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5DMKII VIEW CAMERA “HOW TO…”

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After the initial post I got a lot of:

"HOW DO I DO "X"… I HAVE "X" CAMERA WILL IT WORK WITH MINE…"
Soooo. Here’s a rough “HOW TO…” For me this was a reversible procedure that did NO HARM to either cameras, but as always PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!

I cannot say for sure if this mod will work with your camera as it did with my 5D and the Piccolette, but in an attempt to answer as many questions as I can, here are the steps I took to create my camera mod.

For those interested I am planning on making a few more of these FOLDING LENSES and placing them up for sale (NOT INCLUDING THE 5D). If anyone is interested shoot me an email at j@bognacki.com with the subject line I WANT ONE, and I’ll send you the details.

2 more on ebay now…

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120890927775?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

SOLD!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/120890928159?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649






STEP ONE: GATHER THESE ITEMS

Items need:
-CANON 5D mkii
-HOODMAN LOUPE
-HOT GLUE
-FOLDING CAMERA
-M42 EXTENSION TUBE
-M42-EOS ADAPTER
-THE WILL TO WIN




STEP TWO: UNSCREW THE FILM BACK
Mine took some force to open…don’t think it had been opened since it was made



STEP THREE: CLEAN THE INTERIOR
Unless you like a dirty interior to your nice clean digital camera I’d give it a good blow out.



STEP FOUR: SCREW THE ADAPTER TO THE EXTENSION TUBE

STEP FIVE: GLUE YOUR ADAPTER TO YOUR FOLDING CAMERA

Yup hot glue that bad boy on there. EXTENSION TUBE DOWN and EOS ADAPTER OUT.




Attach to your camera and use the bellows to adjust focus. Nice!



This isn’t a “must have” , but I do find it much easier to manual focus with one of these.

STEP SIX: OPERATIONS

Set your 5D to manual, set your folding camera’s shutter to bulb (in my case to T) this will hold the shutter open and you are ready to go!


5Dmkii VIEW CAMERA - Test Footage from Jason Bognacki on Vimeo.

A Canon 5Dmkii View Camera of sorts. Nearly 100 year old folding camera + Canon 5D = haunting images.

I’ve had this Piccolette Contessa-Nettel (1919) folding camera for ages. Its been a great piece of photo history sitting on my shelf. Was curious if it could make pictures again, so I hacked it onto my 5D. Here are the results. WOW!!! IT’S ALIVE!!!

QUICK RUN OF TEST FOOTAGE- GRADED AND UNGRADED (CURVES) VERSION

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5DMKII VIEW CAMERA   - TEST FOOTAGE

I’ve been getting a lot of requests to see video shot with this lens, so I’ve uploaded this clip. First half is footage straight out of the camera, second half is the same clip white balanced and a curve applied to increase contrast. Vintage uncoated lenses lack in the contrast department which is quite nice sometimes.

Next up a “HOW TO…” look at the 5Dmkii VIEW CAMERA.

The 5DMKII VIEW CAMERA

Well almost… I’ve had this Piccolette Contessa-Nettel (1919) (1926-ish) folding camera for ages. Its been a great piece of photo history sitting on my shelf. Was curious if it could make pictures again, so I hacked it onto my 5D. Here are the results.

WOW!!! IT’S ALIVE!!!

Zeiss Ikon 7.5cm f6.8 (wide open)
This lens is almost 100 years old and look how sharp it is…this blows my mind.

Zeiss Ikon 7.5cm f6.8 (wide open)
AT 100% CROP

Zeiss Ikon 7.5cm f6.8 (wide open)
Lens flare…not what I expected but very nice.

inquires: www.bognacki.com  or j@bognacki.com

VIDEO FOOTAGE SHOT W/ THE FOLDING LENS

ONE ON EBAY NOW…

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120911456077?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649