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Jun 29 2014

Sliding box cameras

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Fine woodworker Ty Guillory has self published a guide to making traditional sliding box cameras. They have excellent stability for use with heavy brass barrelled lens or if you just like properties of this traditional approach.


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Dec 09 2011

Updated tech gallery – Ivan Rose

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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.


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Aug 28 2011

Summer work

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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

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Feb 09 2011

Artists and Alchemists

A documentary feature film coming out this year titled “Artists & Alchemists”, features the daguerreotypes of Adam Fuss, Mark Kessell, Irving Pobborovsky and Jerry Spagnoli

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Jan 31 2010

Daguerreotype camera

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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. 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…

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Sep 29 2009


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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..

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Aug 24 2009

Cameras and film packs

A new gallery has been added to the technology glaeries showing the camera of Walter Johnson. Walter also sent in a description of using old film pack adapters for shooting with daguerreotype plates, which has been added to the general writing section of the resources pages.


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May 26 2009

Updated gallery – Ivan Rose

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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.

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May 01 2009

Updated gallery – Star Camera Company

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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.

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