Ultralight 4x5 wide camera

Ultralight 4x5 wide camera

Using the 4x5 Harmon pinhole camera made by Walker Cameras, this is a 4x5 point and shoot that is super easy and fun to shoot.  Build notes and more pictures are here: http://dirkfletcher.blogspot.com/2016/07/ultra-lightweight-4x5-point-and-shoot.html

HolgaBlad

HolgaBlad

Lightweight 4x5 field camera

Lightweight 4x5 field camera

Using the Harmon Titan pinhole rear standard and a focusing bed from a 2x3 Crown Graphic, this lightweight camera can accommodate everything from a  47mm to a 135mm lens.  The body and some film holders fit compactly into a small Domke bag or backpack.  

Build notes and more pictures are on my blog here: 

http://dirkfletcher.blogspot.com/2016/11/i-had-been-struggling-with-this-camera.html

 

Custom 6x12 camera

Custom 6x12 camera

6x12 Panoramic camera

6x12 Panoramic camera

Built on a Zeiss Ikonta 520/15 folding camera body that was stripped down to be repainted but it looked so good that I just polished it and left it that way.  A modern multicoated fixed focus 47mm f/5.6 Super Angulon is mounted on a custom flange that holds the focus. 

Construction notes and more pictures are here: 

http://dirkfletcher.blogspot.com/2016/02/converting-classic-zeiss-folder-into.html

4x5/6x12 Wide Camera

4x5/6x12 Wide Camera

Built on a Cambo passport camera with a permanently mounted 65mm f/8 Super Anguon in the Schneider helical. 

Holga Stratosphere Project

Holga Stratosphere Project

Hands down the coolest project I did with students while at Harrington. After a failed attempt, a dedicated group of students and I photographed the earth from the stratosphere with four Holga cameras.  

Click here for the video, lots more pictures and the entire story: http://dirkfletcher.blogspot.com/2013/09/i-couldnt-be-any-happier-to-share-with.html

The Earth

The Earth

While all four of the cameras tripped 20 miles above earth, only one of the four captured the earth in its frame.

the 'Payload'

the 'Payload'

The top of the crate and its guts. Four Holgas, two Ford truck power door lock actuators, a satellite enabled GPS in a custom built gimbal, a flight recorder, a super loud whistler and a ton of lithium batteries.  

2x3 Technical Camera

2x3 Technical Camera

Built for use with a digital back, this Alpa inspired camera can shoot both film and digital. 

2x3 Technical camera

2x3 Technical camera

With the customers 38mm Super Angulon XL mounted.

4x5 Globuscope

4x5 Globuscope

notes about this camera are on my blog here: http://dirkfletcher.blogspot.com/2016/01/rebuilding-globoscope-74.html

Yashica 124G w/ a Hasselblad prism

Yashica 124G w/ a Hasselblad prism

Making the camera super easy to shoot with, the Hasselblad NC2 prism gives the shooter a 'righted' image at perfect chest level.  

Custom finder for the 19mm f/3.5 Canon lens

Custom finder for the 19mm f/3.5 Canon lens

Since the lens required the mirror to be locked up, I made a mount that replaces the normal prism with a finder.  

Custom 6x17 camera

Custom 6x17 camera

Demi EE17 with custom paint work

Demi EE17 with custom paint work