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    Burke and James Extension Rail

    Hi everyone. Just bought a BJ 8x10 camera and after talking to a friend of mine, he told me that i will need to get the extension rail if I want to do portraits. Now if this is absolutely correct, does anyone know where I can find one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosijah View Post
    Hi everyone. Just bought a BJ 8x10 camera and after talking to a friend of mine, he told me that i will need to get the extension rail if I want to do portraits. Now if this is absolutely correct, does anyone know where I can find one.
    You will need the extension rail to use any lens at infinity longer than the length the camera will currently extend to, or as is typical in the case of portraits, focus much closer than infinity on a longish lens. For most 8x10 portrait lengths, your friend is essentially correct.

    One might turn up on that auction place, and you can also google yourself blue. You may find a parts camera that has it, or you could make/have one made. The hardest part of making one will be obtaining or machining the rack and attachment hardware, other than that, it's basic woodworking, or maybe Gustavo has one.

    BTW welcome to APUG. Drop by the introductions thread if you care to.
    Last edited by JBrunner; 11-21-2007 at 04:09 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: can't spell for s#!*

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    what does it look like I may have one
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    Burke and James Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Gustavo_Castilla View Post
    what does it look like I may have one
    Hi Gustavo, this is what it looks like
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=007

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    Dud this is filed camera Not a monorail .
    The extension I have wont fit sorry mine only has one screw
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    Rear extension tracks like that for various cameras are hard to find. Who knows where they all go? In the city try Lens and Repro and PhotoGizzmo.

    Welcome to APUG! We met at a restaurant one evening on the Upper West Side with Sanders, Guillaume and Vic. I was the one with the baby.

    Others--check out Mosijah's website at http://www.royephotography.com/
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    Hi David, thanks ya'll for your responses.
    How is the baby? wow its been a minute. Mosijah is like a man at 2 and a half. I am just going to use it with a 12" lens until I can find an extension.
    Thanks

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    Melchi's doing fine--almost one year. Getting harder to photograph, as he'd rather look through daddy's camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosijah View Post
    Hi everyone. Just bought a BJ 8x10 camera and after talking to a friend of mine, he told me that i will need to get the extension rail if I want to do portraits. Now if this is absolutely correct, does anyone know where I can find one.
    This not really an answer to your request for an bed extension, but if you can't find one, then as others have suggested, a cabinet maker should be able to make the wood parts and here are three possible sources for hardware::

    http://www.smallparts.com/

    http://www.mcmaster.com/

    http://www.bostgear.com/

    The last one, "Boston Gear" is likely where you'll get track and pinion parts.

    cheers eh?

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    Just thought of Richard Ritter:

    http://www.lg4mat.net/

    I'll bet he can make you one better than the real one.

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