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ALVANDI Panoral 679, Tilt – Shift Technical medium format Camera

ALVANDI Panoral 679 Technical Camera

Panoral 679 is a new and different design of the collection Panoral cameras systems.

As with previous systems, modularity, ease of use, portability, low weight and dimensions are the features of this camera. The camera is compatible with Hasselblad V and Mamiya RB67 back rolls.

Introduction to the Panoral 679 Camera

Panoral 679 is a technical medium format camera with Tilt-shift movements. This camera has a new and modern design.

The camera is designed to be simple enough for the photographer to use for most shooting situations. All parts are made of Aluminum alloy 6061 T6 by CNC machine. All aluminum parts are coated by black anodized and all steel parts coated by Copper-Nickel-Chromium.

ALVANDI Panoral 679
ALVANDI Panoral 679 front view
ALVANDI Panoral 679 back side view
ALVANDI Panoral 679 back side view
ALVANDI Panoral 679 right side view
ALVANDI Panoral 679 right side view
ALVANDI Panoral 679 up side view
ALVANDI Panoral 679 up side view

Introducing camera components from front to back

ALVANDI Panoral 679 Lens boards

Unlike most traditional medium format cameras, this is not a reflex camera. Therefore, all usable lenses are symmetrical. Most popular large format lenses can be used in this camera.

In this camera, a slight change has been made in the design of the helical focus mount. Therefore, their size is much smaller than previous models. Like other Panoral camera models, engraved grading scale to determine meters and a depth of field on the helical focus mount. The helical focus mount will be calibrated by the photographer for the first use.

ALVANDI Panoral 679 lens board and helical focus mount
ALVANDI Panoral 679 lens board and helical focus mount

Based on the lens used in this camera, a cone is attached to the helical. This part will be made based on the flange focal distance of each lens. Therefore, each lens board includes a helical focus mount with a special cone. The outer dimensions of the cone are equal to the size of the lens board. The size of the lens board of this camera is 100x100 mm.

For shorter focal length lenses, a releasing button is provided according to the customer's request. It makes shooting easy, with wide-angle lenses on hand. And for taller lenses, a releasing cable holder is installed.

A variety of large format lenses from 35 to 150 mm can be used on this camera.

ALVANDI Panoral 679 Movements

Like other cameras in the Panoral system, the movements of this camera include tilt and shift. Tilt movements are performed by a stand-alone adapter in front of the camera body, and the vertical and horizontal shift are permanently attached to the back of the camera body.

Tilt adapter

This camera has a tilt adapter that is installed between the camera body and the lens board. The amount of tilt in this camera is +6 degrees asymmetric for 6x9 at portrait position. Thanks to the square dimensions of the camera, the tilt adapter can be connected 90 degrees to the left or right or 180 degrees upside down to the camera body. Therefore, swing movements are also applicable. This adapter can be removed from the camera according to the customer's order. In this case, the tilt adapter is replaced with a spacer.

ALVANDI Panoral 679 tilt adapter
ALVANDI Panoral 679 tilt adapter
ALVANDI Panoral 679 +6 degree tilt adapter movement
ALVANDI Panoral 679 +6 degree tilt adapter movement

Shift movements

On the back of the camera body, the vertical and horizontal shift parts are permanently attached to it. This means that the camera is always provided with shift movements. It should be noted that shift movements are performed on the rear of the camera, not on the lens.

Both vertical and horizontal shift movements are provided for this camera. These movements are completely independent of each other and their value is ± 20 mm for each. These movements are performed by two hand knob screws located on the right and top of the camera.

There are two models of hand knob screws, one for faster movement and the other for more precise movement. Thanks to a grip on the right side of the camera, the vertical shift is easy.

ALVANDI Panoral 679 ±20mm fall/rise shift movement
ALVANDI Panoral 679 ±20mm fall/rise shift movement
ALVANDI Panoral 679 ±20mm left/right shift movement
ALVANDI Panoral 679 ±20mm left/right shift movement

The table below shows the shift capability in Panoral 679 in terms of lens, format position and movements. Note that this table is measured by the software, so it may be a bit different in practice.

ALVANDI Panoral 679 lenses, formats and movements ability
ALVANDI Panoral 679 lenses, formats and movements ability

Back part in ALVANDI Panoral 679 camera

The back of the camera body is designed in such a way that all kinds of back rolls can be connected to it with an adapter. Therefore, a special adapter is always needed for each type of back roll. These adapters can be ordered according to the format and model of the back roll.

Adapters in ALVANDI Panoral 679 camera

As mentioned, for each type of back roll, a special adapter is designed to connect to the back of the camera body. The adapter is an interface for connecting other roll back systems to Panoral 679.

Three models of adapters are designed for this camera, based on which the desired format can be selected.

6x9 Adapter

A 6x9 back roll is specially designed for this camera. This back roll is mounted to this camera by a 6x9 adapter. The 6x9 back roll has the same platform as the 6x17 back roll, but in a smaller format. Changing the frame is based on the numbers recorded on the paper behind the film 120. It has two masks for shooting 6x4.5 and 6x6.

ALVANDI Panoral 679, 6x9 back roll and accessories
ALVANDI Panoral 679, 6x9 back roll and accessories
ALVANDI Panoral 679, 6x9 back roll Landscape view
ALVANDI Panoral 679, 6x9 back roll Landscape view
ALVANDI Panoral 679, 6x9 back roll Portrait view
ALVANDI Panoral 679, 6x9 back roll Portrait view

For the 6x9 back roll, a special 6x9 ground glass part is designed. This part comes with a folding focus hood.

6x7 Adapter

For the 6x7 format, the Mamiya RB67 back roll is used as a standard and accessible back roll for design. This back roll is mounted by a special adapter to the camera.

Along with the Mamiya RB67 back roll, a special dark slide is provided that must be replaced with the original dark slide.

For accurate focusing and composition, a 6x7 ground glass part is designed for this back roll that can be used to focus before shooting. Also can be use of a 6x9 adapter and ground glass part for focusing 6x7.

ALVANDI Panoral 679, Mamiya RB67 adapter
ALVANDI Panoral 679, Mamiya RB67 adapter
ALVANDI Panoral 679 and Mamiya RB67 back roll
ALVANDI Panoral 679 and Mamiya RB67 back roll

6x6 Adapter

The standard Hasselblad V back roll is used as a 6x6 format to design for this format. The Hasselblad V series digital backs can be used for the camera. Also, thanks to the Hasselblad V ground glass system, it is possible to use ordinary types of viewfinder and light meters for this system.

The Hasselblad adapter has a manual film winder (manual film advance). So you can change the film frames without removing the back roll from the camera.

ALVANDI Panoral 679 and Hasselblad adapter manual winder
ALVANDI Panoral 679 and Hasselblad adapter with manual film winder

Due to the proper design of the Hasselblad adapter, you can also use the Kiev 88 back roll on this camera.

ALVANDI Panoral 679 and Hasselblad adapter and ground glass
ALVANDI Panoral 679 and Hasselblad adapter and ground glass
ALVANDI Panoral 679 and Hasselblad back roll
ALVANDI Panoral 679 and Hasselblad back roll
ALVANDI Panoral 679 and Hasselblad ground glass adpter
ALVANDI Panoral 679 and Hasselblad ground glass adpter
ALVANDI Panoral 679 and Hasselblad weist level viewfinder
ALVANDI Panoral 679 and Hasselblad weist level viewfinder
ALVANDI Panoral 679 and Kiev 88 viewfinder
ALVANDI Panoral 679 and Kiev 88 viewfinder

Other adapters that are not in this collection may be designed and manufactured according to the customer's order.

ALVANDI Panoral 679 Camera Technical Specification

System: Handy tilt-shift medium format technical camera (point and shoot)

Image format: 6x4.5/6x6/6x7/6x9 cm

Shift Movement: ±20mm Fall – rise, ±20mm left – right

Focusing system: New helical focus mount with meter and depth of field scale.

Lens used: large format lens from 35 to 150 mm.

Grip: Can be mount on the right or left.

Adapters: Special 6x9 adapter, Mamiya RB67 adapter, Hasselblad V adapter.

Back roll: Special 6x9 back roll with 6x6 and 6x4.5 masks.

Back roll compatibility: Mamiya RB67, Hasselblad V analog/digital.

Material: Aluminum Alloy 6061 T6 full CNCed

External dimensions (for Schneider Super Angulon 65/5.6 lens helical focus mount and without lens, Tilt–adapter, 6x9 ground glass part): W:155(with Grip 161mm), H:155(with tripod mount and cold shoe 194mm), D:78 mm.

Weight for Schneider Super Angulon 65/5.6 lens helical focus mount without lens, Tilt adapter and 6x9 ground glass part : 1300gr

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