Graham, Ethan, and Nick talk about modifying and building cameras. Look for episodes on the 7th and 21st of each month.
E61 Paper Towel Tubes and BFL
This week we talk about making your own lenses, why Back Focal Length is meaningless to Ethan, and how to play around with loose achromat lens elements to make your own, homemade lens.
The formula: Formula:
F = (f1 x f2) / (f1 + f2 - d)
BFL = (f2 x (d - f1)) / (d - (f1 + f2))
f1 is the front lens,
f2 is the back lens,
d is the distance between the lenses.
F is the focal length,
BFL is the distance between the back lens and the recording media (film, sensor)
A link to a spreadsheet with the formula in it: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yQ3dsD0Rs-HflRcnPYHSmK0soLXtykGAPl8pdZcrBpM/edit?usp=sharing
Special thanks to Erik Mathy (https://www.instagram.com/erikhmathy/ @erikmathy).
We first heard about this formula on an episode of the Large Format Photography Podcast (https://largeformatphotographypodcast.podbean.com/)
We also talk about a modified Adolescent Crown Graphic Nick's working on.
Ethan mostly tells Graham his formula is wrong.
Graham mostly tells Ethan he names his products after rodents and wonders when the Cameradactyl Chipmonk is coming out.
Graham offers to give away a bunch of darkroom equipment to someone in Northeastern Florida (Jacksonville to Ocala, Daytona to Gainesville). Email Graham@homemadecamera.com if you are interested.
Warning, Graham swears at the very end. If this had been edited by Simon of the LFPP and Classic Lenses, there would have been a gap where you guessed what Graham said but because Graham edited the show, you hear a bunch of F-words in a row.
Finally, we may be taking the month of November off from recording. Don't worry, we'll be back by the Winter Solstice when things are darkest.
E60 Hervé Ellena
In this episode we talk to the ingenious Hervé Ellena.
Hervé is an architect, engineer, and photographer who has been building his own cameras since 1995.
E59 Components of Interest
In this episode the boys talk about interesting camera components that they might want to build cameras around.
E58 The Mongoose
In this episode Ethan shows the guys his latest Kickstarter project and walks them through the design process from start to finish.
You can check out the Kickstarter for the final product here:
Check out the Youtube Video here:
E57 Graham Burnett of Graflexparts
In this episode the boys talk to Graham Burnett of Graflexparts.com. Graham is an excellent repairman and modifier of graflex cameras and other antique but still in use classics. Graham might just make the best replacement graflex shutter curtains out there, and we talk about it and look into some of his resto-mods.
check out the homemade camera podcast at Homemadecamera.com
You can check out some of Graham's work at: graflexparts.com facebook.com/graflexparts instagram.com/graflex_parts https://www.facebook.com/groups/grafl... https://www.facebook.com/groups/30285... email@example.com
E56 Freeman Lin @watchmemake and his panoramic camera mods - AUDIO - SEE YOUTUBE FOR VIDEO
This is an Audio episode that you can watch as a full video episode on youtube here:
Freeman Lin of instagram @watchmemake fame talks to the guys about his camera mods turning 35mm SLR's into panoramic viewfinder cameras.
You can find some of Freemans work at www.trastic.com.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Nothing like it
There is nothing else like it on podcasts. Listeners will participate in a discovery, in real-time brainstorming, makers making right before your ears. The podcasts are long, but what Nick and Graham have produced is a very well-thought-out series that builds and builds. It helps to follow them on Instagram so you know more about what they are developing. I am an amateur film photographer, and I think you probably have to be pursuing at least some of the hobby--but I think digital shooters might get even more out of this than I do!
Not for the faint of heart(non-photographers)
An excellent listen that works more like a study than entertainment. Very detailed discussion which would probably escape a casual listener; if you are considering shooting film, buy a camera first and then listen to this podcast.