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    Build a 20x24 inch camera

    Hi, I have a project, I wish build a 20x24 inch camera, please do you give me an advice for a build a ULF camera, plans and measures, if possible? thanks.


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    When I built mine I designed for a very long time, I tried different materials and settled on an aluminum extrusion that bolts together, but even with that, make sure your design, particularly the bed, is rigid and stable. I highly recommend you get a film holder and build to fit it, don't try to build a camera and hope it fits a holder into it. And give yourself plenty of bellows. If possible, do not try to get every possible movement into the camera design, this will make it bulkier and less rigid. I can't stress rigid enough. These things bounce around like crazy with the slightest breeze if you didn't build it rigid enough.
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    dodo,

    just out of curiosity, I'm not an ULF guy, but are you going to be shooting film or paper negs?

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    There is a DIY forum on APUG, you might get more info there. Did you start working on the camera?
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    Slight Hijack, but does anyone know where to get the dimensions for 20x24 holders (or where to get one for less than the price of a VW bug?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by totalamateur View Post
    Slight Hijack, but does anyone know where to get the dimensions for 20x24 holders (or where to get one for less than the price of a VW bug?)
    There is no standard size. I have seen Wisner, S&S and AWB holders in this size and they are all different. If you want to make one use any size you like and make the back to fit. The only thing that matters is that a piece of 20X24" film will fit in the frame.

    I can sell you an S&S holder, not sure how the price compares to a VW bug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanking View Post
    There is no standard size. I have seen Wisner, S&S and AWB holders in this size and they are all different. If you want to make one use any size you like and make the back to fit. The only thing that matters is that a piece of 20X24" film will fit in the frame.

    I can sell you an S&S holder, not sure how the price compares to a VW bug.

    Sandy King


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Wooten View Post


    Sandy would you take an old Saab in trade?

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    Send pictures!!

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    Ok soon as this heat lets up I'll take a snap shot suitable for framing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Wooten View Post
    Ok soon as this heat lets up I'll take a snap shot suitable for framing


    Which begs the question,

    "When is that in Vegas?!"

    Hope you and your mom are doing well. I didn't make it out this year for the summer session unfortunately.

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