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  1. #101

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    Re: Blowing up a Kodak 2D to 12x20

    In all what was the total cost for everything??? It doesn’t matter if it took 6 years to do it or not just the fact that it’s an amazing beautiful camera! Plus you can do dual formats!



    Great Job!

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    Re: Blowing up a Kodak 2D to 12x20

    Thanks!

    About $475, including $375 for the bellows. I bought the 8x10 2D with a lens and 5x7 back, and recouped the price by selling the lens and back, so the camera, sans bellows, rear frame and spring back was essentially free. Craft wood, brass, and acrylic for the two spring backs was around $100.

    Of course, probably about 50-100 hours of labor as well. I totally understand why pro camera makers charge $5,000 or more.

  3. #103

    Re: Blowing up a Kodak 2D to 12x20

    Michael, you invited comments, so here's mine: "Wow!"
    A work of art with which to make works of art.

  4. #104

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    Re: blowing up a Kodak 2D

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Slow work is best!

    I have restored motorcycles by doing something on it EVERY DAY for 15 minutes

    Amazing, but it works

    Once drove (well actually pushed) my 1976 MG Midget into the basement after removing the sliding glass doors. About a half inch clearance on either side. Then religiously spent about an hour or so each day after dinner working on the car. Even if I got home late after a long day, still went down into the basement to work on the Midget for 15 minutes or so. After sanding smooth and then filling in the many, many surface rust spots, with an air brush was able to restore the original paint to look almost like new. Did the same with the engine bay. Basement was heated with a wood stove and many New England's winter's weekend day spent it down in that basement. Took me almost 3 years till I was able to push it outside again. Didn't want to start it in the basement for safety reasons. It took patience, patience, and more patience.

  5. #105

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    Re: Blowing up a Kodak 2D to 12x20

    Quote Originally Posted by padre yak View Post
    Michael, you invited comments, so here's mine: "Wow!"
    A work of art with which to make works of art.
    Thanks padre!

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