first off, thanks a million matt of www.abelsonscopeworks.com awesome and amazing work ! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !
Aloha all ! happy fathers day !
thanks matt ! the amazing modified Graflex Super D 4×5 SLR w/ Pentac 8-inch f/2.9 lens arrived ! here above you can see at camera right, Super D graflex 4×5 SLR w/ built in hood and super sharp kodak ektar.
First off, the front is made from a billet piece of aircraft 6000 series aluminum an amazing feat of machining with the option of tilt added. the front standard is secure by two knurled knobs at the center of the standard keeping the heavy 8-inch pentac in position.
Ample tilt can be attained with a slight limit by the bellows. A future project might involve making a slightly bigger bellows to accomodate more front movements. the above view is about where the lens is at infinity.
Left, you can see the grafted Sinar 4×5 back that was installed and fitted to the original rotating graflex system. At camera right, a modified graflex 4×5 super D w/ graflok back. One of my goals in having this modified is the ability to shoot 4×5 instant film w/ the convenience of a single lens reflex. Both Fuji 4×5 instant films and 3×4 pack films can be utilized.
i’ll post more photographs of the lens in action shortly, need to head up to http://www.hawaiicamera.com/ to pick up some Fuji FP-100C 4×5 !’m on my last sheet.