW-D with 35 Rodenstock digital, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    I have decided to sell my Horseman SW-D and move to a view camera with tilts. I love this camera and know a view camera is far harder to use and cannot be easily used hand-held, but the view tilt and swing movements suit my needs for landscape better. This Horseman camera is virtually new and comes complete with all the original boxes and paperwork. Included is the 35 APO Digital lens which is simply a stunning performer, the Horseman (also excellent) optical finder with mask for the 35 and a Mamiya mounting plate. (Plates for other backs are readily available and sell for about $300.) I'll try and get a photo up later today.

    Asking $4000 OBO, paypal or check.
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    Re: Horseman SW-D with 35 HR, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    Are you eyeing that Arca, Jack?

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    Re: Horseman SW-D with 35 HR, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    Actually Kurt, after all of the research I'm thinking I'm just going to go back to the plain old Arca F-Metric view camera, but get the 6x9 version this time.
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    Re: Horseman SW-D with 35 HR, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    At least there will soon be a few more options for interested shooters to choose from ...

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    Re: Horseman SW-D with 35 HR, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    Yeah, but all the newest ones are pricey. My pocketbook demands simpler fare...
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    Re: Horseman SW-D with 35 HR, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Actually Kurt, after all of the research I'm thinking I'm just going to go back to the plain old Arca F-Metric view camera, but get the 6x9 version this time.
    I like that option too.
    hmmmm
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    i saw Jack's camera on Thursday and it was like new...

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    Re: Horseman SW-D with 35 HR, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    i have the swdII and the 35, 55 and 135mm lenses.

    This is a *very* nice setup for both architecture and landscape!!!

    Jack, you'll be regretting this sale!

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    Re: Horseman SW-D with 35 HR, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    Jim, you are probably right --- I *love* this camera, but cannot afford to get a view camera unless I sell this, and I really want the full view camera movements.
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    Re: Horseman SW-D with 35 HR, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    Here are the photos as promised:








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    Re: Horseman SW-D with 35 Rodenstock digital, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    some images taken with that combo










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    Re: Horseman SW-D with 35 Rodenstock digital, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    and some more











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    Re: Horseman SW-D with 35 Rodenstock digital, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    Jack,
    All you would be adding is tilts, swings, and GROUND GLASS.
    -bob

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    Re: Horseman SW-D with 35 Rodenstock digital, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Jack,
    All you would be adding is tilts, swings, and GROUND GLASS.
    -bob
    i use ground glass on my SW-D. it uses one from a Hassey.

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    Re: Horseman SW-D with 35 Rodenstock digital, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    Yes, the GG is not a huge obstacle to overcome -- the bigger issue for me is the tilts.

    HOWEVER, I'm running into a larger problem on that front. The Arca F-line won't focus the 35 at infinity. Seems there are only a few cameras that have the combination of deep enough recessed boards and close enough standards to get the lens close enough to the sensor to focus the 35 at infinity, and these are large 4x5 cameras -- like the Sinar P; the Sinar 4x5 is HUGE compared to a 6x9 Arca or Linhof genre. So now I've got to decide if using shuch a large platform just to gain full movements is worth it. Last thing I want to do is go back to a 10 pound view camera for field work...

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    Re: Horseman SW-D with 35 Rodenstock digital, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    jack: i could probably make you a custom recessed board, assuming the body parts don't get in the way

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    Re: Horseman SW-D with 35 Rodenstock digital, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post
    jack: i could probably make you a custom recessed board, assuming the body parts don't get in the way
    that would be awesome John, I'll definitely keep it in mind once I decide on a platform!

    FWIW, the problem with smaller view cams is the recessed boards --- their boards are smaller diameter and you don't have enough room to access the lens aperture, shutter speed or cocking lever once they're recessed too deeply. It is one of the reasons the "big" cameras do work is there are already deep boards available, AND the boards are large enough diameter you can still get your hands in to work the lens.

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    Re: Horseman SW-D with 35 Rodenstock digital, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    SOLD
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    Re: Horseman SW-D with 35 Rodenstock digital, finder and Mamiya mount plate

    Jack, my Plaubel PL69D will take any of the wide angle lenses, including the 24mm Digitar. Let's talk turkey about a trade....

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