I’ve been off the forums for a long while and am starting to get back into things so figured this might be a nice way to jump back in and say hi. Below you’ll find my recently completed 6x10 expansion back for Deardorff 4x5 Special. The back scales up the format to 6x10 which I became excited about as a sort of mini-12x20. Initially, I was just going to mask the film gate of my 8x10 to get the 6x10 format, but that would be too easy. Besides, even with the expansion back, this camera is much smaller and lighter than my 8x10 Deardorff so it’s definitely a success from a portability standpoint relative to the format. The back collapses down for storage and travel and takes just a minute extra to setup. I still have some final touches to complete but I’m pretty happy with how this turned out and I’m looking forward to using it for some of my paper negative and direct positive work.

Detailed write up on the project and more images.