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    DIY ULF Camera

    I've been building a ULF camera. The plate size is 48"x48" The lens is an old military Dalmeyer 1328mm
    I've still got to finesse the holder and dark slide and add a some focus rail locks.
    I made the ground glass from frosted perspex, this will eventually be changed to glass

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    Re: DIY ULF Camera

    Wow amazing work and camera, what sensitive surface do you plan to use with it?
    Collodion? Photo paper? Homemade gelatin silver glass plate?

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    Re: DIY ULF Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Starynkevitch View Post
    Wow amazing work and camera, what sensitive surface do you plan to use with it?
    Collodion? Photo paper? Homemade gelatin silver glass plate?

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    I plan to use both wetplate and also photographic paper

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    Re: DIY ULF Camera

    Are you sure you can get it out of the room once it is complete?

    That is quite a project - looks very good.
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/52893762/bigger4b.jpg

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    Re: DIY ULF Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    Are you sure you can get it out of the room once it is complete?

    That is quite a project - looks very good.
    I have to remove it from the rails to get it out and move it, for now.
    I will build a dolly for it and it will sit permanently on that. It is a pain at the moment though

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    Re: DIY ULF Camera

    Amazing mammoth camera. Well done. I would imagine it Would be quite tough to handle this alone even for loading the film holder.

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    Can you "rig" together a plate holder from glued up bits of old Lisco holders? I am thinking, maybe only one sided with a backing piece toehold it all together and ensure rigidity and flatness.

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    Re: DIY ULF Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Bedo View Post
    Can you "rig" together a plate holder from glued up bits of old Lisco holders? I am thinking, maybe only one sided with a backing piece toehold it all together and ensure rigidity and flatness.

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    Iíve made a plate holder, it would work for tin and glass, not paper.
    The hardest part is getting the dark slide lightproof.
    Still working on t

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    Re: DIY ULF Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by TSL View Post
    The hardest part is getting the dark slide lightproof.
    Still working on t
    48" size is not a joke

    very nice camera !!

    For 11x14 I was considering a U shaped slide... still I've not built it...

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    Re: DIY ULF Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Pere Casals View Post
    48" size is not a joke

    very nice camera !!

    For 11x14 I was considering a U shaped slide... still I've not built it...

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    That's quite clever. I like it!

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