Bender 4x5

Discussion in 'Medium Format & Large Format' started by McQueen278, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. McQueen278

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    I've been thinking of getting one of these as a project and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with them. I've been trying to decide whether to start building a new love seat or one of these. I'll be using it with a Kodak Readyload back and Tmax for convenience. I'd also like to know what is everybody's favorite budget 150mm/shutter. I'm not interested in using an enlarging lens or barrel lens.
     
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    That looks cool .... I have no experience with it, but I think I'd take this over the love seat :)
     
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    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    As you have mentioned building a love seat i am going to assume you have the necessary tools and experience with woodworking.
    they are very cool; however, without the proper tools; your in for a headache.

    We tried one years ago and knew a bit about building things but soon discovered we really didn't have the proper tools (clamps for one thing) .

    There was a lot of gluing regarding a lot of clamps to hold things square (as one example)

    on the othe hand if you have the tools and experinece it would/should be fun
     
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    I have seen beautiful Benders, and rattletrap ones. I agree with the above post; if you've got the woodworking skills and tools it could be a really nice camera.
     
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    For 150mm lenses Symmar S, Caltar, Fuji W, Xenar, Computar. All can be had for under $250 in shutter.
     

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