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    Source for Eastman Kodak 2D Bellows?

    Can someone suggest a source for replacement bellows for the Eastman Kodak 2D 8x10?

    Thanks,

    Tim
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    Re: Source for Eastman Kodak 2D Bellows?

    Sources are:

    1. You make them yourself. Plenty of advice/guidance available here. I don't think the Eastman 2D is difficult as a first one?
    2. You get hold of a slightly holed example from someone who has made a replacement or has had a new one made. A repair which is good enough for a decade or so is possible. Which leads on to:-
    3. You purchase a new bellows from the few firms that make them. 2D is a pattern that they know and may even have one ready for dispatch. Both sides of the Atantic have good/excellent reputations.

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    Re: Source for Eastman Kodak 2D Bellows?

    I highly recommend custom bellows in the UK. http://www.custombellows.co.uk/. They do beautiful, high quality work at a very reasonable price. They are easy to deal with (even though we are on different continents) and have a very reasonable turn around (~ 1-2 weeks).

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    Re: Source for Eastman Kodak 2D Bellows?

    Chances are Custom Bellows (formerly Camera Bellows and Glanvill's before that) made the original bellows for the British made versions of these cameras. They made a huge number of sets of bellows for various Kodak cameras over the years.

    I went to their factory in 1976 and eas shown sets of map drawers full of bellows patterns including bag bellows for the camera I'd gone in with.

    The other option as Steven says is to make your own, larger sizes are the easiest.

    Ian

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    Re: Source for Eastman Kodak 2D Bellows?

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

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    Re: Source for Eastman Kodak 2D Bellows?

    I recently received a quote for my 8x10 D2 from Custom Bellows. I sent dimensions and received a quote for about 190 British sterling pounds. (That's based on my particular situation.)

    I've had two bellows made by Custm Bellows, and both turned out great.

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    Re: Source for Eastman Kodak 2D Bellows?

    ecbuyonline2008 on ebay Custom Made Bellows

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    Re: Source for Eastman Kodak 2D Bellows?

    My own price for 8x10 is a little cheaper, though I would need the original to make a copy.

    http://www.sandehalynch.com/isolette.htm

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    Re: Source for Eastman Kodak 2D Bellows?

    The following are companies in the US that do a great Bellows job as well.
    Custom bellows is also great but really backed up right now.

    http://www.turnerbellows.com/photographic_bellows.html

    This the owner of the former 'Western Bellows'.

    Jim Ormond
    7454 Henbane Street
    Etiwanda, CA 91739-9765
    (909) 980-0606

    These two companies the best in the US. Yes you can make your own which might be fun, but these people know the Art and you will get a really well made product from either one.
    Rod
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