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    The weirdest camera concoction?!

    Hi all,

    I thought it might be fun to make a thread showing weird camera concoctions, after reading an article in a Dutch magazine showing work by a fellow called Fotoopa ("Photo-granddad").

    *** If you have a contribution, post a picture or link to it in this thread! Please only links to bizar, fun or ingenious camera concoctions please! ***

    So, what did I find:

    Ok, we've all seen remotely triggered camera setups from the African wilderness, so nothing new on the horizon you would think, but what about this :

    http://www.pbase.com/fotoopa/image/95885886

    And "Fotoopa" in action

    http://www.pbase.com/fotoopa/image/96689951


    It's an automatically triggered macro-setup for photographing insects in flight!

    For more details and photo-examples, see here:

    http://www.pbase.com/fotoopa/equipment

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    "The nineteenth century began by believing that what was reasonable was true, and it wound up by believing that what it saw a photograph of, was true." - William M. Ivins Jr.

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    Ok, another contribution by myself, based on an article in the Dutch Camera Magazine:



    Sorry for the appalling image quality, it is a scan of a very bad photocopy. Apparently, this was a Nikon made 5m(!) :o focal length 4x5" LF camera mounted on a truck used to photograph a grenade hitting it's target... Talking about "shooting a picture"

    The camera used an F5 500cm lens... at least according to the article, but would that even be possible
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    "The nineteenth century began by believing that what was reasonable was true, and it wound up by believing that what it saw a photograph of, was true." - William M. Ivins Jr.

    "I don't know, maybe we should disinvent color, and we could just shoot Black & White." - David Burnett in 1978

    "Analog is chemistry + physics, digital is physics + math, which ones did you like most?"

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    Here is the other extreme: A flying insect robot with a camera in its nose.

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    Never let be said you can't get by with the most basic of materials.

    http://www.foto8.com/home/content/view/658/190/
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails picture_3.jpg  

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    Nice ones, Suzanne and IC-racer!
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    "I don't know, maybe we should disinvent color, and we could just shoot Black & White." - David Burnett in 1978

    "Analog is chemistry + physics, digital is physics + math, which ones did you like most?"

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    Leave it to the pinhole crowd to make some wild cameras: http://photondetector.com/blog/2006/...nhole-roundup/

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    This is camera and lighting from Joe McNally's photo shoot with New York firefighters. It is mostly wireless strobes, so I am not sure if it qualifies as "weird" but it certainly is impressive.

    Link to the story:
    http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/2008/...de-of-midtown/

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    Spam Cam! I love it!

    Quote Originally Posted by bhorn View Post
    Leave it to the pinhole crowd to make some wild cameras: http://photondetector.com/blog/2006/...nhole-roundup/

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    http://io9.com/377596/a-camera-made-of-blood-and-copper

    Make sure you scroll down to the others.....

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    I think Jason takes the cake, but this is also worth a look http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0ta32g9M6c

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