as promised worlds ugliest 4x5 camera

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    [​IMG]this camera started life as a polaroid 250 and a polaroid 95a... I combined them after first correcting it for the infinity focus. The back was made by me since the price of a grafloc back is more than a graflex camera. Both are way to much for a butcher of cameras. Total build coast is about thrity five dollars I expect. It actually does pretty good.

    My next build is a camera that I can sell on ebay... a polaroid pinhole with predicatable fstop. One that has a shutter of sorts. should be interesting. I have the special precission drillbits on the way to cut the pin hole in metal.

    Cant decide whether to do it on a folding pack frame like this or one of the plastic colorpack frames. Any suggestions which you would rather have...
     
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    Now, that is just too cool. :thumbup: Ugly or not, it has definite appeal! :lol:
     
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    Well you dont need a pack mule for this one. Its my on the road 4x5 I hope
     
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    I want to see some pictures from it! :thumbup: All I can really make out is that Polaroid front.
     
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    in my opinion ive seen worse...
     
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    I'm letting the last of the light seal material dry. (knitting yard soaked in elmers and black paint.)
     
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    thanks on the seen worse, but its worse in real life. But it isnt a gallon pain can either.
     

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