Simple 8x10 design

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  1. Sapphirephoenix2

    Sapphirephoenix2 Member

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    Hello, I've build a 4x5 camera already which is very minimal and low tech, basically a board with a holga lens attatched and a film holder as the back, with no groundglass. I am looking to keep in this style of utility and no movements. I use large format for the clarity and grain of the film.

    Can anyone direct me in any designs for an 8x10 camera?

    thanks,dan
     
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    The fotoman designs are about as easy as it can be. Lens cone and holder, voila. You can purchase a helicoidal focusing assembly from them or make up something yourself.
     
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    Look at Alan Greene's book Primitive Photography. There is a nice sliding box camera design. I made a similar camera with a ground glass back that accepts 8x10 holders. I have some images of it on my flickr account (my account is under fotofish) of the camera. The only thing I purchased was the ground glass. The rest was scrap from work or my shop.