ALVANDI Panoral 810 Technical Camera
Like previous designs, my design basis is ease of use, portability, low weight and dimensions, modularity of the system, the use of accessories and etc.
Introduction to the Panoral 810 Camera
Panoral 810, is a large format technical camera for using 8x10 inch/18x24 cm large format film. This camera is designed based on the Panoral cameras platform. But there are more changes and more ability for it.
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.
Introducing camera components from front to back
ALVANDI Panoral 810 Lens boards
Unlike traditional large format cameras, bellows is not used on this camera for focusing. Like the Panoral 45-II camera, the camera is equipped with the helical focus mount version II system. It will be different depending on the lens used. The new helical focus mount series, designed and manufactured highly precise and smooth motion system. The photographer can easily calibrate it. On the new helical focus mount, engraved grading scale to determine meters and a depth of field.
According to the focal length of any large format lens, to compensate for the flange focal distance, each lens has a special cone. It is located in the rear section of the helical focus mount. So every lens board has a helical focus mount with a dedicated cone. The back of the cone will determine the dimensions of the lens board.
The size of the lens board is determined according to the customer's order, and the lens used. This means that the size of the lens board is determined based on three parameters, customer order, lens and amount of shifts.
Three sizes are available for the lens board. 160x160mm, 180x180mm and 200x200mm.The 200x200mm lens board is required for photographers that need a maximum shift of 52 mm.
ALVANDI Panoral 8x10 Movement Adapters
There are three types of movement adapters for this camera.
Front Tilt – Shift adapter
For photographers who want to use the maximum possibility of movement of the camera, Tilt–Shift adapter is designed. The maximum Tilt is +8 degrees Asymmetric and the maximum Shift is ±30 mm up and down or left and right. Due to 90 degree rotation of the adapter, the position of the Tilt and Shift will change.
Front Shift adapter
This adapter is suitable for those who want to use the maximum lens image circle without Tilt. The maximum Shift in this adapter is +40 and -25mm. According to rotate 90 degrees adapter, the Shift will be vertical or horizontal.
Rear shift adapter
This adapter is independent of the front adapter and is placed behind the body. The amount of Shifts in this adapter is ± 12mm. The adapter can also be selected vertically or horizontally with respect to the 90 degree rotation.
Each of these adapters can be chosen according to customer's order, lens and type of shooting. All of them are completely independent and moveable.
Body in ALVANDI Panoral 810 camera
The body of the camera holds the front and rear of the camera. In front of the body can mount front adapters, and in the rear section, can mount rear adapter and back part or only back part unit.
On top of the body, two cold shoes are considered. They can be used to mount Optical viewfinder, electronic flash and light meter.
A circle level is also installed to align the camera on top of the body.
On both sides of the body, there are two loops for the camera strap that can be attached to the focusing cloth with a clamp.
On the right side of the body is a leather grip for carrying the camera and can be moved to the left.
To install the camera to a tripod, two Hasselblad and Arca Swiss shoe intended for body, which will be installed on the customer's order. Hasselblad tripod shoe is suitable only for wide angle lenses. There are 1/4'' and 3/8'' universal female threaded tripod shoe below each of them.
Back part in ALVANDI Panoral 810 camera
Folding focusing hood is attached to ground glass frame. Ground glass frame is the full frame size 8x10in.
Ground glass holder for selecting a frame, can be mounted vertically or horizontally to the camera body. To this section, ground glass frame is mounted. For the Ground glass frame is used from the Graflok system. It will be used for future plans.
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 ground glass.
The camera is equipped with ultra-fine grain ground glass for ease of focus. This ground glass is very fine grain and completely transparent.
ALVANDI Panoral 810 Camera Technical Specification
System: Handy large format technical camera (point and shoot)
Image format: 8x10in/18x24cm
Back part: Graflok system
Front Tilt-Shift adapter: ±30mm to up – down or ±30mm to left – right, +8 degree Asymmetric Tilt
Front Shift adapter: +40mm -25mm to up – down or left – right
Rear Shift adapter: ±12mm to up – down or ±12mm to left – right
Focusing system: New helical focus mount with meter and depth of field scale.
Lens used: about 18 different large format lens from 110 to 240 mm.
Material: Aluminum Alloy 6061 T6 full CNCed
External dimensions (for Schneider Apo symmar 210/5.6 lens helical focus mount and without lens, Front Tilt–Shift adapter, Rear Shift adapter and folding focusing hood): W:297, H:297(with tripod mount and cold shoe 344mm), D:212 mm.
Weight with full features (for Schneider Apo symmar 210/5.6 lens helical focus mount without lens, Front Tilt–Shift adapter, Rear Shift adapter and folding focusing hood): 4800gr
Weight for Schneider Super Angulon 121/8 lens helical focus mount without lens, Front Tilt–Shift adapter and folding focusing hood: 4200gr