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3d Printed 6x14 Camera
Old 03-12-2017   #1
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3d Printed 6x14 Camera



I was recently gifted this 6x14 camera. I made a comment on a google plus post about how I'd like a 6x14 camera, and the gentleman emailed me saying he would gladly print me one. It was designed for a 90mm originally, but he redesigned it for my 58mm super angulon, and I love this thing.

I wrote about it here

Some images from it so far have been really pleasing.

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I did not DIY this myself, but I didn't know where else to put this thread. I still can't get over how great this camera is.

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Can I become his friend? And he's from the Pacific NW, no less!!!

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Wait. How do we know the camera printer guy is from the PNW?

Neat camera. The lens is kinda nice too.
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Awesome! I have been looking for a good reason to hop into 3D printing. And this has just pulled the trigger.
A quick question, what was the printer used for this?
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Wait. How do we know the camera printer guy is from the PNW?

Neat camera. The lens is kinda nice too.

On my website, I link to the guy who made its website. I think that is how he figured it out.
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Awesome! I have been looking for a good reason to hop into 3D printing. And this has just pulled the trigger.
A quick question, what was the printer used for this?
I can ask him and get back to ya, not sure.
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Is there anyway to get the plans for this camera? I'm very interested in this, or is there anyway to purchase one from him?
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It's not pretty - but the results look good.
Any way to 3D print a helicoid focus mount ?
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Ahh I found the plans, now to find out how to print it.
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It's not pretty - but the results look good.
Any way to 3D print a helicoid focus mount ?
Print, probably. Make work, not easily, I suspect. Look at the finish! Two rough surfaces are probably going to burr and jam very quickly. I'd look for a helical mount from something else such as an old enlarger; fit the lens into it; and build the camera around that. Or use a bellows: again, taken from an old enlarger or even a scrap camera.

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Print, probably. Make work, not easily, I suspect. Look at the finish! Two rough surfaces are probably going to burr and jam very quickly. I'd look for a helical mount from something else such as an old enlarger; fit the lens into it; and build the camera around that. Or use a bellows: again, taken from an old enlarger or even a scrap camera.

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Cut the excess body from the pathfinder body that contains the bellows and front standards, bellows and a half inch of the rear of a Pathfinder 110. Then 3D print a back to stretch out to the 6X14 needed for the rear frame. The frame is wide enough to incorporate 120 film width. One just needs to move a back far enough from the original Pathfinder film plane to accomodate the 14 cm film length. Longer panos could work here.

That way, you have a focusable bellows for varied focal lengths. Every Pathfinder I have come across has had a perfect light tight bellows, a knob on the door for focus, and the camera is foldable. I cut the pathfinder body down to a half inch or so around the door, so just have to create a printable back and affix it to what's left of the Pathfinder. Could do roll film back, like the one shown on this printed body. However the sliding bellows front plane draws me more and the use of varied lens lengths adds flexibility.

I saw someone make an interchangeable lens mount using SLR pieces before about 5 years ago. This was just one of the many FrankenCamera mods I've seen on the Pathfinder body.

Naturally printing the whole camera seems good, but I like this Pathfinder exercise and may proceed. Will post pix of the "cut" pathfinder later today.

I have four of these pathfinder bodies. Could even go fixed lens with varied focal lengths. ????????
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One more pathfinder pic with knob for focus.
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File Type: jpg Pathfinder cut down to Franken it 001.jpg (26.3 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg Pathfinder cut down to Franken it 003.jpg (39.7 KB, 8 views)
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Pffft! Let me know when the lens has been 3d-printed.
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You can print it using laser scintering printing. Finer grained and you can't see the striations.

But a plastic helical wouldn't hold up well. Get a metal one off of eBay.

Does the 58mm look good in the corners? Fantastic work, btw. Did this guy write the article in Japan Camera Hunter?


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Cut the excess body from the pathfinder body that contains the bellows and front standards, bellows and a half inch of the rear of a Pathfinder 110. Then 3D print a back to stretch out to the 6X14 needed for the rear frame. The frame is wide enough to incorporate 120 film width. One just needs to move a back far enough from the original Pathfinder film plane to accomodate the 14 cm film length. Longer panos could work here.

That way, you have a focusable bellows for varied focal lengths. Every Pathfinder I have come across has had a perfect light tight bellows, a knob on the door for focus, and the camera is foldable. I cut the pathfinder body down to a half inch or so around the door, so just have to create a printable back and affix it to what's left of the Pathfinder. Could do roll film back, like the one shown on this printed body. However the sliding bellows front plane draws me more and the use of varied lens lengths adds flexibility.

I saw someone make an interchangeable lens mount using SLR pieces before about 5 years ago. This was just one of the many FrankenCamera mods I've seen on the Pathfinder body.

Naturally printing the whole camera seems good, but I like this Pathfinder exercise and may proceed. Will post pix of the "cut" pathfinder later today.

I have four of these pathfinder bodies. Could even go fixed lens with varied focal lengths. ????????
Sounds good! Keep us posted...

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You can print it using laser scintering printing. Finer grained and you can't see the striations.

But a plastic helical wouldn't hold up well. Get a metal one off of eBay. . . .
Quite.

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I did not DIY this myself, but I didn't know where else to put this thread. I still can't get over how great this camera is.

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It's not pretty - but the results look good.
Any way to 3D print a helicoid focus mount ?
Looking at ordering one made for the lens


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Print, probably. Make work, not easily, I suspect. Look at the finish! Two rough surfaces are probably going to burr and jam very quickly. I'd look for a helical mount from something else such as an old enlarger; fit the lens into it; and build the camera around that. Or use a bellows: again, taken from an old enlarger or even a scrap camera.

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I've mentioned I want a helical, but dont want to feel ungrateful. He offered to reprint the front cone for a helical, though.



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You can print it using laser scintering printing. Finer grained and you can't see the striations.

But a plastic helical wouldn't hold up well. Get a metal one off of eBay.

Does the 58mm look good in the corners? Fantastic work, btw. Did this guy write the article in Japan Camera Hunter?


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Yes, same person who wrote it for Japan Camera Hunter. I believe he has printed a 90mm version, a 72mm version, and a 150mm version.

Some fall off, I guess in the corners, but I do not pay much attention to that, honsestly.
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Where's the old Ford graveyard at?

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I dont remember the town exactly at the moment, but I can find it for you if you'd like.


Alright, it is
1016 Historic Homer Hwy, Homer, GA 30547. I was driving from Atlanta to Asheville and took a back way as I was in no rush to get there.
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Alright, it is 1016 Historic Homer Hwy, Homer, GA 30547. I was driving from Atlanta to Asheville and took a back way as I was in no rush to get there.
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Awesome shots. I especially love the one with the cars. This is proof once again that a camera is just a light tight box, and in the right hands, any camera can produce amazing work.
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Awesome shots. I especially love the one with the cars. This is proof once again that a camera is just a light tight box, and in the right hands, any camera can produce amazing work.

Thanks. That one does seem to be the most popular, I'm glad I about faced and went back for it. I plan on using this camera much more, I think it is going to take some getting used to from my other cameras, though.
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