WTB - 8x10 Camera (cheap)

Discussion in '[Classifieds] Want to Buy' started by illumiquest, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. illumiquest

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    I'm looking for a beater 8x10 camera of almost any description. I have an old C.C. Harrison lens here which is great on a 4x5 but I want to stick it on an an 8x10 and really let it go to work.

    I don't care what kind of camera it is, I don't care what it looks like, I don't care if the bellows have holes or if it has "significant polish marks", hammer marks or has taken a fall off a small building. As long as I'm able to stick a lens on the front and film in the back it should do the trick. At some point I'd like to give wet plate photography a go and this would be used for that as well.

    "Sell me your tired, your poor, Your huddled camera yearning to breathe free..."


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    The Lens

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    This would look better on 8x10...
     
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  2. EASmithV

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    Holy crap that's a nice lens / photo made by the lens...
     
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    I'm trying to understand what the pics have to do with your request to purchase. I DO like the pics!! I just don't understand how they fit in with your post unless you're too shy to do a little outright bragging... which those images deserve!!! :smile:

    BTW... is the young lady single?? :whistling:
     
  4. illumiquest

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    I guess the images are just to show what I have and what I'm going to do with the potential new camera body. The lens needs a bigger negative to truly shine.

    And yes, she is single. Good luck :wink:
     
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    The girl reminds me of a young lady I saw in a movie recently. Oh yeah... the movie was called "Mystery Men" and she played a waitress who caught the eye and heart of one of the main characters... Ben Stiller, I think. What a sweetheart!! The gal, not Ben!!

    Uhh... but wait... we were discussing cameras... or something... right? :smile:
     
  6. John Austin

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    Don't rush,

    A too cheap camera could be frustrating, the camera you need will have to have a strong front standard and have a smooth rear focusing standard

    So, given your pix, I suggest a Sinar F or P 10x8" back and bellows, that way you won't have to buy the whole kit - If this is too expensive at the moment wait, you still have 5x4"

    Also, staying with Sinar means you can get a Sinar-Copal Shutter to improve exposure consistency at wide apertures, where your object of optical grandure will best display itself
     
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    Or you could save some trouble and sell me that lens (Cheap).
     
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    8x10

    I've got a cheap, but better than beater 8x10, but:

    If that's the lens you're going to use we should talk first.

    Rochester camera & maybe a bit frail to hold up that glass.
     
  9. illumiquest

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    There are a few pieces I come across which I won't sell for awhile, A Widelux was one, an M2 was another and this is the third. I'd been looking for an old portrait lens for about five years and while I came across a few none really clicked with me. This is just a treat to use and the results are priceless.
     
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    Quantify 'cheap' :smile: I've a Kodak 2D that seems to fit your bill, and it has the sliding tripod block and extension rack...and a 8x10>4x5 reducing back. It also has pinholes, over which I just drape a cloth. This was going to go up on LFF this weekend...so I can't go fire-sale price...but would be happy to try and help someone out...
     
  11. illumiquest

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    Got one, thanks Suzanne!

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