This is a list of camera projects and articles. Select a project to learn more about it.
The Mamiya TLR System Summary has its own section for historical reasons.
Galvin 2x3 Monorail - A medium format view camera.
Making a 4x10 mask/slider for the Intrepid 8x10 camera.
Modifying a particulat type of Sinar to Wista lens board adapter for the first version of the Intrepid 8x10.
A simple meniscus 333mm lens in a shutter.
5x4 Cigar Box Pinhole Camera Project I have used a Zero Image 6x9 pinhole camera for several years to good effect. Some photographs made with this camera have been popular even enlarged to 11x14". Since I have 5x4 equipment, I have also used a pinhole in this format, but the minimum film to pinhole distance on the Wista is around 50mm, and that requires the camera bed to be dropped to keep it out of the field of view.
Cyclops Panoramic Camera The Cyclops is a medium format (nominal 6x17cm, actual 58x150mm) swing lens panoramic camera, giving four exposures on a 120 roll, or eight on 220. Made by Double W, Inc. of Gulliver, MI in the early 1990’s it is one of the rarer examples of the type. Cyclops camera top plate. From left to right: film spool retainer, speed control, shutter tension knob, bubble level at the back, aperture control at the front, accessory shoe, frame counter, film advance knob.
MPP VII Technical Camera The MPP VII was something of an impulse buy - I certainly did not need a second 5x4 camera. However, an MPP was my introduction to 5x4 cameras many years ago, and this one was ‘born’ the same year I was, and not very many miles away. The MPP VII is an all-alloy camera that sits somewhere between the press cameras of the first half of the 20th Century, and the more common wooden field camera.