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    Re: DIY "classic" 8x10 field camera

    Very impressive work.

    Certainly do make your own ground glass. If you can do all that, you'll find grinding a groundglass very easy (just takes some 600 grit silicon carbide and about an hour).

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    Re: DIY "classic" 8x10 field camera

    I prefer aluminum oxide, as it leads to less chips, although it'll grind slower than silicon carbide.
    May tomorrow be a better day.

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    Re: DIY "classic" 8x10 field camera

    Very well made camera. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: DIY "classic" 8x10 field camera

    Amazing work!

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    Re: DIY "classic" 8x10 field camera

    Quote Originally Posted by reddesert View Post
    Very impressive work.

    Certainly do make your own ground glass. If you can do all that, you'll find grinding a groundglass very easy (just takes some 600 grit silicon carbide and about an hour).
    I have now made such a ground glass and I am quite satisfied. The most difficult thing was to find the grit silicon carbide around here. I didn't find any 600s, only 400s. The new ground glass is not much brighter than the solution with the foil, but now I can see what I am focusing on. What is nice. With the foil it was a blurry matter.

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    Re: DIY "classic" 8x10 field camera

    Very well done and congratulations!

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    Re: DIY "classic" 8x10 field camera

    Quote Originally Posted by elgatosuizo View Post
    The new ground glass is not much brighter than the solution with the foil, but now I can see what I am focusing on. What is nice. With the foil it was a blurry matter.
    Such a beautiful camera deserved this GG, of course

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    Re: DIY "classic" 8x10 field camera

    Looks fantastic! Congratulations!

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    Re: DIY "classic" 8x10 field camera

    Awesome camera!

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    Re: DIY "classic" 8x10 field camera

    So beautiful and well executed! So refreshingly classic - with a couple of nice personal touches (like the ground glass frame lifting plate) which do not detract from this in the least. But as a guitar maker...was it tempting to add a flourish - like a mother of pearl inlay? (glad you did not...but I just had to ask!)

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