8×10 Meniscus Lens Box Camera

This project has been brewing on the back burner for a while; I finally spent several days working at it, was able to get “first light” this afternoon; although there are a few finishing touches still needing to be done. I had acquired a lens, salvaged from an industrial machine, a Nikon “stepper” photolithography machine. It’s a meniscus, about 4″ in diameter, with a focal length of around 10.75 inches. I had envisioned making a nested box camera with removable viewscreen whereby the camera

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