Attention Panorama Photographers

Can't afford a Hasselblad Xpan?

All those moving parts in a Noblex make you nervous?

(What, you worry about Murphy's Law when you are about to take that great shot?)

Student on a limited budget?

But you want a wide 35mm negative, right?

And you want it cheap!

The good news is ...

Yes, you can have it!

The bad news is ...

You have to build it yourself.

And the other good news is ...

It's not that difficult.


Convert a 120 film camera to

35mm film

The advantages of the 35mm film format are that the film is available almost everywhere, it is relatively inexpensive (you can even get it in 100 foot rolls,) it can be processed at many locations, and it is available in a lot of different types and speeds. This means that you can shoot a lot of pictures at low cost, and since a standard 35mm negative can scan to 13.7 megapixels (24X36@3200DPI,) you can also get high-resolution digital images, plus when used in the panorama mode you can double or triple that. This manual will show you how to do this.

Just how big an area are we talking about? See for yourself:

This is a 22 page (8 " X 11") manual which will show you how to convert a 120 camera to use 35mm film. The manual uses Mamiya cameras for the project, but you can apply the principles discussed to any brand of camera. The step-by-step process is illustrated with photographs and drawings. We convereted both a custom 6X12 format camera and a standard Mamiya 6X9 film holder to 35mm. Here is a sample page:
(Note that this is a JPG graphics file which has been reduced in size and compressed for Internet use.)

Book Price

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