Photographer Kurt Moser wasn’t happy with the photos from his custom glass plate camera, nicknamed “baby” (bottom photo). So, he decided to go big, literally, using a 45-year-old Russian military truck as his starting point. This truck camera uses an extremely rare APO Nikkor 1780mm lens, one of ten in the world, to capture images up to 4.9-feet in size on large glass plates that weigh nearly 90-pounds each. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“Back then, this idea was just that: an idea. But now, thanks to all of that money and support, Moser has achieved his dream. His latest Kickstarter update, posted in early November, is titled ‘The dream came true!’ and promises to update backers with videos of the truck in action and photographs of the Dolomites captured with this one-of-a-kind glass plate camera,” reports Peta Pixel.