Unusual stuff - what's out there?
just for the fun of it...
I have a weakness for strange cameras and accessories that goes with photography.
And I'd love to see what you have in your possesion..
Old stuff - new stuff - wacky stuff - gizmo's that noone knows what's for (or one can ask here..)
upload some images - or make a link ..
I'll go first:
I just got this 100+ year old "fingerprint camera"....
I think I can make it work.
nega about 10x15cm, but with three exposures on each film ("instant tripty's?)
looks nice but strange...
Last edited by gandolfi; 02-06-2008 at 12:36 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: images didn't upload..
I have an Agimatic rangefinder. I run film through it very occasionally. My father bought it used in the 60's. It still has the Royal Warrant on it from the seller. I will see if I can upload a photo later.
i don't have it anymore, but i had a variable shutter speed
falling plate camera. it took 9x12 plates ...
you loaded them all standing up in the back, with a spring putting
pressure on them ... clicked the shutter and then wiggled a knob to allow
the plate to fall to the bottom of the camera.
the shutter was a simple guillotine that flopped back and forth
with shutter speed knob that changed the tension on the blade.
i used to buy them and take the cobwebs out of the shutters, do a cla
and resell them. from time to time i would use them.
i still have a 4x5 version of the same camera called a "cyclone sr" ...
looks like this
haven't had a chance to restore it but will be lots of fun!
I had one of those once also!
Originally Posted by jnanian
Actually, a danish inventer once made a camera for (I think) 24 18x24 glass plates in one go!!
Like a Large format camera with a motor!...
He made a lot of camera under the name NORKA, and many of those were exported to the States in the thirties..
However; noone seems to know about them.
A shame. they were beautiful - and practical even though nor small......
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OK, finally got around to a picture.
Originally Posted by Nigel
Stirn Vest Camera
Here's a picture of my Stirn Vest camera. The lens is designed to go through a man's vest button hole. The cool thing about this camera is that it uses a circular glass negative creating several round images on each glass plate.
Last edited by Photographica; 02-13-2008 at 11:04 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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ooh - I was offered one of those many years ago. But I had limited funds, so I bought a huge mahogany camera on a studio stand in stead (same price)....
Originally Posted by Photographica
Later I realized, that the Stirn was worth much more..... (and don't use so much space!)
AND it is like a flack jacket / bullet proof vest if you are in a bad area
Originally Posted by gandolfi