Can I use 8X10 sheets with this?

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by mark1981, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. mark1981

    mark1981 Member

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    I am considering to bay this 18X24 russian camera, ca I use 8X10 sheets?
    If I cant use can I do something or bay some adapter fot the buck?
    thanks
     

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  2. RJS

    RJS Member

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    You will need holders. I have a beautiful old Sanderson I purchased in London in 1974; I also got some of what they call book-type holders. Very nicely made of wood, they open like a book. I think, without measuring, that the camera is quarter plate (the old sizes were in "plate", 1/2 plate, 1/4 etc. You can look i up easily. Mine is close to 8X10. I never got around to using it, it is a fine decorative piece with beautiful red bellows on a tripod which came with the camera and fits into a brass eing which then acts as a pan head. Mine came with an interesting wind-up curtain shutter that clamps on the lens barrel. I'm not into using old stuff, just admiring it.