Friday, August 18

The DSLR Shutter and the 100 Year Old Lens

Last year when Monika bought an old old lens, I started a project to attach it to a large format camera. Problem was, the lens didn’t have a shutter. After some discussion on the Happy Shooting Slack, Jochen Möller (of flying 4×5″ fame) came up with a solution: the shutter from an old DSLR. Of course it features an Arduino and I’ll have to do a bit more work to integrate it with the camera and be able to change shutter speeds.

Here’s the first test: