do it yourself

Find here some projects you can try (at your on risk) in order to build up some accessories for your lab, for your shooting or fixing photographic equipment. All posts report actual experiences that worked fine for me. I hope you find something useful for you too.

Flash powder, light a lot with just a little

Everyone has seen a photographer, in movies, burning something that seems to make more smoke than light. That was the flash powder. It consists of a metal part and an oxidant. A mixture that resembles gunpowder. This was used for photography from its very first decades up to nearly mid of the...

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Making new roller-blind shutter cloth

Many old large format lenses, which are very interesting to use, have no built in shutter. They are called lenses in barrel. For a long time the most popular shutter used with them, normally in front of the lens, was the roller-blind type. The system of having a light proof cloth with a window that...

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