Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: January 11 @ 7:52am
1st image captured with my scanner camera made out of an old Canoscan scanner. I roughly followed the directions here, using foamcore for the base and black matte board for the camera body. It's basically a simple box medium-format camera with a scanner where the film back would normally be.

I had to experiment with different lenses to get the image to appear large enough, however. I originally intended to use the front half of my broken 50mm lens, but it wasn't letting in enough light. So I switched to a magnifying glass.

Focusing the thing is a bear, as you have to pull the telescoping body in and out and scan at different distances to subject to test focus. Once I found one that worked, I marked it with the distance to subject on the side of the camera body - kind of like the lines you have on any manual lenses.


michaeljstraub says:
This is awesome. It turned out really well. I am looking forward to see what's next for the week
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 7:54am -
keifel says:
this is amazing. i look forward to seeing more of this.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 7:59am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
Wow! I completely agree with michaeljstraub. This picture has turned out amazingly well -- I love the effect! Can't wait to see what the rest of the week has in store. Faved!
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 7:59am -
jnonfiction says:
Camera Nerdery. Brought to you daily by Whiskerino.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 8:00am -
yourfavorite says:
awesome man. Can't wait to see the rest of the week!
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 8:02am -
jason says:
this one looks great!
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 8:06am -
Ula O cealleigh says:
wow. fantastic tech work!
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 8:41am -
Brian says:
WOW. Well done!
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 8:45am -
Owen says:
Awesome effect!
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 8:46am -
mackle says:
please provide some setup shots so we can see the beast of a camera.

This is, to say the very least, phenomenal. You've got my attention in a major way
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 9:14am -
Andrew says:
wow that thing makes some great captures. I imagine it's hard to keep the light sealed out while sliding the body
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 9:23am -
Pip says:
Oh, super rad!
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 9:52am -
9schwander says:
very awesome, sir. Look forward to seeing more from the makeshift camera.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 9:58am -
Davis says:
now this is cool. serious potential for faux-old timey goodness.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 10:23am -
Yogi Beard says:
This looks so cool!
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 10:34am -
ThatGuy says:
A MacGyver theme. I love this. You are seriously going way beyond on this.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 10:44am -
robberfly says:
looks great
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 11:02am -
tedford says:
yeah, i want to see this monster. this is amazing.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 11:09am -
mattmarch says:
did someone say WOW!? Awesome. amazing. love. Nerdery. phenomenal. hard. rad. more. goodness. cool! MacGyver. great. yeah. skittles.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 11:24am -
Ace says:
wow... dedicated work. if i had time, i would love to do something like this.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 12:27pm -
Phil says:
that is awesome.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 1:03pm -
aaron b says:
I did this with an old scanner a couple years ago. Then I upgraded operating systems and it wouldn't work anymore. I had a lot of fun with it, and it looks like you will too. I'm looking forward to seeing more of these.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 1:37pm -
Ploafmaster says:

What guts and effort. And it looks like it has quite some potential, too.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 1:44pm -
brandon says:
@mackle and @tedford I'll post some pics of it tomorrow! It's not a wholr lot to look at though - just a lot of cardboard and tape.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 4:48pm -
zackle says:
This turned out cool More more more.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 5:19pm -
HiImTerry says:
This is waaaay out of my league. Very, very impressive.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 5:46pm -
specialshoes says:
this is seriously amazing! you are a freakin' dedicated, photo-taking genius! kingfav'd!
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 6:04pm -
Poe says:
yeah this is outstanding. A king-worthy theme.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 6:32pm -
mynameisjason says:
holy crap. you are king.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 6:35pm -
wondermade says:
Incredibly clever rig.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 7:25pm -
Fofe says:
Would love to see what this does with a landscape photo.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 9:58pm -
Scrivener says:
Dude, that is so incredibly cool.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:58pm -
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