Camera Porn!

Thought that title might get your attention! I have recently been adding to my collection of cameras (ones that I use, that is…) and have added the two cameras shown here – firstly a beautiful hand made pinhole camera made for me by my friend Dr. Jim Lycett, also a very accomplished photographer himself. It was also designed by Jim and is made from Laburnum and Mahogany with stainless steel and brass fittings, also made by Jim. He terms it his monobloc camera, and this one has two focal lengths of 23mm and 38mm, the former achieved by removing the front panel and replacing the lens panel on the camera’s main body. It is shown here (on a cheap Les Paul copy guitar I bought as gamesroom decoration, but I thought a better background than a piece of cloth….) with a Graflex 6×6 120 film back. I have also coming from the US a Graflex 6×9 back, and it will also take a Mamiya RB67 back.

The second addition, rather less esoteric, and shown against yet another cheap copy guitar, this time of a Strat, is my Ferrania Ibis 6×6. Definitely in the lo-fi mode, I am hoping for similar results to those obtained with my plastic Dianas, but maybe utilising less blackelectrician’s tape to minimise light leaks! We shall see…..

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