Focal plane 8x10

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  1. EASmithV

    EASmithV Member

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    Did they ever make, or has anyone custom built an 8x10 camera with a focal plane shutter reminiscent of the press camera shutters?
     
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    I believe Graflex used to make focal plane shutters in different sizes--including 8x10. They're almost impossible to find these days. I have a small collection of roller blind shutters and have thought about trying to build a a large focal plane version.
     
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    Greflex did make 8x10 focal plane shutter cameras, but I have never seen one.
     
  4. David A. Goldfarb

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    Yes, there was an 8x10" Graflex SLR, but I've never seen one either. I have a 5x7" Press Graflex SLR with a focal plane shutter.
     
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    Mentor in Germany did some, they show up on ebay from time to time, althought most of them are 13x18cms and 18x24cms and not 8x10 inches (metric).
     
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    The advantage over a Packard shutter would be....??
     
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    Well, if you've got enough light to use them, a focal plane shutter gives you a range of usable, controllable, and--with a shutter that big--surprisingly accurate speeds. My 5x7" Press Graflex goes from 1/5 to 1/1500 sec.
     
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    OHMIGAWD, AN 8X10 SLR???

    EVERYONE, PUT ON YOUR GAS MASKS
     
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    I love the one in my Speed. Any lens, just like a Packard, but I have shutter speeds, quite a lot of them actually!
     
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    I love the curtain shutter in my 4x5 Speed Graphic; it enables me to use adapted optics up front (like my current favorite, a 150mm f.l. binocular objective lens) wide open, and offers a wide selection of shutter speeds.

    I do wish I could find an 8x10 with a curtain to go along with the 8x10 film holders I just received. :rolleyes:

    ~Joe
     
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    I just bought a 4x5 Speed Graphic on Ebay. I may have some questions soon!
    Unfortunately, I have to sell my Zone VI 4x5 to pay for it. Anyone interested?
    Steve
    www.scdowellphoto.com
     
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    I have not received it yet, I have a whole plate focal plane shutter on the way. :smile: I believe it will be the perfect marriage with my WP ROC Premo No. 6 camera and possibly will fit my Century Universal 8x10. Jon
     
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    I have the F&S 8x10 focal plane shutter.

    To answer an earlier question: what is the advantage over a Packard shutter? KNOWN SPEEDS, lots of 'em.

    Russ
     
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    Mentor built LF cameras of the type SLR, field- and view-camera. They all used a curtain shutter which either was placed as focal-plane or behind-the-lens shutter. The shortest I time I know of was 1/125. This is not advantageous on between-the-lens shutters.