Last year I bought a very nice Sinar P2 camera. Included were 4 lenzes. One lens was a wide anlge lens. 65mm f/5.6. I figured I would use this one in the studio much and I won't be taken the P2 out very much so why not build my own fixed focus wide angle 4x5 camera. The first two tries failed miserably. the third try ended up being a very nice 4x5 pinhole camera. The fourth try resulted in a nice fixed focus 4x5 wide angle camera. Something like the Trevelwide but more awesome of course :-)
So here are some photos of the cameras themselves. Photos made with the pinhole can be seen in my previous blogpost. Today I went out to shoot some photos with the wide angle camera. I'll show them when I have developped them.
As you can see the wide angle camera is still work in progress but it is light tight. I am planning on painting it black have a strap on it for easy carrying and a tripod holder should be fixed to it as well.
Below some photos from the pinhole camera.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to build my own 4x5 pinhole camera. Somehow I maged to create something that actually works. This pinhole camera was a practice run for my home build wide angle fix focused 4x5 camera. That one is stil work in progress. I have made some photos with the pinhole camera.