The lensboard mount, I made a second "lensboard", this is designed so that if i use a different brand of lens, i can simply replace one part of the faceplate rather than the whole camera
I used thumbscrews and a frame to temporarily mount a negative holder, this method seems to work great, and takes about the same amount of time as loading a commercial negative holder into a camera
these are all of the parts used to mount different items onto the boxes, this is during the oiling process, I sanded to 400 grit then applied danish oil and afterwords a light coat of furniture wax
these are the extremely long bellows, I made these in four sections, I used a thick black cardstock then laminated it with PVA glue to blackout fabric
this is the camera from the front, in total the bellows can extend to about five and a half feet!
I built this camera so that I could enlarge my paper negatives to an 8X10 size without the aid of electrical light, this is an important part of my process. In order to enlarge the two to four inch negatives, I needed to build an excessive amount of bellows, I did not want to make the camera have any possibility of swing/tilt/shift, so i built it into these boxes, which house the bellows when it is closed. The boxes will also slide into rail system to ensure that they are parallel.