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    Eric Woodbury
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    8x10 bellows selection

    I'm designing an 8x10 and have gotten to the point where I need a bellows.

    I like the bellows on my Chamonix and 8x10 versions of these are readily available. I notice, too, on ebay, that 8x10 replacement Deardorff bellows are available for a slightly lesser price from Hong Kong. Do any of you fine camera users have experience with either or both? Right now I'm leaning towards the known Chamonix.

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    Re: 8x10 bellows selection

    There's a thread about the Hong Kong supplier that makes his bellows sound pretty hit-and-miss. Worth reading all the way through... http://www.largeformatphotography.in...cbuyonline2008
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    Re: 8x10 bellows selection

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Woodbury View Post
    I'm designing an 8x10 and have gotten to the point where I need a bellows.

    I like the bellows on my Chamonix and 8x10 versions of these are readily available. I notice, too, on ebay, that 8x10 replacement Deardorff bellows are available for a slightly lesser price from Hong Kong. Do any of you fine camera users have experience with either or both? Right now I'm leaning towards the known Chamonix.

    Thanks.
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    Eric Woodbury
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    Re: 8x10 bellows selection

    Michael, you're so diplomatic.

    (Not sure my instincts are worth spit.)

    As always, thanks so much. Happy snapping.

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    Re: 8x10 bellows selection

    Eric, there's also Custom Bellows in the UK, I've not found his prices to be out of line.

    Luis

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    Sent you a PM.

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    Re: 8x10 bellows selection

    Do you have a current website for Custom Bellows? I've used their product in the past, and been happy, but the website found through search engines leads to an ISP holding page.

    Sandeha Lynch appears to have an active website, though.

    Neil

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    Re: 8x10 bellows selection

    Quote Originally Posted by barnacle View Post
    Do you have a current website for Custom Bellows? I've used their product in the past, and been happy, but the website found through search engines leads to an ISP holding page.

    Sandeha Lynch appears to have an active website, though.

    Neil
    I don’t think Custom Bellows has a website. I had an email conversation with Keith there last December. The email address was custombellows@hotmail.com. Give it a try.
    Keith Pitman

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    Re: 8x10 bellows selection

    Email Keith Lowe at: info@custombellows.co.uk He's done 3 bellows for me and they've been perfect! He may not respond to Email right away, but he does answer. I'd try both this and the hotmail Email above. L

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