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    Quote Originally Posted by himself View Post
    this is my first full build so be nice
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    That thing looks awesome! Makes me want one! Whether it works or not, it looks like it was pulled straight out of a Home & Garden home design add. One of those shabby/chic/modern room design articles or something....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristopherCoy View Post
    it looks like it was pulled straight out of a Home & Garden home design add. One of those shabby/chic/modern room design articles or something....
    not sure how to take that

    but thanks and it does really work like, I've only taken one shot so far and was gob-smacked to see that there weren't any light leaks or anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by himself View Post
    not sure how to take that
    haha... I can't blame him for saying that honestly. I mean, you did employ Paisley bellows afterall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by holmburgers View Post
    haha... I can't blame him for saying that honestly. I mean, you did employ Paisley bellows afterall!


    oh yea? yea? I'll 'ave you know that welsh pears are the bellows of choice 'round my way

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    Well, after more than a year the 14x17 is finally finished. Some of it looks nice, lots of it looks like #!@*...especially the bellows. Ground glass is plexi. Sort of looks like a Chamonix, that's because I "borrowed" the design...Used the lens board sliding lock from my old Cambo. Used birch 'cause it's cheap and light. Now I need to check it for light leaks. Then hopefully I can use it to make bigger carbon prints and other alt processes.
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    Looks like you've done a pretty good job, I'm surprised its has not got a bigger lens board which to me would of made making the bellows easier ( I assume anyway), and allowed fitting of a larger variety of lens if you come across them.

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    Fitting the bellows was pretty easy. I plan on using existing lenses: 355, 450, 600... magnifying glass lenses, and assorted pinholes. The 355G that you see in the pic is about the biggest/heaviest of the three.

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    My DIY 8x10 camera and me All elements are home-built, including the bellows and GG.
    The back takes my home built 18X24 cm and 8x10' holders, and commercial 8x10 holders as well. It is also suitable for wet plate, and a DIY bag bellows allows for ultra-wide-angle lenses. Together with a lens, a custom-made wooden tripod, and 5 film holders, the camera gear weighs 12KG and is easy to get around with.
    here are a wet plate shot and a landscape from several days ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikola Dulgiarov View Post
    the camera gear weighs 12KG and is easy to get around with.
    12kg is easy to get around with? what the hell are you using to move it around?
    anyway, great work and nice shots - congrats

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    Two I made over Xmas ...

    Both are a conglom of old parts, details on the first one here ...
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    The second is specifically for funky style with either pinhole or a reversed single element lens, details here ...
    http://sandehalynch.wordpress.com/2012/01/

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