Compendium mask slides into brass U channels which are glued to a Sinar lensboard with JB -Kwik (one of my favorite substances!).
Mask is made from matboard, flocked on the lens-facing side. Each lens has a different mask, cut to match the requirements of that lens. A more durable set of masks will be made in the future after the dimensions of these are validated through use in the field.
7mm Hex Wrench cut down for use as compendium mounting rod. It's a *tiny* bit more snug than the Sinar rod, but works great!
Sinar F-series multipurpose standard used to hold compendium-mask assembly.
Completed compendium-mask assembly.
Flocking paper on the GG panel holder and rollfilm back (grossly overexposed to better show flocking paper).
Flocking paper on the lensboard(s) (grossly overexposed to better show flocking paper).
Inside of the compendium assembly.
Carrying case insert for Kelty Redwing 3100 backpack. Camera hangs from rail.
Carrying case insert for Kelty Redwing 3100 backpack. Camera hangs from rail and will be padded with foam on potential points of contact with carrying insert.
Carrying insert loaded with Norma, nestled into Photobackpacker-modified Kelty Redwing 3100, accessories stowed in empty spaces above and around carrying insert.
Lens case for lens mounted on Technika lensboard. Case made from Gatorboard taped together with masking tape and then reinforced with epoxy resin. Smelly but strong!
Contents: 2 rollfilm backs, 1 lens case with lens inside, 4 filters, filter holder, Pentax spot meter with lens hood, exposure notebook.
Kinesis m550 waist pack holds all the items needed to complete an exposure after the camera is mounted on the tripod and a lens is mounted.
Making photos on my Norma's first outing!
One of the first exciting pictures made with the Norma. After seeing the prints of this negative, I decided to sell 10 years worth of medium format and 35mm equipment to finance some lens upgrades for the Norma.