Stenopeika - LARGE FORMAT CAMERAS

hand tailored large format cameras from Tuscany - Italy

Michelangelo 4x5 folding camera

Renaissance Folding Cameras

The evolution of classic folding cameras available from 4x5" up to 20x24" cameras dedicated to the Florentine Renaissance artists: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Pontormo and so on. Available in aluminium and carbon fiber, on this cameras you'll find precision mechanical guides, extreme movements and extensions, fine focus system, professional focus ground glass, and advanced back for graflock roll film holders, separate and independent movements, mechanical zeroes on all movements, very rigid body made of aluminum, standards in iroko, cypress or olive wood.
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Affordable cameras

Affordable cameras from 297€ up to 799€ from 4x5 to 8x10 format, very light and easy camera, with all magnetic parts
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Tailboard cameras

Wetplate collodion cameras, almost entirely in wood, modular and customizable, are vintage-designed cameras designed for studio photography with old techniques. Available in iroko and cypress wood, you can build your camera directly online.
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Our Courses On Line - Free resources

Free tutorial - How to use large format camera outside

Free tutorial, how to use a large format camera outside, 3 free videos and the complete list of the material you need to shoot with large format camera, thank to Giulio Speranza.
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On-line large format courses

Not only cameras but also e-learnig with a very complete video-course, thanks to the collaboration with the large format photographer Giulio Speranza, has been realized a complete video course, composed of 18 video lessons to tackle the journey in large format photography.
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accessories for large format photography and alternative photographic process

Wetplate holders

Wetplate holders from 4x5" up to 20x24" with same dimensions of commercial fidelity film holder, and, on request, custom

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Lens

Lens with wooden barrel and glass lens design for portraits

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Contact print frames

Contact print frames for alternative photographic process, format A4, A3, A2 and custom on request

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Blog articles

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I will immediately clarify a concept to those who are not clear, the continuous improvements that I implement on the cameras of the Hyper line have the sole purpose of providing a more performing camera possible at the same price and the latter wants to be the most honest price (mind you, honest , not […]

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After leaving you a bit in suspense with last week’s video (if you haven’t seen it, go immediately to see it here https://youtu.be/Vb2NAkVc884) today I propose the second part so that you can have a complete picture of the functionalities of the new Archi-mede 4×5. In fact, in the first part of the video I […]

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Are you a photographer who often uses wide angle lenses? Then you know very well how uncomfortable the recessed lensboard. I understand that most photographers are content to go out only when there is a beautiful sunny day, but have you ever tried to go out with a large format camera when it is snowing […]

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Like last week, also today I will show you an intriguing configuration of the Michelangelo 4×5, in cypress wood and carbon fiber, but combined with a really useful accessory, especially for those who prefer wide-angle lenses, that is the bag bellows. In fact, the soft (or bag) bellows allows you to use the wide movements […]