Inexpensive Bellows

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by wiggywag, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. wiggywag

    wiggywag Member

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    Is there someone making bellows for different brands at a nice price?

    I have Arca Swiss F-Line compact and need long bellows for it, but find Arca Swiss bellows very expensive :surprised:
     
  2. Ian Grant

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    Well I've started making bellows, but I'm not taking orders yet :D

    Just made some for my Quarter plate camera, and tomorrow will be making a set for my De Vere whole plate (half plate/5x4) monorail, the patterns been ready for a couple of weeks. Total cost will be approx £10 ($14). It's not too difficult, just a little time consuming.

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    For a bit more DIYcameras offers a very reasonably priced kit.

    Custom Bellows, Birmingham UK, though with make you the genuine bellows, they manufacture the OEM bellows for virtually if not all the European manufactures.

    Ian
     
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  3. wiggywag

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    Hi Ian! Thanks a lot for your contributions here at Apug! I will contact Custom Bellows and check their prices :wink: Nice work with your custom bellows. Is there any link for how to make bellows?
     
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    Those look nice! When I acquire a camera that needs restoration, I’ll seek you out for info. Is there any chance of an article on bellows making on the order of your GG article?

    Mike
     
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    teh diy bellows I made

    I made this bellows for my 8x10, with the diy kit. Turned out nice, and was logical, simple to build.
     

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  7. Ian Grant

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    That's in the pipeline as I have 2 or 3 more sets of bellows to make and must keep costs to a minimum, particularly as I won't get much when I sell my De Vere Monorail any way :D

    Ian
     
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