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Panoral 45, 4x5in technical handmade camera

Panoral 45 technical camera structure

After years of experience with all types of cameras, I felt need to have a versatile camera with portability. Which besides the large frame, I have the ability to use it for other formats as well as a variety of digital back. I needed formats: 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x9, 6x12 and 4x5in. Another thing I had in mind, was more comfortable shooting conditions this camera towards a large format camera. Provided that, be maintained, somewhat ability to Large Format Camera. Panoral 45 camera is made according a large format technical camera with a frame of 4x5 inch. This camera has the ability to shift only in the horizontal (lateral shift) and vertical direction. Therefore, it is simple enough to be used for most shooting situations. The greatest advantage of these cameras is modulated.

Super wide angle lenses are most widely used in this camera. Because super wide angle lenses, no need to tilt (The angled lens holder plate relative to the film surface) due to some errors. This camera is portable enough. So you can shoot without a tripod (Unlike most large format cameras). The body is made ​​of aluminum alloy which is machining with precision 0.05 mm.

Panoral 45 handmade camera section view
Panoral 45 technical handmade camera & 45° reflex finder – Catia software section
Panoral 45 and schneider super angulon 75/5.6
Panoral 45 technical handmade camera with schneider super angulon 75/5.6
Panoral 45 and schneider super angulon 47/5.6 XL
Panoral 45 technical handmade camera with schneider super angulon 47/5.6 XL

Lens part

Part of the camera, which contains Large Format Lens, focus mount, intermediate piece cone and plate holder is called lens part. I designed 6 lenses 47, 65, 75, 90, 150, 210 for this camera. All these lenses are equipped with the focus ring, a piece specially cone interface and plate holder for themselves. Focus ring for each lens, is designed specifically. All lenses Panoral 45 camera, can be used to Panoral 617 camera. Therefore, the focus ring does not need to be calibrated. But it should be noted image circle of lens for use this camera.

Schneider super angulon 90/5.6 and Panoral 45 lens board
Schneider super angulon 90/5.6 – Panoral lens part system
Nikkor-W 150/5.6 and Panoral 45 lens board
Nikkor-w 150/5.6 on Panoral lens part system

Body

The body is consists of two parts: the main body and lens shift. Lens shift located in front of the body, and Lens part is connected to that. This part can be shift 15 mm to top and as well 15 mm down. Lens shift can be mounted to the main body horizontally or vertically. Thus, will exist the vertical shift or horizontal shift (lateral shift).

Panoral 45 and Schneider super angulon 47/5.6 XL up view
Panoral 45 technical handmade camera with Schneider super angulon 47/5.6 XL
Panoral 45 handmade camera vertical shift
Panoral 45 technical handmade camera ±15mm vertical shift (up – down)
Panoral 45 handmade camera lateral shift
Panoral 45 technical handmade camera ±15mm Lateral shift (left – right)

Back part

Back part has three parts: groundglass frame, groundglass holder and folding focusing hood. Groundglass frame is the full frame size 4x5 inches and are equipped with fresnel lens. Up to the edge of the image is clear as well as center. Groundglass holder for selection frame, can be mounted vertically or horizontally to the camera body. To this section, groundglass frame is mounted. Also groundglass frame can be removed from the junction, and instead be connected 612 roll film back.

Folding focusing hood, is equipped with synthetic leather. Thus at daylight, you can focus easily. And when not in use, the metal cap, will be protect of groundglass. I designed a 45° right angle reflex to replace the folding focusing hood. Which could be used in the back groundglass. As a result, the direct image (but left and right) obtained from the subject.

Panoral 45 groundglass door
Panoral 45 technical handmade camera groundglass door
Panoral 45 groundglass
Panoral 45 technical handmade camera groundglass
Panoral 45 grounglass 45deg viewfinder
Panoral 45 technical handmade camera groundglass and 45° reflex viewer
Panoral 45 various components
Panoral 45 technical handmade camera disassembled
Panoral 45 various components with 45deg viewfinder
Panoral 45 technical handmade camera 45° reflex viewer disassembled
Panoral 45 and Nikkor-W 150/5.6
Panoral 45 technical handmade camera with Nikkor-w 150/5.6 lens
Panoral 45 vertical and horizontal roll back
Panoral 45 technical camera, 612 roll film back vertical and horizontal
Panoral 45 and hasselblad roll back
Panoral 45 technical handmade camera, Hasselblad A12 roll film or digital back

The picture below shows the dimensions of the Panoral 45 camera compared to Canon.

Panoral 45 vs Canon New F1
Panoral 45 technical handmade camera vs Canon New F1

Technical Specification

System: handy large format or technical camera

Image format: 4x5 in, 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x9, 6x12 cm or Hasselblad roll film backs and a variety digital back

Value Shifting : ±15mm to up – down, ±15mm to left – right

Lens used: 24 to 210mm large format lens (47, 65, 75, 90, 150, 210 mm is designed)

Material: Aluminum Alloy 7075, 6061

Coating: Anodizing

Internal Paint: Anti – reflective black

External color: Semi – gloss black coating

External dimensions with Super angulon 75/5.6 lens and a folding focusing hood: W:170, H:200, D:150 mm

Weight with Super angulon 75/5.6 lens and folding focusing hood: 2200gr

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