What focal length for Horseman VHR

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Does anyone know how short (or wide) a lens the Horseman VHR camera will accept - and are recessed boards necessary or available? Thanks.

-- David Flockhart (d_flockhart@hotmail.com), May 12, 2002


I am currently using a 55mm APO Grandagon on a flat panel with my VHR, and I'm pretty sure this is the shortest lens usable on this camera without resorting to recessed boards (which I couldn't find) and/or modifying the camera body.

Keep in mind that in order to use any recessed board on the Horseman you will have to hack at the lens shutter; this is something I didn't really want to do.

You should be prepared to accept some limitations; for further information please refer to: http://hv.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=007IaQ

-- Massimo Squillace (m.squillace@flashnet.it), May 13, 2002.

Horseman sold their own 65mm mounted in a recessed board. Lenses below 90mm can only be used with restricted movements because of the drop-bead design. I have a 45mm mounted in a custom recessed board that used to be produced by Scott Bonnett, who is no longer in the business.

-- Paul Shambroom (pshambroom@mn.rr.com), May 17, 2002.

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