Medium format Pano camera, 3D printed

Discussion in 'Film Cameras' started by dan swiger, Jun 6, 2018.

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    I came across this on FB in a posting in the large/medium film camera group. The poster was showing images he had take with this camera he had made. A few others on the group had purchased from as well.
    Messaged him about some info & it was clear he was a DIY camera junkie, knew the details, etc.
    So I took a chance & ordered on from him. It was ~$150 + ship and it arrived a week later.
    It takes 5 each 6 x 14cm images on a 120 roll. Since it uses the shot count numbers on the backing paper, it is not usable on 220 roll film. This image is slight larger than what I could have gotten on my Toyo 4x5 with a roll-film back and much lighter It uses the same 90mm that I use on my plastic 4x5.


    Will hopefully run a roll or two through in the next few weeks.

    IMG_5767.JPG As it looks assembled. The item behind is used for checking helicon focus setting WITHOUT film in it.

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    Here are the component pieces

    Here is the link to show how it is used

    http://6x14.netsoft2k.com
     
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    Using modern tech to replicate old tech. Interested in hearing how well this actually works.
     
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    Alan, from the images posted by several using it, they look good. No light leaks, film flatness is good, etc.
    I figured it was worth the adventure.
    I know, it looks like I have too many film cameras, BUT I do shoot with all of them as the mood hits me :D
     
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    Define "too many" :D

    Everyone needs a hobby......
     
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    How cool Dan! You are having fun, that’s the most important thing! And if while having fun you can take a few cool photos too? That’s just a pure win.
     
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    Allan, since you asked.
    5- 35mm
    2 - MF, counting the Pano camera
    2 - 4x5. counting the plastic one
    Oh yea, a 5DMkII, Sony A7R and an iPhone
    Still thinking about a Hassy

    Gee, doesn't look like so many now....
     
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    My camera hording-fu seems weak now...... :cool:
     

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