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    Chamonix 20x24 wetplate/film camera

    Just got my specially made Chamonix 20x24 wetplate/film camera. The camera is very light weight and yet steady.

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    It is a square so you can do both vertical or horizontal. The GG is now plastic, nice, light and clear. You can even punch it and it won't break.

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    Re: Chamonix 20x24 wetplate/film camera

    The front accepts 10" lens boards. It can accomodate most of the giant brass lenses. This is without the extended bellows--about 1 meter bellows extension.

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    With the extra extension, the bellows can now reach 1.7 meters, enough even for most 1:1 work.

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    With a giant brass cone mounted. I am still waiting for my lens support, so I dare not to have the lens too high on the front. The lens is about 20lbs itself.

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    Re: Chamonix 20x24 wetplate/film camera

    Plate holder--this is for wetplate, you can also ask for a film holder.

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    This is an aluminum 20x24 I took a while back, it fits nicely in the holder.

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    Re: Chamonix 20x24 wetplate/film camera

    My old 2024 wetplate camera is over a 100lbs. Each time I want to shoot a few plates, I have to ask someone for help. This Chamonix is only 35lbs. Now I can shoot 2024 wetplate alone easily. The owner of Chamonix is making a 32" wetplate for himself. With careful weight control, it is possible even to shoot at size without extra help. I have a 16x20 being made right now. Originally I just ordered a 16x20 but after seeing the beautiful craftsmanship, i couldn't help taking this 2024 home

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    Re: Chamonix 20x24 wetplate/film camera

    That's awesome. I would love to dabble in something like that. Kind of hard to 'dabble' in that though!
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    Re: Chamonix 20x24 wetplate/film camera

    Best of the Best Tuant. Congrats on your new camera. Hass did awesome job on that one, the whole outfit looks very study but yet very stylist. Enjoy the camera and I know your new Chamonix will make your life MUCH less miserable to work with ULF wet plate. Smart move!
    PS: One thing that I'm not sure if the front standard handle my Cooke 27 inches ?

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