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11-05-2007, 02:53 AM
Scooter, you must look on the bright side! A 20x24 camera makes a very elegant tent. Now if only a 20x24 camera didn't cost more than a year's worth of my rent...

Rob Skeoch
11-09-2007, 04:22 PM
Hey Zebra, I think Toronto is on the road to Portland isn't it?
-Rob

sanking
11-09-2007, 04:45 PM
BTW, if you happen to have on hand a copy of the 2nd edition of Dick Arentz's Platinum and Palladium Printing you will find at the beginning of Appendix f, page 203, a very nice (IMO) example of a 20X24" palladium print by me from a same size in-camera negative. Course, no way to really appreciate the real print from the small reproduction, but let me say, it is quite impressive in real time.

The negative was made with my homemade camera, and holders, that were sent off earlier this year to the NW territories.

Sandy King

scootermm
11-09-2007, 05:56 PM
Sandy, upon reading this thread I have to admit to you, that I immediately thought of that exact reproduction of your 20x24 print from Arentzs' book.

Impressive in reproduction and I imagine even more so in the flesh. Hopefully one day I can see some in person.

Dave Wooten
11-09-2007, 06:02 PM
Sandy, upon reading this thread I have to admit to you, that I immediately thought of that exact reproduction of your 20x24 print from Arentzs' book.

Impressive in reproduction and I imagine even more so in the flesh. Hopefully one day I can see some in person.


Maybe a pilgrimage could be organized?:D

Jim Fitzgerald
11-10-2007, 12:16 AM
You know I've tried to ignore this thread. I promised myself I would stop after building the 11x14! You guys are killing me!!!

Jim

sanking
11-10-2007, 12:10 PM
You know I've tried to ignore this thread. I promised myself I would stop after building the 11x14! You guys are killing me!!!

Jim


Jim,

It would be just as easy to build a 20X24 as a 11X14.

Sandy

Hugo Zhang
11-10-2007, 12:27 PM
There is going to be a Chamonix shoot out next Sunday morning at The Walt Disney Concert Hall. Three Chamonix ULF cameras will show up, 7x17", 8x20" and yes, a 20x24". Tri and I are trying out a Zeiss Protar V. F/18 46cm lens on that camera. Tri is going to make a platinum print if we have a good negative. 5-6 people will be there and shoot and have breakfast afterward.

Zebra
11-10-2007, 02:27 PM
Hugo,

I just had a business trip in LA and went down to the concert hall to shoot myself this past weekend. Sorry I missed it by a week! I had my 10 x 12 with me as I can't haul the 20 x 24 with me on business trips!!!!! Can't say I made anything spectacular but then that is hardly the point as it was a great day outside of the hotel.

Hope ya'll have a great day. I love Tri's work--pass along a hearty virtual hello to everyone from one out east who is afflicted.

best,

Monty

Jim Fitzgerald
11-10-2007, 08:51 PM
Jim,

It would be just as easy to build a 20X24 as a 11X14.

Sandy

Yes, I know sandy. Bigger is better??!!! But then I have to feed the thing. Once the kids are out of college???? Maybe someday. The 11x14 is already underway. One camera at a time.

Jim

Jim Fitzgerald
11-10-2007, 08:53 PM
There is going to be a Chamonix shoot out next Sunday morning at The Walt Disney Concert Hall. Three Chamonix ULF cameras will show up, 7x17", 8x20" and yes, a 20x24". Tri and I are trying out a Zeiss Protar V. F/18 46cm lens on that camera. Tri is going to make a platinum print if we have a good negative. 5-6 people will be there and shoot and have breakfast afterward.

Hugo, is that tomorrow or on the 18th? If it is the 18th I may be able to make it. Let me know. Thanks.

Jim

Hugo Zhang
11-11-2007, 12:07 AM
Jim,

It's 18th. Please join us at the parking lot across the concert hall. Park your truck at the ground level and walk to the top level. Let's get there around 7. My cell phone is 909-576-1199.

Hugo

Jim Fitzgerald
11-11-2007, 12:10 AM
Jim,

It's 18th. Please join us at the parking lot across the concert hall. Park your truck at the ground level and walk to the top level. Let's get there around 7. My cell phone is 909-576-1199.

Hugo

Hugo, If all goes well at work it should be no problem. My cell is 805 558-1700. I'll be there by 7am.


Jim

epatsellis
11-11-2007, 10:44 AM
Jim,

It would be just as easy to build a 20X24 as a 11X14.

Sandy



Easier, in fact.
While not elegant (or finished yet!) My 20x24 is functional, though I have only built a 16x20 back for it so far. Built from mostly scrounged materials. (I finally got my focusing leadscrew in, the spring clamp was keeping the focusing stage from running out)
http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/epatsellis/DSCF7108.jpg

erie

Brian Bullen
11-11-2007, 02:03 PM
Erie, nice looking camera! How much does that thing weigh?

epatsellis
11-11-2007, 05:33 PM
Not bad at all, I weighed it's parts at about 24#, add a lb or two for knobs and such, mountable by one person, thanks to the demented, psuedo arca type release plate on the bottom. I need to work on the tripod/head situation, probably end up going the surveyor's tripod route with a hinged board style tilt head. (I'm sure I'll never see my huge Baco tilt head again)

erie

Tri Tran
11-12-2007, 12:31 AM
There is going to be a Chamonix shoot out next Sunday morning at The Walt Disney Concert Hall. Three Chamonix ULF cameras will show up, 7x17", 8x20" and yes, a 20x24". Tri and I are trying out a Zeiss Protar V. F/18 46cm lens on that camera. Tri is going to make a platinum print if we have a good negative. 5-6 people will be there and shoot and have breakfast afterward.


Hi Hugo and friends,
I'm glad to see this post and looking forward meet every one up there on the November 18th. Can I bring my non –Chamonix 11x14 along? This is also an opportunity for someone whose want to check out the Chamonix camera in these formats. I am sure it will be a fun and exciting day. Again please joint us if you can. TT
Monty,
Thanks for the nice words. Too bad we missed you. Please let us know when the next time you in town so we can meet . Keep up the good work and please keep them coming. Best, TT

Brian Bullen
11-12-2007, 12:42 AM
Wow, I am impressed Erie. That is pretty light weight for a 20x24. Great job, and by the way when do you start taking orders. :) I'm in the process of putting together a cardboard fixed focus 20x24, I want to make sure I really am up for processing those big sheets of film before I start building something real.

epatsellis
11-12-2007, 07:12 AM
I can only offer this advice, beseler motorized base and processing tubes. I've been shooting 8x10 for years off and on, and never have a problem with tanks and hangers. Since buying a beseler drum and motor base, I only use the hangers for washing. I'll be test processing some lith film to check for fogging this week (hopefully) and will see if it's as easy as it seems for 8x10.


erie

Hugo Zhang
11-12-2007, 10:28 AM
Tri,

Please bring that incredible beauty with you. Only 12 were made, I believe?

Hugo