I'm finally making a start today. I'm making a rear standard to fit my 8x10 Cambo SCX. It will be 16x20. I will post some pics later today of the assemblies and my start. I'm not going to worry about rise and fall on the rear. I'm just a little worried about film. I know freestyle carry 8x20 and I don't mind the look of this format.It also means I get rise and fall on the front standard. Any feed back?
Feedback, yes dont forget to add pictures. Also can you source XRay film for use, I know you can get 35cmx43cm (aprox 14in x 17in) which could be useful.
What I'm thinking is 8 x 20, I can then use my spare 8 x 10 back and extend it in width. My Jobo drums will handle the sheets. I only have to stuff around with the graflox back and ground glass. I can get bellows no problems. I will have to mill a section of metal to match the current profile then weld and file. Powder coat and Bobs your uncles Aunties sisters brothers pet goldfish. I theory anyway !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You know if I was doing this, i would just make a frame that accepted my 8x20 DD (16x20) without springback and all that jazz. Just use shock cord to hold DD to frame. Then made a GG in frame with correct rebate for focus in half size that allow you to slide in along to check framing and focus, keeps the weight and engineering down.
Very interesting... might have to pick your brains about your DD holding idea Shane, I'm (very) slowly drawing up the plans for the 11x14 I'm making to suit this big ol' lens I've got. I'll be following your progress Pat, I'll let you blaze the trail, and I'll learn from your mistakes
I do hope to take some pics Monday
Pics as discussed.
The arrowed lines are where I'm cutting. The bar at the bottom shall be solid aluminum. There is no need for shift. Where the cuts are made, I will duplicate with milled sections and weld and file. The ground glass frame shall be the same, cut mill and weld. Shall powder coat when done. Found a source for bellows too. Thinking 11x14