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    Which sliding back? Arcs Swiss OR Capture Gp.

    I have on order for a Arca Swiss M line 2 .

    I plan to use it out door with an Aptus DB H mount. I am looking for guidance on selecting a sliding back. The two models are AS Rotaslide and Kapture Gp
    sliding back. One is $2000.00 and the other $2400.00.
    If some body has experience with them regarding accurate focusing, quality
    of product, compactness and quality of focus screen. Any and all suggestions are welcome.
    Thanks,
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    Re: Which sliding back? Arcs Swiss OR Capture Gp.

    R,

    I have used the Kapture Group slider with an M2 for about a year and am perfectly happy with it. Focus is accurate, it's the most compact one I've seen and the groundglass has a slot for Hasselblad viewers.

    I do currently have a Roataslide on loan from Arca, however, and like it a lot too. Focus is as good as the KG. It has the advantage of being able to rotate the back without having to remove it and reattach it (a process that is just slightly unnerving on the KG) but it is definitely larger. It's also nice that the Arca goundglass is substantially larger (good for moving the loupe around) and is gridded, where the KG has only a crosshair.

    I'd consider it this way... for compactness go with the KG, for convenience in use go with the Arca.

    -CB

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    Re: Which sliding back? Arcs Swiss OR Capture Gp.

    Hi Chris,

    You mentioned that the Rotaslide has a larger screen. Does that make it
    easier to compose for stitching images. I mean can you see almost all of the
    image from the image circle.

    Thanks Chris.

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    Re: Which sliding back? Arcs Swiss OR Capture Gp.

    The KG screen is about 6x6. The Arca one is 9x12.

    -CN

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    Re: Which sliding back? Arcs Swiss OR Capture Gp.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Barrett View Post
    The KG screen is about 6x6. The Arca one is 9x12.

    -CN
    Chris

    The ARCA groundglass you use with the ARCA ROTASLIDE adapter is 6x9 , not 9x12 .

    I prefer to use the HASSELBLAD groundglas adapter + viewer HM2 or RMfx when shooting with a digital back (you of course then need two V-System adapters , which I have ) and the ARCA groundglass when using the filmback .

    Jürgen

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    Re: Which sliding back? Arcs Swiss OR Capture Gp.

    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    Chris

    The ARCA groundglass you use with the ARCA ROTASLIDE adapter is 6x9 , not 9x12 .

    I prefer to use the HASSELBLAD groundglas adapter + viewer HM2 or RMfx when shooting with a digital back (you of course then need two V-System adapters , which I have ) and the ARCA groundglass when using the filmback .

    Jürgen
    Yep, my mistake 6x9 not 6x12. Still "seems" much bigger than the KG glass. And though I really like using the 'Blad viewer with the KG back, it's pretty useless with anything wider than a 55.

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    Re: Which sliding back? Arcs Swiss OR Capture Gp.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Barrett View Post
    Yep, my mistake 6x9 not 6x12. Still "seems" much bigger than the KG glass. And though I really like using the 'Blad viewer with the KG back, it's pretty useless with anything wider than a 55.
    Chris

    I use the normal V-System groundglass adapter as well as the SWC groundglass adapter for wider angle lenses .
    That SWC adapter also works fine with the RODENSTOCK DIGARON S 28mm
    lens . No trouble at all when the aperture is fully open , while focusing .

    Jürgen

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