Convert Your Vivitar IC400 Into a Half-frame Shooter!

2013-12-25

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.

Images via Instructables

RoboRay took 4 simple steps to do this:

  1. Take the camera apart.
  2. Add 2 pins to the advance wheel.
  3. Add the film plane.
  4. Shoot!

Here are some of his sample shots:

Images via Instructables

Click here to see the full tutorial.

All information used in this article were sourced from Instructables.

written by cheeo on 2013-12-25 #lifestyle #tipster #half-frame #vivitar-ic400

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