If you love old lenses then there is no better homage to them and daguerreian history than to pair them with a camera like this. A series of images depicting traditional sliding box camera construction have been added to Ivan Rose’s technology gallery.
On exhibit in the Konst and Kamera gallery in Sweden are daguerreotypes by Ake Hultman of his documentation of his surrounding environs over summer. Also on display are his reproductions of vintage equipment
A Giroux camera is going under the auction hammer this coming May at a WestLicht Photographica Auction, where a similar one sold last year for $576,000. Cdags.org member Ake Hultman sent in an image of a replica he made which looks to be a very good way of saving half a million dollars…
A new book illustrating the history of cameras from daguerreian to the digital eras and from the collection of the George Eastman House, provides an gift opportunity for family to give to their daguerrian ones this christmas..
A very fine example of the camera makers art has been added to Ivan Rose’s gallery in the technology galleries. Made from walnut, the stereo format is 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 giving plenty of room for two individual dag plates. Ivan tried it out with slow blue sensitive film, the result is also in the gallery. It has two 6″ Petzval lenses with a dual lens cap. For those whose interest this piques, Ivan will be putting this on ebay, which will be referenced to in the marketplace of the dagforum when it is posted on ebay.
Fresh from the workshop of the Ray Morgenweck is this chamfered front american daguerreotype camera for a customer. Built from spanish cedar it is veneered in indian rosewood and finished with a dozen coats of shellac. The front extends to allow additional focus and is very light for its size, a perfect compliment to the early C.C. Harrison lens. More images now in Ray’s gallery in the technology galleries.
Adding to the contemporary equipment galleries are the finely made Cameras of Ray Morgenweck. As well as the more well known camera styles, Ray offers a reproduction of the Wolcott camera which harks back to the origins of photographic portraiture and the Daguerreotype in America. Well beyond pinhole photography the no lens camera employs a 8 inch concave mirror to focus an image on the plate.