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One body, two lenses never looking at the same direction. A camera designed by me to have more fun with mixed doubles.

Photo by gndrfck

The idea of designing such a camera was inspired by my irresistible desire to make controlled doubles in real time as we do multi-exposures shots. And saying doubles I mean shots mixing usual exposure with a redscale one.

Moreover, I tried a lot of times before with usual cameras to match two exposures of a future double shot using masks placed directly in front of the film. But I didn’t manage to match to images precisely because of inaccuracy of the camera rewind system. Images shifted leaving black “shadows” or even holes of used masks. Sometimes it looked good, but usually not.

So I took a Smena 8M as a base to create a camera having two lenses from both sides of the film. As the result, I got a camera letting me make usual and redscale shots after each other or mix them having at least a general idea what I’ll get.

Also I can match masks more precise now.

Circles.

Triangles.

And finally Smena-Siam itself.

I believe that such a “siam” camera could be build on the basis of other film cameras. The matter depends only on your head-piece =)

Кінець.

written by gndrfck

37 comments

  1. stratski

    stratski

    Wow. Just, wow.

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  2. neanderthalis

    neanderthalis

    Brilliant idea and well executed!

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  3. stouf

    stouf

    This is insanely cool, bravo! ... Staring at my two Holgas now... : )

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  4. ohlordy

    ohlordy

    the dopest thing i've seen all year!

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  5. boredslacker

    boredslacker

    How on earth did you do that??

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  6. gndrfck

    gndrfck

    @boredslacker
    with saw and glue)

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  7. buckshot

    buckshot

    This is a truly genious idea! Is this the world's first back-to-back camera, or were you inspired by one you saw somewhere else? Whichever way, it's seriously cool!

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  8. gndrfck

    gndrfck

    @buckshot
    Well, personally I never met such a camera before. But this one is not the first definitely, because I made pinhole cam with two holes opposite each other one year before
    http://fc04.devianta(…)d3e7h7i.jpg

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  9. desibel

    desibel

    Genius!!

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  10. life_on_mars

    life_on_mars

    super idea!

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  11. clownshoes

    clownshoes

    Wow, nice

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  12. bongofury

    bongofury

    Genius !! Great idea !! Wow!!!

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  13. rafaeldelagreg

    rafaeldelagreg

    Brilliant idea. Well done! I'm impressed. :-)

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  14. masala27

    masala27

    Very creative!

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  15. jaalvarez

    jaalvarez

    Wonderfull !!! Lomography will to pay atention in those creative things !!!

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  16. clickiemcpete

    clickiemcpete

    Very cool!

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  17. ehmahh

    ehmahh

    amazing! loving the results!

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  18. dida

    dida

    wow! well done!!!

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  19. gndrfck

    gndrfck

    @jaalvarez, I believe that Lomography has sufficiently strong technical basis to develop and produce toy-like siam-camera. But it is always more interesting to make something with your own hands)

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  20. jaalvarez

    jaalvarez

    I´m agree with you ... I enjoy a lot experimenting with my cameras. Perhaps, this one (to experiment) is the best thing in the analoge world in all our analogue World !!

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  21. johnccc

    johnccc

    Amazing !

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  22. lokified

    lokified

    This is incredible! You're a mad genius!

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  23. lokified

    lokified

    Also, this should be Tipster of the Week.

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  24. eugenionesta

    eugenionesta

    WOOOOOOW! PLEASE A TUTORIAL!!

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  25. lupideeloop

    lupideeloop

    Great work!

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  26. ck_berlin

    ck_berlin

    I love the results.

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  27. guanatos

    guanatos

    this si amazing!!!

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  28. elenya-y

    elenya-y

    This is so amazing, maybe you could help some of us who would love to make one of those with some tips or even a complete tipster? It would be nice to know where to cut, how to glue, which traps are hidden in the process...

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  29. gndrfck

    gndrfck

    @elenya-y
    Unfortunately, I had been making this camera for a rather long period and haven't made any photos of its construction stages. More over, I can not give the exact instructions where to cut, cause I did the cut in a rough way and then filled the gaps with a special two-part epoxy compound (playdaugh-like glue). http://cs3.livemaste(…)4081534.jpg
    If you gonna make such a camera on a basis of Smena-8M, to find the approximate area to be cut you need to unscrew the lens, close the back cover and mark the area through the camera shaft. But it is better to make the cut a little bit bigger.
    And one more very crucial tip. It would be much easier to make the "back camera" on a basis of Smena-8m models having dismountable shaft.

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  30. elenya-y

    elenya-y

    Thanks! And how did you cut? A saw? A Dremel? ...

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  31. gndrfck

    gndrfck

    @elenya-y
    firstly drill and then rasp-file

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  32. iamtheju

    iamtheju

    This is the greatest tipster I have ever seen.

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  33. mafiosa

    mafiosa

    Amazing !!!!! <3

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  34. lucaro

    lucaro

    Awesome!!

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  35. crowdizzle

    crowdizzle

    Brilliant! I have to ask, why is the back lens upside down? Is there a purpose? Curious, ive been brainstorming ever sincr I saw this.

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  36. gndrfck

    gndrfck

    @crowdizzle the second lens is upside down because of viewfinders

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  37. clownshoes

    clownshoes

    Always worth a revisit.

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