View Camera magazine plans for 4x5 camera

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    Years ago I subscribed to View Camera magazine. In one issue were the plans to building a 4x5 field camera out of wood. Does anyone know and/or have this issue. At the time I was planning on scaling up the design for 5x7 and making it out of ABS plastic sheet. I recently discovered the ABS sheets that I planned to use, have since retired and would like to try making this camera. I really don't need it since I have 5x7 Linhof Kardan Bi. but to have a more portable folding 5x7 would be nice to have.
     
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    I would be interested in this, as well. I have a 4x5 monorail, but would seriously be interested in a field camera design. I'll probably never have the time to get to it :smile:
     
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    You're probably looking for Building Your Own Field Camera, Nov./Dec. 1996 or Designing and Building Your Own Camera Mar./Apr. 1995.
    Copies of the articles can be ordered from View Camera Magazine http://www.viewcamera.com/archives.html click on Archives link at the top of the page for ordering information.
    Its under the Free Articles tab on the home page http://www.viewcamera.com/
     
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    Thanks for the links. Steve Simmons on Facebook group is looking to see if he has these articles.
     
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    Any more feedback on this?
     
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