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    Re: New WP Camera! Can I Iron The Bellows?

    I could never forget that camera.
    I had to go find where I saw it.....

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    That's just the "Oh Shit" look>>>>

    That the bellows look like after every movement no matter how slight just creates another focus problem somewhere else on the ground glass. You just holler "Oh shit" and grab the bellows right in the middle and twist.....HARD!!!

    Wanna see a closet full of those?

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    Re: New WP Camera! Can I Iron The Bellows?

    OMG!! I have no idea what you should do, but those are the gnarliest bellows I have ever seen! If you succeed, please post the story.

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    Re: New WP Camera! Can I Iron The Bellows?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Schroeder View Post
    I think it looks like this.
    Where it used to look like this
    A little way down the page here.
    Richard and Scott, thanks - not only a good chuckle, but that's a terrific companion to the indispensable "Field Cameras of the United States" site.

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    Re: New WP Camera! Can I Iron The Bellows?

    I was about to offer to make you a nice new bellows for free, but seems like it has been fixed up I guess you make a damn nice bellows yourself?

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    Re: New WP Camera! Can I Iron The Bellows?

    BUT __ It is beyond my comprehension as to HOW could anyone have gotten a bellows into THAT condition in the first place. I can understand some wringles. Even a total collapse if something fell on it. Really bad if something fell on it while in storage and stayed there for years -- but his looks like it was crumpled again and again - on purpose! WOW!!! And, even if it was done purposefully -- how did that much damage get done to the bellows without turning the wood to kindling?

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    Re: New WP Camera! Can I Iron The Bellows?

    I think it will iron out fine. Just use plenty of starch.
    Len Eselson

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    Re: New WP Camera! Can I Iron The Bellows?

    Quote Originally Posted by Len Eselson View Post
    I think it will iron out fine. Just use plenty of starch.
    Len Eselson
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    Re: New WP Camera! Can I Iron The Bellows?

    I think that might vignette with some lenses . . . most lenses . . . possibly all lenses.

    I started a thread on Bellows Manufacturers recently. Many of the responses indicated a few companies that make bellows. You might want to glance through that, and see if any of those places might be able to help you. I recently contacted Camera Bellows in the UK, though I have not heard back from them yet.

    Ciao!

    Gordon Moat Photography

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    Re: New WP Camera! Can I Iron The Bellows?

    Is that what the teens mean when they say something is "gnarly"?

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