Building a 7x17 inch ULF camera

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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 23 Mar 2013, 14:54

Gluing begins.

Arguably the third worst jig I have ever built - does one corner at a time.
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Re: Building an 8x10.

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Black wood used in book shelf.

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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Alastair Moore » 09 Apr 2013, 07:59

Andrew Nichols wrote:
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Black wood used in book shelf.


You might get light leaks with that piece of wood.

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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 09 Apr 2013, 12:16

And what appears to be the world's biggest pin hole seems to be out of round...

I'm waiting on some carbon fibre tubing from Hong Kong to act as the front/rear extension bracing, so things are somewhat a a standstill on this.

Hope to get on to it again soon.

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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Alastair Moore » 09 Apr 2013, 13:29

Lachlan717 wrote:And what appears to be the world's biggest pin hole seems to be out of round...

I'm waiting on some carbon fibre tubing from Hong Kong to act as the front/rear extension bracing, so things are somewhat a a standstill on this.

Hope to get on to it again soon.


How are you planning to build the standards? Is it going to have full movements? Axis or base tilt?

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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 09 Apr 2013, 18:27

Alastair Moore wrote:
Lachlan717 wrote:And what appears to be the world's biggest pin hole seems to be out of round...

I'm waiting on some carbon fibre tubing from Hong Kong to act as the front/rear extension bracing, so things are somewhat a a standstill on this.

Hope to get on to it again soon.


How are you planning to build the standards? Is it going to have full movements? Axis or base tilt?


Front standard's based on a Deardorff one. Rise/Fall, tilt and swing. No shift.

Rear is my own design. Rise/Fall, tilt and swing.

Axis on both.

I'm toying with not gearing the front extension. Just have it slide on a track and have a lock. Then, use the rear geared extension to focus.

Got an idea for a new locking system that I'm working out. Details later….

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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby smbooth » 01 Jul 2013, 15:33

I thought this might of been yours finished, but maybe not..
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joseph-jb7 ... meramakers

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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 01 Jul 2013, 16:24

smbooth wrote:I thought this might of been yours finished, but maybe not..
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joseph-jb7 ... meramakers


Bugger me!! What a camera!

Sadly, not mine…

I've changed my mind on the format. Now doing a 7x17" with the idea of selling my Korona once it's done.

It's been on hold for a bit while I tool up the shed and get some time to do it. However, I think that it'll be underway again next week. In fact, I ordered the Carbon Fibre sheets this morning. Due in by mid month, so need to start getting the timber ready.

Think I'll head back and have another look at your link again...

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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby smbooth » 02 Jul 2013, 13:42

Where do you get CF sheet, and how do you cut it?

If your making the camera, build a 10x17 so you can fit a rotating 8x10 back :)

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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 02 Jul 2013, 13:48

The 7x17's just a practice run for the main event: the 12x20!

Clyde Butcher's had it too good for too long....


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