Recessed Lens Boards for Tachihara 4x5 : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I can't find any mention in the Calumet catalog about recessed lens boards for the Tachihara/CalumetXM/Osaka 4x5 field. Are these available? Will recessed lensboards for the Linhof Tech fit for, say, a 55mm Grandagon? And can a recessed lensboard be used reversed for more bellows draw on a 300?? Thanks

-- James R. Babb (, November 03, 1997


The tachihara takes lensboards made for the Tech IV and up. With my tachi I was able to use a 58mm lens on a flat board (front base tilt + front axis tilt). Recessed boards tend to be awkward and expensive. Extension boards are a simpler device.

-- Quang-Tuan Luong (, November 03, 1997.

I have alway wondered if it would be possible to turn a recessed lensboard around and use it to get additional bellows length for a longer lens. I also have a tachihara, Thanks

-- David J. Cleverdon (, December 24, 1997.

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