100-year-old camera hacked to take digital photos


Photography fan Jason Bognacki wanted to use his nearly 100-year-old camera, but he also wanted digital images… so he hacked the aging Piccolette Contessa-Nettel together with a considerably newer cam.

After hacked the old camera so that it produced an image on the sensor of his Canon 5D mark 2 Bognacki snapped some lovely photos of his dog and shots of local streets.

And the results are pretty impressive, sure they have an old-timey feel to them, but what do you expect from an camera which was last cutting-edge in 1919!

Speaking of his project, Bognacki said: "I’ve had this Piccolette Contessa-Nettel (1919) folding camera for ages.

"Its been a great piece of photo history sitting on my shelf. Was curious if it could make pictures again, so I hacked it onto my 5D"