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    Focal plane 8x10

    Did they ever make, or has anyone custom built an 8x10 camera with a focal plane shutter reminiscent of the press camera shutters?
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    I believe Graflex used to make focal plane shutters in different sizes--including 8x10. They're almost impossible to find these days. I have a small collection of roller blind shutters and have thought about trying to build a a large focal plane version.

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    Greflex did make 8x10 focal plane shutter cameras, but I have never seen one.
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

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    Yes, there was an 8x10" Graflex SLR, but I've never seen one either. I have a 5x7" Press Graflex SLR with a focal plane shutter.
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    Mentor in Germany did some, they show up on ebay from time to time, althought most of them are 13x18cms and 18x24cms and not 8x10 inches (metric).
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    The advantage over a Packard shutter would be....??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    The advantage over a Packard shutter would be....??
    Well, if you've got enough light to use them, a focal plane shutter gives you a range of usable, controllable, and--with a shutter that big--surprisingly accurate speeds. My 5x7" Press Graflex goes from 1/5 to 1/1500 sec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    Yes, there was an 8x10" Graflex SLR, but I've never seen one either. I have a 5x7" Press Graflex SLR with a focal plane shutter.
    OHMIGAWD, AN 8X10 SLR???

    EVERYONE, PUT ON YOUR GAS MASKS
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    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    The advantage over a Packard shutter would be....??
    I love the one in my Speed. Any lens, just like a Packard, but I have shutter speeds, quite a lot of them actually!

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    I love the curtain shutter in my 4x5 Speed Graphic; it enables me to use adapted optics up front (like my current favorite, a 150mm f.l. binocular objective lens) wide open, and offers a wide selection of shutter speeds.

    I do wish I could find an 8x10 with a curtain to go along with the 8x10 film holders I just received. :rolleyes:

    ~Joe

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