11x14 format or bigger

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hello, anybody knows about europeean large format cameras bigger than 10x8 and where to find any in europe (or where to find a deardorf 11x14 in europe) thanx

-- f puenter (puenter@mac.com), November 14, 2001


Try Lotus View at www.lotusviewcamera.at in Ostermiething, Austria. According to their website, available sizes include 11x14, 14x17, 20x24, 7x10, 8x20, and 12x20.

-- neil poulsen (neil.fg@att.net), November 14, 2001.

I just want to add that Lotus is also _apparently_ an excellent source for ULF film holders (I recommend Fidelity for holders, but 11x14 is the largest they make). In July 2000 had approached America's most famous 20x24 camera maker about getting 20x24 film holders, and after 3 of my inquiries to him were ignored I learned from a customer that there were some major light-leak problems with his holders and production was on hold until he figured out the problem. I then contacted Lotus in Austria, who seem to have solved some of the problems inherent in larger film holders, and their price and turnaround time for 20x24's seemed relatively reasonable (and with ULF everything IS relative). I ended up not buying the 20x24 holders from Lotus or anybody else (I stopped moving up formats when I got to 11x14); have any readers here had experience with Lotus holders?


-- Micah (MicahMarty@aol.com), November 15, 2001.

I have Lotus holders in 7x17 and 12x20. Craftsmanship is good, price was reasonable. When working in full sunlight it's a good idea to shield the back and holder when you pull the slide, but that's true of 8x10 Fidelity holders too.---C

-- Carl Weese (cweese@earthlink.net), November 15, 2001.

I have a 12x20 holder from ABW Enterprises (Alan Brubaker). Drug it (loaded) all over the Southwest this summer and on one memorable occasion had it in direct desert sun for an hour during a morning shoot at Valley of Fire, NV (and on numerous other occasions in California). Nary a streak. Highly recommended.


-- Mark Parsons (polar@thegrid.net), November 19, 2001.

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