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Quickdisc bellows extension calculator
« on: September 27, 2017, 03:03:16 PM »
We all know how annoying doing close-up photography with a view camera can be.
Granted you can focus really close, but that involves compensating the exposure for the additional distance the light has to travel before hitting the film.
Well, here is a simple solution to the problem.

http://salzgeber.at/disc/

Just print, cut and use as directed
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Re: Quickdisc bellows extension calculator
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 09:43:31 PM »
I guess the thingie I posted in that meter thread goes better along here :)

I wonder if anyone has tried to make a home made extinction meter?  It seem like it could be fairly simple.

how about an extention meter? ;)

for large format shooting

Print, mount on cardboard (if you want), cut out and put together in the middle with something that makes it spinable. When focal length 75 is readable on bellows output 75, the blue arrow will end up at 1, ie exposure time times 1 (focus on infinity). If you spin the disc and 75 end up with about 140, then there will be 2 stops or factor 4, where the blue arrow will end up (scale 1: 1). And so on.
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Re: Quickdisc bellows extension calculator
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 01:25:45 PM »
Yeah, that's another good one.
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Re: Quickdisc bellows extension calculator
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 06:09:42 PM »
I am just using a measure on which I added marks for the extension stops on the back side for some of my lenses. Very simple and no calculation required.

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Re: Quickdisc bellows extension calculator
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 02:15:17 AM »
I found the following on the web, printed and laminated it.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4091/35524307611_578c49d0a2_o.jpg

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Re: Quickdisc bellows extension calculator
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2018, 10:49:45 AM »
I found the following on the web, printed and laminated it.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4091/35524307611_578c49d0a2_o.jpg
either I haven't had enough coffee or that thing just really would be better with an explenation?

where did you find it?


okay, now I get it (after a few cups ::) ;D). same principle as the quickdisc
« Last Edit: February 07, 2018, 03:15:27 PM by jojonas~ »
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Re: Quickdisc bellows extension calculator
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2018, 02:45:40 PM »
I found the following on the web, printed and laminated it.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4091/35524307611_578c49d0a2_o.jpg
either I haven't had enough coffee or that thing just really would be better with an explenation?

where did you find it?

I have seen that one but I can’t remember where.  You set the target at your subject distance and measure it on the ground glass to get the exposure compensation. 

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