What does you ULF Camera look like? Here's mine...

Discussion in 'Ultra Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Enrico Scotece, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. thomnola

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    Vaughn,

    Is that a Century? If you don't mind me asking, how to you manage the sharing aspect?

     
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    Hi Tom,

    Sorry to take so long to reply but wanted to say thanks for the photo of the 'backpack' (hauler) and the link to the Tenba CC22. I haven't looked closely at the Tenba dimensions but I'll be very interested to hear if the camera fits and how well this works. Beyond that, I've been eyeing baby-joggers, thinking about other transport options, such as Tav Walraven's postings about adding wheels to a converted Samsonite case, etc., etc. As far as shooting itself, the Century's are amazingly straightforward to use. I can approximate tilt by aiming tripod down and back tilt (limited but useful), and I'll play around a bit with rear swing, but in general having limited options for movements helps in that too much fiddling is discouraged although sooner or later I may want more movements.

    I've also been wrapping my holders in extra darkcloth but it's bulky and a film holder bag would be far preferable. I did see the listing on eBay but didn't follow up so it's good to hear your experience has been positive. I also make sure to keep the darkcloth over the back of the camera once the holder is in place.

    But most of all, it's great to hear your latest negatives are looking good and printing looks promising. I think this is a definite case of persistence pays off. I forget what you're using for lenses but I have the Nikkor 450M, a 15" Ilex Process lens, a 360mm Fujinon which I believe will cover. I might like to go a little wider, say, find 250mm WF Ektar but that's all speculation right now.

    I finally have my have holders loaded with FP4+ (as opposed to X-ray film) so hopefully I'll be shooting and processing real film soon.

    Carl

     
  3. Vaughn

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    No, It is a Empire State No.1 -- may not be much difference. So far I have gotten the better part of the deal, as Jim has let me have the camera for most of the time and he keeps buying lenses and such for it. I just picked up a couple boxes of film, and as soon as I develop the film already in the holders, I'll head back out into the redwoods with it!

    Vaughn
     
  4. Dan Dozer

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    Here's my 8 x 20. The only thing I didn't make were the film holders. The back can be switched from horizontal to vertical.
     

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    Nice job Dan!
     
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    Enrico Scotece

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    Thanks for sharing all, and nice work to all those who made theirs (ugly or not!)

    I'm now ready to do some work with mine. It's been a long journey so far...
     
  7. Jim Fitzgerald

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    Been away for a while building cameras. Here is my 20 x 24 to 14 x 17 camera out of walnut. Next to my walnut 8 x 10 that I built. I only have a 14 x 17 reducing back done for now but can go bigger if I wish.
     

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  9. Vaughn

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    A beauty to behold!
     
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    Pretty. What do you use for a shutter?
     
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    Out in the Redwoods!
     

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    Seneca View Camera 11 x 14.
    I'm a newbe with this format.

    I have one lens: Fujinon 360mm f6.3
     

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    New for me, and probably a bit on the small side to qualify as ULF. This camera is a vintage Watson & Sons Acme dating from the turn of the century. Currently sporting a Goerz (of Berlin) 360mm Dagor after a good clean & polish. Had to make some new locking knobs and focus knob as well as straighten the bent struts. Bellows required patching over the top of old patches - I think I'll end up getting a new set made if I'm to use this camera in earnest.
     

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    I haven't checked things out here in a while. Nice to see another ULF using the 12" Metrogon. I've posted mine here in 2010 but here it is again.
    It's an 8x20 that I converted from a couple of basket case Kodak 2D's.
     

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    I am awestruck!
     
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    I have a bunch of ULF cameras, but this is my latest. A homemade 20x24 "hobo" style camera designed to get a circular image on 20x24 ortho film. I can use other lenses as well. I also have a 177mm zeiss series 5 protar I want to try on it.
    I'll be using a 270 WA G-Claron in copal 3 shutter, as it puts a 18-19" circle on the film. I finally took it out in the snow for a test, and it worked. Negs came out and I just have to get around to printing them. I have one home made 2 sheet holder working, and another that needs to be put together.Construction style was "utilitarian" IMG_0912comp.jpg
     
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    Wow, very interesting. More shots so we can see the construction?
     
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    My 11x14 Arca-Swiss/Sinar hybrid in action at Cheddar Gorge, UK. The extension back was made by Mike Walker and was originally an accessory he made for a 10x8 Sinar P2 marketed through Teamwork, London (in the early 1990s I think). The basic configuration is an Arca-Swiss Monolith, with a the 11x14 back and a custom made front spacer with Sinar 4x5 front frame.

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