From: Moodie, Jason (MoodieJ@bsd405.org)
Date: 01/21/03-08:45:30 AM Z
I'm new to the list and have had a great time with all your comments. I use your words to help my students understand and use alternative processes in photography. I teach high school photography by-the-way. This school is an Arts Magnet school- so I have more opportunity to challenge the students with different processes. I also have a large wood and metals shop at my disposal and have been considering having the students build their own cameras. I have been searching for plans, and it sounds like Mike has found some.
Alan, are your plans available? I would really like to use them if possible.
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> Hi, Alan. Thanks for your note, and for the clarification. Fortunately, this
> matter of lens angles and focal length is a subsidiary one in the overall
> I have been converting your 10x12" design to the layout for a 7x17" camera.
> So over the past few weeks I've had to pour over every last detail of your
> blueprint. I have to tell you something -- you have a very sound design, and
> a very clear book!
> I have to admit to a bias, too, against 3D design: my brain does not do
> this. Years ago I sailed confidently out of algebra, and then just hit a
> brick wall over geometry. So I have done a lot of squirming over your
> blueprint. To make matters worse, I built a Bender 4x5 in the early 1990s.
> Thus armed, I figured that I was about to make myself descend into an
> endurance test over this camera I want to make.
> I was completely wrong. Your blueprint works like a charm. It's been
> perfectly accurate from start to finish. Better than that, your instructions
> are consistently lucid and sensible, even to somebody who shudders over line
> drawings. No matter how I've pushed it, it keeps making sense. I am very
> happy that I came across it!
> Mike Healy
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