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    Simple 8x10 design

    Hello, I've build a 4x5 camera already which is very minimal and low tech, basically a board with a holga lens attatched and a film holder as the back, with no groundglass. I am looking to keep in this style of utility and no movements. I use large format for the clarity and grain of the film.

    Can anyone direct me in any designs for an 8x10 camera?

    thanks,dan

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    The fotoman designs are about as easy as it can be. Lens cone and holder, voila. You can purchase a helicoidal focusing assembly from them or make up something yourself.
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    I built several 8x10's similar to the cameras pictured bellow. Not having any dimensions to work from, I designed the cameras around a standard 8x10 film holder. You can use a shuttered lens or pinhole with any of these cameras.

    http://www.fiberq.com/cam/misc/horec.htm
    http://www.fiberq.com/cam/misc/horecno33.htm
    http://www.fiberq.com/cam/scovill/neaddd.htm
    http://www.fiberq.com/cam/scovill/ne.htm
    http://www.fiberq.com/cam/anthony/eureka.htm
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    Look at Alan Greene's book Primitive Photography. There is a nice sliding box camera design. I made a similar camera with a ground glass back that accepts 8x10 holders. I have some images of it on my flickr account (my account is under fotofish) of the camera. The only thing I purchased was the ground glass. The rest was scrap from work or my shop.



 

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