SHEN HAO HZX45 IIA LARGE FORMAT FIELD FILM CAMERA
I think it’s fine, but I don’t have experience with that. Jenny I uncerstand your attitude to the Technika and agree with you, it’s a very capable and serviceable machine. The gridlines are raised on the viewing side of the ground glass, so running my loupe over it made me think I was going to rub them off eventually. In we are shutting down Cameraventures and splitting its functions into two sites: De facto , it will depend ultimately on your favorite FLs and intended type of work and the need to scale up, in the future. My new Shen Hao arrived and it felt very solid heavy , a trade off for a camera with a range of movements not found on most field cameras, and definitely unsurpassed in this price range. Taking only minutes to unfold and shoot if speed is important.
That was very cumbersome and meant I had to carry extra weight. To focus it at all you need to tilt the front standard forward using its base tilt, then tilt the lens panel back to parallel using its centre tilt. I’m planning to buy a Shen-Hao. I love the looks and craftsmanship. I’ll take a look at your stream. That’s not to disparage the Technika, but has more to do with me and my style. They turned the front standard base tilt mechanism around and added the HZ-style rear standard focussing so you can go down to 75mm bellows extension.
The Lowepro Minitrekker makes a nice home for my large format equipment. Field Film 8×10 in Film Format Cameras. The Technika does have one distinction: If I was buying again, I would get this one. The positive was a very bright ground glass. What makes the Shen-Hao stand out are the versatile back movements. That was very cumbersome and meant I had to carry extra weight. The lens may be dusty and scratches may be visible on the lens coating and rear element.
I could not find the way to make its use as quick and convenient as my other cameras.
Shen-Hao HZXIIA or TZIIB | Large Format | Flickr
Thank you very much, Pedro! The bag filled tips the scales at about 30 pounds.
It was hard deciding what camera to get. No deficiencies noticeable by the naked eye.
I just don’t want to choose one and hear later: While shooting, it is hung around my neck. I don’t agree that wood is necessarily an inferior material for a field camera. Buy cameras from reliable sellers.
No Brand Shen Hao HZX45-IIA 4×5 Wood Folding Field Camera
De factoit will depend ultimately on your favorite FLs and intended type of work and the need to scale up, in the future. I’m currently using a Calumet monorail, but it’s not mine.
I use a regular flat board and get plenty of movement. To get a rough idea of how large format lenses compare to 35mm, divide the LF lens focal length by 3. Rear center tilt is a simple and useful alternative.
I still have my Shen-Hao. The IIB bellows, is 75mmmm. In we are shutting down Cameraventures and splitting its functions into two sites: Save on Film Cameras Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.
If you want to read or ask more opinions concerning the Shen Haos, you could check these links, if you didn’t already knew them: It is small and light. Equivalent to about 22mm in 35mm terms. The Shen-Hao can use lenses as wide a 47mm and up to about mm.
I didn’t try adding any tilt.
Shen Hao HZX-45 II A Large Format Field Film Camera Body Only
I do have to slide the rear standard forward to the middle of the base. You write that you know you’d be very happy with an HZX I’m interested to hear how you know it — so why not trust your hunch and go with that? I’ll lrge a look at your stream. The damage may be beyond repair, or it is only usable as spare parts. We are constantly looking for new cameras to buy, so in case you have extra items please consider selling them to us.
I have a great range of movement with all lenses. I have to stop often to rest my arms. But the more you use it the more your style of photography will find ways of working around them. I think it’s fine, but I don’t have experience with that. With the convincing of Danny Burk who also shoots 4×5, I decided to return to large format after a year hiatus a one year affair with a Hasselblad Xpan.
I don’t want a monorail. The camera is built with teak wood and stainless steel.