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    Cyano from homemade shift camera

    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.





    Philipp

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    Cyano from homemade shift camera

    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?

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    Cyano from homemade shift camera

    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.



    inside it`s black - but you can see the two lenses. (yellow filter on the front lens)



    the front lens has got a revolver aperature (f28-f100) the shift lens has got a 2mm hole.


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

    phil

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    Cyano from homemade shift camera

    Fantastic! The cyanotype is brilliant and the camera is amazing.

    Best regards,

    Evan

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    Cyano from homemade shift camera

    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.

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    Cyano from homemade shift camera

    How clever, clever, clever! Tell me please, what angle is the shift and how did you choose that particular angle?

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    Cyano from homemade shift camera

    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...



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

    paper negative


    phil

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    Cyano from homemade shift camera

    Phil...that is one savage camera!

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

    Brilliant.

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