View Full Version : Pentax ME Super Photo-finish Camera

Jimmy G
04-15-2012, 05:41 AM
I've been at this one for a while. I've managed to add a fancy circuit to enable control of the film speed. More info including a video on flickr (click on the photo).

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7275/6931456244_424a488440.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/limerick37/6931456244/)
Pentax ME Super Photo-finish Camera with speed control (http://www.flickr.com/photos/limerick37/6931456244/) by James Guerin (http://www.flickr.com/people/limerick37/), on Flickr

04-15-2012, 07:34 AM
Wow (a bit cliche but it works), Dr. Frankenstein (pronounced Frahn-Ken-steen as in the move Young Frankenstein :)) certainly had nothing on you.

I look forward to more results. The flicker bus is really wild with the nose turned toward the photographer. I like the Borg analogy by the way. Maybe you were channeling a bit of Tim Burton.......

Jimmy G
04-16-2012, 12:08 PM
Tim Burton is right! Someone on flickr has suggested calling it the Strip-ME, a good name i think! (Linear strip camera / slit-scan)

04-24-2012, 04:13 PM
Great camera and very interesting pictures taken with it.

05-04-2012, 07:04 AM
To much time on your hand James. Great piece of engineering, well done

07-04-2012, 09:44 PM
Absolutely lovely! That is a fantastic piece of work.

Jimmy G
07-27-2012, 05:39 AM
Thank you Benjamin. I've been shooting it quite a bit recently, the speed control makes it really versatile. Here's some of my better results..

Click for larger view..
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7250/7502934882_20d3d3a8c9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/limerick37/7502934882/)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8002/7495153316_3b77436f43_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/limerick37/7495153316/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5035/7438700788_48a2248cb3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/limerick37/7438700788/)

07-31-2012, 08:48 AM
Wow those are absolutely remarkable images! I love the people one the most. So, trying to make sure I understand correctly - is the film moving during the exposure?

07-31-2012, 03:39 PM
Jimmy, great, great, great! My favorite picture is also the people shot. It's perfect.

08-07-2012, 11:34 AM
Wow ! Amazing camera !

08-14-2012, 11:21 AM
Man these are great. Somehow they look better than the olympic photofinish pictures. Maybe you need to sell them the tech :D

Jimmy G
08-16-2012, 09:28 AM
Thanks folks. This camera was recently featured in Peta-pixel. You can see it here...