cameras

Cloak camera bag

Cloak camera bag

Here’s an interesting design for a camera bag where you don’t have to take the camera from the bag to shoot. I’m not really a photographer, so I’d like to hear what others think of this idea. Cloak Bag

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How-To:  Build your own panoramic film camera

How-To: Build your own panoramic film camera

Over at Fun Science Gallery, this English translation of a 2002 article by Giorgio Carboni describing, in great detail, the construction of this beautiful homemade rotating-objective panoramic film camera. It’s made of brass and plastic stock. [Thanks, Billy Baque!]

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How-To:  Build your own field camera

How-To: Build your own field camera

British camera restorer Rayment Kirby has a cool tutorial on how (and why) to make your own antique-style field camera from wood and brass. Mr. Kirby seems to follow the convention that the “Field” of “field camera” is an eponym and should be capitalized, whereas the Wikipedia article does not. Can anyone clarify? Was there a “Mr. Field?” Or a “Mrs. Field?” [Thanks, Billy!]

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Homemade camera body

Homemade camera body

Howard Boys made this awesome steampunk-y camera body from soldered brass. The lens and shutter were purchased components. [Thanks, Billy!]

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158-lens camera

Built by Associate Professor Yojiro Ishino of the Nagoya Institute of Technology, this giant camera took six months to build and has reportedly been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the camera with the record-holding highest number of lenses. It’s about 3 inches high and 18.5 inches across, and was built to study flames by capturing them simultaneously from as many angles as possible. [via Neatorama]

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Homemade medium format camera

Homemade medium format camera

Peter Johansson is building a medium-format film camera. Like, from scratch. He’s about 80% done and has done a wonderful job documenting the build. [Thanks, Billy!]

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How-To:   Dual USB/serial cable for Nikon Coolpix cameras

How-To: Dual USB/serial cable for Nikon Coolpix cameras

I recently got it in my head that I wanted to take some time-lapse photos showing the oxidation of various bright-polished metals over the course of a week or so. Investigating the possibility of setting up an intervalometer for my elderly Coolpix 4300 quickly became frustrating, however, as I realized that I was facing a […]

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