Rolleiflex™ Instant Kamera on Kickstarter

Rolleiflex™ Instant Kamera We’re back! It’s been a long time since we’ve manufactured twin lens reflex cameras, but we’re proud to introduce you to the newest edition to the Rolleiflex Camera family. Some of you might not remember the golden era of Rolleiflex, so let me take you on a brief trip down memory lane […]

How to Make a Camera in a Home Machine Shop

How to Make a Camera in a Home Machine Shop

Photographer Lucus Landers has built one of the most impressive do-it-yourself cameras we’ve ever seen. Called the Landers AL6, it’s an all-aluminum camera that shoots medium format film. “I have recently completed my most recent camera build,” Landers tells PetaPixel. “With the exception of the lens and shutter, everything is handmade in my Brooklyn apartment.” While most […]

Almost All lensmounts ever made

lens Mount type's

List of lens mounts (courtesy of Wikipedia) Mount name Flange focal distance Frame size Throat or thread diameter Mount thread pitch Mount type Primary use Camera lines S (a.k.a. M12) No Flange. Back focal distance from <1mm to 12mm. 1/6″  to 1″ 12 mm 0.5 mm pitch Screw CCTV, PCB Edmund Optics μ-Video Samsung NX mini 6.95 mm 1″ […]

The Leica R10 that did not make it to production


  The Leica R10 Andreas Kaufmann, Leica’s CEO, had announced at an informal press briefing during the Photokina industry fair in September 2008 that his company was working on a new flagship for its R-series of single lens reflex cameras. The R10 was expected to benefit from the development of Leica’s S2 medium format digital camera and feature […]

How about if you could turn your Nikon F2 or Pentax ME digital

I'm Back Kickstarter

About Digital or analog? No need to choose, you have both. The first low-cost digital back for your 35mm camera. For those who always wanted to have a “hybrid” camera working with photographic films or in digital mode. After 5 years and dozens of prototypes later, I’m Back® launches its final version, with a leaner design, an elegant bayonet […]

Using Shutters for large format camera’s and viewcamera’s

Lets talk Shutters: Personally, I am a big fan of both the ilex shutter and Alphax shutter. Other popular well made shutters include the Copal, Compound, Prontor, and the Compur shutter. These are all nice shutters that have proven themselves over time as being both durable and reliable with the possible exception of the Compound shutter. […]

Ultra rare Minolta 7000 plus SB-70VF Still VideoBack on eBay

Minolta SB-70 Still videoback

In my search on eBay for my digital camera collection I came across a rarity from Minolta a still video camera back from 1986 The Minolta SB-70 was first shown as a prototype at the Photokina 1986. A market-ready product was manufactured by November of 1987 and sale started in Japan in 1988. It was built […]