8-By-10 Box Camera Video

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by Joe VanCleave, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Joe VanCleave

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    Several years ago I made an eight-by-ten inch format tailboard-style nested box camera, using an improvised lens, and this last week finally got around to making a video about its operation. I hope you all find it informative.

    ~Joe

    [video=youtube_share;-G3eI2kH8b8]http://youtu.be/-G3eI2kH8b8[/video]
     
  2. Mike Crawford

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    Nice one Joe. Very impressed and thinking an evening class in camera making would be a good course for me to attend if only such a thing existed! Well, doubt it in the UK.
     
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    Way too interesting! Now where will I find the time. Bill Barber
     
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    A fine display of craftsmanship well presented -- I really like that rotating shutter.
     
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    This is what I like about the internet, people sharing interesting stuff.
    Thanks Joe.
     
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    That 'instantaneous' shutter is impressive. The whole thing looks like what a Brownie would want to be when it grew up... Puts my efforts to shame.
     
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    This entire camera project is seriously cool. An excellent result and superb job. Being a large format guy I was especially fascinated by your ingenuity with the mechanical shutter--I could watch that thing work all day. Amazing!