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    Quote Originally Posted by David Klepacki View Post
    Thanks for the pics of the RM3di and the Factum!

    It looks like something is "missing" though. There seems to be no way to mount an eModule on the Factum. There does not seem to be any dovetail to mount one, like on the RM3di. Does Arca-Swiss supply some kind of adapter? Or, you must forego using an eModule on the Factum?
    There is an adapter. If you notice, the Factum does have the RJ11 adapter for the electronic connection. This adapter, grip, and Cloud are supposed to be coming in in the next couple of weeks, but as always take that with a grain of salt. I will post once I have had my hands on them.

    The Factum does need a proper grip though, so I am looking forward to what they bring out.

    The Rm3di above has the optional grip extension and makes handholding it far more easier/comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagsiva View Post
    There is an adapter. If you notice, the Factum does have the RJ11 adapter for the electronic connection.
    Are you 100% sure about this? That Arca-Swiss will provide you with an adapter that creates a dovetail slot on it like for the RM3di? Or is it a unique version of the eModule that will only fit the factum and not the RM3di?

    And if there will be an adapter, why did they do this then, when they could have just included a dovetail on the FAC body without needing an extra adapter piece?

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    Jagsiva, what did you do to get your Factum so quickly?

    I see you ordered it just two weeks ago. I placed my order with Capture Integration on September 16, and am still waiting for mine. Did you order through Capture Integration?
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Klepacki View Post
    Jagsiva, what did you do to get your Factum so quickly?

    I see you ordered it just two weeks ago. I placed my order with Capture Integration on September 16, and am still waiting for mine. Did you order through Capture Integration?
    David, I got mine from my local dealer in Toronto, B3K Digital. Given the small volume runs on each item, I think orders are typically batched so I could have just gotten lucky. Just check with CI, I'm sure they just as efficient.

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    No offense intended to Arca or Cambo artisans, nor to Leica shooters

    Dan, I sure admire your TC portrait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Duffin View Post


    No offense intended to Arca or Cambo artisans, nor to Leica shooters

    Dan, I sure admire your TC portrait.
    Thank you David. REALLY thank you.

    Bought a Leica S2. "will not lust for photographic equipment for at least a while"

    or so I thought until I saw this.

    hate you mate

    fantastic looking cameras, really drooling here
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    Quote Originally Posted by proenca View Post
    Bought a Leica S2. "will not lust for photographic equipment for at least a while" or so I thought until I saw this.
    Thank you! Each one is a jewel.

    But be sure to keep that S2, it's wonderful. Alpa is considering support for an S2 mount with aperture control for their new FPS camera body. The more encouragement they get the better! It'd be super to have the extra stops those S lenses offer... "S" is for superb.

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    First time take my Alpa to such a cold place, surprising me the combo just works beautifully.
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    Cambo WRS, SK47XL, DM22 (DM33 on the way:-)


    Same setup (or maybe with the SK35XL) on the edge of Tatahatso Point, Grand Canyon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pemihan View Post

    Cambo WRS, SK47XL, DM22 (DM33 on the way:-)


    Same setup (or maybe with the SK35XL) on the edge of Tatahatso Point, Grand Canyon
    Nice !.

    What is the Lens Shade/Arm thing you are using there ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlyn View Post
    Nice !.

    What is the Lens Shade/Arm thing you are using there ?

    Regards

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    It's called a Flare Buster. You can get various versions but basically it comes with a foot that fits a std flash mount, movable bar and clip at the end + panel for blocking the sun.

    Flare Buster Kit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlyn View Post
    Nice !.

    What is the Lens Shade/Arm thing you are using there ?

    Regards

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    Exactly what Graham said, It's the Flare Buster...
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    Just browsing old folders I saw this shot from last summer. Looking outside right now, I need to be reminded that winter does end....sometime....

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    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
    Just browsing old folders I saw this shot from last summer. Looking outside right now, I need to be reminded that winter does end....sometime....

    Yet another great shot, Dan.

    But cheer up, it's -21C here this morning.
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    Dan

    The tripod is not aligned vertical , the camera is not aligned horizontal , and you show that image two days before X-MAS .
    But it is still a nice image . Merry X-Mas .
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    David, here its just 'chilly', but very far from summer
    Jotloob, , true, tripod bent but SWA was level.... (promise )
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    Regards . Jürgen .
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    Re: Show us your Tech Cam

    Jurgen,

    I was going to say that if anything is not level, it's the camera that took the photo of the ALPA. Dan is always on the level.

    Happy holidays, Steve
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    A couple things came in so decided to take a new photo of the Max.
    Now with 32HR and dual 17mm T/S . Happy to have one of the "pimpest" Alpa's out there! They make it almost too easy, and too expensive lol.
    Alpa was very kind in finding me a pair of grips that were very red.


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    "Graham Welland likes this."

    Of course he does.
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    I always enjoy seeing the beauty of technical cameras, all technical cameras actually and not just the best of them all (Alpa)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyen View Post
    I think this camera is beautiful in all black. I know a lot of the guys woo over the wood grips, but me thinks "all black" is sexier!
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    Organizing the cable on the MAX! Two small velcro straps keep the cable in place and yet easy to quickly change between the wides and the longish 120.
    Works well with both wakeup cable or as here, zero latency cable.

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    May have to copy you on this one . Does it make it more difficult to put away your gear after shooting?

    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
    Organizing the cable on the MAX! Two small velcro straps keep the cable in place and yet easy to quickly change between the wides and the longish 120.
    Works well with both wakeup cable or as here, zero latency cable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shortpballer View Post
    May have to copy you on this one . Does it make it more difficult to put away your gear after shooting?
    I find it easier to handle the camera (cable) in every respect!
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    I saw that you got right of your left hand grip. I'm assuming it is almost necessary to make this change? I would have to agree that the cable is very annoying, but not having my left side grip would be a trade-off that I don't know if I'm willing to let go.

    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
    I find it easier to handle the camera (cable) in every respect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortpballer View Post
    I saw that you got right of your left hand grip. I'm assuming it is almost necessary to make this change? I would have to agree that the cable is very annoying, but not having my left side grip would be a trade-off that I don't know if I'm willing to let go.
    No, not at all. The grip can stay in place, it's just me experimenting in every possible way that I can
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    Now, this is probably the sexiest of them all.....
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    Mouth watering set up Dan!
    What have you done with your wooden grip, looks very shinny? you polish it with wax?
    Which lens is it on the 17' adaptor? And the hood, is it extendable? ... I'm curious : )
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    What always gets me is the money you tech-camera guys fork over for the collapsable lens hood...
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    Quote Originally Posted by danlindberg View Post
    Now, this is probably the sexiest of them all.....
    Agreed - but no infinity focus with the 47XL and the 17mm T/S , or is this something else? Would love to see what you've shot with this combo.

    Cheers, -Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    What always gets me is the money you tech-camera guys fork over for the collapsable lens hood...
    They're about $20: B+W 72mm Screw-In Folding Rubber Lens Hood #900 65-069613 B&H

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    Steve,

    That'll get you expelled from the Alpa club - listing such an inexpensive pimp item! You must of course direct people to the bargain priced Alpa hood (which is only 25x the cost).

    It would be funny if only it wasn't true ... (the cost)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyen View Post
    Mouth watering set up Dan!
    What have you done with your wooden grip, looks very shinny? you polish it with wax?
    Which lens is it on the 17' adaptor? And the hood, is it extendable? ... I'm curious : )
    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    What always gets me is the money you tech-camera guys fork over for the collapsable lens hood...
    Quote Originally Posted by PeterL View Post
    Agreed - but no infinity focus with the 47XL and the 17mm T/S , or is this something else? Would love to see what you've shot with this combo.

    Cheers, -Peter
    No polish on the grips, I guess it is only how the studioflash lands on it...

    Oh yes, infinity focus with the SK 72 L

    I had to think long and hard before I made the jump with the collapsable lenshood! I figured that it should be worth while the investment in the long run, but I agree it is heartbreaking to leave $15 on the counter. Oh well, once it is done you concentrate on photography again....
    Note that I use a Heliopan (brass) stepup 40,5 - 72mm and thus a 72mm rubberlenshood. I can use it extended and full shift with the lens without vignetting.

    The second of February I am going 800km north in Sweden to snowy mountains and I am bringing this setup only! A one-lens-camera in a backpack and crosscountryskiis. I am so much looking forward to this.

    I love the viewfinder it weighs nothing and is more accurate then one might think at first glance, the new (to me) TS 17 adaptor and the arrangement with the cable - all in all a superb package.

    Actually, today is the first tryout with the TS 17......
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    Steve,

    That'll get you expelled from the Alpa club - listing such an inexpensive pimp item! You must of course direct people to the bargain priced Alpa hood (which is only 25x the cost).

    It would be funny if only it wasn't true ... (the cost)
    These words give me a good start into the week .
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    I'm a very, very lucky man...


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    Are there any tech cams out there that would accept a GX680 rollfilm back with an adapter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerald.d View Post
    I'm a very, very lucky man...

    Oh yes , I can understand that very well .

    But Gerald.d , how do you shoot without lenses ? ? ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jotloob View Post
    Oh yes , I can understand that very well .

    But Gerald.d , how do you shoot without lenses ? ? ?


    (and a couple more on back order)


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    Dual 17mm T/S with 34mm T/S

    Couple people asked for a picture. Sorry for the iphone quality photo, just took a couple snaps of the setup after our shoot.


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    Someone's got an FPS and two viewfinders lol. Need another one, don't use mine and I would like to sell it.

    Quote Originally Posted by gerald.d View Post


    (and a couple more on back order)


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    Thanks a lot for the picture!

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    Re: Show us your Tech Cam

    Having now read through the six pages here on this topic, and having drooled all the way through, I pose the following question to this esteemed and experienced crew (does flattery help?!):

    What would you recommend as a great tech camera outfit? What body, what two or three lenses, what viewing mechanism, how to handle latency, is the Cube helpful enough to warrant the expense, etc? Approx. cost would be helpful, too, before I take the plunge... I'm not made of money, but I lust after the perfect image! I know there may be a few recommendations of different systems, so perhaps adding the major couple pluses and minuses of any recommendations would be most helpful.

    I currently have an IQ180 and the PhaseDF system with the 35mm, 80, 150 and 300 lenses. My priority is landscape photography, so the current setup is not optimal, although it works fine in some situations. Also, I like photographing in remote, cold, wild places (emphasis on cold!), so to the extent a certain rig is not good in the cold, I should avoid it. Also, weight and portability matters since I often hike in many miles to get to a location.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Show us your Tech Cam

    There is a fine line between money and a larger credit line. And if we are talking your money, well my wife doesn't care.

    If your DF works in what to describe as cold, a tech camera should--it is just a mecanical shutter and manual aperture that you need to worry about (you already know what you IQ180 does). I can't see talking about portability and a Cube in the same sentence--there are lighter heads. I use a P0.

    Personally, I would go to a dealer with your gloves and bag and play with some of these cameras. I would also think about any special filtration you would use like strong ND filters. I think the choice is going to be personal and how you work with the camera may trump simple size and weight specs. I certainly would handle these with you cold weather gloves.

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    Here's one of my MAX with the 36 Switar and the Cube mounted to a Kirk LowPod, then ratchet-strapped to a steel beam to shoot a pano. Rock Solid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WWLEE View Post
    Having now read through the six pages here on this topic, and having drooled all the way through, I pose the following question to this esteemed and experienced crew (does flattery help?!):

    What would you recommend as a great tech camera outfit? What body, what two or three lenses, what viewing mechanism, how to handle latency, is the Cube helpful enough to warrant the expense, etc? Approx. cost would be helpful, too, before I take the plunge... I'm not made of money, but I lust after the perfect image! I know there may be a few recommendations of different systems, so perhaps adding the major couple pluses and minuses of any recommendations would be most helpful.

    I currently have an IQ180 and the PhaseDF system with the 35mm, 80, 150 and 300 lenses. My priority is landscape photography, so the current setup is not optimal, although it works fine in some situations. Also, I like photographing in remote, cold, wild places (emphasis on cold!), so to the extent a certain rig is not good in the cold, I should avoid it. Also, weight and portability matters since I often hike in many miles to get to a location.

    Thanks in advance!
    Will
    If I was in your shoes....an IQ 180 already in the bag, wanting to go tech cam and go hiking in remote and cold places, thinking of reliability, size, weight and outmost quality in the files - then I know what I would have done.
    I would go with an Alpa STC + Schneider 60XL/TS adaptor! The SK 60 XL can handle the IQ180 with stunning results even with lots of shifts. This means that with a single lens you actually have lots of options. Put the back vertical and make a flatstitch 14 left + 14 right and you maintain 4:3 aspect ratio with a much wider angle of view. Or go landscape and do a flatstich 12 left + 12 right and you get a perfect 2:1 pano. These movements work without problems even with the IQ180.
    This would be my solution in your situation
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    Quote Originally Posted by WWLEE View Post
    Having now read through the six pages here on this topic, and having drooled all the way through, I pose the following question to this esteemed and experienced crew (does flattery help?!):

    What would you recommend as a great tech camera outfit? What body, what two or three lenses, what viewing mechanism, how to handle latency, is the Cube helpful enough to warrant the expense, etc? Approx. cost would be helpful, too, before I take the plunge... I'm not made of money, but I lust after the perfect image! I know there may be a few recommendations of different systems, so perhaps adding the major couple pluses and minuses of any recommendations would be most helpful.

    I currently have an IQ180 and the PhaseDF system with the 35mm, 80, 150 and 300 lenses. My priority is landscape photography, so the current setup is not optimal, although it works fine in some situations. Also, I like photographing in remote, cold, wild places (emphasis on cold!), so to the extent a certain rig is not good in the cold, I should avoid it. Also, weight and portability matters since I often hike in many miles to get to a location.

    Thanks in advance!
    Will
    The cold isn't an issue for a tech body or shutter until far after it's highly impractical for the human operating it.

    Look through any thread on getdpi which includes the word "cube" and you'll get the idea real quick. Some people pass because it's not in their budget. But no one who has one is anything less than crazy about it.

    There simply is no universally "ideal" tech camera. The reason there are no less than a dozen models out there (in a very small niche mind you) is that each has it's own mix of features, size, weight, and aesthetics. For any given person one is going to be ideal, which for another person would make no sense at all.

    You have several decisions to make to narrow in on the right tech camera for you.

    Handholding? - all of these systems can be hand held, but several of them are much more comfortable/sensible to hand hold. A Cambo Wide RC 400 and RS 1250 for instance have molded wooden handles which is easier on your skin in cold weather, and easier to grip. Naturally whether they fit YOUR hands is something best determined by you by trying them on. Some users never ever hand hold (always using a tripod), some almost exclusively hand hold, so how much this matters depends entirely on you.
    Tilt? each system has a different feature set when it comes to tilt. Arca has tilt on every lens without the need for a special panel, lens version, or adapter. Cambo allows both tilt and swing at the same time but only for some lenses. Alpa requires special short barrel version of a lens for tilt/swing and can only accomodate some lenses in this manner.
    Shift+Rise/fall? some of the smallest bodies only have one direction of movement and require rotation/remounting of some kind for the other direction. For instance with the Cambo Wide RC400 you can mount a tripod foot on both the side and the bottom to facilitate easy switching from rise/fall to shift. On the Arca Factum you use an L-bracket which provides mount points in either orientation. However, in no case with these small uni-direction bodies can you do both rise/fall and shift simultaneously. If this is important (either for stitching or normal compositional needs) then you need a body like the Cambo Wide RS or Arca Swiss RM3Di which have both sets of movements natively (no remount/rotation required).
    Extensibility? Do you have any plans in the future to experiment with a full sized view camera (e.g. for macro, tabletop, still life, or larger ranges of movements)? If you buy a small tech camera is it possible in the future you might add a larger tech camera (for larger range of movement and stitching)? The Arca R series can be used as the front standard on a Arca Swiss view camera and/or the R series lenses can be used directly on a view camera by means of a simple lens plate.
    Film? Is compatibility with film important? Each line has varying compatibility with small and large format film.
    Range of movement Each body has a different capacity for rise/fall/shift. Lay out the image circles (or if you're working with a good dealer they can generate charts like I did on this thread) to evaluate how much movement you might want/need.

    I'm obviously biased towards Arca Swiss and Cambo over Alpa, but I'd be the first to tell you all three make great, precise, beautiful cameras. Even after going through every feature you're missing out on the most important question: which one "does it for you"? And that you can only answer by putting them in your hands and playing. Which one fits your hands, feels natural, and gets out of the way of the image making process? The answer will be different for everyone. That's why we keep demo units in stock for in person or remote-via-rental evaluation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WWLEE View Post
    .... is the Cube helpful enough to warrant the expense, etc? ....
    Will
    Will, Doug has already given a brief synopsis of what's out there for technical cameras, but I think the Cube and related cousins (Linhof, Cambo Leveling base, Photoclam---see, ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube a.k.a The Magic Box

    is a worthwhile investment. You mention photographing in the cold elements---and nothing makes leveling your camera easier than the Cube! Think shivering body and hands, trying to level a camera. The Cube makes it easy with a few quick turns of the adjustment knobs. Easier yet with A MFDB with dual axis leveling like the IQ180.

    I would even include the Arca D4 in the mix, but haven't had the chance to play with one yet....

    ken

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