linhof technicardan 23s, a good camera to get? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Interested in a purchase of a linhof 23s camera, anybody have any sugestions about this camera, good or bad. My main photography is done backpacking. Would this be a good camera for this type of stuff? Thanks

-- Mike McMullan (, January 22, 1998


I own a Technikardan 45, which continues to amaze me with its convenience and versatility. Linhof's advertising claims are no exaggeration -- the TK's really are full-featured monorail cameras which fold to field camera size, without any disassembly.

After five months of use, all backpacking, I wholeheartedly recommend the TK. It's worth the hefty price.

-- Sean Donnelly (, February 02, 1998.

Personally, I beleive that if you are going to go to the trouble of a view camera, go with larger formats. 4x5 cameras arent that much larger. You give up a lot of conveinience by going to a view camera, so you might as well enjoy a larger negative for your trouble. Of course, you do gain movements, but you loose speed, TTL metering, etc.,etc. If you really want to use roll film, maybe a nice used med. format would be as better for your application?

-- Ron Shaw (, March 05, 1998.

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