22 January 2013
Tomorrow, I'll be doing the longer variation and will add some more movements at he front. On the pictures you can see I added a dummy lens only to simulate its weight (5.326kg in the case) and put the central support as close as possible to the centre of the gravity of the camera. This base version will be delivered with plateholder and two lens-boards. I'm a bit intimidated to say the following, but I'll do it. I can supply silver bath tanks in wooden box for it too! All the pictures are here.
27 December 2012
This is the last camera we have finished just before I had to interrupt. It was build for Stefan Dieterich, a Berlin based photographer. It is 15x15" with maximum of 1300mm bellows extension with large platform tripod and sensitizing silver nitrate box . It is made out of cherry, weights 13kg without the extension and the auxiliary standard. The tripods is made out of ash and weights 10.5kg. It was build especially to be used with the Dallmeyer 5A. It has rise and fall and left/right shift in front and tilt in the back. You can see many more photos of the camera and the accessories here.
"They built a fantastic camera that works perfectly. I have made the first wet plates and everything turned out great. The camera is very solidly built specially the front standard that holds a 6kg lens. All movements are smooth and everything is at the right place. The ground glass is bright and the plate holder fits very well. On top of that the camera looks very nice. Best wishes from Berlin. Stefan Dieterich"
Hi, I would like to inform everyone interested that I'm feeling better now and am about to finish very soon with the jobs I started just before the accident. I have very serious inquiries about a 20x24" lightweight wet plate field camera and plan to build two or three together, in order to cut their build cost and respectively their price. The project is almost ready and I will send it for reviewing to everybody who shows interest along with all the particularities regarding pricing, options and terms. I plan to start the actual work on them not later then 15th of January. I'm also collecting inquiries for collective build of smaller 10x12" or 8x10" cameras which I plan to start making right after finishing the large ones. Thank you very much for your patience and your support during my recovery.
As some of you may well know on September the 8th I had a stroke which led to partial paralysis of the left half of my body. After a week in Hospital and two full months of physiotherapy I was able to restart my work on the jobs I have begun after the accident. In the moment the held up cameras are almost finished and I'm preparing the next job. I'm very thankful to all the people who have supported me in this hard time and especially to Arold van der AA and Veneta Zaharieva which cameras where delayed.