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  1. Re: Lightweight 4x5 Rangefinder camera build (Polaroid Mod)

    Looks really cool, Dirk. Is it as easy to use as it looks?
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    Re: How Have You Made a Plastic GG

    I haven't tried to grind acrylic or polycarb, but I have used Gila privacy (frosted) window film to cover acrylic:...
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    Extension lens board adapter for 240mm G-Claron.

    I've been using this adapter for years with my 8x10. The 8x10 only has 24" max bellows extension, so this helps me use a 24" lens without...
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    makin' progress...

    got the film holder channel lined with black adhesive felt

    cut, filed, polished, and clear coated the brass hardware

    drilled it for screw holes

    drilled pilot holes
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    Just need to add the ground glass and hardware, and a few other touches (black adhesive felt in the film holder channel, a touch of flat black paint in a couple of places on the spring back,...
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    With three finish coats of glossy poly:
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    Re: 14x20 camera build

    Wow, Chris, are you making the holders, too? If not, where are you getting them?
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    Hah! Thanks Randy.
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    14x20 camera build

    Because I don't have enough DIY projects going on...

    I offered to make a ULF camera for a fellow photographer a few years back. He accepted my offer. Time passed. There were discussions about...
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    A few more pix:

    1. Flat black inside of front box
    2. Wood grain detail of front box
    3. Wood grain detail of lower part of main camera body (note the light stain from dried glue at the joint of...
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    Got the flat black painting done on the inside of the main body, front box, and spring back yesterday. Then stained the front of the main body, front box, and the spring back and the edges of the gg...
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    I'm excited--a 4 5/16" (110mm) Extreme Wide Angle Wollensak lens is on its way to me. I'm hoping this lens will cover 4x10 with no movement, which will be perfect for this project. If it does, then...
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    Got the tripod socket mount installed and added some reinforcement for a couple of joints inside.

    The socket mount will also serve as a convenient grip for hand held shooting.

    Just about ready...
  14. Re: Ultra wide

    That there looks like one of them old Korona Panoramic View camories...http://www.piercevaubel.com/cam/gundlach/pan.htm

    5x12, 7x17, or 8x20
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    Re: DIY Filmholders

    There is also a discussion of adhesive film holders in this thread: https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?88122-Adhesive-holders

    Still working on applying all of Drew...
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    Re: DIY Filmholders

    Given Paul's recent thread on his 14x17 film holder project (https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?143039-14x17-film-holder-build-question , I went searching for this old...
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    And, yes, the front box and lens will invert into the main camera body for safer transport.

    Weight right now, including the gg frame and acrylic gg is 1lb 15oz, so I'm estimating a final weight...
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    I fabricated the front box for the 159mm Wolly over the weekend. Added the rear flange and the front lens board frame and light trap yesterday.

    Getting the measurements right for this piece was...
  19. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    Thanks, Ted! Good to have more data on the optimal plane of focus for scanning directly on the lower glass.
  20. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    Thanks Jim! What I am seeing is the carrier glass is 7.25 x 9.75in, so the film will need to fit inside this area. Seems like 4x10 could be trimmed slightly to fit w/o losing any of the image;...
  21. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    Pere, thank you so much!
  22. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    Pere,
    A couple of follow up questions for you:

    1. Others (e.g., Sandy King, Ben Horne) have commented the sharpest focus for the lens with Film Area Guide (i.e., the 8x10 lens) is 1mm above the...
  23. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    True dat!
  24. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    Yes, Jim, I agree--cutting the film after it's processed would not be a problem (same w/ two-up 5x8s). But...is there a 4x10 holder available? If not, how would this help? Sorry to be slow....
  25. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    I really, really do not want to believe this!

    Oh, Reality--such a difficult mistress.
  26. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    Agreed!!!
  27. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    I really, really want to believe this--it would make my life so much easier! But I also understand the seductive power of wishful thinking and confirmation bias, so I really, really want to do this...
  28. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    Pere,
    This bell seems extraordinarily sharp for a 6m print! I guess my question is: at what viewing distance does this represent?

    For example, I am using an Excel spreadsheet developed by...
  29. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    Pere,
    Thanks for your reply, it's very helpful.

    A question: with my 4990, the 8x10 film area guide has the long dimension consistent with the long dimension of the scanner, but my 4x5 Epson...
  30. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    Thanks, Jim. I appreciate the information. I've done wet mounting on a Howtek 4500, but not on an Epson using the Epson station. For context, I'm printing up to 71x120" from drum scans. I don't...
  31. Re: question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    Hi Jim,
    Thanks for your response. Is there a glass carrier for 5x7? That's news to me. Is this an Epson carrier? BetterScanning? Some other brand?

    Ahh...I see that BetterScanning has a 5x7...
  32. question about using the 4x5 Epson scanner lens to scan 5.9" wide and stitch 8x10

    I've been reviewing the scanning threads but have not found any posts from anyone who has actually done this--so if you have experience with it, I would appreciate hearing from you.

    From what I've...
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    Spring back fabrication is coming along....

    One-half inch deep surround for the film holder.

    Top and bottom are one-half inch wide to fit the 1/2 in brass springs to come.

    Just need to glue...
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Looks awesome, Farid!
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    Sweet!
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    Absolutely you could make one of these and use a standard 8x10 back from another field camera. I am making this one just for 4x10 (not 5x8), so I'm using a horizontal design for the spring back,...
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    Got the main camera body all glued up. 14.8oz so far. Also chopped and ripped most of the pieces for the spring back, so the next job will be to glue that up.
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    Hah! I should have mentioned my point of reference is the "Four Mile" hike (10.5 mi round-trip) my wife and I did last month in Yosemite from the valley floor--3,200 ft elevation gain--up to Glacier...
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    Yeah, I've been thinking two holders would not be too heavy to carry around--8 photos!
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    Re: 4x10 Point 'n Shoot Camera Build

    Bob, excellent point. Forgive my imprecision. I shouldn't have said the focus will be "fixed at infinity."

    In actuality, the hyperfocal distance for the 159mm lens will be set at 31.44 feet. ...
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