Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: Build a studio camera from an Argyle 18 process camera

  1. #11

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Sunshine State
    Posts
    781

    Re: Build a studio camera from an Argyle 18 process camera

    Haha, you put a lot of pressure on me now. After I read randy’s Posts and I plan to buy a used 16x20 or 14x17 camera back. I will install a wood frame in the existing rear standard and hook the 16x20 or 14x17 back on the frame. Hopefully it will work. Not sure how long it will take me to find a used camera back.

    Quote Originally Posted by malexand View Post
    I'll be watching this.

  2. #12
    Tin Can's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    13,229

    Re: Build a studio camera from an Argyle 18 process camera

    I have written before to consider this sequence of events and actual purchases

    Decide on the film and format

    Then find film holders first!

    Make the back to match, not impossible or pay Richard Ritter

    last buy a lens, there are plenty

    35" of bellows and extension is not much...
    sin eater

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    40

    Re: Build a studio camera from an Argyle 18 process camera

    Interesting, I got one of those earlier this year which was built as horizontal and converted it to portrait. Been thinking about getting or making a film holder but so far have just been using the vaccum back which with x-ray film is a bit inconvenient but works. The Sears table saw which has casters is the current base hopefully not for too long.
    My Wollensak Raptor 330 from the 8X10 covers 11X14 and per the catalogue will also do 16X20.
    I'll be interested in following along to see how you're project goes.
    I don't think that these will be good field cameras, even with pack horses and bearers. (S).

    Oh yes had to make a top hat to do head and shoulders.

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Sunshine State
    Posts
    781

    Re: Build a studio camera from an Argyle 18 process camera

    Yes, need find a film holder first. The 35" bellows is not very long. Maybe I should build a box to extend the rear standard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    I have written before to consider this sequence of events and actual purchases

    Decide on the film and format

    Then find film holders first!

  5. #15

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Sunshine State
    Posts
    781

    Re: Build a studio camera from an Argyle 18 process camera

    The one I have is portrait orientation.


    Quote Originally Posted by joem View Post
    Interesting, I got one of those earlier this year which was built as horizontal and converted it to portrait.

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    1,210

    Re: Build a studio camera from an Argyle 18 process camera

    I also have one of these...
    Real cameras are measured in inches...
    Not pixels.

    www.photocollective.org

Similar Threads

  1. CNC camera build
    By Bill Kelleher in forum LF DIY (Do It Yourself)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 13-Jun-2016, 09:30
  2. Another 14 x 17 Camera Build
    By Jim Fitzgerald in forum LF DIY (Do It Yourself)
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 28-Feb-2016, 09:44
  3. DIY 4x5 camera build
    By VPooler in forum LF DIY (Do It Yourself)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 23-Jul-2013, 07:42
  4. Argyle 14 table top camera info?
    By lafndog in forum Cameras & Camera Accessories
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 9-Sep-2010, 19:59

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •