Garage rehab and the 8x10 project cam, back to life...

When medium format isn't big enough: 4x5, 5x7, 9x12, 8x10 and even larger.
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Re: Garage rehab and the 8x10 project cam, back to life...

Post by scott » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:30 pm

Okay, annoying: Arista has more than doubled since I last bought it. Like, prohibitively expensive. B/RA is still doable (per Z&Z) but is out of stock.

Grrr...

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Re: Garage rehab and the 8x10 project cam, back to life...

Post by scott » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:32 pm

Ground glass is done. For comparison, the new glass is on the left, the commercial glass that came with the camera on the right:
ImageWhy I grind my own by Scott, on Flickr

I always make a new ground glass for large format acquisitions. Going to mount this puppy, lacquer the new lensboard black, then try to find some film.

Thanks for indulging me.
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Post by Julio1fer » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:06 pm

No contest, indeed.

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Re: Garage rehab and the 8x10 project cam, back to life...

Post by scott » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:38 am

Final result:
ImageBack in Business by Scott, on Flickr

ImageBack in Business by Scott, on Flickr

Too cold out to spray the board today, so that will wait for spring. My new roll of gaffer's tape arrived so I can retape the holders. Slides need some wax as well, but that will wait as I have no lines on any film yet. But I have a camera!

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Post by alexvaras » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:30 pm

And a very nice one!!
Congrats!

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Post by Brazile » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:46 am

Looking good!

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Re: Garage rehab and the 8x10 project cam, back to life...

Post by LarryD » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:50 pm

How about graphic art halftone film. I have used it at E.I. 3-6 with continuous tones in smaller formats with Diafine and diluted Rodinal
https://www.ultrafineonline.com/lhsulifi8x.html
If we all saw the world the same no one would need a camera.

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Re: Garage rehab and the 8x10 project cam, back to life...

Post by PFMcFarland » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:44 pm

Your garage and my apartment have a lot in common, Scott. I'm finally making some progress, though delays still crop up from time to time. I'm way overdue on letting go of a lot of things.

The Seneca project has turned out nicely. I look forward to what images you can capture with it.

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Re: Garage rehab and the 8x10 project cam, back to life...

Post by scott » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:00 am

Thanks guys.

Thanks for the link, Larry - I'll look into that.

PF, we're in letting go mode right now. Have been carrying stuff for the kids for the last 20 years, not sure they need the Little Tykes stuff in the basement anymore...

I remembered last week that I'd bought a 5x7 spring back a few years ago to cobble something together for the ~half plate Asanuma. Never happened, but it's perfect for making a reducing back for the Seneca. Not an immediate project, but a nice-to-have. You know - because 8x10 film isn't hard enough to come by these days.

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