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    polariod mp4 bellows

    anyone know the dimensions of an mp4 bellows?

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    I have some I will measure later tonight, and PM you.

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    OK. the thing arrived! It cost me $22 plus $13 s/h

    It's 4.5 inches square at the lens board. and 5.5 inches square at the back. Fully extended it is about 11 inches long. The bellows and standard are attached to a huge geared double shaft. It's mighty BIG.

    I bought it just for the bellows. MUCH cheaper than a new bellows anyplace else. Now if I can find a camera that it will fit.

    Here's a pic of the thing.

    http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-...194/b1_1_b.jpg

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    Camera? That looks like all the hard parts of an enlarger! All you need are a light head, negative carrier(s), lens boards, and a column with a means of adjusting height and locking it.

    Alternately, it's a nearly-complete camera; lens board, Graflok or spring back adapter, and drill a tripod mount into the hefty cylindrical projection...
    Photography has always fascinated me -- as a child, simply for the magic of capturing an image onto glossy paper with a little box, but as an adult because of the unique juxtaposition of science and art -- the physics of optics, the mechanics of the camera, the chemistry of film and developer, alongside the art in seeing, composing, exposing, processing and printing.

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    Lucky dog. I'm a lucky dog.

    I found an old Korona field camera on ebay. The camera is in nice shape but with a crumbly bellows. It just happens that the mp-4 bellows is the exact right size for the korona. It's too short to use the extension rail but will do nicely until a longer bellows comes along. Ain't I a lucky dog?

    The next problem is finding a 4x5 back to fit. The Korona has a 3x4 back right now but was originally made for 4x5 I believe.

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    This gives a new meaning to the MP (Multi Purpose) component, of the cameras name.

    Mick.

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    I once heard a quote attributed to Edison, it went something like this:

    "to be an inventor you need two things. a little bit of imagination and a lot of junk."



 

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