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Brian Bullen
11-12-2007, 10:34 PM
Erie, let me know how it works out for you in the darkroom. Also did you make your own filmholders? When will the plans be available?:p

Richard T Ritter
12-07-2007, 08:31 AM
Someone going to be happy.

RobertP
12-07-2007, 08:50 AM
This must be headed to the King's residence.

jgjbowen
12-07-2007, 10:59 AM
Sandy,

Sounds like Santa is going to arrive a little early this year.....now where did you put those 20x24 film holders? ;-)

sanking
12-07-2007, 04:02 PM
Someone going to be happy.

Well, those boxes look a lot like the ones I just found in front of my garage. Better open them and see what is in there.

Sandy King

Dave Wooten
12-07-2007, 04:19 PM
Well, those boxes look a lot like the ones I just found in front of my garage. Better open them and see what is in there.

Sandy King

Well, Sandy? We are all waiting....coast to coast!:)

sanking
12-07-2007, 04:59 PM
Well, Sandy? We are all waiting....coast to coast!:)

There is a 20X24 camera in there with a 12X20 reducing back. And a nice CD with manual showing how to set it up.

Right now I am looking for the 3/4" screw that attaches to my quick plate release so I can put it on a tripod. Somehow the screw got separated from the plate and I remember seeing it in the back of my SUV many times wondering where it came from. Now I know, but can not find the screw. Hopefully I will get this thing set up this evening. If I do I will take a snap with the Canong G9 and upload it here.

Sandy

argus
12-07-2007, 05:25 PM
Well, Sandy? We are all waiting....coast to coast!:)

... and beyond !

G

Jim Fitzgerald
12-07-2007, 06:33 PM
Wow! I can't wait to see it! I'm on one coast.

Jim

RobertP
12-07-2007, 06:38 PM
I'm on the edge of my seat!

Zebra
12-07-2007, 06:57 PM
Finally my 20 x 24 has a friend in the Southeast!!!!

Congrats Sandy

Opening those boxes are great days.

Monty

sanking
12-07-2007, 07:05 PM
OK, here is a .jpeg of my new Richard Ritter 20X24. That is me in the picture in the back ground.

Not sure about weight, but I can pick it up with no problem and put it on the tripod. I am guessing 25 lbs. Not sure about bellows draw either, but I am guessing 42" - 48".

The back is just reversible. That is, unlike the RR banquet cameras all you have to do to go from horizontal to vertical orientation is to reverse the back itself, as is typical with 4X5, 5X7, and 8X10 cameras. I also have a 12X20 reducing back that can be used either in horizontal or vertical orientation.

Sandy King

Colin Graham
12-07-2007, 07:16 PM
Now that's something.

RobertP
12-07-2007, 07:17 PM
Sandy, How does it focus? Is it gear driven? How do the other movements work? I bet you feel like a kid in a candy store. Looks great! Robert

CRhymer
12-07-2007, 07:53 PM
Congrats Sandy,

Well it is -28C here tonight and your old camera misses the warm weather.

That new one sure is a beauty.

Cheers,
Clarence

RobertP
12-07-2007, 07:56 PM
Sandy, Sorry for bombarding you with questions. I'm just excited for you. I see now what appears to be a center worm-gear-like threaded rod that I assume is the focusing drive. You enjoy the new toy and tell us all about it later after you catch your breath. Robert

sanking
12-07-2007, 08:07 PM
Sandy, How does it focus? Is it gear driven? How do the other movements work? I bet you feel like a kid in a candy store. Looks great! Robert

You can make large adjustments just by pushing and pulling the front standard back or forth. The rear adjusts with a center worm screw as you surmised. If you look in the picture you can see it sticking out in the front, right in the center. This is a slow movement mechanism that you would use for fine focusing at the rear.

I need to read the manual on CD to see if there are other options, but all in all the camera looks easy to use and un-complicated.

For movements, it has shift, tilt and swing on the front, and swing and tilt on the back.


Sandy King

sanking
12-07-2007, 08:08 PM
Congrats Sandy,

Well it is -28C here tonight and your old camera misses the warm weather.

That new one sure is a beauty.

Cheers,
Clarence

Clarence,

Well, the one you have is more compact!!

Frankly I can not imagine what -28C would be like. I have never experienced temperatures below about 5 degrees F. That left me with no joy for life.

Sandy

TracyStorer
12-07-2007, 08:09 PM
The Ritter camera looks really nice and light....my prototype is a bit heavier than I had hoped, tipping the scales at close to 60#, but some of that is the recycled Wisner back. I'm working on the "diet" CAD drawings now.

scootermm
12-07-2007, 09:47 PM
how exciting sandy.
cant imagine how much fun that must have been to open up and put together.
look forward to seeing the results from it, imagine they will be damn impressive