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    Trying to find the maker of a very large homemade ULF camera

    Hello,


    Trying to re-find the maker of a very large homemade ULF camera.


    Had previously read stories about someone that designed a camera to take the largest resolution film photo's. Believe it involved him creating a vacuum film holder and and a special tripod / support that he used to attach to his car. IIRC he had plans to travel around USA and take landscape photos of specific selected sites. He may have been professionally involved in Optical/Photo industry at some earlier point in his life.


    I had a series of bookmark links, but unfortunately I deleted it - and a recent keyword search is getting odd results


    Any suggestions who this might have been?


    Cheers

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    Re: Trying to find the maker of a very large homemade ULF camera

    Sorry BS Kumar / Tin Can - it wasn't either of those two. If I recall correctly this was likely done during the 90's - and I vaguely recall that he used a very heavy metal door (perhaps a safe door?) attached to his car as a dampening mechanism.

    The person had some renown with his approach being written up in a fair few web sites. Think he was particularly focussed on resolution / detail, with some of the stories detailing approaches used to get the most detail out of a picture (i.e. shooting in morning/after rain/cooler days etc)

    The stories are still out there on web somewhere - just hard to filter out...

    Cheers

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    Re: Trying to find the maker of a very large homemade ULF camera

    Thanks for the suggestions peoples - Graham Flint was the Photographer I was remembering -

    Unfortunately his Gigapxl site looks to have been taken over by someone else...

    Cheers

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