Galvin and other options? : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I'm new to LF and have some questions...actully many questions. :-)

Bodies first: .

I like the back/weight/price of the 2x3 Galvins. My concern is that they can't go wider than 65mm even on a recessed board.

I guess my ideal camera would have a revolving back too that loads like the Galvin (under the GG) and can take lenses from 47-58mm to about 200mm on either standard or recessed boards and have enough movements for landscapes. I'm coming from a MF world and need tilts for DOF.

It doesn't matter if it's a 2x3 or 4x5, convenience and versatility DOES matter. I only shoot roll film (6x7). Any suggestions would be helpful.

Then looking at lenses.

What are some VERY good/price performance lenses for LF cameras in the wide/medium focal lengths for 6x7 and 6x9 with movements?

Thanks, Joe

-- (, December 21, 2001


What sort of budget have you got?

-- paul owen (, December 21, 2001.

I welcome another brother to his intended entrance into the world of cameras with movements.

Joe, you might be a very good candidate for a Swiss Arca in 6x9 if movements are needed. The camera is considered more solid than the Galvin's and can go quite short with lenses. Do consider that your GG is smaller than 4x5. This would be of particular interest if you wear reading glasses. I have to use a magnifying glass to see the GG.

I can't personally see using a 6x7 rollfilm back on a 4x5 all the time. Stick with the 6x9 for a generally lighter camera if you want to shoot 120. The Linhoff would be another one to consider, for a field type design.

Your lens choice will be dictated by your subject matter. Check this site for Kerry Thalmann's site address on lenses.

-- Wayne Crider (, December 24, 2001.

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