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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:57 am    Post subject: 3 hour camera Reply with quote

[topic was 1 hour camera but I adjust it while doing]

More likely 30 minutes. But can't take pictures yet. Smile

It is first iteration of my Ortagoz LF camera project.

Lens is Ortagoz 135/4.5 from Fotokor 9x12 camera. Shutter works but missing the time dial. Faste times work when you insert a screw driver to the hole. Paid 5 for the assembly. The boards are cardboard from a paper holder.



Bellows is a waste bin bag. Too thin and flexible. No rails etc yet.



Ground glass is household paper usually ment for fish and butter.



It basically works but the bellows hangs in the picture.



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea. when you going to put a film through it??


PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll re-build it, wooden parts and decent bellows will be iteration #2.


PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting project. Thanks for sharing! Please, keep on sharing the pics when this your project goes more ahead.


PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I already found nice slotted wood from an old cork notice board frame. My intention is to make the whole camera from recycling stuff.


PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[topic updated title]

two more hours of work

Camera is now basically in such state I could take a picture if I had film holder and film. (And some sealings or some other black soft stuff too.)

First of all it has a wooden frame so you can leave it on a quadropod and focus it properly.





But the biggest improvement it has a real changeable film holder / ground glass holder back.





PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool project! To keep the bellows out of the lens's field of view, you could take a wire coat hanger and bend it into a coil, then insert the coiled up coat hanger inside the bag. That would stay true to your minimalist concept, plus it's basically free.


PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I could make film (paper) holders out of cardboard and black soil bags. It really keeps light, I put one onto my head and saw nothing.

Dark slide I could cut from a square plastic flower pot.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cooltouch wrote:
Cool project! To keep the bellows out of the lens's field of view, you could take a wire coat hanger and bend it into a coil, then insert the coiled up coat hanger inside the bag. That would stay true to your minimalist concept, plus it's basically free.


Good idea! I thought of wire but it is not flexible.


PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm making a camera and I have a film holder, I need something to hold it firmly against the back of the camera. The slotted wood looks good where did it come from?


PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

philslizzy wrote:
I'm making a camera and I have a film holder, I need something to hold it firmly against the back of the camera. The slotted wood looks good where did it come from?


They are from a cork notice (pin-) board.