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    telephoto lens on Arca-Swiss RM3Di Camera Body

    Does anyone have any experience with o lens longer than 150mm 0n the Arca-Swiss RM3Di Camera Body?

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    Re: telephoto lens on Arca-Swiss RM3Di Camera Body

    you have to have it mount with a sort of box on the rear between the body and the sensor... otherwise the tube on the front would be too long and vignetting would be important !

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    Re: telephoto lens on Arca-Swiss RM3Di Camera Body

    Quote Originally Posted by stngoldberg View Post
    Does anyone have any experience with o lens longer than 150mm 0n the Arca-Swiss RM3Di Camera Body?

    Thank you in advance

    Stanley
    I have experience with a 150 on Rm3d. The results were very good.

    Arca-Swiss indicates it is possible to work with focal lengths up to 250mm on the R series cameras. As Archivue states, the Arca lens mounting includes an extender for the rear of the camera.

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    Re: telephoto lens on Arca-Swiss RM3Di Camera Body

    Quote Originally Posted by archivue View Post
    you have to have it mount with a sort of box on the rear between the body and the sensor... otherwise the tube on the front would be too long and vignetting would be important !
    Capture Integration shows an image (scroll down a bit)

    http://www.captureintegration.com/20...a-swiss-rm3di/

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    Re: telephoto lens on Arca-Swiss RM3Di Camera Body

    LonnaTucker: experiance using 150mm telephoto lens on Arca-Swiss Rm3di: Can you provide a little more information on your experience? What speciific lens were you using? What type images were you making...etc. Thanks. Charles

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    Re: telephoto lens on Arca-Swiss RM3Di Camera Body

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    LonnaTucker: experiance using 150mm telephoto lens on Arca-Swiss Rm3di: Can you provide a little more information on your experience? What speciific lens were you using? What type images were you making...etc. Thanks. Charles
    Charles, I was out photographing during the Palm Springs Photo Festival last early April. One of the participants had a 150mm Apo-Sironar digital. It is a general purpose lens for landscape, architecture, etc with an extremely large image circle.

    For my personal work I favor the Schneider wides, but for commercial work I do utilize normal to telephoto lenses. I have a Contax system and use the 140mm and 120 Makro a lot commercially with a Leaf back. I think a 150mm would be useful depending on what you photograph, of course.

    The longest lens I had used previously on an Rm3d was the SK 72mm XL. I don't know what you shoot, but if you are backpacking gear, the 150mm mounting for Arca-Swiss R isn't heavy, it just takes up more room in a backpack. Hope that helps.

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    Re: telephoto lens on Arca-Swiss RM3Di Camera Body

    Lonna, thanks. I am on an Arca-Swiss Rm3di waiting list, and am simply trying to inform myself on the telephoto and macro possibilities. Charles

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    Re: telephoto lens on Arca-Swiss RM3Di Camera Body

    Thank you Lonna and Charles
    Does anyone else have any experience with long lenses in Arca-Swiss-Rm3di?
    Has anyone used anything longer than 150mm?

    Stanley

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    Re: telephoto lens on Arca-Swiss RM3Di Camera Body

    Nope interesting thread for me as I will probably end up with the 150mm before too long.

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    Re: telephoto lens on Arca-Swiss RM3Di Camera Body

    i've been diddling around with a 120 on my cambo. love the format but...did not consider how long 120mm is when setting focus. that lens has to hang out there, achieved by cambo by adding a backplane spacer. works great, but means you have to change the lens (duh) and also remove the back and fit in the spacer in between body and back

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    Re: telephoto lens on Arca-Swiss RM3Di Camera Body

    i believe that on the RM3D, the 90 is the longer lense usable without the back spacer !

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    Re: telephoto lens on Arca-Swiss RM3Di Camera Body

    correct. The 90 still works without one.

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    Re: telephoto lens on Arca-Swiss RM3Di Camera Body

    I think the schneider 180T and 210T are the only current digital telephoto lenses, even then they are ever so slightly telephoto.

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    Re: telephoto lens on Arca-Swiss RM3Di Camera Body

    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    correct. The 90 still works without one.
    Actually, the 100mm from Schneider is also without back extension.

    The back extension keeps geometry correct so movements remain accurate and easy to use and there is less vignetting as extension diameter is larger than front tube.
    Also helps with balance on tripod.
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