help me! the monster camera! 16×20″ tailboard by StenopeiKa

Ciao Ragazzi!

this week we have a monster!!! 🙂

In this weekly video i’ll show you one of bigger camera of StenopeiKa line, the StenopeiKa 16×20″ tailboard modular camera, in this case, iroko wood, with movements only on the back standard.

I remind you that this is just one of the many configurations available, and you could built your camera directly on the configurator that you find on the web site, here:

StenopeiKa tailboard camera – build your camera

If you have a problem with a website you can find the tutorial to use the configurator:

Tutorial build your camera

and with carbon fiber baseboard :-)

Ciao ragazzi!

After the version in cypress wood and after that in iroko wood, both with the wooden baseboard, today I show you the version with the base in carbon fiber.

Yes it is true!

In fact, when tradition meets technology, born StenopeiKa 810se2 folding camera in Tuscan cypress with carbon fiber baseboard as seen in the video and also in the link below:

Stenopeika 810se2 folding camera with carbon fiber baseboard

With this improve you could save 1,5 cm in thickness, and have a camera with a truly modern look while maintaining all the features of stenopeika cameras, stiffness, separate and independent movements, zero mechanical on all movements, comfort of use.

what are you waiting for?

discontinued pinhole cameras

after 9 years the day arrived, the day to say “goodbye” to the pinhole cameras. From today I will stop the production of cameras, the first love is never forgotten, but times change, the market is very different from that of 9 years ago. Goodbye … maybe in the next years…

This time in iroko wood – StenopeiKa 810se2 magnetic folding camera

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Continues the discovery of the various configurations of the StenopeiKa 810se2 folding camera, obviously these configurations are applicable to almost all StenopeiKa’s cameras.

Today, in the video, I’ll show you the wooden configuration of iroko and teak color, for me the most elegant combination, remember that you can also have a cherry and black color.

The technical features of the camera do not change compared to the cypress version presented in the previous video:

stenopeika 810se2 folding cypress wood

good vision 🙂

Magnetic camera Stenopeika 810se2 folding cypress wood

Ciao ragazzi!

I finally managed to publish a video about the legendary StenopeiKa 810se2 folding camera, the first completely magnetic camera in the StenopeiKa line.

So in the video you could see the features and the movements of the camera, i hope you like it.

Technical features:

Format: 8×10″

Type: Folding camera
Materials: Wood (cypress or iroko) and aluminium
Max extension: 630 mm
Min extension (without tilt): 75 mm

Movements front standard:
Rise/fall: 6/4,8 cm
Shift: +/- 3 cm
Tilt: 25°/23,5°
Swing: +/-12°
Tilt from baseboard: 90°/ bellows limited

Movements rear standard:
Tilt from baseboard: 90°/ 20°
Swing: +/-12°

Close dimensions: 33cm X 30cm X 13,5cm
Weight: 4,6 Kg (cypress)

Lens board: sinar

Preview of new X camera 4×5 folding with Silvano Magnone

Ciao ragazzi!

Today very super special video!

The preview of the new 4×5 folding camera… the X camera 4×5″!!!

I went to Brussels to meet the professional collodionist Silvano Magnone and try together the new camera (with wetplate holder) to receive some feedback. With us, Elize, the assistant of Silvano, became available at a small shooting.

Designed for professional use, it has an aluminum base board, separate and independent movements with mechanical zeroes.

The camera features on the video:

  • Fast focus on the front
  • Fine focus on the back
  • Ground focus glass with fresnel
  • Standard in olive wood
  • Weight 1,45 kg
  • Dimensions when closed 22x22x6,5 cm
  • max extension 31 cm
  • min extension 6,5 cm

soon the official lunch of the camera, for the moment if you want to stay updated click here:

Wetplate holder LF

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!

Graflock back on StenopeiKa 45se2 folding camera and inboxing

Ciao ragazzi

After a week of vacation in which I have not published any content, here we are with a new video!

This time, after many requests and comments, I will show you in detail the operation of the back of the StenopeiKa 45se2 folding camera and how it can be used with classic film holders and also for a “special” holders or graflock holders (in the case of video with a polaroid back 504).

With this video we are at 3 for what concerns the model StenopeiKa 45se2 folding camera, I remind you a professional, magnetic view camera, with everyone, but all of them, the movements (and very large) both from front and back.

Below are the two previous videos.

The video presentation:

And the “dance” video where you can see all the movements:

Wetplate holders by StenopeiKa

Ciao Ragazzi

Today is the day to present an evergreen of stenopeiKa’s catalog: the wetplate holder, in this case 8×10″ but what you will see in the video also applies to the formats 5×7″ and 4×5″, and also ULF.

The features:

  1. the external dimensions are those of the film holder fidelity, so you can use them on all the cameras on the market
  2. the materials (pvc and aluminum) are chosen to be resistant to the chemicals used during the collodion photography process, also based on my personal experience in this type of photography
  3. easily washable materials
  4. you will not see, in the final picture on the plate, the corners where the plate is placed, this is a small secret of this support 🙂
  5. the book opening is very easy and comfortable
  6. double closure, magnetic and mechanical

If you want to see a video extra about assembly of wetplate holder and discover all secret about it click here: https://www.stenopeika.com/stenopeika-wetplate-holder/

You find the wetplate holder here: https://www.stenopeika.com/prodotto/wetplate-holder-lf/

They are not seen in the video, because I forgot about it, but also the format reductions frames are also available, so you could take , for example, 5×7″ with 8×10″ holders.

You find it here: https://www.stenopeika.com/prodotto/reduction-frame/

So i think is the best for you that you want to practice wet collodion photography, see you on the next video and article.

Ciao a tutti!