I've just discovered that one of my lensboards can rattle a bit in the front standard. Something must be done about that. Perhaps a bit of tape for the moment.
Otherwise, if the cocking spring isn't too stiff (and some seem to be) simple re-cocking might well work perfectly, as Keith suggests. I...
I was impressed by the simplicity and ingenuity of the 5x4 and 7x5 tanks and the motor base, so I shall live in hope.
Realistically, I don't expect anything very soon. 10x8 may be an unprofitable market anyway, although 3-D printing might overcome that. I can dream... I can hold my breath...
Dark slide held in front of the lens? This might be inconvenient if you have large intervals between individual exposures. You might construct a little cardboard box that will hang on the font and is light enough not to move the lens and loose enough to take on and off without vibration.
With no centre column, the modified Paterson tank will not be light-tight so it would have to be loaded in the dark.
May I commiserate with Clement?
We all know about the image being upside down and it's obvious once you're under the darkcloth. The sideways inversion is almost never mentioned...
An alternative to the Stearman tank is the Mod 54 insert for Paterson tanks. There is also the long-discontinued Paterson Orbital. There's plenty of information on the web on how to use it for film, if you can find one.
Stearman Press is developing (oops!) a similar device, essentially a...
I suppose I could clone out the feet, but I've come to like them. The owner of the legs must have sat down as I was waiting for someone else to move from between the middle pillar and the iron candle holder. They weren't on the GG when I was focusing. You can just about make out...
I'd like to mention that for this image, tilt is a little trickier than the conventional Big Rock In Foreground shot. In this image, there's a (cast iron?) post intruding into the wedge of focus, so it has been a delicate balancing act.
HP5+ rated 200. Exposures 4-8 minutes at f32. Horseman Woodman camera. 90mm f8 Super Angulon.
Someone is resting in the South Aisle shot, but I've left him in. The doorway is cropped slightly.
Mike Ware, who has improved the cyanotype in the past, has produced a new version, Simple Cyanotype, with all-round improvements and less toxicity. Here is a link to his account:
I found this on Peter Marshall's excellent (but not LF) blog...