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Author Topic: Quadstitch by Capture group. Has anyone used one?  (Read 2609 times)
henrikfoto
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« on: January 04, 2011, 04:39:31 PM »
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I saw areal interesting stitching-adapter on E-bay. It's called a Quadstitch. Has anyone used one?
It's really expensive (5000),but I wonder if it's worth the money?
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 06:35:58 AM »
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I saw areal interesting stitching-adapter on E-bay. It's called a Quadstitch. Has anyone used one?
It's really expensive (5000),but I wonder if it's worth the money?
I am thinking about getting one, but, if you have plenty of rise/fall/stitch on your technical camera, you can do without. (My Sinar P2/3 has 8cm each way each end.)
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 09:50:48 AM »
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Have a look at this:  www.multistitch.com
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 02:18:11 PM »
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It is a primitive but effective idea, and I would have been interested if the price had been $200, rather than $2,250.

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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 03:55:57 PM »
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I agree, it would be much more impressive as a lower cost accessory, even in the 500-750 range, I think they would sell lots, IMHO

but I'm sure they will see this and post something about the exacting standards their widget is built to, and how the price is entirely justified.

These seem to fit the pill for that kinda price point, no stitch though. http://www.fotodiox.com/index.php?cPath=21_30
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 04:15:17 PM »
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I've used other backs from the company, not the quadstitch. The ones I used were very solidly build and I've spoken extensively with the manufacturer. He was quite knowledgable about many obscure technical topics, and was willing to talk with me at length about the product.

There are cheaper knockoffs for sale on eBay, but I wouldn't be very confident in their quality.
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 04:17:55 PM »
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Sometimes you just gotta pay for quality and consistency...
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2012, 01:00:33 PM »
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Looking at the price list: $2,250 is for TWO Multistitches: one Hasselblad V adapter AND one dslr adapter.

If you just want one device for a MF back, it is $1300 (Phase) or $1450 (H).

It is substantially cheaper than the Quadstitch.
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 08:28:28 AM »
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Well- I doint want to spoil anyones business here, but I think for trying it out and maybe using it once in a while this one may be interesting

http://www.ebay.de/itm/290460811290?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

its 799$ +75$ shipment

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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 11:26:59 AM »
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That will only work with a square chip.  On a rectangular chip you'll get a pinwheel when you assemble it.
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 04:21:04 PM »
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High prices for seemingly simple pieces of metal to get high precision is standard procedure in the tech camera world. However, I have noticed that in some cases you despite a high price can get a product which has precision problems. I've never seen the other way around though, i e cheap product with high precision.

So high precision certainly costs, but a high price is unfortunately not a guarantee for that it is delivered.

Not seldom it is design or mounting that fails. I've seen cases with excellent parts with excellent precision, but a hopeless design that has inherent issues with precision. I've also seen cases when excellent parts are poorly mounted or mounted together with other parts of poor precision.

So if you get a product where design, manufacturing, and mounting all favours high precision you should consider yourself lucky Wink

Actually, I've started to appriciate these things just for that... a totally play-free mechanical system with high precision throughout is almost like experiencing art.
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