5x7 pinhole camera?

Discussion in 'Pinhole Photography' started by Peter Black, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Peter Black

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    Hi guys

    I see from the Titan 10x8 thread that a few people expressed a wish for a 5x7 which Simon said wouldn't be happening. My reason for browsing tonight was to see if anyone had experience of a 5x7 camera currently listed on the auction site, but I'm guessing that there would have been a thread on it if anyone had anything good or bad to say? Besides 5x7 you'll see it can take holders for the metric sized 13x18mm, so that might open up a few alternative films. I'd appreciate any thoughts on this one.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180959499317?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    Thanks, Peter
     
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    Peter- I've seen the advert, too. I'm intrigued (I have a 5x7 enlarger), and the feedback comments are very positive. Good price and an (apparently) honest seller. Seems like a safe purchase to me.
     
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    Looks OK but really depends on the quality of the pinhole, there is no mention on what sort it is, is it homemade, laser?.
    The pinhole diameter for that film to hole is (to me anyway) is to small, I would rather see a .3mm pinhole.
     
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    It does look like a bargain when compared to many other pinhole cameras. I agree that the pinhole may be slightly small, although good for macro pinhole photography.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys, although I guess I'll need to read more about the size of the pinhole to fully understand why that one might be too small. In the meantime, I've gone for a Noon pinhole that uses 120 and can take 6x12, 6x9 or 6x6 shots and I've got plenty of OOD Ilford film to practice with. I'll be back looking for help in the coming weeks. :confused:
     
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    He filter ring just allows easy use of IR filter and traditional B&W filters. The lens cap makes a convenient shutter.
     
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    up! anyone already bought pinhole from the guy?