Repair of broken Ground glass and torn bellows : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I recently discovered an 8x10 view camera in a friends attic. It has a broken ground glass and a 2'' rip in the bellows. The camera is fully operational with both rear and front rise and tilt.As I live clear up in the boonies what are my options for repairs. Can I do any of it myself? Any advice would be appreciated. Chris

-- Chris Hansen (, February 24, 1998


You can do it all yourself if you are handy. Tape the bellows and tape the ground glass(course, the tape on the ground glass will probably bug the heck out of you). Or, have a decent repair shot go over it and fix those problems. Mel Pierce Camera in Hollywood does a good job and has some excellent craftsmen who can help.

-- Dan Smith (, February 27, 1998.

Chris, Try LARGE FORMAT SPECIALISTS, 1-800-458-6092, e-mail:, Stephen shuart, 102 Pine Ave, Kane, Pa 16735

-- Sergio Ortega (, March 31, 1998.

I repair large format cameras. Please email me if you need my services.

Barry Young

-- Barry Young (, April 21, 1998.

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