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  1. Re: ChromaGraphica Double Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter - Friday 9 August 2019 Noon la

    Thanks Alan. Yes, the holders will be available for sale through both of our websites, plus we're also working with other retail outlets at the moment to finalise them being sold through their sites...
  2. Re: ChromaGraphica Double Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter - Friday 9 August 2019 Noon la

    Thanks a lot Matt. I saw that we'd reached the goal as we were eating dinner earlier and nearly threw my plate of food over the kids ;0) Myself and Jason are looking forward to bringing something...
  3. Re: ChromaGraphica Double Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter - Friday 9 August 2019 Noon la

    We're now at just under 80% so it's starting to get really close! Thanks again for everyone's ongoing support.

    Cheers
    Steve
  4. Re: ChromaGraphica Double Dry Plate Holder Kickstarter - Friday 9 August 2019 Noon la

    Hi all, sorry for being slow to the thread but I’ve been a bit spread thinly with Chroma camera building and being harassed by a guy from New Hampshire to design some holders ;)

    Looks like Jason’s...
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    Re: New 4x5 'Standard' Camera

    Congratulations on reaching your funding target Drew. Now the fun part really begins!
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    Re: New 4x5 'Standard' Camera

    Cheers :D
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    Re: New 4x5 'Standard' Camera

    Good luck with the campaign Drew, it looks like another excellent introduction to large format. I collected 8 boxes of Chroma camera parts yesterday so will be continuing with the assembly line...
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    Re: New 'Affordable' 8x10 camera

    He designed and built the camera, along with the other Stenopeika cameras, so I imagine he's had quite a lot of practice with its' use :0)
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    Re: anyone tried carbon fiber?

    I haven't used carbon fibre sheet but I build my Chroma's from 2/3/5mm laminated acrylic (Perspex) and they are both strong and comparatively light (1500g).
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    Re: Chroma Camera

    Thanks for the suggestions. I don't have dry dusty conditions to test my Chroma in unfortunately but from using the camera indoors and having it inside bags etc I haven't noticed an excessive amount...
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    Re: Chroma Camera

    I'm not an expert on static electricity or its' effects on film so if you have experience of it, and working around it, I'd be more than happy to discuss it.
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    Re: Chroma Camera

    Hi everyone, apologies for my delayed response here. I'm the designer of the Chroma Camera and am about to start the production of 148 cameras that will be shipped worldwide.

    Firstly, my main...
  13. Thread: 4x5 Camera

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    Re: 4x5 Camera

    Thanks a lot. I agree that the resurgence in the interest in film is great. Whilst it's never 'died', it has dropped in visibility so the recent surge in new cameras is definitely a good thing to...
  14. Thread: 4x5 Camera

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    Re: 4x5 Camera

    Thanks a lot Neil. Purple is awesome ;0)

    I laser cut the ribs and outer material then assemble the bellows myself.
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    Re: 4x5 Camera

    I’m glad you like the purple, I do too :)

    Whilst I haven’t formally documented any kind of warranty, the Chroma is designed to use laminated parts bolted together rather than bonding with...
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    Re: 4x5 Camera

    Thanks David. My camera shelf also suggests I don’t need any more but if I build it myself I don’t think it counts ;0)

    I wanted to design a camera that I want to pick up and use. I’ve had...
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    Re: 4x5 Camera

    Thanks a lot for your positivity Corran. As I’ve said, I never set out to replace a more ‘traditional’ camera from the likes of a Chamonix/Ebony/Wista. They are clearly aimed a different market and...
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    Re: 4x5 Camera

    Thanks a lot for your comment, I appreciate your platitude regarding my attempts to build a camera. All of the issues you've flagged with Acrylic sheet have already been identified and addressed. ...
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    Re: 4x5 Camera

    I havenít seen any signs of static build up in my own use and am not really sure in what conditions it would be?

    With regards to sub zero temperatures, acrylic is rated for use down to -20 (and-40...
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    Re: 4x5 Camera

    Thanks. As I said though, the availability of polycarbonate in 2/3/5mm thick sheets and multiple colours is limited. Whilst there are finished products like the suitcases you mentioned, the most...
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    Re: 4x5 Camera

    Thanks for the advice but the only information I’ve found regarding water absorption is on aquatic forums where acrylic has been used fully submerged in tank sumps 24x7. The manufacturer stats...
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    Re: 4x5 Camera

    I forgot to add. Whilst your Chamonix is a very nicely made camera, it uses a traditional type front standard without independent controls and has no rear rise/fall. Iím not suggesting my Chroma is...
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    Re: 4x5 Camera

    Hi, I've just found this thread. The Chroma is mine :)

    Thanks for the interest and feedback. just to answer a few of the questions;

    The purple versions, like the blue one, have been built as...
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    You're just a rebel Dirk!

    My Chroma camera is almost ready for its' Kickstarter launch. I'm shooting the video for it on the 28th then will be starting the campaign a few weeks after that.
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    It's been a while since I updated my progress but I ran a dry assembly of my Chroma to check the alignment/fit;

    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4327/36050883885_704d68454d.jpgUntitled by Steve...
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    Re: Through the lens metering

    Out of interest, how would having the lux meter behind the lens account for shutter speed? I understand you could set the desired aperture then open the shutter on bulb to get a lux reading but...
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Thanks for advice Pere, that's very useful information. With my 5x4, I've redesigned the hinge mechanism since building the first version to remove the need for the 3D printed hinge due to the added...
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Thanks Pere. I'm excited about it to :0) I'm making a few final adjustments to the overall design to make the camera easier to setup and also to simplify the manufacturing process. Once I'm happy...
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Thanks. I'll take some more photos once I've built an updated version I'm finishing up now. To give an idea of size, the rear standard is 208mmx208mm and the whole camera, once folded down, will be...
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Sorry, I wasn't getting notifications from this thread. I chose acrylic because it is widely available in many colours and can be cut by the laser cutters used by a local firm. As all of the parts...
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    I've just come across this thread so will share my ongoing progress on a new laser cut acrylic 4x5 field camera I'm producing. I'm intending to put this through a Kickstarter campaign in the next...
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