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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Quote Originally Posted by bensyverson View Post
    Here's a P+S 4x5 I made... I aborted this particular design and designed its successor in 3D CAD. Someday I'll get the CAD model 3D printed so I can test it out!




    Why did you abandoned this design? What are the major problems with this one? I'm trying to learn from this thread the pros and contras of each design.

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Chris and others, is there focus on these PS cameras? Do you use one of those helicals (?) or is there a simpler way?
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    makes me want a LF p&s more and more

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    It's a shame focusing helicals are so expensive. Otherwise, it'd be easy/cheap to cobble something together.
    I've got my gear, now what?

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Eric and dazedgonebye, I am using one of this (or similar to this):http://cgi.ebay.com/Helical-focus-fo...3%3A1|294%3A50

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    The helical mount would have been nice but there is not much need for focus in landscape. I shimmed my box just short of infinity and normally shoot at f45. A press shutter would have been a greater improvement.

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Has anyone looked at the focusing helicals from Mamiya Super and Universal Press cameras, not to mention Polaroid 600SE and Graflex XL.... there are plenty of those old lenses out there with focus helicals in the Mamiya Super/Graflex XL graveyard. Just counting the Mamiya, there were helicals for 50MM, 65MM, 75MM, 127MM, 150MM. Same or more for the Graflex XL's.

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    talking about graflex xl helical. They're really easy to broke ( plastic) and hard to fucus. Nguyen

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Two major problems I found were viewfinders and helical focus devices. Helical focus are expensive except those mencioned by John Hoang, wich I found this week on ebay.
    I am dealing with 3 diferente designs and I have 2 lenses to use in a Point&Shoot 4x5 camera that I want to build, one is a Schneider Super Angulon 65/8, the other is a Schneider Super Angulon 47/5.6 XL. It's not easy to find a cheap viewfinder for either of these lens. I think the Gaoersi viewfinder will be the cheapest one wich can deal with a 47mm lens.
    I'm still not sure about the design, I have parts of a Cambo Portrait, parts of a Cambo Legend 8x10 from wich I have several backs, lensboards, etc. I have plans and the necessary tools to build a wooden P&S camera, but still thinking about finding the best choice.

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    As Allen pointed out early in this thread, two bottles but did you all 21 drink of the same glass?

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