Joined: 24 May 2001
|Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:40 pm Post subject: Return to the board and a question
|I dropped out of sight here several years ago and took a break from photography. Then I went all medium format, then to digital. But I kept most of my Graflex equipment and wanted to use it again, so I tried to preserve it as best I could.
Anyway, I'm back.
A few days ago I started wondering about my old Graphic View II, which I sold to another photographer back in 2003. I got in touch with him and asked if he'd be interested in selling it back to me, which he was. So it will be here in a couple of days, and I'll start using it again.
What I'm wondering is, while he says the camera is still in the condition in which I sold it, I know this will not be true forever. The question is, is there any treatment I can perform on the bellows to keep it pliable and preserve it? I'm sure there's someone who will repair or even manufacture a bellows, but I'd like to prevent that if possible.
All help given will be gratefully accepted. Here's the old camera from back in about 2000, and I can't wait to see it again.