13 March, 2011

DIY: A Panoramic Camera - Part 5

I found yesterday two wonderful internet-pages about panoramic cameras:
_ Fotoman cameras at Fotoimpex
_ Magnorama blog

And of course, my ICA needs an accessory shoe for a finder.
I've used the old hot shoe of my Dacora, which I've transformed in a pinhole camera and doesn't need an accessory shoe.

But I found the first problem. I wanted to load the ICA with a 120-spool of my Zeiss Ikon Nettar 518/16, but the 120-spool is a little bit too small.
The film format of the ICA is 6.5 x 11 cm or 2 1/2" × 4 1/4" and this was the format of the 116-film, which was introduced in 1899 and discontinued in 1984 and also of the 616-film, which was introduced in 1931 and discontinued in 1984.
The ICA was launched in 1925, therefore it is certain the 116-film.

I'll build something, that the 120-film will fit. Perhaps I'll use my Rollex-Patent filmbox or something else. Have to see what can be done.

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