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    Nana Sousa Dias's Avatar
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    Show us your home made camera...

    I would like to see some home made cameras. I have plans to make a LF camera and would like to see your designs. I would like to build 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10 P&S cameras.

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    I'm working on it as fast as I can. I have the plans in my head and started drawing them last week as I sat in the pub. I bought the wood. I need to talk with the bellows people, but I haven't selected anybody for that yet. I have some gears and springs from a friends camera. It will be a 4x5 with limited movements (just the ones I use) and not made to fold up as this limits the ease of use. More as I go.
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    There are several examples on the French LF web site galerie-photo.com

    Laurent Barthélémy, a wooden 4x5 camera http://www.galerie-photo.com/construire-sa-chambre.html

    Vincent Cabanes, a 6x6 (cm) precision monorail camera http://www.galerie-photo.com/constru...ambre-6x6.html

    Bernard Ardaud, a wooden 6x17 for ski-mountaineering http://www.galerie-photo.com/chambre...-montagne.html
    and a lightweight 4x10"
    http://www.galerie-photo.com/constru...mbre-4x10.html


    Gilles Barbier, a wooden fixed-focus wide-angle camera
    http://www.galerie-photo.com/barbier-hybis-90.html

    obscura camera a swiss-made wooden 4x5
    http://www.galerie-photo.com/obscura...hatellard.html
    http://www.galerie-photo.com/obscura...piccolino.html

    Renald Ozeel, a precision wide-angle 4x5 camera
    http://www.galerie-photo.com/chambre-legere-4x5.html
    a 4x5 pinhole camera
    http://www.galerie-photo.com/stenope-renald-ozeel.html

    François Besson a 360° panoramic Roto-Pinhole camera
    http://www.galerie-photo.com/eloge-roto-stenope.html

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Woodbury View Post
    I'm working on it as fast as I can. I have the plans in my head and started drawing them last week as I sat in the pub. I bought the wood. I need to talk with the bellows people, but I haven't selected anybody for that yet. I have some gears and springs from a friends camera. It will be a 4x5 with limited movements (just the ones I use) and not made to fold up as this limits the ease of use. More as I go.

    Thank you, Eric! As soon as you have some images, show us, please!

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Quote Originally Posted by Emmanuel BIGLER View Post
    There are several examples on the French LF web site galerie-photo.com

    Laurent Barthélémy, a wooden 4x5 camera http://www.galerie-photo.com/construire-sa-chambre.html

    Vincent Cabanes, a 6x6 (cm) precision monorail camera http://www.galerie-photo.com/constru...ambre-6x6.html

    Bernard Ardaud, a wooden 6x17 for ski-mountaineering http://www.galerie-photo.com/chambre...-montagne.html
    and a lightweight 4x10"
    http://www.galerie-photo.com/constru...mbre-4x10.html


    Gilles Barbier, a wooden fixed-focus wide-angle camera
    http://www.galerie-photo.com/barbier-hybis-90.html

    obscura camera a swiss-made wooden 4x5
    http://www.galerie-photo.com/obscura...hatellard.html
    http://www.galerie-photo.com/obscura...piccolino.html

    Renald Ozeel, a precision wide-angle 4x5 camera
    http://www.galerie-photo.com/chambre-legere-4x5.html
    a 4x5 pinhole camera
    http://www.galerie-photo.com/stenope-renald-ozeel.html

    François Besson a 360° panoramic Roto-Pinhole camera
    http://www.galerie-photo.com/eloge-roto-stenope.html

    Thank you, Emmanuel, there are a lot of good ideas, here!

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Here's a P+S 4x5 I made... I aborted this particular design and designed its successor in 3D CAD. Someday I'll get the CAD model 3D printed so I can test it out!




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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    I made this one about 4 years ago and haven't really used it since initial tryouts. I need to get/make some better pinholes and some kinda viewfinder. The material is 1/2" gatorboard, clothespins, bamboo print tongs, photo black paper tape. Gatorfoam is extremely light, rigid and machinable with a knife. Maybe I'll mess with it this week and post back with my results.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails pinhole-back-empty.jpg   pinhole-side.jpg  

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Some new prototypes from the Swiss Obscura Camera team as shown last week-end at the annual friendly gathering & print exchange organised by Henri Gaud

    A 4x5" with a reflex viewer, plus a stereo camera for the 4x5" format !
    http://trichromie.free.fr/trichromie...chaux-de-fonds

    a larger format (8x10" ?)
    http://trichromie.free.fr/trichromie...chines-suisses

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Quote Originally Posted by Emmanuel BIGLER View Post
    Some new prototypes from the Swiss Obscura Camera team as shown last week-end at the annual friendly gathering & print exchange organised by Henri Gaud.......



    a larger format (8x10" ?)
    http://trichromie.free.fr/trichromie...chines-suisses
    That baby looks like 11x14, but there is a flaw in the series of images!
    Only two bottles on the table??
    Mon Dieu, comment??


    Some amazing works in your other links.

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Hello,

    This Suisse camera is a 12x12 inch fix focus
    And 2 bottles at beginning,
    And after we don't say how many Chablis bottle we drink,
    But we are 21 for look thoses camera.

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