8x10 film holders for antique wooden field camera

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  1. JessicaDittmer

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    not sure the maker of my camera, I've had it ages and have yet to gather everything to try it. I'm still in need of film holders .- I guess wooden ones like the camera? it has a #25 on the bottom but that's all I know. I'm learning slowly :blink:
    sorry for the crappy cell phone shot- this is the camera-
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    It looks like a Korona, but I'm no expert. I'm sure others can help. My suggestion is to re-label the title of this thread w/ a "WTB 8x10 wood film holders" so people know what you are looking for.

    Then ask for help identifying your camera by starting a new thread in one of the other forum titles, like "Large Format Cameras and Accessories".


    Good luck,
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    I might have some that would work.

    PM me for details.
     
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    Hi! In the WTB category I figured I could post what I WTB so I titled what I was looking for-next time I'll type out more so there isn't confusion. Thanks- I'm not concerned with the maker of the camera, wanted to post to show it for the type of holder I'm looking for. This is the first time I've posted in this area of the forum so I may not do things right.

    Anonymous, I'll PM you, thanks!
     
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    thanks! I'm joining over there too!
     
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    Yes, it looks like a Korona and will take modern film holders as well as vintage wooden holders. Modern plastic holders have the advantage of being far less likely to warp than wooden holders. Wooden holders are more compact and lighter, and, yes, will look "right" with your camera. Good luck with your search, there are a lot of old holders out there. The trick is to find the good ones!

    Peter Gomena
     
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    thanks I think I've got some lined up. A mix of old and new that are from a fellow apuger. I'm on the search for 12" 300 lens still now... will post a thread for that now too LOL
     
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    There is one for sale on the LF forum, a 305mm G-Claron, which is a great lens (I own one.) I know the seller and he's an honest guy, and the price is spot on. It is a process lens, so at f/9 it is slower than other lenses, and for that reason only might not be ideal for portraiture, but I use mine all the time for landscape and architecture. It is capable of covering an 11x14" negative, so plenty of covering power for 8x10.

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    Hi! I've got a lens & shutter purchased from a fellow lg. format member. He's getting a lens board all ready for it as well which is very kind of him. It's a Wollensak Velostigmat 9 1/2" Series II f4.5 in a Betax 4 shutter.
     
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    Unfortunately that 9.5 inch lens does not cover the 8x10 format wide open. Meaning the image circle it projects is not big enough to cover the 8x10 film. That lens was meant for 6.5x8.5 film (called whole plate size.) Stopped down to f32-64 at close distances it may cover 8x10, but without any movements, and for portraits you often want to shoot wide open, or a stop or two closed down.

    Better choice would be the 12" version of this lens.

    Jon
     
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    Yes, you've purchased a lens that will not give you any room to move within the projected image circle. Normal focal length for 8x10 is 300mm or 12 inches. You have purchased a 240mm or 9.5 inch lens, which, if it covered the 8x10 format, is a moderate wide-angle, similar to a 35mm lens on a 35mm camera. Not ideal for portraiture.

    Peter Gomena
     
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    hmm, this seller on the large format forum assured me this one would work for what I need. I had planned to buy a 12" but then this was suggested - I guess I'll see what I can do with it as I can't afford another lens already. I have a 480 for it but it's too long for my bellows length. It was one I had purchased quite a while back cheap. So...I've got to work with what I have for now. I do have 8x10 holders now thanks to a fellow apug member here who has sent me some for a good price.
    thanks!
     
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    Perhaps it was just an honest mistake on the part of an inexperienced seller. If so, he/she should take it back and refund postage fees. The 12" tessar type lenses are very common and fairly cheap.

    Here is the page from the 1935 Wollensak catalog (cameraeccentric.com). The tables says the 9.5 inch is for 6.5x8.5in format. Note where it suggests going up in lens size for portraits.


    Jon

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    thanks! That's a neat page- I'm keeping my eye out for a 12" too and hope to pick one up sometime.