Technikardan Bellows Design : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I was wondering if there is any practical reason for the double taper of the Technikardan bellows other than possibly to prevent bellows sag? Would it be possible to use a straight taper bellows from the front standard to the rear? Curiosity got the best of me.

Thanks in advance.

-- Michael Kadillak (, December 05, 2001


i think it is shape like this to reduce flare...

-- dg (, December 05, 2001.

Nope. It allows the front and back standards to get closer together to fold the camera.

-- Bob Salomon (, December 05, 2001.

Which has the additional benefit of being able to focus REALLY short lenses with the standard bellows. Of course, if you want to use much in the way of movements with wide angle lenses, you'll still need the bag bellows.


-- Kerry Thalmann (, December 05, 2001.

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