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
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:
Custom 6x12 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:
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
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
While all four of the cameras tripped 20 miles above earth, only one of the four captured the earth in its frame.
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
Built for use with a digital back, this Alpa inspired camera can shoot both film and digital.
2x3 Technical camera
With the customers 38mm Super Angulon XL mounted.
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
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
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
Demi EE17 with custom paint work
I have been designing and building custom panoramic and large format cameras for over 25 years. I guess I've never outgrown the desire to take something apart for no good reason.
Feel free to get in touch if you are interested in a modification or commissioning a camera.