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phillip2446
7-Oct-2014, 14:07
i am redoing my 8x10 view camera. anybody know i can get a bellows made in the US for it?
much appreciated

Daniel Stone
7-Oct-2014, 14:43
*not* made in the USA, but they'll happily make *for* USA customers ;)

http://www.custombellows.co.uk/

Jim Noel
7-Oct-2014, 15:07
Custom bellows is by far the best and they have a quick turnaround time. Nobody in the USA makes a comparable bellows or can match the price. I have had bellows made by three different US companies over the years, but never again.

onnect17
7-Oct-2014, 19:27
Check the auctions site.

angusparker
7-Oct-2014, 20:27
*not* made in the USA, but they'll happily make *for* USA customers ;)

http://www.custombellows.co.uk/

Recently they did an amazing job for my 14x17 non-standard view camera. Pretty fast too.

Jim Fitzgerald
7-Oct-2014, 21:32
*not* made in the USA, but they'll happily make *for* USA customers ;)

http://www.custombellows.co.uk/

They made my 14x17 bellows as well. Great quality!

David A. Goldfarb
8-Oct-2014, 05:15
Custombellows also did my 11x14", and the work was first rate. No problem at all dealing with a UK vendor in the US.

Michael Graves
8-Oct-2014, 06:10
I think Western Bellows is still around. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Their contact information as of a couple of years ago was:

7454 Henbane St
Etiwanda, CA 91739 - View Map
Phone: (909) 980-0606

Tav Walraven
8-Oct-2014, 06:47
My 11x14 Deardorff wears a Camera Bellows bellows. The images appear sharper on the left side of the print..........weird.........

tw

DrTang
8-Oct-2014, 07:01
I had a bellows made by a Chinese company advertising bellows on ebay..I wrote to them and asked if they could make me a custom size and they wrote back with a reasonable quote

Jim Fitzgerald
8-Oct-2014, 07:36
I had a bellows made by a Chinese company advertising bellows on ebay..I wrote to them and asked if they could make me a custom size and they wrote back with a reasonable quote

I know that several people have used them with good results.

adelorenzo
8-Oct-2014, 07:56
Michael Hendrickson:

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?110212-Bellows-Making-Service

Lachlan 717
8-Oct-2014, 15:28
Perhaps get in touch with Filip Habart at habartf@gmail.com.

Filip does custom bellows, custom body pieces as well as complete cameras.

Excellent rates and a terrific guy. I'm going to use his bellows service for my DIY 7x17.

Tracy Storer
11-Oct-2014, 12:28
My 11x14 Deardorff wears a Camera Bellows bellows. The images appear sharper on the left side of the print..........weird.........

tw

"Camera Bellows" is the old company that spawned "Custom Bellows" I catch myself using the old name by accident too, probably because I've been dealing with them since before the shut-down and rebirth. Product and experience still top shelf !

rjmeyer314
12-Oct-2014, 11:32
Turner Bellows, Rochester, NY. http://www.turnerbellows.com/photographic_bellows.html

They made a new set of bellows for my 5x7 Speed Graphic a few years ago, and I was pleased with the quick turn around.

Randy Moe
12-Oct-2014, 12:12
Turner Bellows, Rochester, NY. http://www.turnerbellows.com/photographic_bellows.html

They made a new set of bellows for my 5x7 Speed Graphic a few years ago, and I was pleased with the quick turn around.

I used Turner for 3 sets of 11x14 square bellows this year.

I like them very much. Price was competitive with anywhere in the world and they made them resemble the 1930's style I wanted. I" pleats and length to match my supplied sample.

They even copied the Deardorff mounting system, as I supplied 2 vintage frames and one copy frame I made. The early Studio Deardorff bellows are tacked into the frames with stringers. Meaning they mounted the new bellows to my frames, which made the install very easy.