During the long pandemic quarantine, I bought a laser cutter the size of a small Volkswagen to cut ventilator prototype parts, Brooklyn Film Camera Polaroid scan trays, and a number of other photographic equipment parts. I bought the largest cutter that I could fit in my shop, because I had been dreaming of the 20×24 […]
In this article I am going to talk about the journey that led me to build the Mongoose automated negative carrier, and my newest device, the BoopBoop Trigger for digitizing mounted slides. This won’t be so much a technical review or description as much as a meandering memoir for posterity about what I did with […]
I have been stuck inside my house for about 5 months now. Quarantine for me, more or less is like the rest of my life. I work alone, in a shop in my backyard, and in some ways I am a bit of a hermit. I have noticed, and really started to miss what little […]
My name is Ethan, I make cameras at CAMERADACTYL. I 3D print film cameras and ship them all over the world. If you haven’t heard of me before, here are some links to articles I’ve written about some of my previous projects, the CAMERADACTYL HOMONCULUS 69, OG 4×5 and 4×5 Field Camera. Now that we’re […]
My favorite podcast for some time now has been the Homemade Camera Podcast. It’s really the podcast I like to build cameras to the best, and I really like. To. Build. Cameras.
There’s a new camera on the block and it just so happens to be the latest addition to the CAMERADACTYL family. I call it the HOMONCULUS 69 – because it can take photographs up to 6×9 in size.
My name is Ethan, I am the stable genius behind Cameradactyl. I recently published a video with some simple tips and tricks, and a few products guaranteed to take your photography to the next level.
For the last few months, I have been working tirelessly at destroying my anonymity for the purpose of selling cameras.
I’ve been stuck in my house filling orders for my Kickstarter campaign for the CAMERADACTYL 4×5 Field Camera, mostly just babysitting printers, changing filaments and adjusting extruders every few hours.
I wrote a whole long blah-blah about this camera I made here.
I have always built cameras, machines and models for fun.