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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Take a look at colinflanarygraham.com He's a sometime participant here, and I noticed that he recently added info on his site about the stuff he has built. He uses only his own cameras, I believe.

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Here's a little point and shoot I made for a specific project, using a little plastic lens in a Compur 00-
    It's a prototype for another point and shoot that will use a 65mm /8 Super Angulon in the same shutter-
    it'll be similar in form, but an inch thicker in the middle-
    and again, American Black Walnut-

    It also has a 10 'Helical' focusing mount-
    I have to point out that this camera is not a Linhof...


    Due to the very crappy lens, which lights up 4x5, but barely covers 6x6,
    I'll be mostly using it with a 6x9 back,
    but hopefully the 65mm will be used full frame...
    whenever I get around to making it-












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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Joseph--that's an elegant little camera! I've always loved walnut and the curves you worked into the camera are really nice. I'd love to know what sort of tools you used.

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    4x5 astrograph, seen on TOP of the telescope, not the telescope itself.

    I haven't used this camera in years because I blew the drive system & motor drives on my telescope mount, and the parts are no longer made. But I still have the camera (seen top). Helical focuser. Uses a Goerz Hycon 75mm (3 inch) F4 lens.

    I also have the yellow & red WW2 era filters for it. Will post a better, close up of the camera when I get a chance. Custom made vacumn film back, most the of camera was actually made by my friend & machinist Dave Rubenhagen, who used to make custom telescope parts.

    I started to get good results until I blew the motor drives!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails ag1.jpg   ag2.jpg  
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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Thanks Barry-

    Most of the construction, rebates, and leveling were done with a Plunge Router-
    The external form was 'sculpted' with a belt sander,
    which I also used for the grip groove-

    'Rapid Stock Removal' is a quality I look for in a tool...

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Hi Joseph, that's a sleek and elegant looking camera, love the walnut!
    The 65mm F8 SA will indeed cover 4x5 full frame, but just, dead-on centered, so no movements will be possible. It has nice fall-off, in my opinion, that adds to the dramatic super wide angle image. Here's a 4x5 P&S I put together with one mated with the matching helical mount.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails WACamera65mmF8-01.jpg   WACamera65mmF8-02.jpg   WACamera65mmF8-04.jpg   WACamera65mmF8-CU-01.jpg  

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Well thanks Henry-
    Got to admit yours is far more fully featured and grown up looking-
    I can only dream of a focusing helical, optical viewfinder and bail back-

    Yes, I used to use the 65mm on 4x5 a long time ago-
    I tried to get rid of it a couple of times, but nobody bit-
    so I'm looking forward to giving it a new lease of life-

    Do you get to use yours much?
    And do you find it useful?

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    I actually sold the camera when I built the 8x10 version with the Perigraphe lens, but the buyer returned it because of two tiny spots of fungus that were overlooked by me.
    I did use it on occasions when I take my other 4x5 cameras out. But for contact prints, 4x5 is a bit small, so I usually opted to take the 8x10 or larger. The Super Angulon lens is quite good in my opinion, not as sharp as the later SA I imagine, but I'm quite pleased with the overall quality of the image. The chrome 65mm SA is from the same generation as the 47mm lens on the old Veriwide 100 camera that I used to love and fancied this camera as a bigger version of the Veriwide and less panoramic.

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Yes, I've seen resolution tests, and it's not listed as a great performer-
    though I never had any issues with mine...

    Maybe I should test it myself...

    soon-

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    Re: Show us your home made camera...

    Ok guys, here is my almost finished P&S 4x5 camera, the Cambo SD (SD it's not Super Digital, it stands for Sousa Dias ;-)

    As I didn't found a cheap helical focus device, I choose the Schneider Super Angulon 47mm XL lens, focused for 3 meters (wich I think it's about 9 feet).
    The base of the camera it's a Cambo portrait, the GG it's from a Cambo 4x5 reducing back wich belongs to my Cambo Legend 810.
    The 3 plywood plates you can see on the images were necessary to put the lens on the right place for 3 meters focusing. I will change that after checking everything is well done concerning focus. I think I will have everything on focus from 2 meters to infinity with f11, at least, I hope so.

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