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    Schneider 120mm on a Cambo RS 1000

    First a little camera porn:









    This shows what the 120mm (WDS-574) looks like attached to the RS. The lens is the short barrel lenspanel with a rear extension.

    The Cambo website states "This combination allows for optimized shift without vignetting from the lensboard."

    Here's proof of their claim..

    Single images first both shot 15mm shift left then right





    Panorama utilizing both images:



    There's not a heck of a lot more I can test with this lens as I can see right out of the box it's great. But then again it is a Schneider!

    Better late than never:

    I'm not a writer nor am I a reviewer. I've attempted in this thread as well as the one with the 24mm what I'm seeing. I like to get a lens (normally one at a time) and "kick the tires" before I go out and try to capture something really good. This can take several days down to several hours as is the case with the 120. Either way by the time I go out with the lens I can generally know what to expect and in this case as with the 24mm I do.

    There's another aspect to all this which is the groundglass (WDS-619) and focusing hood (WDS-616). I wanted to start using this in order to better utilize certain filters such as the Singh-Ray Gold-N-Blue. I've used the groundglass this past weekend and like it.


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    Re: Schneider 120mm on a Cambo RS 1000

    The 120 Apo-Digitar is a bit of a surprise of a lens. I have one that I use on film - 6x9 cm, 4x5", even 6x17 cm. I even used it for a 1:1.5 macro on 8x10"! This lens illuminates a wide image circle, at infinity just cuts the corners on 6x17, there is lots for a MFDB to use. You should almost be able to do a 3x3 stitch with the P45. Field flatness is good out to 4x5", then it drops off. With larger formats or extreme shifts a IIa center filter works perfectly.
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    Re: Schneider 120mm on a Cambo RS 1000

    I am a little surprised (in a good way) with this lens. I plan on shooting a 20mm shift next to see what if any difference.

    Gotta love these surprises!

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    Re: Schneider 120mm on a Cambo RS 1000

    Of course resolution probably drops off a bit once you get outside the central 100 mm IC. Good enough for film further out.
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    Re: Schneider 120mm on a Cambo RS 1000

    I've never used one of these cameras like a Cambo, Alpa, arTec, etc (only a full view camera with bellows, movements, etc). I keep wondering about the focusing. What kind of minimum focal distance can you achieve with this camera for the different focal lengths?

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