While I’m waiting for some mahogany plywood I raided my shed to find some old off-cuts of standard 6mm ply. Most of it was battered and in a bit of a state but there were two decent pieces, one big enough to make this half plate panel for the newly arrived Petzval I got for £8 off of fleabay. Yes £8.
Trimmed a rebate around the vertical sides to 2.5mm with a Dremmel and it fitted into the camera body just fine.
The adjustable drill bit I got for cutting the holes does the job but does tend to butcher the rear side of the plywood so you have to make sure you start on the front to keep in neat. The lens fits tightly with a small click into place on the threads, will look into a better way of fixing the lens to panel but it’ll do fine for now.
Finished with antique pine wax cos thats all I had.
This is the second Petzval I’ve got off of fleabay, this one is in much better condition but was even cheaper. It swirls like a swirly thing but vignettes towards the corners, I dont mind that at all, it’ll probably fit better on the MPP.
Hopefully picking up all my kit and chemicals on Friday from John, so this weekend looks promising.