Building a 7x17 inch ULF camera

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Lachlan717
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Building a 7x17 inch ULF camera

Postby Lachlan717 » 05 Apr 2014, 23:41

Skeletal back.
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 09 Apr 2014, 02:51

Now bionic skeletal back. Hopefully make the attaching shakles tomorrow, and bung it on the rear frame.
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 05 Jun 2014, 20:08

Mostly done with the back; just got to attach it to the CF plate.

However, this (oxymoronic) golden brass tripod plate just arrived from my Dad. All in all, the old boy is pretty good, even if he does drink Tooheys'.

Anyway, here's the plate and the try-hard Hemingway old man.

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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 14 Jun 2014, 17:41

Back's done.

Just need to grind some glass.

Bellows next...Yuck.
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby smbooth » 17 Jun 2014, 17:20

Looking real nice.

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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 17 Jun 2014, 18:17

Thanks, Shane.

Got a week of in early July, so hope to get most of it finished then.

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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 01 Jul 2015, 16:31

Ooops; seems a year has passed since I wrote about the bellows. They're still waiting to be done. Might just have to buy them and get on with finishing the camera.

Especially because I've started on the aforementioned 8x10".

And also because I just bought two 11x14" film holders....

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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Barry Kirsten » 01 Jul 2015, 17:57

Inspirational Lachlan. Did you make those springs yourself, or are they from Deardorff/somewhere else? Also I think I remember a reference to cloth for bellows somewhere - I think it was from you, but could be wrong - was it Spotlight blackout material? I can't find the post. I'm about to start a non-folding 4x5, something light and easy to carry around. I've bought some Huon Pine offcuts from Tassie for the job. Good luck with the rest of your build, but by the look of it you don't need any luck.

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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 01 Jul 2015, 18:12

Beautiful timber, Barry! I'm a sucker for red timber, but I did consider Tassie Sassafras at one stage. Beautiful grain. I've got some Indonesian timber somewhere that looks like Blackwood on steroids. I just don't know its stability over time.

As for Spotlight, see below. I'm not convinced that it will be much chop over time. I've seen those old roll blinds made from similar fabric with more pinholes in them than could be counted, especially where it had been folded...

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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 01 Jul 2015, 18:27

Quick tidbit of the camera sans bellows... (Hopefully the image is the right way up this time).

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