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Frankencameras [Oct. 7th, 2016|10:28 am]
What do you get when you combine $25 discount macro bellows from China, a couple of antique lens, some poorly drilled holes and a modern DSLR...?

Fitted with a 1945 Wollensak Raptar press camera lens.

What a scoop!

Fitted with a 1913 Kodak ball bearing lens.

[User Picture]From: stormdog
2016-10-07 03:41 pm (UTC)
Ok, that's really nifty! I don't know that I have the skill/time/patience to put that together, but I'm really tempted to try. Probably cheaper than buying larger format hardware!
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[User Picture]From: pyat
2016-10-07 03:59 pm (UTC)
I tend to but things in pieces over several months, to cut down on the initial outlay. That's how I got a large format for $70. But I'd like a press camera -the rail camera I have is about as portable as a steamer trunk full of bricks. ;)
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[User Picture]From: porsupah
2016-10-08 06:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's delightfully spiffy! The Kodak lens just calls out to be used in steampunk cosplay. =:D

I think I'd like to play with a Lensbaby sometime, though I'd really want a little bit of space first - I don't really have anywhere for "product" photography. Then again, I suppose a light box can solve that easily enough, and that'd make for an easier background than the bedsheet. =:)

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[User Picture]From: normanrafferty
2016-10-09 01:04 am (UTC)
This better be the opening to a horror movie.
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