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    Re: How I fold my 8x10 Chamonix View Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by vinny View Post
    There are 2 versions of the chamonix 8x10. The first one (lighter, two knobs 2 knob front standard, and auxillary bellows support) with the wood t-shaped base and the current version with wood/carbon fiber base.
    There are two official versions but as you can see mine is the newer full CF base and no auxiliary support but the front standard has a single locking knob, the newer ones have 2 knobs, one for rise and fall and one for tilt. I'm being told this version can't swing around.

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    Re: How I fold my 8x10 Chamonix View Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Thanks for posting this, interesting, the screw sticks out on my 8x10 too, but it's bigger so isn't really in the way as much, thanks for trying it out, really don't know why the Facebook guy said it works for him.
    Different standards perhaps? The screw sticking our could be a problem for me if it hooks on to stuff when packing/unpacking, a potential disaster to happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    So I noticed the picture has a gap, and no Velcro to hold it in place, but mostly the camera isn't fully closed, is this because of the bellows compression?
    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Is it a universal bellows? I was thinking that the universal bellows might cause an issue. Obviously the 8x10 doesn't have a universal bellows.

    Anyway good example imagery

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    Yes it's the universal bellows and the metal does leave a mark on either side by compression but the pressure is not that much and the bellows have enough spongy ness (spl? How else am I to put it) it's also what keeps the standard from morning to the stops

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    Re: How I fold my 8x10 Chamonix View Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    There are two official versions but as you can see mine is the newer full CF base and no auxiliary support but the front standard has a single locking knob, the newer ones have 2 knobs, one for rise and fall and one for tilt. I'm being told this version can't swing around.
    The original 8x10 has two knobs, not the current model.

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    Re: How I fold my 8x10 Chamonix View Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by vinny View Post
    The original 8x10 has two knobs, not the current model.
    Oh! Fascinating! Thanks.

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    Re: How I fold my 8x10 Chamonix View Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by vinny View Post
    The original 8x10 has two knobs, not the current model.
    Vinny,

    I'm curious about how accurate and up to date the photos are on the Chamonix site, particularly for the 8x10. If you look closely at several of the images where they show the front standard, I notice that some pics show the axis tilt 1/3 of the way down the standard, and others show it 2/3 of the way down. Matter of fact if you look closely at the two pics of the front standard, they are also different. Would be nice if Chamonix cleared up the confusion as to which front standard is current.

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    Re: How I fold my 8x10 Chamonix View Camera

    Folding the Shen-Hao is very slick. The front standard is not removed from the focusing track. However, there is a trick to it which us Shen-Hao owners keep a secret.
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    Re: How I fold my 8x10 Chamonix View Camera

    Nice done video. Much prefer the birds and wind to obnoxious music! It is a rather small niche in the world of videos...Chamonix 8x10 owners and those of us drooling! LOL!
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