Photographer Builds Own 4x5 Folding Camera


When photographer Richard Evans decided to try his hand on the analogue medium, he also took the challenge of making his own 4x5 camera. He didn't know anything about woodworking or building for the matter. But he tried to mimic view cameras, as he made bellows out of construction paper and faux leather cabinet liner.

The camera looks pretty rough; the ground glass view screen is an oatmeal container lid, the red wood parts are of a cigar box, which could aid when crating different backs for the camera. Evans used a 7" Kodak Ektanon from a Kodak carousel slide viewer from the thrift store.

The working aperture is around f/1.5. The shutter speed can rival 1/1000th of a second.

The camera is still in its rough state -- but it's awesome how even beginners can build their own from scratch!

Images are sourced from PetaPixel.

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