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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    ...of my LF family is a Linhof Technika 4x5 which I was able to get for a very low price. That would make my third 4x5 camera and I'm thinking of parting with the Speed Graphic I have. The other one, a Toyo 45CX, is not as portable as the Linhof and Speed Graphic due to its monorail. But I'll keep it for now.
     
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    Where's the picture of the new baby? ;)

    And a family group shot is always nice, as well.
     
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    :thumbup: It looks great! :) Do you have compatible lenses, then? (Not certain how that works, if the boards are interchangable from system to system.....?)

    :sigh: I can't wait to get into LF and figure it all out. I want a Tachihara 4x5 field camera. :heart: Gotta go with what's lightweight, I'm afraid.
     
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    Tachiharas are great. The only thing that stopped me from getting one was the weight of it. It's very light and any breeze would definitely move the camera/bellows no matter how heavy duty tripod sits on. So I sacrificed a little more weight for sturdiness.

    All my lenses from the Toyo 45CX are compatible, I just need to get or make lensboards for the Technika. From what I see they're abundant on Ebay, not like the CX45 ones.
     
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    See, it's the lightness that appeals to me the most. :lol: Well, and that purdy cherry wood.... I'll just have to be reeeeally careful out there on breezy days. Or, get a new pack mule, my current one is already complaining. :mrgreen:

    Good news about the lenses - I would imagine the boards aren't much of an issue, cost-wise, but surely the lenses are another story.
     
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    Update...

    The Linhof arrived today. It was in so-so shape cosmetically speaking and was a bit dusty overall. Nothing a little elbow grease couldn't fix. I spent a couple of hours smoothing things out, polishing surfaces and blowing the dust off. The result? A very compact 4x5, I couldn't believe it! I need a few more things for it, a fresnel 4x5 focusing glass, a few lensboards and away I go... Man, I could pack this in one of my Harley's bags and I'd have room for the holders left!
     
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    I like the way you think! :lol:

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