A large format fisheye camera

I really like shooting with a fisheye lens but wanted to try a larger format than 35mm and medium format.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find a lens which would give me fisheye effects on large format.

So, I built this camera with a lens that I had in a drawer, an Arsat f3.5 30mm fisheye.

I used an old beat-up Speed Graphic which I stripped down to just the box and the focal plane shutter.


To see and read more, please begin by clicking on the first photo.

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04-4x5-Fisheye-side 05-FrontYard-Right-w#1DC7CE 06-Fisheye
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