Out on the Street - Weekl...Out on the Street - Weekl...WATER - Weekly Comp - CHA...WATER - Weekly Comp - Ent...Deal Alert Thread.CENTRAL COMPOSITION - POL...CENTRAL COMPOSITION - CHA...CENTRAL COMPOSITION - ENT...Competitive PollPOLL - LOCALCOMPETITIVE - ENTRIES 27t...Local - Weekly Comp - Cha...COMPETITIVE - CHAT THREAD...Local - Weekly Comp - Ent...What annoyed you today?POLL for ELECTRONICS

Author Topic: New camera (and lens)  (Read 1277 times)

Offline StephenBatey

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 269
  • Old but still developing - in Rodinal
    • stephenbatey/
New camera (and lens)
« on: October 22, 2019, 02:36:07 PM »
Slightly shoehorned into this section, as it is more compact than many, and there isn't a section for large format cameras (yet  ;D).

I've just got a new-to-me Canham MQC camera, which is a 5x7 camera (that's the size of the negative in inches). At only one pound heavier than my Canham DLC which is 5x4, and actually lighter than my Walker Titan SF (also 5x4) it qualifies as a compact camera to me anyway. I rather like the 5x7 proportions, and the ground glass is a joy to behold (although 10x8 is better).

I've also just received a Nikkor-M 300mm lens from WYC, which covers 10x8 and is also small and light - especially when compared to my Schneider 300mm f/5.6 which has a larger covering power.*

* Means the image circle is bigger, allowing move rise/fall/shift.



Offline Oldboy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5299
Re: New camera (and lens)
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 08:45:32 PM »
Sounds like you will be having fun.  :tup:

Offline StephenBatey

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 269
  • Old but still developing - in Rodinal
    • stephenbatey/
Re: New camera (and lens)
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2019, 08:39:50 AM »
The camera has already had an outing to Hastings (outside photos) and the De la Warr pavillion in Bexhill (interior) and it's certainly as easy to use as a 5x4. I don't actually notice a difference in use between the 5x4 and 5x7 versions, even though the negative area is almost double.

I can see that I might actually give up on 5x4.

Offline Jediboy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1404
Re: New camera (and lens)
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2019, 01:22:49 PM »
Hope you enjoy your new camera. 👍
May the Force be with you.

Chris

 

latest Posts

Subject Board Views/Replies Member Date & Time
xx Out on the Street - Weekly Comp Chat thread International Weekly Comp Entries 232/6 jinky Last post Today at 05:51:06 AM
xx Out on the Street - Weekly Comp Entry thread International Weekly Comp Entries 209/5 Oldboy Last post February 17, 2020, 09:59:34 PM
xx WATER - Weekly Comp - CHAT THREAD International Weekly Comp Entries 61/1 Oldboy Last post February 16, 2020, 08:35:23 PM
xx WATER - Weekly Comp - Entry Thread International Weekly Comp Entries 52/0 Jediboy Last post February 16, 2020, 06:17:23 PM
xx Deal Alert Thread. Shops directory 22280/39 Mick Last post February 15, 2020, 12:47:58 PM
xx CENTRAL COMPOSITION - POLL International Weekly Comp Entries 170/2 Jediboy Last post February 14, 2020, 12:21:18 PM
xx CENTRAL COMPOSITION - CHAT Thread 3rd - 9th Feb 2020 International Weekly Comp Entries 240/3 oggalily Last post February 12, 2020, 03:22:54 AM
xx CENTRAL COMPOSITION - ENTRIES Thread 3rd - 9th Feb 2020 International Weekly Comp Entries 251/6 oggalily Last post February 10, 2020, 10:40:46 PM