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pniaouris

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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2012, 02:38:33 PM »

  This is one more foto of the " Geometry " . Isn't it wild ?
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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2012, 10:55:59 AM »

"wild" doesn't start to describe it!  ;D

Excellent results. I salute you for your tenacity and skill.
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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2013, 12:13:23 PM »

   Converting the "dSLR to View Camera Conversion ", to a 6X9 cm View Camera . "Geometry " is proved to be a nice platform for any kind of experiment .
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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2013, 02:56:45 PM »

   A first batch of three machines is made . The first is a 6X9 version ( or 6X7 depending on the roll film back used ) and the others are SLR versions . The lenses here are a Meopta Largor 135 /6,8 for the 6X9 version and Mir 26b 45/3,5 and Mamiya C 35/3,5 for the others . Other usable lenses are , for the 6X9 version any 6X9 folder lens , and for the SLR versions , any Medium Format or enlarging lens , here shown the Volna 3 MC 80/2,8 , the Vega 5y 105/4 , Astron 75/3,5 (not as good ) and the EL Nikkor 50/2,8 , that is good only for makro work as due to the focal length , it can't focus infinity on an SLR .
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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2013, 04:18:19 AM »

  Here is a link to the ( brand new ) site with all info about the machine .
  http://bluescargo.gr/geometry/
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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2013, 09:57:11 AM »

Excellent project. I have always wanted to make a DSLR bellows camera.
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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2013, 01:48:11 PM »

  Thanks Fineart .
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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2013, 01:24:08 AM »

Out of curiosity, do you intend to sell this?

And if yes, at what price?

Thanks.

Cheers,
Bernard
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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2013, 05:36:49 AM »

I just bought a Canon 85mm 1.2 that was broken for pennies and tore it apart and built it into the front end of a Fuji gx680 that I will be using on my d800
so I can tilt shift. For focus control really, no perspective control due to the limits of the image circle.
I thought the Canon 85MM 1.2 would be good for this as I gather you can use this lens on a MFDSLR as it has a large image circle - for a 35mm camera.
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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2013, 05:37:47 AM »

   A first batch of three machines is made.
Nice collection. You've done a very impressive job there.
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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2013, 01:01:42 PM »

 Hi Bernard , the price is 400 euro , without camera and lens of course . Hi jjj , thank you very much for your comment .
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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2013, 03:43:35 PM »

Saturday I went hiking and then to a church dinner (mmmm....pulled pork) and tractor show. Present were many farmers who no doubt use modern equipment but whose hobby is reviving and preserving old farm equipment. I must say, these were OLD and beautifully kept tractors, some brought on flatbeds, some driven from farm to show site. There also seemed to be a fair amount of "how did you fix that?" chat between the tractor owners. No doubt that most of these tractors were capable of dragging a manure spreader or other light duty. The joy is in the repair and refurbishment, not in the "end product". Remember, farmers are the original DIY people.

That seems akin to the "build your own T/S" project. Here's another of many T/S project pages: http://cow.mooh.org/projects/tiltshift/
I rather like "plunger-cam" myself for best use of a not-so-glamorous household tool.
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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2013, 09:39:10 PM »

Hi Nancy

It seems I've turned into a tractor nut. I have shot scads of tractor pulls and plowing bees, one just this last Saturday. Around here (Central Illinois), the tractors must '59 or older and I've seen quite a few from the 30's. Farmers do lavish a lot of love on these old machines. One guy here has an Allis Chalmers that is simply beautiful. It has been restored as if it were a half million dollar classic car.

Larry
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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2013, 01:15:09 PM »

This tractor show was in Labadie MO. It also featured a few "attachments" and other refurbished items. Some cornhuskers, a manure spreader, and best of all a log mill were in evidence. Have you been to the farm equipment museum near Vandalia, west of Effingham, visible from I-70?
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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2013, 03:40:57 PM »

Nancy,

Never been the farm museum or even knew about it. Will check it out. The Pontiac, Il Threserman's Reunion is neat, lots of old steam tractors, saw mill, blacksmith, and so on. Got good pictures there this year.

Larry
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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2013, 05:35:56 PM »

American Farm Heritage Museum, close to Greenville IL and visible on the south side of I-70.
http://www.americanfarmheritagemuseum.org/
I keep meaning to take a field trip there - I live about an hour away in St. Louis MO
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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2013, 08:39:06 PM »

Nancy, thanks

Larry
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Re: The poor man's View Camera .
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2013, 11:11:05 PM »

An old Calumet 4x5 monorail, lens, film holders, dark cloth and tripod can be had for around $500. The ground glass is big enough to be seen easily and the control is there in a camera made for the job.

Some have even used backs they can mount their digital cameras on.

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