StenopeiKa stories – Im Anina #3

Ciao Ragazzi!

We arrived at the last chapter (for now) of the series concerning the Im Anina project.

In this video Paolo Mazzo will explain how the project was born and how the project is evolving, from a photographic point of view. I remind you (I advise you to go and review videos #1 and #2) that the project embraces many other professional figures, such as architects, anthropologists and sociologists, all with the aim of transforming the industrial landscape into a true heritage for the city of Anina.

From my point of view, I contributed last year with a workshop on pinhole photography and this year with the construction of an folding camera (StenopeiKa 45se2 folding camera) for the portraits of people who continue to work and live in Anina. In fact, the project is shifting the focus from the industrial landscape to the people who live it.

See you in the next video!

Ciao a tutti!

I love movements – StenopeiKa 45se2 folding camera

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Today new (short) video about my last folding camera StenopeiKa 45se2.

This time I want to show you the possibilities of movements that the camera offers you, the real strong point of this folding that wants to be a monorail view camera therefore with extreme movements, but with possibilities to shoot outside because the space occupied by folded is relatively little.

The video is very “dancing” i hope you like it.

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NEW MAGNETIC CAMERA! StenopeiKa 45se2 folding camera

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Today is a great day! Is the day of the official presentation of the new 4×5″ folding camera, model StenopeiKa 45se2.

After many months of testing with photographer Giulio Speranza (thank you for the pictures) and me I’m finally ready to launch this camera that is “younger sister” of the legendary StenopeiKa 810se2 folding camera, in fact it takes up almost all the mechanics, obviously re-adapted to the 4×5 “format, but keeping the thicknesses and then returning a truly solid and indestructible camera.

But, to make it look more like a large format monorail camera, I’ve also added raise, fall and shift on the rear standard, in this mode I turned a classic folding camera into a really large format camera with these features:

Maximumextension: 370 mm
Minimum extension: 100mm ( 0 mm with tilt)

Front standard movements:
Rise: 6 cm
Fall: 4.8 cm
Shift: 2.2 cm per side
Tilt: 25° upwards; 23.5° down
Swing: 12 ° per side
Tilt from baseboard: 90° onwards-limited by the bellows back.

Rear standard movements:
Rise: 2.4 cm
Fall: 2 cm
Shift: 1.7 cm per side
Tilt from baseboard: forward limited by the bellows, back 29°
Swing: 24° per side

Closed dimensions: 27cm X 27cm X 13.5cm
Weight: 3,100 Kg

Like all StenopeiKa cameras is available in iroko wood, cypress and … olive wood!

As I wrote in the title, the camera is completely magnetic (except for the lens board) and in the video you can see how it self-assembly, and how easy it is to change the chassis from vertical to horizontal and vice versa.

So if you want to discover more details of this camera i make also other video where I show more details, if you are interested in seeing it, just click here:

 

See you in the next video.

Ciao a tutti!

Interview with Dennis Ziliotto

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Today is the time for interviews, so i ask to Dennis Ziliotto if he want to say some words about wet plate collodion photography, Stenopeika cameras, and the sense of photography.

I think it’s very interesting so I decided to share it with you.

In the video:

 

Difference between StenopeiKa tailboard and folding camera

Hi Guys

After many request i made a videos (2 this time, one in Italian and other in Tuscan-english for my fans) when i try to explain the most important difference between tailboard camera and folding camera.

Summarizing quickly:

  1. Opening setup: the open setup of tailboard is more quick and easy than folding, but folding, when is close, is smaller and lighter than Tailboard.
  2. Open and close system: tailboard is an “open camera”, in any moment of camera life you could change camera parts, increase the format, the length, add movements and so on without changing on the camera, the folding camera is “close camera” you can’t increase or change format in a second time.
  3. Costs: in a Tailboard camera you choose the best configuration for you and then choose how much you spend, the folding camera was born as a complete camera and therefore with a higher starting price

Bellow the two videos and links for more details of the two cameras.

StenopeiKa tailboard camera https://www.stenopeika.com/prodotto/stenopeika-tailboard-camera-configuration/

StenopeiKa 8×10 se2 folding camera professional https://www.stenopeika.com/prodotto/stenopeika-810se2-folding-camera/

ENGLISH video:

ITALIAN video: