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    Building a new 4x5 camera

    Hello everybody,

    I am currently making a 4x5 camera. I am very new in this area, and I just looked at some pictures of cameras, so, I am not sure I am going in the right direction...

    I tried to do something which will be rigid and stable. I did not try to optimise the volumes and weight, so it is perhaps a little oversized, but I will do better for the next one!

    It is not finished, I still have to finetune and make adjustments.

    Please do not hesitate to tell me if I am doing wrong! Your comments will be highly appreciated!










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    Re: Building a new 4x5 camera

    See what minimum bellows draw you allow, you may want to use a 75mm, for example.

    Using some additional metal platings may help a thin design, https://intrepidcamera.co.uk/

    I see that you are good at woodwork...

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    Great looking wood work. Show us the final product and what you shoot with it!


    I have long thought about making a slide focus box-in-box 4x5 camera with a spare Grafloc back. What got me thinking about it is seeing the hefty cigar boxes made ny "ACID" brand cigars (1/4" mahogany with finger jointed corners.
    Drew Bedo
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    There are only three types of mounting flanges; too big, too small and wrong thread!

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