Build a 20x24 inch camera

Discussion in 'Ultra Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by dodo, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. dodo

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    Hi, I have a project, I wish build a 20x24 inch camera, please do you give me an advice for a build a ULF camera, plans and measures, if possible? thanks.


    dariomagnani@hotmail.com
     
  2. Greg Davis

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    When I built mine I designed for a very long time, I tried different materials and settled on an aluminum extrusion that bolts together, but even with that, make sure your design, particularly the bed, is rigid and stable. I highly recommend you get a film holder and build to fit it, don't try to build a camera and hope it fits a holder into it. And give yourself plenty of bellows. If possible, do not try to get every possible movement into the camera design, this will make it bulkier and less rigid. I can't stress rigid enough. These things bounce around like crazy with the slightest breeze if you didn't build it rigid enough.
     
  3. DanielStone

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    dodo,

    just out of curiosity, I'm not an ULF guy, but are you going to be shooting film or paper negs?

    -Dan
     
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    There is a DIY forum on APUG, you might get more info there. Did you start working on the camera?
     
  5. totalamateur

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    Slight Hijack, but does anyone know where to get the dimensions for 20x24 holders (or where to get one for less than the price of a VW bug?)
     
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    There is no standard size. I have seen Wisner, S&S and AWB holders in this size and they are all different. If you want to make one use any size you like and make the back to fit. The only thing that matters is that a piece of 20X24" film will fit in the frame.

    I can sell you an S&S holder, not sure how the price compares to a VW bug.

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  7. Dave Wooten

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    :smile:

    Sandy would you take an old Saab in trade?
     
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    Dave,

    Send pictures!!

    Sandy
     
  9. Dave Wooten

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    Ok soon as this heat lets up I'll take a snap shot suitable for framing :smile:
     
  10. Zebra

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    Which begs the question,

    "When is that in Vegas?!"

    Hope you and your mom are doing well. I didn't make it out this year for the summer session unfortunately.

    best,

    Monty
     
  11. Rob Skeoch

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    Actually did anyone post plans for a camera anywhere. I doubt Zebra will lend me his if he still has it, so I might have to build one as well.
    -rob skeoch
     
  12. Zebra

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    Lend is such a strong word Rob! I will make it available in ASHEVILLE if you find yourself down in the lower 48. Unfortunately you know Dinesh and therefore there is a screening requirement that doesn't apply to most folk!

    Zebra
     
  13. Dave Wooten

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    Monty the whole town missed you this year, basketball is not the same without the Zebra....the heat is on. :smile: