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    Cambo HR40 T/S mount - question

    Has anyone had a problem with a "wobbly" front element of the lens (ie the section that connects to the copal shutter with this particular lens or with any of the Cambo T/S mount lenses? It sort of rocks 1-2mm. All Cambo fixed non-T/S lenses that I have do not "wobbly".

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    Re: Cambo HR40 T/S mount - question

    Hi Richard,

    No wobbly wiggle on my HR40 t/s, but then again I've only had this lens for a few months or so, but have definitely put it through its paces. Doesn't seem to be something "normal" to me---I think you should run this past your dealer if it's something that needs to be serviced.

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    Thanks Ken,

    Usually forums such as this and others are the last line of defence to get some sense over issues or techniques.

    As LF user, they should NOT wiggle or wobble, just wasn't certain as I never own a T/S lens before until recent orders where I had to give up on Cambo coming up with a solution for HR90 T/S for the time being. BTW: The HR70 is brilliant!

    Of well... I requested it to be returned to Cambo, following EU summer break.

    Cambo is usually quite good with these sort of minor issues.

    Thanks again...

    Richard

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    Re: Cambo HR40 T/S mount - question

    Richard,

    I'm not even sure what the "warranty" period is on my HR40, as Rodenstock basically doesn't include anything of substance in the box! Good luck with the lens---love mine.

    When you mention "solution for HR90 T/S"-----do you mean you actually got a t/s panel on the HR90???? My understanding was only the Schneider 90 could be mounted on a t/s panel. I'm leaning towards the HR90 regardless, but if a t/s option is now available, then better yet....

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    Re: Cambo HR40 T/S mount - question

    When I bought my Rodie 40 T/S I was told that there had been a few instances of some play in the front element that sounds exactly like what you are describing (that were thought to occur with use/shipping/physical movement of the lens etc.) I was told it would not impact performance but that I could send it back and have it adjusted if it was a problem. My copy has not displayed this problem, though, so I can't speak to the actual effect that the minor movement has either on IQ or on the process to repair it.

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    Re: Cambo HR40 T/S mount - question

    Quote Originally Posted by kdphotography View Post
    Richard,


    When you mention "solution for HR90 T/S"-----do you mean you actually got a t/s panel on the HR90???? My understanding was only the Schneider 90 could be mounted on a t/s panel. I'm leaning towards the HR90 regardless, but if a t/s option is now available, then better yet....

    ken
    When T/S first came out and picked up the HR40 (1.5yrs ago), I asked Cambo whether there was sufficient room to mount the HR90 as I had the lens. Cambo said that they could try but cannot guarantee that it would work and that I was the first to had them requested for that lens. After a week, they reply and said that the rear element (?) was too big by 1-2mm (? to that effect). So I kindly thanked them for their usual customer service or listening and actually trying it. So Schneider 90 is the only T/S available and had to wait when Cambo could work out a where to T/S the HR90.

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    Re: Cambo HR40 T/S mount - question

    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo&Henry View Post
    When I bought my Rodie 40 T/S I was told that there had been a few instances of some play in the front element that sounds exactly like what you are describing (that were thought to occur with use/shipping/physical movement of the lens etc.) I was told it would not impact performance but that I could send it back and have it adjusted if it was a problem. My copy has not displayed this problem, though, so I can't speak to the actual effect that the minor movement has either on IQ or on the process to repair it.
    Thanks for that information which I was not aware of. I recall clearly that when I first pulled it out of the box, it had a slight-minor wobble/wiggle - but thought nothing more than must be the T/S design of the entire system.

    The performance is not impacted that I can confirm for the way I am using the lens at this stage because the wobble/loose front element would always drops downward and when you use only approx 1-2* T/S, I don't think it would show with an [email protected] as I am not using the full IC to the rim. Moreover, of the two applications, I only used the sweet spot of the lens for certain product shoot. BUT to have something "loose/wiggle/wobble" for a precision piece of equipment, I rather have any "loose nuts" tighten.

    Again, thanks for that information.

    Richard

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    Re: Cambo HR40 T/S mount - question

    My Cambo Rodenstock 40 HR in T/S mount have a very slight play between the focus ring and the T/S mount.

    I dont know if it's normal and am considering sending it to Cambo for checkup, but just want to hear if anyone with the same lens have this...?
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    Re: Cambo HR40 T/S mount - question

    Quote Originally Posted by Pemihan View Post
    My Cambo Rodenstock 40 HR in T/S mount have a very slight play between the focus ring and the T/S mount.

    I dont know if it's normal and am considering sending it to Cambo for checkup, but just want to hear if anyone with the same lens have this...?
    No play with mine nor with other HR-cambo lenses with T/S.

    Richard

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    Re: Cambo HR40 T/S mount - question

    Quote Originally Posted by rhsu View Post
    No play with mine nor with other HR-cambo lenses with T/S.

    Richard
    Same with me - mine are solid - 40HR, 60SK, 90HR, 120HR

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    Re: Cambo HR40 T/S mount - question

    Thanks guys..
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    Re: Cambo HR40 T/S mount - question

    Quote Originally Posted by rhsu View Post
    Has anyone had a problem with a "wobbly" front element of the lens (ie the section that connects to the copal shutter with this particular lens or with any of the Cambo T/S mount lenses? It sort of rocks 1-2mm. All Cambo fixed non-T/S lenses that I have do not "wobbly".

    cheers
    Richard

    Hi Richard -

    This is an issue not specific to Rodenstock lenses mounted in Cambo T/S LensPanel, but actually any large thread Rodenstock lens in Copal 0 Shutter. This includes, 23mm/28mm/32mm especially. The problem is the large elements stress the small shutter. If you feel it needs an adjustment, you should contact your dealer or the manufacturer (Cambo, Alpa, Arca, etc) for adjustment. I would emphasize that you should handle carefully, and when transporting, include extra support around the thin barrel of the lens.


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