Sometimes, 36 shots are just not enough to get all those memories in one roll. This tipster shows you just how you can hack your Vivitar IC400 into shooting half-frame shots.
I just like the way that half-frame shooters create cute little snippets in one frame. Apart from the fact that I can make the most out of a 35mm roll of film, I can just shoot wildly from any angle I choose without having to worry too much about counting my exposures. And aside from the fact that I love the Vivitar IC series, this simple tutorial (even counts as a hack, for me) makes me want to try the 72 shooter mod on my IC100.
Instructable user RoboRay crafted this nifty solution to shooting more with a standard 36 exposure film. Originally planning to dismantle the camera to salvage some of its parts, RoboRay saw that he can turn this lightweight cam into a half-frame shooter and that’s exactly what he did. The results are more interesting than what I expected at first. The half-frame shots came out clean and left no signs of modifications.
RoboRay took 4 simple steps to do this:
- Take the camera apart.
- Add 2 pins to the advance wheel.
- Add the film plane.
Here are some of his sample shots:
Click here to see the full tutorial.
All information used in this article were sourced from Instructables.