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    "Duct Taped" 4x5 Camera

    Hello!

    I recently found an old Burke and James 4x5 studio camera in my school's photo room. It was without a lens or lensboard but had everything else.

    Expressing interest, my teacher let me take it home. I managed to make a lensboard out of an old DVD cases and fit on (albeit with a lot of duct and masking tape) a Kodak Ektar 127mm f/4.7 lens I took off an old Graflex press camera.

    I have a box of Arista EDU 100 film and I managed to develop a sheet in my normal 120 film tank. I used my own Caffenol-C recipe for the developer.

    I am surprised by the size, although I have shot a lot of 6x9. I did a quick low quality scan.

    I can read the text clearly on the screen:

    Just wanted to share my first REAL large format experience!

    -Josh
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    Excellent! Love it!
    Considerably AWOL at the present time...

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    necessity is the mother of invention !

    great work
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    Congratulations on your ingenuity.
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    I think that use of blue duct tape made all the difference. It might not have worked with Olive Drab or Silver duct tape. Good work. Welcome to LF!

    Steve
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    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    I like the bottle cap on the end of the cable release.

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    Another great use of Alabama chrome.
    Rick A
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    BTW: the big kid in my avatar is my hero, my son, who proudly serves us in the Navy. "SALUTE"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazzy View Post
    Congratulations on your ingenuity.
    Yes, congrats on your ingenuity. Well done!

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    Welcome to the dark side, soon you will be caring around a 8x20 camera...

    have fun

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    Great. Now go back and try out the press camera too. You'll find this stuff pretty addictive...

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