Pictures disguising my camera as something else. (77 pictures)

For some time now, I've had this obscession with disguising my cameras as view cameras used by news photographers in the 1930's and 1940's (normally Speed Graphics). I've gone from putting my E-P2 inside of a 1915 Kodak Pony Premo 5x7 body to building a case around my E-3. I've gone through several iterations of the camera shell, and this album attempts to document the box as I build it in June, 2011.

Previous versions of the setup are described in:

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Design considerations

The following are some things that I did differently in this design from previous generations of the box.

Building the box from scratch

The previous design used a pine shadow box that I bought from the Michaels craft store. This box, I am building myself, starting with 6"x1/2"x2' oak boards that I bought at Home Depot or Lowes. I primarily wanted to build the box myself, but I also wanted to switch to a harder wood.

With this generation of box, I am using 45 degree beveled cuts for each of the sides of the box that I cut with my table saw. At some point, I want to craft finger joints or tongue and groove joins, but that right now is above mys skill level.

Grooves for the front and back pieces

In the previous generation, I added the front and back pieces after the fact. In this generation, I am cutting grooves in the wood as I build it so I can slide in the front and back pieces without having to attach them to the front and back. In particular, my attempts at attaching hinges never seemed to go on straight.

Use of the HLD-4 battery grip

In previous generations of the box, I had to change batteries every so often. This is because I'm running the camera in live view, which has a higher power consumption than using the optical viewfinder. I bought the HLD-4 portrait grip for my E-3, so that I can use two batteries at the same time, and double the amount of time before I change batteries. I prefer to shoot my E-3 hand-held without the grip, but when I have the camera in the box, it doesn't matter. The HLD-4 does add about 1 3/4" to the height of the camera.

In addition, it will be much easier to change the battery, since the grip has battery doors that open to the back instead of the bottom, to allow changing batteries when the camera is on a tripod. With the previous version of the box, I had an opening cut underneath the battery slot, and I would have to tip the camera to the side to get the battery out, which can be disruptive to squirrels and other things on top of the camera.

In order to accomidate the HLD-4, I did need to cut a depression in the base, so the battery door can swing down.

Slide in camera

In the previous generation of the box, I attached the camera via the tripod screw to the box via a screw that went through the box. It usually took several minutes to line up the camera to the screw hole and attach the screw. Usually I would need to tip the box over on its side to line things up properly. This generation features a wooden base that the camera is mounted on that has a recessed screw to attach the camera to the base. This way, I will be able to attach the camera to the base, and just slide it in.

With 8GB memory cards, I don't need to change memory cards all that often, but with the slide in camera, I will be able to slide the camera out to change memory. In the previous version of the box, I cut a hole along the slide and put a hinged lid on it to change the memory card, and it just didn't look that good.

Flat top and hole cut for flashes

Originally, I was going use 45 degree bevel cuts for each of the four sides. However, in this generation, I've had problems getting all four corners exactly level, so for now, I just sliced off the angle joints and will mount the top as a flat piece of wood. In order to remove the front panel, you need to remove the top, but I made the back panel separate, so that you can slide up the back panel to remove the camera or change batteries. You can slide up the panel just a bit to get access to the HLD-4to change batteries.

I still haven't decided on the ultimate way to connect the flash, so right now, I have a compromise approach. I have enough of the top cut out to support the pop-up flash, a flash cable (Olympus FL-CB05) or a FL-36 flash. My larger Metz 48 AF-1 flash won't fit in the openning, and I anticipate eventually having a different top for each flash option.

Pictures disguising my camera as something else (4 pictures)

Picture #1: Panels for September/October build
Panels for September/October build
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Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 320, Metz 48 flash (+0.3 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 23.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, SHQ, matrix metering, continous focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 46.0mm
Extra equipment used: Metz 48 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on September 28, 2011 09:50:54
Last modified on September 28, 2011 at 10:48
Picture #2: Side panels and base for September/October build
Side panels and base for September/October build
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Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 500, Metz 48 flash (+0.3 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 25.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, SHQ, matrix metering, continous focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 50.0mm
Extra equipment used: Metz 48 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on September 28, 2011 09:52:10
Last modified on September 28, 2011 at 10:49
Picture #3: Initial box of September/October build
Initial box of September/October build
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 1000, Metz 48 flash (+0.3 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 27.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, SHQ, matrix metering, continous focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 54.0mm
Extra equipment used: Metz 48 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on September 28, 2011 10:05:08
Last modified on September 28, 2011 at 10:50
Picture #4: Homemade strain relief
Homemade strain relief
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Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-42mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 500, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 22.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, SHQ, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 44.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on October 20, 2011 09:32:53
Last modified on October 20, 2011 at 09:48
After breaking my RM-CB1 shutter release and two clones in the box used in the Great New England Steampunk Exhibition, in addition to making a wider box, I decided to make a homemade strain relief. I took a rubber sleeve I got from an electronics store, and cut it down to size. I took a plastic clip for mounting wiring and put it after the rubber sleeve, and used some electrical tape to prevent it from moving. Finally, I took some leather lacing and tied it to the camera strap holder on the camera. It may not survive strong yanks, but hopefully it will prevent future breaks to the shutter release cable.

Pictures of tools (4 pictures)

Picture #1: Bosch Colt router
Bosch Colt router
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Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/5.4, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/100 sec, 47.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 94.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Taken by Michael Meissner on July 04, 2011 15:33:13
Last modified on July 04, 2011 at 23:30
I bought the router over the 4th of July weekend to cut better groves than I was able to do with the table saw, and to replace the use of a coping saw and jig saw for doing interior cuts.
Picture #2: Ace Hardware table saw
Ace Hardware table saw
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Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/4.7, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 25.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 50.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Taken by Michael Meissner on July 04, 2011 15:33:24
Last modified on July 04, 2011 at 23:33
I bought the table saw to cut wood to shape, and also make 45 degree beveled cuts.
Picture #3: Routers produce a lot of sawdust
Routers produce a lot of sawdust
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 25.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 50.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 19:39:40
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:48
Picture #4: Belt and disk sander
Belt and disk sander
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-3 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 640, Metz 48 flash (+0.3 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 22.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, SHQ, matrix metering, continous focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 44.0mm
Extra equipment used: Metz 48 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on September 28, 2011 09:36:31
Last modified on September 28, 2011 at 10:47

Pictures of disguising my camera that I used at the Great New England Steampunk Exhibition in 2011 (36 pictures)

Picture #1: Staining the pieces
Staining the pieces
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Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 16.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 32.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on September 09, 2011 21:32:24
Last modified on September 12, 2011 at 23:34
Picture #2: Stroboframe folding flash bracket as a handle
Stroboframe folding flash bracket as a handle
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 14.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 28.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on September 10, 2011 12:02:54
Last modified on September 12, 2011 at 23:35
Picture #3: Stroboframe folding flash bracket as a handle #2
Stroboframe folding flash bracket as a handle #2
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 14.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 28.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on September 10, 2011 12:03:08
Last modified on September 12, 2011 at 23:35
Picture #4: D-ring
D-ring
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/160 sec, 80.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 160.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on September 10, 2011 13:15:18
Last modified on September 12, 2011 at 23:35
Picture #5: First setup
First setup
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 31.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 62.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on September 10, 2011 13:15:29
Last modified on September 12, 2011 at 23:36
Picture #6: Broken shutter release
Broken shutter release
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 31.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 62.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee, raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on September 11, 2011 21:28:08
Last modified on September 12, 2011 at 23:36
On the first outing with the new box, I evidently yanked too hard on the shutter release cable, and broke it. Fortunately I had just received a replacement wireless shutter release in the mail to replace another shutter release where the cable broke.
Picture #7: Broken shutter release #2
Broken shutter release #2
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 400, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/180 sec, 150.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 300.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on September 11, 2011 21:29:20
Last modified on September 12, 2011 at 23:38
Picture #8: Alternate shutter
Alternate shutter
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 14.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 28.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on September 12, 2011 22:05:05
Last modified on September 12, 2011 at 23:38
The HLD-4 battery grip has a secondary shutter, meant for taking pictures in portrait orientation. I decided to be safe, and drilled a finger hole, so that I can still trip the shutter even if the next shutter release cable breaks.
Picture #9: Preliminary follow focus
Preliminary follow focus
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 25.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 50.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on September 12, 2011 22:24:40
Last modified on September 12, 2011 at 23:40
A follow focus is used on video camera to allow the operator to change the focus manually in a smooth fashion. I'm using a similar setup on the zoom ring so that I can control the zoom. The follow focus is made with a small embroidery hoop, wrapped in leather so it just fits over the 14-54mm lens, and two leather traps that when pulled will zoom the lens.
Picture #10: Back of the camera as used at The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition
Back of the camera as used at The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition
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Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-42mm lens
f/4.1, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 20.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 40.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 18, 2011 18:29:05
Last modified on September 18, 2011 at 22:37
This picture is one of my favorites.
Picture #11: Front of the camera as used at The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition
Front of the camera as used at The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-42mm lens
f/4.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 19.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 38.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 18, 2011 18:30:01
Last modified on September 18, 2011 at 22:39
This picture is one of my favorites.
Picture #12: Racky
Racky
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Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-42mm lens
f/4.2, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 22.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 44.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 18, 2011 18:30:15
Last modified on September 18, 2011 at 22:39
This picture is one of my favorites.
Picture #13: Livinia paitng the live view
Livinia paitng the live view
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-42mm lens
f/4.1, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 20.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 40.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 18, 2011 18:30:58
Last modified on September 18, 2011 at 22:40
One of the aspects of the current setup, is my painter squirrel (Livinia, named after a female court painter to Henry VIII and Elizabeth I), is painting the image from the live view of the camera. I plug the Olympus E-3 video out cable into the video in cable for the JXD i969 portable music player that does video input.
This picture is one of my favorites.
Picture #14: Livinia 'painting' Nutzo
Livinia 'painting' Nutzo
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-42mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 320, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 14.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 28.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 18, 2011 18:31:21
Last modified on September 18, 2011 at 22:44
This picture is one of my favorites.
Picture #15: Front of the camera used at The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition
Front of the camera used at The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-42mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 250, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 15.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 30.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 18, 2011 18:31:51
Last modified on September 18, 2011 at 22:46
This picture is one of my favorites.
Picture #16: Back of the camera as used at The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition #2
Back of the camera as used at The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition #2
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-42mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 400, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 15.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 30.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 18, 2011 18:32:27
Last modified on September 18, 2011 at 22:47
This picture is one of my favorites.
Picture #17: Wiring for live view output
Wiring for live view output
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Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-42mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 320, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 15.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 30.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 18, 2011 18:40:37
Last modified on September 18, 2011 at 22:48
Picture #18: Camera box without the camera or accessories
Camera box without the camera or accessories
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-42mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 400, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 15.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 30.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 18, 2011 18:48:35
Last modified on September 18, 2011 at 22:49
Picture #19: Base with 1/8" cuts for side panels
Base with 1/8
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Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 31.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 62.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:18:13
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:22
Picture #20: Base with side panels
Base with side panels
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 20.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 40.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:23:37
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:23
Picture #21: Base with side panels #2
Base with side panels #2
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Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 20.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 40.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:23:44
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:24
Picture #22: Base with side panels #3
Base with side panels #3
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 20.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 40.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:24:26
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:25
Picture #23: Base, side panels, and front panel
Base, side panels, and front panel
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Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 20.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 40.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:26:08
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:27
Picture #24: Base, side panels, and front panel #2
Base, side panels, and front panel #2
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 22.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 44.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:26:35
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:28
Picture #25: Back view with bellows installed
Back view with bellows installed
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 22.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 44.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:31:27
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:29
Picture #26: Front view of bellows
Front view of bellows
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 22.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 44.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:33:23
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:30
Picture #27: E-3 with oak base
E-3 with oak base
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 29.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 58.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:34:36
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:32
Picture #28: E-3 base with L bracket cutouts and screw
E-3 base with L bracket cutouts and screw
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 25.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 50.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:34:50
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:33
Picture #29: E-3 in basic box
E-3 in basic box
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 15.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 30.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:35:44
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:35
Picture #30: E-3 in basic box #2
E-3 in basic box #2
900x698, 123,257 bytes (120.4K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 18.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 36.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:36:06
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:36
Picture #31: E-3 with back panel
E-3 with back panel
900x698, 117,133 bytes (114.4K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 18.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 36.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:36:28
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:38
Picture #32: Easy to replace batteries
Easy to replace batteries
900x698, 109,484 bytes (106.9K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 25.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 50.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:36:58
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:39
Picture #33: Top view without top
Top view without top
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 25.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 50.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:37:44
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:40
Picture #34: Stepping stone to finished product
Stepping stone to finished product
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/80 sec, 36.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 72.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:45:07
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:43
Picture #35: Stepping stone to finished product #2
Stepping stone to finished product #2
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 22.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 44.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:45:43
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:44
Picture #36: Stepping stone to finished product #3
Stepping stone to finished product #3
675x923, 129,389 bytes (126.4K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 25.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 50.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: rawtherapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on September 05, 2011 18:47:21
Last modified on September 05, 2011 at 21:45

Pictures unsuccessful build attempts at disguising my camera #1 (23 pictures)

Picture #1: Oak boards for the camera box
Oak boards for the camera box
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus C-2100UZ camera
f/2.8, ISO 100, flash, 1/40 sec, 9.2mm, auto mode, SHQ, cloudy, matrix metering
35mm equivalent focal length 50.0mm
Extra equipment used: pop-up flash
Taken by Michael Meissner on June 19, 2011 23:37:08
Last modified on June 21, 2011 at 07:49
Picture #2: Sides with grooves for front and back panels
Sides with grooves for front and back panels
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus C-2100UZ camera
f/2.8, ISO 100, flash, 1/40 sec, 9.2mm, auto mode, SHQ, cloudy, matrix metering
35mm equivalent focal length 50.0mm
Extra equipment used: pop-up flash
Taken by Michael Meissner on June 19, 2011 23:56:58
Last modified on June 21, 2011 at 07:50
Picture #3: E-3 with HLD-4 and mounting base
E-3 with HLD-4 and mounting base
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus C-2100UZ camera
f/2.8, ISO 100, flash, 1/50 sec, 11.0mm, auto mode, SHQ, cloudy, matrix metering
35mm equivalent focal length 60.0mm
Extra equipment used: pop-up flash
Programs used: raw therapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on June 20, 2011 09:25:38
Last modified on June 21, 2011 at 07:52
Picture #4: Recessed screw in mounting base
Recessed screw in mounting base
800x623, 60,557 bytes (59.1K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus C-2100UZ camera
f/2.8, ISO 100, flash, 1/50 sec, 11.0mm, auto mode, SHQ, cloudy, matrix metering
35mm equivalent focal length 60.0mm
Extra equipment used: pop-up flash
Programs used: raw therapee
Taken by Michael Meissner on June 20, 2011 09:26:06
Last modified on June 21, 2011 at 07:53
Picture #5: E-3 with HLD-4 and mounting base #2
E-3 with HLD-4 and mounting base #2
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus C-2100UZ camera
f/2.8, ISO 100, flash, 1/50 sec, 11.0mm, auto mode, SHQ, cloudy, matrix metering
35mm equivalent focal length 60.0mm
Extra equipment used: pop-up flash
Taken by Michael Meissner on June 20, 2011 09:26:49
Last modified on June 21, 2011 at 07:53
Picture #6: Gluing the bottom and 2 sides
Gluing the bottom and 2 sides
1000x773, 131,409 bytes (128.3K), (html file)
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 22.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 44.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on July 11, 2011 11:39:50
Last modified on July 12, 2011 at 00:19
Picture #7: Gluing the bottom and 2 sides #2
Gluing the bottom and 2 sides #2
1000x773, 99,044 bytes (96.7K), (html file)
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 17.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 34.0mm
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on July 11, 2011 11:42:02
Last modified on July 12, 2011 at 00:21
Picture #8: Front, back, and top panels.
Front, back, and top panels.
800x423, 98,176 bytes (95.9K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 22.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 44.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp, raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on July 31, 2011 20:29:00
Last modified on July 31, 2011 at 22:42
Picture #9: Box with back panel installed
Box with back panel installed
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 22.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 44.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on July 31, 2011 20:30:06
Last modified on July 31, 2011 at 22:42
Picture #10: Sliding in the front panel
Sliding in the front panel
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 20.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 40.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on July 31, 2011 20:31:19
Last modified on July 31, 2011 at 22:42
Picture #11: Front and back panels
Front and back panels
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 20.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 40.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on July 31, 2011 20:31:39
Last modified on July 31, 2011 at 22:43
Picture #12: Front view with front, back, and top panels
Front view with front, back, and top panels
1000x773, 109,556 bytes (107.0K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 20.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 40.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on July 31, 2011 20:33:06
Last modified on July 31, 2011 at 22:43
Picture #13: Front view with front, back, and top panels #2
Front view with front, back, and top panels #2
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 20.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 40.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on July 31, 2011 20:33:14
Last modified on July 31, 2011 at 22:43
Picture #14: Back panel slid up
Back panel slid up
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 20.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 40.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on July 31, 2011 20:34:04
Last modified on July 31, 2011 at 22:44
Picture #15: Back view of back, top, and front panels
Back view of back, top, and front panels
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 18.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 36.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on July 31, 2011 20:35:45
Last modified on July 31, 2011 at 22:44
Picture #16: Back of the front panel with bellows
Back of the front panel with bellows
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Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 18.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 36.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on July 31, 2011 20:39:20
Last modified on July 31, 2011 at 22:45
Picture #17: E-3 inside with front panel and bellows
E-3 inside with front panel and bellows
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Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 18.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 36.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on July 31, 2011 20:39:54
Last modified on July 31, 2011 at 22:45
Picture #18: Front view with E-3 and bellows installed
Front view with E-3 and bellows installed
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 18.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 36.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on July 31, 2011 20:41:01
Last modified on July 31, 2011 at 22:46
Picture #19: Box with Olympus FL-CB05 flash cable
Box with Olympus FL-CB05 flash cable
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Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 18.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 36.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on July 31, 2011 20:42:51
Last modified on July 31, 2011 at 22:46
Picture #20: Box with pop-up flash
Box with pop-up flash
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 18.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 36.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp, raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on July 31, 2011 20:43:39
Last modified on July 31, 2011 at 22:47
Picture #21: Box with FL-36 flash mounted
Box with FL-36 flash mounted
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, Metz 48 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 16.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 32.0mm
Extra equipment used: Metz 48 AF-1
Programs used: gimp, raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on July 31, 2011 20:45:09
Last modified on July 31, 2011 at 22:48
Picture #22: Rear view with E-3 inside
Rear view with E-3 inside
800x823, 119,754 bytes (116.9K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 15.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 30.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp, raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on July 31, 2011 20:49:17
Last modified on July 31, 2011 at 22:50
Picture #23: Back panel slide up to access the batteries
Back panel slide up to access the batteries
800x823, 124,934 bytes (122.0K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2011, All rights reserved
Olympus E-P2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-150mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, FL-36 flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 15.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, auto gradation, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 30.0mm
Extra equipment used: Olympus FL-36 flash
Programs used: gimp, raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on July 31, 2011 20:49:44
Last modified on July 31, 2011 at 22:51

Pictures of disguising my camera as a Halloween pumpkin (10 pictures)

The Charles River Museum of Industry and Inovation had a Halloween event to celebrate the opening of their new exhibit, Steampunk Form and Fashion-II, so I deciced to make a new disguised camera.

I started with a drug store plastic pumpkin, and used an xacto-knife to cut an opening for my E-P2's 14-150mm lens to stick through where the nose used to be. I then took one pane out of a candle lantern I got from a Hallmark store so I could thread the flash cable through, and put in my FL-36 flash, which barely fit. The latern fit on top of the pumpkin, almost as if was made for it.

Picture #1: First step in my Halloweek pumpkin camera
First step in my Halloweek pumpkin camera
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Olympus E-5 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, Metz 48 flash, 1/80 sec, 37.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, spot metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 74.0mm
Extra equipment used: Metz 48 flash
Programs used: raw therapee, adjusttime
Taken by Michael Meissner on October 26, 2011 08:49:05
Last modified on November 06, 2011 at 19:00
Picture #2: Hole for monopod support
Hole for monopod support
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Olympus E-5 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, Metz 48 flash, 1/80 sec, 40.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, spot metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 80.0mm
Extra equipment used: Metz 48 flash
Programs used: raw therapee, adjusttime
Taken by Michael Meissner on October 26, 2011 23:20:14
Last modified on November 06, 2011 at 19:00
Picture #3: Lantern with one pane of glass removed
Lantern with one pane of glass removed
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Olympus E-5 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, Metz 48 flash, 1/100 sec, 47.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, spot metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 94.0mm
Extra equipment used: Metz 48 flash
Programs used: raw therapee, adjusttime
Taken by Michael Meissner on October 26, 2011 23:21:29
Last modified on November 06, 2011 at 19:00
Picture #4: FL-36 inside the lantern
FL-36 inside the lantern
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Olympus E-5 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, Metz 48 flash, 1/80 sec, 41.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, spot metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 82.0mm
Extra equipment used: Metz 48 flash
Programs used: gimp, rotate, adjusttime
Taken by Michael Meissner on October 26, 2011 23:23:09
Last modified on November 06, 2011 at 19:00
Picture #5: Pumpkin camera
Pumpkin camera
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Olympus E-5 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/11.0, ISO 200, Metz 48 flash, 1/60 sec, 14.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, spot metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 28.0mm
Extra equipment used: Metz 48 flash
Programs used: gimp, adjusttime
Taken by Michael Meissner on October 26, 2011 23:36:34
Last modified on November 06, 2011 at 19:00
This picture is one of my favorites.
Picture #6: Inside of the pumpkin camera
Inside of the pumpkin camera
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Olympus E-5 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/11.0, ISO 200, Metz 48 flash, 1/60 sec, 14.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, spot metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 28.0mm
Extra equipment used: Metz 48 flash
Programs used: gimp, adjusttime
Taken by Michael Meissner on October 26, 2011 23:36:54
Last modified on November 06, 2011 at 19:00
Picture #7: Pumpkin camera with Yongnuo viewer and shutter release
Pumpkin camera with Yongnuo viewer and shutter release
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Olympus E-5 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, Metz 48 flash, 1/60 sec, 23.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 46.0mm
Extra equipment used: Metz 48 flash
Programs used: raw therapee, adjusttime
Taken by Michael Meissner on October 27, 2011 09:46:26
Last modified on November 06, 2011 at 18:52
Picture #8: Pumpkin camera with Yongnuo viewer and shutter release #2
Pumpkin camera with Yongnuo viewer and shutter release #2
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Olympus E-5 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, Metz 48 flash, 1/60 sec, 23.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 46.0mm
Extra equipment used: Metz 48 flash
Programs used: raw therapee, adjusttime
Taken by Michael Meissner on October 27, 2011 10:06:33
Last modified on November 06, 2011 at 18:52
Picture #9: Pumpkin camera with flash and remote control
Pumpkin camera with flash and remote control
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Olympus E-5 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, Metz 48 flash, 1/60 sec, 14.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 28.0mm
Extra equipment used: Metz 48 flash
Programs used: gimp, raw therapee, adjusttime
Taken by Michael Meissner on October 27, 2011 10:09:12
Last modified on November 06, 2011 at 18:52
Picture #10: Pumpkin camera with flash and remote control #2
Pumpkin camera with flash and remote control #2
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Olympus E-5 camera with Olympus 14-54mm lens
f/8.0, ISO 200, Metz 48 flash, 1/60 sec, 22.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 44.0mm
Extra equipment used: Metz 48 flash
Programs used: raw therapee, adjusttime
Taken by Michael Meissner on October 27, 2011 10:09:44
Last modified on November 06, 2011 at 18:52
This picture is one of my favorites.

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