Don't want to open a new topic for this:
Last week I got the Schneider 35mm XL for the Flexicam; I quickly did a test in the studio (3-4 pictures, really out of focus, moiré, I didn't keep them:-) and was a bit nervous so I took the combo home to do some interior shots at a local gallery yesterday evening. Not very arty, but a good way to get confortable with this combo.
I really will have to get used to focussing I guess. This was a real challenge, 15 sec. exposures, Centerfilter, dark corners, LC correction, bad lightning, shooting to card on P25.
Here two shots, I took 3-4 pictures of every shot. The first one (the one I focussed on) was usually the best. f:11, 15 sec exposure, No sharpening in PS.
- The two standards of the view camera a really REALLY close; shift only on the first photo, shift and lateral tilt on the 2nd. Do see how Tilting can work on a wider lens, there's no place...
- I really need a Flarebuster or Lensshade for the 35mm.
- Focus looks ok to me, but obvisously is a bit trial and error. I really will have to take a notebook on location to check focus. (or hope for a day when we get acceptable screenss
- This is not a travelling camera, It's not in the same league ass Alpa/Cambo/Sinar Artec. It's a great location view camera, that allows the use of wide-angle lenses too.
- There IS a problem with stitching on the Flexicam, you have to re-focus after shifting the front or rear standard, the barrel of the lens touches/moves the front standard. Unless they bring out an updated sliding back (with stitching capabilty), the Flexicam is not the right tool for stitching.