View Full Version : 8x10 ground glass recommendation

22-Jun-2011, 13:21
I have a Deardorff 8x10 and I usually shoot wide open on a 240mm f5.6 Schneider lens. One issue I have is getting sharp focus. My ground glass (I'm not sure if it's original) has a rather rough grain and even with a loupe it is hit or miss if the final image is in focus. I want to get a ground glass with a grid anyway so can anyone recommend one thats good for fine focusing? What are Fresnals like? Will any 8x10 fit my Deardorff?

Thanks. K

22-Jun-2011, 14:04
Try Steve Hopf (http://www.hopfglass.com/). Some have also had great results by regrinding their original ground-glass.

Walter Calahan
22-Jun-2011, 15:14
Try Steve Hopf. I own his gg in my two 8x10 cameras, as well as various 5x7 and 4x5s.


David Karp
22-Jun-2011, 15:38
I third the recommendation for Steve Hopf.

22-Jun-2011, 15:46
Re-grind it with some #600 grit Silicon Carbide powder, drawing a new grid is easy :D

I also have (or had) Steve Hopf glass and would recommend it if you don't want to grind your own.


Uri A
4-Jul-2011, 16:01