Monthly Archives: August 2010

Behold, the lens!

The lens arrived today. A 1,210mm Nikon Apo-Nikkor. This is a monster of a lens, weighing in at 8.5 pounds. It’s looking like my front bellows frame is going to need some modification to fit this thing. Not a problem. Today I’m working on the spring-back I’ll post some p hotos later.

Ground glass

well actually, I ground the glass a couple of weeks ago, but there were some more important areas to get to first. The glass measures 36″x16″, and has frame-lines for 14″x36″, 16″x20″, 11″x14″, 12″x20″, and 8″x20″. I’m currently re-designing the back of the camera to a spring-back design, and I’ll post a photo in a few days, just as soon as that’s done

Progress. Slow, but marked.

Everyday, I try to get something done, even if it’s a little thing. There are so many pieces that have to be measured carefully, and placed exactly. I’m nearly finished with the rear standard. The ground-glass is already ground (by me), and waiting for me to finish the frame which will attach it to the rear of the camera.

the bellows are finished

This post is coming a bit late, as I’ve already been working on the camera for a couple of weeks. I can’t seem to find the time to post anything, but I’m going to try and fix that. Today, the bellows were completed after many hours marking, cutting, folding, glueing, and clamping. This was my second attempt, and I was quite relieved that everything worked out.