Drilling holes to lighten Technica camera

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Has anyone out there drilled out holes in the frame & bed of Linhof Technicas to lighten it a bit more? Many take out the rangefinder and this helps, but can one drill the body out(ala Canham style holes) to lighten it a bit without effecting rigidity?

-- Dan Smith (shooter@brigham.net), July 31, 1998


What do you hope to gain?

Weakening the body to save how many oz?

You can't shave a pound off by drilling holes. But you sure would help to reduce its value.

Even removing the rangefinder doesn't really save much weight. Witness the Master Technika 2000. It comes without the rangefinder and weighs the same as the Master Techni

-- Bob Salomon (bobsalomon@mindspring.com), September 09, 1998.

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