Saturday, January 16, 2010

New version of Front Standard for big eyes is under development

In the Project I'm possible, I saw the possibility to expand the lenses selection range even wider.
When I tried to solve the problem on inf. stop of 150mm lens, a new protruding lens board was developed, and that makes lenses who use #1 shutter becomes feasible on Byron, though some lenses need in-directly mounting procedure, makes them inconvenient to operate.
Now with this 8mm Enforced plate, I can drill hole as big as 60mm in diameter, that means all those lenses who was inconvenient to use on protruding lens board, become no problem at all, most of them could be directly mounted, no matter their #1 or #2 shutter size!!
(Thanks to Jeff providing the link of Compur shutter spec, I found out that Xenotar 2.8/150 is actually on a #2 shutter!, not #3)

That is really crazy! I never thought of such big shutter size on Byron before!

For those people who wants Byron light weight, tiny, easy to fold up and carry, please stick on the original lens board system I developed.

For those people who doesn't care about weight, carry, but love to use those "Big  Eyes", "Big Rear", "Big Shutter", please wait for my new version of lens board system.

And Jeff, that is you!

5 comments:

Jack Hui said...

Is my Fujinon CMW 150mm ok for the thick len board?

Salihonba said...

Yes! and it can be DIRECT mounted! I think I'm going to overthrow all my analyzes on 150mm lenses. But Jack, new lens board system will not allow lens stay in the camera when fold up, you have to know this point, and, it is still under development!!

Salihonba said...

It seems like I overthrown a lot of words I said before, I said it is not a good idea for 150mm lens, then I said no problem; I said only #0 shutter allowed, and now not only #1, but #2 is coming too! I said no Polaroid 3.25x4.25 instant film back, and then they are live and kicking!

I think I should never say anything so definitely confirm anymore.

Jack Hui said...

May be you should attach an AF function to your Byron!

Salihonba said...

That is easy, people install a laser range finder on camera, then set distance scale according to the readout, laser RF is quite cheap in hardware store these days.
But that will be an range uncoupled camera, forget about coupled functions.