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doji1969
01-26-2010, 03:32 AM
I build me a 8x10 shift camera for large buildings - and that`s one of the first tests that worked out :-)
Cyano contact copy from paper negative.

http://quanttrader.at/allianz%20cyano.jpg



Philipp

earlj
01-26-2010, 08:00 AM
Phil:

This is from a paper negative? That must have been a seriously long exposure! Do you use the sun or do you have a UV light source? I like this image. Do you have any photographs of your camera that you could share with us?

doji1969
01-26-2010, 11:52 AM
hi Earl,

you are right, paper negative. The exposure time (contact copy) was 4 hours in the weak berlin sun and 3 hours under a 300W UV lamp 8) (that`s why i am looking to saltprints...)

here are some pictures of the camera:

i have got 2 lenses (sorry for that), one in the front, and one for the "shift". i used eyeglasses...
The back can be slid out to find the focus. It has got a simple ground plate and uses standard sheet film holders.
http://quanttrader.at/camera%20side.jpg


inside it`s black - but you can see the two lenses. (yellow filter on the front lens)
http://quanttrader.at/camera%20inside.jpg


the front lens has got a revolver aperature (f28-f100) the shift lens has got a 2mm hole.
http://quanttrader.at/camera%20front.jpg

that`s all - big fun to fool around with :-)

phil

banana_legs
01-26-2010, 04:45 PM
Fantastic! The cyanotype is brilliant and the camera is amazing.

Best regards,

Evan

earlj
01-26-2010, 06:52 PM
This is great, Phil. Thank you for the camera pictures. I need a tripod setup like that for my big cameras. I might have to steal some of your ideas.

JudyS
01-27-2010, 02:23 AM
How clever, clever, clever! Tell me please, what angle is the shift and how did you choose that particular angle?

doji1969
01-27-2010, 11:20 AM
JudyS,

it`s just like on the pic. The lens has got a 90° angle towards the middle line. From the lens to the middle of the picture is about 33cm, as i used a 3 diopter eyeglass. (f=1/diopter). The other angle (from the top) determines how much you see from the floor, when levelling out the camera. Just guess...

http://quanttrader.at/camera%20shift.jpg

for me the shift is really worth the fuss ;-)

paper negative
http://quanttrader.at/unishiftneg.jpg

phil

seoirse
04-21-2010, 09:42 AM
Phil...that is one savage camera!

I'm impressed with how you designed it to be able to shift without a bellows.

Brilliant.