need info about horseman 450greenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
Can"t fond info on 450 and have a chance to get one .Is it a old model and what model is it clos to being in say the calumet catalog. Or is it a european model is there a cross reference#.Is ti high end or beginner?Good or bad ? Need to make a quick decision would appreciate help Thanks
-- mike kuszek (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 02, 1999
mike if you go to e-bay right now there is one for sale. yes it is higer end equipment. you can see a more complete price catalogue on www.bhphoto.com. the most comprable horseman at this time is the one they refer to as the LE model. i believe it has been selling for about 1300-1500. i prefer the 450 because the front standard has the gear drivven focus whereas the newer model LE does not. i paid 750.00 for mine earlier this year. much of the accessories are compatible with sinar and toyo. if you are looking for a well made precision professional studio camera, i think you can't go wrong. the one on e-bay actually looks better than mine. one note, if you are interested in field work it's really too heavy for that. also you will need a good tripod and head. i use a gitzo 411 with a 370 head. hopes this helps rihard
-- richard hill (email@example.com), December 02, 1999.