Titio View57 – homemade large format camera

My 2012 summer project – view camera for 5×7″ (13x18cm) sheet film.
Music by Wes Montgomery – Four on six.

14 Comments

  1. Jacob Motum
    April 27, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

    Do you have technical drawings, schematics, plans or something similar so I
    could make one too? 

  2. Vincenzo Mazza
    April 27, 2015 at 6:34 pm #

    Great work…
    what you used for the bellows?

  3. Roy Bijster
    April 27, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

    I love the design. Very functional and simple in many respects :)

  4. Jack Cryer
    April 27, 2015 at 7:42 pm #

    Lovely looking camera

  5. LFP
    April 27, 2015 at 8:20 pm #

    Did you build this camera from plans, or did you reverse engineer an
    existing camera? I am wanting to build an 8×10 and your camera is a great
    design. Can you point me in the direction of some plans or information to
    build one?

    thanks!

  6. Gerd H.
    April 27, 2015 at 8:59 pm #

    Very well done! 

  7. serenitycheck
    April 27, 2015 at 9:12 pm #

    Good job! I’m working on some plans myself. Have you posted any pictures
    you’ve taken with it yet?

  8. SuperMaoBoss
    April 27, 2015 at 10:07 pm #

    Very nice! 🙂

  9. Andrew Laverghetta
    April 27, 2015 at 10:41 pm #

    I’d like to be able to make a camera like this, but I can’t find clear
    plans anywhere.

  10. Onlylettuce92
    April 27, 2015 at 10:58 pm #

    Do you have any pictures taken from the camera?

  11. safik01cz
    April 27, 2015 at 11:19 pm #

    I have one tip. For camera’s construction the bellows is critical. It will
    determine its ease of use, overal comfort, maximum extension and the size
    of folded camera. So start from the bellows. Get the best materials
    possible because they have the gratest impact on bellows’ toughness and
    other parameters. Mine is made of some waterproof book cloth, glued with
    contact spray glue and it is way too stiff compared to the commercial
    bellows. It’s also too big when folded, You can see that…

  12. Burai Balázs
    April 27, 2015 at 11:53 pm #

    Cool! Congrats, your work is really nice! How much did it cost you?

  13. George Sheils
    April 28, 2015 at 12:24 am #

    Congratulations on building a very fine camera.

  14. kr4nk
    April 28, 2015 at 1:22 am #

    wow dude…