Deardorff 8x10 to 4x10 insert question

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by veriwide, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. veriwide

    veriwide Member

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    When it comes to cameras and accessories, I am pretty good at determining how things work, but this 4x10 insert for a deardorff 8x10 back has me stumped.

    It would seem to me that the two "tongues" on either end of the insert should fit, flush, into the slots in the front (interior portion) of the glass back, so that there is an even distance from the insert to the glass/film. My insert does not want to do this.

    The length of the insert, tongue to tongue, is 258mm; the the length inside of the tongues is 246mm. One tongue is 3mm wide and the other is 8mm. The back of the glass back is 248mm.

    When I put the long tongue into the side of the back that has the spring, the the opposite end of the insert seems too long by the width of the tongue, 3mm.

    Is the long tounge too long? Is it not suposed to fit flush? Any suggestions rom your experiences? I don't want to start cuttin this to fit if I don't have too. Any help is appreciated.

    Patrick
     
  2. Jeremy

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    Patrick,

    Any chance on lending that sucker out so that I could make a copy of it (use it as a template).

    Also, many Deardorffs had the grooves filled in as a quick manner of repairing the camera back (from Ken Hough). Could your back have been partially filled in?
     
  3. Steve Hamley

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    Be glad to post dimensions of the dividers if you like - there were two; one for 4x10, one for 5x8, and combined you could get 4 shots on 1 8x10 sheet (I think I'd rather use a 4x5, it would be faster).

    Ken Hough sells them, and they aren't all that expensive.

    Steve
     
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    Yes, please.