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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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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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The advantage over a Packard shutter would be....??
 

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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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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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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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I have not received it yet, I have a whole plate focal plane shutter on the way. :smile: I believe it will be the perfect marriage with my WP ROC Premo No. 6 camera and possibly will fit my Century Universal 8x10. Jon
 

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I have the F&S 8x10 focal plane shutter.

To answer an earlier question: what is the advantage over a Packard shutter? KNOWN SPEEDS, lots of 'em.

Russ
 

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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).

Mentor built LF cameras of the type SLR, field- and view-camera. They all used a curtain shutter which either was placed as focal-plane or behind-the-lens shutter. The shortest I time I know of was 1/125. This is not advantageous on between-the-lens shutters.
 
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