Building a 20×24 camera – Part 2

My friend Piotr Stopniak and I started work on our 20″ x 24″ ultra large format (ULF) view camera today. It will be made from plywood, pine and foam-core card. We’re going to build a rail system using PVC pipe to allow the simple box-within-a-box design to expand and contract, giving us focus control.

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 Screwing together the frame for the back standard

Screwing together the frame for the back standard

 Filing out a notch for the 20×24 film holder

Filing out a notch for the 20×24 film holder

 Gluing and clamping

Gluing and clamping

 Measuring out the depth of the internal frame

Measuring out the depth of the internal frame

 Measuring out the depth of the internal frame

Measuring out the depth of the internal frame

 More gluing and clamping

More gluing and clamping

 More gluing and clamping

More gluing and clamping

 Testing the fit of the 20×24 film holder

Testing the fit of the 20×24 film holder

 Testing the fit of the 20×24 film holder

Testing the fit of the 20×24 film holder

 Testing the fit of the 20×24 film holder

Testing the fit of the 20×24 film holder

 Gluing and clamping the front standard

Gluing and clamping the front standard

 Cleaning up excess glue on the front standard

Cleaning up excess glue on the front standard