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I am building a medium format camera that uses 120 film and contains several digital and video parts. Final image format is 6x45 cm. I would like to mount the lens on a rail that allows to tilt and shift and lets me focus from macro to infinity, and whose mounts I would adapt to the body and lens I plan to use. A lot of commercial bellows that exist (Canon Auto Bellows, etc) are a good start but do not allow tilt/shift.

What is a good rail with bellows that would allow me to build the camera this way?

  • Would adapting a large format be overkill (size wise) for what you had in mind? – OnBreak. Jan 28 '19 at 21:36
  • It might be a little too large/heavy/expensive, which ones did you have in mind? I also wonder how bad the vignetting/black edges would be with a 35mm bellow system – MicroMachine Jan 28 '19 at 21:37
  • I'm not sure about the 35 bellows. Was just looking over at my Cambo and thinkin'...that might work...But, though it is relatively cheap, it isn't small. – OnBreak. Jan 28 '19 at 21:44
  • What is the model of the Cambo? I just searched Cambo bellows and everything was $300 and up (which is more than $20 canon 35mm ones) – MicroMachine Jan 28 '19 at 21:46
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    You know, I'm not terribly sure. Bought it used locally. But, the rail looks similar to this: ebay.com/itm/Cambo-4x5-Monorail-View-Camera-Body-av/… – OnBreak. Jan 28 '19 at 21:55

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