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    Is there an 8x10 field camera with no movements?

    I'm looking to buy an 8x10 for street portraits, but I don't want any movements at all -- I just want to throw it on the tripod and shoot. No rise, no fall, no shift, no tilt, no nothing.

    I want to reduce the amount of time from unloading out of car, until I'm shooting the first frame, to a very short time.

    I want to shoot full length or tighter, with a 300 or 360.

    I'd love to never worry about the front standard EVER getting out of parallel with the rear standard. I just wanna shoot pictures.

    Is there such a camera. I've owned Deardorff 8x10 and it's just too inaccurate to set up quickly, in the field.

    What about the Wehman? Or is there something even more simple?

    Thank you.

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    This may be what you wanted, but they just went out of business!

    http://www.fotomancamera.com/product_list.asp?id=332

    Jon

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    Talk to the people from www.walkercameras.com, they might be able to build the camera you want.

    Peter

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    Bostick and Sullivan makes, or once made, their 8x10 "Hobo."

    their homesite is:
    http://www.bostick-sullivan.com

    the camera can be seen at this link:
    http://www.bostick-sullivan.com/cart...cat=237&page=1

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    I forgot to mention that the Wehman 8x10 has movements.

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    Wow, so far, the Walker Titan 8x10 looks impressive. So simple, with the fixed back. I wish the front standard was as simple as the rear. Thank you for these links.

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    The Walker doesn't fold so it should set up very quickly.....you could always keep the camera settings neutral. You could always lock the movements down with Loctite if you were so inclined. The only thing about the Walker is that the bellows draw is pretty limited. If you can live with that, it should be perfect. If not, there are non-folding Ebonys that should do what you need too.

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    Fotoman has gone out of business, but I don't know what their stock situation is. Failing that, Gaoersi is the same thing but with front rise and fall, but with that tightened in the neutral position, it's be exactly the same thing.

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    Check out rayh on another forum. This might be what your looking for.

    http://www.f295.org/Pinholeforum/for...7230/s-2/#num2

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    Peter Gowland built some 8x10 Aerial cameras. At the age of 90-something he's winding down the business now, but perhaps he has one left - scroll down a bit more than halfway on this page:

    http://www.petergowland.com/camera/index.html

    The problem you're going to have with all these cameras is that the focusing helicoid isn't going to get you very close. You have to extend a 300 or a 360 a long way for close focus, and a bellows camera is much better suited to that than a camera built around a fixed box.

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