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tim k
11-28-2011, 06:57 PM
"Whats next?"

I'm not going to do anything bigger.
I'm not going to do anything bigger.
I'm not going to do anything bigger.:D

Jim Fitzgerald
11-29-2011, 10:29 AM
Tim, that is what I said until I realized that you could get x-ray film in 14x17!!!!

tim k
11-30-2011, 06:38 PM
Heres a funny thing. I ordered a box of 8x10 film, before I stepped up to the final 11x14 (or 14x14) film size. It arrived via brown truck yesterday. Thought I'd save a buck or two, while getting my development ironed out.

Ready................. Its tiny. :D

Lord help me.

12-02-2011, 12:46 PM
You seem to forget that 5x7 is pretty comfy right between 4x5 & 8x10.

I don't know why it isn't the most popular size.

tim k
12-02-2011, 04:39 PM
just like 4x5 is kind of in the range with roll film 120 .

Ouch, that ought to get a few people fired up. :whistling:

12-02-2011, 04:48 PM
I have to look at 645 negatives with a reading glass and magnifier these days.

tim k
12-04-2011, 02:48 PM
Here are a few shots of the cameras back side, and holder.

My concept was to be able to use any size film up to 14x14, and to make it easy to load, and build. I did not want to have to slide the film in and out. And more importantly, I'm too cheap to spend 300 bucks on a holder. And in a pinch I can bake dozen cookies on the darkslide.

After a few 8x10 test shots yesterday, I'm going to call it a success. You just fold up the flaps, lay the film down, and fold the flaps back down.

The septum is a 29ga piece of painted steel, and the little thing holding the film in place is a mask made of magnetic sign material. So if I want to change formats, just change the mask.

I'm done now. :D

Oh, and thanks everybody who kept me inside the lines.

tim k
12-06-2011, 01:53 PM
excellent---yes--you are right about sliding film---difficult and finicky--particulary with larger sizes--plus your method reduces the chances of sliding scratches for sure....good work great ideas....more for the back of my head--always looking to improve, you know?

Thanks, appreciate that.

12-06-2011, 07:38 PM
Fantastic holder!

I have a 610mm APO Nikkor for my 14x17 project.......

tim k
12-06-2011, 09:06 PM
Thanks Jon

Jim Fitzgerald
12-06-2011, 11:55 PM
Tim, innovative idea on the holder. Way to go! I must say that 8x10 and now 11x14 are so easy to handle after setting up the 14x17 a few times. Once you set up a big ULF camera a few times in a row it does get easier. My 8x10 feels like my 645. Light and fast to set up!

tim k
12-07-2011, 09:15 AM
Thanks Jim,

I am coming to grips with the size of my 11x14, but I cant imagine what its like to pack your big rig around.

03-06-2012, 07:42 PM
wow - looks super nice and the holder conception is so good

tim k
03-07-2012, 12:54 PM
Thanks, I haven't used it a enough to say its all good. But so far its been working out pretty well.