Silvano Magnone wetplate collodion with StenopeiKa 45se2 folding camera

Ciao Ragazzi!

Weekend with wet collodion photography with Silvano Magnone and friends of the Aurea association in Rome.

For the occasion we used a Stenopeika 45se2 folding camera with StenopeiKa 4×5 wetplate holder.

It was also an opportunity to test the great feature of this camera (besides having all the movements both on the front and on the back like a view camera), that is the rigidity, by mounting a heavy brass lens of the mid-800 that Silvano uses for his portraits in the studio.the camera is not moved by a millimeter and the workshop participants have been able to use it all afternoon without any problem, personally I’m very happy with this.

You can find other pictures here: https://www.facebook.com/silvanomagnone/posts/10214375409092349

See you in the next video!

StenopeiKa stories – Im Anina #2

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As the last week, today i’ll show you the 2nd video of series “StenopeiKa Stories – Im Anina”.

If you follow me you know that i’m not only a camera maker but also a photographer, and i love take picture to persons and landscape, so thank to this my passions, i received an invitation to partecipate to Im Anina project.

A multi-cultural project with a noble purpose: to valorize de-industrialization and to discover the industrial beauties of a small Romanian city on the border with Serbia.

I say “yes” before they finished to telling me.

So today i’ll show you the second chapter of the series “StenopeiKa stories, not only cameras” with the second video during the pictures series in Romania

For this project Paolo Mazzo, professional photographer, used a StenopeiKa 45se2 folding camera.

How to convert your wetplate camera into a film camera with film holder StenopeiKa

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This morning i’ll show a new product that integrates even more the Stenopeika offer for a traditional photographer.

With a NEW FILM HOLDER StenopeiKa is possible and very very easy convert your wetplate camera into a film camera.
In the video i’ll show you a new film holder and i explain the features.

QUESTION: why choose a magnetic film holder?

Because… SPOILER for the next video:

  1. with this new accessory you could save the money for fidelity film holders back
  2. for a ultra large format is easier to insert a chassis from behind that does not fit it on the side
  3. very nice design because is the same of your camera

So now you just have to watch the video!

I remeber you who the black friday 2017 offer is still active, and you could receive the holder in the video for free if you accept the offer here.

CIAO!

WHY sutter pop-up tent for collodion photography?

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This time we go out from my workspace to take picture outside with StenopeiKa 5×7 tailboard modular camera, Sine-igne 200 mm f4 wooden lens and… try the new sutter pop-up tent for ice fishing.

For the location, thanks to Lorenzo, it was possible to choose the alpine refuge “Faggione delle valli” located in a Acquerino natural park, very wonderful natural park near my work space, in the mountains between Pistoia and Prato (Tuscany, Italy).

The sutter tent is a very confortable pop-up tent, after 2/3 times is possible to open it in only 1 minute, and disassemble in the same time. Thank to the bag pack you can transport it without problem in any locations.

The tent was born for ice fishing so, in different areas it filters the light from the outside, but with a black adhesive tape is possible to have a really good hold of light and work in serenity.

I did not see any qualitative differences with the most popular quick-fish eskimo (type 2), and if you consider that the sutter is also found in Europe, i think it is a great advantage for European collodion photographers that want a definitively solution for take pictures with collodion outside (and sometimes also inside).

The only negative note concerns the height, in fact for now I found only the model with high 1.70 meters, for me is ok but for the tallest friends this can surely represent a problem.

So, I hope you like the video, see you next time!

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Find out who is talking on the web today

Catlabs added an interesting video on its YouTube channel.

He speak about the custom 8×10 wetplate holder that i make for him with 8×10 full size 208×257 mm mainly used in the United States market.

Like the last versions of holders i use only plastic and metals (aluminium), i don’t use wood to avoid contamination.

For the United States friends you can find it on Catlabs website  here, so you save much money for shipment.