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Thread: 8-by-10 Tailboard Camera: New Video

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    Senior Member dwerg85's Avatar
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    Joe, look up the petzval design for lenses. It should be quite easy to make one by getting stuff from the surplus shed.

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    Administrator Tom Persinger's Avatar
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    Joe - you might also consider an achromat. They're inexpensive, readily avail. at Surplus Shed, and with their two glued elements they are often much sharper than a single meniscus - especially if stopped down some.

    dwerg, did you see that Jody Ake (in camera industries) is creating a modern petzval with 3D printing technology? I have yet to see the working prototype, but it sounds great.

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