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Thread: 10x8 homebrew film holder/darkslide?

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    Re: 10x8 homebrew film holder/darkslide?

    G'day Neil,
    I've made quite a few from 3mm MDF.

    Mine are single channel, meaning that the dark slide runs in same channel as that which holds the film.

    I've made them in several sizes; 5x4, 5x8, 5x10, 8x8, 8x10 and 11x14.

    The tone of this thread seems to be somewhat negative and demeaning. Ignore that, just have a go.

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    Re: 10x8 homebrew film holder/darkslide?

    Give it a go!

    I'm making 11x14 and 14x14 holders right now.

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    Re: 10x8 homebrew film holder/darkslide?

    If you want to simply the light trap problem, you could use a captive darkslide. If it never comes out all the way, you don't need to lightblock the gap.


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    Re: 10x8 homebrew film holder/darkslide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Heath View Post
    G'day Neil,
    I've made quite a few from 3mm MDF.

    Mine are single channel, meaning that the dark slide runs in same channel as that which holds the film.

    I've made them in several sizes; 5x4, 5x8, 5x10, 8x8, 8x10 and 11x14.

    The tone of this thread seems to be somewhat negative and demeaning. Ignore that, just have a go.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    +1

    great stuff you have made ray !

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    Re: 10x8 homebrew film holder/darkslide?

    Cheers, guys!

    Nice idea, Will.

    Neil

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    Re: 10x8 homebrew film holder/darkslide?

    I made mine out of layers of .25" MDF. You could also use wood. I made the ground glass holder the same way. This way it was super easy to make sure the ground glass was on the same plane as the film/paper/plates.

    Here's a photo of it https://www.instagram.com/p/BGnsieilWDW/

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    Re: 10x8 homebrew film holder/darkslide?

    Has simeone tried to 3d print holders?

    Lars

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    Re: 10x8 homebrew film holder/darkslide?

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsAC View Post
    Has simeone tried to 3d print holders?

    Lars
    I would, but need a detailed drawing.

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    Re: 10x8 homebrew film holder/darkslide?

    Quote Originally Posted by barnacle View Post
    The theory is to make something big enough for Granddaughter to make a couple of images with. It may still end up as a biscuit tin and a pinhole!
    This is a noble aim. The main advantage of using a DDS instead of a darkroom-loaded, single-shot camera is convenience. So . . . how about a falling plate camera instead? That would give five or six shots which should be enough for anybody (hahahah). There is a clear example of the design principles by Joe van Cleave, HERE.

    The camera doesn't have to be pinhole of course, but with a lens you might want to have a more precise way of positioning the film-holder-plates. For the 'plates' I'd suggest mounting-board and the negs could be either film or paper. Using small photo-corner like fittings at the bottom of the plate and a little bit of masking tape at the top worked - but perhaps this sort of thing is not the camera to take out for a morning jogging session. Using 5x7" paper negs and a stopped down magnifier-lens, together with contact-prints made under a light-bulb, would probably do the job you describe.

    Good luck!

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