Panoramic Camera

The back of an opened medium format camera showing a loaded 35mm film using 3D printed adapters

An Experiment with Sprocket-Hole Panoramas – By Joris Koolen

As a relatively new amateur photographer, I settled quite quickly into a default process. I have a favourite film in a preferred format that I develop with my process of choice. However, when someone sent me three rolls of expired Kodak Tri-X 400, I figured that I might as well experiment with them.

I have a Zeiss Ikon Nettar 518/2 folding camera which takes great big 6×9 negatives. I had already acquired some 35mm adapters for it in the past, but I only ever used them once or twice with mixed results. This seemed like a good opportunity to really get this sprocket panorama thing down. I might mess up the first roll, do a little better with the second, and hopefully really nail it with the third.

Brooks-Plaubel Veriwide 100

Brooks-Plaubel Veriwide 100 Mini-Review – By Dan Cuny

Being the very visual person I am, I’m generally drawn to cameras more by the visual appearance and quality of the camera than the technical aspects. The Brook-Plaubel Veriwide 100 was one of these cameras as I find it visually appealing and have always wanted to own one from the very beginnings of collecting cameras. Still, after shooting with it, it’s one of the best cameras I’ve shot.

5 frames with a 360 degree Lens – By Dan Cuny

My interest in anything photographic has spanned for more than 45 years., I’ve had the opportunity to photography with many different cameras and lenses in those years, from subminiature cameras, like the Minox or Minolta 16 to huge 8×10 cameras. But what gives me a thrill is trying out something odd or peculiar like the Be Here Portal S1 Plus lens, which I purchased for a local camera store a few years back. They know I’m an avid collector, and the used buyer is a friend of mine and will put away or at least let me know when something like this comes in.

Kodak Panoram No.1

Kodak Panoram No.1 – Photographing Yosemite with my 120 year old Panoramic Camera – By Dan Cuny

My love for cameras and photography goes back to when I was a young boy living in Chicago. I believe the majority of the people I know with this kind of passion always starts at a young age. The fascination began when my uncle would photograph the family and would line us up for the obligatory holiday photos. It was Easter, Christmas, or just a casual Sunday family dinner with aunts, uncles, and cousins, watching the unbelievable bright flash of the flashbulb (yes flashbulbs), blinking my eyes, and seeing the bright dot for what seemed like minutes. That just drew me in.

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