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    Richard Ritter 20X24

    I opened a couple of boxes today and found my new Richard Ritter 20X24 camera, with a 12X20 reducing back.

    A nicely engineered and beautifully built camera. Comes in at about 25 lbs with some 48" of bellows draw. Has shift, swing and tilt on the front, and shift, swing and tilt on the rear. Folds to about 28"X28"X7". Very rigid when set up. The back reverses for horizontal or vertical shots as with most 4X5, 5X7 and 8X10 cameras. Same with the 12X20 reducing back.

    A few images attached.

    Sandy King

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    Re: Richard Ritter 20X24

    Looks beautiful, Sandy. A very elegant and lightweight design.

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    Re: Richard Ritter 20X24

    That is a very significant piece of kit Sandy.

    What is the method used to focus the camera? Do you have any images of that section?

    Steve

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    Re: Richard Ritter 20X24

    Sandy,

    She sure is pretty. I'm sure you will enjoy your 20x24 as much as I enjoy my Ritter 7x17. Richard builds a great camera.

    John

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    Re: Richard Ritter 20X24

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Nicholls View Post
    That is a very significant piece of kit Sandy.

    What is the method used to focus the camera? Do you have any images of that section?

    Steve
    You can push and pull the front standard on the carbon fiber tubes. Very smooth. For fine adjustments there is a center worm that adjusts from the back. No images of that section now but I believe the design is similar to other RR cameras so perhaps someone has an image to post showing the center worm.The center worm adjustment is similar to what you see on Phillips and Chamonix cameras.

    Sandy King

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    Re: Richard Ritter 20X24

    Congratulations Sandy!

    Two questions:

    (1) what lenses will you be using?

    (2) Is film for the goliath strictly special order?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Richard Ritter 20X24

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Fisher View Post
    Congratulations Sandy!

    Two questions:

    (1) what lenses will you be using?

    (2) Is film for the goliath strictly special order?

    Thanks!

    I have a few lenses that will work, of which the best are the Schneider 550mm (22") XXL, which is a modern multi-coated Dagor type lens, and a 30" Red Dot Artar. Both will cover with a fair amount of movement.

    Pan film for 20X24 is a speciality item that one must seek out to buy. Fortunately I have on hand a fair amount of Pan film so I wont' have to start looking tomorrow. In addition I have several boxes of Kodak Ortho film and am hoping to use this for a retro type project. In addition, with special exposure and development procedures, one can use litho type films. Jim Gali has provided in previous threads, either here or on APUG, instructions. Finally, I have a couple of hundred sheets of TMY 12X20 film on hand and was thinking of exposing this in 20X24 holders and printing with the middle seam.

    Sandy

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    Re: Richard Ritter 20X24

    Hi Sandy,
    Congratulations and Happy Holidays.

    Cheers,
    TT

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    Re: Richard Ritter 20X24

    Quote Originally Posted by Tri Tran View Post
    Hi Sandy,
    Congratulations and Happy Holidays.

    Cheers,
    TT
    Hi Tri,

    Any news on your new Chamonix 20X24? That should be one beautiful camera also.

    And Happy Holidays to you.

    Sandy

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    Re: Richard Ritter 20X24

    Hi Sandy,
    Thanks for asking. They're still working on it. It should be done in about a month or so due to the Chamonix 4x5 delivery to the LFPF 's members before Xmas. I now have the horizontal model to play with but can't wait to get the convertible to shoot some portraits.With the 65 inches bellow extention I'm sure I will have a lot of fun.Please stay fit and healthy to enjoy it. Take care.


    TT

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