help me! the monster camera! 16×20″ tailboard by StenopeiKa

Ciao Ragazzi!

this week we have a monster!!! 🙂

In this weekly video i’ll show you one of bigger camera of StenopeiKa line, the StenopeiKa 16×20″ tailboard modular camera, in this case, iroko wood, with movements only on the back standard.

I remind you that this is just one of the many configurations available, and you could built your camera directly on the configurator that you find on the web site, here:

StenopeiKa tailboard camera – build your camera

If you have a problem with a website you can find the tutorial to use the configurator:

Tutorial build your camera

Tutorial how to make a focus ground glass

ciao Ragazzi

first video of 2018 and first tutorial experience, i hope that you like it and it can be useful to you.

Tutorial subject: how to make a focus ground glass for your 8×10 camera.

First of all i use a 2 mm thickness extra clear glass, cut to fit the frame of my 8×10 folding camera, with a chamfer of 1.5 cm for each corner.

Before the sanding phase I make sure to eliminate the remaining dangerous edges.

Only at this point i start with sanding phase with carborundum. I put carborundum and water (a little bit) on the ground glass and i use other small glass to proceed with sanding phase. Also with patience I distribute and “scratch” the glass with circular movements until the water is absorbed.

When the he water is absorbed i wash and dry the glass to check the result, if it is not uniform, I repeat the sanding phase.

To obtain the ground glass in the video i need to repeat the sanding phase 3 times.

See you in the next video!