Watch an Expert Woodworker Build a Traditional Large Format Camera


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Patrick Sullivan is a woodworker with over 50 years of experience under his belt. In this 15-minute video, Sullivan shares how he spent the last couple of months building a traditional large format camera — a project that kept him “absolutely fascinated.”

Before sharing his particular build process, Sullivan first gives a brief history of large format cameras, from the simple, large, and unwieldy cameras used in the first half-century of photography to the beautiful devices that emerged as the art form grew and evolved.

Sullivan notes that allowing the film plane to be tilted and the lens to

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This Company is Making Wholly Original, Affordable, Customizable Medium Format Film Cameras


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In 2016 and again in 2018, PetaPixel featured the work of Dora Goodman, a woman who was adding hand-crafted elements to analog cameras. Fast forward to 2021, and Goodman has gone steps further and finally created cameras of her own design.

When Goodman started her project almost five years ago the business was built around reskinning cameras with wood, leather, or any special material. Though a handcrafted process, the cameras were still Nikon, Pentacon, Hasselblad, or whichever brand but were just redesigned aesthetically.

Goodman and her team always dreamt of being more than a reskin service.

“We always had

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This Company is Making Wholly Original, Affordable, Customizable Medium Format Film Cameras


This post is by Jaron Schneider from PetaPixel


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In 2016 and again in 2018, PetaPixel featured the work of Dora Goodman, a woman who was adding hand-crafted elements to analog cameras. Fast forward to 2021, and Goodman has gone steps further and finally created cameras of her own design.

When Goodman started her project almost five years ago the business was built around reskinning cameras with wood, leather, or any special material. Though a handcrafted process, the cameras were still Nikon, Pentacon, Hasselblad, or whichever brand but were just redesigned aesthetically.

Goodman and her team always dreamt of being more than a reskin service.

“We always had

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This Company is Making Wholly Original, Affordable, Customizable Medium Format Film Cameras


This post is by Jaron Schneider from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




In 2016 and again in 2018, PetaPixel featured the work of Dora Goodman, a woman who was adding hand-crafted elements to analog cameras. Fast forward to 2021, and Goodman has gone steps further and finally created cameras of her own design.

When Goodman started her project almost five years ago the business was built around reskinning cameras with wood, leather, or any special material. Though a handcrafted process, the cameras were still Nikon, Pentacon, Hasselblad, or whichever brand but were just redesigned aesthetically.

Goodman and her team always dreamt of being more than a reskin service.

“We always had

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The best cameras and camera gear of 2020


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How to hold your camera correctly


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The first lesson in photography that most people overlook is how to hold a camera. “For God’s sake, hold your camera correctly” is a short article teaching you how to hold your camera as Vanelli tells a story why this article was written.

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Canon EOS C70 4K Super35 Cine Camera


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This is the first Canon Cinema EOS Camera with an RF Mount. It has a Super 35mm Sensor. If you’re familiar with the C300 Mark III, you’ll be at home with many of the C70 capabilities. Why would you want a new EOS C70 4K Digital Cinema Camera then? Because it is smaller than the C300 Mark III, is half the cost, has a versatile RF mount,  can record H.265 video. Canon explained, “One request that Canon consistently heard was to put an RF mount on a Cinema EOS camera so that future lens performance could capitalize on the Continue reading “Canon EOS C70 4K Super35 Cine Camera”

Canon EOS C70 4K Super35 Cine Camera


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This is the first Canon Cinema EOS Camera with an RF Mount. It has a Super 35mm Sensor. If you’re familiar with the C300 Mark III, you’ll be at home with many of the C70 capabilities. Why would you want a new EOS C70 4K Digital Cinema Camera then? Because it is smaller than the C300 Mark III, is half the cost, has a versatile RF mount,  can record H.265 video. Canon explained, “One request that Canon consistently heard was to put an RF mount on a Cinema EOS camera so that future lens performance could capitalize on the Continue reading “Canon EOS C70 4K Super35 Cine Camera”

Canon EOS C70 4K Super35 Cine Camera


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This is the first Canon Cinema EOS Camera with an RF Mount. It has a Super 35mm Sensor. If you’re familiar with the C300 Mark III, you’ll be at home with many of the C70 capabilities. Why would you want a new EOS C70 4K Digital Cinema Camera then? Because it is smaller than the C300 Mark III, is half the cost, has a versatile RF mount,  can record H.265 video. Canon explained, “One request that Canon consistently heard was to put an RF mount on a Cinema EOS camera so that future lens performance could capitalize on the Continue reading “Canon EOS C70 4K Super35 Cine Camera”

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for night photographers


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As a night photographer, I have different needs than a lot of everyday photographers out there. While we already have an amazing gift guide on Photofocus, I thought I’d make another targeted at us night photographers. Under $25 (stocking stuffers) Boneyard: SoCal’s Aircraft Graveyards at Night by Troy Paiva $15.92; available via Amazon A simply […]

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide for night photographers


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As a night photographer, I have different needs than a lot of everyday photographers out there. While we already have an amazing gift guide on Photofocus, I thought I’d make another targeted at us night photographers. Under $25 (stocking stuffers) Boneyard: SoCal’s Aircraft Graveyards at Night by Troy Paiva $15.92; available via Amazon A simply […]

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide for night photographers


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As a night photographer, I have different needs than a lot of everyday photographers out there. While we already have an amazing gift guide on Photofocus, I thought I’d make another targeted at us night photographers. Under $25 (stocking stuffers) Boneyard: SoCal’s Aircraft Graveyards at Night by Troy Paiva $15.92; available via Amazon A simply […]

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Photog Builds LEGO 4×5 Camera After Being Forced to Sell Favorite Camera


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A photographer in Japan was forced to sell his favorite camera earlier this year after being impacted by the COVID-19 recession. Instead of letting that put a stop to his art, he decided to build his own 4×5 large format camera… using LEGO blocks.

The photographer, who goes by @wagoimages on social media, pulled out some boxes of LEGOs and built himself the camera on a tabletop, combining the popular children’s toy with a lens, bellows, and ground glass.

The photographer has been traveling all over Japan, shooting beautiful photos with the unusual camera.

The two spirit levels on the

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A Look at the Linhof 617 S III: Shoot 4 Huge Panoramas Per Roll of 120 Film


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The Linhof 617 S III Technorama is a panoramic film camera that captures four giant 6x17cm panoramas per roll of 120 film (hence the name 617). Camera West TV made this 4-minute video that offers a look at this special camera and the results it can produce.

The massive camera is beautiful and ruggedly built, and the video shows how film is loaded by removing the back by turning the key on the bottom plate.

The interchangeable lenses are mounted to the camera with two big screws on their plates, and the interchangeable viewfinder is mounted via the shoe on

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Is it time to make BBF your new BFF?


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Photography is full of technical terms and buzz words, but one that really is a great one to consider is back button focus (or BBF). So what is it and why should you consider using it? What is back button focusing? To be honest it is a game-changer! Most modern cameras come with a half-press […]

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Is it time to make BBF your new BFF?


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Photography is full of technical terms and buzz words, but one that really is a great one to consider is back button focus (or BBF). So what is it and why should you consider using it? What is back button focusing? To be honest it is a game-changer! Most modern cameras come with a half-press […]

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My 10 Year Search for the Perfect Camera Brought Me Back to APS-C


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In 2015, I fully committed to switching from my Nikon DSLR system to a Sony mirrorless system starting with the Sony a7 II. Up until that point, I had always held on to my Nikon D700 and D800 as my workhorse cameras for weddings and commercial shoots but experimented with Olympus, Sony, and Panasonic for my travel photography.

In 2020, I’ve made another big leap and switched from my full frame Sony system to Fufjifilm, with their smaller APS-C sensor. I currently shoot entirely with the Fujifilm X-T4 and X100V.

A foreword. I’m not one to fixate on gear more

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Solarcan Colours: A Trio of Soda Can Cameras for Tinted Solargraphs


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Three years after launching the original Solarcan, photographer Sam Cornwell has just unveiled Solarcan Colours. It’s a trio of new cameras that each captures solargraphs in a different tint.

The Solarcan is a unique camera shaped like a can of soda that allows anyone to easily capture ultra-long-exposure photos showing the path of the Sun over a span of days, weeks, months, or even years. The camera has been used to shoot everything from solargraphy timelapses to solargraphs from Antarctica.

The new Solarcan Colours cameras build upon the success of the original bring new looks to the game.

“We’ve

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9 Things That Make Leica Rangefinders Different from Other Digital Cameras


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If someone would ask me what digital camera brand is the most different from all the others, I would definitely answer Leica. A couple of weeks ago I bought my first Leica rangefinder, after using virtually every other camera brand on the market.

I went for the cheapest one available, the Leica M8. In this article, I have written down my notes on what the biggest differences are from other digital cameras I have used over the years.

1. No DOF preview in viewfinder

Since the viewfinder is a simple piece of glass pointing in the same direction as

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Calypso, The Original Underwater Camera That Became the Nikonos


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Camera West recently received an unusual camera through a customer trade-in. In this 3-minute video, the camera shop takes a hands-on look at the Calypso, the first 35mm underwater film camera that didn’t require a bulky housing.

The camera was originally conceived by the legendary French marine explorer Jacques Cousteau, who partnered up with Belgian engineer Jean de Wouters to design the camera before it was launched in 1961.

Prior to this dedicated underwater camera, underwater photography had always involved putting an existing camera inside an unwieldy waterproof housing. Cousteau wanted a camera that could be used and carried on

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