What camera is this?

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  1. bonk

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    In this this video beginning at timecode 6:37 Michael von Graffenfried is making pictures of a demonstration. What is the camera he is using there?
     
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    Could never get a good look,but it looks like a 35mm,or maybe 120. Hes made some very large prints with it ,must be a panoramic format.Interesting clip.Thanks for sharing.
     
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    The way he's winding it suggests a 120.
     
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    Agreed. I'm thinking Fuji? 645?
     
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    I was thinking at first a Hasselblad X camera,the wide format one,it use's 35mm I think.
     
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    Hasselblad X-pan. The contact sheet they show is 35mm, and it looks like X-pan format. Medium format cameras that shoot that aspect ratio are much larger and bulkier.
     
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    Can you really make good looking hughe prints of out 35mm negs? How are they doing it? At the end of the video the show it? They enlarged the negative?
     
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    In the beginning he is using some kind of swing-lens camera (Widelux, Noblex etc). A Widelux for instance is wound with a knob so it may look like a 120 but it is usually a 135 (they exist in both 135 and 120 but the 135 i way more common).
    The camera he is using at 6:40 and onwards is most likely a Xpan with a 30mm lens. The hood and the viewfinder looks definitely the part.

    I may be wrong but my money is on an X-pan with 30mm lens.
     
  9. David A. Goldfarb

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    Xpan negs (24x65mm) are on 35mm film, as is plainly visible from the contact sheets shown, but are larger than standard 35mm negs (24x36mm), so the quality is somewhere between 35mm and medium format.
     
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    The camera he's using at the beginning looks like a Widelux. That's different from the camera he's using around 6:37, which is the subject of the original question.
     
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    My German is next to non-existent (it is German, right?) but the term "panoramic camera" is used several times. And, he is clearly describing the motion of a swinglens camera (such as a Noblex) during the interview. The early images (such as the nuns) are a dead giveaway of this type of machine, too.

    Then, at the end, the printer is clearly shown mounting a pano 35mm neg to the glass neg stage. However, I agree that this camera looks like an Xpan, and those negs don't have that swing look to them.

    Are the prints large? Yes. But we really can't see the quality of them in a web video, now can we? :wink:

    They're probably fine, though - after all, he's using TMY ... :D (kidding)
     
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    Yes, at the beginning, where he's jumping around in front of the camera, it's a swing lens camera.
     
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