Pix of your home-built cams here please

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  1. himself

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    looks like a good idea to be sure, but I imagine 'twould have to stay at full length...
     
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    Yep,

    One trade off for sure ... but the good thing is they are as rigid and repeatable/accurate as anything out there - of course you'd have to design the rest of the camera to the same spec to retain that.
     
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    hmm, not sure the trade off is worth it tho' you know.
    walking through a crowd, wouldn't want to take someone's eye out like
     
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    up to you - there are larger, heavier and pointier things in my camera arsenal than a linear bearing...

    Try working in cine :wink:

    Or fishing, or kites or ...
     
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    ok, but I'm used to the pointiest thing on my person being my elbows - so it best for everyone if I stay streamlined
     
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    I have been reading in this forum for a long time now. Time to show something. I am building a portrait camera around a Leitz Hektor 200/2.5 projector lens. The shutter box is a Speed Graflex of smaller format that i bought without ground glass, stuck shutter and rotten bellows very cheap. I serviced the shutter. The bellows and the international back come from Sinar. I still have to construct a bed and focusing mechanism and do some painting :smile: But it will be cool. Due to the fast lens the ground glass is as bright as my led-tv. It is easy to switch the Back from horizontal to vertikal and with 36cm of bellows draw you can shoot very tight. The dof will be extremely shallow. I think, this ugly guy will produce a really special look. :whistling:

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    Wasti

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    coolest bellows I've ever seen!

     
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    Do modifications count here?

    If so, here is my 10x8" Tachyhara with Sinar shutter, which now means justifying another Sinar Shutter cable so I don't end up miles from home with the shutter in one kit and the cable rlse in another, it could happen

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    :smile: thanks

    and Wasti, what are you going to mount that thing on?
    looks good tho'
     
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    on a simple wood board and a solid tripod :smile:
     
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    cool, any shoots taken with it yet?
     
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