LEGO 4x5 Camera
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This year has been tough for just about everyone, especially photographers. One man from Japan had to sell all of his year to make ends meet, but came up with a clever idea to build a functional 4×5 camera using LEGO. The main advantage of this large format camera is a higher resolution at the same pixel pitch, or the same resolution with larger pixels or grains. In other words, a 4×5 inch image has about 15 times the area, and thus 15× the total resolution, of a 35 mm frame. Read more for a video and additional information.

This large format camera is considered a type of view camera, with fronts and backs called “standards” that allow the photographer to better control rendering of perspective and increase apparent depth of field. It’s most commonly used by architectural and macro photographers since the front / back of the camera to be shifted up/down, left/right and tilted out of parallel with each other. These movements make it possible to solve near impossible depth-of-field problems, and to modify perspective rendering.

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