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Reviving an old camera

Discussion in 'Film Forum' started by shadowkon, May 31, 2011.

  1. shadowkon

    shadowkon

    388
    Nov 10, 2009
    USA
    I know some of you are seasoned film photographers who wouldn't think a big deal out of this.

    I'm posting this for the benefit of people like me who came from digital, but has since been smitten by not only the history, but also the possibilities of film.

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    I revived this old camera to become a 4x5 film shooter that is quite compact (as far as LF cameras go). If anyone is curious, here's how I did it.
     
  2. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    Nice Will! It's even got a rangefinder!

    The pics on your site look good, and I'd like to see you post some more.
     
  3. What a great project. It defiantly has a cool factor going for it.
     
  4. This is a doable project!! Very nice.
    Mine is the 110B model and I have been considering a conversion and I don’t need to spend a lot of money.

    Nice job!!
     
  5. Neat, seems like a good way to resurrect a dead film camera.
     
  6. goffer

    goffer

    Nov 22, 2007
    San Diego
    great read and excellent shots :) 
     
  7. shadowkon

    shadowkon

    388
    Nov 10, 2009
    USA
    Thank you, glad y'all enjoy the write up.

    Fred, this was exactly what I thought. I considered ponying up money for the professional conversions, but in the end, doing it by myself stretches my self-imposed limits and it becomes far more rewarding. And I didn't even like 4x5 format before :) 
     
  8. hmzimelka

    hmzimelka

    531
    Sep 17, 2009
    South Africa
    Very cool!
    Interesting read!
     
  9. licaga

    licaga

    Jan 7, 2008
    Netherlands
    Peter Vooijs
    thats a nice one
     
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