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bambooflyrod
01-19-2006, 07:05 AM
I decided that whilst I like my 100mm FL box camera, I needed another with a shorter focal length. I've been looking on Ebay for an old folding camera. The criteria were that it had to be 120 roll film, 6x9 format, cheap and relatively easy to convert.

I eventually found what I was looking for at the right price (99pence + shipping) and got to work yesterday. It is (or was) a Coronet Clipper camera. Cheap and naffy plastic lens (scratched).

Here is the end result. The front extention, is made from thin softwood strip, glued, then a liberal sheathing in good old fashioned black gaffer tape. I will paint the shutter later. The shutter 'pin', is the old bellows release pin from before I butchered the camera. (A bit of re-cycling). All the edges or seams, are filled with white decorators caulk, smoothed out to fill gaps, then painted with blackboard paint.

Focal length 50mm. PH size approx .34mm. F171.

There's a film loaded in it now and I'm just waiting for a bit of sunshine then I'm outta here to see what happens. I'll post results ASAP.

Ian M

Ps. The two black marks on the rear top cover, mark where the ends of the film are, to help line up the shots. Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/coronetcamera1_9185.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/coronetcamera1_9185.jpg) http://f295.f295.org/uploads/coronetcamera2_9992.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/coronetcamera2_9992.jpg)

earlj
01-19-2006, 08:34 AM
Nice job, Ian. Put some of the black gaffer taper over the red window. And go shoot some film!

luscher
01-19-2006, 09:40 AM
can't wait to see pictures from this eBaby !

bino
01-19-2006, 11:13 AM
Looks very good!! Have fun!!