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?

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

Ciao ragazzi!

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

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:

Your definitively affordable camera – Hyper camera 4×5 advanced full optional

Ciao ragazzi!

Today i’ll show you your definitively affordable camera: Hyper camera 4×5 advanced full optional.

Why definitive?

Because for you who looking for:

  1. a lightweight camera (1,4 kg)
  2. compact (22x22x6.5 cm when closed)
  3. easy to transport (enter a bag for ipad),
  4. with the possibility to use not only the sheet films but also roll films (with graflock back)
  5. easy to use (you could see in the previous videos how easy it is to open and the controls are placed in very comfortable positions)
  6. a good price

Hyper camera 4×5 advanced full optional is the perfect choice.

Today you can have everything you want with only € 497

Today I’ll show you the accessory that differentiates the advanced model (presented last week) from the Advanced full optional model that I present today: the graflock roll film holder back.

With this back you can also use the roll film holders back (size 120), and turn a affordable camera into a truly complete camera that meets the expectations of the most demanding photographers.

As you will see in the video the glass frame is easily replaceable with a roll film holders.

Now it’s your turn:

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Hyper camera 4×5 – advanced

Ciao Ragazzi

Also today other great news!

I’ve just finished the advanced version of Hyper camera 4×5 the first affordable 4×5 camera by StenopeiKa.

Why this version? Because after many request I decided to implement some features of high-level cameras on the basic to meet even the most demanding users. So for that reasons on the Hyper camera 4×5 advanced you’ll find a professional focus ground glass with printed grid (on basic version you’ll find a satin glass without grid) and the comfortable fine focus system under the focus ground glass like every StenopeiKa’s cameras.

I made this decision because for me, on a professional camera, it is essential to be able to focus with one hand and with the other to use at the same time the loupe 8 or 10x viewer on the screen.

Other difference with the basic version is the color, on the basic the color is only natural wood, on the advanced only black.

These additions raise the price to reasonable € 447, but you have a camera that has nothing to envy to some on the market that cost almost double.

In the video you could see also other accessory, the advanced back, i’m preparing a video specific for this accessory, practically, I immediately anticipate what it is, it is the usual back that I mount on the StenopeiKa 45se2 folding camera professional that allows you to also use graflock holders, I’ll be more precise next week.

Ciao a tutti!

P.S. last Sunday, while I was recording the video on the Hyper camera 4×5 basic, I was approached by a gentleman who says he knows me and takes me a picture with a film, with a Nikon … oh well, I forgive him 🙂 Thanks Mirko.

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Hyper camera 4×5 – the new affordable folding camera 297€ (!!!)

Ciao Ragazzi

You read correctly, today I show you the new Hyper Camera 4×5″, the new affordable 4×5 folding camera the first of StenopeiKa brand.

In the video you could see the design of new camera with the base board in the shape of the letter H from which the name “Hyper” is inspired.

This camera is thinking for the beginner large format photographer who want to try but don’t want to spend a lot, for t

his reason I designed this camera from “white paper” and thinking with the mind of the people approaching the large format for the first time, so I focused everything on lightness, transportability and cost.

The result is the camera into the video, price 297€ (+ vat), weight 1.3 kg, 22 x 22 x 6.5 cm when the camera is close, It is sufficient to transport abag of Eastpack (where I put my ipad), incredible.

In addition to this there are other details that make it particularly appreciable, such as the 4 ball levels, the possibility to change the classic bellows with a bag bellows through the magnetic system for years on StenopeiKa’s cameras.

Pre-order is already available:

 

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