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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Equipment' started by Mfilippo55, Jan 20, 2013.
I think I bought it 7 or so years ago when I was photographing a lot of artwork for eBay.
It is a 2 axis focusing rail.
It's a centrifugal scrunge pump
Yep, that was my guess also!
For copying, like with a copy stand?
However your version has mounted in addition:
-) a rectangular gusset with 1/4" screw at base mount
-) a rectangular gusset fitting both racks
yielding a further 90° off-set in both cases.
It is a Thing! You mount a camera on one end and well, a, something else on the other.:confused:
That's almost what I've been calling it... a thingy.
It appears to be for precisely positioning a camera for macro-photography. In the heyday of TLRs, a similar devise was used in macro-photography to reposition the taking lens in the same position as the focusing lens.
looks like an attachment to do precise close-up work,attaches to tripod and holds camera
It'a a high-precision shoe stretcher.
Actually, in all seriousness, it's an adorama. It says so right on it.
Wait a minute, I think an adorama is a high-precision shoe stretcher.
A left-handed smoke shifter? I have been looking for one ever since the Boy Scouts (but it might be a bacon stretcher.)
Everyone gets an A
For effort and originality. Thanks for your replies!
It's actually a focusing slide rack to attach to tripod for macro phhotography.
Use with TLR cameras: Focus with the viewing lens and then crank the camera up so that the photographing lens is in the proper location.
A Paramender? (parallax correction).
Def could be used for this purpose among other tasks.
No it isn't, this is a Paramender http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=e...1.5188.8.131.52...0.0...1ac.1.2.img.DXBPI_P_CAw is designed to lift the camera 50mm vertically only (the distance between centres of Mamiya lenses), a focusing slide rack is designed to move horizontally only to allow fine focusing for macro work by moving the camera in relation to the subject on a tripod.
see post #6 indicating that added double 90° offset, which enables use from standard tripod.
I see that AgX but it would be far too slow and fiddly in operation to be used in place of a Paramender to move the taking lens quickly 50 mm upwards to put the taking lens in the position of the viewing lens.
No, I had no TLR or Paramender in mind. As you indicated, it seems a tool to fix a camera (best SLR) to a tripod and fine-adjust height and lateral position.
(In contrast to the Kaiser version I linked to, which is differently mounted together.)