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

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  2. Thank you for posting that.

    Steve
     
  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.

    http://www.roundshot.ch/xml_1/internet/de/application/d478/f632.cfm
     
  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):


    http://bermangraphics.com/press/leifer.htm
     
  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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