Whooee! I got an 8x10!

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  1. sly

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    I have just aquired an 8x10 Korona View camera that looks in reasonable shape. The bellows have been repaired - it looks like they knew what they were doing. My sweetie is crafting a lens board to take my 240mm lens. I'll post pictures of it soon. I'm going to need film holders. Anyone got a couple kicking around, looking for a good home?
     
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    Congratulations and Welcome to the Club! You're gonna love it!
     
  3. Colin Corneau

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    I just received the same camera, with a brass petzval type lens...looks like we're in the same boat!

    Holders come up quite often, I don't think they'll be hard to find.
     
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    sly...that's great!

    are you planning to do some alt work with it? is that why you got it?
     
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    Congrats! Still my most used format!
     
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    Absolutley! cyanos, gums, and pt/pd for sure. Maybe I'll try some of the other processes too. Biggest problem? All the other things that take time away from photography! I've got so many projects in my head, new ones keep popping in, and there just isn't time!
     
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    Now that sounds like someone who's going to do some great work!

    All the best luck
     
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    Way to go, sly. See, size does matter.
     
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    Congrats sly. There's nothing like composing on 8x10 and over. I'm sure you'll have fun.
     
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    So you moved beyond the gateway drug . . . er . . . camera . . . soon you'll be breaking into homes and cars to finance an 11x14 . . . seek rehab before you reach 8x20 or 12x20 . . .
     
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    Congrat's on the 8x10! I love this format. Very portable! When you have been hauling an 11x14 or 8x20 as is the case with my last few outings you will find the 8x10 to be a lightweight system.

    Jim
     
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    8X10 is for Dorks!
    Welcome to Dork-town!
     
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    You think you are on Cloud 9 now.. wait till those first negatives roll out of the developing tank....

    Cloud infinity.

    tim in san jose
     
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    Now get used to carrying it about!...Love my 8x10 Masterview!! those large negs are a joy to print. I am sure your going to have loads of fun making photos.
     
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    There is no going back, it's very adictive.
     
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    Picture of my new treasure

    Here's my new camera.

    Korona View Camera
    Seebold Invisible Camera Corp

    looking up the history of Korona and Seebold I assume it was made 1928-30.

    See how nicely it matches the 1940's panelling in our living room?
     

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    If it was good enough for Edward Weston...........
     
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    Congratulations on the new camera, it will open your eyes to a new World.

    Curt
     
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    My first 8x10 was a Korona View, a great camera, and I see you have the extension rail as well. Good luck! Shawn
     
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    I'm very jealous.

    I'd thought about moving up from 4x5 recently as I absolutely adore contact prints and just contact printing in general, but I didn't want to have to deal with buying one off shore from ebay and I can't really justify the cost at the moment either. So I just ordered a 90mm for my 4x5 to tide me over :tongue:

    I'd still love to use one.
     
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    Very nice Lillian! We should have a celebratory visit soon, it's been a while! Plus I've never seen an 8x10 in person up close before. Maybe when I finish getting my darkroom up and running we could have a dual celebration! :D
     
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    Well Justin, someday you come down to san jose and we will take the Deardorff out and you can play to your hearts content.

    tim in san jose
     
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    I've got film holders and film ordered, so I hope to be able to use it (rather than just look at it and grin and fiddle with the focusing knobs) in a couple of weeks. Let me know when you have some free time by PM and we'll see what gels. How is your darkroom coming?