Will I need a 4X5 bag bellows for 90mm SA XL - architecture

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I am buying a Horseman 45 LE from Badger with a 90mm SA XL, for use in architectural photography. I shoot mostly new institutional buildings; tall-ish one-stories, with an ocassional 4 story university bulding -- on Fuji RVP. Also, I shoot some lobbies/foyers. Will I need a bag bellows? Thanks, Paul

-- Paul Chaplo (chaplo@usa.net), April 26, 2001


The standard bellows on a 45 LE would severely restrict shifts and rise/fall with a 90mm lens. You would be much better off with a bag bellows.

-- Huw Evans (hgjevans@hotmail.com), April 26, 2001.

If you want to get the full capabilities of your wide angle lenses you'll need a bag bellows. Actually I think for lens of 180mm or less a bag bellows makes an excellent standard bellows for everything except close up work.

-- Ellis Vener (evphoto@swbell.net), April 26, 2001.


-- Garry Edwards (bestsnapper@aol.com), April 27, 2001.

Thanks all! I ordered my bag bellows. I appreciate all your helpful input! Best, Paul

-- paul chaplo (chaplo@usa.net), April 27, 2001.

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