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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Speed Graphic front standard mod
This is a bit off-topic, but thought you might be interested in seeing a swing and tilt modified front standard for a Speed Graphic. The swing mod involves reshaping the clamps at the bottom which you cannot see in this image. The stock standard does tilt back, but not forward. That has been changed with the addition of long slots in the stainless steel bottom of the standard, first cut out with a fret saw, then filed, laboriously. Shown sitting on the vise of a milling machine, which was not used to make these changes.
I use a Speed Graphic as the test camera here in the lab. Click on the image to zoom.