Russian FKD 8X10 Camera Plate to Film Conversion
My 8 X 10 Russian large format
plate camera restoration and use site. This will show how I converted
this camera to use modern sheet film. I became "addicted" to soviet
cameras using Kievs and found this big guy irresistible. The main
problem with using these is two fold. First they use glass film plates
which are all but unavailable today. Second, the size of the plates is
a weird by US standards 18X24CM which is about 1/2" smaller than 8X10.
I decided the easiest way to resolve these issues was to adapt a normal
film back off a wooden 8X10 camera.
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