9x12

Field Camera, 9x12 cm format

There are many advantages with large format cameras. The large size of the film, the large optical format, produces crisp and sharp images. This kind of cameras is also equipped with some special features that are not found on smaller format cameras. The lens and back have tilt, swing and shift adjustments that enables restitution of the perspective and manipulation of the sharpness plane.

I made this camera from scratch starting with a plank of wood and some brass raw material. I didn't make the screws or the rack and pinions but all the rest. The wood is elm (Ulmus glabra) and comes from a tree that grew nearby a house of an old man that my father knew. He bought the logs because he saw furniture in it, I asked for a piece because I saw a camera in it.

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I have a few lenses for this camera that origin from a Linhof Technica. This particular one is a Schneider-Kreuznach, Tele-Arton 1:5,5/240 mm.