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Combat Graphic focusing

 
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phughes



Joined: 05 Oct 2013
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:22 am    Post subject: Combat Graphic focusing Reply with quote

I know that these turtles use a lens focus driven by a wheel from the outside instead of a bellows and rails. I also know that ground glass focusing is available for this purpose with either of the original two backs.

Was there any kind of rangefinder for these or were photographers expected to pop up a tripod and focus on the glass and pray nothing moved or figure the hyperfocal range and pray everything stayed in range?

The reason I'm asking is that I've got one that some monster in the dark past modified with a Graflok back and I think it would be really handy to add a 120 roll film back... but the focusing issue seems a problem

And I like trying to solve problems.
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willysmb



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a little pocket range finder in feet when I cannot use the hyperfocal.
Like this:
http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Vintage-Hugo-Meyer-Pocket-Range-Finder-Made-in-U-S-A-/251350300284?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a85a5367c

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Laurent
My Combat : https://www.facebook.com/laurent.demiollis/media_set?set=a.4510969618138.148558.1407554840&type=3
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phughes



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great idea, I had forgotten that those existed!
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