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    ULF Swing-Lens Panoramic Cameras?

    Has anyone put together something like a 7x17 panoramic camera?

    I mean one of those rigs with a panning lens and a curved film plane.

    Anything like that as a pinhole?
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    Re: ULF Panoramic Cameras?

    Google Thomas Yanul to see what he did. I would like to build something like this but haven't gotten very far. My biggest concern is how to make a 'simple' swing mechanism for the lens. I posed the question on this forum awhile back. Also, there is a builder in Lithuania that sells on eBay that made some curved film plane 4x10 pinhole cameras. I bought one last year...quite nice and reasonably priced. Good luck!

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    24x60 camera

    Here is a photo of my 24" x 60" swing lens camera. It uses a 19 inch dagor. It was built to replicate the 1906 San Francisco panorama by George Lawrence. April 18th 2006 the camera was flown in position with a helicopter because kites like Lawrence used are now illegal to fly over the city.
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    #16 cirkut

    Another ULF pan camera that is fun is my #16 cirkut. It uses fans to regulate the rotation as shown in the youtube video here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LksE-n44HS8

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    Re: 24x60 camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron in Arcata California View Post
    Here is a photo of my 24" x 60" swing lens camera. It uses a 19 inch dagor. It was built to replicate the 1906 San Francisco panorama by George Lawrence. April 18th 2006 the camera was flown in position with a helicopter because kites like Lawrence used are now illegal to fly over the city.
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    It would be nice to see an image made by this camera!

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    Re: 24x60 camera

    Quote Originally Posted by jon.oman View Post
    It would be nice to see an image made by this camera!
    Yes please!!
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    Re: 24x60 camera

    I am glad you chimed in, Ron in Alaska/Arcata. I am still interested in a build but other projects got in the way.

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    Re: 24x60 camera

    Very good Ron!

    I am in winter process, of first making a 14X36" curved back Pinhole

    Then make a Swing Lens same size

    No helicopters, Earth Bound, local, Middle USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron in Arcata California View Post
    Here is a photo of my 24" x 60" swing lens camera. It uses a 19 inch dagor. It was built to replicate the 1906 San Francisco panorama by George Lawrence. April 18th 2006 the camera was flown in position with a helicopter because kites like Lawrence used are now illegal to fly over the city.
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    Re: ULF Panoramic Cameras?

    Thank you

    I have a 6X17 Curved Back on order from the man in Lithuania

    Thomas Yanul

    Quote Originally Posted by jprofita View Post
    Google Thomas Yanul to see what he did. I would like to build something like this but haven't gotten very far. My biggest concern is how to make a 'simple' swing mechanism for the lens. I posed the question on this forum awhile back. Also, there is a builder in Lithuania that sells on eBay that made some curved film plane 4x10 pinhole cameras. I bought one last year...quite nice and reasonably priced. Good luck!

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