20x24 Mammoth

Discussion in 'Plate Cameras and Accessories' started by Ty G, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Ty G

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  2. rrankin

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    What a gorgeous piece of work. Cheers, Richard
     
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    That is a heck of a camera! You did a excellent work on it.

    Jeff
     
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    wonderful workmanship, but you forgot to fit neck strap lugs :D
     
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    Very Cool.
    What would be the working distance from the subject if you were doing a normal half length portrait?

    -rob
     
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    can you call a camera a work of art?
     
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    Wow, those people next to it must be awfully short.....a camera couldn't possibly be that big...:smile: I will have to say, though, that is the first "tripod" I've seen with storage! Amazing. I'd love to see Rob coat a plate that big!
     
  8. Ty G

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    Rob, as I'm sure you know, a lot depends upon the lens. With the two we mounted on that camera, a portrait distance for a bust is about 4 feet away.

    Thanks all for the kind words. I have actually got to get started on another just like it heading to Kansas.
     
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    WOW! Mammoth is right! I do not think this will fit in my backpack :sad: hehe :D
     
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    Ty's cameras are indeed works of art -- no question.

    When I win that lottery this week, this is one of the first phone calls I'm gonna make.
     
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    Can you make the same camera with a back for regular film?

    -rs
     
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    The camera looks awesome!

    What lens does one use on a camera that big?

    Also, I have only heard of Ilford films in that size... or DIY plate :smile:
     
  13. Ty G

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    Rob, I don't know. Yes I reckon I could and get with S&S about a filmholder. A film version could possibly be made lighter as the frame doesn't have to support a huge glass plate.

    Andrew, all the cameras that I make are for wet plate collodion, so they are DIY plates, either metal or glass.