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Anyone know what happened to the MC bayonet mount system for large format lenses?
I just came a cross a review in an old Camera & Drakroom (probably 92/93 ..ish).
This was a system with a lens board made with one part of the bayonet mount, and a slim mounting ring fitted to each lens (where the board would normally go). You then only needed one board and could mount lenses in one or two seconds. It looked well made and simple (aircraft aluminium, lots of mounts, boards for different brands etc).
Address was MC Photographic, Cleveland TN. Called the number, no longer in use.
Any have or use these? Were they any good? Anyone know if they are still going?
-- Tim Atherton (email@example.com), January 17, 1999
I checked into these briefly but ended up mounting my lenses in Linhof & Bromwell "Technikardan" lens boards and putting lens board adaters on my three LF cameras (Arca-Swiss, Canham DLC, and V-Pan 6x17).
-- Ellis (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 17, 1999.
Until I got a camera with expensive/hard-to-find lensboards, I hadn't gotten past the casual interest stage. Now that I need 'em, their gone, Great! Anybody know of a source for Universal Lens Flanges that'll handle the larger lenses like # 4 & # 5 Ilex sizes? Are they only available used?
-- Sean yates (email@example.com), January 17, 1999.
Hallo Tim and all the others, well as far as I know, Horseman produced (and maybe still does) such a bayonet fitting for its Sinar-like lens boards, it seems to me of no real practical purpose other than making that little faster something which is not by definition, large format photography! Why would you want to switch quickly(??!?) between lenses when it takes ages to do all the rest? However check out Horseman .Regards
-- andrea milano (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 18, 1999.
"Why would you want to switch quickly(??!?) between lenses when it takes ages to do all the rest? However check out Horseman .Regards"
Large Format may be inherently slow, but anything I can do to speed it up a little at -25c helps stops my fingers freezing up! (those Graphmatics sure help). Landscape (personal work) and architectural (work work) in the sub-arctic (and occasionally high-arctic) has its challenges.
-- Tim Atherton (email@example.com), January 18, 1999.