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    I too have delusions of a 20x24 camera. I have bellows from the graphics camera we removed from the office with about 6 feet of draw (I work in pre-press), and a 1868 JS Dalmeyer 21x25 rapid rectilinear lens. I have been plannig to use the rails and focusing system from a Burke and James copy camera. I would be interested in a doing folding model though, Jim. I also have 16x20 bellows with a similar future.
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    Polariod is involve with a "traveling show" right now. Several years ago , the last time they came to ALtanta, folks could rent out time. It was something like 900 a day. They furnished technical support. Film was about 100 dollars a sheet. One of my students went in on renting the equipment with a friend for a 4 hour session. THe work was outstanding. She was very happy with the results and the support given by the fellow who took care of the camera. She was very careful about planning out each shot before she went so she would not waste precious time and cost.
    Years ago in New YOrk the going price was $1600 a day for camera use and then film cost was also about 100 dollars a sheet.

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    I haven't seen the cameras, but I have seen a 20x24 Polaroid emulsion transfer.

    Amazing...
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    if you have any money stashed in a cookie jar somewhere, the 20x24 Lotus View is 13,000 (euro) and one film holder (I assume double sided) is 990 euro.

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    If you go to http://www.bigshotz.co.nz/other/html I believe you will see the polaroid 20x24 being used by Tracy Storer at the Mammoth Camera Workshop a couple years ago.
    I saw the camera at the View Camera Conference in new Mexico last year. There were several wonderful color portraits that had just been made with the camera. Something to behold.
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    a boston area photographer elsa dorfman has one of the cameras in her studio that she regularly uses -

    http://elsa.photo.net/camera.html

    she is pretty well known in the area for shooting huge portraits in her studio ... and from what i remember she shoots chromes of her polaroids to make color prints from at the local pro-lab ..


    i think the info on her site might be a little dated ..

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    What's kinda funny about Elsa's wonderful photography is that she could work the same magic with a MF or any other LF camera. It's her quirky aesthetic - aided in no small part, I'm sure, by her personality - that makes her photography so unique.

    But, yeh, the big Polaroid thing is cool.

    Other photographers known for using the big Polaroids are William Wegman (those amazing doggie photos) and Joyce Tenneson.
    Three degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon.

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    A friend of mine, Linda Broadfoot uses one of the Polaroid 20x24 cameras in her work. A statement by her about the camera, and examples of her work can be seen at the Weston Gallery website here. http://www.westongallery.com/artists...broadfoot.html

    sorry i don't remember the cost of rental but it includes the studio and assistants. The camera can be transported as well... When i lived in Jacksonville i believe i remember Jennifer Johnson having it sent there for her to use.
    Last edited by Sean; 11-20-2004 at 04:55 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Kennedy
    I have some questions regarding the once-was-rare-now-being-made-by-Wisner Polaroid 20x24 camera.

    Anyone here used one or know how it works?
    LF's in the UK have an opportunity to meet Tracy Storer, Tillman Crane and others at a Inversnaid Photography Centre workshop next May in Scotland.
    The centre is running a Mamouth Camera workshop. I believe the 20x24 will be there.

    BTW I am not connected in any way to Inversnaid, just interested in attending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Chinn
    You can also shoot 20x24 B&W. Wisner makes a camera with a standard back and I think S&S makes the holders. $9000 for the camera, $600 for a film holder and $350 for a 25 sheet box of HP5.


    or another way to look at it is about $163 a lb at 55 lbs.

    I have drawn up plans to build such a camera that would weigh about 30lbs., have full front movements and rear tilt and swing. It is contained in a clamshell design that provides the camera bed when opened and protection for GG and film and holder(s). It would have 40" of extension so it could handle a 36" Turner Riech lens and several Goerz Apo Artars that cover 20x24. But for now the drawings are on the shelf for lack of time. But someday....
    Jim,

    Your modular design sounds very interesting and the projected weight, 30 lbs, would make a camera of this size relatively easy to use. Hope it gets off the drawing board sometime soon.

    If you go to http://ulf.janvanhove.com/other.html you will find an image made by Sam Wang of me working with my home made 20X24" camera. As you can see it is a flat bed folding camera similar in design to the Nagoaka/Ikeda. The wood is elm and the metal parts were fabricated from aluminum. There is approximately 44" of useful bellows draw and a range of movements similar to those of the Nagaoka: on the front, rise and fall, shift and tilt; on the back, shift and tilt. The camera weighs approximately 45 lbs and it is rather difficult for one person to place it on a tripod in field work. For that reason I am currently thinking about building a kind of large wheel platform similar to the Lotus design. I have four S&S holders for the camera, which represents a full day of work in the field.


    Sandy

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