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Tom Evans's Blog – April 2018 Archive (1)

Returning the 1888 Chapman camera to use

Restoration has been kept to the minimum needed to make the camera light-proof and usable: all the interventions are reversible. Rather than fit new bellows, leaks have been repaired with removable strips of gaffer tape (inside the bellows) and splits in the dark slides have been repaired with wax fillers.

Originally, the camera had no shutter: the…

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Added by Tom Evans on April 10, 2018 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

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