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    What kind of camera is this?

    Hi all!

    I dont know if this is posted in the right subforum, but I dont know where else to put it, so here it goes:

    Today my dad got me a strange photographic device (at least to me its strange) He found it somewhere and he doesnt know what it is either.

    If you look closely, youll find a Mamiya Sekor-CU 65mm F5.6 lens and a polaroid back with the Mamiya brand on it. The whole thing is made of metal (except for the polaroid back) and its about 30cm long. I think theres something missing at the front, because there seem to be 4 contacts on the front (with wires inside leading to the lens) and some 'hinges' (dont know if I use the right word) where there should be little door I think.

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    Is there anyone who can tell me what this is? Ive searched but couldnt find any helpful information

    I hope you APUG-users can help me!

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    Looks like a camera for photographing an oscilloscope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Looks like a camera for photographing an oscilloscope.

    Steve
    Yes, or a scanning electron microscope (SEM).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Looks like a camera for photographing an oscilloscope.

    Steve
    Ditto that; it definitely looks like some type of instrumentation camera.

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    Yes, it's a 'scope camera. The hinge allows it to swing away from the screen it captures. The pins probably allow the instrument to trigger the shutter. The hood on top lets you see the screen with the camera in place.

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    Yup it's for a sillyscope. Would make a nice duping camera... maybe you could put slides on a light table and dupe to fuji instant film?
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    Thanks for the info all! Never would have thought that, but now it makes sense, because it appears to have belonged to a guy that practised medical photography.

    @keithwms: I think it would, but I can't figure out how to release the shutter! And wouldnt I need some sort of magnifier then?

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    Oh it could be a camera for an endoscope then.

    Does it not have a press shutter? Maybe it has no shutter at all? (in which case you could get a press shutter...)
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    NO, Keith, this is a camera that you can hook-up to a monitor of any kind.
    Think of an echo during pregnancy.

    In case of an endoscope you will need a ccd camera that is hooked-up to a monitor.

    Peter

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    So it's got no shutter?
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