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    Cute. How do you time exposures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm
    Cute. How do you time exposures?
    A packard shutter is on its way to daddy. I built the front box large enough to accommodate it.

    Up till then, I'll use paper since the film has not arrived yet.

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    Oops, I did it again

    Lightweight 4x5" field camera (1615 gram). I made the camera to have a light and compact field camera for our trip to Bretagne (starting next wednesday). To keep the weight down, I evaluated all movements that I use a lot and decided to limit movements to keep the weight down.

    I promise this will be the last camera I will build this year.

    It is built out of oak and aluminium and includes:
    - friction lock focussing
    - rotating back
    - rear and front tilt, back twist and front rise/fall
    The bellows is made out of bookbinders linen/leatherette. It turns out to be a bit on the stiff side.

    Building time: about 2 weeks. I think I'm getting a hand of it

    The camera is here shown both with a Schneider Symmar convertible, both focussed at 1500mm and 265mm.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 150mm.jpg   265mm.jpg   1615grs.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by argus
    I promise this will be the last camera I will build this year.
    Don't worry. Only another five and a half months to go!!

    Steve.

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    Looks really good.

    I have built one 5x4" camera which I am fairly pleased with but it does not fold up. It is my intention to build a lightweight folding camera like this one fairly soon. Did you build from plans (are they available anywhere?) or do you use my method of designing whilst building?

    Steve.

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    How embarrassing...a photo of it sitting on the scales, for the whole world to see

    Nice job on both cameras...so which format is next?
    Mike C

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    wish I could get argus to make me a 12x20



    well done argus. yet again.

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    I sure feel humbled by some of the creations here!

    but, here is my 4x10 pinhole camera made from a modified Compact Disk Box Set..


    inside the camera with paper negative inside.. http://blog.depressing.org/archives/inside2-thumb.jpg

    front of camera showing the shutter and 'lens' http://blog.depressing.org/archives/3-thumb.jpg

    rear of camera showing its snazzy looks! http://blog.depressing.org/archives/open-thumb.jpg

    only good for one shot at a time!

    due to the racks that used to hold CD's this camera also works great for 4x5 sheet film which fits snugly against the rear of the camera..

    http://images.depressing.org/art/115...1d25baf341.jpg one of the 4x10 shots on ilford MGIV RC glossy paper negative, printed on mgIV fb

    http://images.depressing.org/art/191...1d23d16cbe.jpg a 100% crop of the above image (from a 300dpi scan of the print) to show the relative sharpness

    http://blog.depressing.org/archives/kitchen.jpg 4x5 image from the same camera using a different lens that is less sharp..
    "Where is beauty? Where I must will with my whole Will; where I will love and perish, that an image may not remain merely an image."

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    Hmm. Its hard to judge sharpness from small digitized images, but yours are sharper than I'd have have expected. How did you choose the pinhole's size?

    Remember, if a home-made camera does what you want, it isn't ugly.

    Cheers,

    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm
    How did you choose the pinhole's size?
    Cheers,

    Dan
    I worked with the camera for over a year and built many many pinholes until I was able to get one that appeared 'sharp enough' i.e. very small
    "Where is beauty? Where I must will with my whole Will; where I will love and perish, that an image may not remain merely an image."



 

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