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Does anyone know where to get a kit or plans for building a field camera that folds up? Similar to the Bender kits but not a monorail. Thanks

-- dan brittain (, December 06, 1999


Check here and here. DJ

-- N Dhananjay (, December 06, 1999.

I'm not a proponent of doing this yourself, but if the urge is just too much to suppress, take a look at the construction article in the Nov./ Dec. 1996 issue of ViewCamera. When you're done reading that, read the very next article on testing your ground glass alignment. If you expect to get sharp results from a home-built camera, you will need to know how to test ground glass/film plane alignment.

-- Robert A. Zeichner (, December 07, 1999.

You will find some useful links here: James Vail has online plans, Doug Bardell will sell plans at a reasonable price. You find links to their web pages from the above URL. You will also find some links from this page:

-- Jon Grepstad (, December 21, 1999.

Please note that the URL of my site is now: The old site is no longer updated.

-- Jon Grepstad (, August 24, 2000.

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