Horseman VH-R : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

What is the maximum lens size that will fit on a VHR lensboard for 4x5 work ? To use with 4x5 film and movements, will the bellows need to be replaced for the wider variety ? What are the 4x5 limitations of this camera considering that landscapes are the normal subject ? How is this camera rated for 4x5 work ? All comments are welcome. Thanks.

-- John Dorio (, July 29, 1998



I can't answer the questions about your camera, but I see you found the home-page I told you about.


-- tim kimbler (, July 29, 1998.

The VHR is a 2 1/4 X 3 1/2 camera. It would require a 4 X 5 adapter back to convert to 4 X 5. This adapter attaches to the BACK of the camera (rather than a replacement) via the Graflok locks so is a compromise.

The Horseman FA is a 4 X 5 camera using the same lensboards.

The lensboards are 80MM square and will accept Copal 1 shutters and lenses with a real bell diameter no larger than 65mm.

Many lenses will work up to at least the 270 Nikon telephoto.

-- Bob Eskridge (, August 01, 1998.

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