Building a 7x17 inch ULF camera

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Barry Kirsten
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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Barry Kirsten » 02 Jul 2015, 07:18

Wow, that is a great job, Lachlan! Yes, that's the fabric I remember you describing. I agree, sourcing the right bellows fabric is a problem - not just in AU. I have an article by John Harlin on bellows making: http://www.jbhphoto.com/articles/bellows-building/ and he complained about the same problem. I'm tempted to get a set made from China, but I like DIY.

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Re: Building an 8x10.

Postby Lachlan717 » 02 Jul 2015, 08:42

Thanks, Barry.

I like DIY, too; however, I said that a year ago and have done bugger all about it...

(If I could easily source the fabric, well, that would probably add the D to DIY!)

I got a really, really cheap Sinar bellow a few years ago, expecting a semi-worn out product. Turned out to be NIB stock from Sth Africa. I couldn't believe it when I opened the box.

I should do some work on the fabric. After all, I currently need 7x17", will shortly need 11x14" and will some day need 12x20" bellows.

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Re: Building a 7x17 inch ULF camera

Postby Lachlan717 » 09 Jul 2015, 11:28

I had the title of this thread changed so that I can actually do a "Building an 8x10" camera" thread, starting soon. (Thanks, Alastair).

Just waiting on a part from a Drone-copter store and I'll be underway. Luckily, I already have a bellow for 8x10, so this might get finished!

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Re: Building a 7x17 inch ULF camera

Postby Alastair Moore » 13 Jul 2015, 13:06

A part from a Drone-copter store? Is this going to be a mobile, remote controlled 8x10 camera?

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Building a 7x17 inch ULF camera

Postby alexgard » 04 Sep 2015, 01:47

That looks really really good mate. Well done. The wood looks beautiful.

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Re: Building a 7x17 inch ULF camera

Postby Lachlan717 » 04 Sep 2015, 08:18

Thanks, Alex.

I'm about to start on the Carbon and Aluminium 8x10".

And I got teo 11x14" holders recently.

Seems spring will find me busy!

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Re: Building a 7x17 inch ULF camera

Postby alexgard » 05 Sep 2015, 22:27

So do you plan on building these to sell or are they just personal home hobby projects?
What a great hobby. I wish I was good with my hands like that.

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Re: Building a 7x17 inch ULF camera

Postby Lachlan717 » 06 Sep 2015, 08:13

I really doubt anyone would want to buy one of these...

Only a hobby. More about teaching myself new skills (and building a decent man Cave in the process!!)

That said, however, I'd be more than happy helping people repair or fabricate parts

Need something built? Let me know!

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Re: Building a 7x17 inch ULF camera

Postby smbooth » 21 Jul 2016, 17:12

So do you have bellows yet....

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Re: Building a 7x17 inch ULF camera

Postby Lachlan717 » 21 Jul 2016, 23:37

On their way.

Rudy's weaving his magic as I type...

Photos in a couple of weeks, I'd say.


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