Hacking NASCAR: The Ultimate High-Speed Photography Kit

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by eos 10 fan, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. http://www.wired.com/gadgets/digitalcameras/magazine/15-07/st_nascar

    Modified Hasselblad - "adding a high-velocity motor, locking the shutter open,
    and inserting a metal plate with a laser-cut slit. Whenever Graves triggers the
    motor, film zips past the slit at up to 1,400 rpm, capturing stills of the
    speeding cars."

    More info here: http://www.distavision.com

  2. Thank you for posting that.

  3. Interesting thing, but not completely new. The Seitz Roundshot Super 220 panorama camera has a similar exposure mode, the lens head does not turn, only the film is moved behind the slit.

  4. He may not even have been the first, but Neil Leifer used the same technique to photograph skier Billy Kidd about 40 years ago (scroll down):

  5. It's all not very original, nor anything even close to 'new technology'.<br>It's a plain old photo finish camera.
  6. Every old is new again.
  7. The background always looks bad.
  8. Yep, that's how they do it at the horse tracks too.

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