View Full Version : The 1895 Patent Instantograph by Lancaster in half plate

Ian Greenhalgh
15-Jun-2013, 11:44
Just acquired this mahogany and brass beauty. She needs some TLC but will soon be ready to shoot :)

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15-Jun-2013, 17:02
Man, Lancaster made some fine cameras, but all English cameras are pretty fine devices.

Paul Ewins
15-Jun-2013, 17:58
I've got the 1893 version. Here's a fairly old page that describes making adapters to shoot 4x5: http://www.paulewins.com/old_site/resources/instantograph.htm

Ian Greenhalgh
16-Jun-2013, 03:28
Cheers guys. That link should be useful, cheers. I have a couple of the original wooden book style half plate holders which are 6.5 x 4.75 inches, and a couple of 5x7 holders that fit too. I also have a quarter plate reducing back for it. It would be nice to be able to shoot 4x5 in it too as I have a few hundreds sheets of 4x5 in the fridge.