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Kodak Duaflex Monster From the TOP What it looks like in use... Yellow Flower 2

Basically, what I’ve done is wrap construction paper around an old Kodak Duaflex, using gaffers tape to make a light tight tube. I hold the Duaflex & contraption with my left hand and stick my digital camera with a macro lens in the tube and autofocus on the viewfinder. There's no film involved!

I'm using the viewfinder of the Duaflex as a lens.

I plumb and square up the picture in Photoshop, then adjust levels and run it through a XP action called Urban Acid and that's it!

Thank you, Mr. E. for the inspiration!

NOTE - I've updated the tube, take a look at myContraption v2

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soulyluna says:

WoW!!!!! Thanks for the fantastic ideas!!!!! i just might give this a shot. i know an antique shop only a few blocks from my house that sells plenty of those old cameras. wow wow wow. i'm so excited!
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rustman says:

Oh, good! Can't wait to see the results...
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Mark Interrante says:

Wow, indeed great idea. I had tried something simple like shooting a digital camera through the view finder of a Diana, but this rocks.
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iconomy vs flickr says:

Ah - so I do need to get a macro lens? Because I have the duaflex and I have the tube and I have a good digital camera, but what I don't gots are good pictures... ;)

If I don't have a macro lens, can I just make the tube shorter? Or, what would happen if I didn't use a tube at all? My photos come out like horrid, blurry, messes. Thanks for all of the explaining that you do about TtVs - you're a great teacher!
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rustman says:

You can use close-up filters.

The height of the tube depends on the focal length of your lens. You can figure out how long to make the tube if you place the Duaflex on a table and point your digital camera towards the top of the Duaflex. Move the digital camera it towards/away from the Duaflex until you can focus. Measure how huch tube you'll need.
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iconomy vs flickr says:

Thanks. I increased the size of the digital output from 1m to 7m, and now my photos are clearer, and much bigger! Before they were coming out the size of a postage stamp...hehe. Thanks so much for all of your help, and I had such a great time looking at all of your photos and reading through your comments on the TtV groups. I love that you share what you know without hoarding all the secrets. This weekend I hope to take my first TtV shot worth uploading. I can't wait to go shoot something!
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rustman says:

Oh, cool! I'll keep a look out for your shots! Have fun... and get close! 8^)
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ms trouble says:

Rustman, I've been sooo envious of your delicious colors. Thanks to this post I just grabbed Urban Acid and gave it a quick try on a rather dull artichoke. The Acidic Artichoke is here: static.flickr.com/97/206865065_b7236d43c6_b.jpg

Thanks for inspiring and sharing.
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rustman says:

You're very welcome! Have fun!!!
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lslphoto says:

Hey Rustman, thanks for your detailed photos and info on your TTV tubes. I built mine today for my old Argoflex 75 and the preliminary tests with my Canon 20D SLR look good. Now I will go out into the field and capture some TTV shots this weekend.
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pi c's says:

Thanks! That's sooo cool! I keep seeing people doing TTV shots and didn't know what the heck they were. Alas, I HAVE an old DuaFlex that just sits, sadly, in a suitcase in my storage room. I pulled it out yesterday to take a photo of it... and then I saw someone elses TTV shot and decided to google it....I was brought to your flickr page!

Totally gonna try it out myself, so thanks for the tips!!!
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[vla:d] says:

interesting way indeed! long time ago i was trying something similar with my leather coat which i put on myself and my cameras as well! :) it worked!!! > image for instance > valdoo.deviantart.com/art/Menja-3abyt-BoBa-43948648
:)

take care!
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