Cameradactyl OG – 3D printed 4 x 5 camera

Cameradactyl OG – 3D printed 4 x 5 camera

The accessibility of 3D printing has brought many new large format cameras onto the market. Manufacturer Ethan Moses has created a light weight inexpensive handheld 4×5 camera.

‘The Cameradactyl OG is a 4 x 5 handheld camera with a ground glass or acrylic focusing screen as well as scale focusing.

The camera can be focused by scale (marked by user on the focusing ring) or through the ground glass. The focusing ring has a locking screw tab that can be used to aide focusing, and lock the focusing ring in place – for example at a hyperfocal distance, infinity, or a predetermined distance for flash or portrait photography.

The OG takes standard 4×5 film holders, and will hold a film holder on the outside of the focusing screen to protect it in your bag.

The OG is available in many different nosecone sizes. Currently already available are nosecones for:

·       Schneider 90mm f6.8 Angulon / Wollensak 90mm f6.8 Raptar (85 mm from lensboard to film plane when focused at infinity)
·       Schneider 90mm f8 Super Angulon (94 mm from lensboard to film plane when focused at minimum extension)
·       Kodak Ektar 127mm f4.7 or Optar 135mm f4.7 (116mm from lensboard to film plane when focused at infinity)
·       Kodak Super Anastigmat 127mm f4.7 (XXX mm from lensboard to film plane when focused at infinity)
·       Schneider G Claron 150mm f9 ( XXXX mm from lensboard to film plane when focused at inifinty)
·       Schneider Symmar-S 150mm f5.6 ( 142 mm from lensboard to film plane when focused at inifinty)
·       Nikon Nikkor W 105mm f5.6 (108mm from lensboard to film plane at minimum distance)
·       Nikkor W 135mm f5.6 (133mm from lensboard to film plane when focused at infinity)
·       Schneider Super Angulon 65mm f8 (62mm from lensboard to film plane when focused at minimum extension)
·       Schneider Super Angulon XL 47mm (59mm from lensboard to film plane when focused at infinity)’

 

More information about this camera from Cameradactyl & Buttergrip website.

 

Example photograph made on Cameradactyl OG.

 

Example photograph made on Cameradactyl OG.

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David Tatnall

David Tatnall is a Melbourne based fine art photographer.

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