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Camera review: Holga 120 WPC

Posted June 26, 2009 in Kit/Equipment + Pinhole

Check out this review of the Holga WPC (Wide Pinhole Camera) at HolgaBlog. Related: Holga WPC group on Flickr

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Homemade 6×17 stretch Pinholga

Posted October 23, 2007 in Camera Hacking & DIY + Pinhole

Shikihan made this insane 6×17 "Limousine" pinhole camera out of a Holga! You can see two test shots made with it in Tokyo here and here on Flickr. She’s made a bunch of other cool pinhole cameras (and makes great photos with them), check them out!

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MAGNAchrom magazine issue #4 is up

Posted April 30, 2007 in Books & Publications

Dear MAGNAchromers, Wow. The 4th issue is finally “in the can” and is available to download for free from our website www.magnachrom.com. Time for me to take a day off (or two) and then start the 5th issue. Anyway, we have really been listening to your your ideas over the past few months. And as [...]

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The making of the PanoramaScanCam

Posted January 5, 2007 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Mac A. Cody writes: On one of my robots, I wanted to place a camera that could observe everything around it. The camera did not have to have a high frame rate. It was not going to be used for motion capture or real-time autonomous driving. It did need to have a 360 degree field [...]

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Homemade panoramic jig

Posted September 23, 2006 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Home made Panoramic Jig. Using 1/8 Alum. Just finished it this morning. It weighs 12.3 Oz with the Manfrotto CR2 plate attached. Cost about 35$ for all the parts (I went with stainess where I could) and I have enough Alum. left over to make a second one. Now to go try it out! Via [...]

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DIY $10 panoramic tripod head

Posted August 10, 2006 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Stitching software and digital cameras make panoramic photos far easier than ever before. However, to get the best results, you need a special tripod head. These can cost hundreds of dollars, but making your own isn’t that hard. Even better, it’s dirt cheap. Read instructions at Worth1000 Via LifeHacker, with thanks to wabewalker

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DIY high capacity panoramic pinhole camera

Posted May 29, 2006 in Camera Hacking & DIY + Pinhole

John from Team Droid has great instructions, with step-by-step photos, for how to build a 30-shot 120 foamcore pinhole camera (phew!). He writes: It all started on a long plane flight in the beginning of 2006. I was doodling in my Moleskine notebook and musing about pinhole cameras when and idea struck me. What if [...]

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It’s official: Hasselblad XPan panoramic rangefinder discontinued

Posted April 4, 2006 in Product News

Well, the rumour that I’ve written about previously is true: Hasselblad are discontinuing the XPan panoramic rangefinder camera. According to this article in the British Journal of Photography, The decision follows new EU regulations—known as ROHS approvals—which come into effect on 01 July, designed to cut back on hazardous waste. The approvals state that new [...]

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Unconfirmed rumor: Hasselblad discontinue XPan II panoramic rangefinder

Posted January 13, 2006 in Product News

According to this post on photo.net, Hasselblad have discontinued the XPan II and have limited stock on hand. I will call Hasselblad on Monday, 16 January 2006 and attempt to confirm with them directly. While I think it’s a damn shame, I’m not surprised, either. While I haven’t used the XPan II, I have and [...]

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