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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Hi Jim, I did not make the carbon fiber.
    I bought 20x30 and 35x35 carbon fiber sheets then have a friend of mine cut for me at my measurements.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    I'm seriously thinking of a CF camera, once I get the wooden one finished to prove it, then another thinner wooden one for a pattern. But I still need to finish making the tools to let the lathe do the woodworking I need... then all I need is a vacuum pump and all the CF goodies...

    Back of the envelope, it'll need moulds making for:

    - lens board
    - front standard
    - front frame
    - base board
    - inner base board
    - traveller/standard support
    - rear box
    - 90 degree holder guide (for portrait and landscape)
    - focussing screen

    and all the associated nuts and bolts and brass bits and bellows and lens and the tripod stand... I've got the lens, and I've got the bellows, and I've got a first prototype which tells me where I went wrong.

    What I'm looking for is a folding field camera on which a standard lens can stay attached - it'll poke through the baseboard. But it's going to be a while, I fear...

    Neil

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Hi Guys!
    I have been a long time reader of this blog but this is my first post. I have found a lot of inspiration in this thread in particular.
    I have built several cameras in the past few years. Thought you guys would like to check them out. And I would be happy to hear any feedback.


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    This is the first camera I have made. Its a 4x5 monorail I made out of laser cut plywood.

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    This is my second, and most liked, camera I made. It is a homemade instant press camera. The body is made of planed red oak and all metal components are made of machined steel.

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    This is my most recent camera. It is made of brass and shoots 6x6 medium format film. I call it the Landers B66.

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Some of you have throughout the years referred to my website on building large format cameras. Please note that my website is now moving to: jongrepstad.com

    My book on building a large format camera can be downloaded free of charge there.
    My links to other camera bulders will soon be available at my new site.

    Jon Grepstad

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cropped_camera View Post
    Hi Guys!
    I have been a long time reader of this blog but this is my first post. I have found a lot of inspiration in this thread in particular.
    I have built several cameras in the past few years. Thought you guys would like to check them out. And I would be happy to hear any feedback.


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Name:	the-camera.jpg 
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    This is the first camera I have made. Its a 4x5 monorail I made out of laser cut plywood.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Untitled1.jpg 
Views:	383 
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ID:	141084

    This is my second, and most liked, camera I made. It is a homemade instant press camera. The body is made of planed red oak and all metal components are made of machined steel.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    This is my most recent camera. It is made of brass and shoots 6x6 medium format film. I call it the Landers B66.
    Really like that second camera - I'm wondering how you've managed to add the flash sync with it -and what the two black metal boxes on top are for

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Quote Originally Posted by analoguey View Post
    Really like that second camera - I'm wondering how you've managed to add the flash sync with it -and what the two black metal boxes on top are for
    PMFJI. The lens is in shutter, the shutter has flash sync. Just like typical lenses in shutter as are used on view cameras.

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Quote Originally Posted by analoguey View Post
    Really like that second camera - I'm wondering how you've managed to add the flash sync with it -and what the two black metal boxes on top are for
    Correct, the flash is synced through a PC port on the lens. The three metal parts on the top are telescoping guide rods to keep the two standards parallel. And the Black box sitting on top of them is a rangefinder used with focusing.

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    My version of the Travelwide with 40mm rise maxed near the edge of the image circle for architectural subjects. I wanted to pair the lens in helical mount and the revolving back I had laying around so modelled the body in CAD, fabricated in layers of laser cut acrylic and covered in faux leather. I like the way these older Super Angulons render, but didn't like the original Compur 00 shutter mine came with, too delicate and fiddly with no open/close lever. Lucked out and found a Linhof retrofitted(?) one in late black Compur shutter that fits the original tight fit 00 helical mount, just had to tap the mounting hole larger.
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Very pretty.
    sin eater

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    You should be very pleased with that.

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