The product of six months of work (on text, photos, line drawings, proofing, and formatting), we are proud to present the Mercury User Guide. It includes an introduction to the Mercury system, a reference guide for components and how to configure them, many illustrations of example configurations, a complete chapter on shooting with Mercury aimed […]
We have now published our final buying guide. This one discusses eight essential accessories (most third party) that will complete your Mercury camera and make photography far more enjoyable.
The newly re-titled “Compatible Lenses” page now contains greatly updated information about compatible view lenses, medium format system lenses, hybrid lenses, and 135 SLR system lenses. The centerpiece of the update is the Mercury View Lens List. This downloadable spreadsheet has been updated with many more lenses and significantly reformatted to visually indicate which lenses […]
We’ve added a Downloads section to the site. Currently you can download viewfinder masks for the new Mercury Viewfinders as well as various masks for the mercury 6×9 and 4×5 ground glass backs.
After two years of design and testing, Mercury’s system lens adaptation kits have now been finalized. This marks a major milestone for the Mercury project, which aims to be a truly universal camera system. Mercury can now accept the following medium format system lenses: Mamiya 645 Pentax 645 Hasselblad V Pentacon 6 Pentax 67 Each […]
Here’s something we’ve been working on since the beginning, now updated, improved, and ready to be released into the wild: Mercury viewfinders. The Mercury viewfinder contains no optics—it is a simple framing device. However, it is typically faster and easier to use than a sportfinder, as two different squares do not need to be aligned: […]
Today we’ve published our Range Finder Roundup, an undertaking that has been a year or more in the making. We look at a huge set of accessories/auxiliary range finders. Because this is a nearly necessary device for shooting Mercury handheld, this guide should help you choose one for your kit. This is the most comprehensive […]
We’ve added a general guide to Graflok 45 backs to the “Backs” section of this site. While not as comprehensive as our Graflok 23 back guide, it does cover most of the major product categories you will encounter when shooting this format, along with many individual models of particular interest. View it here!
We’ve been working on this for a long time, and are very excited to now announce the availability of interchangeable medium format digital backs for the Graflok 23 system! It is now possible to shoot medium format film and digital fully interchangeably on your Mercury. This has been the holy grail for Mercury. We […]
Dear All, After two years of Mercury development, with its extensive testing and calibrating, I’m pleased to share with you some of the fruits of that labor, in the form of a buying guide for those new to the Mercury and looking for some lens suggestions, or more general information about what sort of lenses […]