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Hi all -
I broke the gridded ground glass on my 8x10 Calumet back. I'll check the Calumet website for a replacement, but wondered if the list had suggestions for new glass that might be less expensive or more creative?
Thanks in advance - Bill
-- bill youmans (email@example.com), September 17, 2001
Bill: Midwest Photo Exchange used to carry ground glass for view cameras. You might check their web site.
-- Doug Paramore (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 17, 2001.
If it's the old C-1 camera, I think Calumet's price is hard to beat. For the newer version, though, it was a little pricey when I had to replace mine.
-- Charlie Strack (email@example.com), September 17, 2001.
Steve Shuart charged me $25.00 for my plain g.g. replacement for a Calumet C-1
-- Sean yates (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 17, 2001.
I have the same camera and I broke the gridded GG. I bought one from Calumet, but I have since, purchased 2 from eBay. (cheap)
-- Dave (email@example.com), September 17, 2001.
If you break alot of glass or are inclined towards DIY, take a look at the following web page. This site discusses how to grind your own glass.
If you need a quick (and cheap) replacement, you can use plexiglass and some sandpaper. Plexiglass is more durable although it is somewhat more difficult to focus and somewhat less translucent when sanded. A random orbit sander is useful for sanding random patterns although you can use hand sanding. Plexiglass is easy to cut using a draw tool available from most hardware stores and home centers for less that $5.
-- Dave Willison (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 18, 2001.