equipment for very thick film plates

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  1. gratings

    gratings TPF Noob!

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    I want to use a special film plate, which is 60 by 60mm large and 3mm thick. The exposure time could be as long as several minutes to dozens minutes. Could anyone tell me what kind of equipment (bellows or anything else) should I use to take photographs using these film plates? Thanks a lot!
     
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    JC1220 TPF Noob!

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    Well, not sure what you mean by "plate." Glass, tin, etc. but anyway, essentially you are looking at about a 2.25" or 6cm square. Bellows style medium format cameras are rare. I would suggest a 4x5 LF camera and adapt some an older wood film or plate holder for what you want to do. You can usually pick one up on eBay with a lens for a few hundred $US.
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    KSMatt might be able to help.
    I'll move this to General Q&A anyway - it's where it belongs.
     
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    I don't know much about plate cameras. You can get them on Ebay. A more normal size is 6x9 inches. I've never heard of a 6x6cm plate camera.
     

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