Author Topic: Retro press camera mock-up  (Read 992 times)

Jaded

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Retro press camera mock-up
« on: January 04, 2017, 10:12:41 pm »
I will be taking photos at an event themed retro style - think Speed Graphic camera era.

I'll be using my modern DSLR - but I'd like to at least maybe have a retro style flash reflector. I'm not sure I can disguise the whole camera.

Naively I thought the interwebs would be full of cardboard trickery to do such a thing, but I can find nothing - any ideas from the panel?
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Re: Retro press camera mock-up
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 10:21:22 pm »
"vintage camera flash" throws up various things on etsy. Do you want to actually fire the flash when you take a picture?

Jaded

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Re: Retro press camera mock-up
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2017, 11:03:19 pm »
I'd like to fire the real, modern flash, yes.
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Vince

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Re: Retro press camera mock-up
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 01:35:59 am »
I might have a 1960 flash with the dished metal reflector if its any help.
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Jaded

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Re: Retro press camera mock-up
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 09:27:09 am »
Ooh, yes, possibly! I'm now looking at props suppliers etc.
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LEE

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Re: Retro press camera mock-up
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 09:51:49 am »
I'd be tempted to mock something up from a plastic bowl and tin-foil.

Most of the "classic" silver dish reflectors had a small bulb mount and I guess you want a "letterbox" to fit over your flashgun.

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Jaded

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Re: Retro press camera mock-up
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2017, 10:11:16 am »
Yes
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Re: Retro press camera mock-up
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2017, 11:48:23 am »
Should be possible to knock up a suitable remote release as well ... I sense an interesting build coming on.

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