Silvestri : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I have just bought a Silvestri T-30 w/6x9 and 6x12 backs & 58, 100 & 150 lenses. As these are not common cameras in the states I am interested in finding others who own and have experience with this system. I would like to discuss exposure tips (with the focusing bellows for long lenses), what lenses over 200mm you have found compatible, and other topics as they come up. I am an experienced photographer but this is an unusual camera. Please contact me if you are interested in sharing info from time to time.

-- Scott Hoerner (, October 18, 2001


Check out Nick is a Australian landscape photographer that uses this unique camera. I believe he owns the SLV model which is the previous model.

-- Darren Leal (, October 19, 2001.

Thanks Darren, Actually I have been conversing with Nick off and on for about a year as I asked him Silvestri related questions. He was instrumental in my choice of the system to replace my P67 (I wanted the 6x9 & 6x12 format in one camera). I will miss the in camera meter but that is about all. I have used a Linhof 617 for couple years so hand metering is fine.

-- Scott Hoerner (, October 19, 2001.

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