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Pali K
1-Mar-2016, 07:28
I was asked to share my thoughts on the 11x14 camera that I built recently and the article on the camera was just posted today. Hope you enjoy it!

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2016/03/01/the-building-an-11x14-camera/#.VtWhxvkrKM8

Regards, Pali

vinny
1-Mar-2016, 07:39
Cool.

Rael
1-Mar-2016, 08:06
I was asked to share my thoughts on the 11x14 camera that I built recently and the article on the camera was just posted today. Hope you enjoy it!

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2016/03/01/the-building-an-11x14-camera/#.VtWhxvkrKM8

Regards, Pali

That's great, and looks pretty light, relatively speaking! I have to say, I did laugh when I read "I am guilty of often just staring at the ground glass (sometimes even for hours)" You must have a lot of free time! :D

Randy Moe
1-Mar-2016, 09:13
Congratulations!

I am starting down the same path. Is there anything you would change in your design?

Pali K
1-Mar-2016, 21:33
Thank you everyone!

Randy - One thing I wish I did differently was that I made this is a dedicated 11x14 camera vs. trying to make it a universal camera for up to 14x17 backs. The reason for this is that I will mostly shoot 11x14 and making the camera to this size would have made it smaller and lighter. I want to be able to hike a few miles with this similar to my 8x10 kit but I haven't had much success finding a backpack which will fit this.

Other than that it is possibly too big for most of my needs, I would pretty much keep everything exactly the same since the design is flexible and camera is relatively light. Looking forward to seeing your build!

MAubrey
1-Mar-2016, 22:36
Randy - One thing I wish I did differently was that I made this is a dedicated 11x14 camera vs. trying to make it a universal camera for up to 14x17 backs. The reason for this is that I will mostly shoot 11x14 and making the camera to this size would have made it smaller and lighter. I want to be able to hike a few miles with this similar to my 8x10 kit but I haven't had much success finding a backpack which will fit this.

This is affirming for me: I wavered on this for a while, but I'm going with a dedicated 11x14 size. And I want to hike a bit, so I'm glad to hear this! Rear standard almost done...

Randy Moe
2-Mar-2016, 07:23
Good advice. I too wanted both sizes. I will make mine 11x14.

My bellows are being shipped tomorrow.

Jim Fitzgerald
2-Mar-2016, 09:18
Pali, look for aMEI backpack as that is what I use for my 11x14.