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    Lens conversion on Polaroid ProPack

    First post....trying to jump in with both feet!

    I have a Polaroid ProPack camera (newer, plastic body one) that Id like to modify...if possible. My thoughts are to invert the outer lens to create a really wide angle look for the image.

    When I attempted this, the inner lens did not allow me to re-attach the outer lens due to the convex of the outer lens touching the inner lens.

    So, can I remove the inner lens and still be able to "get an image"? Im assuming the inner lens reduces the image coming into the camera to the appropriate size for the film, kind of narrowing the field of view (am I right?).

    Im looking for a different look than what I would usually get from this camera so the image "fitting" on the film is not a grave concern...Im looking for a really wide look.

    Am I in the ballpark as far as trying to get the look Im going after?

    thanks,

    Chris M
    North Carolina

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    Welcome Chris. Don't know the answer to your question, but what you really need is a Polaroid so when you try all this stuff you can find out immediately if it works.

    A little more seriously, for a really wide look, get the polaroid back from an old CRT / oscilloscope camera from ebay (they used 108 / 665 film packs) and cobble a pin hole about an inch in front of the film.

    http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/021502/pinhole0.jpg

    http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/021502/pinhole5.jpg
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

    http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com



 

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